In Standing with the Dog: K9 Psychology in a Nutshell, Helmick hopes to make a difference, urging readers to stand with and for the dog, sharing crucial information and practical insights about dogs that will greatly benefit all who love and interact with them, including those in the Shelter/ Rescue/ Animal Cruelty and Neglect industry.
Standing with the Dog: K9 Psychology in a Nutshell, is distributed by Ingram/ Spring Arbor, and available in both paperback (ISBN 978-0981651156)
Though the history of dog and man dates back thousands of years, key knowledge of the dog's innate qualities, characteristics, unique behaviors and skills still elude many who interact with dogs personally and professionally.
In this book, readers will learn keys to quality animal education, including:
• Prerequisites for the handler, canine and training team.
• History of the domestication, unique drives, and pack structure of the canine.
• Characteristics of the shelter dog, and how to care for the abused and neglected dog.
• Problems with current canine breeding practices, and popular spaying/ neutering practices.
Those who love the dog, who are willing to commit their time to making the world of the dog a better place, will find a wealth of useful information in these pages. Standing with the Dog K9 Psychology in a Nutshell, will deepen readers’ knowledge and understanding of "man's best friend" and inspire them to stand with the dog always.
Mel Helmick has decades of formal training and field work in canine training and handling, and is recognized as an expert by professional canine organizations nationwide. She has trained countless animals that have deployed professionally in the United States and throughout the world.
Standing with the Dog K9 Psychology in a Nutshell is distributed by Ingram/ Spring Arbor. Order at bookstores everywhere, and on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/