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by Nicholas H. Dodman


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If Only They Could Sp. .It's more of the same from him, but I keep reading his books because I like stories about real dogs that aren't clouded by emotion.

If Only They Could Sp. He's a bit like our modern James Herriott.

Did you hear about the dog who always arranged exactly six pieces of kibble in buttonhole depressions in the couch before he could lie down? Or the cat who compulsively hoarded shiny objects? Over 15 years ago, animal behaviourist Nicholas Dodman began studying the psychological maladies that afflict our pets. This book contains a collection of 13 true stories from his own practice that portray the lives of disturbed animals.

Dr Aptly subtitled, "Stories about Pets and Their People", Dr. Dodman presents each case in such a manner that the love between the pet and its owner is not given a backseat t.

Nicholas Dodman, author of four other books on dog and cat behavior and founder of the Behavioral Clinic at Tufts Veterinary School, has once again demonstrated why he's a leading authority on dog/cat behavior. If Only They Could Speak" chronicles several stories on dog and cat behavior pulled from the clinic's lengthy history. Aptly subtitled, "Stories about Pets and Their People", Dr. Dodman presents each case in such a manner that the love between the pet and its owner is not given a backseat to the issues at hand. It is unlikely that any pet owner will fail to recognize one or more of the problems related in "If Only They Could Speak".

Nicholas H. Dodman is a world-renowned animal behaviorist and the best-selling author of the immensely popular The Dog Who Loved Too . If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People Jun 01, 2002. by Nicholas H. Dodman. Dodman is a world-renowned animal behaviorist and the best-selling author of the immensely popular The Dog Who Loved Too Much, The Cat Who Cried for Help, and, most recently, The Well-Adjusted Dog. He has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, and CNN, among many other television and radio programs.

Partnership (Prometheus, 2003). If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People (Norton, 2002). Animals in the House: A History of Pets and People (Scholastic, 2007). 50 Really Exotic Pets (Collins, 2008).

Therapy Pets: The Animal-Human Healing Partnership (Prometheus, 2003). Great Pets!: An Extraordinary Guide to More Than 60 Usual and Unusual Family Pets (Storey Kids, 2003).

Автор: Dodman, Nicholas H. Название: If only they could speak Издательство: Wiley .

From the pronunciation of the letter and number forming the two syllables of canine. A trained police dog. 2003, Nicholas H. Dodman, If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People, page 248: Police working dogs (K9s) often have extremely close bonds with their handlers. 2003, Trevor J. Orsinger, The Firefighter's Best Friend: Lives and Legends of Chicago Firehouse Dogs, page 90: Originally a K9 dog for the police department, Captain was asked to resign for unknown reasons.

A collection of thirteen true stories by an animal behaviorist offers insight into animal psychotherapy and psychopharmacology that contends that animals have emotional structures as complex as those of humans. 35,000 first printing.

Comments: (7)

Xanna
I've read books by Dr. Dodman before and I've enjoyed his easy-to-read story-telling writing style. With my interest in animal behavior, I found the book a good diversity of compiled cases from his work and very similar to Pam Johnson-Bennett's "Hiss and Tell". The stories are simple but have great meaning especially to owners that may not be familiar with their companion animal's behaviors. This is not a book to help you solve or analyze your own pet's behavior problems (for that I'd recommend something from Patricia McConnell or some of Pam Johnson-Bennett's other books). One slight possible miss understanding is the subtitle "Understanding the powerful bond between dogs and their owners" since some of the stories feature a cat instead of a dog, but the book is primarily canine animal behavior case studies that Dr. Dodman had encountered. There are some nice documents in the appendix that pet owners or those interested in animal behavior may find useful such as a Dominance Aggression survey (if performing, I recommend extreme vigilance of the dog since many of the criteria suggested could put an owner in a dangerous situation if the dog is indeed aggressive) and common behavior problems with the typical breed associated with it. Overall, I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone curious about companion animal behavior or pet owners curious about other owner's experiences.
Dianantrius
FOR ANY PET PARENT OR PET LOVER, THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOU....TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR PET..GET IT, YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

DAVID J. SINGER, MD
ASPEN, COLORADO
Orevise
Dr. Dodman is the greatest. This is a must read for anyone that has rescued a shelter dog. They deserve a 2nd chance.
Rageseeker
Every dog owner should read Dr Dodman's books!!
Uris
Dr. Dodman is a world renowned animal psychiatrist and his and all of his books are great sources for information about understanding dogs and correcting bad behavior.
ℓo√ﻉ
Dr. Nicholas Dodman, author of four other books on dog and cat behavior and founder of the Behavioral Clinic at Tufts Veterinary School, has once again demonstrated why he's a leading authority on dog/cat behavior. "If Only They Could Speak" chronicles several stories on dog and cat behavior pulled from the clinic's lengthy history.
The reader gets to see the "case" from start to finish, and in doing so comes to an understanding as to the necessity for treating serious behavioral issues from a behavior modification as well as a pharmacological approach. But the author's style keeps the book moving from chapter to chapter. Aptly subtitled, "Stories about Pets and Their People", Dr. Dodman presents each case in such a manner that the love between the pet and its owner is not given a backseat to the issues at hand.
It is unlikely that any pet owner will fail to recognize one or more of the problems related in "If Only They Could Speak". Dominance, separation anxiety, and aggression problems are handled with Dr. Dodman's normal aplomb and compassion. And while the problems are serious, disrupting the owner's household and day-to-day life, Dr. Dodman offers helpful information which should go a long way to helping the owners and dogs resolve their problems. Dr. Dodman's writing style makes for a fast and enjoyable read.
Malanim
I enjoyed "The Dog who Loved too Much" (which might have been better titled "the Dog Owner who Loved too Much") so I picked this book up for more engaging stories of animal behavior and problem resolutions. My interest was further piqued by the chapter heading, "The Pit Bull from Hell". As the owner of a 9 year old pit bull, I have to say that Mr Dodman does not really "get" pit bulls. It's probably because the people who tend to have pit bulls cannot afford fancy schmancy animal behaviorist sessions.

Mr Dodson seems to imply that aggression against people is something normal in pit bulls, just lying beneath the surface of even those "cupcake" pit bulls he mentions in passing. I have lived in a densely populated urban neighborhood where pit bulls are popular for over 30 years, and I have never felt threatened by any of the local pit bulls including those used for dog fighting. I have been menaced by rottweilers, a rott-GSD mutt, and GSD mixed breeds running off leash in a local park.

The author describes a somewhat naive young man who tries to adopt a pit bull at a shelter but is directed to a pit bull breeder (WHY? with so many pit bull puppies ending up in shelters everywhere!) The dog he acquired seemed to be a product of careless dog breeding, but we are told nothing of the breeder. The animal developed a decidedly atypical aggression towards adult humans, probably a genetic error compounded by the ignorant owner's lack of understanding of dominant dog behavior.

I'm surprised that Mr Dodson didn't take this opportunity to point out the extreme importance of training puppies not to exhibit food aggression, as I did with my little pit bull. Food aggression causes so many dangerous problems with dogs and people that every dog, not just pit bulls, should be trained to allow people to take his food, bone, or whatever away from him at any time. This is most easily done when the animal is very young! I think Mr Dodson needs to get out and meet some good pit bulls, those entertaining and loyal companions which will never find their way to an animal behaviorist.
If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People download epub
Pets & Animal Care
Author: Nicholas H. Dodman
ISBN: 0393051005
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Pets & Animal Care
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1 edition (June 1, 2002)
Pages: 262 pages