Your Dog - The Newsletter for Caring Dog Owners

Your Dog, from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, is your resource for the latest in dog health and training. Learn the most effective methods for raising a happy and healthy dog. Get training tips, care advice and nutrition guidance from the experts at Tufts University.


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  • Understanding Dog Aggression

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  • Understanding Dog Aggression

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    Aggression is the reason approximately 70% of people who own a dog see a trained behaviorist. Often the relationship is out of balance between the dog and the owner. The owner may be too strict or not enough in charge, but either way, it can lead to aggression on the dog’s part.

    Brought to you from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, in the new ebook from Your Dog, Understanding Dog Aggression, you will learn:

    • The two most common types of aggression and how to temper them

    • Which dogs are most apt to exhibit aggression?

    • Different treatments are used for varying root causes of aggression

    • Does aggression equate with dominance?

    • Most is the motivation behind most aggressive behavior

    Learn how to read your dog’s body signals so you can redirect aggression and keep your dog, yourself, and everyone else out of harm’s way. You and your dog will be happier.

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  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

    On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

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  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

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    Turid Rugaas

    You can speak to the animals. Or one animal in particular. Your dog. You just need to learn his language.

    Have you ever noticed how, when first meeting, dogs don’t approach each other directly, but instead “curve” around? Or how a dog may turn his head away from a stranger? Or how a puppy yawns when picked up?

    These are all calming signals, the body language dogs use to express goodwill, avoid conflicts, and to calm themselves. With as many as thirty signals, our dogs possess a rich vocabulary to communicate with other dogs—and with us.

    With On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals, you’ll learn to recognize these signals and use them to positively interact with your own dog. By adapting and mirroring these signals, you’ll be able to gain attentive cooperation, improve behavior, and take the stress out of training.

    You’ll learn…how a facial movement can lessen your dog’s nervousness…how standing up can get your dog to sit…a signal that can get a stubborn dog to trust…and the signal that will make your dog heel eagerly and willingly.

    Break down the language barrier! And begin building an even stronger, closer connection with your dog. Order your copy of On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals today.

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  • The Dog Behavior Answer Book

    The Dog Behavior Answer Book

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  • The Dog Behavior Answer Book

    Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions

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    Arden Moore

    This delightful and informative book will help you discover the well-behaved pet inside every dog. Nationally known Dog Expert, Arden Moore answers questions about canine quirks, baffling habits, and destructive behavior. Arden Moore provides answers that clearly explain canine actions and reactions, and then helps readers with suggestions for modifying unacceptable behavior. For every canine misdeed, there is a human counter-response to fix the problem. Read about both sides of the story in these friendly questions and answers, taken from real-life situations with real dogs. There is hardly a behavior that will not have dog lovers nodding their heads in recognition. This is a great read even if your dog is “Perfect!”

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  • When Pigs Fly!

    When Pigs Fly!

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  • When Pigs Fly!

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    Jane Killion

    Do you have an impossible dog?

    You know the kind of dog we're talking about, don't you? The kind of dog that will do what you want him to do when pigs fly. One of those never-eager-to-please types that runs the other way when you say "Come!" Who seems to know exactly what you want him or her to do, then does just the opposite. The kind of dog for whom standard training methods whether positive or punishment-based don't seem to work. Call them stubborn, call them independent, call them challenging whatever you call them don't give up!

    90% of dog training is about getting your dog in a frame of mind where he is willing and able to pay attention and learn. This comprehensive training book includes over 170 photographs to help you learn the techniques that lead to good behavior.

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  • The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook

    The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook

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  • The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook

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    Betsy Brevitz, DVM

    The new bible of dog care. Written by a veterinarian with a gift for presenting complex information in a lively, accessible way. Clear and complete on every aspect of preventative care, nutrition, first aid, injuries and emergencies. Over 100 illustrations and dozens of checklists, charts and graphs. Includes Health Profiles for 143 of the Most Popular Breeds.

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  • FIGHT!: A Practical Guide to Dog Aggression

    FIGHT!: A Practical Guide to Dog Aggression

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  • FIGHT!: A Practical Guide to Dog Aggression

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    Jean Donaldson

    From the award winning author Jean Donaldson, this down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behavior modification to retrain a dog that bullies other dogs or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. Includes descriptions of common types of aggression, assessing prognosis, remedial socialization, on-leash manners training, proximity sensitivity, play style and skills, resource guarding, and prevention. Once you pick up this book, you won't be able to put it down!

