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Dilly, Bumble, and Barnaby are three of the luckiest dogs in the world. They live on a farm in the outstandingly beautiful Peak District area of Derbyshire, in the north of England, where they are photographed in all sorts of adorable poses by their owner, Villager Jim. Whether they are snoozing on the sofa, digging up plants, or chasing hens around the garden, their irresistible charm means all is soon forgiven. Their exploits are followed by 50,000 people on Facebook, and in the monthly Derbyshire Magazine. They also appear on a calendar and a range of greetings cards. The dogs and their owner have even been seen on BBC's Countryfile, with Villager Jim eschewing his anonymity for the day. But despite all the attention, they are still happiest sitting on their master's bench in the sunshine. Upstaging all the other residents of the farm-human and animal-these three gorgeous labradors will find their way into your heart.
From the bestselling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook comes the definitive guide to choosing the perfect puppy for you. Ready for an adorable puppy in your life? With over 200 breeds to choose from, picking your new life companion can be hard. But the dog of your dreams is out there, and Choosing the Perfect Puppy is here to help you find it. In this book you will discover: - How to compare pedigree with mixed breeds - At-a-glance information on the most popular dog breeds in the world - How to choose the best place to start searching - How to choose the right puppy from a litter And many more tips to find the perfect pooch to complete your life! Written by dog-training expert and puppy enthusiast Pippa Mattinson, this book tells you everything you need to know before you welcome a new puppy into your life.
This guidebook reveals the 51 best hiking trails in northern California that are dog friendly. Throughout are full-color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Also included is information about dog packing and preparation before you hit the trail. The area covers northern California to the Oregon border, with the southernmost part including Big Sur and east across to Bishop, CA.
This special collection of dog stories and photographs features four-legged heroes who have worked side by side with soldiers, searched the wreckage of natural and man-made disasters, changed families' lives through emotional support, and administered aid around the world and at home in the United States. Heart-warming photographs and touching anecdotes bring to life thirty-eight caring canines who have served the people who mean the most to them, from a German Shepherd who leads a blind man on his marathon training mssion to a belly rub-loving Sheltie who supports at-risk youth in the classroom. For anyone who has experienced the extraordinary affection of a dog, Loyal is a lasting celebration of the joys of canine companionship.
Daily ten-minute training sessions best suit a retriever's attention span and lead to rapid learning. The text has the information most needed by the owner of a pet retriever: how to make it reliably obedient and well-mannered. It also has the information amateur trainers are clamoring for: how to force fetch, set up tests in the field, and how to use an electric collar humanely and effectively. Primary importance is placed on developing and enhancing the desire to retrieve. The Dahl's method provides a solid foundation to the dog and owner continuing to advance retrieve training. Concepts and methods are illustrated with true dog stories.
London for Dogs features over 120 ideas for things to do with your dog in the city. Organised around each borough from North to South, East to West, there's something to discover whether you want to be surprised by a gem just round the corner or fancy exploring somewhere further afield. Including pubs, cafes and restaurants that welcome dogs with enthusiasm; find the best places to enjoy a quiet hour or meet up with friends, and maybe even discover your new local. As well as London's more obvious green spaces, this guide will also highlight unsung parks, such as the lovely Hilly Fields in South East London. There'll also be suggestions of weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course, which includes jumps, hoops and a high walk. For less energetic things to do on the weekends, the guide will also cover behaviourists, groomers and quirky dog boutiques where you can treat your pooch to everything from handmade treats to tweed dog collars. Looking to escape city life for a day? The guide also includes inspiration for short trips away, as well as top ten lists for those pushed for time. Whether you're a resident Londoner looking for new dog-friendly inspiration, or a visitor hoping to navigate the city with your four-legged friend, London for Dogs will transform your experience of London. Featuring contributions from journalist and broadcaster Kate Spicer, food writer Debora Robertson and founder of Lily's Kitchen Pet Food, Henrietta Morrison.
Learn how to get the most out of your dog while living in the city, and the most out of the city for your dog. Cis Frankel, an urban dog trainer best known for training Oprah Winfrey's cocker spaniels, teaches owners how to handle the unique difficulties of living with a dog in the city. The well-illustrated text covers collars and leash handling; housebreaking in a high-rise; navigating parks, crowds and roadways to create street-smart dogs; situations to avoid; and healthcare specifics for city dogs.
