Charlie: The dog who came in from the wild

Veloce Publishing Ltd
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The true story of a bond that developed between author Lisa Tensin-Dolma, and Charlie – a traumatised, one-eyed, Romanian dog who lived the first 18 months of his life in the wild, never socialising with humans. Charting Charlie’s progress and setbacks, it explains how Lisa worked with Charlie to help him overcome his extreme fearfulness. 
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About the author

Passionate about dog welfare, Lisa is the founder and principal of The International School for Canine Practitioners, and  founder of the Dog Welfare Alliance, a non-profit organisation which brings together members of the public and dog professionals, and supports rescue organisations across the globe. Lisa is the author of 21 books, including three about dog psychology and behaviour, and is a consultant for the BBC on dog-related issues.

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Publisher
Veloce Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Apr 18, 2016
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Pages
112
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ISBN
9781845848422
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Language
English
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Genres
Pets / Dogs / General
Pets / Dogs / Training
Pets / Essays & Narratives
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