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You won't find a more loyal and loveable friend than you will in your dog. But if you're going to cope with its boundless energy, its insatiable appetite and its total disregard for social niceties, you're going to need survival skills: Think positively: You will get more exercise than ever before (whether you like it or not) Reassure yourself: The `mad puppy' behaviour should wear off after 15 years or so. This mischievous little book will help guide you through your role as a dog owner with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.
Have you seen these Doggy Desperadoes? This gang of bow-wow bandits have one thing in common - they're all on the Canine Intelligence Agency's most wanted list. They may look cute, cuddly and even comical but appearances can be deceptive. These mutts have been responsible for some of the worst crimes ever committed, from aggravated whining to receiving stolen dog biscuits. Be warned: these cunning canine crooks are still at large!
'Lost Dog is already one of my books of the year. Spicer writes like a dream, and her unblinking appraisal of her world and of her place in it feels like an act of generosity towards the reader. You will love it.' India Knight, Sunday Times 'It's a fabulous book...I couldn't put it down.' Jane Fallon Meet woman's best friend. Kate is a middle aged woman trying to steer some order into a life that is going off the rails. When she adopts a lurcher called Wolfy, the shabby rescue dog saves her from herself. But when the dog disappears, it is up to Kate to hit the streets of London and find him. Will she save him, as he has saved her - or will she lose everything? As she trudges endlessly calling his name in the hopeless hope she may find him, she runs into other people's landscapes and lives, finding allies amongst psychics, bloggers and mysterious midnight joggers. Trying to find her dog tests her relationship, and her sanity, to its limits - and gets her thinking about her life, and why things have turned out as they have for her. A brilliant, life-affirming memoir, Lost Dog is a book like no other about both about the myth of modern womanhood, and the enduring mystery of the relationship between human and canine.
20 tried-and-tested circular walks in Somerset, all between 11/2 and 7 miles, written specifically for dogs and owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. At the heart of every route is a dog-friendly pub. Highlights include: Spectacular views and wide-open spaces on the Quantocks, Blackdowns and Mendips; Porlock Weir with its pretty harbour; Rolling farmland and tranquil countryside around Waterrow and Over Stratton; A seaside stroll at Brean; Ancient woodland walks near Dulverton, Winsford and West Hatch. All the walks include: Distance & terrain; Details of livestock & stiles; Numbered route directions; Points of interest along the way; Contact details for the nearest vets; Dog friendly pubs nearby
Many of us think of our dogs not as pets, but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog or are thinking about getting one - A Member of the Family is the ultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into your household. What should you do if you need to leave him alone at home while everyone's at work? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family - like birth, marriage, or divorce - affect the family dog? All of these questions, and many more, are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in this new book. In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Millan acts as your personal expert as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog.
Match the dogs and puppies of 25 breeds from around the world in this beautifully illustrated memory game. To play, simply place the cards face down and see if you can remember where the dog and its puppy are located. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win! With all kinds of breeds included - from Siberian Huskies to Pugs and Dachshunds to Dalmatians - this fun and educational game will appeal to dog lovers everywhere.
Soon to be a major motion picture, this heart-warming and inspirational tale follows Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor: that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family, sharing their tragedies and triumphs. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations as a dog, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a testament to a man's life, given by his dog. But it is also a testament to the dog, himself. Though Enzo cannot speak, he understands everything that happens around him as he bears witness to his master's problems. His enforced muteness only refines his listening ability, and allows him to understand many of life's nuances that are lost on most humans. With humour, sharp observation, and a courageous heart, Enzo guides the reader to the bittersweet yet ultimately satisfying conclusion: there are no limitations to what we can achieve, if we truly know where we want to be.
What happens when you want to take a holiday, or even just pop out for a drink, and your dog looks up at you with those expectant eyes? Do you know which pubs welcome muddy paws with a bowl of water and a dog biscuit? Or where you and your dog can both enjoy a comfortable overnight stay? From the editors of the UK's No 1 travel guide, the much loved Good Pub Guide, comes the latest edition of the Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs, Hotels and B&Bs. Featuring fully updated information, the guide provides you with hundreds of wonderful places in the UK to drink, eat and stay with your pet. With this book to hand, there's no need to leave your dog at home. Faithful friends deserve a break too!
I've rounded up a rowdy assembly
Of my own Consequential Dogs
As counterparts to Eliot's mogs.
Mine are a rough and ready bunch:
You wouldn't take them out to lunch . . .
But if they strike you as friendly, funny,
Full of bounce and fond of a romp,
Forgetful of poetic pomp,
I trust you'll take them as you find them
And, at the very least, not mind them.
T. S. Eliot's best-selling collection of practical cat poems has been one of the most successful poetry collections in the world.
For the first time in company history a companion volume will be published. Originally conceived by Eliot himself, Old Toffer's Book of Consequential Dog poems are a witty, varied and exquisitely compiled as Eliot's cats.
