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Kyra's Canine Conditioning is designed to build on important life skills, such as confidence, strength, coordination, mental focus, and following directions. Featuring all new material, world-renowned trainer Kyra Sundance introduces activities that will strengthen each of these skills in your dog. Learn innovative ways to work with props, such as hoops, balls, FitPAWS inflatables, and Klimb pedestals. Through this book, you will: learn how to evaluate a dog's physiology, and develop and execute a customized conditioning plan. acquire the skills to improve a dog's fitness through five components: coordination, stamina, balance, strength, and flexibility. improve a dog's confidence, mental focus, and direction-following skills through targeted games. Physical fitness is just as important for dogs as it is for people. Keeping dogs fit and healthy can increase their lifespan and limit vet visits as they get older. It reduces the risk of sports-related injury, joint problems, and arthritis. Dogs who are conditioned and healthy tend to live happier and more playful lives. A program of games and canine conditioning makes fitness fun for both you and your dog! This program conditions dogs through a series of games that are both a great physical foundation for dogs who want to pursue sports and a great way to easily condition dogs that are your average couch potato. Through these conditioning games, you will see a physical and mental transformation in your dog. Thanks to the versatility of the games, a dog of any age can improve their health and fitness. Puppies can benefit from the coordination, confidence, and mental focus games while elderly dogs can work on their strength, balance, and direction-following skills. There is something for every owner and every dog. These games challenge your dog to experiment with different ideas to accomplish a goal. Your dog will get the exercise they need while building stamina, balance, hind end coordination, mental focus, and improving their overall athletic skills. Working cooperatively with your dog in a positive way will be a wonderful bonding experience, and your dog will bask in your attention and pride in him. This book will educate you on dog physiology, and ways to stretch and condition a dog, but it is not meant as a replacement for veterinary advice or diagnosis. Understand the boundaries of your role as a coach, and refer dogs to the proper medical and professional specialists when needed.
This heart-warming and humorous collection of true furry tales follows the highs and lows of Barrie and his wife as they take on the challenge of rescuing large dogs. After losing his beloved dog, Elsa, Barry can't face replacing her. But when he accepts a rescue worker's proposal to become a dog foster parent he doesn't quite realise what he is letting himself in for. With every four paws comes a story: the German Shepherd who lived in an abandoned car, the unwanted Christmas puppy, the twelve-year-old dog who's never been walked or played with. From a four-week old bundle of fluff in a peg bag to the ex-guard dog with a lion's mane, the husband and wife team welcome them all into their hearts and home.
Does your garden look more like a prison exercise yard than somewhere to relax? Or is it a beautiful haven that you'd like to stay that way when your new dog arrives? From dealing with the practicalities of escape-proof fencing, to discouraging unwanted toilet activities in the rockery, this book will help you solve the problems that other gardening and dog-care books don't touch on. Green fingers are an asset, but not essential - these tips are useful for everyone. Whatever your budget or plot size, with a little effort and imagination you can create an attractive outdoor environment that will actively enhance your relationship with your dog; a place where you can enjoy playing and relaxing together. Covering safety, planting, garden projects, and much more, this book is packed with practical advice and innovative ideas to help you and your dog enjoy your garden.
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
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.
A practical guide to more tranquil living for stressed-out humans and their adopted dogs. Think you don't have time to really get to know your shelter dog? Using the steps in Zen Buddhism as a starting off point, this book offers insights, practical tips, and exercises you can use to bond with your adopted dog and achieve a more relaxed and enjoyable life together. While feeding, walking, and occasionally petting your dog is a good start, no matter how busy you are, you will be able to better connect with your dog by trying the suggestions in this book. With entertaining stories about the author's particularly idiosyncratic dog and the trials and tribulations that others have had with their rescue dogs, the author shows us that owners of an adopted dog can peacefully coexist with their pets. Observations and advice from animal experts at rescue organizations, vets, and experienced dog owners also provide insight about how to better succeed at understanding your adopted dog. Readers will also discover why adopted dogs are often best suited to rehabilitating humans in need. If you have a rescue dog or are thinking about adopting one, and are looking for ways to help the two of you have a more peaceful existence together, this book is for you.
What makes pugs so loveable? Their doleful eyes? Downturned mouths? Furrowed brows? Sad they may look, but they've found their place in the home - on rugs. Pugs and rugs go together like gin and tonic, tomato and basil, Cagney and Lacey. Pugs on Rugs celebrates 45 different pugs on wholly different rugs. The dog might be walking, sitting, sleeping; the rug could be Persian, Aztec, oriental; the image will be cute and funny or funny and cute or cute/funny. Each spread features a photograph or photomontage with an amusing caption and also a paragraph of serious, informative text on pugs - their history, their characteristics, their breed. From bullish pugs to pitiful pugs to pugs who think they're on a flying carpet (but find out that it's fitted), Pugs on Rugs is a fun book of 45 images of the snuggest pugs on rugs that you've ever seen.
Slippers are meant to be chewed. Don't feel bad about it - it seems to really excite the humans. Carrying sticks ten times the size of your own body is admirable, if not practical. For the mutt about town, this indispensable paw-book provides sage advice and pearls of doggy wisdom that will make sure your life is always full of food, joy and interesting smells - from effective techniques for getting more treats to life lessons on hosepipes, squirrels, drinking from the toilet bowl and more.
