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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Domestic animals & pets > Dogs > General

Puppy Love (Hardcover): Hugo Ross Puppy Love (Hardcover)
Hugo Ross 1
R192 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R42 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs may be man's best friend, but there is no stronger bond than that which exists between a pup and his pals. Whether they are sharing their bowls, playing with their favourite toy, or are snuggled up together in their favourite sofa spot, there is no love quite like puppy love. From puppy piles to old crooners, Puppy Love is filled with beautiful photos of canine kindred spirits - in all shapes and sizes!Perfect for dog lovers, or simply lovers, this collection of dogs at their most adorable is sure to melt any heart.

Gabby: The Little Dog that had to Learn to Bark (Paperback): Barby Keel Gabby: The Little Dog that had to Learn to Bark (Paperback)
Barby Keel 1
R190 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A heartwarming true animal story, for fans of A Dog's Purpose, A Street Cat Named Bob and Marley & Me. In the 54 years she has run the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary, deep in the Kent countryside, Barby has taken in all manner of animals in need of love, care and a second chance at life. She thinks she's seen it all until Gabby, a scruffy, golden-haired terrier, arrives on her doorstep. Trembling, her eyes wide with fear, Gabby is unable to play with other dogs and is completely mute. When Barby discovers that Gabby has been kept locked indoors her whole life, all becomes clear - Gabby has never learnt to be a dog. Soon Barby has fallen in love with this strange little mutt and is determined to help her connect with her true nature. But when tragedy befalls Barby, it is not only Gabby but the entire animal sanctuary that's at stake... A Street Cat Named Bob meets Marley & Me, this is an emotional, joyful true story of the deepest bond that exists between humans and animals.

Introducing a School Dog - Our Adventures with Doodles the Schnoodle (Paperback): Cherryl Drabble Introducing a School Dog - Our Adventures with Doodles the Schnoodle (Paperback)
Cherryl Drabble
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
From the Mouths of Dogs - What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human (Hardcover): B. J. Hollars From the Mouths of Dogs - What Our Pets Teach Us about Life, Death, and Being Human (Hardcover)
B. J. Hollars
R481 R388 Discovery Miles 3 880 Save R93 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What is it that dogs have done to earn the title of "man's best friend"? And more broadly, how have all of our furry, feathered, and four-legged brethren managed to enrich our lives? Why do we love them? What can we learn from them? And why is it so difficult to say good-bye? Join B.J. Hollars as he attempts to find out-beginning with an ancient dog cemetery in Ashkelon, Israel, and moving to the present day. Hollars's firsthand reports recount a range of stories: the arduous existence of a shelter officer, a woman's relentless attempt to found a senior-dog adoption facility, a family's struggle to create a one-of-a-kind orthotic for its bulldog, and the particular bond between a blind woman and her Seeing Eye dog. The book culminates with Hollars's own cross-country journey to Hartsdale Pet Cemetery-the country's largest and oldest pet cemetery-to begin the long-overdue process of laying his own childhood dog to rest. Through these stories, Hollars reveals much about our pets but even more about the humans who share their lives, providing a much-needed reminder that the world would be a better place if we took a few cues from man's best friends.

Finding Home (Hardcover): Traer Scott Finding Home (Hardcover)
Traer Scott
R297 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R78 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bold, retiring, serious, sparkling, quirky, or lovable-the dogs in Traer Scott's remarkable photographs regard us with humour, dignity, and an abundance of feeling. Scott began photographing these dogs in 2005 as a volunteer at animal shelters. Her first book, Shelter Dogs, was a runaway success, and in this follow-up, Scott introduces a new collection of canine subjects, each with indomitable character and spirit: Morrissey, a pit bull, who suffered from anxietyrelated behaviors brought on by shelter life until adopted by a family with four children; Chloe, a young chocolate Lab mix, surrendered to a shelter by a family with allergies; Gabriel and Cody, retired racing greyhounds; and Bingley, a dog who lost his hearing during a drug bust but was brought home by a loving family that has risen to the challenge of living with a deaf dog. Through extended features we become better acquainted with the personalities and life stories of selected dogs and watch as they experience the sometimes rocky and always emotional transition to new homes. The portraits in Finding Home form an eloquent plea for the urgent need for more adoptive families, as well as a tribute to dogs everywhere. Traer Scott and Princeton Architectural Press are donating a portion of the proceeds from Finding Home to two dog rescue organisations: Providence Animal Rescue League and Handsome Dan's Rescue.

