There’s nothing more important to us at IAPWA than the wellbeing of all animals, including that of our dog companions. Just like any paw-rent, we want only the best for them, which is why we decided to create this helpful Doggy Handbook with the assistance of some familiar faces.

In the first half of this booklet, you will find advice from internationally esteemed veterinarians—tackling topics such as safe practices when going on a hike, dealing with a heatwave, toxins for your pooch to avoid, obesity, and what to do if your dog has swallowed an object or was bitten by another dog. You can also find information provided by some of the most recognised behaviourists in the world, who address topics like the importance of ‘no harm ethic’ in dog training, helping pups with their anxiety, and stimulating your dog through walks and ‘working’ for their food.

In the second half of this booklet, we’ve collected various heartwarming rescue dog stories in support of ‘adopt, don’t shop’. You’ll hear about foster pups and adopted companions who were given a second chance in life.

We hope you enjoy The IAPWA Doggy Handbook. Please share it with your friends and family and keep your eyes peeled for the next booklet in our series, coming soon!
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Our Contributors

We’ve partnered with some of the best veterinarians and behaviourists in the world to get their expert advice on caring for your best friend. Here is just a snippet of what to expect in your free copy of The IAPWA Doggy Handbook.

Dr Michael Lazaris

Dr Michael Lazaris (aka ‘Michael the Vet’ on social media) gives his expert advice on how to keep your pooch cool during the hot summer months.

Sarah Fisher

Canine behaviour advisor and educator Sarah Fisher (founder of Animal Centred Education) delves into how to manage dog anxiety through ACE Free Work.

Dr Cat Henstridge

Dr Cat Henstridge (aka ‘Cat the Vet’ on social media) shares with us what to do if your dog is bitten by another dog while out on a walk.

Dr Julian Norton

Dr Julian Norton (of UK Channel 5 series 'The Yorkshire Vet') shares tips on how to prepare for the paw-fect hiking adventure with your four-legged friend.

Dr Alex Hynes

Dr Alex Hynes (of the AU series 'Bondi Vet') goes over what to do if your dog has swallowed an object–including symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Dr Bolu Eso

Dr Bolu Eso (of BBC’s 'Pooch Perfect') informs pawrents of potential household toxins that could be a threat to your pup.

Dr Marc Bekoff

Dr Marc Bekoff (author of 'Canine Confidential: Why Dogs Do What They Do' and 'Dogs Demystified') discusses how ‘working’ for food breaks down doggie boredom.

Linda Michaels

Linda Michaels (author of #1 Best Selling 'Do No Harm Dog Training and Behavior Handbook') shares the im-paw-tance of positive reinforcement when training our pups.