Whether you are a first-time or long-time dog owner, “Good Dog!” is the book to keep close at hand. The book taps into some of the most common and difficult-to-conquer behavior issues in puppies and adult dogs alike. Written in Q&A format using questions from real-life pet owners, “Good Dog” tackles such topics as dogs’ aggression towards people and other animals; training challenges; noise and separation anxieties; excessive barking, jumping and chewing and cognitive dysfunction. A section on unusual topics gives advice on canine grieving, surprising food choices, how to name a dog and even how to costume a reluctant pooch for Halloween.
“Good Dog!” contains messages by actress and animal lover Betty White, Animal Planet TV host and dog trainer Victoria Stilwell and veterinarian Dr. Sheldon Rubin.
The book also contains extensive lists of additional sources, including websites and books, as well as contacts for professional dog behaviorists and associations. In answering readers’ questions, Dale frequently quotes top experts in the field.