If you were ever tempted to say "Good boy!" to your husband and hand the garbage to your dog to take to the curb, you might want to check out this book.  Don’t Shoot the Dog is all about basic animal behavior; how to get your pet to repeat the good things he does and
diminish the bad
stuff.   But it’s really about all of us because, let’s face it, we’re allImages1_2
animals, right?  Not to be confused with The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Don’t Shoot the Dog is what Dr. Laura wishes her book was.  Read the reviews.  I know the title is a little weird but  it is widely recommended by behaviorists who want to help people enjoy their pets, kids and spouses more.  You can bet the Dog Whisperer has read it many times!