Dog lovers of all ages will cherish this treasure trove of canine images. Over 500 full-color photographs showcase dogs in all their tail-wagging glory-from the irrepressible appeal of wrinkly puppies to the noble dignity of beloved older dogs, from endearing mutts to show-stopping purebreds. The pictures in this enchanting book have been selected based on the originality of their composition and the expressiveness of the book's furry subjects. The trademark three-dimensionality of the MiniCube format is ideal for conveying the energy, intelligence, and lovable nature of man's (and woman's and child's) best friend. The chunky format of this book, chock-full of colorful pictures, will bring special enjoyment to young readers.
How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as "man's best friend," but what actually drives the things they do? What is going on in their fur-covered heads as they look at us with their big, expressive eyes? Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein know something about these questions, and with How Dogs Work, they're ready to share; this is their guide to understanding your dog and its behavior. Approaching dogs as a biological species rather than just as pets, Coppinger and Feinstein accessibly synthesize decades of research and field experiments to explain the evolutionary foundations underlying dog behaviors. They examine the central importance of the shape of dogs: how their physical body (including the genes and the brain) affects behavior, how shape interacts with the environment as animals grow, and how all of this has developed over time. Shape, they tell us, is what makes a champion sled dog or a Border collie that can successfully herd sheep. Other chapters in How Dogs Work explore such mysteries as why dogs play; whether dogs have minds, and if so what kinds of things they might know; why dogs bark; how dogs feed and forage; and the influence of the early relationship between mother and pup. Going far beyond the cozy lap dog, Coppinger and Feinstein are equally fascinated by what we can learn from the adaptations of dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and even pumas in the wild, as well as the behavior of working animals like guarding and herding dogs. We cherish dogs as family members and deeply value our lengthy companionship with them. But, isn't it time we knew more about who Fido and Trixie really are? How Dogs Work will provide some keys to unlocking the origins of many of our dogs' most common, most puzzling, and most endearing behaviors.
This book is the second in a series of three books covering the South Downs National Park. This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the central region (West 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: Cissbury Ring, Bignor Hill, Lavington Common, Petworth Park and Harting Down.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.
Alexandra Horowitz's runaway bestseller Inside of a Dog began a movement among dog owners to not just quietly accept and enjoy the presence of the pooch at their sides, but to wonder at that dog, and let him show us how he sees the world, and what he knows. What the dog sees and knows comes mostly through his nose, and the information that every dog has about the world based on smell is unthinkably rich. It is rich in a way we humans once knew something about, once even acted on, but have since neglected. By smelling, tapping into this sensory resource that we have but that we largely ignore, the dog has become an informant. To a dog, there is no such thing as `fresh air.' Every gulp of air is full of information. In Being a Dog, Horowitz, a research scientist in the field of dog cognition, explores what the nose knows as never done before by taking an imaginative leap into what it is like to be a dog. Under the tutelage of her family dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest to make sense of scents, combining a personal journey of smelling with a tour through the cutting edge and improbable science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. From revealing the spectacular biology of the dog nose, to following a tracking dog being put through his paces and trying herself to become a better smeller, Horowitz covers the topic of noses - both canine and human - from surprising, novel, and always fascinating angles. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us appears to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have glimpsed or sensed or smelled into the fourth dimension, literally breaking free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog.
Once an old, sick dog who was found on the streets and named 'Stinky', Marnie the Dog got a second lease of life when she was adopted from a shelter at age ten. Soon, her signature looks and endearing personality would capture the hearts of not only her new owner, but nearly everyone she encountered. After photos and videos of Marnie started circulating online, Marnie began charming millions over the world. Whether you're a dog or human, Marnie proves it's never too late to start a new chapter of your life and live it to the fullest. Using a sophisticated creative process comprised of unlimited treats and lots of love, Marnie and her human companion have created their first book of never-before-seen photos, and a few classics, too. Praise for Marnie the Dog: I'm a Book: "Wow, I'm a book haha lol" - Marnie the Dog
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.
What should you do if you can't train your dog to heel? Or it keeps tearing up the furniture? Or it's aggressive around other animals? The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog doesn't waste time on lengthy and complicated explanations that you will never finish reading, let alone put into practice. Instead, it explains your dog's behaviour from tail wagging to self-harming, and in brief instructions explains how to train your hound, how to handle tricky issues and how to address health matters. Featuring 110 colour photographs, the book deftly addresses all manner of issues, from fouling to whining, from barking to disobedience, from how to travel with your dog to how to wash your dog to how to train your dog to behave around children. Packed with easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply information, The Pawfect Guide to Thinking like a Dog is an essential guide to forging a lasting, healthy relationship.
The dog's done his bit. Your job is to find what he's left behind. For years Joe Shyllit has struggled, like all dog owners, with sometimes having trouble finding his dog's poo. A dog's poo can hide almost anywhere. If he just couldn't find it, Shyllit would either do a fake pick-up or steel his nerves and walk away - a crime punishable by deathly dirty looks. Dog owners are a tough bunch. One day Shyllit decided that he would take photographs of the places where he could not find the poo but knew it was there. And so, Find the Poo was born, an odour-free challenge to find the poo in 22 sharp colour photographs. Driveway gravel, autumn leaves, tree bark, red stones, roots, undergrowth, dappled sunlight, tiny pine cones - all are hiding a contribution from Shyllit's 10-year-old cockapoo, Farfel. Unlike real life, however, the answers are at the back of the book. Consider them training for the next time you walk your dog.
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