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Think Like a Dog - How Dogs Teach Us to Be Happy in Life and Successful at Work (Paperback): Scott MacDonald, Sadie Think Like a Dog - How Dogs Teach Us to Be Happy in Life and Successful at Work (Paperback)
Scott MacDonald, Sadie
R360 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

They're loyal, loving, and big-hearted-dogs are our best friends for a good reason. Yet they have much more to offer than just love and friendship. Let CEO Scott MacDonald and rescue dog Sadie show you how to have a more rewarding life and a more successful career in Think Like a Dog. With whimsy and insight, Scott and Sadie offer important lessons in loyalty, persistence, leaving your mark, and always being a great sniffer. Scott reveals what Sadie and other dogs teach us about successful work habits and organizational strategies for outstanding business success. Want a better, happier, and more satisfying life? Want to be successful? Start by understanding a dog's perspective and applying the lessons learned!

Complete Horse Care Manual (Hardcover, 2 Ed): Colin Vogel Complete Horse Care Manual (Hardcover, 2 Ed)
Colin Vogel
R429 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R138 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Comprehensive and fully illustrated, this is a thoroughbred guide to everything you need to know about caring for horses and ponies. An excellent working relationship with your horse is based on understanding and communication. These lie at the heart of this practical guide. From day-to-day upkeep, stabling, and grooming, to nursing a sick horse and first-aid techniques, the Complete Horse Care Manual will appeal to all horse lovers. With over 650 specially commissioned photographs and diagrams, step-by-step sequences tell you all you need to know about caring for your horse. A detailed guide to ailments allows you to recognize common problems and deal with them efficiently. Practical suggestions for daily, monthly, and annual routines will ensure you keep your horse healthy and comfortable throughout the year.

The Puppy Listener (Paperback, Edition): Jan Fennell The Puppy Listener (Paperback, Edition)
Jan Fennell
R232 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An indispensible guide to raising your new puppy from the author of The Dog Listener. From teething to training, this book follows the development of your puppy from new pet to best friend. In The Puppy Listener Jan Fennell presents a simple-to-follow yet detailed handbook for puppy owners. Whether this is your first pup or you are a seasoned dog-owner, the hints and tips in this concise guide are valuable and well informed. This handy guide follows the life of your puppy from weaning to walking. Jan Fennell covers every aspect of caring for your new best friend - from introducing a puppy into its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioural problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there are problem-solving guides dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety. Once again Jan illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work with damaged and delinquent dogs. Her love of animals is contagious and she inspires owners to persevere with their pups and show them who is boss. The book contains photographs and plate sections which accompany the text.

Care for Your Kitten (Paperback, New edition): Rspca Care for Your Kitten (Paperback, New edition)
Rspca 1
R141 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R42 (30%) 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 kitten and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a kitten 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, handling, hygiene, grooming, health and first aid. Published in association with the experts at the RSPCA, this book will help you ensure that you are giving your kitten the best possible start in life.

The Invention of the Modern Dog - Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain (Hardcover): Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, Neil... The Invention of the Modern Dog - Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain (Hardcover)
Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, Neil Pemberton
R679 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R96 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For centuries, different types of dogs were bred around the world for work, sport, or companionship. But it was not until Victorian times that breeders started to produce discrete, differentiated, standardized breeds. In The Invention of the Modern Dog, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton explore when, where, why, and how Victorians invented the modern way of ordering and breeding dogs. Though talk of "breed" was common before this period in the context of livestock, the modern idea of a dog breed defined in terms of shape, size, coat, and color arose during the Victorian period in response to a burgeoning competitive dog show culture. The authors explain how breeders, exhibitors, and showmen borrowed ideas of inheritance and pure blood, as well as breeding practices of livestock, horse, poultry and other fancy breeders, and applied them to a species that was long thought about solely in terms of work and companionship. The new dog breeds embodied and reflected key aspects of Victorian culture, and they quickly spread across the world, as some of Britain's top dogs were taken on stud tours or exported in a growing international trade. Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain's posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain.

You Need More Sleep and Other Advice from Cats (Hardcover): Francesco Marciuliano You Need More Sleep and Other Advice from Cats (Hardcover)
Francesco Marciuliano 2
R270 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R119 (44%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Our feline friends have spent eons observing, napping, pondering, napping and taking notes about the human condition. In between naps, they've realised that we humans could use some catlike guidance when it comes to handling the ups and downs of life. In this book they've condescended to share their invaluable wisdom in short advice columns such as "Always Stay at Least 30 Feet from a Loved One" and "Never Let Anyone Dress You." Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder only to realise you can't get down, the cats in this book will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world! Just after one more nap.

