The canine expert and star of the hit TV show Dogs in the City shares his cutting-edge methods for training and caring for happy, healthy dogs in the city.
Do you have a doggy dilemma? Struggling with canine claustrophobia? Are you trying to give Fido the best care and attention, but your busy life is getting in the way?
Meet Justin Silver.
As a dog trainer by day and stand-up comedian by night, Justin combined his two vocations and created the charity "Funny For Fido," providing assistance to homeless animals and the groups that support them. In 2006, after fostering and rehabilitating abused animals for more than a decade, he opened a full-service pet care company in New York, which was featured on the hit CBS show Dogs in the City. With a creative and instinctive ability to connect with dogs and solve problems between pets and their owners, Justin became New York City’s top dog guru. Now, in The Language of Dogs, Justin shares insider tips—not to mention his best hound humor—for socializing dogs of all ages and preparing new puppies for well-adjusted city lives. Packed with expert training techniques, recipes, and grooming advice, this book is a complete guide for people with dogs of all breeds, ages, and temperaments.
Justin’s work with pet owners is more than a business; he has a true gift for distilling complex issues into simple solutions. A must-read for all dog lovers, The Language of Dogs will help you become the best dog owner you can possibly be.
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The Language of Dogs
This book shocked me. It was recommended to me by a friend who was a fan of Justin’s show. Personally, I never saw it and agreed to read The Language of Dogs only to placate my colleague’s imploring. Before reading, my initial reaction was: “a reality TV dog trainer gets a book deal…wow." Let me tell you, I’ve probably read a dozen books on dog training, have frequented the forums and considered myself way more informed than most on the subject. This book was outstanding! Truly off the charts for the genre. Can’t think of a close second and I would genuinely reccomend it to non-dog owners for the crystal ball understanding of human behavior. The insight is astounding, the writing is so smooth, visual and funny...I’m beginning to sound like a shill. I don’t know if it’s Silver or Donnenfeld behind the writing and behavioral insights but as a doctorate of psychology, I’m a little jealous. It’s a shame this book will probably not get the attention, respect and distribution it deserves. In a day and age where everyone is trying to brand and bash their way into selling some new approach to dog training, this book turns training on its head and will make anyone rethink their dog…and possibly themselves.