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Rain is lashing down when Barby Keel is called out to an emergency unfolding at the gates of her animal sanctuary, deep in the Sussex countryside. A greyhound had been dumped under the cover of darkness, and is at death's door. In the 37 years she has dedicated her life to the welfare of animals, Barby has witnessed the horrors that humans are capable of, but never has she seen anything as barbaric as this poor dog's condition. Cigarette burns scar his flank, and he is so malnourished that he struggles to stand, every rib showing through his patchy fur. It's touch-and-go whether he will survive the night. The dog, who Barby names Bailey, proves he has a fighting spirit and, slowly but surely, begins the long road to recovery. But Barby is facing her own battle with ill health - one that threatens the future of the entire sanctuary... Will You Love Me? is an emotional, joyful true story of the deepest bond that exists between humans and animals, and shows how in rescuing others, we can rescue ourselves.
Collins Dog Owner?s Guides is a well-established series of superbly illustrated, practical books for pedigree dog owners. The series has built up a reputation for their authoritative, comprehensive text and the quality of the specially commissioned photographs. All the most popular dog breeds are covered.
Twelve shelter dogs, twelve adoptions. Traer Scott's luminous portraits capture each dog's personality-serious or animated, quirky or reserved-and each card is accompanied by the story of how the dog found a new home. These striking notecards are a remarkable tribute to dogs in all their individuality.
THE PUPPY TRAINING GUIDE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
My name's Steve Mann and I've been a professional dog trainer and behaviourist for over 30 years. As founder of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I've helped transform the lives of over 100,000 dogs and their families - and now I want to help you, too! Whether you're living with a brand-new puppy, an adult dog or rescue dog, my methods will give you everything you need to know.
Using simple, proven, science-based and ethical techniques, I'll show you how to have the best relationship with your pup, as well as teaching you how to get: super-fast recalls, great loose lead walking, perfect manners and much, MUCH more...
I promise, it really is easy peasy and every tip, trick and lesson will bring you and your puppy closer together. I'll see you on the other side, Enjoy! - Steve Mann
Dogs may claim to be man's best friend, but few would deny that a badly behaved dog can be an absolute pest. This book covers all the fundamentals of dog training, as well as describing why some dogs exhibit problem behaviour and what can be done to overcome it.
Finally, a gift book for anyone who's ever pondered the sexual persuasion of their fabulous canine friend. Illustrated with whimsical drawings by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts, IS YOUR DOG GAY? helps befuddled dog owners understand the complexities of canine relationships in one easy-to-follow guide. This provocative expose reveals the 'tell-tail' habits of the gay dog, from dietary practices ('Does your dog only accept doggy bags from The Ivy, Gordon Ramsay or Harvey Nicks 5th Floor?') to obsessive grooming ('Have the feeling your dog is trading confidences with the groomer?'), and helps you answer the most illuminating question of all ('Has your dog turned into a bitch?'). Elegantly packaged in a compact trim with a sophisticated (obviously!) jacket, IS YOUR DOG GAY? is both stylish and amusing - a must-have for pet lovers and the perfect gift for anyone interested in improving their canine 'gaydar'.
They're loyal, loving, and big-hearted-dogs are our best friends for a good reason. Yet they have much more to offer than just love and friendship. Let CEO Scott MacDonald and rescue dog Sadie show you how to have a more rewarding life and a more successful career in Think Like a Dog. With whimsy and insight, Scott and Sadie offer important lessons in loyalty, persistence, leaving your mark, and always being a great sniffer. Scott reveals what Sadie and other dogs teach us about successful work habits and organizational strategies for outstanding business success. Want a better, happier, and more satisfying life? Want to be successful? Start by understanding a dog's perspective and applying the lessons learned!
This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks, all between 4 and 6 miles, has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. At the heart of every walk is a dog friendly pub. Walk highlights include classic seaside routes taking in Whitstable, Tankerton, Sandgate & Hythe; a stretch of the beautiful Pilgrims' Way; the meadows and fields around the North Downs; and the picturesque villages of Fordwich and Trottiscliffe. All the walks include details of: * Recommended dog friendly pubs * Distance and terrain * Details of livestock and stiles * Numbered route directions * Points of interest along the way * Contact details for the nearest vets
An indispensible guide to raising your new puppy from the author of The Dog Listener. From teething to training, this book follows the development of your puppy from new pet to best friend. In The Puppy Listener Jan Fennell presents a simple-to-follow yet detailed handbook for puppy owners. Whether this is your first pup or you are a seasoned dog-owner, the hints and tips in this concise guide are valuable and well informed. This handy guide follows the life of your puppy from weaning to walking. Jan Fennell covers every aspect of caring for your new best friend - from introducing a puppy into its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioural problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there are problem-solving guides dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety. Once again Jan illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work with damaged and delinquent dogs. Her love of animals is contagious and she inspires owners to persevere with their pups and show them who is boss. The book contains photographs and plate sections which accompany the text.
