No walks? No worries!

Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise

No walks? No worries!
Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787115057
Publisher: Hubble & Hattie
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“He’s going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers.”

These words – which often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery, or requiring long-term medical care – can strike fear into an owner’s heart. Not a lot of advice is available regarding appropriate mental and emotional support for dogs whilst their usual exercise is limited, and owners are left to manage as best they can, which can be stressful for both owner and dog, and can lead to behaviour changes and problems.

No walks? No worries! is a unique book, written by qualified professionals in their field, that aims to help owners identify the individual needs of their dog, and, in addition, offer support in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise, when surgical interventions are planned. Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support – as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills – are included.

Beautiful, specially-taken photographs illustrate every chapter, and worksheets enable owners to chart the  progress of their dog’s care plan.

The author

Sian Ryan is an MSc-qualified dog trainer whose aim is to maximize quality of life for all dogs. She contributes to national media as a dog training expert, and her previous book No Walks? No Worries! (2014) is an essential guide for owners with dogs on restricted activity. Sian is also training and behavior expert for BBC programs including Me and My Dog with Chris Packham. Sian owns and runs Developing Dogs in Cambridgeshire, and gives seminars and workshops across the country, developing interactions which enable dogs and owners to make the most of their unique relationship.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 96 Pages
ISBN: 9781787115057
Illustrations: 100 color & b-w photos
Size: 8.07 in x 8.07 in / 204.98 mm x 204.98 mm