(Informational) Imagine being able to ask your poodle, "Who's at the door?
" and having her respond, "It's Katy." Or asking your golden retriever, "Do you want a treat?
Articulating the questions that many people have about all things canine-related but are afraid to ask, this book reassures, informs, and always amuses.
Anyone who loves dogs, lives on the Monterey Peninsula, has ever tangled with the civil service, or has learned/taught a foreign language will love this book!
Despite our best intentions, we’re letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need.She learns their scandals and deepest secrets and through her the lives of all those she has touched are changed. This memoir not only answers that question, but follows the author’s odyssey from urban money-grubber to enlightened dogrescuer reveling in the universal web of life. Through interaction with several unique dogs, and through the author’s love for and marriage to a very special woman.The deep inspiration and humanitarianism that is depicted throughout this brilliant book will have you looking at your dog in a totally different way, while at the same time realizing what it means to be a truly enlightened human being. Mc Greevy, award-winning researcher, animal behaviorist, veterinarian and author of five previous books, shares the techniques he uses with his own dogs (pictured on the cover) and helps readers understand the challenges and confusions dogs face living in the modern world.Drawing on the latest research as well as his own expertise, he explains what motivates dogs, what it is they value, what they don’t like and the process by which they learn about the world.He relates why certain aspects of our behavior are mystifying to dogs and why dogs may never comprehend some of our very human tendencies.