How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid


by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS


How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid

by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Illustrated by Lili Chin

ISBN: 9780983789246

Publisher: Dr. Sophia Yin

Publication Year:  2012

Format:  Booklet

Pages:  22


This is a simple and excellent presentation showing safe ways to approach and interact with dogs. PERFECT for children!

Printed on durable coated pages to hold up to lots of handling.

About the Author:

Dr. Sophia Yin was a veterinarian and applied animal behaviorist, with a passion for helping people understand animals and their behavior. Voted one of The Bark Magazine‘s 100 Best and Brightest, she produced cutting edge educational materials for over 20 years. She was the author of several books and textbooks, including How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, Low Stress Handling, Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats (book and DVD), and The Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook(R), a best-selling textbook for veterinary students.

Dr. Yin graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and later earned her Master’s in Animal Science in 2001 from UC Davis where she studied vocal communication in dogs and worked on behavior modification in horses, giraffes, ostriches, and chickens. During this time she was also the award-winning pet columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle. Upon receiving her degree focused on animal behavior, Dr. Yin served for five years as a guest lecturer in the UC Davis Animal Science Department. She taught three upper division undergraduate courses in domestic animal behavior and supervised students in various animal training and behavior research projects. She also developed the Manners Minder (a.k.a. Treat and Train) remote controlled, positive reinforcement dog training system (

Dr. Yin owned and operated a veterinary animal behavior consults practice, created the popular website with free behavior information,, wrote for magazines such as The Bark, lectured internationally on animal behavior, and served as an executive board member for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. She consulted for several zoos, and served as a behavior expert for shows such as Dogs 101 on Animal Planet. She was also a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Handling Guidelines Committee.

Additional information

Weight .05 kg
Dimensions 21.4 × 14 × .2 cm

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