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My Dog, My Buddha - A Spiritual and Empowering Approach to Dog Training (Paperback): Kimberly Artley My Dog, My Buddha - A Spiritual and Empowering Approach to Dog Training (Paperback)
Kimberly Artley
R406 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R84 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

100 Ways to Be a Better Dog ParentWhat your dog wants you to know: Our furry friends reflect the love and affection we pour into them. But any pet parent who is struggling with puppy training or ongoing behavioral issues knows that it's easy to get frustrated. My Dog, My Buddha offers one hundred life lessons that will help you build a better relationship with your pet and get the behavior you want. We get what we project: Kimberly Artley, an expert in canine psychology who has studied under the dog whisperer, Cesar Millan, will teach you how to truly understand dog behavior. She knows that our dogs look to us for cues, guidance, directives, and how to feel about each and every situation they enter into. Dog care is a dialogue. My Dog, My Buddha will show you how to manage that conversation with your pet from a calm and centered place. Unlike other dog training books: My Dog, My Buddha is meant to educate, empower, and equip the human end of the leash. In this book, you'll learn how to: Bridge the disconnect between human and canine Find personal growth through the years with your dog Build a relationship on trust, love, and respect If you liked Training the Best Dog Ever, For the Love of a Dog, Dog Training for Dummies, or Rescued, you'll love the empathetic approach to pet care and dog training in My Dog, My Buddha.

Tampa's Story - Ow I Was Lucky Enough to Be Adopted by the World's Most Perfect Dog (Paperback): Christie Fletcher Tampa's Story - Ow I Was Lucky Enough to Be Adopted by the World's Most Perfect Dog (Paperback)
Christie Fletcher
R429 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R89 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Animals Among Us - The New Science of Anthrozoology (Paperback): John Bradshaw The Animals Among Us - The New Science of Anthrozoology (Paperback)
John Bradshaw 1
R215 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R46 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human In this highly original and hugely enjoyable work, John Bradshaw examines modern humans' often contradictory relationship with the animal world. Why, despite the apparent irrationality of keeping pets, do half of today's American households, and almost that figure in the UK, have at least one pet (triple the rate of the 1970s)? Then again, why do we care for some animals in our homes, and designate others only as a source of food? Through these and many other questions, one of the world's foremost anthrozoology experts shows that our relationship with animals is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.

Test Your Dog - Is Your Dog an Undiscovered Genius? (Paperback, New edition): Rachel Federman Test Your Dog - Is Your Dog an Undiscovered Genius? (Paperback, New edition)
Rachel Federman 1
R138 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R42 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The perfect book for dog lovers everywhere - is your dog king-of-the-hill...or run of the mill! Does your dog respond to hand gestures? How about facial signals? Can he perform tricks both inside and outside? Now you can find out just how smart your dog really is by giving him or her the Dog IQ Test. With three fun quizzes designed to measure your dog's communication skills, social behaviour, motor skills and memory, you'll finally discover if your dog is really a canine Einstein. Test Your Dog also comes complete with guidelines on analyzing your dog's score, tips for improving your dog's IQ and amusing illustrations throughout.

Spot On - Good Names for Dogs (Hardcover): Gail Garbutt Spot On - Good Names for Dogs (Hardcover)
Gail Garbutt
R176 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R32 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Care for Your Puppy (Paperback, New edition): Rspca Care for Your Puppy (Paperback, New edition)
Rspca 1
R143 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R42 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a puppy this easy-to-use introductory guide is a must. Clearly illustrated with colour photographs throughout, it covers all aspects of daily care including housing, feeding, hygiene, grooming, exercise and first aid. Published in association with the experts at the RSPCA, this book will help you ensure that you are giving your puppy the best possible start in life.

Animal Stories - A Lifetime Collection (Paperback, New): Max Evans Animal Stories - A Lifetime Collection (Paperback, New)
Max Evans; Illustrated by Keith Walters; Foreword by Luther Wilson
R379 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R69 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Legendary western author Max Evans has spent his entire life working with cows and horses. These rangeland animals, and other creatures both domestic and wild, play pivotal roles in his stories. This magnificent collection, beautifully illustrated by cowboy artist Keith Walters, showcases twenty-six animal tales penned by Evans during his long and celebrated career.
Both fiction and nonfiction, the stories in this collection get us inside the heads and hearts of numerous four-legged critters--dogs, horses, burros, goats, cattle, deer, coyotes, and more. "The Old One," for example, shows us the world through the eyes of a prairie dog as she watches her latest litter of pups rolling and tumbling around the mound and thinks of all the things she will need to teach them. And in "The One-Eyed Sky," an aging cow with a new calf and an old coyote with a litter to feed circle each other warily, trying to protect their young, until a rancher intervenes. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Evans also delves into the "animal nature" of human beings, as in "The Heart of the Matter," where two Vietnam vets and friends kill a deer and then turn their rifles on each other.
These captivating tales display Evans's trademark mix of raucous humor and vivid, poetic descriptions of the high plains of West Texas and his beloved Hi-Lo Country in northeastern New Mexico. He reminds his readers of simpler times and more honorable people even as he evokes the merciless environment in which his characters, both animal and human, struggle to survive.

