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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs

Empowerment Training (Paperback): James O'Heare Empowerment Training (Paperback)
James O'Heare
R354 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R70 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Peanut Butter Dogs (Hardcover): Greg Murray Peanut Butter Dogs (Hardcover)
Greg Murray
R315 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R62 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
BKLN Manners - Positive Training Solutions for Your Unruly Urban Dog (Paperback): Kate Naito BKLN Manners - Positive Training Solutions for Your Unruly Urban Dog (Paperback)
Kate Naito
R361 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Nearly every client who contacts professional Brooklyn dog trainer Kate Naito (CPDT-KA) is desperately looking to stop his or her dog's undesirable behavior. In response, Kate developed BKLN Manners? as an empowering four-week group class for busy owners who want the fastest path to a polite dog. Now available in book format, this comprehensive system utilizes clever management techniques and positive training strategies to help owners transform their dogs from unruly to urbane. BKLN Manners offers no-nonsense, easy-to-implement solutions to: B: Barking; K: Knocking people over; L: Leash walking problems; N: Naughty when alone. This book addresses uniquely urban challenges like dodging chicken bones on the sidewalk, counterconditioning on crowded streets, neighbors? noise concerns, and more. Written in a problem-and-solution format with the needs of busy urban and suburban dwellers in mind, it can help your dog acquire polite BKLN Manners both indoors and out. Inside BKLN Manners Comprehensive training guide that addresses common behavior concerns of urban and suburban dog owners. Clever management techniques and positive training strategies that help owners transform their dogs from unruly to urbane. The author is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer at a Brooklyn dog training organization who developed BKLN Manners? as a four-week group class for busy owners who wanted the fastest path to a polite dog. BKLN Manners offers no-nonsense, easy-to-implement solutions to: B: Barking; K: Knocking people over; L: Leash walking problems; N: Naughty when alone. Includes a suggested weekly plan for practicing BKLN behaviors and a chart to track training progress.

Oh Behave! - Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker (Paperback): J. Donaldson Oh Behave! - Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker (Paperback)
J. Donaldson
R368 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Jean Donaldson brings her considerable wisdom - and wit - to a wide variety of topics of interest to dog trainers and enthusiasts in the latest book from Dogwise Publishing. In 55 essays, Jean tackles issues ranging from the nature vs nurture debate, to the role of dominance in domestic dogs, to what are the most effective ways to train dogs. Along with her other best selling books, Oh Behave! is destined to be a classic in the literature on dog behavior.

Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Cheshire (Paperback): Seddon Neudorfer Dog Friendly Pub Walks - Cheshire (Paperback)
Seddon Neudorfer
R211 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 15 pubs and 15 great walks in the region of Cheshire. 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.

Craig & Fred - A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other (Paperback): Craig Grossi Craig & Fred - A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other (Paperback)
Craig Grossi
R330 R227 Discovery Miles 2 270 Save R103 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity." In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON--the most elite fighters in the Corps--in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn't seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they'd encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered--against military regulations--the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged. Fred not only stole Craig's heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag--risking jail and Fred's life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig's family in Virginia. Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred's turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between. A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart--"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"--Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

Dog Training - Pet Friendly (Paperback): Julia D Barnes Dog Training - Pet Friendly (Paperback)
Julia D Barnes
R187 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R33 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Schippertainment - Life as a Schipperke Owner (Paperback): Richard Davis Schippertainment - Life as a Schipperke Owner (Paperback)
Richard Davis; Cover design or artwork by Amy Curran; Illustrated by Amy Curran
R281 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R55 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Sorry I Humped Your Leg - (and Other Letters from Dogs Who Love Too Much) (Paperback): Jeremy Greenberg Sorry I Humped Your Leg - (and Other Letters from Dogs Who Love Too Much) (Paperback)
Jeremy Greenberg
R161 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R60 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sorry I Humped Your Leg (Again) is a brand new batch of laugh-out-loud letters (and accompanying full-color photographs) addressed by dogs to their owners. From an impassioned plea to return from the store with the right doggie treats, to a pep talk from your self-appointed "doggie dietician," this epistolary treat offers a pooch's perspective on common canine vs. human cohabitation conundrums. It's the perfect gift for a dog lover or anyone who appreciates hilarious insights into dog (and human) nature.