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  • Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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  • Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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    Malena DeMartini-Price

    Treating separation anxiety in dogs is not quick or easy—but it can be done. The successful ingredients are cooperation, commitment and time on the part of the dog trainer and the owners. In this important new book, author Malena DeMartini-Price shares her 5 Phase Treatment Protocol and related strategies to help dogs overcome the fear of being left alone and addresses the trauma it can inflict on both the dog and their owners. Trainer handouts, detailed step-by-step training tips and a sample initial interview questionnaire are included.

    Learn about:
    • The critical role that “suspending absences” plays in the early part of the treatment plan and how owners and trainers can make this more manageable.
    • How dog trainers can make the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs a specialized business.
    • The role that management techniques and medications can play to help support the recommended behavior modification strategies.
    • How technology, including remote feeding devices and web cams, can be used to monitor a dog’s progress in overcoming his fear of being left alone.

    Don’t you owe it to your dog to learn what he’s telling you? Order your copy of Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs today.

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  • Decoding Your Dog

    Decoding Your Dog

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    American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Author), Debra F. Horwitz DVM (Editor), John Ciribassi DVM (Contributor), Steve Dale (Contributor)

    Your dog has a language, he has feelings, and he has thoughts of his own. And just like we do, he expresses them in many ways.

    But these expressions often go misunderstood by you—his best friend. And when that happens, the frustration begins for you both.

    Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones hacks into the canine language. It identifies and “translates” what your dog is saying to you when he growls, pants, licks his lips, or gives you a wide-eyed look. With easy-to-understand tables and photographs and illustrations, you’ll understand your dogs’ body language in no time.

    Dogs use many signals to communicate, and Decoding Your Dog identifies the ones you can use to encourage positive acts, eliminate unwanted behavior, and build a loving, trusting relationship with your furry friend. Inside, you’ll learn...

    • Fool-proof methods for relieving dog separation anxiety and stress
    • Why all dogs need a “job”
    • When a wagging tail ISN’T a good thing
    • The most common canine communication mistakes you’re probably making
    • When barking shouldn’t be ignored

    Don’t you owe it to your dog to learn what he’s telling you? Order your copy of Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones today.

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  • 101 Dog Tricks

    101 Dog Tricks

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  • 101 Dog Tricks

    Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

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    Kyra Sundance and Chalcy

    Professional trainers love this book, because it gives step-by-step instructions on activities that will engage, challenge and help you bond with your dog. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill. Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox, and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques and you can too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him into your family.

    Hundreds of clear, four-color photographs and insiders tips. A fun way to keep your dog mentally and physically challenged. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog!

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  • Play With Your Dog

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    Pat Miller

    A playful dog is a healthy dog!  Author Pat Miller explores the role and benefits of play between you and your dog—and between dogs. Through play your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated.

    Play With Your Dog will show you
    • How play can help you build a loving and long-lasting relationship with your dog.
    • The role of play in helping puppies avoid problems like fear and biting.
    • How to use play to re-socialize adult dogs.
    • What to look for in dog play. Is it aggression or just having fun?

    Bonus! Dozens of game ideas collected from trainers all over the country you can try with your dog(s).

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  • Good Old Dog

    Good Old Dog

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  • Good Old Dog

    Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable

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    Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts

    Our dogs are living longer than ever, thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than 8,000 older dogs annually. Their philosophy of caring for aging dogs combines empathy for each individual dog and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic into your living room, arming you with essential advice to see your dog through his golden years.

    Featuring:

    - Nutritional advice-not every senior diet is right for every senior dog

    - Emphasis on treating conditions common to older dogs so they live longer

    - How to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right for your dog

    - The cost of caring for an older dog and how to shoulder the burden

    - How to identify cognitive decline and how to manage it

    - Advice on creating a healthy and comfortable environment

    - How to determine when “it’s time” and how to cope with the loss

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  • Dogs Behaving Badly

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    By Nicholas Dodman, DVM

    Dr. Nicholas Dodman, one of Tufts’ expert animal psychologists and the acclaimed author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much, offers guidelines on normal canine behavior and how to recognize when your dog needs professional help. Includes an appendix of behavioral modification techniques and invaluable information on drug therapy, aging, separation anxiety, irrational fears and more. Here are simple, sensible, step-by-step instructions on diet, exercise, environment, and lifestyle changes that any pet owner can safely implement to effect seemingly miraculous improvement in their dog's behavior. Authoritative, entertaining, and immensely practical, Dr. Dodman proves that when it comes to caring for man's best friend, he's the best friend we have.

