Author(s): Andrew Banks
A puppy comes with a lot of specific challenges. From ears to paws, they are bundles of energy. Mischievous and constantly testing boundaries, they will keep their owners on their toes. Pups will need to be housebroken, crate trained, and taught basic commands. They may chew your shoes, dig up your garden, or take play too far by nipping at your hands and feet. It will be your job to teach them appropriate behavior. The Secret Language of Puppies is your partner during this first year, your one-stop guide when looking for answers. It takes the mystery out of puppy communication, giving you the insight needed to raise a puppy into a happy, well-behaved dog. Learn to translate the vocal communication, behavior, and body language of your puppy. Understand how your puppy sees the world. Know how your attempts at communication and interaction are interpreted, and get guidance on puppy health and care. As this book shows, there are no bad puppies, only owners who don't yet understand their pup's 'secret language.'
Andrew Banks was born in Glasgow and graduated in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University. He has authored over a dozen books, the majority of them titles on animal behavior, specifically that of domesticated pets, and has made a special study of ethology and canine body language.