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Some people own a dog, whilst others are owned by their dogs - but either way the relationship between each is unique and special. Dogs come into our lives, bringing with them a level of devotion never before experienced . They make us laugh at their antics and funny ways, and when they leave us after a life-too-short, they break our hearts and leave our homes empty and echoing. This book is a collection of stories, photographs and illustrations that will make you laugh and cry. The stories are based on real dogs, which have been lovingly recreated by Stephanie as handmade felt models. A book that will appeal to both creative felt-makers and dog lovers alike.
Using established and cutting-edge psychotherapies, Free Will Teaching (TM) offers a perspective that will change your approach to teaching your dog. Force-free, and embracing each dog's right to free will, both you and your dog will achieve great success. Owning a puppy is an exciting and rewarding experience. Understanding why your puppy does what he does, and what influences his behaviour, is key to a harmonious life together, and essential for avoiding the many problems and issues that crop up along the way. Charting the first 18 months of Wolfie's life, from when he arrived with Kathie Gregory's family at nine weeks of age, this book looks in detail at the mind and behaviour of a puppy, and how he develops as he becomes an adult dog. It also examines how dogs think, what they do, how they learn, form responses; their likes, dislikes, development stages and hormones, and how all of these influence a dog's personality and development. Language, cognitive ability, and emotional awareness are key aspects of FWT, resulting in fantastic achievements. Whether for your own dog or on a professional basis, this detailed account of how to use Free Will Teaching (TM) as a way of life to teach and guide every dog, takes today's dog training into the future.
With a hugely popular following on Facebook, Off The Leash has developed a regular daily following of more than half a million dog lovers from around the world. In Off the Leash: The Secret Life of Dogs the best of Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly observed, touchingly true cartoons come together in book form for the first time. Featuring the secret thoughts and conversations of dogs of every size, shape and breed, this gorgeous book is a celebration of our favourite belly-scratching, tail-chasing, bed-stealing canine friends.
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a long series of steps that the dog must learn in order to complete the exercise successfully. More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training. The Clicker Retiever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life-long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun. The Clicked Retriever also shows you how to apply retrieving skills to other activities such as flyball and service dog training.
Beautiful renderings by world-renowned artist Maude Nilsson
illustrate Poodle trims from around the world. They add even more
pizzazz to this already heavily illustrated guide. Back by popular
demand, Poodle Clipping and Grooming: The International Reference
is a revamped version of the original classic that no groomer can
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 trainers face ethical decisions all the time. Do I keep working with a client when it is obvious that the owner will not keep up the training program to the detriment of the dog? Should I accept payments from other dog professionals to whom I refer clients? What is the proper way to interact with other dog trainers who use methods I disagree with? Author Jim Barry dives deep into the ethical questions frequently faced by dog trainers and offers up a systematic approach to helping trainers resolve difficult dilemmas.
As a nation, we're big fans of man's best friend. Nearly a quarter of all British homes own a dog. Sadly, not all of them receive the love and care they deserve and some dogs are neglected or, worse, abused. Enter The Dog Rescuers. Every day, these dedicated and passionate RSPCA inspectors - like Anthony Joynes - contend with dog owners' abandonment and misuse of their pets, and spring into action on behalf of dogs in trouble, returning them to health, happiness and a loving new home. This collection of heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming tales follows the likes of puppy Clover, who suffered damage to her face and lips, and Flint, the Lurcher who'd been used for badger baiting and lost most of his tail. When all seems lost, the RSPCA's dog rescuers are on hand, providing vital support to get Clover, Flint and friends the help they need and into forever families so that they don't just survive, they thrive.
This title offers alternative therapies for dog health and vitality. It is a comprehensive guide to holistic care for dogs, with over 270 practical photographs. It helps you understanding the link between body and mind: day-to-day preventative dog care, with advice on housing, feeding, grooming, exercise, puppy training, worming, neutering and reproduction. Examines the therapies that make up complementary medicine, including what they are and how they work; how effective they are; and how your dog will respond. Therapies include massage, TTouch, osteopathy, physiotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, herbalism, homeopathy, aromatherapy, Reiki, crystal therapy and Bach Flower remedies. Expert advice on which therapies to use in response to specific problems, and step-by-step photographs of the contact therapies illustrate how each treatment is applied. Recognizing the link that exists between body and mind is the first step towards understanding good health. This book is an authoritative look at holistic dog care, which aims to treat the whole animal with preventative and supportive remedies to improve well-being. The first section looks at everyday care, from housing and exercise to grooming and diet. The second section looks at the physical, medical and energy therapies that make up holistic care. Over 270 photographs, including detailed step-by-step sequences, show how the dog is treated, so that you will be able to care for your own dog with confidence and success, keeping him happy and healthy.
Women'Dnand men'Dnof all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters. These projects can be completed in a weekend, an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experience knitter. Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.
From the endlessly inventive Kay Laurence, here's a whole collection of new games for the clicker dog and owner. The games range from simple targeting to modified hunting skills and highly specific movement patterns. These training exercises develop not just the behavior etself but such attributes and skills as self-confidence, focus, strength, flexibility, spatial awareneww, balance, and self control - and not just for the dog but also for the handler. Whatever your training goals, this book will enrich and expand your training and provide all kinds of new indoor and outdoor excitement for you and your dog.
If your dog was to step on a shard of glass, or have an allergic reaction to an insect bite, would you know what to do? Luckily, the help that might be urgently needed to save the life of your faithful friend can be found in this compact and easy-to-understand book. Veterinarian Martin Bucksch describes the most common emergencies, gives tips for First Aid and putting together your canine pharmacy, and also deals with travel regulations, vaccinations and general travel preparation.
