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FROM THE STAR OF 'ANNIE' THE MUSICAL at the Piccadilly Theatre, and of the award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda, comes Miranda Hart's hilarious account of life with her beloved dog Peggy, a gorgeous white bichon frise.'Hilariously funny and often moving memoir ... we loved every word *****' Heat'Open, honest ... her misadventures are hilariously described ... charming and funny' Daily Express* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy.Some of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold." In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day.Others of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it." In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement. But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship. Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me ...
Border terriers have earned a loyal following that appreciates a small dog with focus and energy accompanied by good manners, a cheerful, dependable nature and the ability to work independently in the field. This guide contains care, training and health information from breeders and veterinarians.
Doggy problems quickly turn into people problems unless dog owners come up with good solutions. Author Amanda O'Neill has those solutions, which she shares with readers and divides into several general categories for easy reference. The categories include " Antisocial Behavior, Sex Problems, Smelly Problems, Barking Problems, " and others. For example, among the problems discussed under " Antisocial Behavior " is "My Dog Wrecks My Neighbor's Garden." The problem and its solution are broken down according to possible causes, breed notes (some breeds are especially prone to digging), recommended action owners can take, and prevention. Some doggy problems are best solved by training, others by deterrent methods, and still others--like many "smelly dog" problems--by consultation with a veterinarian. Amanda O'Neill offers her advice in a friendly, highly informal style, and every page of her book is enhanced with color photos and cartoon-style illustrations.
As a nation, we're big fans of man's best friend. Nearly a quarter of all British homes own a dog. Sadly, not all of them receive the love and care they deserve and some dogs are neglected or, worse, abused. Enter The Dog Rescuers. Every day, these dedicated and passionate RSPCA inspectors - like Anthony Joynes - contend with dog owners' abandonment and misuse of their pets, and spring into action on behalf of dogs in trouble, returning them to health, happiness and a loving new home. This collection of heartbreaking but ultimately heartwarming tales follows the likes of puppy Clover, who suffered damage to her face and lips, and Flint, the Lurcher who'd been used for badger baiting and lost most of his tail. When all seems lost, the RSPCA's dog rescuers are on hand, providing vital support to get Clover, Flint and friends the help they need and into forever families so that they don't just survive, they thrive.
Expert advice about the #3 most popular breed.
Packed with information about the German Shepherd's history and insight about their special temperament, this guide is essential for owners of a Shepherd.
The retrieve is one of the most difficult skills for most dogs to master in competitive obedience. It is difficult because it involves a long series of steps that the dog must learn in order to complete the exercise successfully. More and more trainers are realizing that teaching a complex series of behaviors like this is most easily done through the use of clicker training. The Clicker Retiever teaches you step-by-step how to clicker train your dog to do a solid, enthusiastic and reliable retrieve. Learning no-force techniques builds trust between you and your dog, makes training more enjoyable for both of you, and sets you up for life-long training success built on scientific principles, respect and fun. The Clicked Retriever also shows you how to apply retrieving skills to other activities such as flyball and service dog training.
You may have read books or seen TV shows that tell you that your dog will seek to dominate you, your family members and other pets unless you become the "alpha" and put him in his place. The theory is that since dogs evolved from wolves and wolves (supposedly) form packs with strict pecking orders and battle each other to become the pack leader, your dog will do the same within your household. In this new US edition, author Barry Eaton separates out the facts from the fiction regarding dominance in pet dogs, presenting the reader with the results of recent research into the behavior of wolves and the impacts of selective breeding on the behavior of dogs. The results may surprise you and will surely inform you.
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 with Cesar Millan. 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 following his painful divorce and the death of his beloved pit bull, Daddy,
This pocket sized training book is the perfect introduction to doggy discipline. Endorsed by the RSPCA, with advice from expert Bruce Fogle, this guide is packed with information to take you through the practical necessities of training your dog. Covers everything, from house training to the more advanced stages of retrieval, bark control and heel work.
