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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.
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.
A New York Times bestseller! 2012 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). Allen and Linda Anderson adopted a traumatized one-year-old cocker spaniel who had been abandoned. Soon, the troubled dog they named "Leaf" turned their home into a war zone. Although Leaf and Allen were forging a friendship with visits to dog parks and bonding time, Leaf's emotional issues overwhelmed the couple. Shortly after Leaf's arrival, Allen, who had spent eight years as a big city police officer and survived so many close calls that Linda called him "Miracle Man," received a diagnosis from his doctor that made him think his luck had finally run out. Allen had an unruptured brain aneurysm that could be fatal, and the surgery to repair it might leave him debilitated. Having seen his father live for years with the effects of a massive stroke, he dreaded that the worst fate might not be death. What Allen didn't know is that he and Leaf, like comrades facing the ultimate battle, would be there for each other with the miracle of this man and this dog coming together at exactly the right time. .
As much as we'd like to think our pets are perfect, they sometimes do the unthinkable! With these hilarious Pet Shaming photo cards, never let your cute kitty live their mishaps down! These photo cards are super easy to use; just write the date on the card, place the card near your pooch and take a photo! Cards included in this book are: I eat poo, I did it ... again!, Caught in the act, and many more! We recommend that you use a wipe-clean pen to write on the cards, then wipe clean to use the card again. Do not use a permanent marker to write on the cards if you wish to reuse cards another time.
Since she was a girl, Leslie Oschmann longed for two things: a dog of her own, and the chance to make things by hand every day. With her impeccable creative taste, Oschmann became a successful visual director. But something was still missing. She bravely cut her safety net, moved to the Netherlands, and adopted a terrier named McDuff. Soon she was creating art by hand again, always with her trusty four-legged friend at her side for inspiration and laughs. In this beautiful book, Oschmann shares a collection of photomontages that celebrate the most amusing and important moments from her journey of self-discovery, featuring McDuff in the starring role. The result is an irresistible gift book for anyone who has ever suspected that a dog might be the answer to all of life s important questions.
'There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face' - Ben Williams. 'Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent' - Milan Kundera. Did you know... Lassie, the collie that became famous in the 1942 movie Lassie Come Home, was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera. This beautifully illustrated miscellany is a must-have for any dog lover. With quotations, stories, tips and trivia, as well as classic poems by Kipling and Barrett Browning, this delightful collection is as warm as a faithful companion at your feet.
Meet the four-legged friends who frolic, walk, and romp in New York City's biggest playground. Move over Westminster There's a live canine show happening in Central Park seven days a week, 365 days a year. On top of the 25 million people who visit New York's iconic park each year are those with an extra two legs who utilize the 800-plus acres, be it to soak in the sun, fraternize with fellow canines, or promenade along the walkways with their well-heeled owners. Big dogs. Little dogs. Multibreeds. Photographer Fran Reisner captures all these playful creatures throughout the seasons in their furry splendor as they delight in the natural wonders of New York's biggest green lawn. There's snow-loving Lenny, an elderly Golden Retriever who was born in Austria and has traveled the world with his owners, an opera singer and his wife. Charley is a Standard Poodle and a certified "Delta Dog," doing volunteer therapy at Mt. Sinai Hospital. And there's Daisy--a mixed breed with piercing blue eyes who hails from the Bronx and to whom Roberta Flack once stopped and sang "Daisy Daisy"--exudes cool as she relaxes on a bench. Calmly mugging for the camera, displaying panache and flair as they pose in front of Bethesda Fountain or Belvedere Castle, these urban sophisticates are all adorable prancers who make it clear that New York City is their turf.Whimsical, humorous, and genuinely endearing, The Dogs of Central Park is a unique love letter to dogs and to New York, and is a wonderful souvenir for tourists and dog lovers alike.
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as: -What do different tail wags mean? -What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality? -How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking? -What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye? -Do dogs feel guilt? -How do dogs perceive human faces? -Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours? Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
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.
Are you game? For owners of dogs classified as bully breeds, it's a loaded question, one that conjures up scenes of aggression: canines pitted against one another. A complex reputation - and history - precedes Staffordshire bull terriers, Amstaffs, bulldogs, and American pit bull terriers. But did you know that the bully breeds are responsible for less than 1 per cent of all dog bites on humans? Facts aside, these affectionate dogs are widely misunderstood, and pit bull devotees are game for a change in public perception of the breed. Bully is an anthology of art, advice, interviews, and anecdotes; a celebration of the pit bull and the people they love. the heart of this oft-maligned breed and the cultures that surround it. Packed with interviews from top breeders, pit bull rescue operation organisers, and the mastermind behind rappers DMX's dog clothing line Boomer 129, this beautiful book explores the evolution of the breed, offers practical and personal insights into a world that need not be intimidating, and smashes stereotypes with facts and style.
