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Author Wendy Lyons Sunshine - Tender Paws

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When Wendy Lyons Sunshine got her first puppy — abandoned behind a gas station, struggling with worms and anemia — she was in over her head. Puppy training guides failed to help her with the out-of-control bundle of teeth and claws rescue pup, and in desperation, she turned to her work helping worldclass child development experts. Could strategies for raising happy, well-adjusted kids transfer to a puppy? As it turns out, yes, they can! Full of illustrative cases and thoughtful insights to support dog welfare and inspire your own pet parenting journey, Sunshine’s new book, Tender Paws, explores parallels between human and canine research; delves into attachment theory, the effects of trauma, parenting styles, and sensory issues; and offers strategies that meet the needs of all dogs — often in unexpectedly simple ways. Far from a standard dog training manual, Tender Paws reveals why love alone isn’t always enough and how evidenceinformed parenting practices can help.

Wendy Lyons Sunshine is an awardwinning writer and journalist who coauthored The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family, a bestseller that has been translated into multiple languages; and Raising the Challenging Child: How to Minimize Meltdowns, Reduce Conflict, and Increase Cooperation. She blogs about animal welfare and the human-dog bond for PsychologyToday.com and has contributed to The New York Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth Weekly, and many other publications. She has trained in the L.E.G.S. applied ethology model of Family Dog Mediation and assisted at a local animal shelter. She and her husband live with a rescue dog on an overgrown acre where they all enjoy watching wildlife.

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