Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home
By Patricia McConnell and Karen London
The latest from Patricia McConnell and Karen London, this book should be attached to the collar of every newly adopted dog, five months and older! Love Has No Age Limit is affordable, accessible and destined to help more dogs find and stay in their forever homes.
So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from ""new dog"" to ""family member"" by guiding you through the first steps of this new relationship.
Love Has No Age Limit includes information on what to do as you enter the house, how to handle the first few days, what to do and what not to do as you get to know each other, and tips on everything from the car ride home to the first vet visit. It includes advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems to helps prevent the most frequent dilemmas that people encounter when adopting a new dog.
About the Author:
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty-two years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years and her television show Petline played on Animal Planet for two and a half years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (“the New Yorker of Dog Magazines”) and is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching ""The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships."" Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of thirteen books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash (translated now into 14 languages), For the Love of a Dog and Tales of Two Species.
Patricia lives with her Border Collie Willie, her cat Sushi and a very spoiled flock of sheep, and suffers from separation anxiety when she leaves them.
What Others (including Victoria) are saying about Love Has No Age Limit:
"If you are considering adopting a dog from a shelter then 'Love Has No Age Limit' will be your perfect companion. Packed with great information, this book will make the transition period from shelter to home a lot easier for you and your dog. For shelters, 'Love Has No Age Limit' will give adopters a unique support system, thereby increasing the rate of successful adoptions by helping to keep dogs in their new homes."
Victoria Stilwell, Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog
"They say, you can't judge a book by its cover but as soon as I saw the dear old dog on the cover of Patricia McConnell and Karen London's Love Has No Age Limit, I just knew I would love the book. And I do. Yet another outrageous success by Patricia and Karen. I have always been a champion of adopting adult dogs and this book is most certainly a valuable resource for anyone welcoming an adult dog into their home. Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks. Let Patricia and Karen show you how."
Dr. Ian Dunbar, DVM, founder of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers
"Love has No Age Limit is the book shelter dogs have been praying for. This book takes the worry out of adopting adolescent and adult dogs--who comprise most of the dogs who end up at shelters. This wonderful new book is like having two of America's top dog trainers right beside you from the moment you take your new dog home. With calm, friendly, specific language, Patricia McConnell and Karen London give you the guidance you need to give an adopted dog the forever home he or she deserves, and to turn a homeless animal into loving and beloved member of your family."
Sy Montgomery, author of The Good Good Pig and Birdology
"If you've decided to adopt a furry homeless stranger, this booklet is your perfect resource. You'll provide love for your new dog, while Drs. McConnell and London will provide practical, accurate advice so you can avoid common mistakes and spark a life-long friendship."
Kathy Sdao, MA, ACAAB, Bright Spot Dog Training
"At last, a practical, concise guide for welcoming home your adopted dog. This booklet and your new four-legged family member--the perfect match!"
Meg Boscov, CPDT-KA, Co-founder of Mutt Match, Philadelphia, PA
"Giving an animal a second chance at a forever home is truly a special thing. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone considering adopting a dog into their family."
Pam McCloud Smith, Executive Director of Dane County Humane Society, Madison, WI
"At last animal shelters and rescues have a reasonably priced and well written book to send home with adopters. Love Has No Age Limit is easy to read and covers everything the new owner of an adult dog should know before and after they bring their new family member home to ensure a successful transition. HAWS will be encouraging all of our dog adopters to obtain and read a copy of this book."
Khris Erickson, CPDT-KA, Human Educator at HAWS, Waukesha, WI