The Art of Introducing Dogs
A guide for conducting dog-to-dog introductions
About the Book
The Art of Introducing Dogs—A guide for conducting dog to dog introductions.
People add a new dog or puppy to their household often without any planning taking place or consideration of how that new dog or puppy will affect the dynamics of the current family and resident dog/s. ‘The Art of Introducing Dogs’ looks at a whole range of important considerations before you add a new dog or puppy such as:
• The sex or age of the newcomer
• Determining play styles of the dogs
• Looking at socialisation histories
• Established preferences of your dog
The book also looks at how you can assess the new dog or puppy before getting your heart set on it, as well carrying out introductions - whether on or off lead, using neutral territories, crossover of scent, parallel walking, dog passing dog and curving techniques. There is also detailed information on moving from the introduction to living together at home.
An indispensable resource for anyone wanting to perform dog to dog introductions.
“For anyone considering getting another dog, ‘The Art of Introducing Dogs’ is a must have purchase. The book is extremely thorough covering all aspects of second dog ownership from assessing different play styles and levels of socialization to step by step practical introductions expressed in a simple, easy to read style”
- Karin Bridge Cert IV CGC instructor Get Smart Dog Training
“Louise Ginman has created an invaluable resource for dog-lovers looking to add another member to their canine family. Proper selection and introduction of new family members can go a long way toward ultimate peace in the pack. Be sure you read this book before you adopt, to maximize your new-dog success.”
-Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC, Peaceable Paws
About the Author
Louise Ginman is a qualified Dog Behavioural Trainer who runs a dog training business ‘Positive Dogs’ in Sydney, Australia. She has been an Education committee member of APDT Australia Inc. since 2008 and President since 2012. Louise has several qualifications including a Bachelor of Science Degree and Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services. Louise has over 20 years’ experience with both domestic and exotic species in both a training and husbandry/management capacity. Louise worked as a veterinary nurse, dog and cat groomer and animal attendant in a busy and large practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney for several years before moving to Taronga Zoo to work in the Animal Presentation Unit. She then moved permanently to the Carnivore Unit where she is the Unit Supervisor.
Louise’s experience in introductions of animals spans 18 years. She has implemented introduction plans and successfully introduced species as diverse as Lions, Tigers, Snow Leopards, Kodiak Bears, Sun Bears, Meerkats, Fennec Fox, Asian Wild Dog, Red Pandas, Otters, Binturong, Malayan Tapir, Fishing Cats and Golden Cats.
Dogs have always been Louise’s passion and she continues today to educate people about living in harmony with their dog through her writing and pet dog training courses.