The Black Dogs Project - Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them (Hardcover): Fred Levy The Black Dogs Project - Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them (Hardcover)
Fred Levy
R410 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R112 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Combat Black Dog Syndrome worldwide; a portion of all proceeds from Black Dog Project will be donated to black dog rescue. One of Tumblr's most viral blogs of 2014, the Black Dogs Project is a stunning photo series by animal photographer Fred Levy. Known as "Black Dog Syndrome" in animal shelters and rescues, it refers to the unfortunate phenomenon that black dogs are frequently the LAST dogs to be adopted and the FIRST dogs to be euthanized in rescue shelters. Animal photographer Fred Levy couldn't believe that it was true, so he began talking with shelters. Not only does the phenomen exist, but he discovered it's an epidemic. Levy decided to turn his camera lens to black dogs, showing the world how beautiful they truly are. He called the photo series, The Black Dogs Project, and the stunning photographs have been shared worldwide, spreading awareness and attention to the problem. A portion of all proceeds for Black Dogs Project will be donated to black dog rescue.

The Loved Dog - The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Standard format, CD, Library ed): Tamar Geller,... The Loved Dog - The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior (Standard format, CD, Library ed)
Tamar Geller, Andrea Cagan; Narrated by Renee Raudman
R865 R653 Discovery Miles 6 530 Save R212 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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.
Tamar went on to train the dogs of many celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Nicollette Sheridan, Owen Wilson, the Osbournes, and others. Her nonaggressive methods are so revolutionary that the Humane Society of the United States approached her to be a consultant, and she now teaches animal behavior at Pepperdine University.
In "The Loved Dog, " Tamar shows anyone how to childproof a dog, teach him vocabulary, use treats the right way, play "tug of war" to build trust, make it fun for him to come when called, teach him not to jump on people, and much more--using only playful bonding and positive reinforcement.

Lessons from Tara - Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog (Paperback): David Rosenfelt Lessons from Tara - Life Advice from the World's Most Brilliant Dog (Paperback)
David Rosenfelt 1
R187 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R31 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When David Rosenfelt first met his wife, Debbie, he also met her golden retriever, Tara... and he fell head over heels for both of them. Many years later, inspired by Tara, David and Debbie have dedicated their lives to rescuing thousands of unloved and unwanted dogs - sometimes living with up to 40 dogs at any one time. So here is the book dedicated to the inspirational canine who started it all, and taught David everything he knows. (Well, he did know how to tie his shoes before he met and came to love Tara, but that's about it.) Through Tara, David learned about dating, about being able to share his emotions, and also about everyday stuff like who gets to use the pillow if several dogs are sleeping in your bed (clue: It's not the human) and why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated. Lessons From Tara is infused with David's wry and self-deprecating sense of humor, and will move readers to tears and laughter.

My Life with George - The Inspirational Story of How a Wilful Dog Brought Joy to a Bereaved Family (Paperback): Judith Summers My Life with George - The Inspirational Story of How a Wilful Dog Brought Joy to a Bereaved Family (Paperback)
Judith Summers 2
R208 R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Save R66 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Judith Summers's husband and father both died within the space of two weeks, she found herself floundering. Life for her and her eight-year-old son Joshua seemed relentlessly bleak. Then George bounced into their lives. A loving Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with film-star looks, George reawoke their joie de vivre. Yet Judith soon discovered that living with George had its drawbacks. He was a full-time job and as expensive to run as a Ferrari. Wilful and badly behaved, he refused to eat anything other than roast chicken, preferred travelling by car to walking, and became as jealous as a spurned lover if any man dared show an interest in her. And when a near-death tangle with a Staffordshire Bull terrier resulted in costly sessions with an animal psychologist, Judith found that it was she who was put on the couch . . .

