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Superdog: Raising the Perfect Canine Companion

Fox, Michael W.

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ISBN 10: 0876057415 / ISBN 13: 9780876057414
Published by Howell Book House
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Signed Copy . Very Good dust jacket. Signed by author on title page. Bookseller Inventory # X01C-00964

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Title: Superdog: Raising the Perfect Canine ...

Publisher: Howell Book House

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Here is an outstanding guide to developing a dog to be proud of -- yours. This is the work of one of the most celebrated canine behaviorists in the world. The book presents sound guidance on training, essential care and understanding your dog and how to enhance the human-animal bond. This first paperback edition is the successor to the original which sold over 22,000 copies since 1990.

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Veterinarian Fox ( Understanding Your Dog ) proposes that we cease regarding our dogs as inferiors and instead refine our ability to communicate with them. The care of one's pet, he argues, is akin to a sacred trust; given that centuries of domestication have served to reduce canine intelligence and resilience, it is morally incumbent on the "human companion" (he balks at the word "owner" because "dogs are more than mere possessions") to provide the four Rs of dog rights--"right understanding, right environment, right breeding and right feeding." Accordingly, Fox clues in the reader to signs that a dog is reasoning or expressing itself, and provides numerous practical suggestions on ways to enhance skills (allowing Pooch to win at tug-of-war, for example, will boost his self-confidence, and subjecting him to mild stress in early puppyhood will make him physiologically more resistant to stress later). Spare in its coverage of rudimentary care (there is no information on housebreaking, little on nutrition), the book will gratify dedicated dog owners with its unwavering respect for animals and their powers. Illustrations not seen by PW .
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