By Edie Jarolim
A delightfully witty consultant to preserving much-loved canine not only fed and groomed, yet chuffed to be with you. And vice versa.
Geared to the hundreds of thousands who are looking to be socially accountable but in addition indulgent, who are looking to learn concerning the most up-to-date rules inc are and coaching, and, peculiarly, who fear approximately their relationships with their canine, this poignant, irreverent advisor is doggone humorous. Written by way of a first-time puppy proprietor who's been there, fearful approximately that, this accomplished yet available ebook articulates the questions that many of us have approximately all issues canine-related yet are afraid to invite, all with a reassuring, fun tone.
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I remain among their vast ranks. I know a great deal more about dogs than I did before I got one and before I researched this book, but I learn something new each day. Frankie, in particular, lets me know that I still have a long way to go toward understanding his species—as, he believes, do animal scientists. I’m not pleading ignorance as a disclaimer for anything I may have missed or gotten wrong (although I’d be very pleased to be excused for both). Rather, ignorance was at once an inspiration and a qualification for this project.
Watch dumb movies. Do whatever it is you usually do to relax (except for drinking heavily; you’ve got too much to accomplish). Both you and your new dog are going to be under a good deal of stress initially; accept that and try to minimize it. Along with your personal chilling techniques, it’s useful to … CLEAR SOME SPACE (LITERALLY) Many dogs, especially those who’ve been kept in a small area in a shelter, aren’t used to their new-found freedom and get nervous if they’re allowed to wander freely right away.
Rather than risk data overload—and risk boring you, oh gentle book buyer—I outlined the basic issues, citing additional resources for those who want to explore them in greater depth. For the same reasons, I’ve concentrated on first-dog—and therefore single-dog—households. You’ll read about the importance of being a leader to your dog, for example, but not about introducing your second pup to your first. I’ve also resisted throwing too many humans into the mix. My prime focus is on the relationship between one person and one dog, with other people pretty much serving as support staff.