Playing organized games with your dog is a wonderful way to give him the mental stimulation and physical exercise he needs, while strengthening the bond between you and having a lot of fun! Start by discovering which activities best match your dog's abilities and personality. Is your pet energetic, smart, and focused? Try Agility or Flyball. Is she adaptable and water-loving? Try Dock Jumping. For every activity, Kristin Mehus-Roe provides all of the information you and your pet need to thoroughly enjoy yourselves: complete rules, lists of necessary equipment, safety reminders, and much more.
“Kristin Mehus-Roe delightfully — and thoroughly — unleashes the true nature of dogs: born jocks and masters of movement.”
— Arden Moore, editor of Fido Friendly and author of The Dog Behavior Answer Book
“From flyball and disc-throwing to freestyle and herding, Canine Sports & Games makes it all look easy. Even better, Kristin Mehus-Roe recognizes the sometimes dormant athletic abilities that rest within all of us, from human couch potatoes to pit bulls and poodles.”
— Ken Foster, author of The Dogs Who Found Me and Dogs I Have Met
Just how smart is my dog? Try draping a towel over his head and timing his “escape.”
Why does she prefer the toilet to her bowl? Because it’s always full and always cool. Keep the lid down, move the bowl to a shady spot, and add some ice.
How can I stop her from growling at my boyfriend? Clearly establish the new beau as Number 2 in your “pack.” Go for a walk; make the dog leave last. Give your boyfriend the leash; have him pass on some commands, and then have him give out the treats when she starts catching on.
Animal behavior expert Arden Moore answers these questions and more in The Dog Behavior Answer Book, part of our Answer Book series. From grooming to obedience to just knowing this member of the family a little better, this book contains everything the new or frustrated pet owner needs to know to smooth out the wrinkles in any dog’s coat!
“Had I followed Arden’s wise advice in this book, Marley might have been so good I never would have been tempted to write a book about him.”
— John Grogan, author of Marley & Me
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If you’re looking for a better connection with your furry pal, try these great ideas for building your bond. Play a rousing game of hide-and-seek. Practice easy, reward-based training routines. Pamper him with a doggie massage added to his grooming session. Grab a leash and head outdoors for a mini-adventure. Pet expert Arden Moore offers hundreds of ways to enjoy the company of your dog and, in the process, make him the very best pet he can be. To accommodate busy dog lovers, Arden Moore offers hundreds of quick tips and practical ideas — many achievable in five minutes a day — to reinforce the human/canine bond. Games, playful training sessions, practical travel advice, tips for trips to the vet, and grooming hints all fill the pages of this friendly manual.
“Arden Moore has helped millions of pets and people live happier, healthier, fuller lives.”
— Marty Becker, DVM, veterinary TV correspondent for Good Morning America and author of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
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