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ComPETability: Solving behavior problems in your multi-DOG household (Paperback)

ComPETability: Solving behavior problems in your multi-DOG household (Paperback)

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People love dogs--and often double their pleasure by sharing their hearts (and pillows) with more than one. But dog behavior puzzles the most savvy pet owners especially when you add more pets to the furry equation. And behavior problems are the #1 reason pets lose their homes.

This book helps any dog lover (whether you share your home with one or a dozen canines). It demystifies common behaviors and dog disputes, explains aggression (it's NORMAL!), solves pet potty challenges and dinnertime woes, and redirects normal (but aggravating) dog-to-dog behaviors.

This guide explains aggressive dog behavior and dog fights, dog language, positive dog obedience training techniques, how to stop dog biting and prevent dog behavioral problems. You'll find detailed prescriptive how-to advice from premier dog trainers and behaviorists on the most common problems found in the multi-dog household. Step by step tips from this award-winning author and certified animal behavior consultant uses dog psychology to address:

  • Dog bites, dog aggression, and dog fights 
  • Scared dogs, noise phobias, dog fireworks fears, and canine thunder phobias
  • Canine separation anxiety, dog separation behaviors, and dog destructive behaviors
  • Dog resource guarding of toys, food and owners
  • Manage dog food issues and feeding dogs
  • Puppy house training and dog marking behaviors
  • Positive dog training, clicker training, lure training, and obedience training
  • Proper dog introductions
  • Introduce dogs to new dogs
  • Introduce dogs to baby or kids
  • Introduce dogs to cats
  • Reduce bullying behavior
  • How to choose pet friends to reduce growls

 This book also offers fun how-to advice to solve common pet peeves:

  • barking
  • puppy chewing
  • dog digging
  • puppies eating poop
  • dogs rolling in poop
  • dogs jumping up, and more!

Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps you devise strategies that enable multiple dogs to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America's premier pet experts, the book explains everything the loving dog owner needs to know. Most important, CompPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for canine fun and peace.

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