A Marriage In Dog Years - A Memoir (Hardcover): Nancy Balbirer A Marriage In Dog Years - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Nancy Balbirer
R415 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R83 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When Nancy Balbirer learns her beloved eleven-year-old beagle has kidney failure, she’s devastated. She and her husband had gotten Ira as a puppy—a wedding gift to each other, and their first foray into “parenthood.” Now, her dog is terminal, her marriage is on life support, and Nancy is desperate to save them both (whether they want it or not). In a single year, she loses her two best friends, but Nancy’s life is about to take yet another unexpected turn.

With humor and heart, Nancy Balbirer shares her story of relationships, loss, and canine friendship in this illuminating memoir about the lengths people will go to keep love alive…and the power of finally letting go.

The Dog that Saved My Life - Incredible True Stories of Canine Loyalty Beyond All Bounds (Paperback): Isabel George The Dog that Saved My Life - Incredible True Stories of Canine Loyalty Beyond All Bounds (Paperback)
Isabel George 1
R235 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R70 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Five incredible true stories of canine bravery in wartime. For as long as dogs have lived alongside man, they have saved their lives in wartime with their bravery, loyalty and companionship. From the WWII dog that was adopted by the Royal Navy as a mascot, torpedoed, shot at and registered as a prisoner of war, to the more recent heroics of explosives dog, Bonnie, in Afghanistan and Iraq where she saved hundreds of military and civilian lives, this is a collection of the most incredible and heartwarming accounts from around the world. Capturing the fear, uncertainly, determination and undying devotion of these amazing dogs and the young soldiers, sailors and airmen they befriended, these are truly inspirational tales of loyalty and companionship beyond all boundaries.

The Art Of Raising A Puppy - Revised and Updated (Hardcover, Revised And Updated): Monks of New Skete The Art Of Raising A Puppy - Revised and Updated (Hardcover, Revised And Updated)
Monks of New Skete
R517 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R134 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a puppy through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge and practising basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own dogs according to a unique programme based on understanding canine behaviour and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviours that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning how to assert your dominance gently from the start, you'll build a lasting and loving relationship with your puppy.

Cats in Sweaters - Flaunting Their Tiny Sweaters and Trademark Attitude (Hardcover): Jonah Stern Cats in Sweaters - Flaunting Their Tiny Sweaters and Trademark Attitude (Hardcover)
Jonah Stern
R169 R121 Discovery Miles 1 210 Save R48 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The only thing better than cats, are cats in sweaters. These meowing models are accompanied by hilarious bios for info on these adorable kitties.

Dogs in Cars (Paperback): Lara Jo Regan Dogs in Cars (Paperback)
Lara Jo Regan
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First we had dogs underwater, then dogs shaking off water... and now dogs soaking up the exhilarating no-holds-barred pleasure of a ride in a car. Photographer Lara Jo Regan began her pet project as a calendar but the response was overwhelming and absolute: her photographs of the cruising canines, taken from incredible perspectives, with tongues hanging and ears flapping, became a global Internet sensation. The energy of the photographs is impressive and visceral. In order to get these shots, Regan built a special light, which jutted out over the roof of the car, a harness that allowed her to lean out of the window and various other contraptions to make the images come to life. Dogs In Cars will have the reader laughing out loud.

Dressage for No Country (Paperback): Paul Belasik Dressage for No Country (Paperback)
Paul Belasik
R405 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R106 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Empire of Dogs - Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World (Paperback): Aaron Herald Skabelund Empire of Dogs - Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World (Paperback)
Aaron Herald Skabelund
R485 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R67 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 1924, Professor Ueno Eizaburo of Tokyo Imperial University adopted an Akita puppy he named Hachiko. Each evening Hachiko greeted Ueno on his return to Shibuya Station. In May 1925 Ueno died while giving a lecture. Every day for over nine years the Akita waited at Shibuya Station, eventually becoming nationally and even internationally famous for his purported loyalty. A year before his death in 1935, the city of Tokyo erected a statue of Hachiko outside the station. The story of Hachiko reveals much about the place of dogs in Japan's cultural imagination. In the groundbreaking Empire of Dogs, Aaron Herald Skabelund examines the history and cultural significance of dogs in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Japan, beginning with the arrival of Western dog breeds and new modes of dog keeping, which spread throughout the world with Western imperialism. He highlights how dogs joined with humans to create the modern imperial world and how, in turn, imperialism shaped dogs' bodies and their relationship with humans through its impact on dog-breeding and dog-keeping practices that pervade much of the world today. In a book that is both enlightening and entertaining, Skabelund focuses on actual and metaphorical dogs in a variety of contexts: the rhetorical pairing of the Western "colonial dog" with native canines; subsequent campaigns against indigenous canines in the imperial realm; the creation, maintenance, and in some cases restoration of Japanese dog breeds, including the Shiba Inu; the mobilization of military dogs, both real and fictional; and the emergence of Japan as a "pet superpower" in the second half of the twentieth century. Through this provocative account, Skabelund demonstrates how animals generally and canines specifically have contributed to the creation of our shared history, and how certain dogs have subtly influenced how that history is told. Generously illustrated with both color and black-and-white images, Empire of Dogs shows that human-canine relations often expose how people-especially those with power and wealth-use animals to define, regulate, and enforce political and social boundaries between themselves and other humans, especially in imperial contexts.

