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

101 Uses for a Chihuahua (Hardcover): Willow Creek Press 101 Uses for a Chihuahua (Hardcover)
Willow Creek Press
R268 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R18 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
One Hundred Ways for a Dog to Train Its Human (Paperback): Simon Whaley One Hundred Ways for a Dog to Train Its Human (Paperback)
Simon Whaley 2
R180 R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Save R35 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tip 1: "On days out at the beach, always be the first in the family to get out of the car, on to the beach, and into the water. Always be the last in the family to get out of the water, on to the beach, and into the car. Remember to shake excess sea water from your fur once you're inside the car." Tip 2: "Humans may refrain from passing you food to test. To them, a piece of salmon, followed by liquorice, a chocolate cake, and a selection of vegetables is a foul combination. Humans believe meals should be categorized into three courses: a starter, a main course, a dessert. Disavow them of this. Food is food is food." Tip 3: "Always make sure you have more energy at the end of the walk than you did at the beginning. Believe me, humans love the futility of taking you for a walk to tire you out." A canny little manual for canines everywhere.

Colorado Mountain Dogs (Paperback): M. John Fayhee Colorado Mountain Dogs (Paperback)
M. John Fayhee
R305 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R58 (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.

Dogs on Instagram (Hardcover): @dogs_of_instagram Dogs on Instagram (Hardcover)
@dogs_of_instagram 1
R310 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R87 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dog lovers are a passionate bunch and Instagram is the perfect platform for expressing their devotion. The curators behind @dogsofinstagram channel this passion perfectly in this delightful book, a must-have collection featuring over 400 of the best crowdsourced dog photographs from their wildly popular feed. For dog lovers by dog lovers, this eclectic compilation celebrates the full spectrum of things to love about our four-legged friends.

Countryside Dog Walks: North East Wales - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback, UK ed.): Gillian Seddon,... Countryside Dog Walks: North East Wales - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback, UK ed.)
Gillian Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer
R211 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R34 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the region of the North East of Wales. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, it will appeal to all who want to venture out into the countryside with their dogs.

A Dog's Life (Paperback): Martin Clunes A Dog's Life (Paperback)
Martin Clunes 1
R256 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R52 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Martin Clunes is happy to admit that with Mary, it was love at first sight; her soft, brown eyes, her perfect figure and that unstoppable wagging tail. As cocker spaniels go, she was perfect. Mary was soon joined in the Clunes' household by Tina, another cocker, and Arthur, a black Labrador. Reminiscent of "Marley & Me," the dynamics between the three dogs makes hilarious reading--puppy classes, Scrufts, and the competition for top dog status (and even Martin has to fight for this), which leads to visits from a dog psychologist. His passion for dogs inspired Martin to embark on a journey of discovery about their ancestors, both wild--the painted dogs of Tanzania--and extremely tame--the members of the Beverley Hills Mutt Club. With his trademark warmth and humor, Martin describes meeting a worldwide cast of doggie characters, and how humans have shaped the dog world as we know it today. One thing is certain--he will never see Mary, Tina, and Arthur in quite the same way again.

What Your Lab Is Thinking (Hardcover): Willow Creek Press What Your Lab Is Thinking (Hardcover)
Willow Creek Press
R275 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R57 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This playful little book is full of side-splitting inner monologues about a lab's favourite things, the people they meet and places they go. The bold colours and light-hearted quips are paired with an array of adorable yellow, black and chocolate dogs and puppies, making this the perfect gift book for anyone who's ever loved a lab.

Who Rescued Whom - Dog Portraits & Rescue Stories (Paperback): Margaret Bryant Who Rescued Whom - Dog Portraits & Rescue Stories (Paperback)
Margaret Bryant
R443 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Treat! (Hardcover): Christian Vieler Treat! (Hardcover)
Christian Vieler
R412 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R77 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Who's a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their favorite moments--treat time. Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching--some more successfully than others--and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit. From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!

Golden Retrievers For Dummies (Paperback): Nona Kilgore Bauer Golden Retrievers For Dummies (Paperback)
Nona Kilgore Bauer
R291 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R80 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.

Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if

  • You own a Golden Retriever or thinking about getting one.
  • You've just brought home a Golden pup.
  • You want to find the best way to raise and train your Golden.
  • You want to help your Golde n to not just survive but to thrive.

Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including:

  • Looking at breeders, rescue groups, and animal shelters
  • Adopting and caring for older dogs
  • Selecting a puppy with help from an established testing process
  • Dog-proofing your house and yard
  • Crate training, housetraining, and obedience training
  • Canine communication and growing pains
  • Feeding, exercising, and playing with your Golden
  • Dealing with illness, problem behavior, and treatment
  • Grooming for health and beauty

If you’re serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.

All about Dog Daycare - A Blueprint for Success (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Robin K Bennett All about Dog Daycare - A Blueprint for Success (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Robin K Bennett
R458 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R122 (27%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days
Second-Chance Dogs - True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us (Paperback): Callie Smith Grant Second-Chance Dogs - True Stories of the Dogs We Rescue and the Dogs Who Rescue Us (Paperback)
Callie Smith Grant
R238 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R54 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Everyone loves an underdog, and nothing gives us warmer feelings than seeing someone get a second chance in life. A problem pup who flourishes under the right kind of training. The struggling veteran who finds unconditional love wiggling around at the end of a leash. The lonely child who finds comfort in the steady breathing of the warm, furry friend at her side. Each of us needs to be rescued from something--and each of us has the capacity to rescue someone, or something, else. This collection of more than thirty contemporary, true, feel-good stories spotlights the beauty of being rescued--dogs rescued by people, people rescued by dogs, and even dogs who rescue other animals. It's the perfect companion--well, besides the four-legged, tail-wagging kind--for your morning cup of coffee or an evening curled up on the couch. Contributors include Susy Flory, Dusty Rainbolt, Lauraine Snelling, Melody Carlson, Wanda Dyson, Suzanne Woods Fisher, and many more.

Akiak (Paperback): Robert J Blake Akiak (Paperback)
Robert J Blake
R148 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R35 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod?the famed dogsledding race through 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn't know the rules, and nothing will stop her from catching up to her team. Akiak has never won the race before. Will she be able to help her team win this time?

The Doglopaedia, The (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): J.M. Evans, Kay White The Doglopaedia, The (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
J.M. Evans, Kay White
R309 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R61 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The more you know about your dog... ... whether it boasts an ancestry filled with champions or is a stray lucky enough for you to have rescued, the more pleasure it is likely to give you and the happier you both will be. In The Doglopaedia, you will find a wealth of invaluable guidance from a team of world authorities on every aspect of dog health and care. This handy guide offers a wealth of important information for all dog lovers from the experienced breeder of champions to the first-time owner of a new puppy. A very important part of The Doglopaedia brings readers detailed, reliable advice on health and illness, how to recognise developing problems and what actions to take to correct them. Every dog lover will find a world of useful advice and information on every page of The Doglopaedia, the best concise reference on dog care in print today.

100 Ways to Be As Happy As Your Dog (Hardcover): Celia Haddon 100 Ways to Be As Happy As Your Dog (Hardcover)
Celia Haddon 1
R230 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R44 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In 100 Ways to Be As Happy As Your Dog, animal behaviour expert Celia Haddon shows you 100 ways in which you, too, can master the art of being happy by learning from your favourite canine companions. Curious, affectionate and always full of energy, dogs have always been a source of joy for us no matter what we are going through in life. Whether you've got a Labrador, a poodle or a shih tzu, your dog is always there, ready to play fetch or offer a cuddle or go for long walks on the beach when you need it. So let animal behaviour expert and bestselling author Celia Haddon show you how you, too, can live a good life as a human by learning the art of happiness from our best animal friend.

Maddie Lounging On Things - A Complex Experiment Involving Canine Sleep Patterns (Hardcover): Theron Humphrey Maddie Lounging On Things - A Complex Experiment Involving Canine Sleep Patterns (Hardcover)
Theron Humphrey 1
R423 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R122 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Maddie the coonhound has captured the hearts and imaginations of dog lovers all around the world. Maddie Lounging on Things follows Maddie's adventures at play and at rest as she accompanies her owner, Theron, from Utah to Illinois to Mexico and everywhere in between. From cross-country trips sleeping in cars and cheap motels to visiting family near and far, Maddie finds a way to settle in for a nap in any set of circumstances. This collection highlights Maddie's snuggly, cuddly side, as she curls up in unexpected places, belly flops onto sofas all over the country, and nestles herself into the lap of her much-loved owner. These sweet, touching, and oftentimes silly photos will be absolutely irresistible to Maddie's fans and dog lovers just getting to know her.

