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Cleopatra's Confessions - Cleopatra J. Cat, Larry Arnstein, Zack Arnstein & Joey Arnstein Cover Art

Cleopatra's Confessions

Cleopatra's Confessions A Feline Guide to Coping with Dogs, Humans, and Other Pointless Interruptions to a Good Nap by Cleopatra J. Cat, Larry Arnstein, Zack Arnstein & Joey Arnstein

Humans have a purpose in this world: providing high-quality cat food, both wet and dry, also the Minimum Daily Cat Requirement of petting(not less than two hours),and most important, making available a good Sleep Environment for a cat. This must include comfortable chairs, couches, beds, countertops and a variety of floor surfaces: bare wood, a cool cement area, linoleum, and carpeting. Carpeting is required not only as an Essential Sleep Option, but also for puking on. Never puke on anything not covered by carpeting. Dogs, on the other hand, serve no useful purpose. All they can do is disturb and disrupt, specifically disturb and disrupt cat sleeping activity. Fortunately, dogs can be trained. It’s a nuisance, but it can be done. This book contains detailed tips on training your dog, but for starters, know that a couple of quick scratches to your dog’s snout will have a very positive effect.


Respect Training for Puppies: 30 Seconds to a Calm, Polite, Well-Behaved Puppy - Michele Welton Cover Art

Respect Training for Puppies: 30 Seconds to a Calm, Polite, Well-Behaved Puppy

Respect Training for Puppies: 30 Seconds to a Calm, Polite, Well-Behaved Puppy by Michele Welton

Thirty Seconds to a Polite, Calm, Well-Behaved Puppy. 30 seconds? Yes, 30 seconds.  Bear with me for a moment, and I'll explain. :) Some people think that obedience training is the key to making a puppy well-behaved. They hope that by taking their puppy to a one-hour obedience class every week.... and maybe spending another hour each night practicing the commands, their puppy will be well-behaved. But the truth is that very little obedience training needs to be done with a puppy to get him to be well-behaved. That's right.  Very little obedience training. Keep in mind that I've instructed obedience classes for over 35 years, so I certainly wouldn't say that unless it was true. The truth is that what a puppy needs most is to be RAISED the right way. Raising a puppy the right way includes some obedience training, yes. But teaching obedience commands like "Sit" or "Stay" only influences about 20% of the way your puppy ends up behaving. On the other hand, how you live with the puppy around the house every single day influences 80% or more of his behavior. And that's where the 30 seconds to a calm, polite, well-behaved puppy comes in! Respect Training for Puppies: 30 Seconds to a Calm, Polite, Well-Behaved Puppy is a BALANCED training method that includes positive reinforcement for good behavior, plus corrections for unwanted behavior. I will show you which behaviors you should expect your puppy to do – and how to teach those behaviors and make sure that he does them.... every time. I'll show you which behaviors you should stop your puppy from doing – and how to stop him. Everything your puppy needs to know to be a top-notch canine citizen is included!


On Talking Terms With Dogs - Turid Rugaas Cover Art

On Talking Terms With Dogs

On Talking Terms With Dogs
Calming Signals 2nd Edition
by Turid Rugaas

Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals,” which are signals dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and people. These are the dogs’ attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. Companion DVD, 'Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You,' DTB788, is also available. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog. Click here to view an excerpt. What reviewers are saying... DOGWORLD This little book by Norwegian trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas provides a dog-to-human dictionary of canine body language. Through years of observation, Rugaas has identified gestures and movements that dogs use to signal to other dogs-- and humans –that they have peaceful intentions. They also use calming signals when they are stressed. These signals include yawning, sniffing the ground, licking the nose, and looking away, to name a few… In perhaps the biggest improvement in the second edition, the calming signals are now presented in full-color photographs, rather than the somewhat crude line drawings that illustrated the first. If you have read the first edition, consider buying and reading the second: Unless you’re an expert on calming signals, the photographs and new text will surely be illuminating. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by international dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a truly "user-friendly" guide to understanding and communicating with your dog. Introducing its readers to many conceptual tactics and subtle tendencies which might imply the dog's desires, On Talking Terms With Dogs is an invaluable reference for dog owners who truly wish to help their friend to an ultimate happiness. On Talking Terms With Dogs is very strongly recommended to all dog owners, especially those highly devoted and owners of multiple canine companions. James A. Cox CANINE REVIEW Some books make you think, and this little book by Rugaas does just that. It gives an interpretation of body language of dogs. More specifically, body language dogs use with each other and with us to calm down a situation. It’s an enjoyable read that can be accomplished in an hour on a Sunday morning. It helped me better understand some of the point-costing behaviors my dogs produce in the obedience ring… If you deal with dogs in stressful situations, or even just want to understand your dog’s behavior better, I think you would find this book helpful and enlightening. Marlene Parish NORTH SHORE NEWS When trying to communicate with someone who does not speak the same language it is natural to resort to gestures and to pay close attention to general body movements. It is the same principal that guides our understanding of basic dog language. Turid Rugaas has spent much of her life working with dogs. Through her studies and sensitive approach she has been able to achieve a rapport that is based on mutual respect. She states, “if you want your dog to respect you, you must also respect your dog.” Through this foundation, she has established a level of communication that is attainable for dog lovers everywhere. Dogs provide many signals during their interaction with each other – by paying attention to these signals and their desired effects, we can all learn to better relate to our canine friends.


