ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Dog Household

  • by Amy Shojai
  • Narrated by Amy Shojai
  • 6 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The United States is home to 78.2 million owned dogs, and 28 percent of owners own more than one dog, while 12 percent own three or more. That means more furry love for owners, but also can create a howling mess over that (GRRRR!) new canine friend. From conflicts over favorite toys and chew bones to sharing time with a favorite human, adding new pets rubs fur the wrong way and creates hairy situations for everyone - including you.
Whether you share your life with one dog or a houseful of hounds, this new guide gives owners the ability to understand why dogs act with dog-matic aggression, and learn how to soothe the growls and turn your household into a peaceable kingdom. You'll find detailed prescriptive how-to advice focused in the most common problems found in the multi-dog household. Use these fun techniques to calm fears, explain canine woofs and whines and body language, and strengthen the bond you share with your dogs. Step by step tips from this award-winning author and certified animal behavior consultant explain how to:

Recognize and diffuse dog-to-dog aggression
Solve canine firework fears, thunder phobias and separation anxiety
Settle disputes over territory, potty problems and mealtime woes
Choose an appropriate furry friend that resident dogs welcome with open paws
Introduce the new arrival (including fiancee, babies, kids and cats) to the current canines
Solve common pet peeves: barking, chewing, digging, jumping up, and more!

Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps owners devise strategies that enable multiple dogs to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America's premier pet experts, the book explains everything the loving dog owner needs to know. Most important, ComPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for canine fun and peace.
For more pet behavior advice refer to:
ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your Cat-Dog Household
ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your Multi-Cat Household


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very useful!

Where does ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems in Your Multi-Dog Household rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favorites! It is chock full of useful information for new dog owners (whether you've got just the one or a whole pack!)

What did you like best about this story?

The information was relevant, detailed, and easily applicable to life with multiple dogs. Even if you only have one dog, it has information you can apply to having your dog get along with others during visits or playdates.

What about Amy Shojai’s performance did you like?

I like when authors read their own writing. It gives the book a whole new dimension.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened to it in the car, but I would suggest listening with a pad of paper and pen so you can jot down the tips and tricks that speak to you the most!

Any additional comments?

The author generously gifted a copy of this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed listening to it and will take a look at purchasing Amy's other books on pet behavior!!

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- J. Piazza

It was OK.

Some of the information was science based and valid and I liked her list of expert references and studies. She also included homeopathic and herbal "remedies" which was disappointing. She also seemed to be advertising one pet product after another like one big advertisement listing product names and websites. The narration was really bad. There was no feeling or natural way about the narration, sounded like a robot. Overall I don't recommend this book and struggled to listen to its conclusion.
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- Illyria

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: Amy Shojai