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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794080
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $34.99

The Rescue Dog




A practical guide to adopting, training and living with a rescue dog, from popular dog trainer and animal behaviourist Laura Vissaritis.

Adopting a rescue dog can be daunting. With anxieties and fears from their previous life, they can carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. But all dogs deserve a second chance – and this book will teach you how to provide it.

Animal behaviourist Laura Vissaritis’s approach to training a rescue dog focuses on one side of the relationship: the human. Because to help your dog change their behaviour, first you must change your own.

By building a relationship based on mutual trust and respect, you will help your dog make the most of their new life. Explaining the underlying psychology and offering clear step-by-step guides, Laura covers everything you need to know, including how to:

- bring home and socialise your rescue dog
- establish routines for essentials like toilet training and walking on a leash
- understand your dog’s body language
- discourage unwanted behaviours such as excessive barking or jumping up
- ease their stress, phobias or separation anxiety.

Giving a rescue dog a better life is one of the most emotional, uplifting journeys you can go on. The Rescue Dog will guide you on the path to success.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780143794080
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Laura Vissaritis

Laura Vissaritis is a qualified dog behaviourist with many years of experience. She formulated the 'Dognitive Therapy' approach to dog training, helping thousands of people not only develop better relationships with their dogs but also improve their own lives. In addition, Laura has worked in wildlife education at Zoos Victoria, and also in animal behaviour, as Guardian Dog support handler for the eastern barred bandicoot conservation project. Laura lives in Victoria with her staffordshire bull terrier, Chester.

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