Considerations for the City Dog

Considerations for the City Dog Melissa McCue McGrath CPDT KA wrote this book in response to a dog nearly killing a man and his German shepherd in her home city of Somerville MA After that terrible incident and a decade of w

  • Title: Considerations for the City Dog
  • Author: Melissa McCue-McGrath Leah H. Tremble Judith Kurtz Bogdanove Kenneth Mallon
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Melissa McCue McGrath, CPDT KA, wrote this book in response to a dog nearly killing a 6 4 man and his German shepherd in her home city of Somerville, MA After that terrible incident, and a decade of working with frustrated dogs in urban centers, she decided to speak with professionals in related dog industries veterinarians, rescue volunteers, behavior specialists, dogMelissa McCue McGrath, CPDT KA, wrote this book in response to a dog nearly killing a 6 4 man and his German shepherd in her home city of Somerville, MA After that terrible incident, and a decade of working with frustrated dogs in urban centers, she decided to speak with professionals in related dog industries veterinarians, rescue volunteers, behavior specialists, dog daycare providers, groomers and to identify why urban dogs are failing, and how we can do better for them The same issues and solutions came up again, and again, and again across the board This book explains how to find the right dog for a city environment, identifies how to find a good care taker for your pet, defines behaviorist and explains how to get exercise for an athletic dog in a city of leash laws Most importantly, this book lays out how exactly to find reputable help for any possible issue, and holds your hand if things are not working as hoped This is not a dog training book there are 1,000 s on the market already Instead, this book perfectly supplements any science based training regimen It gives insight as to why dogs do what they do, but perhaps critically, it explains why people do what they do as they relate to dogs, and how we can all do better We all need to do better our urban dogs are in the balance.

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    1. Melissa McCue McGrath has compiled an invaluable resource for urban dog owners with this book. While the vast majority of dog owners want nothing but the best for their four-legged friends--unhesitatingly spending money on food, toys, and training--they still are often missing some key insights that could make their pets' lives better in so many ways. Knowledge is more valuable than any product, but most dog owners' knowledge ends with obedience training, unless or until their pet ends up in tro [...]

    2. In July 2015, my 15-year-old daughter, spouse and I adopted our first dog from a wonderful rescue in Dedham, MA. We quickly realized that welcoming an eight-month-old puppy into our lives would challenge us in ways that we had not imagined. We learned that dogs are not like cats, that I would not be returning to my co-working space in Boston anytime soon, that finding a dog walker suited to our reactive puppy could be a Lifetime mini-series of its own, and that certain baseball fields in Cambrid [...]

    3. Thank you to Ms. McCue-McGrath for creating such a valuable resource for those of us who live in cities with our dogs. Once you move to a place where the option of opening the door and letting your pup run free in the lower 40 disappears, dog ownership becomes a whole new ball game. We want to do right by our dogs and, in a city, that requires thoughtfulness, creativity and educated support. By exploring such topics as socializing your dog, who to turn to if you need help, what equipment works a [...]

    4. A must have for all city-dog ownersThis book is exceptionally thoughtful and compassionate to the needs of city dogs. Please read so you and your dog can have the best, most fulfilled life together.

    5. An excellent book if you live in a city and are contemplating getting your first dog. Good advice, lovely photos of beautiful dogs and lots of anecdotal stories.

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