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The Other End of the Leash - Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs (Paperback, New ed.): Patricia B McConnell The Other End of the Leash - Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs (Paperback, New ed.)
Patricia B McConnell 2
R340 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.

After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation.

The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn
• How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask.
• Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea.
• Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble.
• How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!”

In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships.


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My Dog Has Epilepsy ... but Lives Life to the Full! - .. (Paperback): Gill Carrick My Dog Has Epilepsy ... but Lives Life to the Full! - .. (Paperback)
Gill Carrick 1
R233 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R29 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from epilepsy. It's often described as an 'electrical storm' in the brain, when millions of nerve cells fire together resulting in a seizure. These fits can vary from mild to severe, and can be dangerous for the dog and distressing for the owner to witness. Thankfully, there's a lot that can be done to help dogs with the disease live a full and happy life. Whether your dog has just been diagnosed with epilepsy, or has lived with the condition for some time, My Dog has Epilepsy ...but lives life to the full provides the answers to the questions that you're likely to have about this disease - and shows the way forward. Packed with practical advice and input from leading neurological vets, this guide is an invaluable companion for owners, with chapters on the different types of seizures; why they happen; the signs to look out for; how to protect your dog from injury during convulsions; the importance of the right diagnosis; treatment options; the role of diet and exercise; and quality of life issues.

Teida's Story - Life Through the Eyes of a Dog (Paperback): Danielle Corrie Teida's Story - Life Through the Eyes of a Dog (Paperback)
Danielle Corrie 1
R237 R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Save R42 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Teida's Story is the beautiful and unique tale seen through her own doggy eyes. Teida shares her story from when she was a young, excited puppy to her first six years of life with her original owner before being whisked away without warning one afternoon and being dropped in the garden of Annie - a lady who had never owned a dog before and who spends her days working from sun up until sun down. Teida forms a strong bond and connection with Annie, and together they grow, learn and experience love, friendship, intuition, spirituality, faith and even death on their heart-warming adventure together. - This is a unique story of love and friendship told through the eyes of a pet dog. - Beautifully written and an a truly touching story of the love of a dog. - Based on true events. - This book has an important spiritual dimension and is a feel-good story all animal lovers - or simply those who have lost a loved one- will enjoy.

Things My Dog Has Taught Me - About being a better human (Hardcover): Jonathan Wittenberg Things My Dog Has Taught Me - About being a better human (Hardcover)
Jonathan Wittenberg 1
R393 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R77 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

. 'Highly recommended' - Justin Webb 'A wonderful read' - Lorraine Kelly Our dogs can teach us how to appreciate the wonderful world in which we live, and how to develop better relationships with our friends and families, says author Jonathan Wittenberg. In this wonderful, warm account of one man and his canine companions, Jonathan shares his inability to resist the big, brown-eyed look which says, 'I'll melt your heart if you even think of going out without me', and the security he feels on a twenty-mile trek across the bleak Scottish Highlands with not a soul for a friend but his border collie. A good read if you enjoyed watching the new film Isle of Dogs or reading Fabulous Finn by Dave Wardell

My Dog, My Friend - Heart-Warming Tales of Canine Companionship from Celebrities and Other Extraordinary People (Hardcover):... My Dog, My Friend - Heart-Warming Tales of Canine Companionship from Celebrities and Other Extraordinary People (Hardcover)
Jacki Gordon 1
R351 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R52 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A kaleidoscope of vivid, moving and highly entertaining accounts of the delights of dog ownership: an anthology of stories from TV personalities, broadcasters, politicians, writers, and many others. Brought to life with colour photographs of the writers and their beloved canine companions, this is an ideal bedside or coffee table book that can be read cover-to-cover, or simply 'dipped into.' It conveys the key message that dogs can - and do - have a positive impact on the way we feel and live. All author royalties go to the charity Samaritans, to support its invaluable work of alleviating emotional distress and reducing suicidal behaviour.

