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

Creative Haven Dogs Dot-to-Dot (Paperback): Arkady Roytman Creative Haven Dogs Dot-to-Dot (Paperback)
Arkady Roytman
R145 R109 Discovery Miles 1 090 Save R36 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Search and Rescue Dogs - The Remarkable Story of Search and Rescue Dogs - From the Mountains to the Shore (Paperback): Bob... Search and Rescue Dogs - The Remarkable Story of Search and Rescue Dogs - From the Mountains to the Shore (Paperback)
Bob Sharp, Bill Jennison
R590 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R77 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A unique insight into the work of search dogs, this book provides a comprehensive, in-depth guide to the history and development of search and rescue dogs and the heroic work undertaken by the handlers within mountain and lowland rescue. Training and working a search dog is a labour of love for volunteers, which at times can offer the most rewarding conclusion with the saving of life in extreme conditions. As a complete source of information about working search dogs, combined with numerous stories of real incidents and a touch of humour, this book is a must. Neville Sharp BEM MSc. President, SARDA England.

(Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time (Hardcover): Jadan Carroll (Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time (Hardcover)
Jadan Carroll; Illustrated by Molly Dyson 1
R225 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Since the dawn of time, dogs have been the number one source of joy in this world. This is a book about the very best of them.

Powerful dogs, mythical dogs, heroic dogs, talented dogs, literary dogs, dogs who have changed the course of history, and dogs who have set the internet ablaze.

Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs.

From the deeply misunderstood Cerberus, the multi-headed hound of Hades, to Red Dog, Rin Tin Tin, Hachikō, and Duke ― the thrice-elected mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota (who is an actual dog).

With words by Jadan Carroll and illustrations by Molly Dyson, (Definitely) The Best Dogs of All Time will tell heart-warming, absurd, and informative stories of the most exceptional hounds to have bounded across the earth, their majestic tongues flowing in the breeze, and of the humans who love them.

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.

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.

Chihuahua Best of Breed (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Margaret Greening Chihuahua Best of Breed (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Margaret Greening
R482 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Homemade Dog Treats - Recipe Book (Hardcover): Seddon Neudorfer Homemade Dog Treats - Recipe Book (Hardcover)
Seddon Neudorfer
R240 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R39 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Homemade Dog Treats Recipe book provides entertainment and inspiration for dog lovers who want to give their pets healthy and nutritious treats. Beautifully designed, it is packed with full colour photography of dogs helping to bake in the kitchen and easy to follow recipes. Healthy eating is important for the wellbeing of pets, and dog owners want the best health for their loved ones. This recipe book provides natural, heathy recipes that are quick and easy to make. The attractive and cleverly structured recipe book gives dog owners the opportunity to cook treats that have been tried and tested at dog shows. With clear information, the recipe ingredients include meat, vegetarian and gluten free recipes. All the ingredients are 100% natural and available in any local supermarket. The recipes have been scrutinised by a qualified nutritionist to ensure they are safe for dogs. Wet Nose Publishing Ltd have been established since 2012, with 17 successful dog walking guidebooks books published.

Derbyshire & the Peak District Dog Friendly Pub Walks (Paperback): Peter Naldrett Derbyshire & the Peak District Dog Friendly Pub Walks (Paperback)
Peter Naldrett
R208 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R35 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Work Wonders - Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones (Paperback): Tom Lonsdale Work Wonders - Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones (Paperback)
Tom Lonsdale
R174 R116 Discovery Miles 1 160 Save R58 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If dogs could talk what would they say is the best food to keep them in tiptop condition? Would they recommend a selection of cans and kibble or would they recommend a fresh rabbit and half a chicken? Or would they crave fresh, raw meat, like their carnivore ancestors? In Work Wonders: Feed Your Dog Raw Meaty Bones Australian veterinarian Dr. Tom Lonsdale inspires us to see a dog's dietary needs from a dog's perspective into taking account Nature's teachings, easily understood science, and sound common sense. Work Wonders provides essential information for dogs and their owners, veterinarians, educators and anyone interested in dogs, diets and health. Eight entertaining and informative chapters lead you through the practical essentials of dog feeding including how to find sources for fresh, healthy meat as well as how to safely store and prepare a diet of raw meaty bones. It is easier than you think! Tom Lonsdale's 2001 landmark book, Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health, as featured on