For centuries, different types of dogs were bred around the world for work, sport, or companionship. But it was not until Victorian times that breeders started to produce discrete, differentiated, standardized breeds. In The Invention of the Modern Dog, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton explore when, where, why, and how Victorians invented the modern way of ordering and breeding dogs. Though talk of "breed" was common before this period in the context of livestock, the modern idea of a dog breed defined in terms of shape, size, coat, and color arose during the Victorian period in response to a burgeoning competitive dog show culture. The authors explain how breeders, exhibitors, and showmen borrowed ideas of inheritance and pure blood, as well as breeding practices of livestock, horse, poultry and other fancy breeders, and applied them to a species that was long thought about solely in terms of work and companionship. The new dog breeds embodied and reflected key aspects of Victorian culture, and they quickly spread across the world, as some of Britain's top dogs were taken on stud tours or exported in a growing international trade. Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain's posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain.
When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy’s life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.
With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive…and the power of finally letting go.
Five incredible true stories of canine bravery in wartime. For as long as dogs have lived alongside man, they have saved their lives in wartime with their bravery, loyalty and companionship. From the WWII dog that was adopted by the Royal Navy as a mascot, torpedoed, shot at and registered as a prisoner of war, to the more recent heroics of explosives dog, Bonnie, in Afghanistan and Iraq where she saved hundreds of military and civilian lives, this is a collection of the most incredible and heartwarming accounts from around the world. Capturing the fear, uncertainly, determination and undying devotion of these amazing dogs and the young soldiers, sailors and airmen they befriended, these are truly inspirational tales of loyalty and companionship beyond all boundaries.
Everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a puppy through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge and practising basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own dogs according to a unique programme based on understanding canine behaviour and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviours that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning how to assert your dominance gently from the start, you'll build a lasting and loving relationship with your puppy.
First we had dogs underwater, then dogs shaking off water... and now dogs soaking up the exhilarating no-holds-barred pleasure of a ride in a car. Photographer Lara Jo Regan began her pet project as a calendar but the response was overwhelming and absolute: her photographs of the cruising canines, taken from incredible perspectives, with tongues hanging and ears flapping, became a global Internet sensation. The energy of the photographs is impressive and visceral. In order to get these shots, Regan built a special light, which jutted out over the roof of the car, a harness that allowed her to lean out of the window and various other contraptions to make the images come to life. Dogs In Cars will have the reader laughing out loud.
In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a lecture. Every day for over nine years the Akita waited at Shibuya Station, eventually becoming nationally and even internationally famous for his purported loyalty. A year before his death in 1935, the city of Tokyo erected a statue of Hachiko outside the station. The story of Hachiko reveals much about the place of dogs in Japan's cultural imagination. In the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, Aaron Herald Skabelund examines the history and cultural significance of dogs in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan, beginning with the arrival of Western dog breeds and new modes of dog keeping, which spread throughout the world with Western imperialism. He highlights how dogs joined with humans to create the modern imperial world and how, in turn, imperialism shaped dogs' bodies and their relationship with humans through its impact on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade much of the world today. In a book that is both enlightening and entertaining, Skabelund focuses on actual and metaphorical dogs in a variety of contexts: the rhetorical pairing of the Western "colonial dog" with native canines; subsequent campaigns against indigenous canines in the imperial realm; the creation, maintenance, and in some cases restoration of Japanese dog breeds, including the Shiba Inu; the mobilization of military dogs, both real and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a "pet superpower" in the second half of the twentieth century. Through this provocative account, Skabelund demonstrates how animals generally and canines specifically have contributed to the creation of our shared history, and how certain dogs have subtly influenced how that history is told. Generously illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, Empire of Dogs shows that human-canine relations often expose how people-especially those with power and wealth-use animals to define, regulate, and enforce political and social boundaries between themselves and other humans, especially in imperial contexts.
Whether your dog is a Snoopy or an Air Bud, this is your go-to guide for training them.
Have you ever gone to the park and gazed enviously as the nearby yellow lab obediently followed his owner's commands? Have you endured the keen sting of public embarrassment as your Chihuahua deemed it appropriate to mark a stranger's leg? Or perhaps your dog is completely housetrained, but you're hoping to take it to the next level with some competition-worthy talents. If you nodded at any of the above, this book is for you. Written by professional dog-training instructor Tammie Rogers, "Dog Training & Tricks" (previously "4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks") is a fully illustrated, easy-to-follow guide for teaching your dog everything he needs to know from how to sit down to how to turn off the lights. Strengthen your bond with your pup as you train him to follow confident commands drawn from three training methods: the Social Compliance Method, the Incentive Method, and the Comprehensive Method. Rogers' clear, reader-friendly instructions are illustrated with step-by-step, full-color photos so you can easily follow along. Teach your young canine the basics of social manners; prepare your dog for competition through comprehensive obedience-trial exercises; or skip the formalities altogether and get straight to the tricks: jumping through hoops, crawling through tunnels, taking clothes out of the dryer, and more. With "Dog Training & Tricks," you and your dog can master some truly amazing feats--and have fun in the process.
This reissue of our bestselling William Wegman address book (Fay's Friends, 1995) features the artist's iconic photographs and line drawings of his Weimaraner dogs. With a deluxe faux-suede cover, this handsome address book is a must-have for Wegman fans both new and old, and dog lovers everywhere.
What's more entertaining and joyous than a trip to the dog park with your pup? A Desktop Dog Park you can enjoy during work hours! Create your own canine oasis with this adorable kit, featuring the world's most well behaved dogs. Kit includes: 5 tiny resin dogs of various breeds1 itty-bitty fire hydrant (for when nature calls)A felt "lawn" to set the scene and keep your pups containedA 32-page mini book exploring the goings-on at the neighborhood dog hangout
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