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

Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs - The Fascinating Folklore and Mythology of Dogs (Paperback): Stanley Coren Gods, Ghosts and Black Dogs - The Fascinating Folklore and Mythology of Dogs (Paperback)
Stanley Coren
R235 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R48 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Here is a rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs. These provide a fascinating insight into the way in which humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny - and some that engage the same part of the mind that we use when reading detective stories, trying to figure out what is going to happen next, or solve a puzzle.The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can meet historical figures, such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Find out how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.Facts, history, humor, and mysteries all blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.

The History of the Shih Tzu (Paperback): Gay Widdrington The History of the Shih Tzu (Paperback)
Gay Widdrington; Illustrated by Christian Garforth-Bles
R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Labrador Retrievers - The Essential Guide (Paperback): Robert Duffy Labrador Retrievers - The Essential Guide (Paperback)
Robert Duffy
R227 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Cockapoo - Dog Expert (Paperback): Cockapoo - Dog Expert (Paperback)
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Neville Jacobs - I'm Marc's Dog (Hardcover): Nicolas Newbold Neville Jacobs - I'm Marc's Dog (Hardcover)
Nicolas Newbold; Foreword by Mark Jacobs
R190 R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Save R36 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Instagram photographs of the glamorous life of Neville, social-media superstar and esteemed companion of the fashion designer Marc Jacobs. With classic images from his popular Instagram account as well as outtakes, carefully styled shots from Neville s fashion editorials, and candid snapshots of Neville and Marc together, Neville Jacobs is a treat for any dog lover and a delight for anyone with equal fascination for fashion and dogs alike. Dubbed the hardest working dog in fashion by T Magazine, Neville Jacobs the sweet-natured bull terrier belonging to the ubiquitous Marc Jacobs is, in the canine world at least, fast becoming as popular as his owner. Drawing on hundreds of photographs taken of Neville from puppyhood to today, this charming book not only captures the character of one charismatic animal, but also sheds light (and some fur) on the busy and glamorous world of a downtown New York dog. From the Marc Jacobs offices (where Neville plays a key role) to the streets of SoHo, the dog runs of Manhattan, and even private jets to exotic vacations, Neville s life is a whirlwind the likes of which most dogs could only twitch their paws and dream of. Surrounded by beloved friends, both human and canine from fashion icons like Christy Turlington and Karlie Kloss to Choo Choo Charlie, the French bulldog from whom he is inseparable Neville brings joy and his unmistakable energy to every adventure.

Shiba Inus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Laura Payton Shiba Inus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Laura Payton
R187 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This bold and courageous canine was originally bred in Japan to hunt small game in mountainous areas. The Shiba is an active breed that makes both an excellent watchdog and a loyal companion. This book, an updated addition to Barron's " Complete Pet Owner's Manuals " series, advises on all aspects health care, caging, training, nutrition, behavior, and more. Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron's " Complete Pet Owner's Manuals " present basic pet care information. The many titles in this series cover all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care--and, where applicable, grooming and training.

The Dog Merchants - Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers (Paperback): Kim Kavin The Dog Merchants - Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers (Paperback)
Kim Kavin
R285 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R47 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days
When Man Meets Dog (Paperback): Chris Blazina When Man Meets Dog (Paperback)
Chris Blazina 1
R216 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Have you ever wondered why dogs are considered, 'man's best friend?' In this book, Psychologist Dr Christopher Blazina explains the importance of the unique bond between men and dogs. There are widely-held beliefs that males naturally transition into a state of self-imposed seclusion and emotional detachment in adulthood. Even relying on another person violates the rules of being a man. "When Man Meets Dog" explores how the bond with animal companions bypasses many of these barriers, helping males develop into happier, healthier men. What a difference a dog can make!It's also important to discuss the other side of attachment: loss. Again, the mixed messages men receive lead to difficulties with managing grief. "When Man Meets Dog" is the first book to discuss men's 'continuing bonds' with a lost animal companion. A continuing bond is a new way of reconnecting and preserving the memory of this unique connection."When Man Meets Dog" is a memoir with a purpose. Chris shares his very personal story of how two shelter dogs not only changed the direction of his life, but also how he defines what it means to be a man.

