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Publisher's Summary

A psychologist and respected dog trainer shares the secrets to a happy pooch.

Did you know that seemingly noiseless electronics may be upsetting your dog? Or that letting her sniff the breeze is one of the best gifts you can give her? 

Wag bridges the gap between human and canine by demystifying the inner lives of dogs to share evidence-based advice for making them happy. Acclaimed blogger Zazie Todd distills the latest canine science and shares recommendations from leading veterinarians, researchers, and trainers to cultivate a rewarding and respectful relationship with your dog - which offers many benefits for you, your family, and your four-legged friend.

©2020 Zazie Todd (P)2020 Greystone Books

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“If you care about your dog, you need this book. It's packed with insights from the latest canine science, and loads of advice about how you can give your dog the happiest life possible.” (Dr. John Bradshaw, author of Dog Sense)

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  • MK
  • 16-06-2020

Great information. Up to date dog training methods

I enjoyed listening to this book. The information is up to date, well presented and easy to understand.

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  • Josh
  • 19-07-2020

Good book, terrible audio

The actual information in the book is excellent. It is presented well and is easily digestible.

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The audiobook is terrible. About 2/3 of the way through there’s an audio glitch that causes doubled audio/a weird echo for about 10 seconds at a stretch. It goes away, but then it happens again later. It is possible to still follow along in the book but it is so obnoxious.

Also, the narrator has. A weird cadence when she. Talks. She breaks. Up sentences weirdly like she. Has no idea what. She’s trying to say. She also mispronounced the word dachshund. I know this one is petty but it’s a book about dogs, learn how to pronounce dog breeds!

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  • Schavay
  • 09-07-2020

recommended for every dog owner, new and old

I'm a dog trainer for a rescue so I'm always trying to find ways to improve general dog knowledge. it's still pretty hard to get people to read a book but at least I can point them to a single book and feel confident they're getting a comprehensive education.

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  • Clare Hart-Slattery
  • 23-10-2020

The glitch is SO ANNOYING

There are moments when the audio plays over itself. It makes it very hard to concentrate. So annoying. The narrator also doesn’t know how to pronounce “canine” or “dachshund.”

Did the author / producer bother to listen to it?

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  • Cindy Gibson
  • 12-09-2020

Enjoyed this book

I listened to this book several times and I found it to be very enjoyable, engaging and interesting. I read the complaints about the performance and totally disagree. I thought she did an excellent job. I liked her soft voice, sure she pronounced dachshund kinda weird but that was not enough of a reason to keep me from listening. Great book with great content on positive training. I actually found another dog book by the author that is awesome too. Freedom from fear, anxiety and stress. I highly recommend.

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  • Guinnevere Shuster
  • 15-06-2020

Really enjoyed the first part of the book, but...

Sadly the recording doubles over on itself during the enrichment chapter halfway through. Trying to finish, but it's hard to listen with two voices talking at once.

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  • Amazon Buyer
  • 27-05-2020

Audio Issues with the Book.

The book is good but about half way through, the audio starts malfunctioning. I could not finish listening to the book.

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  • Ken MacMillan
  • 16-02-2021

Doesn't Work

I tried to simply say that this book has no audio but audible forced me to write a paragraph.

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  • eagle rein
  • 23-12-2020

Audio lag and echo

Chapters 8 and 9 so far have a REALLY BAD audio. It drags and repeats itself. Story lags but the main target is to inform and educate. Certainly learned a bit more as an experienced dog owner.

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  • Eva Arce
  • 03-11-2020

Read this one instead

This is a great book for new or first time dog owners. There is a lot of great information for new dog parents on everything from training to health to what it is like to develop a relationship with a dog.

The reader, however, is terrible. She cannot pronounce pretty common words correctly, like repeated mispronounced brachiocephalic and misused words like waking and walking. For the first several chapters, I really believe that the speaker was a computer so her tone was flat with little emotion.

Otherwise, this is a good book and I recommend reading it instead of listening to this recording.

tl/dr: It is the repeated mispronunciation of brachiocephalic for me.

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  • Sam
  • 26-08-2020

This book makes canine science fun and relevant

This is a glorious book! I loved every minute of it. It takes scientific evidence and shows how we can apply it to improve doggy lives. It is also really heart warming and sweet. The narrator does a fab job, however, there are a few issues with the editing on my copy, whereby a few sentences over-ran each other.

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  • Dean Marks
  • 10-07-2020

Great book

Would recommend to both clients and professionals alike. This book is informative, easy to understand and useful no matter your knowledge of our pets!

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