Helping minds meet

Skills for a better life with your dog

Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845845765

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 4989

This unique book, written by professionals in the field, explains how and why misunderstandings occur between us and our canine companions, and how we can work to resolve them. It aims to help us adjust the way we interact with our dogs, in order to help our dogs be well behaved, whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy fulfilling relationships and a good quality of life with them.

When man meets dog

What a difference a dog makes

Author: Chris Blazina

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849841

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 3582

Have you ever wondered why dogs are considered ‘man’s best friend?’ In this book, Psychologist Dr Christopher Blazina explains the importance of the unique bond between men and dogs. There are widely-held beliefs that males naturally transition into a state of self-imposed seclusion and emotional detachment in adulthood. Even relying on another person violates the rules of being a man. When Man Meets Dog explores how the bond with animal companions bypasses many of these barriers, helping males develop into happier, healthier men. What a difference a dog can make! It’s also important to discuss the other side of attachment: loss. Again, the mixed messages men receive lead to difficulties with managing grief. When Man Meets Dog is the first book to discuss men’s continuing bonds with a lost animal companion. A continuing bond is a new way of reconnecting and preserving the memory of this unique connection. When Man Meets Dog is a memoir with a purpose. Chris shares his very personal story of how two shelter dogs not only changed the direction of his life, but also how he defines what it means to be a man.

Life skills for puppies

Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845452

Category: Puppies

Page: 96

View: 9299

Approaching puppy education from the puppy's perspective, this book presents the key skills a dog needs to cope with life, and assists owners in developing a fulfilling relationship with their puppy. Beautiful photographs illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress.

Heart-felt dogs

The canines behind the art

Author: Stephanie Cowburn

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1787114481

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 2512

Some people own a dog, whilst others are owned by their dogs – but either way the relationship between each is unique and special. Dogs come into our lives, bringing with them a level of devotion never before experienced . They make us laugh at their antics and funny ways, and when they leave us after a life-too-short, they break our hearts and leave our homes empty and echoing. This book is a collection of stories, photographs and illustrations that will make you laugh and cry. The stories are based on real dogs, who have been lovingly recreated by Stephanie as handmade felt models. A book that will appeal to both creative felt-makers and dog lovers alike. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

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: 6534

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.

No walks? No worries!

Maintaining wellbeing in dogs on restricted exercise

Author: Sian Ryan,Helen Zulch,Peter Baumber

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846052

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 7488

Meeting a dog’s physical, mental, and emotional needs during a period of limited mobility can help reduce the possibility of future behaviour problems, alleviate some of the stress of caring for a less active canine, and help aid recovery. Encouraging owners to reflect upon, and take into account, their dog’s individual requirements in advance of surgery or other lifestyle-limiting event, the book also contains information and advice about appropriate activities that owners can introduce to their dog’s daily routine whilst walks are limited.

Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847379575

Category: Pets

Page: 368

View: 4287

As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive Abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dogwill allow dog owners to look at their pets' behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.

Dog Bites

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Author: Daniel Mills,Carri Westgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455616

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5150

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.

Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547727496

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 7936

This guide by the author of Merle’s Door is “beneficial for anyone who wants to ensure that their dogs will be healthy and well” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). From the bestselling author who offers “the most utterly compelling translation of dog to human I have ever seen” (Jeffrey Masson), this is a joyful chronicle of a dog and a groundbreaking answer to the question: How can we give our dogs the happiest, healthiest lives? When Ted Kerasote was ready for a new dog after losing his beloved Merle—who died too soon, as all our dogs do—he knew he wanted to give his puppy Pukka the longest life possible. But how to do that? So much has changed in the way we feed, vaccinate, train, and live with our dogs from even a decade ago. In an adventure that echoes The Omnivore’s Dilemma with a canine spin, Kerasote tackles these subjects, questioning our conventional wisdom and emerging with vital new information that will surprise even the most knowledgeable dog lovers. Can a purebred be as healthy as a mixed breed? How many vaccines are too many? Should we rethink spaying and neutering? Is raw food really healthier than kibble, and should your dog be chewing more bones? Traveling the world and interviewing breeders, veterinarians, and leaders of the animal-welfare movement, Kerasote pulls together the latest research to help us rethink the everyday choices we make for our companions. And as he did in Merle’s Door, Kerasote interweaves fascinating science with the charming stories of raising Pukka among his dog friends in their small Wyoming village. Funny, revelatory, and full of the delights of falling in love with a dog, Pukka’s Promise will help redefine the potential of our animal partners.