The Bearded Dragon Manual - Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring For a Healthy Bearded Dragon (Paperback, Second Edition):... The Bearded Dragon Manual - Expert Advice for Keeping and Caring For a Healthy Bearded Dragon (Paperback, Second Edition)
Philippe De Vosjoil, Robert Mailloux, Susan Donoghue, Roger J Klingenberg, Terri M Sommella
R366 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R82 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Reptiles are popular pets, and it can be argued that the bearded dragon is the best reptile to keep as a pet. This newly updated and expanded edition of the best-selling The Bearded Dragon Manual promises to excite new and seasoned herp enthusiasts with its in-depth discussion on all aspects of dragon keeping and its brilliant color photography. Written by a team of recognized herpetoculture authorities, veterinarians, and specialists, this volume offers comprehensive information that will be welcomed by newcomers and experienced bearded-dragon enthusiasts alike. Inside The Bearded Dragon Manual: *History and characteristics of the different types of bearded dragons *How to select bearded dragons as pets or for breeding *Creating a comfortable habitat for your bearded dragon with proper heat and lighting *Understanding typical bearded-dragon behavior *Feeding your dragon a nutritionally sound diet throughout its life *Recognizing signs of disease and how to handle health issues *Informative health and feeding charts as well as helpful answers to dragon-keeping FAQs *Close to 100 color photographs, including a section dedicated to beautifully colored morphs *A special chapter on the care and breeding of frilled dragons

Teaching with Reinforcement - For Every Day and in Every Way (Paperback): Kay Laurence Teaching with Reinforcement - For Every Day and in Every Way (Paperback)
Kay Laurence
R528 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R56 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dog Training & Tricks - The Guide to Raising and Showing a Well-Behaved Dog (Paperback): Tammie Rogers Dog Training & Tricks - The Guide to Raising and Showing a Well-Behaved Dog (Paperback)
Tammie Rogers
R310 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R90 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether your dog is a Snoopy or an Air Bud, this is your go-to guide for training them.

Have you ever gone to the park and gazed enviously as the nearby yellow lab obediently followed his owner's commands? Have you endured the keen sting of public embarrassment as your Chihuahua deemed it appropriate to mark a stranger's leg? Or perhaps your dog is completely housetrained, but you're hoping to take it to the next level with some competition-worthy talents. If you nodded at any of the above, this book is for you. Written by professional dog-training instructor Tammie Rogers, "Dog Training & Tricks" (previously "4-H Guide to Dog Training & Dog Tricks") is a fully illustrated, easy-to-follow guide for teaching your dog everything he needs to know from how to sit down to how to turn off the lights. Strengthen your bond with your pup as you train him to follow confident commands drawn from three training methods: the Social Compliance Method, the Incentive Method, and the Comprehensive Method. Rogers' clear, reader-friendly instructions are illustrated with step-by-step, full-color photos so you can easily follow along. Teach your young canine the basics of social manners; prepare your dog for competition through comprehensive obedience-trial exercises; or skip the formalities altogether and get straight to the tricks: jumping through hoops, crawling through tunnels, taking clothes out of the dryer, and more. With "Dog Training & Tricks," you and your dog can master some truly amazing feats--and have fun in the process.

Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement - The natural mechanics of movement common to all breeds (Paperback, Main): Susan E. Harris Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement - The natural mechanics of movement common to all breeds (Paperback, Main)
Susan E. Harris
R474 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R122 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse's structure, natural balance and way of moving. Horses may be born to move but not all move equally well, and how a horse moves has an impact on how you ride. Susan Harris, with over 300 colour drawings, illustrates exactly how horses move, and common movement problems, how a rider in the saddle can affect movement and can help anyone to become a more accomplished rider (and helps the horse's health). All horses-whether a dressage horse or a hunter-have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse. Horse Gaits is an exhaustive guide to: Find out how balance and conformation affect movement. View flexion, bending and lateral movements. See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement. Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement. Illustrated with 300 colour drawings that show exactly how horses move, illustrating movements common to all horses and pinpointing movement problems. Everything a rider needs to become better and more accomplished. Focuses on what is common and natural to all breeds of horses. Horse Gaits appeals to everyone involved with horses from riders, trainers and, even, competition judges.