The Art of Training Your Dog: How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar - Monks of New Skete & Marc Goldberg Cover Art

The Art of Training Your Dog: How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar

The Art of Training Your Dog: How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar by Monks of New Skete & Marc Goldberg

Fully train your dog in just six weeks with this revolutionary new method. The Monks of New Skete, long-time breeders of German shepherds and renowned trainers of all breeds and mixes, have codeveloped a successful new training technique. They and Marc Goldberg, who pioneered the approach, offer you and your canine companion a way forward using a game-changing tool: the invisible leash or electronic collar. Now in paperback, The Art of Training Your Dog presents their compassionate, efficient system along with helpful advice on choosing the best collar. At the right moment, using a light touch—that many humans can’t even feel—strategically refocuses your dog’s attention. This method helps you create effortless teaching moments that tie into your dog’s pack instincts and help strengthen your bond with your dog. In as little as six weeks, your pup can master good leash manners; obey basic commands, such as sit, down, and stay; stop problematic behaviors; and play safely off leash with consistent recall.


Psychiatric Service Dogs Training: The Aid Of A Psychiatric Service Dog - Dr. Marge Davis Cover Art

Psychiatric Service Dogs Training: The Aid Of A Psychiatric Service Dog

Psychiatric Service Dogs Training: The Aid Of A Psychiatric Service Dog by Dr. Marge Davis

This book is dedicated to the veterans of all wars, who with good reason comprise a large portion of those with PTSD and other related disabilities. Of course, it doesn't take the carnage of war to cause PTSD; If our own “worst nightmares” become reality, severe psychological wounds can occur when the horror of the traumatic experience crosses the threshold of tolerance. PTSD isn't about what's wrong with you. It's about what happened to you. In this book, you will discover: - CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION - WHAT ARE SERVICE DOGS - CHAPTER TWO SERVICE DOGS TRAINING - DOGS CHARACTERISTICS THAT QUALIFY THEM TO BE SERVICE DOGS - BEFORE TRAINING - TYPES OF SERVICE DOGS - Guide Dog - The Hearing Aid Dogs - And so much more! Get your copy today!


The Poodle Handbook - Linda Whitwam Cover Art

The Poodle Handbook

The Poodle Handbook
The Essential Guide to Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodles
by Linda Whitwam

The 264-page  FULL COLOUR Poodle Handbook is the most up-to-date and in-depth book on Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodles.  This is essential reading for anyone getting a Poodle puppy, adult or rescue dog & the only reference book you’ll ever need. It guides you from Day 1 right through to caring for your dog in old age. British canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with accredited Poodle experts to answer the dozens of questions every new & potential owner has. Together they provide a blueprint for a rewarding lifelong partnership between you & your new arrival. Poodles are complex dogs. Packed full of insider tips from established breeders and over 100 colour photos, this book helps you understand what makes your Poodle tick, then how best to respond & take care of him or her. Puppies - Learn: Getting Through the First Few Days & Nights Where Should Puppy Sleep? Typical Poodle Traits The Differences Between the Standard, Toy & Miniature Understanding Your Puppy & Building a Bond Crate Training & Housetraining Obedience Training, incl. Sit, Stay, Recall, Lead & Clicker Training Dealing with Unwanted Behaviour Puppy Biting Socialization What Poodles DON’T like How Often to Bathe & Groom Your Poodle Feeding a Puppy, Adult & Senior Dog Exercise – How Often & How Much? If you haven’t got your puppy yet, save money & potential heartache by following our guidelines: Where NOT to Buy a Poodle From How to Spot a Poorly-Bred Pup How to Find a Good Breeder & Questions to Ask How to Pick a Healthy Pup or Adult Dog Choosing the Right Temperament Male or Female? Puppy-Proofing Your Home Finding & Caring for Rescue Poodles Poodle Health is covered in depth, including Ailments which can Affect Poodles, Allergies, Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming & De-Fleaing. Recognising symptoms of ill health early on can prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vets’ bills. REVIEWS FOR THE CANINE HANDBOOKS: “Fantastic informative book bursting with information about poodles of all sizes. We’ve only had our 8 month old poodle for 3 months and are first-time dog owners. So the book is perfect for us as it is full of information from grooming to training and everything in between!” G. WILCOX, CHESHIRE, UK   “What a wonderful book! My husband and I have been reading it and have so far loved all the useful information. I find it easy to reference topics that I want to learn more about right away. As well as causally reading just for pleasure. All in all a great book,” K. WINDLER, USA “Brilliant first-time owner manual. I have just got my first puppy, a toy poodle. This book has got lots of information and tips, written very clearly and easy to understand. It covers all ages from puppy to old age and any topic you can think of to help bring up a well behaved and healthy dog. I have already picked up some great tips for my puppy Maple!” N. HARPER, WARWICKSHIRE, UK “Excellent reference manual. Very enjoyable read! Concise and informative for both experienced and novice poodle owners. Highly recommend this Handbook. In fact have ordered a second one for my daughter as don't think I would get mine back,” B. YOUNG, HAMPSHIRE, UK “I have been lucky enough to have dogs all of my life and had rather thought that bringing up a poodle pup would be a similar experience to my other pups! How wrong could I have been! I now realise that I was not at all ready for the level of intelligence, sensitivity and incredibly loving nature of my little man - all, I now realise, typical of poodles!  “I have found this book extremely informative, well written and, obviously, hugely well researched. The book covers every question I have had and will, I am confident, be able to help me with as my pup grows to maturity and settles himself into my little 'pack'. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering embarking on the joyous journey of poodle ownership!” G. HARVEY-JONES, HEREFORDSHIRE, UK


How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend - Monks of New Skete Cover Art

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend A Training Manual for Dog Owners by Monks of New Skete

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her lifeIn its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.


