Living with Blind Dogs

A Resource Book and Training Guide for the Owners of Blind and Low-vision Dogs

Author: Caroline D. Levin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780967225340

Category: Pets

Page: 188

View: 935

'Living with Blind Dogs', now in its second edition, is the only published resource book on this topic. It embodies helpful hints from dozens of blind-dog owners, as well as years of ophthalmic nursing, veterinary, and dog training experiences. Both the veterinary community and dog owners alike continue to praise this text, in which Levin successfully answers the common question: "What do I do now?"

The Education of Will

A Mutual Memoir of a Woman and Her Dog

Author: Patricia B. McConnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501150154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 777

In this powerful, soul-searching memoir, beautifully written in the vein of A Pack of Two and Wild, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell recounts for the first time the compelling story of her dark past, memories of which are triggered by a troubled dog named Will. World-renowned as a source of science and soul, Patricia McConnell combines brilliant insights into canine behavior—gained from her work with aggressive and fearful dogs—with heartwarming stories of her own dogs and their life on the farm. Now, she reveals that it wasn’t just the dogs who had serious problems. For decades Dr. McConnell secretly grappled with her own guilt and fear, which were rooted in the harrowing traumas of her youth. Patricia is forced to face her past by her love for a young Border Collie named Will, whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core. In order to save Will from this dangerous behavior, she must find her own will to heal, and along the way learn that will power by itself is not enough. Interweaving enlightening stories of her clients’ dogs with tales of her deepening bond with Will, Patricia recounts her fight to reclaim her life. Hopeful and inspiring, the redemptive message of her journey is that, while trauma changes our brains and the past casts a long shadow, healing, for both people and dogs, is possible through hard work, compassion, and mutual devotion.

Dog Bites

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Author: Daniel Mills,Carri Westgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455616

Category:

Page: N.A

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The issue of dog bites and dog aggression directed at humans is frequently in the media. However, scientific research and evidence on the subject is scattered and sparse. Public and political opinions are often misinformed and out of proportion to the extent of the problem. Experts who have researched into the many facets involved in the subject have not so far pooled their knowledge together. Dog Bites aims to bring together expert knowledge of the current situation from a wide variety of disciplines to provide information to the many people and professions affected by the issue. Subjects range from the practical, medical, behavioural, sociological and theoretical, but the overall approach of the book is to be objective and integrative. Topics addressed include the genetic basis of aggression, the public image of aggressive dogs, bite statistics, risk factors, the forensics and surgical aspects of dog bites, international legal perspectives, court evidence, first aid treatment, zoonotic disease potential, behavioural rehabilitation options, risk to children and a consideration of why some dogs kill. All contributors are academic or long-standing professional experts in their field and represent a wide spread of international expertise. The issue is an important one for pet owners, vets, animal shelters, and anyone who works with dogs, such as the police. This book is a valuable resource for them as well as for animal behaviourists, academic researchers, health professionals, dog breeders and handlers.

Citizen Canine

Our Evolving Relationship with Cats and Dogs

Author: David Grimm

Publisher: Public Affairs

ISBN: 1610391330

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 6733

A pet-lover and award-winning journalist traces the history of cats and dogs and the changing social attitudes that transformed these furry creatures from pests and hunting tools in the middle ages to their current status as beloved family members. 30,000 first printing.

The Secret History of Kindness: Learning from How Dogs Learn

Author: Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393247236

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 2603

An intimate, surprising look at man’s best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist’s work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.

Mine!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810258

Category: Animal behavior therapy

Page: N.A

View: 7862

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Author: Julie Shaw,Debbie Martin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0813813182

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 9898

Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides the veterinary technician with a solid foundation in behavioral medicine. Designed as a daily resource for interacting with and educating pet owners, the book familiarizes readers with the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of dogs and cats. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses offers a complete guide to the technician’s role in behavioral preventive services and how to assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention. Covering the roles of animal behavior professionals, normal development of dogs and cats, and the human-animal bond, the book includes correlations from human mental health care throughout. The book encompasses learning theory, preventive behavioral services, standardized behavior modification terms and techniques, and veterinary behavior pharmacology. Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is an essential resource for veterinary technicians to realize their full potential and become a pivotal component of the behavioral health care team for canine and feline patients. Key features Equips veterinary technicians with a thorough grounding in behavioral medicine to help them better understand and care for their patients Presents practical information for managing canine and feline behavior cases Focuses on the technician’s central role in behavior medicine, emphasizing opportunities for coordinating and assisting the behavioral health care team to ensure that it is effective and efficient Offers advice on effective client communication to better educate pet owners and assist the veterinarian with behavioral intervention Provides a full understanding of the behavioral, mental, and emotional needs of canine and feline patients Includes access to a companion website offering forms, handouts, and the images from the book for download

