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Chow Chows - The Owner's Guide from Puppy to Old Age - Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding... Chow Chows - The Owner's Guide from Puppy to Old Age - Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Chow Chow Dog or Puppy (Paperback)
Alex Seymour
R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rescuing Penny Jane - One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes (Paperback): Amy Sutherland Rescuing Penny Jane - One Shelter Volunteer, Countless Dogs, and the Quest to Find Them All Homes (Paperback)
Amy Sutherland
R253 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R78 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Pomeranians. Pomeranian Dog Complete Owners Manual. Pomeranian Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training.... Pomeranians. Pomeranian Dog Complete Owners Manual. Pomeranian Book for Care, Costs, Feeding, Grooming, Health and Training. (Paperback)
George Hoppendale, Asia Moore
R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Dog Diet - Eight weeks to a happier, healthier dog (Paperback): Kate Bendix The Dog Diet - Eight weeks to a happier, healthier dog (Paperback)
Kate Bendix 1
R206 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R52 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Vet recommended, with a foreword by Dr Richard Allport, BVetMed, VetMFHom, MRCVS Quick, easy, budget-friendly recipes - many of which use up whatever is languishing in the fridge Chimes with a growing sense among dog owners that it's time to fight back against the corporate bullying tactics of the pet food industry. Daily Mail serial and New Year New Dog promo!

All The Queen's Corgis - Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions... All The Queen's Corgis - Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions (Hardcover)
Penny Junor 1
R330 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

Creative Creations for Your Dog - Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make for Your Favorite Pet (Hardcover): Norma Martinez, Ciera Creative Creations for Your Dog - Easy Do-It-Yourself Projects to Make for Your Favorite Pet (Hardcover)
Norma Martinez, Ciera
R238 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R58 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Scaredy Dog - Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog (Paperback): Ali Brown Scaredy Dog - Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog (Paperback)
Ali Brown
R352 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When dogs growl at other dogs, lunge at people and bark at everything it's often mislabeled as "aggression." But behavior that looks like aggression is often fear-based and should be treated as such. The appropriate term for this constellation of behaviors is "reactivity."

This book helps dog owners and trainers to understand the reactive dog and help him change for the better. The process is easy to grasp, and once the changes begin to take shape, owners become so encouraged that improving their dog's behavior suddenly becomes fun and exciting If your dog can't pay attention to you in public places, doesn't behave like a good member of the family when guests visit, and looses control when other dogs are nearby, this book has a lot to offer.

All training methods and classroom techniques are non-force and based on developing a 'working relationship' with your dog. Easy to read and understand, 148 pages, with 68 photographs and graphics to help you improve behavior and solve problems.

Puppy Love (Hardcover): Hugo Ross Puppy Love (Hardcover)
Hugo Ross 1
R192 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R42 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs may be man's best friend, but there is no stronger bond than that which exists between a pup and his pals. Whether they are sharing their bowls, playing with their favourite toy, or are snuggled up together in their favourite sofa spot, there is no love quite like puppy love. From puppy piles to old crooners, Puppy Love is filled with beautiful photos of canine kindred spirits - in all shapes and sizes!Perfect for dog lovers, or simply lovers, this collection of dogs at their most adorable is sure to melt any heart.

My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? (Paperback): Turid Rugaas My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? (Paperback)
Turid Rugaas
R228 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R58 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Describes a kind and effective method for encouraging dogs to walk without pulling. Simple steps with informative photographs which aid understanding, includes tips on equipment to use, reasons for pulling and trouble shooting, along with case studies.

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main): Juliette De Bairacli-Levy The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main)
Juliette De Bairacli-Levy
R308 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dog and cat owners are becoming increasingly concerned about the saftey of processed pet food and the possible side-effects of over-use of antibiotics and hormone treatments. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated, covers Natural Rearing, herbal medicine and disease prevention.
"There are countless kennels and dog owners throughout the world who have proved Miss Bairacli Levy to be right in her methods, treatment and theory." --"Shooting Times"

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) (Hardcover): Eileen Myles Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) (Hardcover)
Eileen Myles 1
R431 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R112 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Rescue Me! - Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City (Hardcover): Rescue Me! - Dog Adoption Portraits and Stories from New York City (Hardcover)
R269 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Dogist (Hardcover): Elias Weiss Friedman The Dogist (Hardcover)
Elias Weiss Friedman 1
R495 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R117 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog's eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog's distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over. With the author's 560,000 lnstagram followers and growing by the thousands each day, The Dogist is poised to reach a large audience of dog lovers looking for the perfect gift book this holiday season. Like Humans of New York, but with dogs.

Dog Pals (Paperback): Pat Jacobs Dog Pals (Paperback)
Pat Jacobs
R160 R120 Discovery Miles 1 200 Save R40 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Living with a Deaf Dog - A Book of Training Advice, Facts and Resources about Canine Deafness Caused by Genetics, Aging,... Living with a Deaf Dog - A Book of Training Advice, Facts and Resources about Canine Deafness Caused by Genetics, Aging, Illness (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Susan Cope Becker
R440 R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Dog Guardian - Your Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Dog (Paperback): Nigel Reed The Dog Guardian - Your Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Dog (Paperback)
Nigel Reed 1
R252 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R54 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Struggling to solve your dog's behavioural problems? Looking to achieve the perfect relationship with your dog? The Dog Guardian is here to help. Dog behaviourist Nigel Reed teaches emotional intelligence for dog owners, leading to confident, happy and well-behaved dogs. Through his many years of experience Nigel has found that there are four fundamental components for a content and well-behaved dog. In The Dog Guardian Nigel explains the philosophy and gives you practical, step-by-step advice. This new and vital information will empower you to address any of your dog's undesirable behaviours, no matter its age, breed or history. The Dog Guardian has already helped thousands of dogs and their owners address problem behaviours including anxiety, nervousness, aggression, hyperactivity, lead pulling, jumping up and much more. It's easier than you'd think.

