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Canine Enrichment for the Real World - BOOK

Canine Enrichment for the Real World - BOOK

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In the world of dogs, there is now more awareness than ever of the need to provide enrichment. What exactly is enrichment? The concept is pretty straightforward: learn what your dog’s needs are, and then structure an environment and routine that allows them to engage in behaviors they find enriching. To truly enrich your dog’s life, you should offer them opportunities to engage in natural or instinctual behaviors. Aside from the limitations we have to place on a dog in today’s modern, busy world, the biggest constraint to enriching your dog’s life is your imagination!


What the experts say about Canine Enrichment:

Don’t let the word “enrichment” in the title fool you into thinking that the scope of this book is too narrow or not something you will find valuable. It focuses comprehensively on meeting your dog’s needs and is written in a holistic, science-based, practical, straightforward, and easy-to-understand way. I love this book!
Ken Ramirez, author of Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement

Canine Enrichment is a deep dive into what dogs really need and how we can provide it. It’s a great book for dog lovers who want to go beyond the standard superficialities of “dogs need exercise.” Just the chapter on agency is worth the price of the book!
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB Emeritus, author of The Other End of the Leash and The Education of Will

The scope of this book is ambitious and the authors deliver, navigating the subject of enrichment with depth and relevance. Caregivers will gain critically important perspectives and practical information to improve the lives of their animals.
Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Utah State University, and founder of Behavior Works, LLC

Allie Bender, CDBC, CPDT-KA, SBA, and Emily Strong, CDBC, CPBT-KA, SBA, are certified behavior consultants who work with all companion animal species. They co-founded and operate Pet Harmony, LLC, and First Train Home.




Author:Allie Bender and Emily StrongPublication Year:2019ISBN:9781617812682Format:Paper back - 230 pagesPublisher:Dogwise Publishing


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Casey Batchelor
Such a great book!

Such a great book, really informative and easy to read and take in. I will definitely be reading this over and over again, I know it will be a great resource to refer to

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Amanda Simpson

A good read so far, and I like the fact that the drivers are explained, based on evidence.  Looking forward to continuing to read the book.