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If you're feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you've already brought home, now you can relax. "Understanding Your Dog for Dummies" helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.).
Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours.
"Understanding Your Dog for Dummies" gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch's unique dialect of "Doglish"--and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you'll discover how to: Read your dog's body languageCommunicate with your dogInterpret your dog's breed-specific traitsCorrect dog-behavior-gone-badCounter anxiety-based behaviorUnderstand and resolve aggressive behaviorAnd so much more
Think of this book as Doglish 101--a prerequisite for every human member of your dog's family. Now, let the training begin
Ancestors and canine cousins of our dogs didn't eat "krunchy kibble" or "meat 'n gravy in a can." They ate what they found or caught and it wasn't cooked or "enriched" either! It was high in protein, with balanced fats, and usually included a few fruits, vegetables and grasses. Steve Brown, an expert on canine nutrition, shows how you can bring the benefits of the canine ancestral diet to your dog by feeding him differently as little as just one day a week. And no, you won't need to lead a pack of dogs on a hunting expedition! Just follow Steve's well-researched and easy to follow ABCs to make improvements to whatever your dog currently eats.
What shelter dogs need is obvious-a home. But how do we find all those homes? That question sends bestselling writer and lifelong dog lover Amy Sutherland on a quest to find the answers in her own volunteer work and beyond. The result is an unforgettable and inspiring trip through the world of homeless dogs and the people who work so hard to save them. Rescuing Penny Jane introduces readers to dogs like Alfred, a loony, gorilla-sized Goldendoodle, intent on jumping on absolutely everyone at the shelter; Rugby, the crippled pit bull-mix puppy who was found abandoned on a roadside; and Brody, an overly exuberant and misunderstood German shepherd mix. Then there are the author's own adopted dogs: Penny Jane, the terribly skittish stray from a Maine farm who repeatedly pushes Amy's patience to its limits; and Walter Joe, who acts like a rabid dog in the shelter only to become a marshmallow in his new home. She also delves into the history of rescue dogs, like Sido, the sheltie mix who inspired the no-kill movement; Sadie, the Civil War dog who braved Gettysburg; and Bummer and Lazarus, San Francisco's famous nineteenth-century stray dogs. Through conversations with leading shelter directors, researchers, trainers, adoption counselors, and caretakers across the country, Sutherland offers a nuanced, fully informed picture of the rescue world, along with its challenges, champions, and triumphs. Rich, moving, and at times laugh-out-loud funny, Rescuing Penny Jane ultimately explores what it is to be a Canis lupus familiaris and what it is to be a Homo sapien.
Vet recommended, with a foreword by Dr Richard Allport, BVetMed, VetMFHom, MRCVS Quick, easy, budget-friendly recipes - many of which use up whatever is languishing in the fridge Chimes with a growing sense among dog owners that it's time to fight back against the corporate bullying tactics of the pet food industry. Daily Mail serial and New Year New Dog promo!
'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.
Dogs may be man's best friend, but there is no stronger bond than that which exists between a pup and his pals. Whether they are sharing their bowls, playing with their favourite toy, or are snuggled up together in their favourite sofa spot, there is no love quite like puppy love. From puppy piles to old crooners, Puppy Love is filled with beautiful photos of canine kindred spirits - in all shapes and sizes!Perfect for dog lovers, or simply lovers, this collection of dogs at their most adorable is sure to melt any heart.
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.
Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog's eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog's distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over. With the author's 560,000 lnstagram followers and growing by the thousands each day, The Dogist is poised to reach a large audience of dog lovers looking for the perfect gift book this holiday season. Like Humans of New York, but with dogs.
What would dogs ask for, if they knew how? In the Sunday Times bestseller In Defence of Dogs John Bradshaw, an anthropologist at Bristol University who has been at the centre of the latest research into what makes dogs tick, gives us the answers. Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine clothes, not the small furry child, not the trophy-winner, but the real dog, who wants to be part of the family and enjoy life - mankind's closest friend. This is the real science that every dog lover needs to know.
Now don't start getting ideas. I am not a philosopher. I'm a dog. But I look like a philosopher, they say, and I'm not sure the distinction is as great as you might think. I'm what's known as a Rhodesian Ridgeback. My forebears used to hunt lions in Africa, but I'm a modernized urban specimen. I don't hunt much of anything.
