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Why dogs do what they do and how we can express ourselves so our dogs can understand us better. Follows the traditions of school of ethology founded by Konrad Lorenz, based on research observations and study. Organized in alphabetical order and cross-referenced; illustrated with excellent black and white line drawings.
Find out who's top dog with this beautifully illustrated set of cards. Does a retriever need more grooming than an Irish setter? Has a terrier got a keener nose than a German shepherd? Is a poodle faster than a spaniel? With 6 categories and 30 dogs to choose from, you'll have hours of fun playing Best in Show.
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.
Although the British consider themselves a nation of dog lovers, what we have come to know as the modern dog came into existence only after a profound, and relatively recent, transformation in that country's social attitudes and practices. In At Home and Astray, Philip Howell focuses on Victorian Britain, and especially London, to show how the dog's changing place in society was the subject of intense debate and depended on a fascinating combination of forces even to come about. Despite a relationship with humans going back thousands of years, the dog only became fully domesticated and installed at the heart of the middle-class home in the nineteenth century. Dog breeding and showing proliferated at that time, and dog ownership increased considerably. At the same time, the dog was increasingly policed out of public space, the ""stray"" becoming the unloved counterpart of the household ""pet."" Howell shows how this redefinition of the dog's place illuminates our understanding of modernity and the city. He also explores the fascinating process whereby the dog's changing role was proposed, challenged, and confronted-and in the end conditionally accepted. With a supporting cast that includes Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and Charles Darwin, and subjects of inquiry ranging from vivisection and the policing of rabies to pet cemeteries, dog shelters, and the practice of walking the dog, At Home and Astray is a contribution not only to the history of animals but also to our understanding of the Victorian era and its legacies.
Unleash your puppy's potential How to Train a Superpuppy offers a complete care programme telling you everything you need to know about house training, socialisation, feeding, exercising and vaccinating so that you can raise a healthy, happy puppy. Helpful advice is also given on choosing the right breed for your family. Leading puppy trainer and behaviourist Gwen Bailey pioneers a uniquely holistic, natural and positive approach to understanding puppy behaviour and the step-by-step photography (including 'puppy-eye' views) helps explain basic obedience training more clearly than ever before. Plus the special games and activities make How to Train a Superpuppy accessible for all members of the family so everyone can play a part in raising the perfect puppy.
Are you looking for a new and meaningful way to work with your dog? Do you want to improve the lives of those who because of illness or disability would benefit from visits with a volunteer canine "therapist"? Then think about becoming a Therapy Dog Team. New 2nd edition gives you all the information you need to select, socialize and train your dog for this work. You will learn: *What therapy dog work involves and how to train forit *Benefits therapy dog work provides for you, your dog and others *Various settings in which therapy dog teams do their work *Whether your family pet might make a good therapy dog *Selecting and training a puppy for therapy work *How to keep yourself and your dog fresh for the work **Includes a complete course outline for teaching therapy dog classes!
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.
The popular Insta Grammar series comprises the most beautiful - and interesting - thematic photos on Instagram, presented in a fresh, pleasing package at an affordable price. After Cats, City, Nordic and Green comes Graphic and Insta Grammar Dogs. The motto is: graphic design is the new art, and dogs are the new cats. Graphic includes the work of up and coming designers; Dogs includes, well, dogs. Off-beat and appealing, the books in this growing series take the doubt out of choosing the perfect gift for millennials. Quotes, sometimes quirky but always apt, are sprinkled throughout.
The extraordinary sensory skills of dogs are often indispensable, but especially in search and rescue missions. In man-trailing, the dog's sense of smell can be trained to find and follow vital human trails. With the aid of an object that is clearly scented with a missing person's smell, the tracking dog can identify the correct trail among numerous human and environmental scents. Filled with the latest research and practice, this is a comprehensive manual on tracking and a fascinating insight into the dog's unique sensory skills. It explains all aspects of man-trailing: which dogs are qualified, how the dog's sensory skills work, practical equipment, and man-trailing training and practice. It gives useful advice on what the dog's behaviour tells you.
