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Books for Dog Lovers

The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet by Victoria Stilwell

In this book by the star of Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog, Victoria Stilwell tackles how to interpret and “speak” the hidden language of dogs. Studies that look into the minds of dogs show that they have also as complex and subtle physical and vocal language likes us humans. In addition, studies also reveal that dogs have a rich social intelligence. Stilwell explores the world of dogs, by looking into their minds through their behaviors and body language.
Indeed, “...the best way to understand your dog is by learning how she thinks and experiences the world and what he body language means” and that is what The Secret Language of Dogs is all about. This book is a guide to understanding your pet dog better, in communicating with her better, in strengthening your bond, and helping her learn more effectively, in order to feel more confident about exploring the world. Filled with colorful and adorable pictures and illustrations, this insightful book will help you “decode” your dog’s secret language.

Puppies for Dummies by Sarah Hodgson

Owning a puppy is exciting and fun, but also means big responsibility. Caring for a puppy is like caring for a new member of the family, which means that you are essentially responsible to keep your puppy healthy, safe, well-mannered, and happy. As your pup grows, you will observe that her behavior, actions, motions, and body language convey that she is communicating with you. And with that, it is important to pay attention and try to interpret the meaning behind his behavior, actions, motions, and body language. This will forge a strong and closer bond between you two. Puppies for dummies gives easy-to-follow and proven techniques and tips about raising and better understanding a pup It tackles communicating with your pup, some lessons for the first month, and so much more exciting things.

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan

National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer star and bestselling author, Cesar Millan, publishes a book that is essential for raising a happy and healthy dog. Dog behavior expert Millan believes that raising the perfect  dog starts with the proper foundation in the early years of the dog’s life. In his book, Millan narrates from his own detailed experience so as you read through his book, you can feel like you are having a personal expert or trainer for your dog. How to Raise the Perfect Dog also touches on how to create the best environment for your dog to avoid behavior problems in the future, appropriate actions to deal with the common behavior problems, quick and easy housebreaking, the essentials for proper and healthy nutrition, unique fun exercises and play, and a lot more.

The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

Positive training is the use of positive reinforcement, avoiding the use of punishment, and commitment to understanding the dog’s experience from her point of view. Pat Miller’s The Power of Positive Dog Training explains how and why positive training works best for dogs. The philosophy of positive training, tips, and exercises, are discussed thoroughly in the book. This book is also for dog owners to develop a healthy relationship with the pet dog, which is based on positive reinforcement and friendship, and not on fear and punishment.

Brain Games for Dogs: Training, Tricks, and Activities for Your Dogs by Carrie Nichole

Dogs need both physical exercise and brain exercise, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Because just like humans, dogs need brain stimulation, too. Brain Games for Dogs by Carrie Nichole is a great book that details proven methods and some of the best tips and techniques to improve your dog’s mental health. In the book listed are many games that are physical workouts for dogs, while at the same time, fun ways to exercise the mind. Not only are the games effective in strengthening and improving brain function of dogs, but are also rewarding and fun for both her and you!

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