The Other Family Doctor - Karen Fine Cover Art

The Other Family Doctor

The Other Family Doctor A Veterinarian Explores What Animals Can Teach Us About Love, Life, and Mortality by Karen Fine

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Calling all animal lovers! A heartwarming memoir about one woman's career as a vet and the unique role pets play in our lives • “Filled with compassion and wisdom, Karen Fine is a healer whose own wounds have deepened her gifts for bringing animals and their people comfort and peace.” —Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus   A tribute to our furry, feathery, scaley, and wet family members, All Creatures Great and Small meets Being Mortal in this compelling memoir of one woman's dream to become a veterinarian. Karen Fine always knew that she wanted to be a vet and wasn't going to let anything stop her: not her allergy to cats, and not the fact that in the '80s veterinary medicine was still a mostly male profession. Inspired by her grandfather, a compassionate doctor who paid house calls to all his (human) patients, Dr. Fine persevered, and brought her Oupa's principles into her own practice, which emphasizes the need to understand her patients’ stories to provide the best possible care.   And in The Other Family Doctor , Dr. Fine shares all these touching, joyful, heartbreaking, and life-affirming tales that make up her career as a vet. There's: • The feral cat who becomes a creature out of a fable when he puts his trust in a young vet to heal his injured paw • The pot-bellied pig who grows too big to fit in the car but remains a cherished part of her family • The surprising colony of perfectly behaved ferrets • The beloved aging pet who gives her people the gift of accompanying them on one final family vacation • The dog who saves his owner's life in a most unexpected way   Woven into Dr. Fine's story are, of course, also the stories of her own pets: the birds, cats, and dogs who have taught her the most valuable lessons—how caring for the animals in our lives can teach us to better care for ourselves, especially when life seems precarious.


The Complete Guide to the Belgian Malinois: Selecting, Training, Socializing, Working, Feeding, and Loving Your New Malinois Puppy - Tarah Schwartz Cover Art

The Complete Guide to the Belgian Malinois: Selecting, Training, Socializing, Working, Feeding, and Loving Your New Malinois Puppy

The Complete Guide to the Belgian Malinois: Selecting, Training, Socializing, Working, Feeding, and Loving Your New Malinois Puppy by Tarah Schwartz

The Belgian Malinois is one of four closely related shepherding breeds that were developed in Belgium during the 1800s. These athletic animals became sought after by herdsmen as tireless herding dogs capable of directing any type of livestock, large or small. Since then, adaptable Belgian Malinois dogs have expanded their influence into nearly every canine career path, becoming renowned for their contributions to military and police work, search and rescue, service dog work, and many other jobs for dogs. This is a hardworking, intense breed of dog that is absolutely devoted to its owners and trainers. The Complete Guide to the Belgian Malinois will become your go-to guide as you navigate the challenges of raising your spirited Belgian Malinois pup into a confident and dependable canine companion. This guidebook is packed with valuable knowledge covering everything from your first few days home with your dog to caring for your aging Malinois. Learn the answers to crucial questions such as: Is a Belgian Malinois the same as a Belgian Shepherd?Is this the right breed for me?How do I prepare my home for a busy Belgian Malinois?Which training methods are most effective for working with the Belgian Malinois? These highly intelligent dogs manage to be both exceptionally easy and remarkably challenging to train. While they will pick up commands quickly, they can also be headstrong and will often test their trainers. Living with an active and strong-willed Belgian Malinois requires determination and dedication, but those who choose to embark on this adventure are often rewarded with a staunch companion with exemplary decorum in public. Gain essential information about owning a Belgian Malinois, including: The history of the Belgian MalinoisThe Belgian Malinois at home and at workHow to find and select your new Malinois companionPreparing your family for a Belgian MalinoisHousehold dangers—indoors and outWhat to expect the first few weeks at homeIntroducing your new Belgian Malinois to existing petsHouse-training the Belgian MalinoisThe importance of socialization and trainingEssential and advanced training techniquesMental and physical exercise ideas for your MalinoisGrooming the Belgian MalinoisBelgian Malinois-specific health and wellness information for every life stage If you are looking for a running companion, an active family dog, or a career canine, a Belgian Malinois may fit the bill. If, however, you are looking for a quiet couch potato to hang out with, this is probably not the breed for you. Becoming a pet parent to an intensely driven dog like the Belgian Malinois is not for the faint of heart, but for those who choose to put in the work, it is well worth the time and effort. This all-inclusive manual to the Belgian Malinois breed will give you the techniques and insights you need to keep your dynamic dog happy, healthy, and well-behaved. This comprehensive guidebook is a must-have book for anyone who loves or lives with a Belgian Malinois!


The Power of Positive Dog Training - Pat Miller Cover Art

The Power of Positive Dog Training

The Power of Positive Dog Training
by Pat Miller

A renowned dog trainer gives you the positive training tools you need to share a lifetime of fun, companionship, and respect with your dog. Plus, you'll get: information on the importance of observing, understanding, and reacting appropriately to your dog's body language; instructions on how to phase out the use of a clicker and treats to introduce more advanced training concepts; a diary to track progress; suggestions for treats your dog will respond to; and a glossary of training terms.


