The Happy Dog Owner

The Happy Dog Owner

Dr Carri Westgarth


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'Carri Westgarth's unique combination of scholarship and practical experience with dogs will make this the go-to book for every enquiring dog owner' – Dr John Bradshaw, bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs

What if your dog could teach you a few new tricks for living a happier, healthier life?

Drawing on her many years of research on human-animal interaction, Dr Carri Westgarth will help you to gain a new understanding of your dog's needs and how to be the best owner you can be. Learn to harness the power of your special bond with your pet and train your dog to be a canine alarm clock, cuddle on command and get you out and about more than ever before.

Improve your pet's wellbeing with a wealth of science-led techniques and easy-to-learn tips – because a contented, well-behaved dog leads to a relaxed, healthy owner.

You really can train your dog to train YOU to live a better life.


Dr Carri Westgarth:

Dr Carri Westgarth is Senior Lecturer in Human–Animal Interaction at the University of Liverpool. She has appeared on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4 and 5 Live sharing her expertise on dogs. Carri's research has been featured in the Guardian, the New York Times and New Scientist, and she also consults on pet behaviour for companies including Forthglade Pet Foods and Royal Mail.Carri has worked in animal rescue, assistance dog training, instructs pet dog training classes, and is a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors.