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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.
In the heart-warming Lost and Found, discover tales from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home that celebrate the power of animals to transform people's lives. We hear from the young boy whose Battersea dog helped him to deal with a serious autoimmune disease, and from a woman whose Staffie was the friend who got her through cancer. We meet the couple who were brought together by a Battersea dog; the man who took on a three-legged kitten which changed his life; and the former Battersea hound who became a search and rescue dog. Read these and many other powerful stories from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Lost and Found has something for dog and cat lovers alike, and is perfect reading for fans of A Streetcat Named Bob and Paul O'Grady's For The Love Of Dogs. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is the UK's oldest and most famous home for dogs and cats. The Home aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of help, reuniting lost dogs and cats with their owners or caring for them until new homes can be found. Battersea also works to educate the public about responsible pet ownership. Every year the Home cares for over 9,000 lost, abandoned and neglected dogs and cats, and in 2010 the home marked its 150th anniversary.
A small step for man, but a giant leap for a pug - Pugs in Space celebrates all that is gravity-free about Earth's best loved canine. Admittedly, pugs were not the first dogs in space - Laika beat them to that - but these days they are definitely up there with the stars, repeatedly being voted not just Best in Show but Best in Orbit. Pugs in Space presents 45 pugs that have gone out of this world, from the first pug on the Moon, to weightless pugs on the International Space Station, to taking a pug for a spacewalk - and you really do need to keep it on a lead for that. Each spread features a photomontage with a caption and also a space fact and a pug fact. Light years ahead of mere earthbound competitors, Pugs in Space is a fun book of 45 images of pugs boldly going where no dog has gone before.
This attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 16 pubs and 16 great walks in the region of the Cotswolds. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, this beautiful book will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs. The walks have no stiles ensuring a hassle-free walk for both dog and owner.Both authors are experienced walkers, qualified in mountain leadership and countryside management. This is another book in a series of Countryside Dog Walking books currently being developed throughout the UK.
International bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy to follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill.
Tricks range from simple ones 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 can too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him into your family. Tricks keep him mentally and physically challenged and help to establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog
Warm, funny and moving; the perfect summer read. For fans of Arthur, Finding Gobi and Damien Lewis' A Dog Called Hope. When Steve Jamieson met Bilbo, a chocolate Newfoundland puppy, little did he know that the small bundle of fluff would grow to take up a huge space in his heart and change his life forever. The pair were inseparable, with Bilbo accompanying Steve to his job as head lifeguard of Sennen beach in Cornwall every day. With his webbed paws and thick, double layer of fur, Bilbo was an excellent swimmer and he was soon promoted to honorary lifeguard. He was even credited with saving the lives of three people. Word about Bilbo spread and fans flocked from miles around to meet the friendly giant. But Bilbo and Steve couldn't have foreseen the obstacles that life would throw at them. Together, they would have to gather every bit of their strength to fight for their livelihood. Warm, heartfelt and moving, Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog is a tale of heroism and friendship, and is one man's tribute to his extraordinary dog.
Our beloved pooches bring us a world of happiness. They're loyal companions, kindred spirits, and lifelong chums. But they also chew the stuffing out of the couch, keep us up all night with their barking and break into the fridge when we're not looking. Now it's time they own up to the world! And their side-splitting explanations and unapologetic confessions are sure to remind you just why pooches make the most wonderful, but sometimes infuriating, companions! Loaded with real-life photographs of mischievous canines and hilarious commentary revealing just why they're in the doghouse, Dog Shaming will have you laughing out loud. The perfect tribute to man's best friend, this book is the ideal gift for anyone who has ever experienced the highs and lows of being a proud dog owner.
***As seen in the Daily Mail and on ITV London News*** ____________________ The incredible true story of Sherlock, the brave dog with a nose for saving lives. Firefighter Paul Osborne works with the Fire Investigation Dog unit, where he handles Sherlock - an excitable, bright-eyed cocker spaniel. What makes Sherlock different? He's the most talented investigative dog the Fire Brigade has ever produced, capable of identifying extraordinarily subtle traces and scents even after thousand-degree blazes - even when he has to wear special protective boots due to the dangerous environments. Today, Paul and Sherlock fearlessly plunge into the most dramatic fire scenes in London, helping to keep the capital safe around the clock. With remarkable insight into the life of London's most heroic working dog, this inspiring account of the London Fire Brigade's four-legged heroes will delight and amaze. Foreword by Dany Cotton, Commissioner for The London Fire Brigade ____________________ Winners of the Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero Awards 2017 Written in collaboration with and with full support from the London Fire Brigade
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.
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.