Retrieving for All Occasions

Foundations for Excellence in Gun Dog Training

Author: Elsa Blomster,Lena Gunnarsson

Publisher: Klickerförlaget Göteborg AB

ISBN: 9198161350

Category: Pets

Page: 254

View: 6975

Do you have a gun dog and want to have a great time working with your dog and perhaps enter a field trial? Do you want to find a training method where your dog has just as much fun as you do? Do you want to learn how to combine reward based training and field trial training? If so, this is the book for you. Retrieving for All Occasions is an accessible and inspiring book about how you can use the reward based training philosophy in your gun dog training. The book describes an approach to gun dog training that will challenge you to try something new – if you have the desire and will to do so. This book includes over 100 exercises to train a talented spaniel or retriever. The exercises are for introductory field trial classes for spaniels and retrievers, but this book is also useful for those who have pointers or setters and want to train them for gun dog work.

Lend Me an Ear

The Temperament, Selection, and Training of the Hearing Dog

Author: Martha Hoffman

Publisher: Dogwise Pub

ISBN: 9781617811210

Category: Pets

Page: 220

View: 2026

Compared to dogs, all humans are hearing-challenged But it takes more than sharp ears to be a hearing Dog. Mixed companion-breed dogs from shelters and rescues have proven themselves to be more talented for this career than any existing dog breed. When a curious, people-loving busybody of a mutt with a natural interest in sounds is trained and paired with the right human partner, wonderful things happen. Martha explains: The complex temperament of the perfect Hearing Dog Testing methods to select shelter dogs for Hearing Dog potential Dog-friendly training methods for teaching a dog to alert to sounds

Playtime for Your Dog

Keep Him Busy Throughout the Day

Author: Christina Sondermann

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783861279228

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 2458

Part of the pleasure of owning a dog is the mutual fun that results from the playing of games. However these games also have a role in the development and well-being of dogs, not least of which is building up a dog’s self confidence and boosting dog/owner relationships. The purpose of this book is to help pet owners discover and employ games and activities on an everyday basis that both owners and dogs will enjoy, and that will contribute towards the animal's fitness and training. Marvel at the super-abilities of your dog's sense of smell. Make his daily walks an exciting adventure. Find enough inspiration in your living room to exercise his basic play instincts. Take the opportunity when appropriate to turn your garden into a dog's adventure playground.

Gamify Your Dog Training

Training Games for Group Training

Author: Terry Ryan

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617812056

Category:

Page: 150

View: 7357

Veterinary Psychopharmacology

Author: Sharon L. Crowell-Davis,Thomas Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470344148

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 9909

Every day veterinarians in practice are asked to treat pets exhibiting problem behaviors. In the last several years pharmacologic treatments of behavior have made significant advances and can serve as a critical part of therapy. Veterinary Pscyhopharmacology is a complete source of current knowledge on the subject of pharmacologic behavior modification that veterinarians can turn to for the answers they need. Classification of disorders is eschewed in favor of in-depth explanations of pharmacologic options in inducing behavior changes. Special emphasis is given to explaining the underlying mechanism of pharmacologic agents used in therapy; thus, veterinarians will know not only which drugs to prescribe but why they should be prescribed and how they work. Veterinary behaviorists, their students and residents, veterinary practitioners of all levels, and veterinary students will find this book invaluable in providing information about their patients' behavior problems and the psychoactive medications that might help them.

Home alone and happy!

Essential life skills for preventing separation anxiety in dogs and puppies

Author: Kate Mallatratt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848616

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 579

Many owners leave the house without considering their dog’s emotional needs when left alone. Some dogs are fine, some suffer in silence – some become agitated, vocal and destructive. This book gives you the tools you need to teach your dog how to enjoy his own company, before behavioural problems arise, so you can both spend quality time apart.

Brain Games for Dogs

Author: Claire Arrowsmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862773

Category: Dogs

Page: 160

View: 3649

'Brain Games For Dogs' is a brilliantly conceived compendium of fun games, tricks and activities that you can enjoy with your dog that will help to stretch and challenge it mentally and allow it to enjoy a top quality workout for the mind.

Behaviour Problems in Small Animals E-Book

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen,Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037206

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 3779

This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.

Gymnastricks

Author: Carmen Meyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910488423

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1409

Detector dog

A Talking Dogs Scentwork® Manual

Author: Pam Mackinnon

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787111628

Category: Pets

Page: 112

View: 5345

As a drug detector dog handler with HM Customs & Excise, Pam Mackinnon searched all over the UK, from oil rigs to cruise ships, postal depots to airports, and vehicles to houses. Combining her detection skills with her work as a dog training and behaviour consultant, Pam developed the UK's most successful scentwork training programme that teaches all dogs to become detector dogs. With almost 30 years’ experience, you and your dog are in safe hands as Pam takes you through each stage of scentwork, beginning with introducing your dog to a specific scent, through starter searches, and on to advanced work, indoors and out. Aided by illustrations and full colour photographs of many different breeds at work, this manual will open up a whole new world of activities that you and your dog can enjoy together. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}