The heart-warming story of one little dog's big adventure, and the lives he changes along the way. This Christmas, anything could happen... When their pet corgi goes missing on a trip to London, the Walker family search everywhere. But Henry has ended up in the one place they never think to look... Henry has been mistaken for a royal corgi by the Queen's Guard, and found himself in a very different sort of family home. In no time, Henry is getting the royal treatment in Buckingham Palace, from velvet thrones to a personal chef. If this is a dog's life, he doesn't mind it one bit. But as Christmas spirit fills the palace, Henry knows he must somehow get back to the Walkers. Because true family is for life, not just for Christmas... The feel-good Christmas story to read on your holidays, perfect for fans of Debbie Johnson and Erin Green.
Dogs have shared our lives for thousands of years - to the benefit of both species. However, it's only relatively recently that dogs, in many societies, have lived primarily as companions within the heart of the home. This close relationship, together with society's expectations of dogs, can pose problems. All relationships have challenges, and where individuals of different species live closely together, these can be magnified, and misunderstandings occur. These can lead to fractures in the family/dog relationship, and, in some cases, result in dogs developing behaviours that are problematic for us. This unique book, written by professionals in the field, explains how and why many of these misunderstandings occur, and how we can work to resolve them. It aims to help us adjust the way we interact with our dogs, in order to help our dogs be well behaved, whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy fulfilling relationships and a good quality of life with them. Especially commissioned images illustrate the text, and worksheets are provided to help owners focus on the areas where their dog and situation can benefit from applying the suggestions made.
There are many books that celebrate our canine friends, but few so colourfully and evocatively demonstrate the sheer enjoyment they experience just from being a dog. The photographs in this book are not about the bond between us and our canine companions, the results of dog training, or the ever-expanding canine wardrobe. Rather, the focus is on how dogs behave when they are freed from everyday constraints, and can indulge their natural instincts. The unsung heroes here are the owners, who, after ensuring that their beloved best friend would be safe, let him or her run free to interact with others for the photoshoot. The resultant images showcase pure doggie delight - as the expressions on the dogs' faces demonstrate! Whether chasing balls or other dogs, mud-bathing, swimming, or rolling, this is a joyous celebration of dogs simply enjoying themselves!
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.
Pugs play by their own set of rules. When you want them to sit, they stand; when you want them to stay, they go; and when you want them to stop eating that unidentified item on the floor, well... Traditional schools of canine thought put this behaviour down to a stubborn refusal to be trained that's inherent in the bred. Not so. This behaviour is, in fact, down to an ancient set of rules, passed down from pug generation to pug generation. A Pug's Guide to Etiquette attempts to explain these rules, thereby advancing pug-human relations to hitherto unprecedented heights.
An accessible and richly illustrated introduction to the natural history of dogs--from evolution, anatomy, cognition, and behavior to the relationship between dogs and humans As one of the oldest domesticated species, selectively bred over millennia to possess specific behaviors and physical characteristics, the dog enjoys a unique relationship with humans. More than any other animal, dogs are attuned to human behavior and emotions, and accordingly play a range of roles in society, from police and military work to sensory and emotional support. Selective breeding has led to the development of more than three hundred breeds that, despite vast differences, still belong to a single species, Canis familiaris. The Dog is an accessible, richly illustrated, and comprehensive introduction to the fascinating natural history and scientific understanding of this beloved species. d m Mikl si, a leading authority on dogs, provides an appealing overview of dogs' evolution and ecology; anatomy and biology; behavior and society; sensing, thinking, and personality; and connections to humans. Illustrated with some 250 color photographs, The Dog begins with an introductory overview followed by an exploration of the dog's prehistoric origins, including current research about where and when canine domestication first began. The book proceeds to examine dogs' biology and behavior, paying particular attention to the physiological and psychological aspects of the ways dogs see, hear, and smell, and how they communicate with other dogs and with humans. The book also describes how dogs learn about their physical and social environments and the ways they form attachments to humans. The book ends with a section showcasing a select number of dog breeds to illustrate their amazing physical variety. Beautifully designed and filled with surprising facts and insights, this book will delight anyone who loves dogs and wants to understand them better.
