“Decoding Your Dog” – American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

I recently attended a lecture from a veterinary behaviourist and she recommended that those of us attending give this book a try.  It’s new, it’s shiny and it’s written by people who know science.

Decoding Your Dog - American College of Vetarinary Behaviorists

I’m going to put it right here: I love this book.

Ease of Reading(10/10): There is a mild humour from some of the authors but otherwise it’s a pretty straight to the point book.  It is written in a way that compelled me to keep reading.

Usefulness of Information(10/10): Everything in here explains canine behaviour and the motivations behind our canine companions.  It does not give step by step explanations of how to train your dog as this is not a training book but a book on behaviour – there are other books to cover this and (good) trainers out there to help as well.

CostAmazon.ca has this book for $15.99 paperback.  It is also available in hard cover and Kindle with higher and lower values respectively.

Bottom Line: This is a book that I would say is a must have in wading through the pools of misinformation out in society.  It offers non-judgemental insight into what science is revealing about animal behaviour and I am glad it is on my shelf.

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