Daily reflections, guidance, and sound advice from a top trainer and competitor. Confused by your canine? Monique Anstee believes we have made dog training much too hard, when it really is very simple. Anstee teaches you to think differently, which will help you get out of your mind and into the moment. Monique Anstee trains dogs kindly, but effectively, and her clients love her for her honesty. Now, she has compiled a book of daily wisdom in which she shares her most deeply held values and philosophies, and her most sought-after lessons gleaned from more than 25 years in the business. With her signature no-nonsense approach and wry sense of humour, Anstee shares reflections that will inspire a-ha moments, nurture your confidence, and invite you to be more authentic with yourself and with your dog. When should you reward, and when should you tell him to try harder? How can you create ten moments a day where you can praise your dog sincerely? How can you use your own thoughts, beliefs, and body language to improve communication with your dog? How are we creating reactivity in our dogs? Anstee offers a new and inspiring way to think about your relationship with your dog, tempered with the clear-eyed perspective of one who has seen dogs and their owners find solutions to all kinds of problems. She empowers her readers to affirm their instincts with their dog, and to believe in the power to change together, each and every day.
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.
It's been said that you shouldn't make the mistake of treating your dogs like a human, or they'll treat you like a dog. Nevertheless, lots of pooches are picky eaters or couch potatoes, as well as best friend and confident. In MY DOG THINKS HE'S HUMAN, a veterinarian offers ideas for keeping dogs active and content, without offering them the master bedroom. From choosing a puppy to training Rover to ignore the postman, here are a vet's best tips and tricks for keeping a happy, healthy pet.
Terry Ryan is one of the most well-known figures in the world of positive dog training. She has been a mentor to a generation of trainers world-wide. In The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog, Terry presents a complete guide to help families raise a happy and well-mannered dog using techniques and games that are both fun and effective. Though this is a new book with a new focus, some will recognize parts from several of Terry's previous books, the original Toolbox For Remodeling Your Problem Dog, Coaching People To Train Their Dogs and The Bark Stops Here. The focus of this book is the family dog and all that phrase implies including the interactions between kids and dogs, household management strategies, common behavioral problems and training games the whole family (and dog!) can enjoy. Terry's fans will remember her 1998 book The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog. This was one the first books to translate the science of dog behavior and training into practical and easily understood skills for both pet owner and trainer. The focus was on how to solve behavior problems. Now, as Terry puts it, her emphasis is on circumventing problems by rewarding good behavior and teaching alternative behaviors to replace those that are less desirable.
For everyone who has ever wished Dr. Spock had written about dogs instead—The Dog Bible is your essential guide to everything you will ever need to know. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers not only the basics, but every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinating and helpful subjects never before collected in one volume. Life-saving advice about the special needs of toy breeds: everything you need to know to protect and enhance their wonderfully long lives Dog Psychology: Eye-opening ideas from an emerging field of study, including a chapter on the weird things dogs do—and why! Tracie Hotchner, lifelong dog owner and author of the million-copy bestseller, Pregnancy and Childbirth, has distilled years of research into one comprehensive, accessible guide. You’ll make hundreds of decisions about your dog’s care during his lifetime. THE DOG BIBLE is here to give you the latest and best information available to help you make those decisions. It’s everything your dog would want you to know.
For dog owners and lovers everywhere, C. J. Frick's Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is a humorous, fully illustrated book that shows us that even when we feel at our worst, our dogs still think we’re the best—so start acting like it!
The experts at Kennel Club Books present the world's largest series of breed-specific canine care books. Each critically acclaimed Comprehensive Owner's Guide covers everything from breed standards to behavior, from training to health and nutrition. With nearly 200 titles in print, this series is sure to please the fancier of even the rarest of breeds!
Meet the world's most unstoppable guard dog, the Fila Brasileiro, a pure-bred superdog from Brazil that is capable of protecting his family and property and impressing all those with whom he comes in contact. The temperament and behavior of the Fila Brasileiro are unique and must be completely understood by a potential owner before deciding to adopt such a powerful and determined canine. This book provides the much-needed factual information about Filas Brasileiros and their ancestry, character and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, training, health care and behavior. The new owner will welcome advice about the pup's arrival, housebreaking and preventing puppy problems.