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Dog's Best Friend: How Not to be a Problem Owner [Hardcover]

Valerie O'Farrell
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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd (14 Feb 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0413660001
  • ISBN-13: 978-0413660008
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,246,816 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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How can you have a happy and healthy relationship with your dog? Most behaviour problems in dogs are the result of mismatches or misunderstandings, to which both sides contribute. Unlike pets such as budgies or goldfish, dogs tend to arouse extremes of emotion. There are dog lovers, haters and fearers, with society in general reflecting these extremes. Misunderstanding of normal dog behaviour, or unrealistic expectations, which are often due to an owner's psychological needs and conflicts, can lead to as many problems as are caused by a dog's nervous or aggressive temperament. This guide, which contains many case histories, examines the part which dogs play in our lives, from doting sentimentality, to cruelty and neglect. Whether owners wish to treat their dogs as children or parents, or take pleasure in rescuing, nursing, or keeping housefuls of them, if they do it with an awareness of what they are doing and an understanding of why, they will make their own lives, and those of their dogs, happier.

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So many so called dog trainers forget that it is a partnership. And 50% of the partnership gets forgotten about. Namely the owner!

This lady has a totally different approach to dogs and living with them.

She knows that most owners just want a nice dog to live with, and am not interested in obedient contests or Crufts.

She approachs it from why people want, need, like or care about dogs. And how that can cause problems with K9's brhaviour.

She is a breathe of fresh air~ and not one who blames every owner or comes across with that annoying superior attitude that some trainers seem to need.

Want to really understand yourself AND your dog? Then look no further.
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