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Digging holes in the backyard, chewing a hole in your favorite sock, running laps in the kitchen?dogs are always on the move. Why not channel some of that indefatigable energy into a hobby that can be fun for both you and your furry friend? Training your dog (and yourself) for agility competitions will create a fun working relationship that both of you can enjoy. Find everything you need to know in this fun guide that includes information on pre-agility training, detailed advice on correction-free training, and step-by-step agility training techniques. Also learn how to make your own agility obstacles, use a clicker as a motivational tool, and officially enter agility trials. Participating in agility competitions can build a strong, enduring bond between you and your dog. Read The Beginner's Guide to Dog Agility to learn the ins and outs of this exciting hobby.
This playful little book is full of side-splitting inner monologues about a lab's favourite things, the people they meet and places they go. The bold colours and light-hearted quips are paired with an array of adorable yellow, black and chocolate dogs and puppies, making this the perfect gift book for anyone who's ever loved a lab.
Unleash your dog's potential and build a rewarding relationship that will last a lifetime From walking on a loose lead to carrying the shopping, How to Train a Superdog has everything you need to know to train your dog and ensure you have a happy contented canine companion. Choose the right dog breed for you and then keep your dog healthy by understanding their exercise, diet and grooming needs. Learn every aspect of owning and training a dog, from basic obedience to advanced tricks, by following clear, step-by-step explanations and illustrations which show you exactly what to do. How to Train a Superdog, now in a new compact size (previous ISBN 9781405332347), uses the latest research into canine behaviour to help you to understand your dog and to learn to correct problems and maximise their potential. A well-trained dog is a well-behaved, healthy and happy dog.
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 northern region of the Peak District National Park, the Dark Peak. Areas covered include: Dovestone Reservoir, Lyme Park, Castleton, Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Burbage Rock and Ladybower Reservoir. 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 cater for all levels of fitness and ability - having no stiles the routes 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.
When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no
longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through
1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to
leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the
race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak
doesn't know the rules, and nothing will stop her from catching up
to her team. Akiak has never won the race before. Will she be able
to help her team win this time?
The more you know about your dog... ... whether it boasts an ancestry filled with champions or is a stray lucky enough for you to have rescued, the more pleasure it is likely to give you and the happier you both will be. In The Doglopaedia, you will find a wealth of invaluable guidance from a team of world authorities on every aspect of dog health and care. This handy guide offers a wealth of important information for all dog lovers from the experienced breeder of champions to the first-time owner of a new puppy. A very important part of The Doglopaedia brings readers detailed, reliable advice on health and illness, how to recognise developing problems and what actions to take to correct them. Every dog lover will find a world of useful advice and information on every page of The Doglopaedia, the best concise reference on dog care in print today.
Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds comfort in the steady breathing of the warm, furry friend at her side. Each of us needs to be rescued from something--and each of us has the capacity to rescue someone, or something, else. This collection of more than thirty contemporary, true, feel-good stories spotlights the beauty of being rescued--dogs rescued by people, people rescued by dogs, and even dogs who rescue other animals. It's the perfect companion--well, besides the four-legged, tail-wagging kind--for your morning cup of coffee or an evening curled up on the couch. Contributors include Susy Flory, Dusty Rainbolt, Lauraine Snelling, Melody Carlson, Wanda Dyson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and many more.
Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.
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.
Maddie the coonhound has captured the hearts and imaginations of dog lovers all around the world. Maddie Lounging on Things follows Maddie's adventures at play and at rest as she accompanies her owner, Theron, from Utah to Illinois to Mexico and everywhere in between. From cross-country trips sleeping in cars and cheap motels to visiting family near and far, Maddie finds a way to settle in for a nap in any set of circumstances. This collection highlights Maddie's snuggly, cuddly side, as she curls up in unexpected places, belly flops onto sofas all over the country, and nestles herself into the lap of her much-loved owner. These sweet, touching, and oftentimes silly photos will be absolutely irresistible to Maddie's fans and dog lovers just getting to know her.
