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The dog who loved too much book
on April 19, 2016
I have purchased and read a multitude of behavioral books, but they never seem to address the issues I need to address with my dogs. Although I thought this was a book full of heartwarming tales of turning dogs bad behaviors around, I got so much more out of this book!
Unlike other professionals in the field, Dr Dodman refrains from making the book about his relationship with specific dogs he has personally owned, he instead incorporates stories about recommended training followed by scientific tests, evidence and behavioral adjustment plans. You learn about dogs psyche and about the medical research and medication intervention that has been used to treat specific canine issues. He provides insight into the cost and duration of behavioral therapy and explains how in some cases it may not be enough. As most books do, he recommends that owners to address problems early for the best chance of success while always consulting a professional for help if you get in over your head. I feel this is a must read for dog owners experiencing behavior issues and to anyone that is interested in learning insights into a dogs psyche.