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Coming Spring 2020—Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy

Vancouver, BC—Greystone Books has acquired World English Language Rights to Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy by respected dog trainer, social psychologist, and award-winning blogger Zazie Todd, PhD.

Did you know that seemingly quiet electronics can irritate your dog?

Or that letting her sniff the breeze is one of the best gifts you can give her?
Science tells us that spending time with dogs can boost our mood, improve our physical health, and even help us navigate difficult emotions such as loneliness, anxiety, depression, and grief. Yet statistics show how easily the human-canine bond can break down, sometimes with devastating effects—and as Todd explains in Wag, misunderstanding our dog’s needs is most often to blame.
Wag bridges the gap between human and canine by drawing on new research to clearly state what your dog needs at each stage in your journey together: from new puppy to end-of-life care. Along the way, informative chapters on topics such as “How Dogs Learn,” “Fear and Other Problems,” and “Dogs and Children” share new solutions to old problems, and a “Checklist for a Happy Dog” helps put new ideas into practice
In Wag, readers will discover …

  • Enrichment exercises—such as stimulating your dog’s sense of smell—that are essential for a happy pooch.
  • Ways to train your dog using positive reinforcement, not punishment, which is more effective and healthier for you and your dog.
  • How to reduce stress around vet appointments.
  • Why socializing puppies is important—and the correct way to do it.
  • Scientists who infer that dogs do dream (possibly about their owners).
  • Evidence that most dogs care deeply about their humans. Woof!
  • And much more advice and information.

Wag interweaves Todd’s own expertise with interviews with leading veterinarians, dog trainers, and psychologists to create a fascinating portrait of today’s canine, and an indispensable guide to improving your relationship with your dog.

Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy publishes in Spring 2020.

For more information please contact:
Megan Jones
Marketing Manager
Greystone Books

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