How to Speak Dog

How to Speak Dog

A Guide to Decoding Dog Language

Book - 2013
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Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behaviour. Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to the irresistible call of the canine in this delightful book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere-a must-have in every home where pups are looking for love and understanding.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2013
ISBN: 9781426313738
Branch Call Number: J 636 .7 NEW
Characteristics: 176 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Weitzman, Gary


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Mar 29, 2017

A great book to learn how to speak dog

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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Nov 04, 2017

blue_dog_25988 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

SPL_Childrens Apr 07, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over


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