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When Gina came into Ottilie's life she hadn't expected to fall in love and thought that was all behind her. She was unprepared for the emotional turmoil that would overcome her. For a start, Gina was a fox - or that's what people said she was. How could she become so in love with a dog - which didn't even look like one - when she had a husband and two children of her own? As we follow Ottilie's love affair with Gina, we identify with the emotions and share a heart-stopping anxiety when Gina goes missing. Ottilie has no wish to disguise her own state of besotted affection, and this beautifully observed study of human and dog is viscerally real. It will appeal to anyone who has ever had a dog, cat, budgie - or even a fox. Talking to Gina, a debut graphic memoir, has been based on hundreds of daily drawn records of Ottilie Hainsworth's life. Her command of facial expressions and body language, of both humans and dogs, combined with a beautifully simple and fluid penstroke, and the direct, heartfelt epistolary text, draw the reader in to feel her love and pain.
This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. These routes, covering every corner of the Surrey Hills, will allow you to explore somewhere new, safe in the knowledge that the surroundings will be suitable for your dog. The hills stretch from the county border with Kent almost to Hampshire and were officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958. Explore Leith Hill, Box Hill and the Devil's Punch Bowl as well as the extensive footpaths and tracks including the famous North Downs Way, Greensand Way and the ancient Pilgrims Way. There are many open commons and rolling hillsides, dotted with rural pubs, market towns and villages, rich in wildlife and woodland, making the Surrey Hills an ideal place to walk your dog. All the walks include details of: * Distance and terrain * Details of livestock and stiles * Recommended dog-friendly pubs and cafes * Numbered route directions * Points of interest along the way * Contact details for the nearest vets David and Hilary Staines are the authors of many popular dog walking guides, including Kent: A Dog Walker's Guide and East Sussex: A Dog Walker's Guide.
Have you noticed how some dogs look like their owners? Or that certain people are drawn to specific breeds - like curly haired people and Poodles? Do you question whether it's really worth the money to take your dog to the Paw Seasons groomers or struggle to believe that Tindog (Tinder for dogs) is really a thing? The answers to all these questions and more are revealed in What Your Dog's Breed Says About You. Contained within are 25 brilliant profiles of the most popular canine companions out there, using a series of character sketches to detail the quirks and foibles of each breed and its owner. Take the Golden Retriever, shedding endless hairs onto the sofas of posh families in waxed jackets across the western world. Or the hardheaded Dachshund, who will belligerently resist any efforts to be trained by its control-freak owner. Also included is a section on The Issues, which covers key topics common to all dogs and their owners, like whether your dog should be allowed to sleep on the bed with you, the politics of poo, pampering your pooch and the ultimate dog diet. Finally, there's a fun quiz outlining the dog breed that you really should have.
More than fifteen years ago, Tamar Geller began her career as a dog
trainer by observing a scientific study of wolves in the wild. She
realized that the socialization and parenting techniques they used
to raise their cubs were rooted in bonding, communication, and
play--not in aggression, dominance, or punishment. If people used
these techniques when training their dogs, she realized, there
would be no need for prong collars, choke chains, or any kind of
physical or verbal aggression. She realized we can make it "fun"
for our dogs to listen to us and behave as we want them to.
With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves.
Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if
Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more:
Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.
Dogs have been at the heart of Country Life magazine ever since it was first published in 1897. The very first issue on January 8 featured the Princess of Wales with her borzoi, Alex. The second issue, a week later, went behind the scenes of the Prince of Wales's kennels. Since then every type, from working dogs to pampered pets and champion pedigrees to mixed breeds have been included. There is no doubt that dogs, whatever shape or size, are at the heart of British country life. Posh Dogs features a selection of canines that have graced the pages of Country Life magazine from those early years to the present day. They have been chosen to select different facets of country life and whether `upstairs' and `downstairs' they are all equal in their owner's eyes. Posh Dogs celebrates dogs in their element amidst the timeless beauty of the British countryside. The dogs of Downton Abbey garnered as many fans as the cast. The dogs featured in Posh Dogs are the real life incarnations of the Earl of Grantham's beloved labrador and all the other dogs of Downton. This is a must-have gift book for all dog lovers.
"Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary
care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment
decisions for your companion." --Temple Grandin, author of "Animals
Make Us Human" and "Animals in Translation"
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of canine canniness. Never again confuse your BARF with your bite, your BAER with your bark, or your British bulldog with your Bavarian boarhound. Bask in the admiration of your fellow dog lovers as you pronounce confidently on the evolution of the family known as Canidae and hold your own against the most dogmatic of self-professed dog professionals. Written by experts and offering readers the opportunity to pass off appropriated knowledge as their own, the Bluffer's Guides provide hard fact masquerading as frivolous observation in one witty, easy read.
The most informative guide to canine health and nutrition -- to lengthen and enhance the lives of your dogs.
You want the best for your dogs, and this book shows you how to optimize your canine companions' physical and mental health. Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies provides tips on canine nutrition, diet, and special food-related health problems (obesity, diabetes, etc.). Experts give you advice on exercise, recognizing and treating common maladies, and caring for the older dog. Plus, this friendly guide covers canine first aid, drugs, and alternative therapies.