The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet (Paperback): Calley Gibson The Extraordinary Life of Pikelet (Paperback)
Calley Gibson
R425 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R128 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook (Paperback): Barbara Handelman Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook (Paperback)
Barbara Handelman; Photographs by Monty Sloan; Foreword by Lore I. Haug
R936 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R259 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior. A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs??????pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs. Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book.

A Dog in the Cave - The Wolves Who Made Us Human (Hardcover): Kay Frydenborg A Dog in the Cave - The Wolves Who Made Us Human (Hardcover)
Kay Frydenborg 1
R369 R287 Discovery Miles 2 870 Save R82 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
For the Love of a Dog (Hardcover): Amanda Brookfield For the Love of a Dog (Hardcover)
Amanda Brookfield 1
R395 R310 Discovery Miles 3 100 Save R85 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After the death of her mother and the end of a post-divorce relationship leave her heartbroken, novelist Amanda Brookfield finds her once secure world imploding. As despair closes in, she talks of getting a puppy to revive her optimistic spirit.

Amanda is advised that her lifestyle will not suit becoming a dog-owner but she can't resist Mabel, a beautiful golden doodle puppy. Arming herself with an arsenal of equipment, Amanda learns that there are no short-cuts to training and caring for a dog. Through battling daily challenges and constantly regrouping, Amanda realises she is starting to come to terms with her bereavement and the prospect of facing the rest of her life alone.

For the Love of a Dog tells the bigger, more poignant story about the labour of emotional recovery after the trauma of loss. Mabel shines like a light throughout, the unwitting architect of rebuilding self-belief. Mabel's own journey is equally captivating: as she blossoms into a mischievous, endearing head-turner of a companion – as affectionate as she is glorious.

Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog - A true story of friendship and heroism (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.): Steven Jamieson Bilbo the Lifeguard Dog - A true story of friendship and heroism (Hardcover, Main Market Ed.)
Steven Jamieson; As told to Alison Bowyer 1
R241 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R53 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Posh Dogs (Hardcover): Country Life Magazine Posh Dogs (Hardcover)
Country Life Magazine 1
R227 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R62 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs have been at the heart of Country Life magazine ever since it was first published in 1897. The very first issue on January 8 featured the Princess of Wales with her borzoi, Alex. The second issue, a week later, went behind the scenes of the Prince of Wales's kennels. Since then every type, from working dogs to pampered pets and champion pedigrees to mixed breeds have been included. There is no doubt that dogs, whatever shape or size, are at the heart of British country life. Posh Dogs features a selection of canines that have graced the pages of Country Life magazine from those early years to the present day. They have been chosen to select different facets of country life and whether `upstairs' and `downstairs' they are all equal in their owner's eyes. Posh Dogs celebrates dogs in their element amidst the timeless beauty of the British countryside. The dogs of Downton Abbey garnered as many fans as the cast. The dogs featured in Posh Dogs are the real life incarnations of the Earl of Grantham's beloved labrador and all the other dogs of Downton. This is a must-have gift book for all dog lovers.

Golden Retriever (Hardcover): Dog Fancy Magazine Golden Retriever (Hardcover)
Dog Fancy Magazine
R351 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R60 (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.

Marley - A Dog Like No Other (Paperback): John Grogan Marley - A Dog Like No Other (Paperback)
John Grogan
R146 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R35 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Make way for Marley!When the Grogan family is ready for a dog, they choose Marley, a yellow furball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley has a zest for life, and as he grows, so does his enthusiasm. He has an appetite for whatever he can get his paws on--from fine jewelry to underwear--and the one thing he always finds is trouble. Marley even gets kicked out of obedience school! Can this rambunctious pup ever learn how to be a good boy?

Man Meets Dog (Hardcover, New edition): Konrad. Lorenz Man Meets Dog (Hardcover, New edition)
Konrad. Lorenz
R1,744 Discovery Miles 17 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days


In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, 'the man who talked with animals', enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets. Displaying Lorenz's customary humanity and expert knowledge of animals, Man Meets Dog is also a deeply personal and entertaining account of his relationships with his own four-legged friends. With charming sketches on almost every page, Man Meets Dog offers a delightful insight into animal and human thinking and feeling. An essential companion for all lovers of dogs (and cats!).

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