Life skills for puppies

Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845452

Category: Puppies

Page: 96

View: 6987

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.

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: 7286

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: 8507

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: 5362

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.

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: 2160

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.

Gods, ghosts and black dogs

The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 2214

People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same way that a detective story does. Starting with a look at the origins of folk tales involving dogs, you’ll find facts, history and humour aplenty from all around the world.

Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416583432

Category: Pets

Page: 384

View: 968

A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.

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: 5973

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}

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: 5501

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.

Pukka's Promise

The Quest for Longer-Lived Dogs

Author: Ted Kerasote

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547727496

Category: Pets

Page: 448

View: 3668

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.

Bones Would Rain from the Sky

Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs

Author: Suzanne Clothier

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446571036

Category: Pets

Page: 320

View: 5773

Akin to Monty Roberts's The Man Who Listens to Horses and going light-years beyond The Hidden Life of Dogs, this extraordinary book takes a radical new direction in understanding our life with canines and offers us astonishing new lessons about our pets. From changing the misbehaviors and habits that upset us, to seeing the world from their unique and natural perspective, to finding a deep connection with another being, BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY will help you receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dog you love.

Dog Bites

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Author: Daniel Mills,Carri Westgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455616

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1642

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.

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Author: Chris Zink,Janet B. Van Dyke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119380456

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 4023

Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, Second Edition offers a thoroughly revised and updated new edition of this gold standard reference for all aspects of sports medicine and rehabilitation, encompassing basic science and integrated veterinary and physical therapy approaches. Presents current, state-of-the-art information on sports medicine and rehabilitation in dogs Offers perspectives from an international list of expert authors Covers all topics related to veterinary care of the canine athlete and all active dogs Includes illustrations and photographs throughout to demonstrate key concepts Provides clinical cases that set the information in context

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: 2217

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.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

A Novel

Author: Garth Stein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061738098

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4456

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 Misunderstood Dog

Break Free of the Myths About Man's Best Friend and Learn How to Train Your Dog With Facts, Not Fiction

Author: Jordan Rothman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480071322

Category: Pets

Page: 118

View: 3940

Dogs aren't born knowing what's considered polite in human society--nor are they secretly out to conquer the household. Dogs have concerns like: where's the ball, when's the next walk, and is there chicken on today's menu? But people often misinterpret dog behavior and the results are frustration, training that doesn't work, and more "bad" behavior. In this accessible and often humorous book, certified dog trainer and behavior counselor Jordan Rothman tells dog lovers how to take advantage of their human smarts (the only training tool they need), to be well on the way to a refined canine. In straightforward prose, the author addresses: -The myths that surround dogs and how they affect us. -The causes of common dog behavior problems, and the solutions. -How reading dog body language makes life with dogs easier. -Human tendencies that get in the way of dog training efforts. Learn how to use modern, humane, science-based dog training methods to train a dog through everyday interactions. The tools of the trade are fun, games, and play to encourage and reward behaviors you like. In one fell swoop the dog training process becomes easier, more enjoyable, and more efficient. The Misunderstood Dog is a simple, practical guide for anyone who shares a home with a pet dog, whether puppy or adult, purebred or mixed breed.

Animals Make Us Human

Creating the Best Life for Animals

Author: Temple Grandin,Catherine Johnson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547393954

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 5580

How can we give animals the best life-- for them? What does an animal need to be happy? In her groundbreaking, best-selling book Animals in Translation, Temple Grandin drew on her own experience with autism as well as her experience as an animal scientist to deliver extraordinary insights into how animals think, act, and feel. Now she builds on those insights to show us how to give our animals the best and happiest life-- on their terms, not ours. Knowing what causes animals physical pain is usually easy, but pinpointing emotional distress is much harder. Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals and then explains how to fulfill the specific needs of dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, zoo animals, and even wildlife. Whether it’s how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures. Animals Make Us Human is the culmination of almost thirty years of research, experimentation, and experience. This is essential reading for anyone who’s ever owned, cared for, or simply cared about an animal.

Being a Dog

Following the Dog Into a World of Smell

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476796041

Category: Pets

Page: 336

View: 8969

From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”

How to win friends & influence people

Author: Dale Carnegie

Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9352613937

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7287

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Not Afraid of Dogs

Author: Susanna Pitzer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802780679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8598

Young Daniel must confront his fear of dogs when his mom dog sits his aunt's pet.