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My Life Among the Underdogs - A Memoir (Hardcover): Tia Torres My Life Among the Underdogs - A Memoir (Hardcover)
Tia Torres
R506 R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Save R109 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility." Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

Think Dog - An Owner's Guide to Canine Psychology (Paperback): John Fisher Think Dog - An Owner's Guide to Canine Psychology (Paperback)
John Fisher 1
R186 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R35 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour, he taught us to 'Think Dog'. In this seminal pet psychology book, he examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view. The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.

Dogs in Motion (Hardcover): Fischer Dogs in Motion (Hardcover)
Fischer
R1,460 Discovery Miles 14 600 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
All Because of Henry (Paperback): Nuala Gardner All Because of Henry (Paperback)
Nuala Gardner 2
R239 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R48 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

All Because of Henry picks up the lead from the international bestseller, A Friend Like Henry, which traced the childhood journey of Dale, the Gardner family and, of course, their amazing golden retriever Henry, who has finally helped Dale to communicate with the world. Now, we meet Dale again, aged seventeen, to find out where his story goes next. He is no longer the victim of severe classical autism, but a young man facing a challenging and uncertain future. Autism changes, but it never goes away. Dale is ready for the world, but is the world ready for him and for his peers? We also catch up with the rest of the family and find out how the challenges that they've faced have affected their lives. His sister, Amy, has a quite different diagnosis of high-functioning autism and has brought different problems. And against the backdrop of the adversity and prejudice they've suffered, Nuala's marriage is crumbling. But there's now a new four-legged friend in the family to help them through it all. Henry's legacy is a continuing and generous one. In the steps of that wonderful dog, their tale takes unexpected twists. Nuala finds a new life and career, which, to her surprise, is often beyond these shores. Their story did not end with Henry; it began, and it continues, in wit, warmth, heartbreak, and ultimately, in triumph.

Fred Basset Yearbook 2019 - Witty Comic Strips from the Daily Mail (Paperback): Alex Graham Fred Basset Yearbook 2019 - Witty Comic Strips from the Daily Mail (Paperback)
Alex Graham 1
R213 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R35 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'Fred's wry observations delight fans young and old.' Dogs Today The inimitable Fred is back! Join Britain's best-loved basset hound and his friends once again for more canine capers and good-natured escapades with this whole new collection of witty cartoons from the Daily Mail.

The Domestic Dog - Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): James Serpell The Domestic Dog - Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
James Serpell
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Why do dogs behave in the ways that they do? Why did our ancestors tame wolves? How have we ended up with so many breeds of dog, and how can we understand their role in contemporary human society? Explore the answers to these questions and many more in this study of the domestic dog. Building on the strengths of the first edition, this much-anticipated update incorporates two decades of new evidence and discoveries on dog evolution, behavior, training, and human interaction. It includes seven entirely new chapters covering topics such as behavioral modification and training, dog population management, the molecular evidence for dog domestication, canine behavioral genetics, cognition, and the impact of free-roaming dogs on wildlife conservation. It is an ideal volume for anyone interested in dogs and their evolution, behavior and ever-changing roles in society.

Dog Body Language - 100 Ways To Read Their Signals (Paperback): Trevor Warner Dog Body Language - 100 Ways To Read Their Signals (Paperback)
Trevor Warner 1
R175 R133 Discovery Miles 1 330 Save R42 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dog Body Language looks at the most common canine behaviours in and around the home, both with other dogs and with their owners. Using the psychology of dog behaviour, it explains how a dog is likely to react in a variety of situations, such as while on a walk, when greeting a stranger and before or after a fight. All of the most common behavioural traits of dogs are examined in detail, from rolling over onto their backs and wagging their tails to playing with toys and burying bones in the backyard. A whole section devoted to puppyhood is also included, providing insight into the early phases of a dog's life and its social upbringing. Dog Body Language is an easy-to-use reference guide that enables dog owners to read the signals their pets are giving through their body language. Dogs are often regarded as being part of the family, and this book will help owners understand more about their loyal companions.

