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Your Pet's Peeves: What Your Pet's Issues Say about You

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If you're frustrated with your pet for habitual or chronic misdeeds, well, guess what, that animal may have even more reason to be frustrated with you. Anastasia Nikolskaya, or "Dr. Stacey," says pet owners who complain about a problematic pet are often surprised to discover they are the basis for the issue. Using fascinating cases and interviews from her practice as an ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 4th 2014 by Allwrite Publishing
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Deborah Shaw
Jul 06, 2014 Deborah Shaw rated it really liked it
I found the book to be easy to read and interesting. I have worked in the rescue field for many years and can relate to this book.
Laurie Kelley
Jul 08, 2014 Laurie Kelley rated it it was amazing
I liked this book a lot and would recommend it to anyone with a pet or pet issues. It might be a good idea to read this book before getting a pet. It will give you some insight into the behaviours of pets and ypu might be able to avoid some of the mistakes pet owners typically make, I found out I was assuming some of the things my dog did as spiteful acts when he may have been trying to get my attention.
Andi
Jul 12, 2014 Andi rated it really liked it
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I got this book as part of the first reads giveaways. As a pet parent, I thought it would be useful in looking at my interactions with my dog. The vignettes the author includes covers every type of problem a family with a dog or cat could expect to encounter, though it was more focused on canine interactions. I particularly thought the case studies of 2 separate litters of puppies were particularly interesting, seeing how early experiences shape the behavior of the dogs, just like with human ...more
Eva
Jul 25, 2014 Eva rated it really liked it
I have always known that our pets reflect our lives...same as our children do. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book because it was intelligently presented...and easily understood. Loved the short chapter lengths as well. Had several "aha!" moment while reading this cause I recognized family members/friends' relationships with their pets.
Sarah
Jul 15, 2014 Sarah rated it it was ok
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Anastasia V. Nikolskaya's book, Your Pet's Peeves What Your Pet's Issues Say About You, is a book written by a pet psychologist about people and their pets with behavior issues. The book shares many stories from many situations. The author and her clients are from Moscow and frankly, most of the stories are bizarre. The author writes on page 117, "Often, the problem in a human and animal dynamic lies in the owner's disorders, personality traits, or lack of experience. In my experience, this ...more
Kayt18
Jul 27, 2014 Kayt18 rated it liked it
I received this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. I have to say that some of the writing was a bit odd and I think this is due to the translation it must have had. Also some of the situations are not the "norm" for American pet owners. I think it had some good info, yet the pet owners just dont have the same situations as our American ones do. No one would agree with beating a dog or some of the things these patients do with their pets. It was just a little off putting for me due to these issues. I ...more
Terry
Jul 30, 2014 Terry rated it liked it
I was slow to get into this book at the beginning. I think because it was very clinical at first, setting up the psychology aspect of human and animal. Alot of the stories were sad, you just know the owner will not work hard to do what is necessary to help their pet. That would mean working on themself, and they don't see that they part of the problem, or the entire problem in some of the cases.

There are touching and funny stories as well. I would recommend this book.
Jennifer Kennedy
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I won this as goodreads giveaway. Very interesting - some things I agree with and so not too much. The author is located in Russia and it's fun to see the different and not so different relationships people have with their pets. It is insightful but would not be my go to
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Having been consulting pet owners on the problems with their pets for the last 10 years, Anastasia V. Nikolskaya, or “Dr. Stacey,” noticed, that quite often the problems are caused by human’s misperception of the animals. Nikolskaya, earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at Moscow State University in Russia. She is the author of 50 academic papers and four scientific monographs on the ...more
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