What's Your Dog Telling You? Australia's Best-Known Dog Communicator Explains Your Dog's Behaviour (Paperback):... What's Your Dog Telling You? Australia's Best-Known Dog Communicator Explains Your Dog's Behaviour (Paperback)
Martin McKenna
R210 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book to own if you want to know EXACTLY what your dog is thinking - and why your dog sometimes behaves strangely. Martin 'The Dog Man' McKenna translates the language of dog and shares simple, ingenious ways to improve your dog's behaviour. After helping thousands of people improve their dogs' behaviour, Martin 'the Dog Man' McKenna believes the real problem is the same as it's always been - despite centuries of sharing our lives with each other, we humans still can't truly understand or communicate with dogs. this book will change that. WHAt'S YOUR DOG tELLING YOU? reveals exactly what your dog is thinking when he jumps up on you when you get home from work (it's not always because he's happy to see you), why he licks you all the time (it's a form of domination), why he sometimes blinks a lot (he's nervous), along with many other dog behaviours. Whatever your dog's age, breed or personality, you'll discover at last why your dog sometimes behaves strangely. Now you'll find out what your dog is trying so desperately to tell you! Along the way, you'll learn simple and ingenious ways to improve your dog's behaviour and solve problems quickly - sometimes within minutes. Even better, you'll effortlessly learn the international language of dog. By the time you reach the last page, you'll be astounded by all the new things you have learned to say fluently in dog language - not just to your own dog, but to every dog you meet!

That's What Friends Are for (Hardcover): Bonnie Louise Gillis That's What Friends Are for (Hardcover)
Bonnie Louise Gillis
R275 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R58 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

They are the filters who sift through a flood of words to hear our hearts. They are the hot soup on cold nights, and the songbirds on a spring morning. Friends are the spices and poppies and sapphires in our lives. They are the music, the sunrises, the lattes. These things, and so much more, aren't the necessities of survival. This is the stuff of joy - and that's what friends are for.

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
R389 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R77 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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"

The Quite Very Actual Adventures of Worzel Wooface (Paperback): Catherine Pickles The Quite Very Actual Adventures of Worzel Wooface (Paperback)
Catherine Pickles 1
R210 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

WANTED: Small, friendly dog. Good with people and other dogs. Able to cope with teenagers and life in a weird family that's given up trying to be perfect. The ability to sail, or a willingness to learn, an advantage. Must like cats. WANTED: Experienced family for anxious, enormous Lurcher. No small children. Needs someone around all the time. Cat-safe. WANTED: Someboddedy to luff me for wot I are. A famberly that likes walking and doing hinteresting fings but does not hexpect me to be perfick. Or do sit. No small children, sticks, flip-flops or cats. Ok, there can be cats but they'd better be actual quite very nice to me. Kittens, dogs, family, boats, friends (both human and furry), disasters and successes all feature in over 200 pages of stories, letters and diary entries.

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!

The Little Book of Dog (Paperback): Max Ray The Little Book of Dog (Paperback)
Max Ray
R534 R431 Discovery Miles 4 310 Save R103 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month - Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy... Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month - Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy (Paperback)
Terry Albert, Debra Eldredge
R318 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R56 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Terrier-Centric Training - From Tenacious to Tremendous (Paperback): Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Terrier-Centric Training - From Tenacious to Tremendous (Paperback)
Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell
R365 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R29 (8%) 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

Colter - The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed): Rick Bass Colter - The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had (Paperback, 1st Mariner Books ed)
Rick Bass
R265 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R18 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

COLTER pairs one of America's most treasured writers with our most treasured "best friend." Colter, a German shorthair pup, was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Colter surprised his new owner, first with his raging genius, then with his innocent ability to lead Bass to new territory altogether, a place where he felt instantly more alive and more connected to the world. Distinguished by "crystalline, see-through-to-the-bottom prose" (Rocky Mountain News), this interspecies love story vividly captures the essence of canine companionship, and yet, as we've come to expect from Rick Bass, it does far more. "With an elegant, often erudite flavor to this story" (Book Page), COLTER illuminates the heart of life by recreating the sheer, unmitigated pleasure of an afternoon in the Montana hills with a loyal pup bounding at your side.