Walking the Dog - Motorway Walks for Drivers and Dogs (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Lezli Rees Walking the Dog - Motorway Walks for Drivers and Dogs (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Lezli Rees
R164 R146 Discovery Miles 1 460 Save R18 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How do you find great pub food, places for your kids to play, somewhere nice to walk your dog, and park a campervan, all within 5 miles of a motorway exit?With Collie Jem, Lezli and David Rees have trekked over a thousand miles creating walks and tracking down traditional inns for drivers, families, and dogs to enjoy on their journey. Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury. Use this book to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch. Each page features a 30 to 45 minute walk, with a selected pub or cafe along the way. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails. All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities. The listed pubs - most of which are traditional inns, serving high quality food at realistic prices - all welcome well-behaved canines. If you want more than mileage from your petrol, this is the book for you!

Love Is Golden 1000-Piece Puzzle: Dean Russo Love Is Golden 1000-Piece Puzzle
Dean Russo
R437 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R78 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Adventures of Lily - And the Little Lost Doggie (Paperback): Laura Hamilton The Adventures of Lily - And the Little Lost Doggie (Paperback)
Laura Hamilton
R183 R148 Discovery Miles 1 480 Save R35 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A heart-warming story for children, this is a tale of friendship, bravery and kindness. Lily, a Golden Retriever, finds toy Doggie lost and alone under a hedge. Trying to find Doggie's owner, Lily's human mummy, Anne, ties Doggie to a lamppost where, she hopes, his owner will see him. But Doggie waits unclaimed for days. He is even bullied on the lamppost. He finds some of the nighttime animals who visit him on the lamppost frightening, until they begin to help him feel loved. After Anne takes him off the lamppost and into her home with Lily and and her mum, Pilot, he has such amazing adventures that he finds himself the star attraction at school when he joins Lily for her Pets As Therapy Read2Dogs assignments. For his compassionate part in helping animals have lives that matter, he quickly becomes a media celebrity, and is even rewarded by royalty at Buckingham Palace. Many characters and events in Doggie's story are real, as the photos show. Charming, original illustrations by the author seamlessly blend reality and fantasy. Doggie's story, with Lily, Pilot and Anne, shows the value of love and friendship.

Lessons from Lucy - The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog (Standard format, CD): Dave Barry Lessons from Lucy - The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog (Standard format, CD)
Dave Barry; Read by Dave Barry
R367 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R97 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Why Does My Dog Do That? - Answers to the 50 Questions Dog Lovers Ask (Paperback): Sophie Collins Why Does My Dog Do That? - Answers to the 50 Questions Dog Lovers Ask (Paperback)
Sophie Collins
R235 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why does your dog get so possessive over the sofa, or so excited when someone calls at the front door? And why does he bark at bicycles and growl at men in hats? This book will help you solve the riddles of your dogs behaviour and put your own into context

The Dog Encyclopedia - The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover): Dk The Dog Encyclopedia - The Definitive Visual Guide (Hardcover)
Dk 1
R670 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R211 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This catalogue of over 400 dog breeds, from the best-loved Labrador to German shepherds and every pedigree in between, is a definitive visual guide to all things canine. From Beethoven to Toto, dogs have been adored for their unswerving loyalty and companionship throughout history and The Dog Encyclopedia is the perfect celebration of man's best friend. This book includes photographs and profiles detailing character, compatible owner traits, and breed-specific advice. You'll also find features on famous fictional dogs, canine heroes, and a fact-packed guide to canine evolution including the jobs dogs have performed over the years. Expert advice on everything from exercise and feeding your pooch to grooming and puppy training is included, along with an invaluable section on care to help you quickly identify and deal with any dog health problems. Covering history, breeds, dog care, hound health and training, The Dog Encyclopedia is an indispensable owner's guide and reference for every soon-to-be dog whisperer.

Dog Body Language - 100 Ways To Read Their Signals (Hardcover): Trevor Warner Dog Body Language - 100 Ways To Read Their Signals (Hardcover)
Trevor Warner 1
R248 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R63 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Find out what your dog is thinking with this easy-to-use reference book. Understand how dogs react to human contact. Strengthen the bond with your dog by interpreting its stresses and fears. Dog Body Language looks at the most common canine behaviours in and around the home, both with other dogs and with their owners. Using the psychology of dog behaviour, it explains how a dog is likely to react in a variety of situations, such as while on a walk, when greeting a stranger and before or after a fight. All of the most common behavioural traits of dogs are examined in detail, from rolling over onto their backs and wagging their tails to playing with toys and burying bones in the backyard. A whole section devoted to puppyhood is also included, providing insight into the early phases of a dog's life and its social upbringing. Dog Body Language is an easy-to-use reference guide that enables dog owners to read the signals their pets are giving through their body language. Dogs are often regarded as being part of the family, and this book will help owners understand more about their loyal companions.

