||A leading animal behaviorist and veterinarian introduces a comprehensive, holistic, seven-step approach to caring for an adult dog, addressing such topics as exercise requirements, the impact of diet on behavior, how to communicate with a dog, training, health care, and more. Reprint.
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||One of the greatest myths in dog ownership is that once a puppy is housetrained and has graduated from a puppy training class, an owner's work is done. In fact, that work is just beginning.Drawing on some twenty-five years of clinical experience, Dr.Dodman offers what he calls "continuing education" for dogs and their owners. You will discover ? how much exercise your dog really needs (and why) ? how diet can affect behavior ? how to communicate clearly with your dog and understand dog body language ? how to lead your dog, not dominate him ? how to optimize your dog's environment ? how to address medical problems that might underlie unwanted behavior Dr.Dodman's comprehensive, seven-step approach takes on the whole dog-his health, behavior, and environment-and lays the groundwork for the proper care and training of your best friend, for life.