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The Secret Language of Dogs

How to Communicate with Your Dog

by (author) Heather Dunphy

Thomas Allen Publishers
Initial publish date
Oct 2011
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2011
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Dogs express themselves in a “secret language” that relies on expressions, body postures, barks and growls. The Secret Language of Dogs shows you how to interpret what your canine is telling you through their behaviour, and it explains how they, in turn, interpret our body language and attempts to interact with them.

Known as “man’s best friend” for a reason, dogs are scientifically proven to enhance our quality of life. The Secret Language of Dogs helps return the favour by providing insights into why dogs act as they do. It also contains practical advice for training, addressing common health and behavioural problems and strengthening the bond with your canine friend. The book contains useful and important

Canadian resources regarding breed information, adoption and rescue, and training.

The Secret Language of Dogs takes the mysteries out of dog body language, giving you the insight to gain a better understanding of your much-loved pet.

About the author

Heather Dunphy is a writer and journalist specializing in pets, health, cooking, travel, and lifestyle. A former magazine editor and trained chef, she studied literature and linguistics at Concordia University inMontreal and graduated from the

prestigious Chefs School in Stratford, Ontario. Heather has authored over 300 articles on all aspects of pet care. She has written for publications such as Puppy Scoops, Dog Knows, Healthy Maturity, The AKC (American Kennel Club) Gazette, and Canadian Dog Digest, and is the author of The Secret

Language of Dogs and The Secret Language of Cats.

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