How to Raise a Happy Dog

So they love you (more than anyone else)

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Pub Date 11 Apr 2023 | Archive Date 16 Mar 2023

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How to Raise a Happy Dog focuses on the happiness to be found in the person/pet relationship and includes dozens of ideas for activities and hacks you can build into daily life with your pet, from spontaneous play and activities to making them the perfect sleep spot.

We know how important happiness is for ourselves but when it comes to pets, making sure they’re happy – as opposed to obedient, say – is often underrated. Yet there’s plenty of fresh science that shows that a happy, engaged pet is easy to live with and creates happiness in its owners, too.

How to Raise a Happy Dog shows what you can learn from your pet’s behaviour and body language, offer a mass of practical ways to raise your pet’s happiness levels, and show you how to connect with them in the way they’ll love best.

Building on recent scientific developments into animal behavioural science, this book's methods aim to increase inter-species understanding and encouraging the behaviour you do want, while discouraging the behaviour you don’t.

Divided into 6 chapters, each of which contains plenty of easy-to-follow activities which owners can carry out themselves, this book will become an invaluable resource for building and strengthening the bond between human and dog.

Sections include:

  • How you can get to know your dog better; 

  • How to develop happiness in different areas, from exercising to playing

  • A guide to different stages in a dog’s life and at how to tailor activities to a puppy or to an ageing dog.
Perfect for dog owners who want to get to know their canine friends as individuals, this indispensible book offers a new angle that gives owners lots of customized ideas for having fun with their pet, as well as explaining behaviours that they may have previously found baffling.

How to Raise a Happy Dog focuses on the happiness to be found in the person/pet relationship and includes dozens of ideas for activities and hacks you can build into daily life with your pet, from...

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As a recent first-time dog owner, I had to snatch this up as soon as I saw it.

In fact, I read it in one sitting, immediately after downloading it, and even tested one of the games on my pooch! :D This one in particular is the one where you put a treat in a bottle (since he loves those so much). He will need a bit of practice though.

Anyways, I think anyone who has a playful pet will enjoy all the insight into learning a dog's behaviour, but most of all, I loved all the activity and games suggestions. And I hope my pup will love them all too.

I highly recommend this to any unexperienced, first-time pet owners like me!

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Quarto Publishing Group, adopt me.

Okay, that apart (😅) I love this series so much! I loved reading the one on cats. Totally loved it and found it so helpful as I am a proud crazy cat lady.
I am looking forward to have dogs as pets in the near future so I find this one quite helpful as well regarding the different dog breeds, their different needs, what should not be done for particular breeds and such helpful information.

I find the illustrations quite good.

Am impressed with the team!

Thank you, Quarto Publishing Group - Ivy Press, for the advance reading copy.

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If you are a dog owner then you need to read this. This is an easy read and it really helps to understanding your dog and how to make them happy and comfortable.
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Enjoyable and informative book on how to raise a happy dog. The book is very clearly and cleverly written. A reader is immediately engaged and pulled into the dog's world as the author begins that book by explaining how a dog's senses (hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste) allow them to access our world at much higher levels than humans. Any dog owner will be happy to spend time reading this gem to learn more about how best to bond, connect and have fun with their dog. And their lucky pup will be glad that they did!

Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for my ARC of this book to read and review.

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