Lively, funny, intelligent, and true: that's the Goldendoodle. This beautiful dog is a cross between the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever and the faithful, fun-loving Poodle. First bred about three decades ago, these now-popular dogs make faithful household companions. Here is everything new pet owners will need to know about life with their Goldendoodle. Like all of Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals, this book is filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with instructive, high-quality photos. Every book in this series is written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists, and offers advice on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A QUARTER OF A MILLION COPIES SOLD NIGEL - One of Britain's favourite dogs! MONTY - One of Britain's favourite presenters. When Monty Don's golden retriever Nigel became the surprise star of BBC Gardeners' World inspiring huge interest, fan mail and his own social media accounts, Monty Don wanted to explore what makes us connect with animals quite so deeply. In many respects Nigel is a very ordinary dog; charming, handsome and obedient, as so many are. He is a much loved family pet. He is also a star. By telling Nigel's story, Monty relates his relationships with the other special dogs in his life in a memoir of his dogs past and very much present. Witty, touching and life-affirming, Nigel: My family and other dogs is wonderfully heart-warming. Monty Don is a great writer coming out of the garden and into the hearts and homes of every dog lover in the UK. 'I have always had a dog, or dogs. I cannot imagine life without them. I am just as much a fan of Nigel as any besotted viewer. In the book I explore why we love dogs and what they mean to us emotionally and domestically. I look back on all the dogs in my life - all of which I have loved deeply and which have been an essential part of my life. So, this is the book of Nigel - but also the book of all our dogs in every British family and a celebration of the deep love we feel for them' Monty Don
From the Eisner Award-winning creator of The Oatmeal and #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You comes this charmingly absurd gift book about man's best friend. In If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men, Matthew Inman imagines, to hilarious effect, what life would be like if his dogs were a couple of old men running around his house. The result is a pitch-perfect gift for any dog owner.
At a time when dog owners are increasingly alarmed by the health scares caused by manufactured pet food, more and more people are looking to prepare their own fresh meals for their canine companion. The Healthy Dog Cookbook presents safe, nutritious and appealing recipes for all occasions, with nutritional information, menus for every popular breed and size of dog, and delightful illustrations.
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.
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.
All aboard! When David Rosenfelt and his family embarked on a roadtrip across the USA to their new home in Maine, he thought he had prepared for every eventuality. They had mapped out the route, brought three just-in-case SatNavs and had enough snacks to feed an army. There was just one tiny complication - they were travelling with twenty-five rescue dogs: a sure-fire recipe for chaos. But having devoted their lives to rehoming thousands of unwanted and unloved dogs, there was no way they could leave them behind. With nine volunteers, three motorhomes and several contingency plans, David and his very large, very hairy family set off on a journey that will test his patience and his sense of humour to the limits. This is a hilarious and uplifting tale of a canine cross-country adventure like no other; if David and his dogs make it to Maine in one piece, it will be a miracle!
A wonderful selection of writing on dogs, from Plato to Virginia Woolf, and from ancient Egypt to twentieth-century New York From beautiful lyrics to madcap waggery, from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's adored lap-dog Flush to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's terrifying Hound of the Baskervilles, and encompassing odes, fables, stories, songs, nursery rhymes and more, Mark Bryant has compiled a wonderfully evocative collection of writing on all kinds of dogs by all kinds of authors. Included are poems by Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, Rudyard Kipling, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Robert Burns and more; humorous pieces by Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Ambrose Bierce and Jerome K. Jerome; and other delights from writers as varied as Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Christina Rossetti, Anton Chekhov, Mark Twain, the Brothers Grimm, Edith Wharton, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Louisa M. Alcott, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Mansfield, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Eliot and Jack London, amongst others. Covering every genre, from humour and fantasy to romance and horror, and drawn from every part of the world, these stories, poems and excerpts from essays, letters, diaries and journals provide a collection to delight any dog-lover.
Preserve the Most Beautiful Moments of Your Life Together If you've just adopted a new dog, this is the perfect time to start a scrapbook to document your life with your new companion! My Dog's Album is an essential scrapbook for all dog lovers, providing a place to record the history and stages of growth of your canine best friend. Photographs and memories can be inserted in corresponding sections, creating a personalized diary that preserves the unique identity of a beloved pet. Inside My Dog's Album A personal scrapbook for dog lovers. Fun album for remembering beautiful moments of your life together with your dog: arrival in the house, agility trials, games, good times, and domestic disasters! Customizable cover features an image window for your dog's picture. Die-cut envelopes store keepsakes, photos, and mementos. Sturdy hardcover hidden-spiral binding and satin placeholder ribbon. Whimsical watercolor illustrations. Great gift for anyone who has just adopted a new dog.
When Gina came into Ottilie's life she hadn't expected to fall in love and thought that was all behind her. She was unprepared for the emotional turmoil that would overcome her. For a start, Gina was a fox - or that's what people said she was. How could she become so in love with a dog - which didn't even look like one - when she had a husband and two children of her own? As we follow Ottilie's love affair with Gina, we identify with the emotions and share a heart-stopping anxiety when Gina goes missing. Ottilie has no wish to disguise her own state of besotted affection, and this beautifully observed study of human and dog is viscerally real. It will appeal to anyone who has ever had a dog, cat, budgie - or even a fox. Talking to Gina, a debut graphic memoir, has been based on hundreds of daily drawn records of Ottilie Hainsworth's life. Her command of facial expressions and body language, of both humans and dogs, combined with a beautifully simple and fluid penstroke, and the direct, heartfelt epistolary text, draw the reader in to feel her love and pain.
What are the differences between the English and the French bulldogs? Is the German shepherd an ancient breed? Why is the Saint Bernard always depicted as carrying a keg around its neck? This book discusses close to 100 of the most popular and well-known dog breeds from all over the world: the hunting dog, the Dalmatian, the Poodle, the Newfoundland, the Fox Terrier, the Greyhound, and so on. Every breed is illustrated with a beautifully detailed retro illustrations.
Anything a dog can do, a dachshund can do better... With a waddle in their step and eyes that will melt your heart, these mischievous little pups have got us head over heels in love. Whether you've got one, want one or just think they're super cute, this little book dedicated to the sausage-shaped dog will prove that it's not just any old dog who's a man's best friend - it's a dachshund.
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.
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