Norbert's Little Lessons for a Big Life (Hardcover): Julie Steines, Virginia Freyermuth Norbert's Little Lessons for a Big Life (Hardcover)
Julie Steines, Virginia Freyermuth; Photographs by Mark Steines
R263 R218 Discovery Miles 2 180 Save R45 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Rascal (Hardcover, Main): Cecil Aldin The Rascal (Hardcover, Main)
Cecil Aldin
R208 R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Save R46 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Few people can fail to be cheered by the adventures and personality of Cecil Aldin's mischievous puppies. Published as a follow-up to the phenomenally successful A Dog Day, The Rascal follows a year in the life of a bulldog puppy who enters the social whirl of Edwardian London. This beautiful and charming puppy becomes the darling of an actress, enjoys the races at Ascot, goes punting at the Henley Regatta and holidays in Ostend. The high life finally ends as his sense of the bulldog, and British virtues leads him to disaster and he discovers the new pleasures of country living. The brilliant full-page illustrations became collectors items when the book was first published in 1905. Cecil Aldin's pictures bring the puppy to vibrant life, and show why Aldin's art has captivated generations of adults and children, and his sense of fun shines from every line. Anyone who knows dogs will recognise this canine rascal, portrayed by the greatest of all dog illustrators.

Yoga Dogs - Get in Touch with Your Inner Pup (Hardcover): Daniel Borris Yoga Dogs - Get in Touch with Your Inner Pup (Hardcover)
Daniel Borris 1
R118 R97 Discovery Miles 970 Save R21 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Relax, breathe in and hold it, stretch and stop that tail from wagging. The hilarious collection of photographs captures a broad cross-section of loveable canines doing yoga. What makes this brand even more unique, is that these are real photos of real dogs positioned in classic yoga postures created using computer wizardry. Target Consumer:- Animal Lovers aged 0-99 years. Other products available:- calendars, greetings cards, bookmarks, keyrings, magnets, ceramic mugs and posters.

Every Dog - A Book of Over 450 Breeds (Paperback): Nancy Hajeski Every Dog - A Book of Over 450 Breeds (Paperback)
Nancy Hajeski 1
R470 R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds packs in a lot of information. Illustrations, text, charts, tables and icons make it an ideal reference for dog lovers, who will enjoy flipping through the pages. The breeds are thoroughly researched and represent canines from around the world. There are ancient breeds and modern breeds, including the 'designer dogs' that have become so popular in recent years. They range from rare breeds for the dog lover that wants something different, to the favourite breeds that make for a reliable choice. The breeds are organized into various categories, such as type (which share loosely common ancestry and traits), purpose, and more. For example, Spitz-Type Dogs typically have thick and dense fur, pointed ears and muzzles, and puffy tails that curl up and over their rears. They descend from ancient breeds that came from Arctic regions, although today's spitz dogs were developed all over the world. Spitz dogs include the Akita, Canaan, American Eskimo, and the Pomeranian. Each breed is described on one page and features these details: * English and any alternative names, place of origin and year of first known introduction; * Icons and keys indicating all available coat colours; exercise requirements; graph indicating average weight, height and life expectancies; * At a Glance chart rating Intelligence; Ease of training; Affection; Playfulness; Good guard dogs; Good with children; Good with other dogs; and Grooming required; * Descriptive text and a brief history of the breed; * Two colour photographs, of one adult and one puppy. Every Dog: A Book of Over 450 Breeds is a fabulous reference. In addition to the hundreds of breeds of all type, origin and purpose, the book includes the many designer breeds developed over the last couple of decades, making it undoubtedly the most up to date and detailed breed book currently available.

Dogspeak - The Strange Story of a Curiously Smart Dog in the Year 2038 (Hardcover): Donal Blaise Lloyd Dogspeak - The Strange Story of a Curiously Smart Dog in the Year 2038 (Hardcover)
Donal Blaise Lloyd
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Aussie Dog Stories (Paperback, 2nd edition): Paul Bugeja Aussie Dog Stories (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Paul Bugeja
R234 Discovery Miles 2 340 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A fascinating look at both famous and not-so-famous dogs from down under. There's the 'Red Dog', celebrated in a movie in 2011, and 'Bob the Railway Dog', who was the subject of a bestselling book. There are assistance animals and guide dogs, war heroes and everyday ones, dogs that save lives and dogs whose lives are saved. All loyal, loving, brave in their ways and with doggy hearts of gold.