Bernedoodles: A Head to Tail Guide - Sherry Rupke Cover Art

Bernedoodles: A Head to Tail Guide

Bernedoodles: A Head to Tail Guide by Sherry Rupke

What exactly is a Bernedoodle? It’s cross between a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle, and according to fans of this newcomer to the hybrid world, it’s downright adorable. Sherry Rupke of SwissRidge Kennels was the first breeder to deliberately cross Bernese Mountain Dogs and Poodles. Rupke loved everything about the Bernese, except for the short-lived breed’s genetic propensity for cancer. Plus it sheds. And it can be a little stubborn. Rupke decided to add Poodle to the hybrid equation to create an intelligent, lively, healthy and low- to non-shedding dog. Over the past decade, she’s built her Bernedoodle program with care to ensure that each scrupulously health-checked breeding dog has an impeccable pedigree, a calm temperament, and great conformation. "Bernedoodles: A Head to Tail Guide" takes readers on a journey from Rupke’s early days of breeding purebred dogs to establishing her highly successful hybrid program. This comprehensive, easy-to-read and entertaining book also covers everything you need to know about finding the right breeder and puppy, to caring for your Bernedoodle. You’ll discover the best training techniques for Bernedoodles (and any dog) from Rupke’s partner, Lucas Mucha. Anecdotes from owners of SwissRidge Bernedoodles, along with stunning photos, are likely to convince you that this fun, fun, affectionate, and allergy-friendly hybrid is the perfect companion dog. Sherry Rupke began breeding dogs at age 15. A certified Veterinary Technician, Rupke set a goal of producing healthy, happy hybrids dogs that suit any family. The result is a widespread and growing community of satisfied clients. Visit the SwissRidge Kennels website. Sandy Rideout is new to dogs, but not to writing. Visit her website.


The Cat's Meow - Jonathan B. Losos Cover Art

The Cat's Meow

The Cat's Meow How Cats Evolved from the Savanna to Your Sofa by Jonathan B. Losos

The past, present, and future of the world's most popular and beloved pet, from a leading evolutionary biologist and great cat lover. The domestic cat— your cat—has, from its evolutionary origins in Africa, been transformed in comparatively little time into one of the most successful and diverse species on the planet. Jonathan Losos, writing as both a scientist and a cat lover, explores how researchers today are unraveling the secrets of the cat, past and present, using all the tools of modern technology, from GPS tracking (you’d be amazed where those backyard cats roam) and genomics (what is your so-called Siamese cat . . . really?) to forensic archaeology. In addition to solving the mysteries of your cat's past, it gives us a cat's-eye view of today's habitats, including meeting wild cousins around the world whose habits your sweet house cat sometimes eerily parallels. Do lions and tigers meow? If not, why not? Why does my cat leave a dead mouse at my feet (or on my pillow)? Is a pet ocelot a bad idea? When and why did the cat make its real leap off the African plain? What’s with all those cats in Egyptian hieroglyphics? In a genial voice, casually deciphering complex science and history with many examples from his own research and multi-cat household, Losos explores how selection, both natural and artificial, over the last several millennia has shaped the contemporary cat, with new breeds vastly different in anatomy and behavior from their ancestral stock. Yet the cat, ever a predator, still seems only one paw out of the wild, and readily reverts to its feral ways as it occupies new lands around the world. Humans are transforming cats, and they in turn are transforming the world around them. This charming and intelligent book suggests what the future may hold for both Felis catus and Homo sapiens .


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Schutzhund Theory and Training Methods by Susan Barwig

Schutzhund is one of the fastest-growing forms of canine competition in the United States. The desire to have a reliable protector and steady family companion all in the same dog has encouraged interest in the Schutzhund philosophy. Schutzhund began in nineteenth-century Europe as a test of a dog's ability to work for humans. In the early 1900s. Max von Stephanitz refined and redesigned the tests to include obedience, protection and tracking. Schutzhund: Theory and Training Methods, a superb explanation of Schutzhund and its components, shows how obedience, protection and tracking all play an integral part in training a Schutzhund dog. Authors Barwig and Hilliard emphasize selection and raising of the dog to suit the owner's needs as well as crystallizing the goals and techniques in training for each phase of the process. A unique format guides the reader first through an overview of each component and then into the philosophy and training techniques for all activities. Beautifully organized and abundantly illustrated, this book will allow the reader to tailor these training systems to suit individual needs, producing a dog of value to many. Schutzhund: Theory and Training Methods is a volume essential to any obedience or Schutzhund fan's library.


Ecology of the Planted Aquarium - Diana Walstad Cover Art

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium

Ecology of the Planted Aquarium A Practical Manual and Scientific Treatise by Diana Walstad

Book presents scientific information that hobbyists can use to set up and maintain successful planted freshwater aquaria. Book contains practical tips using a question-and-answer format in boxes scattered throughout the text. Hobbyists learn how to keep a healthy and inexpensive aquarium. Although the author prefers “low-tech” methods, she lays out the science that underlies all methods. The author shows that hobbyists can create thriving planted freshwater tanks WITHOUT CO2 injection, fertilizers, expensive lighting, and other high-tech gadgets. Vigorous plant growth can purify the water, protect fish, and reduce tank maintenance. Techniques are backed up by primary scientific references from the aquatic botany, limnology, and chemistry literature.


What the Animals Tell Me - Sonya Fitzpatrick Cover Art

What the Animals Tell Me

What the Animals Tell Me by Sonya Fitzpatrick

If you could talk to your pet, what would it say to you? How do animals communicate with people? And what’s the best way for people to communicate with animals? In the pages of this insightful book, renowned pet psychic Sonya Fitpatrick teaches readers about the secrets of the animal world and how to learn the telepathic language of animals. Dogs, cats, reptiles, horses and wild animals of kinds have a story to tell. Animals have special ways of communicating, which is unfortunately often misunderstood by pet owners, leading to behavioral problems and a disconnect in what might otherwise be an inspiring and loving relationship between pet and pet owner. Through the discussion of her own telepathic powers and by sharing true stories form her clients, Sonya helps pet owners understand their pet’s thinking process, thereby uncovering the basis for many common problem: scratching, barking, soiling, chewing and many more. You’ll read about Sparky, the dog whose deliberate accidents pointed to a strong dislike of his owner’s new boyfriend or Zuki and Spika, two enigmatic iguanas that Sonya helped learn how to live together peacefully, Brass, a horse with an abusive past that threatens a positive relationship with his new owner and Magic, a cat with heart problems that were healed by Sonya’s advance techniques – plus many incredibly and true tales of lost pets found using Sonya’s telepathy. Sonya shares her seven simple steps to communicating with your pet, along with practical guides on care and feeding, emergency preparedness, illness, moving and how to introduce new pets to the household. Pick up a copy of What the Animals Tell Me and discover a wealth of joys in communicating and developing a truly copacetic relationship with your pet.


