Decoding Your Dog, a new book by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, expertly guides owners and guardians to a deeper understanding of dog behavior. Releasing on January 7, 2014, Decoding Your Dog is described by USA TODAY as the first book for the general public written by veterinary behaviorists. Nineteen contributing authors analyze problem behaviors, explain why dogs behave as they do, and provide science-based solutions.
According to the editors, unwanted behavior is the number one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters. Humans often misinterpret dogs’ physical expressions of fear, anxiety, and excitement, resulting in frustration and a breakdown of the human/animal bond.