Martin Clunes is happy to admit that with Mary, it was love at first sight; her soft, brown eyes, her perfect figure and that unstoppable wagging tail. As cocker spaniels go, she was perfect. Mary was soon joined in the Clunes' household by Tina, another cocker, and Arthur, a black Labrador. Reminiscent of "Marley & Me," the dynamics between the three dogs makes hilarious reading--puppy classes, Scrufts, and the competition for top dog status (and even Martin has to fight for this), which leads to visits from a dog psychologist. His passion for dogs inspired Martin to embark on a journey of discovery about their ancestors, both wild--the painted dogs of Tanzania--and extremely tame--the members of the Beverley Hills Mutt Club. With his trademark warmth and humor, Martin describes meeting a worldwide cast of doggie characters, and how humans have shaped the dog world as we know it today. One thing is certain--he will never see Mary, Tina, and Arthur in quite the same way again.
2004 Dog Writers Assn. of America Writing Competition Nominee! Now you can develop your own eye for sound movement and structure and learn how marking, size, and even leash position affect the judge's perception! You will get to actively participate in over 100 judging scenarios similar to what a judge encounters in the show ring.
This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 breeds of dog from around the world. Spot all kinds of dogs - from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek Saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian Puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! Dog Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite breeds and weird and wonderful exotic dogs. Contains 64 superbly illustrated dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the dogs featured.
Man is not ape. Dog is not wolf. From startling facts about its origins, to the fundamental reasons behind dog and man's unbreakable attachment, Clever Dog: Understand What Your Dog Is Telling You explores the myths that so many pet owners have been led to believe - and forms conclusions as to how our future relationship with the dog needs to change in order to survive, and thrive.
With her unique understanding of the secret language of dogs and her belief that all dogs are 'clever dogs', Sarah Whitehead uses amusing anecdotes and useful case histories to discover the mysteries of dog behaviour and show us a way of communicating with the four-legged friend who shares our hearts and homes. Dog lovers can look at their best friends in a new light and create the perfect bond. As a world-leading expert in canine psychology, and often acknowledged as the 'trainer's trainer', Sarah Whitehead shares her unique understanding of dogs in Clever Dog.
With sections on Life, Love, Health and Happiness, this is a book about how we can become a harmonious team with our best friend. Here at last are the secrets your dog wants you to know. With fascinating case studies and expert practical advice, Clever Dog is much more than a guidebook - it is the book your dog would want you to buy.
Twenty-five years of study and experience went into the making of
this one-of-a-kind reference. Veterinarians, animal scientists, dog
owners, trainers, consultants, and counsellors will find this book
a benchmark reference and handbook concerning positive, humane
management and control of dogs.
Reflecting the author's extensive work with dogs, this book promises thorough explanations of topics, and proven behavioural strategies that have been designed, tested, and used by the author. More than 50 figures and tables illustrate this unique and significant contribution to dog behaviour, training, and learning.
From the author of 101 Dog Tricks, an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half million copies sold, comes The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks-a pocket-sized edition for impromptu training sessions. Who says your dog can't learn new tricks? The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks gives you all the instruction you'll need to get your pup in shape. This handy pocket guide features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos. Tricks range from simple classics 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 will too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks keep your dog mentally and physically active and help to establish paths of communication between you. This convenient guide is perfect for traveling, a trip to the dog park, or to keep in a bag for impromptu training.
After the death of her mother and the end of a post-divorce relationship leave her heartbroken, novelist Amanda Brookfield finds her once secure world imploding. As despair closes in, she talks of getting a puppy to revive her optimistic spirit.
Amanda is advised that her lifestyle will not suit becoming a dog-owner but she can't resist Mabel, a beautiful golden doodle puppy. Arming herself with an arsenal of equipment, Amanda learns that there are no short-cuts to training and caring for a dog. Through battling daily challenges and constantly regrouping, Amanda realises she is starting to come to terms with her bereavement and the prospect of facing the rest of her life alone.
For the Love of a Dog tells the bigger, more poignant story about the labour of emotional recovery after the trauma of loss. Mabel shines like a light throughout, the unwitting architect of rebuilding self-belief. Mabel's own journey is equally captivating: as she blossoms into a mischievous, endearing head-turner of a companion – as affectionate as she is glorious.
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.
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.
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.
Lively, funny, intelligent, and true: that's the Goldendoodle. This beautiful dog is a cross between the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever and the faithful, fun-loving Poodle. First bred about three decades ago, these now-popular dogs make faithful household companions. Here is everything new pet owners will need to know about life with their Goldendoodle. Like all of Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals, this book is filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with instructive, high-quality photos. Every book in this series is written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists, and offers advice on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
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