The 365 Kittens-A-Year Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018 (Calendar): Workman Publishing The 365 Kittens-A-Year Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018 (Calendar)
Workman Publishing 1
R238 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R43 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kittens, kittens, everywhere! Starring the irresistible winners of the 24th Annual Kittens of Distinction Contest, 365 Kittens- A-Year is the bestselling calendar made for kitten lovers. Hundreds of full-color photographs showcase playful kittens, sleepy kittens, silly kittens, and curious kittens. A wide-eyed gray kitty peeks out from a watering can. A tiny tabby curls up in a basket for an afternoon nap. A mischievous black kitten lays her paws on a ball of yarn. Accompanying each month's images is fun and informative text about kitten behavior, health and care tips, and training advice. Includes color photos for each month, as well as for nearly every day of the year.

Shake Puppies (Hardcover): Carli Davidson Shake Puppies (Hardcover)
Carli Davidson 1
R320 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R90 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake-only this time they're even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake-the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as well as behind-the-scenes images that take readers into the studio with Carli Davidson and the smiling, playful pups. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care. Funny and heartwarming Shake Puppies is a colorful assemblage of photographs that are startling and endearing, revealing and irresistible.

The One Minute Cat Manager - Sixty seconds to feline Shangri-la (Paperback): Kac Young The One Minute Cat Manager - Sixty seconds to feline Shangri-la (Paperback)
Kac Young
R251 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R63 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

The One Minute Cat Manager suggests 60-second techniques that anyone can practise with their cat. With expert insight into the inner workings of the feline mind, and analysis of cat behaviour, this book will facilitate a deeper understanding, and stronger bond with your chosen feline friend. Often, people pass up the opportunity to rescue a cat because they believe they don't have the time to care for a pet. The One Minute Cat Manager shows how, by employing certain sixty-second techniques can make cat care easy for all, and demonstrates the rewards that unconditional cat-love can bring, creating a bond that will last a lifetime. Specially commissioned illustrations enhance and inform the text. Everybody wins with The One Minute Cat Manager.

Hollywood Dogs - Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation (Hardcover): Gareth Abbott, Catherine Britton Hollywood Dogs - Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation (Hardcover)
Gareth Abbott, Catherine Britton; Foreword by William Secord; Introduction by Robert Dance 1
R330 R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Save R73 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Hollywood Dogs showcases a fine selection of photographs from the famous John Kobal Foundation. Taken between 1920 and 1960 during the Golden Age of Hollywood, they feature stars including Humphrey Bogart, Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Sophia Lauren, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Ava Gardner, Shirley Maclaine, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn posing with dogs of every stature and breed. In almost every case, these stunning photographs have never been seen before now. As much as the Hollywood studio system tried to control every aspect of their stars' lives, there was nothing the bosses could do to manipulate their illustrious employees' responses when photographed with their dogs. Hollywood Dogs celebrates this special relationship between these famous owners and their animals. Often caught off-guard, and almost always relaxed and natural, these are photographs of the Hollywood stars as real people. Amongst the images are some of the most famous dogs in Hollywood films: Lassie; Asta; Rin Tin Tin and Toto from the Wizard of Oz. There are also a few carefully-set-up publicity shots, such as Frank Sinatra on the set of Pal Joey, and Jean Harlow accessorised with a large hat and two Old English sheepdogs. Each image has been researched to identify the breed and wherever possible, the name of the dog, and Catherine Britton has included intriguing details about the location and background to the photograph.

Cats In Sweaters 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar): Editors of Rock Point Cats In Sweaters 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar)
Editors of Rock Point
R256 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R103 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Overload on cute with Cats In Sweaters 2019! August or February, these 13 cuddly kitties love wearing their handmade sweaters-you'll be grinning from ear to ear with every glance at your calendar. Whether lounging on the bed, hanging in a pot, or chilling on the couch, these kitties in knits will make you happy every day of your year. This 16-month calendar is the perfect gift for the cat lover, crafts enthusiast, or social media addict in your life. Cats In Sweaters 2019 will warm your heart all year long!