Mike&Scrabble - A Guide to Training Your New Human (Paperback): Mike Dicks Mike&Scrabble - A Guide to Training Your New Human (Paperback)
Mike Dicks 1
R345 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R147 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

There are many wise, practical, and academic books that explore the relationship between pets and their owners; Mike&Scrabble is not one of them. Instead, this picture book for adults gives an insight into the mind of a dog who has acquired a slightly damaged human, and sets about trying to train him. Mike&Scrabble's simple illustrations and one-line observations were originally designed by Mike, despite what Scrabble says, as posts for Twitter and Facebook, to joke about becoming a dog owner. The posts gathered a following of loyal fans, mainly dog owners (about 90%), mainly women (about 55%), and mostly English or American (70%). Except for one fan in Vietnam.This is a book that dogs will buy, but as they have trouble using an iPad and don't keep money on them, it may well be attractive to their Human pets.

Dog Smart - Evidence-Based Training with the Science Dog (Paperback): Linda P. Case Dog Smart - Evidence-Based Training with the Science Dog (Paperback)
Linda P. Case
R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Chihuahuas For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Jacqueline O'Neil Chihuahuas For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jacqueline O'Neil
R285 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R83 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? "Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, " is fully updated to show you how to find the one you'll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch.

You'll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you'll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You'll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua's classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you'd prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to: Choose your ideal ChihuahuaPrepare your home for your new arrivalManage your puppy's nutrition and healthPrevent common behavior problemsTeach your Chihuahua fun tricksBuild a strong and loving bond with your petTrain children to get along with your ChihuahuaChoose Chihuahua toys and accessoriesSelect a crate and beddingIntroduce your little dog to other petsTeach your little dynamo manners and good behavior

You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. "Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, " makes it easy, too

The Cautious Canine (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Patricia B McConnell The Cautious Canine (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Patricia B McConnell
R91 R69 Discovery Miles 690 Save R22 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How to help dogs conquer their fears with desensitization and classical counter-conditioning. Step by step instructions to help you dog get over his fear of unfamiliar people. If you want to use the program for something besides a dog who's afraid of strangers, just substitute the relevant species and problem and go from there. It can be used to get over fear of the vet, a ceiling fan, whatever - as long as the behavior problem is motivated by fear. Even people can use the program!

The Difficulty of Being a Dog (Paperback, New edition): Roger Grenier The Difficulty of Being a Dog (Paperback, New edition)
Roger Grenier; Translated by Alice Kaplan
R266 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The forty-three lovingly crafted vignettes within "The Difficulty of Being a Dog" dig elegantly to the center of a long, mysterious, and often intense relationship: that between human beings and dogs. In doing so, Roger Grenier introduces us to dogs real and literary, famous and reviled--from Ulysses's Argos to Freud's Lun to the hundreds of dogs exiled from Constantinople in 1910 and deposited on a desert island--and gives us a sense of what makes our relationships with them so meaningful.

Pawfect Friends (Hardcover): Jack Russell Pawfect Friends (Hardcover)
Jack Russell
R169 R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Save R37 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

As the saying almost goes: Cats and dogs that share a bowl of food together, stay together. Or was it a blanket? Or a laundry basket? Well, whether it was dining together or slumbering together, going for walks as a pair or even giving piggy back rides, Pawfect Friends shows in 90 of the sweetest photographs that cats and dogs can be far better buddies than we often give them credit for. Playing, protecting, keeping a sleepy eye out for each other - even putting up with each other's eccentricities - the photographs in Pawfect Friends celebrate 90 of the cutest cat and dog pairs that you will ever see.