Join Jo-Rosie Haffenden and Nando Brown, the animal trainers from ITV’s Teach My Pet To Do That, as they reveal how any dog can learn new tricks
This simple, practical guide will have you and your pooch mastering the basics of trick training in no time and opening up a whole new world of fun for both of you.
Whether they’re shy and retiring, or love the limelight, there’s something for every type. Trick-training is a great way to get to know your dog better, deepen your bond and help keep them keep fit and stimulated.
Full of hints, tips and photographs and taking you from the very simplest training fundamentals to show-stopping tricks like “Dog Yoga” and “Tidy Your Toys”, the only limit to where you end up is your imagination.
The "New York Times" bestseller!
"[Cesar] arrives amid chaos and leaves behind peace."
If puppies are on the way, you want those newborns to have the best possible chance of survival and good health. Learn how to adminster simple but effective measures to help puppies in distress if you cannot call upon the services of a vet in a timely manner. What you need to know when you most need to know it delivered in friendly, non-technical terns from a long-time breeder. Comes with a 32 minute DVD to better illustrate the techniques recommended.
Move over, Marley: here comes Zelda, a scruffy, high-spirited dog struggling to survive in the mean streets of India -- until she charms her way into an American family and goes on to fame and glory in Paris, Italy, and California Wine Country. In India, wild scavenging street dogs are considered the lowest of the low. Shopkeepers swat them away with brooms. Mothers scream at them and kick them away from their kids. Taxi drivers often drive straight at them and even run them down. After a little time in India you can understand why: These dogs can be vicious, and many carry nasty infections and disease, including rabies. Not surprisingly, most of these dogs come to a miserable end. This is the story of one lowly street dog who was determined to do better. One day, while roaming the streets of New Delhi and begging for something, anything to eat, she found her way to the backdoor of Paul Chutkow and his very pregnant wife Eda. Paul wanted no part of this mangy mutt; India was in the throes of a major political crisis, their first child was on the way, and this dog promised to be nothing but trouble. But this little beast had charm, humor, and a magnificent spirit: if beg she must, she would do so with dignity and her best paw forward. For Paul and Eda, there was simply no resisting her. Soon, Zelda was an essential part of their young family, and before long she was on her way to Paris and a life far beyond anyone's dreams: with royal care, gourmet meals, and heavenly summers on the island of Sardinia. At first, her Parisian neighbors shunned the lowly mutt and wished she'd go away. But when Zelda alertly captured a very high-end wine thief -- only in France! -- she won every heart in the neighborhood and was promptly crowned "The Queen of Paris." What a girl! What a story! And what a delightful addition to the wealth of dog books that so many American readers love and cherish!
This is a unique and practical guide for owners whose dogs develop this debilitating disease, and who want to know all about how best to help their dog, by understanding how their vet will treat the condition, and what kind of issues they need to be aware of. It includes information on exercise, and hints on how to get your dog moving again after surgery, all written in an easy-to-understand style. It helps discover how to motivate your dog towards recovery! It is a unique and practical guide with easy to understand text. It offers a step-by-step explanation of all phases of the conditions and its symptoms. It helps you to understand what the vet advises. It also helps you to help your dog remain calm in a stressful situation. It includes information on surgical options and aftercare options. It helps you to make the right decision about what to do next and discover how you and your faithful friend can enjoy life just as you always have!
This is an indispensable guide to create the good life with your older dog. Anyone who is lucky enough to have a dog will at some point experience what can be a very special time: the beloved four-legged friend's old age. This book sets out ideas on how you can make your dog's senior years particularly enjoyable, and gives consideration to the older dog's special needs during this life phase. Readers will learn about the needs that old dogs have, all the changes that can occur and how one can ensure that the senior dog stays fit and healthy for as long as possible. Here you will find valuable tips on feeding the elderly dog, dealing with behaviours that are typical in old age, and communicating with canine seniors that can no longer see or hear so well. All in all, this is a comprehensive guidebook for owners and carers of old dogs for wonderful golden years.
First published in 1902 A Dog Day went through numerous editions and reprints and has been continuously in demand ever since. The story of a day in the life of a lovable scamp, told by the dog himself, that has captivated generations and has the rare quality of appealing to young and old alike. Children love its appealing hero and his ability to commit naughty act after naughty act and emerge scot free, while adults love the wit and humour of both the writing and the illustrations
Create a safe, successful K9 training program that results in reliable protection dogs. Learn how to: Select the optimal breeds, temperament and physical and mental characteristics for protection work. Master the obedience-training techniques that form the foundation of protection training. Use the methods of the Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) program, which produces some of the finest police and protection dogs in the world. Dr. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak, leading dog trainers from the Netherlands, share their proven, comprehensive program for training dogs for personal protection. Their cutting-edge techniques and work with the International Red Cross, the United Nations and the International Rescue Dog Organization (IRO) have placed them in world demand. In this fully revised and updated edition of K9 Personal Protection, Resi and Ruud start with the basics, including how to select the right dog for protection work, how to properly raise a protection dog from a puppy and how to correct a dog s bad behavior. Next, they cover fundamental obedience training for protection dogs, such as training for heelwork, the recall, the send away and more. Finally, they present a complete program for training reliable protection dogs, from basic exercises and decoy techniques to the exercises of the KNPV program. Get a free ebook through the Shelfie app with the purchase of a print copy."
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