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 438

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

Bonding with Your Dog

A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship

Author: Victoria Schade

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470480724

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 5232

The human-canine bond: a relationship steeped in love with equal parts mutual respect, trust, and regard In this groundbreaking book, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade reveals that a successful relationship between you and your dog isn't about establishing yourself as the pack leader, but about building a meaningful bond. She explains how this bond forms the core of your entire relationship; if it's lacking, it's the primary source of any frustration you may be having with your dog. First, you'll take a quiz to help you gauge your current relationship with your dog. Next, you'll learn the building blocks for creating a positive, mutually rewarding bond-from granting privileges to being unpredictable to offering ample praise and playtime. You'll discover how a bonded dog: Listens to obedience cues Wants you in her sightlines, even in intriguing environments Doesn't escape through open doorways Understands and follows your house rules Wants to be close to you and work with you Truly trusts and respects you Whether you share your heart and home with a puppy, an adolescent, or a senior dog, it's never too early or too late to build a bond to last a lifetime-and this book shows you how.

Babies, kids and dogs

Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

Author: Melissa Fallon,Vickie Davenport

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110389

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 6326

Children and dogs both benefit mentally and physically from a harmonious relationship. Dogs help to develop empathy and social skills in children, as well as build their confidence. It is, however, important to also develop this confidence in our dogs, and prepare them to be around babies and children. Bite prevention is vital, and, therefore, we need to teach our dogs and children how to behave correctly around and with each other. Babies, Kids and Dogs will advise how to create safe, positive and harmonious relationships between children and dogs, allowing a dog to relax in the presence of children. Included within are instructional colour photographs, tables to assist with assessing and training your dog, and step-by-step exercises. Educational Champ and Charlie illustrations help engage the interest of young children, in order to teach them about behaving appropriately when interacting with their canine friends. Throughout, the book suggests ways to promote safe interactions, and develop lifelong friendships. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Before and After Getting Your Puppy

The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Ian Dunbar

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313441

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 4703

Before & After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines: completing owner education and preparation assessing a puppy’s prior socialization and education teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people learning bite inhibition a continuing program of ongoing training In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr Dunbar’s kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451621716

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 7767

You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!

The Dog's Mind

Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

Author: Bruce Fogle

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055137

Category: Pets

Page: 201

View: 9271

"Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing." —R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.

Brain Games for Dogs

Author: Claire Arrowsmith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842862773

Category: Dogs

Page: 160

View: 5430

'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.

Smart But Scattered Teens

The Executive Skills Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential

Author: Richard Guare,Peg Dawson,Colin Guare

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182294

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 293

View: 3436

Uses key principles from the business world to help teens get organized, stay focused, and control their impulses.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1352

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein–a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of a dog’s efforts to hold together his family in the face of a divisive custody battle. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals. On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

The Book of the Bitch

A Complete Guide to Understanding and Caring for Bitches

Author: J. M. Evans,Kay White

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781860540233

Category: Pets

Page: 232

View: 2048

A complete guide to caring for bitches for the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner

For the Life of Your Dog

A Complete Guide to Having a Dog From Adoption and Birth Through Sickness and Health

Author: Greg Louganis,Betsy Siino Sikora

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671024515

Category: Pets

Page: 272

View: 2899

The authors present a philosophy of dog ownership, from the challenges of raising a puppy through the rewards of living with an older dog