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Dogs Behaving Badly

An A-to-Z Guide for Understanding and Curing Behavioral Problems in Dogs


Nicholas H. Dodman, D.V.M. (View Bio)
Hardcover: Bantam Books, 1999; Paperback: Bantam Books, 2000.

Dogs Behaving Badly

"In DOGS BEHAVING BADLY, Nicholas H. Dodman warns that 'a dog is always a dog and never a person ...and will always have some purely canine behavior traits to prove it.'...DOGS BEHAVING BADLY is intended to be a Dr. Spock-like owner's guide to rearing and training the family dog. In brisk A-to-Z fashion, from 'Aggression' to 'Zoonosis' (diseases, such as rabies, which can be transmitted from dog to man), he discusses numerous dog issues ...[T]hose who, like myself, are interested in dog consciousness will be fascinated by Dodman's anecdotes...Oliver Sacks has praised Dodman's first book, THE DOG WHO LOVED TOO MUCH. Like Sacks, Dodman is an engagingly curious, intelligent student of how grave psychic abnormalities illuminate ordinary mental processes." — Washington Post Book World

"Dodman's approach...might be called interspecies cognitive-behavioral therapy..... Dodman's ingenuity lies in the cognitive part of the equation.... As a practical measure for getting humans to cooperate in the necessary training of their animals, it is close to genius.... Engaging writing style, a surprisingly serious work." — American Scientist

"An A — Z guide to the 26 most common and annoying problems that plague man's best friend. From Aggression and Barking to the 'X-Files' (unexplained behavior), Dodman examines the causes of canine misbehavior and offers practical advice on how to correct it." — Publishers Weekly

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