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High-Energy Dogs – A Practical Guide to Living With Energetic and Driven Canines, By Tracy Libby

Many of the most popular dog breeds, including Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Shetland Sheepdogs, Australian Shepherds, and many of the terriers, are considered to be high-energy by nature—but even breeds not considered high-energy can have markedly energetic individuals among them.

High-Energy Dogs provides the owners of these intelligent and challenging dogs with the tools to manage their diverse physical and mental needs in a positive and fun way. In this informative guide, discover why certain breeds are hard-wired for tireless work and how to channel these energy reserves into positive behaviors. The author, an expert on dogs, offer tips on how to read and understand body language in order to make your demanding dog more manageable. She also provides information on managing specific behavior problems related to high-energy dogs, including separation anxiety, jumping up, and refusing to come when called. A step-by-step plan is included to maximize a high-drive dog’s natural instincts and to establish a strong and trusting bond between owner and dog. The easy-to-follow basic and advanced training techniques are specifically suited to the needs of high-octane dogs and stress the importance of using play and other types of positive motivation when training.

By using the advice offered in High-Energy Dogs, dog owners can become better pet parents who make the most of having an energetic dog while averting potential problem behaviors and helping to ensure a happy and obedient pet.

About the Author

Tracy Libby is an award-winning freelance writer and author of several breed-specific books. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the AKC Gazette, Puppies USA, You and Your Dog, and Dog Fancy’s Popular Dogs series. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and a recipient of the Ellsworth S. Howell award for distinguished dog writing. Tracy lives in Oregon, and she has been involved in the sport of dogs for 20 years, exhibiting in conformation and obedience.

Excerpt from High Energy Dogs – A Practical Guide to Living With Energetic and Driven Canines © TFH Publications, Inc.

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