Book giveaway: Decoding Your Dog

Win a copy of the book Decoding Your DogI recently reviewed the book Decoding Your Dog on my blog. (You can find my full review of the book here.)

This week, I’ll be giving away a copy of the book here on the Stale Cheerios blog.

This is a pretty interesting book for anyone interested in dog behavior or dog training. There’s lots of great information in it! It would also make a great gift if you have a friend or relative who has a new dog or puppy or who is just interested in learning more about canine behavior.

The 14 chapters in the book cover a whole range of topics, including dog body language and communication, how to choose a dog, how dogs learn, house training, training tools and basic training tips, common dog behavior problems, kids and dogs, enrichment and mental stimulation, aggression, separation anxiety, sound phobias, compulsive behaviors, and senior dogs. In short, this book is packed full of information!

(Note: I received a free review copy of this book from the publisher. However, I was not compensated for my review and I was under no obligation to write a positive review of this book on my blog. I review products on my site that I feel my readers will enjoy. This post also contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support!)

How to enter this giveaway

Note: This giveaway will close at 11:59 pm on Monday, December 22, 2014.

1) Leave a comment on my blog telling me what aspects of dog behavior and dog training you wish you knew more about.

2) Fill out the Rafflecopter entry form

3) (Optional) Earn additional entries through social media sites (See the Rafflecopter entry form for more details).

Good luck! And if you don’t win, you can find Decoding Your Dog at most major bookstores or on Amazon.

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Must be 18 years or older to enter
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  • Ruth Epstein

    I would love to learn more about how to break Laylas stubborness BOL as she is one stubborn lil girl

  • Katty k

    I just love dog books and so dose my mom

  • sottovoce

    Phodias. My little alien pug is terrified of the dark, I have never known an animal that was afraid of the dark….I rescued him when he was almost 4, maybe something in his past.

    • It very well could be something from his past. There is a chapter in the book on noise and sound phobias, which you would find very interesting! There might be some tips in it that could help you with your pug’s fear of the dark.

  • Jan K, Wag N Woof Pets

    This book has been on my “want” list for a while. Our pup Luke has big issues with being shy and afraid of strangers. We’ve been working with clicker training to help him, but we still have a long ways to go, and anything that might help me understand him better would be great!

  • LyricInTime2803

    I LOVE reading about dogs, especially behavior and training. With Shiloh, I like learning about how dogs perceive our body language and movement- very helpful in our agility career. With Wager- who’s a much more fearful dog- I have been learning about reactivity and stress.

  • Carrie M

    I would like to know more about other dog aggression

  • jules mcnubbin

    i would love to learn how to get our charlie to stop biting us… and also to quit chasing and biting the cats.

  • HuskyCrazed

    Great giveaway! I can’t enter as I am in Canada but I wish everyone good luck!

    BTW, do you have a follow by email button by any chance? I can’t see one, but maybe I am missing it?

    ? husky hugz ? frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  • nickie burke

    I would like to know why our puppy chews everything

  • Lisa Rossman

    I would love to have a better understanding so I don’t do so much assuming of why the dogs behave as they do.

  • Susan

    How to handle reactive barking, esp when it is unexpected or takes me by surprise

  • pamela

    How to correct mistakes when you hurry shaping behavior and skip a step in the process…how do you back up the incorrect learned behavior when the dog loves what he learned and keeps doing it even when starting over at step one to get it right. Mind you I spend hours training him every week using clicker training and incorporating Dr yin science based principles. Decoding your dog a much wanted read as I have 4 dogs of various breeds that make my life wonderfully rich…dog treats for my canines leave me broke so a book treat for me..yay! Win win win hope hope hope

  • Kay

    I wonder what dogs are really trying to tell us when they sit and stare at our face so intently. It does seem that the dog is trying to communicate something important. My dog will put her chin on the arm of my chair and just look and look and look at me quietly. Maybe she is saying “get the treats out, lets learn something new!”

    • Kay — isn’t it frustrating/fascinating when you know that they are trying to “say” something, but you just can’t figure out exactly what they want to say?!

  • Joni B

    What is my dog trying to tell me when she looks at me? She’s trying hard to get a message across but I’m not getting it.

  • Barbara

    I would love to learn more about enrichment and mental stimulation.

    • Barbara — there’ lots of info in the book about enrichment and this is also something I’m planning to write lots more about on my blog in 2015!

  • Abby C

    I honestly want to know all there is about dog behavior! I am one of those people that just want to learn as much as possible! 🙂

  • Deb Lukasik

    Since I teach puppy classes, I would love to learn more to help get new puppies off on the right paw. I have many years rescue experience and if I can prevent a dog from ending up in rescue, I am successful. Also my husband just lost his job and it would be the absolute BEST Christmas present to the Decoding Your Dog! Thank you

  • Natalie

    I would love to learn more about how to get dogs from stop barking whenever anyone comes to the door

  • How to dissuade barking at the door when someone is in the hallway.

  • drivemebuggy

    I am learning by fire about generalized anxiety. Any hints into new ways to unlock the barrier with my sweet boy is greatly desired.