I'll Be Home Soon - How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety (Staple bound): Patricia B McConnell I'll Be Home Soon - How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety (Staple bound)
Patricia B McConnell
R91 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R16 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How to prevent and treat Separation Anxiety. If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, this book is for you. Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy, fulfilled doggy lives without destroying your house. Of course, some of them get into trouble at home when you're gone because there's so much fun stuff to do without you to stop them. But a small number of dogs suffer from a serious problem called Separation Anxiety, in which they panic at your departure and stay panicked until you return. This book is designed to help those whose dog really suffers from Separation Anxiety, to help you prevent it from developing, and to help you raise a dog with good "house manners."

Lend Me an Ear - The Temperament, Selection, and Training of the Hearing Dog (Paperback): Martha Hoffman Lend Me an Ear - The Temperament, Selection, and Training of the Hearing Dog (Paperback)
Martha Hoffman
R447 R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Compared to dogs, all humans are hearing-challenged

But it takes more than sharp ears to be a hearing Dog. Mixed companion-breed dogs from shelters and rescues have proven themselves to be more talented for this career than any existing dog breed. When a curious, people-loving busybody of a mutt with a natural interest in sounds is trained and paired with the right human partner, wonderful things happen.

Martha explains:

The complex temperament of the perfect Hearing Dog

Testing methods to select shelter dogs for Hearing Dog potential

Dog-friendly training methods for teaching a dog to alert to sounds

The Ugly Pugling - Wilson the Pug in Love (Paperback): Nancy Levine The Ugly Pugling - Wilson the Pug in Love (Paperback)
Nancy Levine
R268 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R51 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Wilson the Pug, everyone's favorite canine Taoist, has fallen in love. His soul mate, Hedy, with her wrinkly skin and floppy ears, is a real looker. But the lovable dog Wilson thinks is a fellow pug is actually a mastiff puppy, and in no time at all the difference between the two dogs become comically obvious. After trying with little success to appear more like a big dog (by lifting weights, practicing his bark, and trying to smooth out his signature pug wrinkles), Wilson is heartbroken. Things look bleak for the star-crossed lovers, but once again, the wisdom of the Tao comes shining through: "The Master acts on what he feels and not what he sees." Wilson and Hedy couldn't appear more different, but as we all know, it's what's inside that really counts. The Ugly Pugling is the enchanting companion book from the stars of The Tao of Pug and Letters to a Young Pug, and is another must-have for dog lovers!

Life skills for puppies - Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship (Paperback, 2nd edition): Helen Zulch,... Life skills for puppies - Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Helen Zulch, Daniel Mills, Peter Baumber
R326 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R67 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Every year millions of puppies enter homes, carrying their new family's expectation of a wonderful relationship. Sadly, many are rehomed or lose their lives as the result of behaviours which their owners find difficult to live with. Helping a puppy to grow into a resilient dog, capable of coping with the challenges of daily living, whilst retaining a good quality of life and exhibiting behaviours acceptable within society, is not an easy task. 'Life Skills for Puppies' aims to simplify puppy education by presenting the skills that are required to achieve these goals within the context of everyday life. By enabling owners to incorporate teaching into each interaction they enjoy with their puppy, it not only becomes easier for them, but also enables the puppy to practice appropriate behaviour choices within day-to-day situations. By teaching skills such as self-control, respect for rules, and clear communication, owners can spend less time directing their dog, and more time enjoying their relationship with him, as he takes more control for his own good behaviour. Beautiful, specially-taken photographs illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress.

I Will See You in Heaven, My Friend - The Bible Tells Me So! (Paperback): Danna Homan I Will See You in Heaven, My Friend - The Bible Tells Me So! (Paperback)
Danna Homan
R420 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R89 (21%) 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 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R70 (20%) 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.

German Shepherds For Dummies (Paperback): D.Caroline Coile German Shepherds For Dummies (Paperback)
D.Caroline Coile
R292 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R81 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Expert advice about the #3 most popular breed.

Packed with information about the German Shepherd's history and insight about their special temperament, this guide is essential for owners of a Shepherd.

  • Explains the Shepherd's roles in therapy and search-and-rescue
  • Includes tips on finding out if the breed is right for you
  • Expert advice on puppy behavior, nutrition, exercise, and more!
The Organic Dog Biscuit Kit (Kit): Jessica Disbrow Talley The Organic Dog Biscuit Kit (Kit)
Jessica Disbrow Talley
R365 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
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