Woof - A book of happiness for dog lovers (Hardcover, Second Edition): Anouska Jones Woof - A book of happiness for dog lovers (Hardcover, Second Edition)
Anouska Jones
R325 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R55 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They're there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted - all are memorable. A book that can be joyfully picked up for a few minutes or indulgently read from cover to cover, Woof is accompanied by beautiful photography and presented in a high-quality gift format. This is a collection of quotes to treasure and is an absolute treat for all dog lovers and owners alike.

Lina Unleashed - A Dog's Life with a Difficult Momma: The First Two Years (Paperback): Little Big Ears Lina Unleashed - A Dog's Life with a Difficult Momma: The First Two Years (Paperback)
Little Big Ears
R321 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R23 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Death of the Poets, Thirty Polite Things to Say, and Dog Truths (Gift Set) (Paperback): Kit Reed Death of the Poets, Thirty Polite Things to Say, and Dog Truths (Gift Set) (Paperback)
Kit Reed; Illustrated by Joseph Reed
R301 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R58 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Lucky Dog Weight Loss Plan (Paperback): Vicky Marshall The Lucky Dog Weight Loss Plan (Paperback)
Vicky Marshall 1
R247 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R58 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Have you ever wondered why so many dogs seems to be suffering from weight issues? This excellent little book provides the answer: modern dog food. The author explains the effect processed dog food has on a dog's body and how, by switching to a biologically appropriate diet, the weight will, literally, drop off. The diet itself couldn't be simpler. You can get all the ingredients from a butcher or supermarket and it is easy and quick to prepare. Best of all, it works.

Natural Remedies For Dogs And Cats (Paperback): C. J Puotinen Natural Remedies For Dogs And Cats (Paperback)
C. J Puotinen
R349 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R57 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This guide shows how a combination of formulae, simple techniques, easy-to-follow recipes, important safety informationm, clear instructions and helpful resources can keep a pet in optimum health.

Lily: one in a million - A miracle of survival (Paperback): Laura Hamilton Lily: one in a million - A miracle of survival (Paperback)
Laura Hamilton
R183 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R22 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the inspiring story of Lily, a puppy born with a rare disability. Lily was only four minutes old, nursing at her mother's side; already milk was pouring out of her nose and mouth, soaking her and everything around her. Receiving so little nourishment, she wasn't thriving, and within weeks she had a respiratory infection. Euthanasia was compassionately suggested to spare her further distress - even if she lived at all. Against all the odds, however, her owner decided that this sweet little puppy should have a chance at life. Laura weaned Lily early, letting her lick puppy mousse from her fingertip. A month later, she was hand-feeding Lily pieces of water-soaked puppy kibble one at a time during frequent feeds, but still the puppy choked with almost every swallow. Eventually, Lily was diagnosed with a swallowing disability ... extremely rare ... and incurable. Amazingly, Lily has survived against the odds due to the creative and intensive management of her condition. Her story may give hope to others, and inspire them not to give up their animals who may have life-threatening conditions. Lily even became a Pets As Therapy dog, and helps in schools and residential care homes - she truly is a working miracle.

Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (Hardcover, Rev. ed): Subcommittee on Dog and Cat Nutrition, Committee on Animal... Nutrient Requirements of Dogs and Cats (Hardcover, Rev. ed)
Subcommittee on Dog and Cat Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
R2,836 R2,600 Discovery Miles 26 000 Save R236 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

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.

Warrior Pups - True Stories of America's K9 Heroes (Paperback): Jeff Kamen Warrior Pups - True Stories of America's K9 Heroes (Paperback)
Jeff Kamen
R253 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R37 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With more than 100 heartwarming photos, Warrior Pups is an illustrated tribute to the amazing people at the San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base who transform wriggly little puppies into the heroic military working dogs that help fight the global war on terror. Throughout its pages, the reader learns how *these dogs are trained to detect IEDs and terrorist ambushes. *they are nurtured with lots of love and attention from their foster families. *they are honored by the handlers and troops who walk behind them in the combat zone. Warrior Pups tells the story in words and images of these exceptional dogs and the fosters, trainers, and handlers from all branches of the military who are committed to making the US Military Working Dog Program the best of its kind.

