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

Pugs For Dummies (Paperback): Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz Pugs For Dummies (Paperback)
Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz
R338 R226 Discovery Miles 2 260 Save R112 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Currently ranked as the fifteenth most popular breed in the United States, the Pug is one of the most endearing and loyal toy breed dogs. Their roly-poly shape, big googly eyes, and wrinkles cause many people to fall in love with them at first sight. But just because they look all cute and cuddly isn't a good enough reason to run out and get one. Now, there's a book that will help you decide if owning a Pug is right for you.

"Pugs For Dummies" is for anyone who is seriously considering owning a Pug--or who already has one and wants to obtain another. This friendly guide tells you exactly what you need to know before choosing a Pug and what you need to do to take good care of him from the very first day he enters your life. You get expert guidance in all things Pug, including: Feeding Training Grooming Health care Exercise Breeding

This fun, informative resource provide s quick access to everything you need to know about the health and well-being of your Pug. You'll discover how to "Pug-proof" your home before his arrival, how to keep him happy and content, and how to maintain household harmony by raising a well-behaved Pug through housetraining, crate-training, and teaching basic commands. You'll also find: Ways to exercise and have fun with your Pug Reliable tips for handling behavior problems Advice on finding the right veterinarian Guidance in adopting or rescuing adult Pugs Information on showing your Pug The latest on keeping your Pug in tip-top shape for many years to come

Featuring clear explanations, detailed illustrations, and a list of resources for all that "extra stuff," "Pugs For Dummies" is the ideal guide to enjoying life with this fun-loving breed.

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.

Pets and Puppies (Paperback): Monica Easton Pets and Puppies (Paperback)
Monica Easton
R231 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R47 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Pets and Puppies is Monica Easton's personal account of a life devoted to animals, tracking the joys and sorrows of pet ownership. Packed with anecdotes, verse and stories, this book also chronicles Monica's work with guide dog puppies during the first year of their life and training. Monica's household has been home to a mixed bag of creatures providing plenty of stories: some happy, some sad, some very unusual, but all made life very interesting and entertaining. With tales of a fleet-footed hamster who could climb 14 stairs in 9 seconds, a football playing dog who was a wizard on the dribble and a polecat that gave birth to a litter of eights kits the day after she was rescued, Pets and Puppies gives an insight into the life of an animal lover. After the death of her first pet dog, Monica applied to walk guide dog puppies and was accepted as a volunteer. She spent thirty years walking twenty-seven puppies in preparation for their further training at a year old. In her book, she recounts the different characters she met along the way: puppies who refused to walk, one who was agoraphobic, one who play fought with their bantam cock, another who stole food, shredded clothes and toys, and one who needed hydrotherapy treatment after surgery. The book also tells of dogs that did not qualify to become guide dogs and returned to Monica's family to enrich their lives, and some who returned to them after retirement and still offered a challenge.

The Scottish Terrier (Hardcover): Holland Buckley The Scottish Terrier (Hardcover)
Holland Buckley
R565 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R136 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

* Classic reprint of Buckley's Standard Work on the Scottish Terrier * Illustrated throughout with photographs with great Champions of the past and their owners * Updated with ribbon page marker and ornament * To have this book again available is a must for dog lovers and Scottish Terriers

Susie's Senior Dogs (Hardcover): Erin Stanton Susie's Senior Dogs (Hardcover)
Erin Stanton
R361 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R72 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The viral Facebook sensation Susie's Senior Dogs has amassed over 500,000 fans as it advocates for the adoption of elderly dogs. Now Erin Stanton (Susie's owner) has written a heartwarming, compelling collection of "happy ending" adoption stories for our oldest and dearest canine pals In this collection of success stories culled from the nearly 500 matches SSD has facilitated, Erin Stanton and Susie talk to dozens of adopters who've learned what a perfect companion a senior dog can be. From Rudy, the 12-year-old Puggle who's a calm and sturdy first dog for two young boys, to Rocky, the shy German Shepherd who now escorts his owner on daily walks around their ranch, Susie's Senior Dogs celebrates dogs from all walks of life. And of course, we'll hear Susie's own story woven throughout! Featuring both internet "dog stars" like Chloe Kardoggian and Wolfgang, as well as brand-new, never-told stories of senior dogs getting a new lease on life, Susie's Senior Dogs will keep readers smiling and tails wagging! This beautiful, upbeat book includes sidebars, Q&As, "Susie's Top Tips" and more, making it the perfect keepsake for animal lovers of all ages.

English Springer Spaniel: Dog Expert (Paperback): Myra Lawson English Springer Spaniel: Dog Expert (Paperback)
Myra Lawson
R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Countryside Dog Walks - Greater Manchester - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback): Gilly Seddon, Erwin... Countryside Dog Walks - Greater Manchester - 20 Graded Walks with No Stiles for Your Dogs (Paperback)
Gilly Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer
R211 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R39 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Packed with stunning photography and beautifully designed the book is for all dog owners and those who love walking in the countryside. There are 20 featured walks around Greater Manchester and areas included are: Dunham Massey, Pennington Flash, Crooked Edge Hill, Peel Tower, Hollingwoth Lake and Heaton Park. With clear information, an introduction for each walk, and simple, easy-to-read maps, the walks in the book are for all levels of fitness and abilities. Having no stiles ensures 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 produced throughout the whole of the UK.

