Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy - Zazie Todd


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How to care for dogs as sentient creatures experiencing emotions, just like us


If you want to give your dog the best life possible, you need to get educated and this book offers a great starting place to build a solid foundation. It's an evidence-based guide with practical tips for applying the science re: how dogs learn, grooming, vet visits, walks, enrichment, food, senior dogs, and end of life decisions. It's easy to follow, full of studies and references to back up the author's word, comprehensive, full of things to learn about ethology and covers the entire lifespan of a dog, from beginning to end.

Zazie includes anecdotes about her dogs Ghost and Bodger, who had very different personalities. The book is well organised and makes you mindful of the fact that each dog is an individual with different likes and dislikes and to pay attention to what's best for each dog. With the help of this book, you can work on making your dog's life happier and more fulfilling: Grow into Canine Guardianship..in a delightful and engaging way.

Each chapter has a "How to Apply the Science at Home" section at the end which breaks down the main points from the chapter with practical information that you should know (or do) for your dog. And there is a "Checklist for a Happy Dog" in the back of the book as well.

Whilst there is still a lot to learn about dogs, we need to be careful not to read all that outdated information out there as there's a lot of fabulous up-to-date information about dogs out there now and we already know more than enough to make decisions about how to treat dogs and how to live with them - with the kindness and respect that they deserve.

So much science and research condensed into one book while being understandable for everyday dog guardians - well worth the read!

Customer Reviews

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Lorraine Bidois
Great info

I've been spot-reading this book for the bits i'm most interested in. Some cool insights and useful info

Awesome, glad it's a useful read! <3