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training - Adaptation and Learning (Hardcover, Volume 1): Steve Lindsay Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training - Adaptation and Learning (Hardcover, Volume 1)
Steve Lindsay 1
R2,336 R2,131 Discovery Miles 21 310 Save R205 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Twenty-five years of study and experience went into the making of this one-of-a-kind reference. Veterinarians, animal scientists, dog owners, trainers, consultants, and counsellors will find this book a benchmark reference and handbook concerning positive, humane management and control of dogs.

Reflecting the author's extensive work with dogs, this book promises thorough explanations of topics, and proven behavioural strategies that have been designed, tested, and used by the author. More than 50 figures and tables illustrate this unique and significant contribution to dog behaviour, training, and learning.

How Dogs Work (Paperback): Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein How Dogs Work (Paperback)
Raymond Coppinger, Mark Feinstein; Foreword by Gordon M. Burghardt
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How well do we really know dogs? People may enjoy thinking about them as "man's best friend," but what actually drives the things they do? What is going on in their fur-covered heads as they look at us with their big, expressive eyes? Raymond Coppinger and Mark Feinstein know something about these questions, and with How Dogs Work, they're ready to share; this is their guide to understanding your dog and its behavior. Approaching dogs as a biological species rather than just as pets, Coppinger and Feinstein accessibly synthesize decades of research and field experiments to explain the evolutionary foundations underlying dog behaviors. They examine the central importance of the shape of dogs: how their physical body (including the genes and the brain) affects behavior, how shape interacts with the environment as animals grow, and how all of this has developed over time. Shape, they tell us, is what makes a champion sled dog or a Border collie that can successfully herd sheep. Other chapters in How Dogs Work explore such mysteries as why dogs play; whether dogs have minds, and if so what kinds of things they might know; why dogs bark; how dogs feed and forage; and the influence of the early relationship between mother and pup. Going far beyond the cozy lap dog, Coppinger and Feinstein are equally fascinated by what we can learn from the adaptations of dogs, wolves, coyotes, jackals, dingoes, and even pumas in the wild, as well as the behavior of working animals like guarding and herding dogs. We cherish dogs as family members and deeply value our lengthy companionship with them. But, isn't it time we knew more about who Fido and Trixie really are? How Dogs Work will provide some keys to unlocking the origins of many of our dogs' most common, most puzzling, and most endearing behaviors.

The Most Amazing  YouTube Dog Videos Ever! - 120 of the coolest, craziest and funniest Internet doggy clips (Paperback): Adrian... The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! - 120 of the coolest, craziest and funniest Internet doggy clips (Paperback)
Adrian Besley 1
R116 R87 Discovery Miles 870 Save R29 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Sylwester Wardega, a Polish YouTuber, decided to dress his dog Chica in an oversized spider costume and 'unleash' her on unsuspecting passers-by in his home town, an Internet phenomenon was born. The so-called 'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' was one of the most popular videos on YouTube in 2014 - some achievement when you know that more than 1 billion unique users visit the video sharing site each month. The Most Amazing YouTube Dog Videos Ever! is a celebration of Chica and all the other canine celebrities that delight YouTube users across the world. It brings together the most adorable and moving examples of this unstoppable online trend in one carefully curated collection. Including 120 clips, with each entry carrying a QR code, the reader is instantly guided to the most rewarding YouTube dog clips. From global viral hits to hidden gems and the most creative spins on this ever-evolving new genre, this is the perfect gift for dog video fanatics and newbies alike.