Sophie: dog overboard - dog overboard (Paperback): Emma Pearse Sophie: dog overboard - dog overboard (Paperback)
Emma Pearse 1
R211 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R35 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Jan and Dave Griffith's beloved cattle dog, Sophie, fell overboard from the family yacht during rough weather, she feared the worst. But Sophie, a true Aussie battler, wasn't going to give up that easily. She swam six miles through shark-infested waters to a remote Whitsunday island where she survived for five months before being miraculously reunited with her amazed owners. Sophie, a highly domesticated dog, had been living ferally - and surviving. Yet one glimpse of her owners when they were reunited was enough for the old Sophie to re-emerge. This is an amazing, inspirational story of survival, loyalty and what binds animals and humans together.

A Marriage in Dog Years - A Memoir (Paperback): Nancy Balbirer A Marriage in Dog Years - A Memoir (Paperback)
Nancy Balbirer
R279 R213 Discovery Miles 2 130 Save R66 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Psychology of Dog Ownership (Paperback): Theresa Barlow, Craig Roberts The Psychology of Dog Ownership (Paperback)
Theresa Barlow, Craig Roberts
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What are the benefits of owning a dog on health and well-being? Why does a `problem dog' behave as it does and how can owners deal with unwanted behaviour? How do dogs communicate with humans and each other? The Psychology of Dog Ownership explores the nature of our unique relationship with dogs and its effect on our mental and physical welfare. The book uses psychological learning theory to examine dog behaviour and highlights the importance of determining between typical dog behaviour and behaviour disorders that need treatment. Focusing on how dog owners can communicate effectively with their pets, and always with the dog's best interests in mind, The Psychology of Dog Ownership enhances our understanding of the modern human-canine bond and shows how important and enjoyable this relationship can be.

Cesar Millan's Short Guide To A Happy Dog - 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (Paperback): Cesar Millan, Bob Aniello Cesar Millan's Short Guide To A Happy Dog - 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (Paperback)
Cesar Millan, Bob Aniello 1
R310 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R108 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Grouped into practical themes, including The Canine State of Mind Solving Common Problems, and Living a Better Life with Your Dog, this handy guide will be the go-to bible for those seeking the key to Millan's world-famous dog (and human) training philosophy, established over the past decade on his hit TV show, "The Dog Whisperer". It is punctuated with inspiring testimonials from Millan's many encounters with perplexed owners and their pets, as well as a candid discussion of his own recent life challenges. "A Short Guide to a Happy Dog" is the perfect gift for canine lovers of every breed.

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (Hardcover): Liza Donnelly Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are (Hardcover)
Liza Donnelly
R356 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R89 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is a fully illustrated book of affirmations and inspiration to remind you you're just about the best person there is, according to your dog. Did you know your dog thinks you're the greatest athlete when you throw that tennis ball at the park? Or you're more generous than Mother Teresa when you share that last bite of steak? No matter what in life is getting you down, remember to one special pup, you're the world. With forty-one full-colour illustrations from the New Yorker's Liza Donnelly, Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is the perfect gift for the voracious dog-owning marketplace, reminding us just why our canine companions want us as their best friend. Hilarious, heartfelt, and howlingly clever, Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is sure to find a welcome home on any bookshelf, right next to the chew toys.

The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog - A Physical Therapy Approach (Paperback): Sasha Foster, Ashley Foster The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog - A Physical Therapy Approach (Paperback)
Sasha Foster, Ashley Foster
R455 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R117 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog.

Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group in great detail. Special emphasis is given on correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain straight plane movement. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.

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.

Dog Language - An Encyclopedia Of Canine Behavior (Paperback, Revised ed.): Abrantes Dog Language - An Encyclopedia Of Canine Behavior (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Abrantes
R369 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Why dogs do what they do and how we can express ourselves so our dogs can understand us better. Follows the traditions of school of ethology founded by Konrad Lorenz, based on research observations and study. Organized in alphabetical order and cross-referenced; illustrated with excellent black and white line drawings.

Surfur Dogs (Hardcover): Mike Barton Surfur Dogs (Hardcover)
Mike Barton
R369 R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Save R74 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Caroline Coile Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Caroline Coile 1
R558 R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Save R104 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Updated with the latest information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, this lavishly illustrated volume has an all-new design and features a treasure trove of information for dog lovers, owners, breeders, and prospective buyers. It begins with a detailed discussion of breed evolution, focusing on the physical and behavioral traits that distinguish one canine breed from another. The book's main section profiles more than 175 breeds, including 27 new breeds, arranged in the general categories specified by the AKC--Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, and Herding Group. Advice for prospective dog owners will help to ensure they are choosing a breed that is compatible with their lifestyle and needs. They will also find information on each breed's vulnerability to specific health problems, longevity, exercise needs, compatibility with children, and much more. Profuse illustrations include color photos of all listed breeds.