The Secret Life of Puppies - A dog's-eye view of its first year of life (Hardcover): Sarah Whitehead The Secret Life of Puppies - A dog's-eye view of its first year of life (Hardcover)
Sarah Whitehead 1
R366 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R104 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this first book from the highly successful show The Secret Life of Puppies, we discover what takes place in the first year of a puppy's life. Filmed in high-definition by an expert natural history team, viewers are given a rare opportunity to witness the puppies at every milestone. Through their eyes we discover that beneath their cute visage lies a world full of drama, love, learning and courage. Enthusiasm for cute puppies and all things dogs is in abundance and dog ownership has continued to grow. Now dog-lovers and fans of the series can rest assure that they have the must-have companion book. This book combines beautiful photography with key information on the developmental ages of a puppy's first year of life. Essential information is broken down into key components health, training and behaviourisms. Learn from the experts on how to neuter your dog, what food you should fed them and how to treat fleas and bites. With helpful troubleshoot pages demonstrating how to tackle common problems, this book if with you and your pup through every developmental stages.

So Isser Brav! (German, Paperback): Conny Sporrer, Anna Maria Sanders So Isser Brav! (German, Paperback)
Conny Sporrer, Anna Maria Sanders
R321 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R27 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Dogist Puppies (Paperback): Elias Weiss Friedman The Dogist Puppies (Paperback)
Elias Weiss Friedman
R297 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R82 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now the perfect gift book for everyone who loves puppies is even giftier! This trade paperback edition features more than 800 adorable puppies in a format that's not only cuter and sweeter in the hand. Photographed documentary-style, at puppy-eye level, each portrait captures the true essence of the puppy: those endearing eyes that stare right into yours, the oversize paws and big floppy ears, fuzzy faces and pink panting tongues. Series of photos include puppies in the litter, puppies as they grow, puppies on walks and at play, puppies in fancy outfits, and those poignant puppies having to wear the "cone of shame." Friedman also takes a deep dive into breeds: Border Collies and Westies, Frenchies and Huskies, Boxers and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Everything, in other words, a puppy lover could ask for.

Fabulous Finn - The Brave Police Dog Who Came Back from the Brink (Paperback): Dave Wardell Fabulous Finn - The Brave Police Dog Who Came Back from the Brink (Paperback)
Dave Wardell; As told to Lynne Barrett-Lee 1
R189 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R38 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER: The Inspirational Life of Finn, Britain's Bravest Dog, Winner of the 2017 Daily Mirror Animal Hero of the Year Award Hertfordshire, October 5th 2016. At around 2 a.m., PC Dave Wardell and his dog, PD Finn, were trying to apprehend a robbery suspect when he turned around and attacked them. Finn was stabbed with a ten-inch-bladed knife, both through his chest, via his armpit and then - the knife bound for Dave - through the top of his head. Finn no doubt saved Dave's life, but the race was on to try and save Finn's. Dave Wardell's heartfelt memoir charts an incredible journey of friendship and loyalty. It is a celebration of the bond between one man and his dog, from when Dave collected Finn from his kennels at just nine months old, all the way through to Finn's recent and hard-earned retirement. The book charts the career of a highly trained, highly decorated dog. In his time on the job Finn tracked offenders of all kinds; found missing children; tackled armed offenders; saved lives. But Finn isn't just a police dog - he's also a cherished family pet and this is his remarkable, life-affirming story.

101 Essential Tips Dog Care (Paperback): Dk 101 Essential Tips Dog Care (Paperback)
Dk 1
R110 R87 Discovery Miles 870 Save R23 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

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.

Dogs For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Gina Spadafori Dogs For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Gina Spadafori
R386 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R111 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

  • Choose the right veterinarian
  • Explore the dog-breeding business
  • Find breed-rescue groups
  • Identify canine health problems
  • Look for a purebred

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:

  • Caring for an aging dog
  • Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes
  • Considering euthanasia
  • Feeding Fido the right way
  • House training puppies and adult dogs
  • Keeping up appearances with good grooming
  • Participating in canine competitions
  • Preparing your dog for a disaster
  • Traveling with your dog

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.

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 Know You're a Dog Lover When... (Hardcover): Ben Fraser You Know You're a Dog Lover When... (Hardcover)
Ben Fraser
R163 R99 Discovery Miles 990 Save R64 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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'!

Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book - 30 Postcards of Classic Breeds to Keep or to Send (Paperback): Andrew Perris Beautiful Dogs Postcard Book - 30 Postcards of Classic Breeds to Keep or to Send (Paperback)
Andrew Perris
R187 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R75 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

No walks? No worries! - Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise (Paperback): Sian Ryan No walks? No worries! - Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise (Paperback)
Sian Ryan
R324 R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Save R60 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"He's going to need six weeks crate rest; just keep him quiet while he recovers." These words - which often form part of the treatment requirements for dogs undergoing surgery, or requiring long-term medical care - can strike fear into an owner's heart. Not a lot of advice is available regarding appropriate mental and emotional support for dogs whilst their usual exercise is limited, and owners are left to manage as best they can, which can be stressful for both owner and dog, and can lead to behaviour changes and problems. "No walks? No worries!" is a unique book, written by qualified professionals in their field, aims to help owners identify the individual needs of their dog, and, in addition, offer support in preparing their dog for a period of restricted exercise, when surgical interventions are planned. Ideas and tips for mental stimulation and emotional support - as well as alternatives to physical exercise and guidance on how to teach specific skills - are included. Beautiful, specially-taken photographs illustrate every chapter, and worksheets enable owners to chart the progress of their dog's care plan.

Pit Bull Flower Power (Hardcover): Sophie Gamand Pit Bull Flower Power (Hardcover)
Sophie Gamand
R1,387 R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Save R330 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Jack Russell Terrier - An Owner's Guide (Paperback): Robert Killick Jack Russell Terrier - An Owner's Guide (Paperback)
Robert Killick
R213 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

Book of the Bitch (Paperback, New edition): J.M. Evans, Kay White Book of the Bitch (Paperback, New edition)
J.M. Evans, Kay White 2
R262 R203 Discovery Miles 2 030 Save R59 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

First published in 1997, Book of the Bitch is now available in a new edition, providing thorough, in-depth coverage of every aspect of caring for and understanding the canine female. For those interested in breeding a litter, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained, while detailed advice is given on how to recognise signs of sickness, and, in particular, those diseases to which bitches are prone. Backed up with many clear illustrations and tables. Book of the Bitch is essential reading for anyone considering owning a female dog.

Dogs & Autism (Paperback): Annie Bowes Dogs & Autism (Paperback)
Annie Bowes
R267 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R66 (25%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

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.

Dog Grooming For Dummies (Paperback): Margaret H. Bonham Dog Grooming For Dummies (Paperback)
Margaret H. Bonham
R341 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R97 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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

War Dogs - A History of Loyalty and Heroism (Paperback, 1st paperback ed): Michael G. Lemish War Dogs - A History of Loyalty and Heroism (Paperback, 1st paperback ed)
Michael G. Lemish
R369 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R69 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Now in trade paperback, "War Dogs" provides an eye-opening look at unsung canine heroes from World War I to the present. Terriers, shepherds, beagles, collies, huskies, and Dobermans are only a few of the breeds that have pulled sleds, searched caves and bunkers, and even parachuted into combat. Michael Lemish has collected true stories and rare photographs that reflect the strong bonds that have formed between war dogs and their masters as they worked together in dangerous situations. Anyone who has ever loved a dog will love this salute to these four-legged heroes.

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) (Paperback): Eileen Myles Afterglow (a Dog Memoir) (Paperback)
Eileen Myles
R288 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R72 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Doodle Sweary Dogs - Adult Coloring Books Featuring Stress Relieving and Hilarious Doodle Dogs with Swear Word Designs- Best... Doodle Sweary Dogs - Adult Coloring Books Featuring Stress Relieving and Hilarious Doodle Dogs with Swear Word Designs- Best Coloring Book Gift for Friends, Family and Loved Ones! (Paperback)
Adult Coloring Books, Big Heart Publishers
R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Zen and the Rescue Dog - Journeying with Your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment (Paperback): Kj Fallon Zen and the Rescue Dog - Journeying with Your Dog on the Path to Enlightenment (Paperback)
Kj Fallon; Foreword by Pico Iyer
R337 R265 Discovery Miles 2 650 Save R72 (21%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

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.

The BARF Diet - Raw Feeding for Dogs and Cats Using Evolutionary Principles (Paperback): Ian Billinghurst The BARF Diet - Raw Feeding for Dogs and Cats Using Evolutionary Principles (Paperback)
Ian Billinghurst
R469 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R128 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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