Work Wonders - Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones (Paperback): Tom Lonsdale Work Wonders - Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones (Paperback)
Tom Lonsdale
R174 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R65 (37%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If dogs could talk what would they say is the best food to keep them in tiptop condition? Would they recommend a selection of cans and kibble or would they recommend a fresh rabbit and half a chicken? Or would they crave fresh, raw meat, like their carnivore ancestors? In Work Wonders: Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones Australian veterinarian Dr. Tom Lonsdale inspires us to see a dog's dietary needs from a dog's perspective into taking account Nature's teachings, easily understood science, and sound common sense. Work Wonders provides essential information for dogs and their owners, veterinarians, educators and anyone interested in dogs, diets and health. Eight entertaining and informative chapters lead you through the practical essentials of dog feeding including how to find sources for fresh, healthy meat as well as how to safely store and prepare a diet of raw meaty bones. It is easier than you think! Tom Lonsdale's 2001 landmark book, Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health, as featured on

101 Uses for a Pug (Hardcover): Willow Creek Press 101 Uses for a Pug (Hardcover)
Willow Creek Press
R232 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Looking at them, you would never guess that pugs can be so useful and versatile. Yet, if you watch them closely, it's clear to see that these dynamic dogs perform scores of tasks. This book provides photographic proof of pugs functioning as car security systems, weed killers, moist towelettes, foot warmers, and more. In need of some minor garment alterations Look no further than an industrious pug A total of 101 uses for a pug reveal why these dogs are so lovable and popular.

The Happy Puppy Handbook - Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training (Paperback): Pippa Mattinson The Happy Puppy Handbook - Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training (Paperback)
Pippa Mattinson
R357 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R122 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals), and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.

On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals (Paperback, 2nd edition): Turid Rugaas On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Turid Rugaas 1
R265 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R67 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One of our all time best selling books is now in its second edition with three additional chapters, color photos and descriptive captions. Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals" which are signals dogs give to other dogs and humans to denote stress and to attempt defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. Written in practical, down-to-earth, logical language. Companion DVD, 'Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You', DTB788, is also available.

K9 Scent Training - A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog (Paperback): Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak K9 Scent Training - A Manual for Training Your Identification, Tracking and Detection Dog (Paperback)
Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak
R631 R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Save R156 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether you re searching for drugs or a missing person, "K9 Scent Training" will improve your K9 team s capabilities in the field. Use proven techniques to train your dog for: Scent identification line-ups to indicate a scent connection between crime-scene evidence and a suspect. Tracking along a wide variety of track types, including the cold track, the broken-off track and tracks that run over or under cross-tracks. Detection work for searches in buildings, vehicles, open terrain and more. In this must-have guide for SAR teams and police K9 trainers and handlers, Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak present everything you need to know to build or improve a scent training program. Scent training involves high-stakes work, and in the case of a search for a missing person, the right training for your K9 can mean the difference between life and death. Beginning with the science behind odors and how dogs perceive them, Resi and Ruud show you how to harness that knowledge to eliminate training problems and maximize your dog s potential. You ll learn how to start scent training for young dogs using simple exercises before building up to more complex training. Finally, using techniques they ve perfected over decades, Resi and Ruud share their specialized, step-by-step programs for advanced scent identification training and tracking. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."

The Puppy that Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever (Paperback): Megan Rix The Puppy that Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever (Paperback)
Megan Rix 1
R187 R128 Discovery Miles 1 280 Save R59 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Puppy that Came for Christmas and Stayed Forever is Megan Rix's bestselling memoir. When Megan and Ian got married, they wanted to start a family. But their desire to be parents ended up bringing one furry bundle of fun after another into their lives. At the same time as embarking on difficult and traumatic fertility treatment, Megan and Ian became involved with a charity which provides helper dogs to people with disabilities. And into their home one day came Emma, a soft, sweet-natured puppy with whom they fell instantly in love. However, after six months Emma had completed her training and was given to someone in need. To get over their broken hearts, Megan and Ian took in another pup: Freddy. And fell in love all over again . . . only for Freddy to move on too. Megan and Ian didn't know if they could keep taking in these adorable puppies and giving them away later. It was getting too hard, too painful. But then, one Christmas, little Traffy came along . . . If you liked Marley and Me then The Puppy that Came for Christmas but Stayed Forever is for you. Megan Rix's heart-warming seasonal story will have everyone yearning for a bit of puppy love in their lives. Megan Rix lives in England with her husband, and their adorable dogs, Traffy and Bella. She is a Sunday Times best-selling author, and her other books include The Great Escape, and a host of children's books written under the pen-name Ruth Symes.

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