Aggressive Behavior in Dogs - A Comprehensive Technical Manual for Professionals (Paperback): James O'Heare Aggressive Behavior in Dogs - A Comprehensive Technical Manual for Professionals (Paperback)
James O'Heare
R959 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R212 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
My Life Among the Underdogs - A Memoir (MP3 format, CD): Tia Torres My Life Among the Underdogs - A Memoir (MP3 format, CD)
Tia Torres
R686 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R205 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
In Defence of Dogs - Why Dogs Need Our Understanding (Paperback): John Bradshaw In Defence of Dogs - Why Dogs Need Our Understanding (Paperback)
John Bradshaw 1
R235 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R74 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What would dogs ask for, if they knew how? In the Sunday Times bestseller In Defence of Dogs John Bradshaw, an anthropologist at Bristol University who has been at the centre of the latest research into what makes dogs tick, gives us the answers. Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine clothes, not the small furry child, not the trophy-winner, but the real dog, who wants to be part of the family and enjoy life - mankind's closest friend. This is the real science that every dog lover needs to know.

Norton's Philosophical Memoirs: The Story of a Man as Told by his Dog (Hardcover): Hakan Nesser Norton's Philosophical Memoirs: The Story of a Man as Told by his Dog (Hardcover)
Hakan Nesser 1
R210 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Now don't start getting ideas. I am not a philosopher. I'm a dog. But I look like a philosopher, they say, and I'm not sure the distinction is as great as you might think. I'm what's known as a Rhodesian Ridgeback. My forebears used to hunt lions in Africa, but I'm a modernized urban specimen. I don't hunt much of anything.

I was born somewhere on the plains west of Uppsala, Sweden. In the beginning I was blind and tumbled around with my siblings. We pooped and bit each other and nursed, and our mother ― who I must admit was kind of a bitch ― tried to raise us to the best of her ability. Without all that much success, I must say too.

When I was about two months old I was adopted. Two long-legged humans, a man and a woman, came and picked me up, loaded me in a car and drove into town. This is the story of the eleven years we spent together.

Dogs As I See Them (Hardcover): Lucy Dawson Dogs As I See Them (Hardcover)
Lucy Dawson; Foreword by Ann Patchett
R419 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R120 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A BELOVED CLASSIC FOR DOG LOVERS OF ALL AGES With a new foreword by Ann Patchett In the 1930s, Lucy Dawson's friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them. Now available once again after being out of print for decades, and a complete replication the original 1936 edition, Dogs As I See Them includes all of Dawson's irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes. Along with her illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.

Have Dog, Will Travel - A Poet's Journey (Paperback): Stephen Kuusisto Have Dog, Will Travel - A Poet's Journey (Paperback)
Stephen Kuusisto 1
R301 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R77 (26%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind--but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of thirty-eight, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes, paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.

Ethics and Ethology - For a Happy Dog (Paperback): Ethics and Ethology - For a Happy Dog (Paperback)
R387 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R94 (24%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This book will help you to achieve the best possible relationship with your dog. It explains the best way to motivate, lead and interact with dogs and how to simply enjoy the time together. Based on common-sense and empathy, the advice given to you in this book is also give from a purely ethnic point of view that is based on the so-called Preventions of Cruelty to Animals Act, official rules and recommendations. Moreover, modern ethology, which has shown us how dogs live naturally and what needs they have, plays a big role. Furthermore, findings from teaching psychology concerning the best training methods for dogs are considered -whether the dog learns something new or if the dog's behaviour has to be corrected. The result is a clear plea for a gentle and positive approach.

Woof - A book of happiness for dog lovers (Paperback, Second Edition): Anouska Jones Woof - A book of happiness for dog lovers (Paperback, Second Edition)
Anouska Jones
R218 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R63 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Gorgeous photography and memorable quotes combine to create the ultimate gift for dog lovers.

Terrier-Centric Training - From Tenacious to Tremendous (Paperback): Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Terrier-Centric Training - From Tenacious to Tremendous (Paperback)
Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell
R365 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R89 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

All kinds of dogs have a number of hard-wired traits bred into them. Hounds love to follow their noses, Retrievers love to fetch and Herding dogs love to herd. With few exceptions, these are pretty harmless activities and don't stand in the way of training. Terriers, however, were bred to hunt and kill vermin independently, digging underground and barking excitedly, almost impervious to pain. Let's see...just a few challenges to overcome in training: strong prey drive, independence, feistiness, digging, barking, the list goes on. In Terrier-Centric Dog Training, author Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell takes up the challenge to help terrier owners train their dogs by making sure they understand the instincts bred into terriers and what the most effective training and management techniques are to use when working with a "natural born killer." You can train your terrier, but just don't let him loose off-leash in a park full of squirrels

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