How to Speak Dog

How to Speak Dog

A Guide to Decoding Dog Language

Book - 2013
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A guide about how to understand a dog's body language and behavior illustrates such key concepts as barking, howling, panting, bared teeth, and wagging tail.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Scholastic Inc. ; Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2013]
ISBN: 9781426315596
Characteristics: 176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Weitzman, Gary


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Feb 09, 2018

i LOVE this book!! now i know what my dogs are saying! (i have 6 dogs!) so put this book on hold!

(PS) i agree with hsvkatey!

(PPS) type in 'how to speak cat' and you will know what your cat is saying!! :)

(PPPS) i REALLY agree with blue_fish_1888

Mar 29, 2017

A great book to learn how to speak dog

WCLSFerndaleLibrary Jan 03, 2017

It's all about dog's. It has more than 99 pages. I love that book. Review by Kaitlen Hann

bandblair Jan 20, 2016

Great for adults too!

Apr 25, 2014

Interesting and cute. Kids should like this one.

SPL_Childrens Apr 07, 2014

Dogs communicate in many more ways than barking, yapping, growling and whimpering. A dog tells us what it wants or feels in non-verbal ways too - by the way it wags or holds its tail, holds its paw, points its ears, licks your face, looks (or stares) at you - and in other ways as well.

How to Speak DOG: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language demystifies a dog’s body language so that you will have a better idea of what it means when your dog rolls over, holds its tail straight, wags its tail slowly, pricks its ears or puts its paw on your knee.
More than fifty different puppy poses with detailed explanations of their meanings are provided, as well as fun facts about dogs and their abilities, training tips, advice about caring for dogs, hands-on activities, quizzes and - because this is a National Geographic publication - many wonderful colour photos too.

Some forms of canine communication may surprise you. A yawn, for example, might not mean that a dog is tired. Instead, it might be a calming mechanism at a time when a dog is feeling uncertain or stressed.

This is an excellent book for anyone who has ever wished that they knew more about their pooch’s body language. Further sources of information are listed at the end of the book.

Co-author Gary Weitzman is a veterinarian and president of the San Diego Humane Society.

forbesrachel Oct 22, 2013

A great source for learning the language of dogs! Between the descriptions, and mini tests you are sure to gain a better understanding of all the wiggles and waggles. The book is quick and easy to read, and contains amusing facts to hold your interest as well. This, and all the pictures, also makes it accessible to older children.

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Mar 15, 2018

pink_cheetah_2475 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 11

Feb 09, 2018

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Nov 04, 2017

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SPL_Childrens Apr 07, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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