In 1090, Mark Derr wrote a controversial article for the Atlantic Monthly challenging the American Kennel Club to cease overbreeding dogs which, in his judgment, has "led to an epidemic of genetic disorders and the loss of temperamental soundness and working ability in most purebred dogs." In Dog's Best Friend, an expanded version of his contentious piece, Derr chronicles how man's relationship to dogs was formed and asserts that many of us are unknowingly cruel friends to our canine companions. Dog's Best Friend includes a history of how dogs were domesticated; an overview of dog types; descriptions of how dogs were, and still are, trained for and worked in a variety of jobs and sports; and how overbreeding for appearance can undermine the mental and physical health of dogs. Along the way Derr addresses a number of controversies, both political and scientific, and tells compelling stories about a great many - mostly large - dogs.
Enhanced with beautiful full-colour photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, as well as other books and calendars, with nearly two-million copies in print. Meet Rex, a Belgian Malinois who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. The pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag. For the millions of dog lovers, this heart-warming and inspirational book celebrates 39 stories of unusual canine companionship.
An informative and practical guide to cooking healthy, nutritious meals for dogs To dog owners, their pets are regarded as cherished members of the family, and they care about their health and well-being as they would that of a human. And, as with humans, animal illness is often traced to a poor diet, commonly caused by processed food made with preservatives. With 50 easy-to-follow recipes for nutritious and quick-to-prepare meals adjustable for dogs of different weights, sizes, breeds, and activity levels, this book takes the mystery out of what you should feed your dog with simple recipes that follow healthy guidelines. This book includes easy guides for portion sizes for all breeds, perfect for multi-dog households; information on vitamin supplements that will keep dogs healthy and happy; and a varied selection of recipes to batch-cook and freeze - ideal for those with busy lives. Feed Me is illustrated throughout by Kevin Waldron, author of Phaidon's children's title, Harold's Hungry Eyes.
Arthur and Friends is the continued adventures of Arthur, the plucky, scruffy stray dog from Ecuador who followed his owner Mikael through the jungle to find his forever home. From Arthur's first Christmas in Sweden and trips to London, to a terrifying bout of illness and family camping adventures, Arthur and Friends is the next gripping, uplifting chapter of Arthur and Mikael's story. Interspersed with this narrative are heart-warming, moving readers' stories of their own rescue dogs. From Ecuador to America to Australia and everywhere in between, the stories of these other 'Arthurs' prove both that dogs are man's best friend, and that a little kindness can go a very long way.
The impossibly moving story of how Judy, World War Two's only animal POW, brought hope in the midst of hell. Judy, a beautiful liver and white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million, cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her. Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy's uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW. Judy's unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heartwarming and inspiring tales you will ever read.
With over 390 pages and the accompanying DVD, the author of "Aggression in Dogs" and the Maxwell Award winner "Canine Body Language" brings you new ways to train your dog and to improve your understanding of how your dog perceives the communications you give to him. This is done by providing you with a series of exercises based on Positive Reinforcement training and a new set of protocols based on developing and improving any relationship. Getting connected with your dog is the key to building a relationship in which learning can flourish and the needs of both the dog and the owner are met. Once you know how to communicate with your dog, that knowledge, combined with positive training techniques, can make you a much more effective trainer.
Who's a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their favorite moments--treat time. Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching--some more successfully than others--and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit. From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!
'A dog story that doesn't fail to amaze.' Miranda Hart, bestselling author of Peggy and Me 'I laughed and cried. Everyone reading this will be touched by Lauren's amazing bucket list adventures with her dog Gizelle.' James Bowen, bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob 'An inspirational and uplifting experience that will make you feel anything is possible.' Elle Through the most important times of her life, Lauren's big beautiful English mastiff Gizelle had always been there for her. She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and by her side through the painful reality of her mother's addiction, and when she finally left home for New York she was there to fill up her tiny Manhattan apartment and become her enormous, pavement-hogging, snuffly best friend. So when Lauren discovered the shocking news that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left together. Their heartwarming adventure will change her forever and provide her with the best lessons she could ever learn for her life ahead.
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