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  • Knack Dog Tricks

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    Carina MacDonald

    Dogs love to play. Whether you have a difficult dog or a charm-school puppy, capitalizing on her play drive by teaching her tricks will make training fun for your dog-and doing so can hone obedience skills. With Knack Dog Tricks in hand, anyone can teach a dog a new set of tricks. Featuring 450 step-by-step full-color photos, it establishes training basics, and then shows how to enhance training sessions with classic tricks. It also covers advanced obedience games; agility training, jumping, retrieving, and digging tricks; flashy Frisbee tricks-and owner-friendly tricks, such as finding the remote, retrieving the newspaper, and cornering the cat.

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  • Mine!

    Mine!

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  • Mine!

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    Jean Donaldson

    A practical how-to guide on resource guarding - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.  Anyone who works with dogs will benefit from reading Mine!

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  • The Culture Clash

    The Culture Clash

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  • The Culture Clash

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    Jean Donaldson

    The most thought provoking book ever written on dog behavior and training! Generations of dogs have been labeled training-lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly normal. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up and occasionally, (just like people), having arguments, is as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need to be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all too often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death. That's quite The Culture Clash.

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  • The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

    The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

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  • The Complete Home Veterinary Guide

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    Chris C. Pinney, DVM

    A one-stop resource for information on health care for all popular species of pets. This mini-encyclopedia is chock full of facts, advice and instruction. It’s THE book for those enthusiasts who want to take intelligent, loving care of their pets whether that pet be a dog, cat, bird, fish, or some exotic species. This illustrated, A-Z quick-answer guide from popular veterinarian Chris Pinney covers it all: preventive health care, diet, grooming, training, diseases, traveling with pets, selection, first aid, anatomy, holistic pet care, and much more.

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  • Training for Both Ends of the Leash

    Training for Both Ends of the Leash

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  • Training for Both Ends of the Leash

    A Guide to Cooperation Training for You and Your Dog

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    Kate Perry and Yvonne Conza

    Are you struggling with a new dog or simply want to improve a situation with a current dog?  Highly sought-after canine consultant, Kate Perry, incorporates the owner’s lifestyle and household setup to create a balanced training program and reliable behavior for dogs and their owners.

    Training for Both Ends of the Leash helps identify a dog’s dominant drives and personality so that owners can develop a personalized training system that targets specific problems. Only positive reinforcement is permitted, and owners are taught how to appropriately accommodate a dog’s tendencies, leading to a fun, loving, and respectful atmosphere in which owner and pet can forge a strong bond based on trust. The book covers every concern, from housebreaking and socialization to street smarts and anxiety.

    For anyone who is struggling with a new dog or simply wants to improve a situation with a current dog, Training for Both Ends of the Leash puts people and their pups on the road to domestic bliss. Add to Cart Close Window

  • Pets Gone Green

    Pets Gone Green

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  • Pets Gone Green

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    Eve Adamson

    In Pets Gone Green, New York Times best-selling author Eve Adamson explores how pet owners can have a positive effect on the environment and their pets - place within it. Live a more eco-conscious life with your pets! Go GREEN with these user-friendly ideas:

    * Add a “recycled” pet from a shelter or rescue to your household

    * Know what’s in your animals’ food and how it got there

    * Use holistic and complementary health care

    * Shop locally and organically, and even save money

    * Find environmentally safe pet products

    * Clean your home the kinder, safer way

    * Explore pet-friendly activism in your community

    * Learn simpler ways of living from our animals

    * And much more!

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  • Chow Hounds

    Chow Hounds

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  • Chow Hounds

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    Ernie Ward, D.V.M.

    Almost half of the dogs in North America are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for major medical problems and untimely death.

    Esteemed national television veterinarian and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, Dr. Ernie Ward helped hundreds of dogs reclaim their optimum health with his comprehensive plan, and now he can help your dog, too. Dr. Ward lays out simple ways you can turn the tide for good - and for the good of your dog. With this book, you'll discover:

    * A step-by-step weight loss plan and tips to overcome begging

    * Homemade meals and healthy treats that won’t pack on the pounds

    * How to avoid the unscrupulous marketing and packaging of some pet foods, supplements, and weight-loss formulas

    * The best activities and exercises to maximize your pet's fitness without maxing out your time

    * And much more.

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  • The Well Dog Book

    The Well Dog Book

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  • The Well Dog Book

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    Terri McGinnis, DVM

    A comprehensive guide that covers every aspect of dog care: anatomy, daily care, medical emergencies, diagnostic medicine, breeding and reproduction. This reference gives dog owners the skill confidence, and knowledge they need to raise a healthy pet. Over 120 illustrations, this book has been an important reference guide for dog owners for over 30 years.

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