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The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Pet

By Gwen Bailey
Is he happy, angry, playful or distressed? What made him chew your shoe or dig up the lawn? What is your dog thinking? Written by one of the country's leading Animal Behaviourists, this fascinating book offers expert analysis and clear explanations as to why your dog behaves the way he does. From social behaviour on walks to playful behaviour at home, it's all here in this accessible and fully-illustrated reference book. A petcare classic, "What is my Dog Thinking?" will ensure that you're never confused by your canine again.
Table of Contents

Introduction. Social Animals. Saying hello; The importance of scent; Meeting other dogs; Meeting people; Can we be friends?; Dog talk; Life in a Hierarchy. Who will be top dog?; I'm in charge; OK, you win; Giving in and challenges; Food and Fitness. Chasing; Caught you!; Let me eat you; So much energy; Hunters and scavengers; This is my food; Taking a nap; The Next Generation. May the best dog win; Seeing off rivals; Bringing up babies; Staying Safe. Avoiding a fight; Body language of fear; Strategies for safety; Guarding territory; Safe decisions; Dogs and People. Don't stare; Kind hands; Ticklish spots; Don't touch; Hand signals; Scary hands; Human emotions;
Paperback, 2010 , 96 pages, very good condition
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