Colorado Mountain Dogs (Paperback): M. John Fayhee Colorado Mountain Dogs (Paperback)
M. John Fayhee
R322 R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Save R61 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There is no luckier dog than one that is frolicking in the Colorado High Country. Whether skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, mountain biking, on the river, or on a lofty summit, dogs in the Colorado mountains are the happiest creatures on the planet. "Colorado Mountain Dogs" captures the joy and rapture of canines and their human companions as they frolic on trails, in camp and in creeks, from the San Juans to the Front Range, from Steamboat Springs along the Continental Divide to the Sawatch and Sangre de Cristos. Whether you are a visitor or a longtime resident, "Colorado Mountain Dogs" gives you a dog's-eye view of the backcountry, the ski slopes, and the resort towns of America's most-altitudinous state. With more than 150 photographs and sidebars on how to photograph dogs, reasons why people have dogs, and the naming of dogs.

Dog Relax - Relaxed Dogs, Relaxed Owners (Paperback): Sabina Pilgug Dog Relax - Relaxed Dogs, Relaxed Owners (Paperback)
Sabina Pilgug 1
R199 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R21 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs are our loyal, four-legged friends. We have an obligation to ensure that they are happy and fulfilled on both mental and physical levels, as well as sufficiently challenged and stimulated. Many dogs these days are showing serious symptoms of stress, sometimes as a result of their owner's tension and stress being transmitted to them. For a harmonious relationship between owner and dog, it is vital that both are relaxed, as it is only then that communication, understanding and training will be effective. We can always attend relaxation classes, and let go of our worries and tension. But what is available for our canine companion? Virtually nothing that will help him or her find peace and relaxation; on the contrary, it is taken for granted that dogs will support us through the trials and tribulations of our lives. This delightful book simply and compassionately shows owners how to recognise problems when dealing with their dog, and how human behaviour and expressions are perceived by their canine friend. There are easy-to-learn stress-prevention exercises, and special relaxation massages - for owner and dog - which can calm and relax both. With the help of this book, begin building a better, more understanding relationship with your best friend today!

Understanding Border Collies (Hardcover): Barbara Sykes Understanding Border Collies (Hardcover)
Barbara Sykes
R360 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R61 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Border Collie is an extremely versatile breed, faithful enough to be a loyal friend, honest enough to be a hard worker, and intelligent enough to be an asset in rescue and other services. This comprehensive, illustrated book gives essential advice on how to become the pack leader by understanding and interpreting the body language of man's best friend. Topics include choosing your Border Collie, taking your puppy home, common sense dog training, nutrition, creating a partnership, and adolescent and older dogs.

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 R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Save R41 (23%) 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.

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies (Paperback, 1st ed): Lee Livingood Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies (Paperback, 1st ed)
Lee Livingood
R336 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R92 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An authoritative guide on the special needs of these retirees.

Is there life after retirement? Absolutely, for these lucky dogs. More than 18,000 Greyhounds are adopted every year. This handy reference puts you on the fast track to finding an adoption group, selecting the right dog, and more.

  • Offers tips on how to train Greyhounds in household manners
  • Informs about common illnesses and chronic health problems found in the breed
  • Covers Greyhound history
Dog Food Logic - Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices (Paperback): Linda P. Case Dog Food Logic - Making Smart Decisions for Your Dog in an Age of Too Many Choices (Paperback)
Linda P. Case
R395 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R32 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Choosing the right dog food in a world with too many choices

Walking down the dog food aisle in a pet supply superstore can present you with an overwhelming number of choices. Reading about dog food on the internet can make your head spin with so many opinions and stories. And judging the content that you find on dog food packaging can be confusing and misleading. How can the average dog owner make an informed choice in accordance with her dog's age, size and condition? In her latest book, author Linda Case describes how to make logical, evidence-based decisions for what to feed your dog amid all the options available.

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me - Less Bark, More Wag (Paperback): Workman Publishing Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me - Less Bark, More Wag (Paperback)
Workman Publishing 1
R239 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and Indie Bestseller! Playful spaniels completely covered with snow--"There's no such thing as 'bad' weather." Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other-- "Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who's headfirst in her bowl--"Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER." Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what's important, like love: "Be there when others need you." Compassion: "Even the smallest act of kindness matters." Perseverance: "Keep going until you find your way home." A healthy sense of self: "Make it squeak until someone pays attention." Living in the present moment: "Scratch where it itches, when it itches." And that happiness is a choice: "Leap higher than you have to."

