A Dog Is A Dog
And That's Why He's So SpecialBook - 2012
A Dog is a Dog is an excellent book for young children to read, especially if they are interested in having a dog. The author, Clarice Rutherford, brings her many years of experience with dogs into this book, and explains dogs, how to manage, train, as well as understand them. The book is written for the middle grade school level. The reader will learn the basic history of dogs and their relationship to the wolf. How the dog's brain develops and the importance of early socialization and basic training is explained, as well as how the genetics and instincts of the wolf play an important role in the behavior of the dog to some extent. Establishing one's self as a leader is discussed. Training the dog to be a well-mannered companion is also explained, with good advice on why dogs do some of the things they do, and what can be done to correct those actions. Reading and understanding the body language of the dog is covered and how correct reading will help the person interact with dogs better. Tips are included for basic training. Sidebars offer more detail or stories to add more information that the reader may more easily relate to. The book finishes with a tribute to the wolf.
Publisher: Crawford, CO : Alpine, c2012
Branch Call Number: Ju 636.708 Rut
Alternative Title: A dog is a dog : and that is why he is so special