Authors: Marge Rogers and Eileen Anderson
Marge Rogers is a nationally certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is the owner of Rewarded Behavior Continues and offers services locally and virtually to clients all over the country. Eileen Anderson is an award-winning dog writer and blogger. She is the author of “Remember Me? Loving and caring for a Dog with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.” Eileen also writes the award-winning blog, Eileenanddogs .
What is the book about?
The authors explain the critical and magical time in puppies’ development when they are more open to new experiences or being “socialized.” Socialization is more than just showing a puppy the world. Rogers and Anderson don’t just teach owners about socialization through their writing. They show them, with real-life training videos. Most of the videos were taken during actual training sessions with puppy owners and their puppies.
The chapter on canine body language applies to all owners, regardless of the age of their dog. For example, most people don’t know that a dog that yawns may be showing symptoms of fear and anxiety. Or that when a dog shows his belly, he isn’t always asking for a belly rub. Understanding canine body language improves the bond between dogs and the owners who love them.
Quotes from the Book
“The goal of socialization isn’t merely exposing your puppy to new things. The goal is to help your puppy form positive associations, using food and play, with the things he’ll encounter during the course of his lifetime.”
“No belly rubs during greetings.”
“Canine Body Language: The Missing Piece of the Socialization Puzzle”
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