The Toy & Miniature Poodle - Janice Biniok Cover Art

The Toy & Miniature Poodle

The Toy & Miniature Poodle by Janice Biniok

Discover a whole new world of dogs with these revlutionary, breed-specific guides. These smart and loyal canines can be highly trainable but also quite stubborn. Learn ow to manage their moods and bring out the best in these beautiful dogs.


Bernedoodles. The Ultimate Bernedoodle Dog Manual. Bernedoodle care, costs, feeding, grooming, health and training all included. - George Hoppendale & Asia Moore Cover Art

Bernedoodles. The Ultimate Bernedoodle Dog Manual. Bernedoodle care, costs, feeding, grooming, health and training all included.

Bernedoodles. The Ultimate Bernedoodle Dog Manual. Bernedoodle care, costs, feeding, grooming, health and training all included. by George Hoppendale & Asia Moore

The Ultimate Bernedoodle Dog Manual will answer all the questions you may have when considering sharing your home with this mixed breed. Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets, and how to care for every aspect of your Bernedoodle ’s life. This manual contains all the information you need, from birth to the Rainbow Bridge, including transitioning through house breaking, care, feeding, training and end of life, so that you can make a well-informed decision about whether or not the Bernedoodle  is the breed for you. If you already have a Bernedoodle, this book will teach you everything you need to know to make your dog a happy dog and to make you a happy dog owner. The author George Hoppendale is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Bad treats and snacks - Before you buy - Caring for your aging dog - Choosing the right dog - Daily care - Feeding - Finding a breeder - Good treats and snacks - Grooming - Health and common health problems - House training - Medical care & safety - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Pros and Cons - Puppy proofing your home - Temperament - The first weeks - Training - Vital statistics .... and much more.


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The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook

The Homesteader's Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook Raising a Healthy Flock from Start to Finish by Amy K. Fewell

The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook is the modern homesteader’s guide to raising, feeding, breeding, selling, and enjoying the noblest animal on the farm—the chicken. From the rooster’s crow in the morning, to the warm egg in the nesting box, chickens are the gateway livestock for almost every homesteader and backyard farm enthusiast. In this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know about raising chickens naturally. Fewell guides you in: understanding why chickens do what they docreating your very own poultry or egg businesspreventing and treating ailments with herbal remediessetting up your property, coop, and brooderhatching chickspurchasing chickens properlydishing up nine of her family's favorite recipes for frittatas, quiches, custards, pound cakes, and ice cream made with farm-fresh eggs. This is heritage chicken keeping skills 101, with a modern twist. Not only will you gain knowledge about naturally keeping chickens through every stage of their lives, but you’ll fully embrace the joy and ease of raising all-natural chickens on your homestead.


Dachshund Training: Dog Training for Your Dachshund Puppy - Claudia Kaiser Cover Art

Dachshund Training: Dog Training for Your Dachshund Puppy

Dachshund Training: Dog Training for Your Dachshund Puppy by Claudia Kaiser

Dachshund Training - Dog Training for your Dachshund puppy The training of dogs is often... ... confused with classical dog training drills ... only considered necessary for demanding dogs ... mocked by other dog owners ... replaced by anti-authoritarian methods ... considered too difficult to achieve without experience. What constitutes dog training and what is it good for? And how can you and your Dachshund profit from it without having any experience? The most important thing is to understand how a dog sees his world, what is "normal" for him and how you can use this to your advantage. In addition, the characteristics of each breed are significant when you get beyond the basic training phase. Your Dachshund will show characteristics which are different to those of a Husky, for example, and this is predominantly what you need to consider during training. This book is vol. 1 of the Dachshund training books. Vol. 2 for your grown up Dachshund is also available with the title "Dachshund Training Vol. 2: Dog Training for your grown-up Dachshund". Author Claudia Kaiser says about her book: "It was my desire to let other dog owners profit from the knowledge I have gained over many years, and after making many mistakes. I love my dog and know how important it is to adapt the training to suit each breed. It is exactly this desire that prompted me to write this book. My aim is to help every beginner, not only to understand his dog better, but also to know exactly how to get the best results, step-by-step, so that you can achieve a close, positive and trusting human-dog relationship." Quench your curiosity to know about background information, read reports on other experiences and obtain step-by-step instructions and secret tips which are tailor-made for your Dachshund. Get your copy of this book today and experience... ... how your Dachshund sees his world ... and how you can progressively train your dog to receive the best results. Your Dachshund will appreciate it... ... so this is my advice: Don't hesitate to buy this book! Content of this book: About the Author Preface What you need to know about your Dachshund Cornerstones of training puppies Before the puppy arrives The first few weeks The first commands Training basic knowledge Special Chapter – The hunting instinct Check list for the start Conclusion


Teach Your Dog 100 English Words - Michele Welton Cover Art

Teach Your Dog 100 English Words

Teach Your Dog 100 English Words by Michele Welton

Your dog is smarter than you think! Make your dog the smartest, most well-behaved companion you've ever had. Follow the unique Vocabulary and Respect Training Program in Teach Your Dog 100 English Words. Your dog will become the attentive, responsive, well-behaved companion you've always wanted! My name is Michele Welton. I've been working with dogs for over 35 years as an obedience instructor, canine psychologist, and dog breed advisor.   I wrote Teach Your Dog 100 English Words so you could train your dog yourself. If you follow my advice, your dog will basically be speaking English, singing, and having full-on conversations with you and your friends! Ok, not entirely. But they will learn critical behavioral words. And there is even a trick to teach your dog to sing! I'll show you how to teach those words to your dog in specific ways so that he respects you. Then he will pay attention to you and follow your directions, and you'll be able to teach them anything you want. All the time. I guarantee it. 