Desktop Dog Park (Paperback): Conor Riordan Desktop Dog Park (Paperback)
Conor Riordan
R175 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R37 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

What's more entertaining and joyous than a trip to the dog park with your pup? A Desktop Dog Park you can enjoy during work hours! Create your own canine oasis with this adorable kit, featuring the world's most well behaved dogs. Kit includes: 5 tiny resin dogs of various breeds1 itty-bitty fire hydrant (for when nature calls)A felt "lawn" to set the scene and keep your pups containedA 32-page mini book exploring the goings-on at the neighborhood dog hangout

The Tao of Pug (Paperback): Nancy Levine, Wilson the Pug The Tao of Pug (Paperback)
Nancy Levine, Wilson the Pug
R285 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R19 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Playful, endearing, and clearly profound, The Tao of Pug looks at the big picture from the eyes of a little dog. Meet Wilson the Pug, a dog with a great deal of wisdom to share. A much-admired spiritual teacher, Wilson lives by the principles of the Tao Te Ching, the ancient Chinese text on the art of living. Passed on through the generations from his ancestor Pug-tzu--companion to the philosopher and author of the Tao Te Ching, Lao-tzu--the wisdom of the Tao has helped Wilson lead a simple, peaceful, and fulfilling life. Deciding it was time to share this spiritual knowledge, Wilson enlisted the help of his owner (and photographer), Nancy Levine, to bring you The Tao of Pug. Each photograph captures Wilson's charm and humor as he illustrates the timeless principles of the Tao Te Ching with examples from his active life alongside quotes from the original text. With his adorably expressive face, funny poses, and trademark yin-yang coat, Wilson has an unmistakable magnetism that has won him countless admirers, of all canine and philosophical persuasions. Wilson's comical lessons on life pair beautifully with Levine's delightful photographs to make The Tao of Pug a must-have book for pug lovers of any age.

Susie's Senior Dogs (Hardcover): Erin Stanton Susie's Senior Dogs (Hardcover)
Erin Stanton
R361 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R65 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 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.

Shiba Inus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Laura Payton Shiba Inus (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Laura Payton
R187 R153 Discovery Miles 1 530 Save R34 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This bold and courageous canine was originally bred in Japan to hunt small game in mountainous areas. The Shiba is an active breed that makes both an excellent watchdog and a loyal companion. This book, an updated addition to Barron's " Complete Pet Owner's Manuals " series, advises on all aspects health care, caging, training, nutrition, behavior, and more. Written primarily for prospective and inexperienced pet owners, as well as for older children who are learning about responsible pet care, Barron's " Complete Pet Owner's Manuals " present basic pet care information. The many titles in this series cover all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health care--and, where applicable, grooming and training.

My Dog Has Arthritis - .. But Lives Life to the Full! (Paperback): Gill Carrick My Dog Has Arthritis - .. But Lives Life to the Full! (Paperback)
Gill Carrick
R234 R204 Discovery Miles 2 040 Save R30 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book gives our canine friends the voice they've been longing for. With expert input from vets, dog dieticians and specialists in complementary therapies, it covers a range of topics, and answers all the vital questions raised by this disease, helping owners judge when their canine companion needs help. Areas covered in the book are the types of canine arthritis; the importance of an early diagnosis; the different kinds of treatment available; and hopes for the future.

Biscuit's Birthday (Paperback): Alyssa Satin Capucilli Biscuit's Birthday (Paperback)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
R79 R65 Discovery Miles 650 Save R14 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

It's Biscuit's birthday, and he's having a party! Join his friends in helping him celebrate. There are eight pages of activities at the end of the book, including a word search, maze, matching game, and more. Includes eight pages of activities!

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