It's Biscuit's birthday, and he's having a party! Join his friends in helping him celebrate. There are eight pages of activities at the end of the book, including a word search, maze, matching game, and more. Includes eight pages of activities!
"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"
Charming and hilarious, IT'S OK TO MISS THE BED ON THE FIRST JUMP is more than a mere celebration of man's best friend. In this lighthearted and reflective exploration of how dogs have served as some of our most valuable and enlightened teachers, well-known and well-loved actor John O'Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing with the Stars) shares lessons learned from his life with canine companions, including: Every 15 Minutes Is a New Day; When One Person Stops Petting You, Move On; and You're Only as Big as You Think You Are, to name a few. 'Dogs, after all, have pure hearts, trusting natures, a zest for living, noble characters, and an ability to take things in stride,' writes O'Hurley in the book's introduction. 'They can be counted on, and are pleasant companions. They know what's important, always. How many humans do you know about which you could say the same?' Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, IT'S OK TO MISS THE BED ON THE FIRST JUMP is an ideal gift for the dog lover in your life.
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!
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you've already brought home, now you can relax. "Understanding Your Dog for Dummies" helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.).
Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours.
"Understanding Your Dog for Dummies" gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch's unique dialect of "Doglish"--and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you'll discover how to: Read your dog's body languageCommunicate with your dogInterpret your dog's breed-specific traitsCorrect dog-behavior-gone-badCounter anxiety-based behaviorUnderstand and resolve aggressive behaviorAnd so much more
Think of this book as Doglish 101--a prerequisite for every human member of your dog's family. Now, let the training begin
Ancestors and canine cousins of our dogs didn't eat "krunchy kibble" or "meat 'n gravy in a can." They ate what they found or caught and it wasn't cooked or "enriched" either! It was high in protein, with balanced fats, and usually included a few fruits, vegetables and grasses. Steve Brown, an expert on canine nutrition, shows how you can bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog by feeding him differently as little as just one day a week. And no, you won't need to lead a pack of dogs on a hunting expedition! Just follow Steve's well-researched and easy to follow ABCs to make improvements to whatever your dog currently eats.
For the price of a fifteen minute consultation with your vet this book provides hours of reading pleasure. In 391 easy-to-read pages you can discover masses of information not available in the libraries of veterinary textbooks. If you are a pet owner this book will likely be one of the best investments that you have ever made. Big savings in vet bills and feed bills are likely to be measurable benefits. But how can you measure the benefits of pain-free happy pets? How can you measure your feelings? -- knowing that you have done the best for the pets in your care. You can't. But you and your pets can experience those feelings -- because Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health.
What shelter dogs need is obvious-a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them. Rescuing Penny Jane introduces readers to dogs like Alfred, a loony, gorilla-sized Goldendoodle, intent on jumping on absolutely everyone at the shelter; Rugby, the crippled pit bull-mix puppy who was found abandoned on a roadside; and Brody, an overly exuberant and misunderstood German shepherd mix. Then there are the author's own adopted dogs: Penny Jane, the terribly skittish stray from a Maine farm who repeatedly pushes Amy's patience to its limits; and Walter Joe, who acts like a rabid dog in the shelter only to become a marshmallow in his new home. She also delves into the history of rescue dogs, like Sido, the sheltie mix who inspired the no-kill movement; Sadie, the Civil War dog who braved Gettysburg; and Bummer and Lazarus, San Francisco's famous nineteenth-century stray dogs. Through conversations with leading shelter directors, researchers, trainers, adoption counselors, and caretakers across the country, Sutherland offers a nuanced, fully informed picture of the rescue world, along with its challenges, champions, and triumphs. Rich, moving, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Rescuing Penny Jane ultimately explores what it is to be a Canis lupus familiaris and what it is to be a Homo sapien.
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