I was born somewhere on the plains west of Uppsala, Sweden. In the beginning I was blind and tumbled around with my siblings. We pooped and bit each other and nursed, and our mother ― who I must admit was kind of a bitch ― tried to raise us to the best of her ability. Without all that much success, I must say too.
When I was about two months old I was adopted. Two long-legged humans, a man and a woman, came and picked me up, loaded me in a car and drove into town. This is the story of the eleven years we spent together.
A BELOVED CLASSIC FOR DOG LOVERS OF ALL AGES With a new foreword by Ann Patchett In the 1930s, Lucy Dawson's friendly, sympathetic portraits of dogs were so popular with readers of American and British magazines that she agreed to gather them together in a book, Dogs As I See Them. Now available once again after being out of print for decades, and a complete replication the original 1936 edition, Dogs As I See Them includes all of Dawson's irresistible graphite and pastel drawings and handwritten notes. Along with her illustrations are her own amusing stories about the conduct of each of her subjects as they posed for her. Her charming reminiscences interpret the character and mood of each dog, and make us friends at once with each and every one in this gallery of endearing portraits. Dogs As I See Them is a remarkable collection dog lovers of all generations will take to their hearts.
In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence. Stephen Kuusisto was born legally blind--but he was also raised in the 1950s and taught to deny his blindness in order to "pass" as sighted. Stephen attended public school, rode a bike, and read books pressed right up against his nose. As an adult, he coped with his limited vision by becoming a professor in a small college town, memorizing routes for all of the places he needed to be. Then, at the age of thirty-eight, he was laid off. With no other job opportunities in his vicinity, he would have to travel to find work. This is how he found himself at Guiding Eyes, paired with a Labrador named Corky. In this vivid and lyrical memoir, Stephen Kuusisto recounts how an incredible partnership with a guide dog changed his life and the heart-stopping, wondrous adventure that began for him in midlife. Profound and deeply moving, this is a spiritual journey, the story of discovering that life with a guide dog is both a method and a state of mind.
Gorgeous photography and memorable quotes combine to create the ultimate gift for dog lovers.
When you're getting hot under the collar and you're dog-tired from a hard day at work, this fetching collection of quips and quotes about man's best friend is bound to have you howling with laughter in no time. You'd be barking mad not to love it! `Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.' Groucho Marx `My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives.' Rita Rudner `I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.' John Steinbeck
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.
Find out who's top dog with this beautifully illustrated set of cards. Does a retriever need more grooming than an Irish setter? Has a terrier got a keener nose than a German shepherd? Is a poodle faster than a spaniel? With 6 categories and 30 dogs to choose from, you'll have hours of fun playing Best in Show.
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.
Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They
have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number
of "man's best friends" (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji,
Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors
to Cinematic Canines take a close look at Hollywood films and
beyond in order to show that the popularity of dogs on the screen
cannot be separated from their increasing presence in our lives
over the past century.
Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? If you find your dog is often difficult to control, you are not alone! The inability to get their dogs to relax and calm down is one of the most common behavioral problems that dog owners face. This two part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs and then provides you with eleven key training exercises you can use to help your dog chill out in everyday situations where so many dogs get wild and crazy! First you will learn there are a large number of factors that can all play a part in a dog displaying unruly or unfocused behaviors, and in some cases high levels of stress. Each of the exercises are designed to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond with a new set of skills to every day situations with confidence and composure. You will improve the relationship and achieve the ideal dog you always wanted.
'A dog story that doesn't fail to amaze.' Miranda Hart, bestselling author of Peggy and Me 'I laughed and cried. Everyone reading this will be touched by Lauren's amazing bucket list adventures with her dog Gizelle.' James Bowen, bestselling author of A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob 'An inspirational and uplifting experience that will make you feel anything is possible.' Elle Throughout the milestones of her life, Lauren's big beautiful English mastiff Gizelle had always been there for her. She was there through the choppy waters of her first relationship, and by her side through the painful reality of her mother's addiction, and when she finally left home for New York she was there to fill up her tiny Manhattan apartment and become her enormous, pavement-hogging, snuffly best friend. So when Lauren discovered the shocking news that Gizelle had a life-threatening tumour, she designed an epic bucket list to make the absolute most of the time they had left together. Their heartwarming adventure will change her forever and provide her with the best possible lessons for her life ahead.
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