Cluck - A Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers (Hardcover): Freya Haanen Cluck - A Book of Happiness for Chicken Lovers (Hardcover)
Freya Haanen
R321 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R89 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Any chicken owner will know that there's more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection's quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don't; some are philosophical, others light-hearted -- all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover's heart.

William Wegman Address Book (Address book): William Wegman William Wegman Address Book (Address book)
William Wegman
R515 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R206 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This reissue of our bestselling William Wegman address book (Fay's Friends, 1995) features the artist's iconic photographs and line drawings of his Weimaraner dogs. With a deluxe faux-suede cover, this handsome address book is a must-have for Wegman fans both new and old, and dog lovers everywhere.

Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks 2019 - 20 Dog Walks (Paperback): David & Hilary Staines Kent Dog Friendly Pub Walks 2019 - 20 Dog Walks (Paperback)
David & Hilary Staines
R208 R170 Discovery Miles 1 700 Save R38 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This collection of 20 tried-and-tested circular walks, all between 4 and 6 miles, has been written specifically for dogs and their owners, allowing for maximum off-lead time. At the heart of every walk is a dog friendly pub. Walk highlights include classic seaside routes taking in Whitstable, Tankerton, Sandgate & Hythe; a stretch of the beautiful Pilgrims' Way; the meadows and fields around the North Downs; and the picturesque villages of Fordwich and Trottiscliffe. All the walks include details of: * Recommended dog friendly pubs * Distance and terrain * Details of livestock and stiles * Numbered route directions * Points of interest along the way * Contact details for the nearest vets

The Little Instruction Book for Dogs (Hardcover): Kate Freeman The Little Instruction Book for Dogs (Hardcover)
Kate Freeman
R186 R130 Discovery Miles 1 300 Save R56 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Slippers are meant to be chewed. Don't feel bad about it - it seems to really excite the humans. Carrying sticks ten times the size of your own body is admirable, if not practical. For the mutt about town, this indispensable paw-book provides sage advice and pearls of doggy wisdom that will make sure your life is always full of food, joy and interesting smells - from effective techniques for getting more treats to life lessons on hosepipes, squirrels, drinking from the toilet bowl and more.

Cats in Movies: Notecards (Postcard book or pack): Susan Herbert Cats in Movies: Notecards (Postcard book or pack)
Susan Herbert
R243 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R80 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Susan Herbert’s playful paintings of famous movie scenes featuring felines have long delighted both cat and art lovers.

Each unique card features one of Herbert’s whimsical works of art, featuring such films as The Sound of Music, North by Northwest, and The Wizard of Oz, and is sure to capture the fancy of cat devotees and movie enthusiasts alike.

Clicker Training for Your Horse (Paperback): Alexandra Kurland Clicker Training for Your Horse (Paperback)
Alexandra Kurland
R541 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R117 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Horse in Virginia - An Illustrated History (Hardcover): The Horse in Virginia - An Illustrated History (Hardcover)
R768 R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Save R165 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state's special relationship with the horse has never waned. Virginia has been home to some of the most notable breeds in the world--nurturing the Thoroughbred and actually birthing the Quarter Horse--as well as to some of the most famous individual horses, including the great Triple Crown champion Secretariat and Misty of Chincoteague, one of the most beloved horses in all of children's literature.

The most significant figures in the Commonwealth's history have almost invariably enjoyed a special bond with horses, from George Washington--whom Thomas Jefferson called "the best horseman of his age"--to Robert E. Lee, who rode into battle on his well-known gray, Traveller. This tradition has continued into the present day, when horse farms are still a proud feature of the Virginia countryside and famed equestrians such as David and Karen O'Connor have represented their state and their country in the Olympics.

This is the first book to cover the complete history of the horse in the Old Dominion. The book is beautifully illustrated throughout, including numerous historical depictions of the horse by painters, photographers, and even commercial artists. The equine tradition in Virginia is unique and enduring; this book is the celebration it deserves.

Pets Rock - More Fun Than Fame! (Hardcover): Joel Jessup Pets Rock - More Fun Than Fame! (Hardcover)
Joel Jessup 1
R247 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R69 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Welcome to Pets Rock [registered] - where pets meet celebrity and pop culture goes mad. From rappers to royalty, pop stars to film characters, world leaders to fashion designers, no famous face is safe from their pet counterpart. Featuring over 60 unique characters and hilarious 'outtake' photos as the 'stars' prepare for camera, Pets Rock [registered] takes you on a barking mad tour of pop culture from a pet's point of view.

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