London for Dogs features over 120 ideas for things to do with your dog in the city. Organised around each borough from North to South, East to West, there's something to discover whether you want to be surprised by a gem just round the corner or fancy exploring somewhere further afield. Including pubs, cafes and restaurants that welcome dogs with enthusiasm; find the best places to enjoy a quiet hour or meet up with friends, and maybe even discover your new local. As well as London's more obvious green spaces, this guide will also highlight unsung parks, such as the lovely Hilly Fields in South East London. There'll also be suggestions of weekend activities such as the Lee Valley dog agility course, which includes jumps, hoops and a high walk. For less energetic things to do on the weekends, the guide will also cover behaviourists, groomers and quirky dog boutiques where you can treat your pooch to everything from handmade treats to tweed dog collars. Looking to escape city life for a day? The guide also includes inspiration for short trips away, as well as top ten lists for those pushed for time. Whether you're a resident Londoner looking for new dog-friendly inspiration, or a visitor hoping to navigate the city with your four-legged friend, London for Dogs will transform your experience of London. Featuring contributions from journalist and broadcaster Kate Spicer, food writer Debora Robertson and founder of Lily's Kitchen Pet Food, Henrietta Morrison.
What does Alvar Aalto's 1 Paimio have in common with a Doberman Pinscher, Le Corbusier's LC4 with a Spanish Greyhound, or Philippe Starck's Costes Chair with a Fox Terrier? Not a lot, you may think. But look again and you might notice shared traits in form, colour, personality, stature and style. Author and illustrator Cristina Amodeo draws parallels between nearly twenty-five dogs and designer chairs in this fun and stylish book that matches iconic chairs with their corresponding breed of dog. Who knows if Arne Jacobsen had a Welsh Corgi in mind when he designed his Grand Prix Chair? Or whether a Scottish Deerhound ever entered Ron Arad's head while designing his Victoria and Albert Sofa? Who cares, when dogs and chairs make such elegant designer pairs.
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.
Women'Dnand men'Dnof all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters. These projects can be completed in a weekend, an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experience knitter. Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.
The book provides details on carbohydrates, fiber, dietary fats and fatty acids, energy, protein and amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, while also reviewing the importance of adequate amounts of water. Specifically, it includes: - Updated estimates of requirements for all nutrients.- Factors affecting food intake.- Commentary on nutrient metabolism, toxicity, deficiency, and nutritionally related disease.- Impacts of physiologic status, temperature, breed, age, physical activity, and environment on nutrition.- Unique biological characteristics affecting nutrient digestion and utilization.- Considerations of feed ingredients, diet formulation, and feed processing and manufacturing.- Principles of feeding pet and laboratory animals. The committee also reviews advances in dog and cat nutrition since the last edition was published in the mid-1980's, discusses government regulation of the dog and cat food market, and deals with a variety of issues of interest.
This is a unique and practical guide for owners whose dogs develop this debilitating disease, and who want to know all about how best to help their dog, by understanding how their vet will treat the condition, and what kind of issues they need to be aware of. It includes information on exercise, and hints on how to get your dog moving again after surgery, all written in an easy-to-understand style. It helps discover how to motivate your dog towards recovery! It is a unique and practical guide with easy to understand text. It offers a step-by-step explanation of all phases of the conditions and its symptoms. It helps you to understand what the vet advises. It also helps you to help your dog remain calm in a stressful situation. It includes information on surgical options and aftercare options. It helps you to make the right decision about what to do next and discover how you and your faithful friend can enjoy life just as you always have!
A charming collection of original and often hilariousinsights into what puppies and young dogs really think
How do puppies see the world? One another? Us? I Am Puppy, Hear Me Yap offers honest, original, and often hilarious insights into how puppies and young dogs might answer these questions. From sleepy golden retriever pups to sophisticated poodles, personality shines through in each of Valerie Shaff's remarkable photographs. The images, accompanied by Blount's puppy poetry, with the "canine measure somewhere between ordered and free," make this book a delight for dog lovers and, until dogs learn to talk, the best way to understand the "inner puppy" in all of them.
Here is a rich collection of folklore, mythology, and tall tales concerning dogs. These provide a fascinating insight into the way in which humans think about dogs, and our emotional bond to our pets. The various stories include some that are spooky, some that are funny - and some that engage the same part of the mind that we use when reading detective stories, trying to figure out what is going to happen next, or solve a puzzle.The stories come from all over the world, and from many different time periods. In these captivating tales you can meet historical figures, such as George Washington and Davy Crockett, and mythical beings such as Paul Bunyan, the god Zeus and the hero Odysseus, and find out how dogs make up part of their stories. Find out how the Dalmatian got his spots, and why Basenjis don't bark. Learn whether there are dogs in heaven, and if the devil might have a dog.Facts, history, humor, and mysteries all blend together in this engaging collection of dog stories.
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