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A practical guide to more tranquil living for stressed-out humans and their adopted dogs. Think you don't have time to really get to know your shelter dog? Using the steps in Zen Buddhism as a starting off point, this book offers insights, practical tips, and exercises you can use to bond with your adopted dog and achieve a more relaxed and enjoyable life together. While feeding, walking, and occasionally petting your dog is a good start, no matter how busy you are, you will be able to better connect with your dog by trying the suggestions in this book. With entertaining stories about the author's particularly idiosyncratic dog and the trials and tribulations that others have had with their rescue dogs, the author shows us that owners of an adopted dog can peacefully coexist with their pets. Observations and advice from animal experts at rescue organizations, vets, and experienced dog owners also provide insight about how to better succeed at understanding your adopted dog. Readers will also discover why adopted dogs are often best suited to rehabilitating humans in need. If you have a rescue dog or are thinking about adopting one, and are looking for ways to help the two of you have a more peaceful existence together, this book is for you.
A pocket-sized guide offering bite-size information at a great price, 101 Essential Tips makes learning quick and easy, offering speedy answers to key questions. 101 Essential Tips: Dog Care explains everything you need to know about how to look after a dog, from choosing a puppy, to feeding, exercise and grooming. It also gives insights into dog behaviour and offers tips on house training and travelling with your dog. Summarizing the essential tips needed for caring for a dog, this guide is perfect for the absolute beginner, giving fully illustrated top tips that can be grasped in an instant.
A heartwarming collection of stories from a woman who brings together disadvantaged children and abandoned racehorses, with remarkable results. Thirteen-year-old Sophie hadn't uttered a word to anyone for over two years when she got out of her parents car at a remote farm in Devon. Her parents were beside themselves with worry, and at the end of their tether, but try as they might, nothing seemed to make a difference. They'd heard about a place called Greatwood through friends - where owners Helen and Michael Yeadon looked after retired racehorses - and decided to take Sophie along for a visit. Helen asked Sophie to help her change the dressings on the infected cuts on the legs of Darcy Day, one of their more troubled horses, and it was instantly clear that these two had some kind of special connection. Darcy Day would normally back away from people, but this time she lowered her head and stepped forward, to let Sophie stroke her nose. It was the start of an incredible relationship that would transform both horse and child, and it gave Michael and Helen an idea. They registered as a charity, moved to bigger premises, and began inviting children with a wide range of learning disabilities to volunteer to help with the animals. The results were amazing - traumatised horses and anxious or disturbed children bonded with each other, and every week little miracles were happening before their eyes. Boys with diagnoses such as Asperger's Syndrome or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or those who'd been excluded from school for unruly behaviour, flourished through the discipline of working on the farm. Girls made timid and anxious by abusive backgrounds or school bullies came out of the shells. In this book are twenty of the most incredible tales of children who were given back their futures by the unique and extraordinary institution of Greatwood.
These days, people's dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you've broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being.
Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to
It's a "doggy-dog" world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more:
Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information — not the lack of effort or concern — is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves —informed, responsible, and loving.
Almost every person working with horses will have studied equine
behavior to a certain extent. Understanding the flexibility and
limits of behaviour is essential to improving both the horse's
welfare and its performance. This book will enable students,
trainers, riders and horse owners to understand the fundamental
principles behind the behavior of horses and how to apply them in
different situations in practice.
Part 1 looks at the constraints which apply to the modern horse
because of its evolutionary history and the nature of the
evolutionary process itself. Part 2 examines the processes and
mechanism which control the behaviour and responses of a horse and
explores the sources of individual variation, whilst Part 3 looks
at the effect of the environment on the horse's behaviour and
welfare. This includes a critical look at current and recent
training techniques such as 'imprint training and 'join up'.
Here is a readable, scientific text expertly illustrated throughout the clarify the key concepts in equine behaviour.
You know you're a dog lover when you own more tennis balls than Andy Murray, the Kennel Club is down as your emergency contact number, and a cosy meal for two means a medium-rare steak for you and your pooch. If this sounds familiar, read on to determine where you lie on the scale from `truly obsessed' to `full-on canine crazy'!
Each book in this series contains 30 different postcards featuring the finest champion breeds or models, all perforated for easy removal. They are perfect quirky cards for sending to friends of family, or you may fall in love with them and just keep them for yourself.
A comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a Jack Russell Terrier, this highly illustrated book is full of practical information and expert advice for pet owners and breeders. Jack Russell Terriers are very intelligent, high-energy dogs whose compact size and friendly nature make them great pets. If you are considering getting a Jack Russell, or are an existing owner who wants to learn more about the care of your dog, then this book will be an invaluable resource. Contents include: * History of the breed * Acquiring a puppy * Behaviour and training * Showing a Jack Russell * Healthcare
Wouldn't life be boring if we were all exactly the same? And although each of us is unique, we're really not so different after all. And it's our differences that truly make us Better Together. Better Together combines adorable photos of unlikely animal pairs alongside poignant quotes on topics for friends of all stripes on subjects such as love, respect, and compassion. Memorable, wise words alongside sweet photography beautifully and humorously communicate the truth about and magic of friendship-that although we may not be exactly the same, we're really not so different after all. Quotes from George Washington to Bono focus on friendship, unity, strength, and on harmony between people with diverse viewpoints, lifestyles, or beliefs and include inspiring quotes such as: "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" -Abraham Lincoln "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" -C. S. Lewis "'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary." -Louisa May Alcott "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark than walk alone in the light." -Helen Keller Better Together is full of reminders of the very best things about friendship and is the perfect way to tell someone you love: "Life is best with a friend like you."
Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, mysteries, and life-changing moments. Gwen Cooper--author of the blockbuster bestseller Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat--returns with the ongoing adventures of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family. Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this memoir told in eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's devoted readership has come to know and love. Raised in a dog-loving family, Gwen never pictured herself as a "cat person." But from the very first feline she adopted--an adorable five-week-old rescue kitten, slow to learn how to trust after life on the streets--Gwen was smitten. Eventually one rescue kitten became five, and all the ups and downs of a life with cats are lovingly depicted here: From the obsessive cat who teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning, noon, and night from his hapless human mom; to the crafty white beauty who raises outside-the-litter-box thinking to the level of an art form; to the routine vet trip that turns into a hijinks-filled misadventure on the streets of Manhattan with three (VERY cranky!) felines in tow. And Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in new tales of life and love after worldwide fame. Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House will leave you laughing out loud, shedding an occasional tear, and hugging your own cat a little bit closer. Read and rejoice!
In 2009 scientists discovered dolphins playing football with jellyfish off the coast of Wales. Some believe they have been playing this game for hundreds, if not thousands of years. And it's not only dolphins that are football fans, but the entire animal kingdom! The Wild Side showcases the secret sporting life of our feathered, finned and furry friends. Meet characters such as Alan Sheared and Rover of the Rovers, and teams including Man Ewe and Crawly Town, in a collection that's sure to delight all fans of the `natural game'.
From the author of 101 Dog Tricks, an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half million copies sold, comes The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks-a pocket-sized edition for impromptu training sessions. Who says your dog can't learn new tricks? The Pocket Guide to Dog Tricks gives you all the instruction you'll need to get your pup in shape. This handy pocket guide features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos. Tricks range from simple classics like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox, and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques-and you will too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks keep your dog mentally and physically active and help to establish paths of communication between you. This convenient guide is perfect for traveling, a trip to the dog park, or to keep in a bag for impromptu training.
Convinced you know your faithful tabby? Confident you can tell exactly what your cute, innocent kitten is thinking? Certain you can read your fluffy little feline's mind like the back of your hand? Think again! This book tells you what your cat really thinks - but be warned, it's not always pretty! With real-life photos of a whole host of cute cats and quirky captions to boot, What Your Cat Really Thinks gives readers a hilarious alternative insight into the mind of the everyday cat. You'll never look at your pet in the same way again!
Capture and treasure early moments with your new cat forever. 'A home without a cat is just a house' There's nothing more special than bringing your new cat home for the first time! Whether you have just welcomed a new kitten into your home, or adopted an older cat, My Cat's First Year is your special keepsake to record this magical memory and many more, from their hilarious misadventures and resting positions, to their favourite toys and places to be stroked, and to the first `present' they bring you! This journal also provides info on how to prepare for their arrival, as well as handy tips and fun DIY instructions on how to make your own cat treats and toys. With prompts for you to add words and pictures, this is a lasting testament to the wonderful relationship you share with your new cat.
Author Annie Bowes grew up having dogs throughout her childhood and adulthood that helped her with her autism. Her love of animals, especially dogs, eventually helped her find her passion in life to help animals and become a veterinarian. Through many years of working with dogs in her practice, she grew interested in how canine companionship helps people with Autism. Dogs and Autism is a result of her many years of research and first-hand experience understanding the benefits of dogs as an alternative treatment to those on the autism spectrum.
If a dog is a man's best friend then surely cats are his closest companions? Following in the footsteps of the ever-popular 'Keep Calm' books, this is a delightful celebration of the wonderful world of cats. So what if you've insulted the boss, forgotten your best friend's birthday or didn't make it to the gym (again!), just...Keep Calm and Get a Cat. Packed full of charming insights and quotations, fun facts and trivia, this book reveals just why so many people adore their furry felines. Sure to be a hit with cat lovers the world over, Keep Calm and Get a Cat is the perfect gift for all those who know that cats will always be better than dogs!
Whether you are learning to ride, are a novice horse owner or a parent with a pony-mad child, the Horse Manual, now available in paperback, will give you authoritative and practical guidance on all aspects of horse care. Written in a clear, step-by-step style, with plenty of colour photography throughout, it covers the different breeds and their characteristics as well as general care, including field and stable management, equipment, feeding, grooming, health and horse psychology.
You can't help but be changed when you have a dog. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans. Our canine companions teach us many lessons, from their puppy days to their quiet senior years. Along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. These 101 real-life stories will delight dog lovers of all kinds. You'll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a dog. Part of the proceeds go to support the work of American Humane, providing a better life for dogs everywhere.
Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog
Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro!
Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats.
Discover how toTrain your dog for groomingCare for nails, teeth, and earsUse clippers and scissorsGroom specific types of coatsPrepare a dog for the show ring
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