How Dogs Talk Naturally. Why talking is important for dogs. Communication in puppyhood. Communicating with each other. Growing up together. Changing the rules. Moving on. Early roles in littermates. Looking for messages. Leaving a mark. Out of sight. Conversing with a stranger. Sniffing and greeting. How a bitch in heat communicates. Doggy dreams. Growling and whining. Facial expressions. Personal space. How dogs use their eyes to communicate. Hearing things. How Dogs Talk with You. Jumping up. Resting postures. Begging. Ear carriage. Tail positioning. Playing. Indicating uncertainty. Investigating shopping. Mealtime agression. Seeking affection. Opening doors. Seeking to be taken out. Dogs and cars. Humble dog. Urinating in the home. Possession aggression. Phantom pregnancy. Destructive nature. Dog in pain. How to Talk with Your Dog. Dealing with a truculent puppy. Attracting a dog's attention. Winning a dog's confidence. Introducing a dog to other pets. Calling for food. Communicating what you expect. Distance communication. Playing with a ball. Using a flying disk toy. Playing with a tug toy. Calming a distressed dog. Recognizing the causes of aggression. Dealing with fights. Persistant barking. Going places your dog doesn't want to. Chewing through your possessions. Communicating with an elderly dog. Useful Addresses. Index.
David Alderton (U.K.) is an international best--selling authority on pets and their care, with his book sales now totaling more than five million copies world--wide. He has written several titles for Howell, including the International Encyclopedia of Pet Care, ISBN 08765646X.