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The Dog Decoder: The Essential Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

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Often, when a dog owner finds that his pet has become excited, he can't tell if the excitement indicates joy or anxiety. This book shows how to pick up on all the signals that dogs send out through their voices, body language, postures, tail-wagging, and more. The Dog Decoder helps readers understand what dogs are trying to say to their human masters. Aided by vivid color ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by B.E.S. Publishing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Gracekell
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
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I didn't like some parts of this book because it stereotyped aggressive breeds such as Pit Bulls and German Shepards.
Mary Lou
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Covered a lot of information in quick bites. Good photos depicting typical body language. Probably not for the veteran dog owner's bookshelf, but even after working for a vet, a decade of pet sitting, and seven dogs of my own, I learned a few new things from "Decoder".
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3 1/2 Stars - quick, easy to read tidbits of info
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David Alderton is a UK-based writer specialising in pets and natural history topics. Growing up in a home surrounded by pets, he originally trained to become a veterinary surgeon. An allergic dermatitis acquired in his final year of study forced a change of career however, and so led him into the field of writing about pets and their care. He has since become a regular contributor of articles on t ...more