This book tells you everything you need to know about welcoming an adolescent or adult dog into your family. We all know that older dogs present their own special joys and challenges; let this easy-to-read book turn your “new dog” into your “best dog ever!”
By reading Love Has No Age Limit you will:
- Learn to establish new relationships with time and patience
- Learn what to expect at 3 days, 3 weeks and 3 months
- Know how to avoid overwhelming a new dog
- Use positive training to get started on the right paw
- Understand minor behavioral problems vs. serious problems
Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2011, Best Soft-cover Guide and the North Shore Animal League America Award.
So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from “new dog” to “family member” by guiding you through the first steps of this new relationship.
Love Has No Age Limit includes information on what to do as you enter the house, how to handle the first few days, what to do and what not to do as you get to know each other, and tips on everything from the car ride home to the first vet visit. It includes advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems to helps prevent the most frequent dilemmas that people encounter when adopting a new dog.
They say, you can’t judge a book by its cover but as soon as I saw the dear old dog on the cover of Patricia McConnell and Karen London’s Love Has No Age Limit, I just knew I would love the book. And I do. Yet another outrageous success by Patricia and Karen. I have always been a champion of adopting adult dogs and this book is most certainly a valuable resource for anyone welcoming an adult dog into their home. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Let Patricia and Karen show you how.
Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM, founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
If you are considering adopting a dog frothen Love Has No Age Limit will be your perfect companion. Packed with great information, this book will make the transition period from shelter to home a lot easier for you and your dog. For shelters, Love Has No Age Limit will give adopters a unique support system, thereby increasing the rate of successful adoptions by helping to keep dogs in their new homes.
Victoria Stilwell, Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog
If you’ve decided to adopt a furry homeless stranger, this booklet is your perfect resource. You’ll provide love for your new dog, while Drs. McConnell and London will provide practical, accurate advice so you can avoid common mistakes and spark a life-long friendship.
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB, Bright Spot Dog Training
Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D. are Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists and professional dog trainers who specialize in evaluating and treating serious behavioral problems in domestic dogs. They are both Adjunct Professors as well as nationally and internationally respected ethologists who combine the best of science and practical experience to improve the lives of their favorite species, people and dogs. As behaviorists and dog lovers, they have extensive experience bringing adolescent and older dogs into new homes, including their own.
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