William Charles Henry Wood wrote this popular book that continues to be widely read today despite its age.
ÂThe healing power of the bond between men and dogs isexplored in this unique book. Three important themes emerge: attachment, loss,and continued bonds with canine companions for males across the life span andfrom various contextual backgrounds. The contributors replace common assumptionswith needed context pertaining to men's emotions and relationships, startingwith the impact of gender norms on attachment, and including robust data on howcanine companionship may counter Western culture socialization. The chapters engagereaders with details pertaining to ways in which dogs help men develop stable,caring relationships, process feelings, and cope with stress - within a varietyof environments including home, school and treatment programs for veterans,prisoners, and youth. The book also address men's loss of companion animals,and the need for building new ways of sustaining the memory and meaning of thebond in males' lives, referred to as a "continuing bond." Â From these various vantage points, Â therapeutic insights and relevant findings bringa new depth of understanding to this compelling topic.
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Probing the deeper concepts behind "man's best friend," Men and Their Dogs provides a richclinical understanding of this timeless bond, and should be of special interestto health psychologists, clinical psychologists, academicians, social workers, nurses,counselors, life coaches and dog lovers.
The Art of Introducing Dogs-A guide for conducting dog to dog introductions.
People add a new dog or puppy to their household often without any planning taking place or consideration of how that new dog or puppy will affect the dynamics of the current family and resident dog/s. 'The Art of Introducing Dogs' looks at a whole range of important considerations before you add a new dog or puppy such as:
The sex or age of the newcomer
Determining play styles of the dogs
Looking at socialisation histories
Established preferences of your dog
The book also looks at how you can assess the new dog or puppy before getting your heart set on it, as well carrying out introductions - whether on or off lead, using neutral territories, crossover of scent, parallel walking, dog passing dog and curving techniques. There is also detailed information on moving from the introduction to living together at home.
An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to perform dog to dog introductions.
""For anyone considering getting another dog, 'The Art of Introducing Dogs' is a must have purchase. The book is extremely thorough covering all aspects of second dog ownership from assessing different play styles and levels of socialization to step by step practical introductions expressed in a simple, easy to read style""
- Karin Bridge Cert IV CGC instructor Get Smart Dog Training
""Louise Ginman has created an invaluable resource for dog-lovers looking to add another member to their canine family. Proper selection and introduction of new family members can go a long way toward ultimate peace in the pack. Be sure you read this book before you adopt, to maximize your new-dog success.""
-Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, Peaceable Paws"
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