Naturally Bug-Free - Stephanie L. Tourles Cover Art

Naturally Bug-Free

Naturally Bug-Free 75 Nontoxic Recipes for Repelling Mosquitoes, Ticks, Fleas, Ants, Moths & Other Pesky Insects by Stephanie L. Tourles

Protect yourself, your children, your pets, and your home from bugs — without using harsh or toxic chemicals! Herbalist Stephanie Tourles offers 75 simple recipes for safe, effective bug repellents you can make at home from all-natural ingredients. For protection from mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects, there are sprays, balms, body oils, and tinctures, with scents ranging from eucalyptus to floral, lemon, vanilla, and woodsy spice. There are also recipes for pets, such as herbal shampoo, bedding formulas, and flea-and-tick collars and powders. And Tourles includes repellents for the home, such as sachets that repel moths, carpet powders that repel fleas and ants, and essential oil repellents to keep your pantry pest-free. A detailed ingredient dictionary explains the properties of all the herbs, essential oils, and other key ingredients.


Raising Chickens: A Complete Guide to High Performing Chicken Breeds, Housing, Equipment, Feeding, Health Care, Breeding, Quality Eggs, and Meat Production - Rachael B. Cover Art

Raising Chickens: A Complete Guide to High Performing Chicken Breeds, Housing, Equipment, Feeding, Health Care, Breeding, Quality Eggs, and Meat Production

Raising Chickens: A Complete Guide to High Performing Chicken Breeds, Housing, Equipment, Feeding, Health Care, Breeding, Quality Eggs, and Meat Production by Rachael B.

Raising Chickens: A Complete Guide to High Performing Chicken Breeds, Housing, Equipment, Feeding, Health Care, Breeding, Quality Eggs, and Meat Production is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to start or expand a chicken farming operation.  The guide covers everything from selecting high-performing chicken breeds to setting up the housing and equipment, and from feeding and health care to breeding and reproduction. It also covers maximizing egg and meat production, and provides a wealth of information on how to maintain the health and wellbeing of your chickens.  The guide covers all aspects of chicken farming , and it is written in an easy-to-understand format, making it accessible to both new and experienced farmers. Whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a commercial farmer, this guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in raising chickens. So, this guide is perfect for those who want to learn about raising chickens and it will be a valuable resource for both new and experienced farmers.


Miniature Poodle: Everything You Need To Know About Miniature Poodle - Joseph Pleterski Cover Art

Miniature Poodle: Everything You Need To Know About Miniature Poodle

Miniature Poodle: Everything You Need To Know About Miniature Poodle by Joseph Pleterski

Blue Wall canine preparation is about remunerations-based clicker preparing utilizing Dogmanship, a clicker, treats, commending, and stating. Straightforward advances, Speedy outcomes. Included are: Clicker Preparing Joined with Treat Prize Preparation Fundamental Orders. Every one of them you might require. Hand Signs for Canine Preparation Consider it. Have you at any point been on the telephone, while your canine is woofing? This is the way to stop that disturbance without much hesitation! Mingling Your Canine. Canine's affection for spending time with companions as well. They can likewise tell who's a genuine companion as well. If you catch my drift. Canine Ways of behaving as well. For example, Woofing, snarling, peeing, crapping, biting, wailing, asking, crying, whining, scouring, nipping, hopping, bumping, scouring, taking off, pursuing creatures, and all the rest that can be supplanted with the best. Alpha Canine That's right, your canine pines for the Alpha. Furthermore, from the Vehicle ride home it's either going to be him or you that decide it. Figure out how to become and stay alpha from the very beginning. This is one of the most basic things to figure out how to do, in the most potentially aware accommodating way. It's not hollering It's telling with a specific goal in mind with remunerations. To a greater degree toward that INSIDE.


The Little Book of Lore for Cat Lovers - Deborah Robertson Cover Art

The Little Book of Lore for Cat Lovers

The Little Book of Lore for Cat Lovers A Complete Curiosity of Feline Facts, Myths, and History by Deborah Robertson

Quench your kitty curiosity and discover the answers to all these vital questions and more in this must-have for any cat owner! • Who composed the Cat’s Fugue inspired by the sound of his cat walking across the keys of the piano? • What is ailurophilia? • In which country do people believe that the souls of the departed live in the bodies of cats before moving on to the next life? • When were cats worshipped as gods? • Why did Edward Lear, composer of the Owl and the Pussycat, have two houses, one in Italy and the other in England, that were exactly the same? • How did a cat single-handedly wipe out an entire animal species?


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Cesar's Way

Cesar's Way The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan & Melissa Jo Peltier

Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way , he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You'll learn: • What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him • Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship • How to relate to your dog on a canine level • There are no “problem breeds,” just problem owners • How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family • The difference between discipline and punishment • And much more! Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar’s longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you’ll need to forge a stronger, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.


The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) - Monks of New Skete Cover Art

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) by Monks of New Skete

The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy , the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.


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Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson

Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2002, Training and Behavior Book. A practical how-to guide on resource guarding - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.


Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat - Amy Newmark & Robin Ganzert Cover Art

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Cat 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets by Amy Newmark & Robin Ganzert

What has the cat done now? You’ll recognize your own cat in this collection of stories about how very good and very bad our cats can be. From cats with nine lives to cats that save lives— from cats that wreck houses to cats that repair families—from cats that crack us up to cats that act like therapists—you’ll see your own cat with new appreciation for its unique skills and intuition. With a special emphasis on the benefits and joys of adopting abandoned cats, these stories will make you laugh out loud, nod your head in recognition, and maybe even shed a tear or two. And your purchase will help support the great work of the American Humane Association!


Horse Health and Nutrition for Dummies - Audrey Pavia & Kate Gentry-Running Cover Art

Horse Health and Nutrition for Dummies

Horse Health and Nutrition for Dummies by Audrey Pavia & Kate Gentry-Running

Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!


Cane Corso Bible And The Cane Corso - Mark Manfield Cover Art

Cane Corso Bible And The Cane Corso

Cane Corso Bible And The Cane Corso Your Perfect Cane Corso Guide Covers Cane Corso, Cane Corso Puppies, Cane Corso Dogs, Cane Corso Training, Cane Corso Health, Cane Corso Breeders, Cane Corso Size, Health, More! by Mark Manfield

"The Cane Corso is one of the world’s most distinguished breeds...every page is overflowing with passion for our beloved breed!" J. Gould, Baltimore, MD   "Very breed-specific to the Cane Corso - it's become my trusted "Bible." Stephanie Petron, Hampshire, UK   "Amazingly detailed and the photography is stunning!" J Sarducci, San Francisco  "Incredibly relevant Cane Corso tips and the history is a really welcome part of the Cane Corso Bible." - S. Shepherd, Charlotte, NC. CANE CORSO BIBLE AND THE CANE CORSO  is your definitive Cane Corso Bible! Everything is covered: from Cane Corso Puppies, Cane Corso Breeders, Cane Corso Variations including Brindle Cane Corso, Black Cane Corso, Blue Cane Corso, Formentino Cane Corso, Cane Corso Training, bringing your Cane Corso home, Cane Corso Dogs as Adults, Cane Corso Health & Nutrition, Cane Corso Temperament, and all the proven INSIDER TIPS you’ll need to have the very best life with your Cane Corso! This one-stop resource will help you to  care for, train, & build a successful partnership with your Cane Corso , & makes a great gift for new owners Canine author Mark Manfield has produced the most in-depth & up-to-date book yet on the Cane Corso. The 142 pages are easy to read & packed full of practical info & breeders' tips on everything you need to know about getting to know, caring for & living with the magnificent Cane Corso! Everything is Covered – including: Cane Corso Puppies – You’ll Learn: How to prepare Your Home & Yard What to do when Your Puppy first arrives Cane Corso Sleeping Arrangements Getting through the first week Exercise – how much and what type? Crate training for your Cane Corso Housetraining Socialization – what does it mean and how to do it right Training & Obedience How to Avoid the missteps which could make Your Cane Corso’s personality not turn out right. Cane Corso Bible and the Cane Coro is full of tried-and-tested personalized advice  on what to expect & all aspects of life with your Cane Corso, from bringing home your puppy home & into a thriving adulthood! For anyone who hasn’t chosen their Cane Corso yet there is: Cane Corso variations & color patterns Cane Corso hybrids and how to tell purebred from mixes The Personality of the Cane Corso vs Other Competing Breeds Cane Corso Breeders- What to look for (and to AVOID!). Where NOT to Buy a Cane Corso How to Pick a Healthy Cane Corso Puppy or Cane Corso Adult Temperament: Quickly understanding the Temperament of the exact Cane Corso You’re considering Cane Corso Socialization Preventing Anti-Social Behavior Learn about Cane Corso Food-  What breeders recommend, Feeding Puppies, Raw Diets, Avoiding Food Allergies, Understanding Dog Food Labels, & Feeding Tips. In Depth -  Cane Corso Health : including Ears, Skin, Allergies, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Preventing Fleas & Microchipping, Cane Corso common illnesses- and how to avoid them! Renowned world expert advice on the Cane Corso  including from the  Italian breed standards from the official society.   Grooming & caring  for the Cane Corso coat & skin, and the BEST actvities to make them shine! PS:  This is not a run-of-the-mill book… it's for true Cane Corso lovers- full of real world advice on how to make the most of Your Cane Corso’s life and journey together!  


B.E.S. Dog Training Bible - Andrea Arden Cover Art

B.E.S. Dog Training Bible

B.E.S. Dog Training Bible by Andrea Arden

A complete guide to new puppy and dog training! Included is information on raising, training, and loving dogs, including adorable color photos, helpful hints, and quick tips on training. You'll learn: • Housetraining your puppy, with reference to short-term and long-term confinements, food, water, walking schedule, and more • Socialization , with reference to handling and gentling, bite inhibition, introduction to people, socializing with kids, and more • Dog Training 101 : Foundation Exercises, which includes exercises in eye contact, teaching a dog to come when called, sit, down, and stand commands, walking on leash, and more • Physical and Mental Activity , with advice on teaching games and tricks, agility training, and more • Correcting Behavior Problems , including excessive barking, destructive chewing or digging, begging, and more Written for new dog owners or for prospective pet parents who are about to acquire a canine companion. Author Andrea Arden is a well-known trainer who currently works on Animal Planet's shows, Underdog to Wonderdog , Dogs 101 , and Cats 101 . She begins by pointing out the importance of understanding canine psychology and a dog's learning capacity as necessary prerequisites to effective and humane training. Also discussed are several different approaches to dog training, canine temperaments, and impulse control.