Dress Up Your Kitty 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar): Editors of Rock Point Dress Up Your Kitty 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar)
Editors of Rock Point
R258 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R103 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Have you ever wanted to see your cat with a mustache? What about a beret? A Sherlock Holmes pipe? Live out your feline fashion fantasies with Dress Up Your Kitty 2019, a 16-month wall calendar, featuring 13 full-color photos of adorable kitties and two pages of stickers. This 12" x 12" calendar comes with plenty of stickers to dress up the pictured furry friends in clothes, headgear, facial hair, accessories, and more. Every month, you can transform a cute cat into a model, man about town, or anything your heart desires. The perfect gift for the cat lover or fashionista in your life, Dress Up Your Kitty 2019 will have you saying, "Ooh la la!" all year long!

Goodbye Pet, and See You in Heaven - A Memoir of Animals, Love and Loss (Paperback): Bel Mooney Goodbye Pet, and See You in Heaven - A Memoir of Animals, Love and Loss (Paperback)
Bel Mooney 1
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

When her beloved small dog died, Bel Mooney was astonished at the depth of her ongoing sorrow. Sharing her loss online and in a newspaper article brought a deluge of responses, spurring Bel to explore these feelings further. Why do humans mourn pets? Can animals themselves grieve - and do they have souls? In Goodbye, Pet & See You in Heaven, Bel sets off on an emotional journey to learn more about pet bereavement. She is astounded by inexplicable 'signs' of her dog's spirit, watches Bonnie's ashes being turned into glass, talks to experts and discusses the mysterious enduring energy of love. She discovers why Ancient Egyptians mummified animals and what different faiths, myths, writers and scientists have to say. She also looks back over her own life and reflects on lessons learned from companion animals - and from wildlife too. As informative as it is deeply moving, Goodbye, Pet is an intensely personal, uplifting look at the love we share with pets, both in life and afterwards. Enriched by heartfelt stories and inspirational words, it is a book to be treasured by anyone who has ever loved an animal.

Culture Clash - A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs (Paperback, 2nd... Culture Clash - A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Jean Donaldson 1
R363 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R88 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Generations of dogs have been labeled training-lemons for requiring actual motivation when all along they were perfectly normal. Numerous other completely and utterly normal dogs have been branded as canine misfits simply because they grew up to act like dogs. Barking, chewing, sniffing, licking, jumping up and occasionally, (just like people), having arguments, is as normal and natural for dogs as wagging tails and burying bones. However, all dogs need to be taught how to modify their normal and natural behaviors to adjust to human culture. Sadly, all to often, when the dog's way of life conflicts with human rules and standards, many dogs are discarded and summarily put to death.

That's quite the Culture Clash.

My Dog's First Year - A journal (Hardcover): Ebury Press My Dog's First Year - A journal (Hardcover)
Ebury Press 1
R306 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R98 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Capture and treasure early moments with your new dog forever. 'The journey of life is sweeter when travelled with a dog' From the first magical walk in the park together, to your pooch's hilarious misadventures and mishaps, this book offers you prompts and cues to record that first wonderful year together, whether you have just welcomed a new puppy into your home or adopted an older dog. This journal also provides info on how to prepare for their arrival, as well as handy tips for training and fun activities you and your dog can do together to build trust. In words and pictures, you can document how your dog settles in, how they respond to the dreaded B-A-T-H, their favourite food and treats, the journeys you take together and their birthday, among many other precious memories that you won't want to forget. Something you can cherish forever, My Dog's First Year is an invaluable record of your early days with your new best friend. *Please note: this book is for life, not just for Christmas*

Dogs on Sweaters - Knitting Patterns for Over 18 Favorite Breeds (Hardcover): Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne Dogs on Sweaters - Knitting Patterns for Over 18 Favorite Breeds (Hardcover)
Sally Muir, Joanna Osborne
R469 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R117 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Cool Cats Magnetic Bookmarks (Bookmark): Galison Cool Cats Magnetic Bookmarks (Bookmark)
Galison; Illustrated by Carolyn Gavin
R93 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R28 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Galison's Cool Cats Magnetic Bookmarks feature a delightful collection of whimsically illustrated feline friends. The six die-cut magnetic clips hold your place and add decoration to any book or magazine page. 6 die-cut magnetic bookmark clips, 6 designs Packaged in polybag Package: 2.75 x 7.75 inches Bookmarks: (approx.) 1 x 2 inches

Fantasy Cats 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar): Editors of Rock Point Fantasy Cats 2019 - 16-Month Calendar - September 2018 through December 2019 (Calendar)
Editors of Rock Point
R259 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R104 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the makers of Dress Up Your Kitty comes Fantasy Cats 2019, a calendar featuring 13 full-color cat pictures and two sheets of stickers for turning ordinary felines into creatures of magic and myth! What's more adorable than a fluffy kitten? A fluffy kitten with a magical horn that shoots rainbows! Whether you want to create a winged fairy cat-mother or a black-clad Count Catula, the magic is at your fingertips with this 12" x 12" calendar. Perfect for the cat lover and fantasy fanatic in your life, Fantasy Cats 2019 is a gift of yearlong magic.