A second collection of incredible and heart-warming canine stories from around the world, from the bestselling author of The Dog That Saved My Life.
Animals have accompanied man into battle since war first waged. Since those times, many stories have been told of the bears, camels, cats, dolphins, monkeys, mules, rats and other creatures that have served with the Armed Forces during both world wars and beyond. The four stories in this book represent the devotion and unquestioning loyalty of the canine companion in the darkest days of war.
From the stub-tailed Bull Terrier that became a hero of the First World War, and the most decorated dog in history, after his bravery in the trenches of Flanders, to the remarkable loyalty of an Iraqi stray dog who attached himself to British troops in North Port and then patrolled their camp every night, protecting them from being attacked by the vicious packs of dogs living in the desert, each is an incredible tale of wartime bravery as well as an example of inspiring commitment and courage.
This unique book combines the joys of camping with the delights of walking with your dog. Here can be found information on a variety of campsites, all of which welcome dogs, with some providing special facilities for your pet. All the campsites are located very close to footpaths and walking trails. In addition to identifying the distinctive characteristics of the area there are detailed instructions for two walks of varying lengths from each campsite. This provides the opportunity to explore the area in the immediate vicinity of the campsite and appreciate the diverse environments to be found in Britain. So if you like camping and you love taking your dog, but do not know where to go, this book will help you find either the perfect location for a weekend jaunt, or the facilities you need to explore a region, or even to tour the UK.
This book is the first in a series of three books covering the South Downs National Park. The attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the eastern region (East Sussex) of the National Park. 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 are for all levels of fitness and abilities. Having no stiles ensures a hassle free walk for both dog and owner. Areas included are: Beachy Head, Seaford, Brighton Edge, Ditchling Beacon and the Devil's Dyke.
For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.
Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if
Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including:
If you’re serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet's Travel with Dogs is packed full of advice and tips on travelling the world with your dog. The nine chapters cover the essentials of taking your dog on vacation or holiday by car, train, boat or plane, and how to find somewhere suitable to stay. The handy pocket-sized book starts with giving the reasons why readers will enjoy taking their dog on their travels and how to decide what your dog is capable of. The golden rules of dog travel are listed. Next Lonely Planet provides explanations of what type of vaccinations, health certificates and documents are needed for travel around the Americas, Europe and Australia with a dog. Then different modes of transport are discussed: How to transport your dog safely and comfortably in your car - what to pack, how frequently to take breaks, whether to use a harness or a crate How to go camping or RVing on a road trip with your dog (including advice for hiking with your dog) How to take your dog on a plane - what airlines are the most pet-friendly, whether your dog can travel in the cabin as carry-on luggage or in the hold, using a crate, clearing security And finally, there is information on finding dog-friendly places to stay: hotels, motels, B&Bs. Additionally, a listings section features international travel resources for dog-owners plus other sources of information. This book will help dog owners plan and prepare for travel with their furry best friends, and inspire trips further afield. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in the southern Lake District. Areas covered include: Langdale, Elterwater, Grasmere, Coniston and Windermere. 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 in the book cater for all levels of fitness and ability - from short walks along lakeshores to the more challenging hill walks. Having no stiles the roufes ensure hassle-free walks 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.
Give your puppy a head start! 51 Puppy Tricks gives you the tools you need to teach your puppy essential skills, helpful behaviors, and fantastic tricks through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Tricks and tips are specifically designed for your puppy's developing mind and body. The first two years of your puppy's life are a crucial time in his or her development. By teaching your puppy early and using positive reinforcement methods, you will instill in him or her a cooperative spirit and a lifetime love of learning. Instead of focusing on curbing bad behaviors, this guide will help you establish a lifetime bond with your puppy as you teach him or her skills ranging from beginner ("come," "stay") tomore advanced ("tidy up toys into a box,"fetch the newspaper"). Positive reinforcement methods are the fastest and easiest way to teach a puppy. These anxiety-free methods produce a joyful puppy who is a willing partner in the learning process. Trick training builds relationships by deepening communication pathways, trust, and mutual respect. It offers a way to bond with your puppy as you strive toward common goals and delight in your successes. The trust and cooperative spirit developed through this process will last a lifetime. Step-by-step instruction guides you through the simple steps of teaching a trick. Troubleshooting ideas and tips provide solutions to common real-world challenges. Photos of every step of the training process show you exactly what to do and take the guesswork out of teaching. The chapters cover: Preliminary Skills: respond to a clicker, kennel up, find me, and more. Body Positions: sit, down, crawl, roll over, kisses, and more. Coordination: tunnel, teeter board, hoop jump, flying disc, and more. Communication: ring a bell to go outside, leave it, sit before chowtime, and more. Shape Behavior: fetch, open the door, hide your eyes, and more. Chaining: litter in the step can, soda from the fridge, mail from the mailbox, and more. An appendix lists the tricks by skill level so you can find the just the right tricks to teach your puppy. A glossary of terms ensures you'll know exactly what is being discussed. Bond with your puppy as he or she gains confidence and learns amazing new skills with 51 Puppy Tricks!
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