The Heartbeat at Your Feet is the first book to reveal how you can fully understand and communicate with dogs, and how you can easily eliminate any behavior problems, based on new information about animal behavior. Each chapter explores the mind of the dog, its instincts, body language, how and why dogs respond to the people and animals around them, and the profound insights you can gain into what your dog is thinking and feeling through the simple process of observation. Enlightening (and entertaining!), the book guides readers to look at life from your dog's point of view, to understand what your dog is trying to tell you and why, and to notice what makes your pooch listen to you. Including real-life examples throughout the work, The Heartbeat at Your Feet explains how positive methods of behavior modification work more effectively (and permanently) than old dominance methods, which have now proven to be ineffective. As a canine psychologist and professional consultant to dog owners, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma explains compassionate ways of working with dogs and offers readers a guide to improving pet behavior and the relationship between you and your beloved pooch.
Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE: LISTENING TO THE HEARTBEAT 1: Your Dog's Mind 2: Instincts and Senses 3: Body Language and Communication 4: How Your Dog Reads You 5: What's Your Dog Telling You? 6: Who is Training Whom? PART TWO: WHEN TWO HEARTS BEAT AS ONE 7: The Sympatico Method Versus Dominance 8: Bringing Home Your New Dog: Getting it Right from the Sta 9: Training, Recall and Those All-Important Manners 10: Barking, Chewing, Growling and Other Issues 11: The Games People (and Dogs) Play PART THREE: A MEETING OF HEARTS. SUCCESS STORIES Hector: Barking Through the Night Joey: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Saffy: Early morning Barking Cindy: Depression Over New Baby Snowy: Disruptive Behavior Emmy: Fear-aggression Beauty: Separation Anxiety Toby: Food-guarding and Dog-aggression Freddy: Jumping Up and Mouthing Bear: Settling In and House-Training Lindy: Incessant Barking Orla: From Cruelty to Compassion Shep: Agoraphobia Bibliography About the Author Endnotes