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Second-Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours into a First-Rate Pet (Howell reference books)

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Second-Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours into a First-Rate Pet (Howell reference books)
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 1988 by Howell Book House
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Holly
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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I started and finished this book in less than an hour. It had some good tips and encouragement for not giving up on a dog with a difficult past. However, the advice seems pretty dated. For example, the author advises getting the dog a small tattoo to help identify them in case they run away. Now I think most pets (at least rescues) get microchipped. The book is also more focused on punishment than most other advice I've seen around, and the tone can be somewhat negative. Still, it's short so wor ...more
Joan
Feb 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book for people working with an adult dog with issues caused by bad prior owners. It was a great help to me when we adopted a border collie from a shelter. Excellent for anyone trying to help a dog that had a poor start in life...they all deserve a second chance at a decent life!
Becky de Domingo
Nov 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
There was a lot of good info in this book and it helped keep me from giving up on my dog.
Amy Shojai
Feb 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Solid easy to implement information, by a legend in the dog writing/training world.
Jen
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
A great book about adopting an adult dog.

Offers excellent suggestions on how to cope with and help your new dog cope with "baggage".
Chris Ostrowski
Jan 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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If you have a "Rescued" dog, you need to read this. It is a must have.
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A noted dog trainer and former detective, Carol Lea Benjamin is the author of books on canine behavior and training as well as the Rachel Alexander and Dash mystery series. She has been honored by the International Association of Canine Professionals with her election to their Hall of Fame. Ms. Benjamin lives in Greenwich Village with her husband and their dogs.
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