Incredibull Stella - How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family (Paperback): Marika Meeks Incredibull Stella - How the Love of a Pit Bull Rescued a Family (Paperback)
Marika Meeks; As told to Elizabeth Ridley
R322 R245 Discovery Miles 2 450 Save R77 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Boating with Buster - The Life and Times of a Barge Beagle (Paperback): Alison Alderton Boating with Buster - The Life and Times of a Barge Beagle (Paperback)
Alison Alderton
R500 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R110 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Amidst a crisis, Alison feels life's not worth living, but Buster, a Beagle puppy, will change everything... Acquiring Lily, a Dutch barge, Alison and her husband, Roger, head for the calmness of the inland waterways. Boating with Buster, they learn plenty about boisterous Beagles and bothersome boats! Redundancy triggers a move to Ireland where the characters are larger-than-life, and the lakes so huge they are known as inland seas. They become custodians of a historical property, partake in milestone boating events, and go ice-breaking in the coldest winter for fifty years. A move to Europe seems to be the chance of a lifetime, but tragedy strikes when Buster develops a debilitating illness. Watching the world go by aboard Lily aids Buster's recuperation, as they travel through the Netherlands and Germany: spending long summer days on the Mecklenburg Lakes and winter in the former Eastern bloc. Finally, they cross the Baltic Sea to enter Danish waters. Buster's story flows through the waterways of Europe in this colourfully portrayed, moving book of canine companionship. A memoir written in first person, Boating with Buster is a charming `tail' that readers who enjoy animal stories, travel and boating will delight in.

Akita (Paperback): Akita (Paperback)
R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Filled with practical training tips, up-to-date health and nutrition advice, this is a must-have series for all dog-lovers. Whether you're just about to bring your first canine companion into your home or an experienced dog owner, this truly authoritative series provides expert insight into the nature and abilities of specific breeds. With each volume featuring a host of practical, tried-and-tested tips and techniques for training your dog, the latest information on nutritional requirements, health and first aid for dogs, as well as fabulous full-colour photography throughout, this series is bound to be a sure-fire hit with dog-lovers everywhere.

Low Cost Natural Cures for You Dog and Cat Your Vet Doesn't Want You to Know (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition): John Heinerman Low Cost Natural Cures for You Dog and Cat Your Vet Doesn't Want You to Know (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition)
John Heinerman
R314 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R86 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Rin Tin Tin - The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog (Paperback, Export/Airside): Susan Orlean Rin Tin Tin - The Life and Legend of the World's Most Famous Dog (Paperback, Export/Airside)
Susan Orlean
R355 R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Save R81 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin's improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog's first blockbuster film and over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow. The canine hero's legacy is cemented by Duncan and a small group of others who devote their lives to keeping him and his descendants alive. At its heart, Rin Tin Tin is a poignant exploration of the enduring bond between humans and animals. But it is also a richly textured history of twentieth-century entertainment and entrepreneurship and the changing role of dogs in the American family and society. Almost ten years in the making, Susan Orlean's first original book since The Orchid Thief is a tour de force of history, human interest, and masterful storytelling - the ultimate must-read for anyone who loves great dogs or great yarns.

Dog Breeding (Paperback): Dog Breeding (Paperback)
R268 Discovery Miles 2 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Filled with practical training tips, up-to-date health and nutrition advice, this is a must-have series for all dog-lovers. Whether you're just about to bring your first canine companion into your home or an experienced dog owner, this truly authoritative series provides expert insight into the nature and abilities of specific breeds. With each volume featuring a host of practical, tried-and-tested tips and techniques for training your dog, the latest information on nutritional requirements, health and first aid for dogs, as well as fabulous full-colour photography throughout, this series is bound to be a sure-fire hit with dog-lovers everywhere.

Little Book of Dogs (Hardcover): Jon Stroud Little Book of Dogs (Hardcover)
Jon Stroud
R191 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R52 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beginning with the origins of the dog, this is a fascinating insight into the history of canines as pets.

Labrador Retriever (Paperback): Labrador Retriever (Paperback)
R257 Discovery Miles 2 570 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Whether you're just about to bring your first canine companion into your home or an experienced dog owner, this truly authoritative series provides expert insight into the nature and abilities of specific breeds. With each volume featuring a host of practical, tried-and-tested tips and techniques for training your dog, the latest information on nutritional requirements, health and first aid for dogs, as well as fabulous full-colour photography throughout, this series is bound to be a sure-fire hit with dog-lovers everywhere. Filled with practical training tips, up-to-date health and nutrition advice, this is a must-have series for all dog-lovers.

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