Now completed updated in this new edition, here is the definitive book on a cherished member of 38 per cent of households in the United States. The Dog is a comprehensive guide to four areas of compelling interest: the bond between dogs and humans; canine behavior; canine health and disease; and, canine nutrition. Writing in a clear, understandable way, author Linda Case explains selective breeding, training principles, solutions to common behavior problems, preventive health care, and diet that will enhance the human-dog bond for owners. Distinctive figures and tables, complete lists of current references plus suggested readings, and a glossary aid comprehension. More in-depth than most dog books available, The Dog fills a need for a text in undergraduate companion animal courses, veterinary technician courses, and dog care/training courses and is an indispensable resource for professional breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and veterinary clinicians.
Linda P. Case earned her B.S. in Animal Science at Cornell University and her M.S. in Canine/Feline Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She teaches companion animal science and behavior in the Animal Sciences Department and at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois. She owns AutumnGold Consulting, which provides support and technical writing services in companion animal care, behavior, and nutrition. She and her husband own and operate AutumnGold Dog Training Center, in Mahomet, IL. Linda is a member of Delta Society, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the American Society of Animal Scientists (ASAS), and is a certified instructor with the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI). She and her husband share their lives with three dogs and three cats and enjoy distance running, hiking and traveling with their dogs.