Living With Wolfdogs
An Everyday Guide to a Lifetime Companionship: 2nd Edition
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If you currently have a wolfdog, a.k.a. wolf hybrid, are thinking of getting one, or just want to learn more about these beautiful, fascinating animals, this is the book for you.
Nicole Wilde, a wolfdog expert, has not only served as Executive Director for a wolf/wolfdog rescue, but also lived with wolfdogs for ten years. She shares her honest insights and first-hand knowledge with the reader, never sugar-coating the difficulties of living with these special dogs, but also offering positive, helpful advice mixed with compassion and humor.
- Legalities, containment, and other considerations
- Socializing shy wolfdogs; what really works
- Introducing canine pack members
- The most effective training for wolfdogs
- Solutions for digging and other problem behaviors
- Dealing with dominance challenges
...and much more.
Now with additional diagrams, photos, and information you won't find anywhere else!
The best book ever written on the subject of wolfdog training, care and socialization. - Monty Sloan, Wolf Behavior Specialist, Wolf Park, Indiana
A must-read for anyone who shares their life with any canine, wolfdog or not. Sound advice, great tips! - Ian Dunbar, veterinarian, animal behaviorist and renowned book author
Highly recommend this book!
If you are truly thinking of getting one...please READ this book!! All too often, people think that "a wolfdog will make me look cool", "they will make a great guard dog", or "they are just like any other dog"...wrong!
Before you get in way over your head and get one, take the time to read up on this breed. Sad thing is, once you do commit to one, it IS a lifetime responsibility...this breed is all to often put to death if surrendered to a shelter. What is worse, if you don't know what you're doing when it comes to training and socializing, every little negative is blown out of proportion and only allows those I tend to call "Canine Racists" that much more to go on when it comes to the banning of certain breeds.
This is a gentle giant if taken care of correctly. I have had wolf dogs for over 20 years and there are a lot of good tips and information in this book for anyone who would be a first time owner to this breed. I also recommend her other book too, Wolfdogs A to Z.