What does Alvar Aalto's 1 Paimio have in common with a Doberman Pinscher, Le Corbusier's LC4 with a Spanish Greyhound, or Philippe Starck's Costes Chair with a Fox Terrier? Not a lot, you may think. But look again and you might notice shared traits in form, colour, personality, stature and style. Author and illustrator Cristina Amodeo draws parallels between nearly twenty-five dogs and designer chairs in this fun and stylish book that matches iconic chairs with their corresponding breed of dog. Who knows if Arne Jacobsen had a Welsh Corgi in mind when he designed his Grand Prix Chair? Or whether a Scottish Deerhound ever entered Ron Arad's head while designing his Victoria and Albert Sofa? Who cares, when dogs and chairs make such elegant designer pairs.
When Sylwester Wardega, a Polish YouTuber, decided to dress his dog Chica in an oversized spider costume and 'unleash' her on unsuspecting passers-by in his home town, an Internet phenomenon was born. The so-called 'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' was one of the most popular videos on YouTube in 2014 - some achievement when you know that more than 1 billion unique users visit the video sharing site each month. The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! is a celebration of Chica and all the other canine celebrities that delight YouTube users across the world. It brings together the most adorable and moving examples of this unstoppable online trend in one carefully curated collection. Including 120 clips, with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly guided to the most rewarding YouTube dog clips. From global viral hits to hidden gems and the most creative spins on this ever-evolving new genre, this is the perfect gift for dog video fanatics and newbies alike.
In the heart-warming Lost and Found, discover tales from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home that celebrate the power of animals to transform people's lives. We hear from the young boy whose Battersea dog helped him to deal with a serious autoimmune disease, and from a woman whose Staffie was the friend who got her through cancer. We meet the couple who were brought together by a Battersea dog; the man who took on a three-legged kitten which changed his life; and the former Battersea hound who became a search and rescue dog. Read these and many other powerful stories from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Lost and Found has something for dog and cat lovers alike, and is perfect reading for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Paul O'Grady's For The Love Of Dogs. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the UK's oldest and most famous home for dogs and cats. The Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help, reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners or caring for them until new homes can be found. Battersea also works to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. Every year the Home cares for over 9,000 lost, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats, and in 2010 the home marked its 150th anniversary.
A small step for man, but a giant leap for a pug - Pugs in Space celebrates all that is gravity-free about Earth's best loved canine. Admittedly, pugs were not the first dogs in space - Laika beat them to that - but these days they are definitely up there with the stars, repeatedly being voted not just Best in Show but Best in Orbit. Pugs in Space presents 45 pugs that have gone out of this world, from the first pug on the Moon, to weightless pugs on the International Space Station, to taking a pug for a spacewalk - and you really do need to keep it on a lead for that. Each spread features a photomontage with a caption and also a space fact and a pug fact. Light years ahead of mere earthbound competitors, Pugs in Space is a fun book of 45 images of pugs boldly going where no dog has gone before.
This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 16 pubs and 16 great walks in the region of the Cotswolds. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. The walks have no stiles ensuring a hassle-free walk for both dog and owner.Both authors are experienced walkers, qualified in mountain leadership and countryside management. This is another book in a series of Countryside Dog Walking books currently being developed throughout the UK.
International bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy to follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill.
Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox, and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques and you can too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him into your family. Tricks keep him mentally and physically challenged and help to establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog
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.
Warm, funny and moving; the perfect summer read. For fans of Arthur, Finding Gobi and Damien Lewis' A Dog Called Hope. When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people. Word about Bilbo spread and fans flocked from miles around to meet the friendly giant. But Bilbo and Steve couldn't have foreseen the obstacles that life would throw at them. Together, they would have to gather every bit of their strength to fight for their livelihood. Warm, heartfelt and moving, Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog is a tale of heroism and friendship, and is one man's tribute to his extraordinary dog.
Our beloved pooches bring us a world of happiness. They're loyal companions, kindred spirits, and lifelong chums. But they also chew the stuffing out of the couch, keep us up all night with their barking and break into the fridge when we're not looking. Now it's time they own up to the world! And their side-splitting explanations and unapologetic confessions are sure to remind you just why pooches make the most wonderful, but sometimes infuriating, companions! Loaded with real-life photographs of mischievous canines and hilarious commentary revealing just why they're in the doghouse, Dog Shaming will have you laughing out loud. The perfect tribute to man's best friend, this book is the ideal gift for anyone who has ever experienced the highs and lows of being a proud dog owner.
From the time you first bring your pooch home to spending your golden years together, create a treasured keepsake of each precious moment with My Fur Baby Record Book. This is an all-in-one compendium of all things dog – not only can you collect their vital stats and records together so that you always have them close at hand (or curious paw) but, just as importantly, it acts as a beautiful record of your special moments together to enjoy, share and add to throughout the years. With detailed pet profiles to complete, photos to insert and a thoughtfully selected range of adorable photos, quotes, facts and care tips and tricks, this is the pawfect gift and a must-have for every dog lover.
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