Making Dogs Happy is a packed with advice on how to be your dog’s best friend.
The two authors are experts in dog behaviour so you can trust their opinion. The book is surprisingly readable and easy to understand.
The book is divided into the following chapters:
- What makes a dog happy?
- What dogs want
- And what dogs don’t want
- How do you know if your dog is happy?
- In the mood: optimism, pessimism and stress
- What floats your dog’s boat?
- How to be your dog’s best friend
- Dogs are social acrobats
- Caring for your dog from puppy to old age
- Choosing a dog you can be happy with
There are lots of great colour photos of dogs illustrating the concepts. There are plenty of practical tips and tricks to learning to live with your furry baby. I enjoyed the section about learning the different body language of dogs and why they behave in certain ways.
Humans don’t speak the same language as dogs.
Making Dogs Happy is the perfect book for first-time dog owners or any dog lover who wants to be a better owner.
Making Dogs Happy is currently available in paperback.
Publisher: Murdoch Books
About the Authors
Dr Melissa Starling holds a PhD in dog behaviour, personality, emotions and cognition. The self-styled Creature Teacher, Melissa works as a dog trainer and behaviourist in Sydney.
Professor Paul McGreevy is one of only three veterinarians recognised worldwide by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as specialists in veterinary behavioural medicine. He is an animal behaviour and welfare expert at Sydney Uni’s Faculty of Vet Science.