The Little Instruction Book for Dogs (Hardcover): Kate Freeman The Little Instruction Book for Dogs (Hardcover)
Kate Freeman
R186 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

Chihuahua - Chihuahua - Dog Expert (Paperback): Christine Davies Chihuahua - Chihuahua - Dog Expert (Paperback)
Christine Davies
R293 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Retired Greyhounds - A Guide to Care and Understanding (Paperback): Carol Baby Retired Greyhounds - A Guide to Care and Understanding (Paperback)
Carol Baby; Foreword by Jilly Cooper
R300 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R51 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Every year many thousands of racing greyhounds retire from the racetrack and are successfully re-homed through dedicated greyhound charities. Written in association with Greyhound Rescue West of England, Retired Greyhounds - A Guide to Care and Understanding is essential reading for anyone who owns, or is thinking of owning a retired greyhound.

Puppy Styled - Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After (Hardcover): Grace Chon Puppy Styled - Japanese Dog Grooming: Before & After (Hardcover)
Grace Chon
R259 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R45 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Japanese dog grooming does not follow the rules of traditional, breed- standard grooming. In fact, it only has one mission-to make dogs look as adorable as possible! With extreme attention to detail and careful consideration of a pup's best attributes, Japanese dog groomers and salons achieve the perfect transformation by forgetting uniform looks and getting creative. From internationally acclaimed pet photographer and author of Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons comes this adorable book, which showcases the transformation of dogs going from cute to cutest. Originally a viral photo series called "Hairy," Grace Chon's work perfectly captures the whimsy and glamour of freshly groomed furry friends. With nearly 50 before- and- afters, Chon proves that Japanese dog grooming is not just a haircut, but a work of art.

The Dog Groomer's Manual - A Definitive Guide to the Science, Practice and Art of Dog Grooming (Hardcover): Sue Gould The Dog Groomer's Manual - A Definitive Guide to the Science, Practice and Art of Dog Grooming (Hardcover)
Sue Gould 1
R1,088 R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 Save R245 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Dog Groomer's Manual is the definitive reference book covering all aspects of the work of the dog groomer. This highly illustrated book will help owners, students and professional dog groomers develop their skills and knowledge. It will enable them to adapt the principles of grooming appropriately, based on a systematic approach to understanding and observing the physical appearance, the nature, the life style and the behaviour of the dog. The Manual covers the following: SCIENCE; The veterinary principles of anatomy and physiology that must inform good grooming practice, pre-grooming health checks, common parasites and skin diseases, infectious and zoonotic diseases. PRACTICE; Running a grooming business and the diverse standards of safety,hygiene and professionalism required in the grooming workshop. First Aid and what to do in emergency situations. Handling and restraining the dog safely, grooming equipment and tools. ART; Grooming out the coat, bathing and drying, clipping, scissoring, hand stripping and plucking, styling, preventative healthcare products.

Countryside Dog Walks - Peak District North - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs - Dark Peak Area (Paperback): Gilly... Countryside Dog Walks - Peak District North - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs - Dark Peak Area (Paperback)
Gilly Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer
R211 R182 Discovery Miles 1 820 Save R29 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written for all dog owners looking for hassle-free walks to enjoy with their dogs, this guidebook is beautifully designed and packed with stunning photography - giving dog owners access to 20 of the finest walks in the northern region of the Peak District National Park, the Dark Peak. Areas covered include: Dovestone Reservoir, Lyme Park, Castleton, Hathersage, Stanage Edge, Burbage Rock and Ladybower Reservoir. 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 cater for all levels of fitness and ability - having no stiles the routes ensure hassle-free walks 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.

Leaving the Wild - The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses (Paperback): Gavin Ehringer Leaving the Wild - The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Cows, and Horses (Paperback)
Gavin Ehringer
R330 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
French Bulldogs - Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age. Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your... French Bulldogs - Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age. Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Frenchie (Paperback)
Alex Seymour
R221 Discovery Miles 2 210 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Golden Retriever (Hardcover): Dog Fancy Magazine Golden Retriever (Hardcover)
Dog Fancy Magazine
R370 R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Save R64 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Celebrating the most friendly, talented, and affectionate dog on the planet, the Golden Retriever, this Smart Owner's Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.
Each Smart Owner's Guide offers a description of the breed's character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy's homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.
Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call "It's a Fact," "Smart Tip," "Notable & Quotable," and "Did You Know?" Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called "Pop Pups" and "True Tails." Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the "Try This" feature pages.
The Smart Owner's Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Gold, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there's a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.
The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner's Guide is fully indexed.

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