Who doesn't love dogs? Answer that question in the negative and find yourself contradicted by the countless dog-lauding quotations compiled here by James Charlton and wackily illustrated by Arnold Roth. Containing quotes from pundits and poets, artists and authors, there's something new and memorable in here for everyone. Charlton categorizes quotes into sections to easily locate a minute message to fit your mood or life circumstance. Hungry? Dog food. Lonely? Love and Loyalty. Aging? Old Dogs. Bad day at work? Barking and Biting. Cat scratched your furniture? Dogs Are Better. Despairing? Love a Dog. Witty and tender, with hundreds of quotes to choose from, this book doggedly compiles all the best words ever written or spoken about man's best friend, all complemented by Roth's artwork. And remember what Mark Twain said: Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
Written by top international dog trainer and behaviourist, Colin Tennant, this highly illustrated work uses digital video photography to demonstrate various behavioural improvement techniques.
Dr. Deva Khalsa, a pioneer in holistic veterinary medicine, shares her effective, integrative approach to permanently eliminating pet allergies in this invaluable book. Dr. Khalsa shows how to strengthen the immune systems of dogs and cats without invasive techniques or pharmaceutical drugs, and she presents holistic health therapies for keeping pets as healthy as they can be. Developed over decades of practice and study, Dr. Khalsa's methods combine holistic approaches to healthcare, such as wholesome nutrition, alternative therapies, herbal remedies, and botanical medicine. The Allergic Pet features a detailed explanation of the author's allergy-elimination technique-a new approach for dealing with allergies in pets. This inspired book offers useful advice for dog owners on food sensitivity, asthma, ear infections, skin and coat problems, gastrointestinal issues, vaccinations and more.
Dog Years is a heartwarming look at the lives and stories of 30 dogs. By presenting portraits of each dog as a puppy and again as an older dog, photographer Amanda Jones reveals the unique spark of personality that lasts a lifetime. These beautiful images of breeds ranging from golden retrievers and Great Danes to pugs and French bulldogs are accompanied by reflections from loved ones on the lives they share with their furry companions. The result is a celebration of each dog and a tribute to the relationships we share with our four-legged friends.
With an increasing demand for quality kennel accommodation for dogs and cats, a good boarding kennel is a sound investment and can provide a healthy income if run efficiently. Running your own Boarding Kennels, the only guide of its kind available, is essential reading for anyone who is considering starting out in the business. This new edition by animal care expert David Cavill provides advice on every aspect of running a boarding kennel. With an exhaustive breadth of detail it covers every related topic, including: boarding fees, raising finance, insurance, kennel cleaning, dangerous dogs, types of food, exercise, grooming, beds and towels, staff training, accommodation, advertising, puppy and kitten rearing, and product sales. Comprehensive and unique, Running your own Boarding Kennels also includes information on ancillary services such as dog-walking, pet sitting and home boarding.
Undoubtedly, a very special bond exists between dogs and their people. This delightful, first-of-its-kind composition reveals the unique relationship we enjoy with our beloved canine companions. Forty-two specially commissioned images of four- and two-legged animals showcase the incomparable dynamics of each bond; their body language revealing the magnetism that exists. Observed and presented from the dog's point of view, each photographic essay is accompanied by a didactic doggy thought; a perspicacious nugget of information that encapsulates their understanding of their person ...
Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.
Kate's web business My Itchy Dog (www.myitchydog.co.uk) set up in 2009 has developed into a thriving online store and community of like-minded dog owners who want to treat their dogs as naturally as possible. Her customers are 85% women and 15% men, the core group being 35-55 year-old women. Case studies, scattered through the book, will showcase how Kate's approach has changed many dogs' lives, permanently. Daily Mail serialisation for publication, as well as multiple secondary extract/articles and broadcast media.
'A wonderful read' -- Lorraine Kelly In this book for dog lovers everywhere, Jonathan Wittenberg says his dogs have taught him, more than anything else, how to appreciate the wonderful world in which we live -- and how to develop better relationships with his friends and families. In this wonderful, warm account of one man and his dog, Jonathan brings all the big themes of friendship, faithfulness, kindness, cruelty, grief, prayer and spiritual companionship to the fore, and shows us how we can learn so much from a dog's approach to life. If you're one of the 8.5 million dog owners in the UK the answer to a better way of living may already be under your roof.
Every dog owner knows that along with the joy can come the stress and frustration of behavioral problems, which are expensive to diagnose and treat. Enter Kim Brophey, award-winning canine behavior consultant. Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give dog owners a new understanding of what motivates and affects their dog's behavior. Brophey's innovative technique rethinks the way we categorize dogs, and distills information from over twenty scientific disciplines into four comprehensive elements: learning, environment, genetics, and self. With revolutionary tips for specific dog breeds, this book will change the life of every dog owner and lead to happier human-canine relationships.
At last in one collection, Best Dog Hikes Utah features the best dog-friendly hiking trails in the Beehive State. From mountain views to canyon treks, there's a trail for you and your trusty companions. Your pups will frolic, swim, play, explore, and enjoy every step of the way. Throughout are full-color photos and maps, helpful tips, and tailored hike specs with information on leash requirements, trail surface, other trail users, and more. You'll also find important advice about hiking with dogs and preparation before you hit the trail. Grab the leash, don your pack, and get ready for an adventure that will have tails wagging for days to come.
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