The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments, and the Psychology of Dogs
The Dog Who Loved Too Much Tales Treatments and the Psychology of Dogs Author:Nicholas Dodman Do you have a problem pooch? — What do you do with a dog who attacks the telephone whenever it rings? Or one who chases imaginary rabbits down imaginary holes? Or one who is terrified of microblinds ... or turns into Cujo every time company arrives? — In this warm, compassionate, entertaining, and very informative book, Dr. Nich... more »olas Dodman, one of the premier veterinary behaviorists in the country, tells real-life stories from his practice that illustrate his unique approach to correcting unwanted behaviors. By making key changes in a dog's diet, exercise regime, environment, and training, Dr. Dodman has been able to work wonders with even the most difficult problems. Utilizing revolutionary discoveries in canine behaviorism and pharmacology, Dr. Dodman has given hope and help to owners whose only previous options were obedience schools, or if these failed -- euthanasia. Whether you own a problem dog or just want to better understand the complex, intelligent mind of your canine companion, this is a book you won't want to miss.« less
There are a lot of good tips in this book but all of the case studies are extreme cases. It is hard to get past the incompetent owners and the horrible things that occur in their dogs' lives. Every behavioral problem does not require drugs yet there is not a single chapter where he does not advocate using them.