Countryside Dog Walks - South Downs - East (Paperback): Gilly Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer Countryside Dog Walks - South Downs - East (Paperback)
Gilly Seddon, Erwin Neudorfer
R211 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R35 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is the first in a series of three books covering the South Downs National Park. The attractive and cleverly structured guidebook gives dog walkers access to 20 of the finest walks in the eastern region (East Sussex) of the National Park. 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 are for all levels of fitness and abilities. Having no stiles ensures a hassle free walk for both dog and owner. Areas included are: Beachy Head, Seaford, Brighton Edge, Ditchling Beacon and the Devil's Dyke.

At Home and Astray - The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain (Hardcover): Philip Howell At Home and Astray - The Domestic Dog in Victorian Britain (Hardcover)
Philip Howell
R705 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R162 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Although the British consider themselves a nation of dog lovers, what we have come to know as the modern dog came into existence only after a profound, and relatively recent, transformation in that country's social attitudes and practices. In At Home and Astray, Philip Howell focuses on Victorian Britain, and especially London, to show how the dog's changing place in society was the subject of intense debate and depended on a fascinating combination of forces even to come about. Despite a relationship with humans going back thousands of years, the dog only became fully domesticated and installed at the heart of the middle-class home in the nineteenth century. Dog breeding and showing proliferated at that time, and dog ownership increased considerably. At the same time, the dog was increasingly policed out of public space, the ""stray"" becoming the unloved counterpart of the household ""pet."" Howell shows how this redefinition of the dog's place illuminates our understanding of modernity and the city. He also explores the fascinating process whereby the dog's changing role was proposed, challenged, and confronted-and in the end conditionally accepted. With a supporting cast that includes Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Thomas Carlyle, and Charles Darwin, and subjects of inquiry ranging from vivisection and the policing of rabies to pet cemeteries, dog shelters, and the practice of walking the dog, At Home and Astray is a contribution not only to the history of animals but also to our understanding of the Victorian era and its legacies.

Complete Book of Dogs (Hardcover): Rosie Pilbeam Complete Book of Dogs (Hardcover)
Rosie Pilbeam 1
R578 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R104 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Living with a dog is both a privilege and an extremelyrewarding experience, and this comprehensive volumewill help you to provide the best home possible for yourcanine companion. It contains guidance on choosing theright breed for your lifestyle, step-by-step instructions fortraining your dog, and information about canine sportsand activities. A visual directory features all the main dogbreeds of the world, including hounds, gundogs, terriers,utility, working and herding dogs and toy breeds, whilea section on health care explains how to keep your petfit, healthy and happy. With over 1500 photographs, thebook is indispensable for every dog owner's bookshelf.

The Dog Merchants - Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers (Paperback): Kim Kavin The Dog Merchants - Inside the Big Business of Breeders, Pet Stores, and Rescuers (Paperback)
Kim Kavin
R293 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R70 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Jack Russell Terriers for Dummies (Paperback, 1st ed): Deborah Britt-Hay Jack Russell Terriers for Dummies (Paperback, 1st ed)
Deborah Britt-Hay
R290 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R81 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves.

Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if

  • You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier
  • You just brought a new puppy home
  • You are curious about this popular breed
  • You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more:

  • Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog
  • Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you
  • Puppy-proofing your house
  • Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training,
  • Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking
  • Finding a great veterinarian
  • Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise
  • Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs

Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

Dogs in Snow - the Ultimate Collection (Hardcover): Dogs in Snow - the Ultimate Collection (Hardcover)
R251 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs just love the snow! Whether they're running around, playing, catching snowballs, rolling in it or digging, dogs are doing what they do best - having fun! This beautiful collection shows all sorts of dogs having all sorts of fun in the snow. It may be cold outside, but these wintry DOGS IN SNOW will truly warm your heart.

The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main): Juliette De Bairacli-Levy The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog and Cat (Paperback, Main)
Juliette De Bairacli-Levy
R308 R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 Save R75 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dog and cat owners are becoming increasingly concerned about the saftey of processed pet food and the possible side-effects of over-use of antibiotics and hormone treatments. This new edition, thoroughly revised and updated, covers Natural Rearing, herbal medicine and disease prevention.
"There are countless kennels and dog owners throughout the world who have proved Miss Bairacli Levy to be right in her methods, treatment and theory." --"Shooting Times"

Insta Grammar Dogs (Hardcover): Irene Schampaert Insta Grammar Dogs (Hardcover)
Irene Schampaert
R293 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R57 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The popular Insta Grammar series comprises the most beautiful - and interesting - thematic photos on Instagram, presented in a fresh, pleasing package at an affordable price. After Cats, City, Nordic and Green comes Graphic and Insta Grammar Dogs. The motto is: graphic design is the new art, and dogs are the new cats. Graphic includes the work of up and coming designers; Dogs includes, well, dogs. Off-beat and appealing, the books in this growing series take the doubt out of choosing the perfect gift for millennials. Quotes, sometimes quirky but always apt, are sprinkled throughout.

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