What Dogs Want: An illustrated guide for HAPPY dog care and training (Hardcover)
A smart, fun illustrated guide to decoding your dog's feelings, from internationally celebrated pet behaviorist Mat Ward.
Your dog is your best friend. But it's not always easy to know what your dog is trying to tell you. In What Dogs Want, you'll uncover the meaning of your pooch's body language and bark as you learn fascinating new details about how dogs see, smell, think, and live in the world at any age. Every page has illustrations that perfectly sum up what's going on in your dog's head (spoiler alert: usually it's playing, sleeping, or eating...).
A world leader in modern dog-training, Mat Ward demonstrates that once you understand your puppy or dog, you can train them with love and encouragement, making them feel comfortable and totally at home in your house. Once your dog feels supported in this way, Mat shows, you can give them better care and help them overcome tough issues like separation anxiety. What Dogs Want also teaches exciting new games that encourage you and your furry friend to communicate-and have a whole lot of fun!
A simple guide to giving your dog a safe and happy life, What Dogs Want is a must-have book for the dog lover in us all.
About the Author
Mat Ward is a dog behaviourist who champions reward-based training and he has helped thousands of pets and owners improve their wellbeing over the past two decades. His skills were tested to the limit when he took on the challenge of teaching a rescue dog to fly a plane for the TV show Dogs Might Fly. Mat lives in New Zealand with his wife, children, two cats and two dogs.
Rupert Fawcett is a British cartoonist and writer, who is best known for his critically acclaimed comic strips, Fred (produced since 1989), Daddy and Off The Leash. The success of Fred led to the sale of over nine million greetings cards. Rupert has appeared on Good Morning Britain, The Big Breakfast, Midweek and numerous other TV and radio programmes. His current projects include Off The Leash animations and various books. He lives in London.
“A fascinating new book … it sounds like something we all need over here” —Alex Jones
"[A] fun, instructive guide for new and experienced pet parents … The combination of accessibility and humor makes the book a good choice for younger readers too." - Library Journal