Forever Paws (Hardcover): Christine Davis Forever Paws (Hardcover)
Christine Davis; Illustrated by Christine Davis
R197 R159 Discovery Miles 1 590 Save R38 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Hero Dogs - How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America's Greatest Disaster-Search Partners (Hardcover):... Hero Dogs - How a Pack of Rescues, Rejects, and Strays Became America's Greatest Disaster-Search Partners (Hardcover)
Wilma Melville, Paul Lobo
R521 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R139 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ana and Hunter were failed service dogs. Recon was left for dead on the train tracks. Cody was returned to the shelter seven times before he turned two. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym teacher and grandma Wilma Melville, they were the heroes America needed. While volunteering as a canine search-and-rescue handler during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Wilma saw how ill-prepared the country was to respond to disasters. Then and there, beside her loyal Black Lab, Murphy, she made a pact, single handedly founding the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) and beginning a journey that would change the face of search-and-rescue in America forever. But even Wilma could not predict how desperately her idea would soon be needed. With 9/11, the scope of disaster response in America changed in an instant, and people across the country realised how crucial these dogs were, launching the SDF to a national stage. In this gripping, heart wrenching story, Wilma and writer Paul Lobo trace the paths of the amazing animals, firefighters, and volunteers who brought Wilma's dream to fruition. They recount struggles and triumphs as the dogs and their handlers face off with hurricanes, bombings, and other staggering disasters. Along the way, we witness the unshakeable bonds that develop between humans and these remarkable dogs.

Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack (Paperback): Cesar Millan Cesar Millan's Lessons From the Pack (Paperback)
Cesar Millan 1
R332 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R185 (56%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog behaviour expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most - and the lessones he's learned from them about healing and more. Each chapter, drawing on celebrity and noncelebrity clients alike, spotlights the essential traits that allow these animals to make the best of their situations - from authenticity to acceptance - and reveals how we can embrace these values to enrich our own lives. Sharing never-before-told insights, Cesar imparts a unique blueprint for seeking happiness and fulfillment through caninc companionship.

The Arabian Horse - History, Mystery and Magic (Paperback): Hossein Amirsadeghi The Arabian Horse - History, Mystery and Magic (Paperback)
Hossein Amirsadeghi
R701 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R172 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tracing the history of the Arabian (or Arab) horse from before the time of King Solomon to the present day, the text by Peter Upton - author, artist and internationally recognized expert on the subject - begins by explaining the myth and legend, the true origins of the breed, and its recorded development up to the time of the Prophet Mohammed. The story continues with the role that the Arab horse has played in Islamic conquest and Arab history, highlighting the importance that Islam has always accorded `this most noble of animals'. Woven into this tapestry is the interplay between the Christian and Muslim worlds, illustrated by legendary and factual human anecdotes and peopled by fascinating figures and colourful adventurers, both Arab and Western. With its unrivalled range of illustrations, a comprehensive list of Arab horse organizations, registries and societies, a glossary of Arabic terms and a useful bibliography, here is the definitive book, in both words and pictures, of the noblest breed in all the equine world.

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook - Raising a Healthy Flock from Start to Finish (Paperback): Amy K.... The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook - Raising a Healthy Flock from Start to Finish (Paperback)
Amy K. Fewell; Foreword by Joel Salatin
R460 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R116 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader's guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm-the chicken. From the rooster's crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast. In this book, you'll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally. Fewell guides you in: *understanding why chickens do what they do *creating your very own poultry or egg business *preventing and treating ailments with herbal remedies *setting up your property, coop, and brooder *hatching chicks *purchasing chickens properly *dishing up nine of her family's favorite recipes for frittatas, quiches, custards, pound cakes, and ice cream made with farm-fresh eggs. This is heritage chicken keeping skills 101, with a modern twist. Not only will you gain knowledge about naturally keeping chickens through every stage of their lives, but you'll fully embrace the joy and ease of raising all-natural chickens on your homestead.

A Dog Named Beautiful - A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home (Standard format, CD): Rob Kugler A Dog Named Beautiful - A Marine, a Dog, and a Long Road Trip Home (Standard format, CD)
Rob Kugler; Read by Rob Kugler
R711 R506 Discovery Miles 5 060 Save R205 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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