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No Nonsense Dog Training

No Nonsense Dog Training A Complete Guide to Fully Train Any Dog by Haz Othman

This is not just another book about dog training. This is a complete manual that encompasses how dogs learn, think and communicate to how to completely train your dog in as little as six weeks from beginning to end. Common behavior problems along with effective remedies are also addressed. No frills, no fluff and no nonsense! Just real training methodology that actually works in the real world on real dogs. From working K9 to the family pet, Haz takes the reader through the training step by step and makes the process easy to understand and implement.


How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, Revised and Updated Second Edition - Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Cover Art

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, Revised and Updated Second Edition

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, Revised and Updated Second Edition by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Written by one of the leading veterinary behaviorists in the country, this revised and expanded edition of the original bestseller features brand new chapters that provide the most up-to-date science of dog behavior and explains key concepts in clear, straightforward language. How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves takes a scientifically sound yet practical approach to explaining dog behavior and training theory, and then shows you how to apply these concepts so you can train your dog to be well behaved.


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The Happy Puppy Handbook

The Happy Puppy Handbook Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training by Pippa Mattinson

Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals), and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.


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Don't Leave Me!

Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety by Nicole Wilde

Does Your Dog Hate to Be Left Alone? Does your dog destroy things when you're away? Does he bark, howl, or have potty accidents in the house? Do you come home to a dog who is wild-eyed and panting? If so, your dog may have a separation issue. The good news is that the solution is right here! This book will guide you every step of the way to help your dog feel comfortable when left alone. You'll learn about: - The role of management, nutrition, and exercise - Whether pharmacological intervention could help - How to build your dog's confidence - Creative management solutions - Step-by-step behavior modification protocols - Alternative therapies that can be invaluable - How to put it all together in a customized plan In addition, experts share real-life stories detailing how they handled separation issues in their client's dogs and their own dogs. WINNER Silver Award IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards 2011!


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Good Dog. Stay.

Good Dog. Stay. by Anna Quindlen

“The life of a good dog is like the life of a good person, only shorter and more compressed,” writes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen about her beloved black Labrador retriever, Beau. With her trademark wisdom and humor, Quindlen reflects on how her life has unfolded in tandem with Beau’s, and on the lessons she’s learned by watching him: to roll with the punches, to take things as they come, to measure herself not in terms of the past or the future but of the present, to raise her nose in the air from time to time and, at least metaphorically, holler, “I smell bacon!” Of the dog that once possessed a catcher’s mitt of a mouth, Quindlen reminisces, “there came a time when a scrap thrown in his direction usually bounced unseen off his head. Yet put a pork roast in the oven, and the guy still breathed as audibly as an obscene caller. The eyes and ears may have gone, but the nose was eternal. And the tail. The tail still wagged, albeit at half-staff. When it stops, I thought more than once, then we’ll know.” Heartening and bittersweet, Good Dog. Stay . honors the life of a cherished and loyal friend and offers us a valuable lesson on our four-legged family members: Sometimes an old dog can teach us new tricks.


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My Life With George

My Life With George What I Learned About Joy from One Neurotic (And Very Expensive) Dog by Judith Summers

For anyone who has ever loved an incorrigible pet or known what it was like to lose a loved one, My Life with George is the hilarious and moving account of the impossible but adorable George. When Judith Summers first met George, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who would change her life, she and her young son, Joshua, were mourning the deaths of her husband and her father, who had died barely two weeks apart. It was love at first sight. George was the ultimate upper-class pooch, and seemingly the perfect puppy, brimming with love and joy and complete with "the kind of film-star looks that made strangers stop in the street and coo over him." But, as Judith soon discovered, George was as time-consuming as a full-time job and as expensive to run as a Ferrari. Willful, possessive and badly behaved, he refused to eat anything other than organic roast chicken, destroyed her work, and suffered from every allergy and illness under the sun. On top of that, George was horribly accident-prone. Stuff happened to him. His vet bills alone have run to $25,000, and George is still only nine years old! It wasn't long before King George ruled the roost in Judith's home. But even after he drove away one of her suitors, she couldn't fathom giving him up. Just as his naughtiness was boundless, so was his devotion to her and her son. A foot-warmer on cold nights, a good listener, and a fierce (okay, not so fierce) protector, George was always by their side -- and much of the time underfoot. For anyone who has ever loved an incorrigible pet or known what it was like to lose a loved one, My Life with George is the hilarious and moving account of the impossible but adorable George, and of the wonderful way in which he helped to fill a huge void in the lives of both Judith and her son while driving them absolutely barking mad along the way.


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The New Work of Dogs

The New Work of Dogs Tending to Life, Love, and Family by Jon Katz

“Sometimes human-dog relationships are simple, unrelated to the emotional lives and histories of either species. But often people acquire and love dogs with little awareness that they might have complex and revealing reasons for choosing the dog or pet they choose, loving it the way they do.” Writing about his own dogs in A Dog Year , Jon Katz became immersed in a larger community of dog lovers and came to realize that in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected society, dogs are often treated not as pets, but as family members and human surrogates. The New Work of Dogs profiles a dozen such relationships in a New Jersey town, like the story of Harry, a Welsh corgi who provides sustaining emotional strength for a woman battling terminal breast cancer; Cherokee, companion of a man who has few human friends and doesn’t know how to talk to his own family; the Divorced Dogs Club, whose funny, acerbic, and sometimes angry women turn to their dogs to help them rebuild their lives; and Betty Jean, the frantic founder of a tiny rescue group that has saved five hundred dogs from abuse or abandonment in recent years. Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog owners and lovers, breeders, veterinarians, rescuers, trainers, behaviorists, and psychiatrists, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, and questions whether this relationship shift is an entirely positive phenomenon for both species. Katz offers us a portrait of a community, and by extension a country, that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability—a difficult job that more and more dogs are expected to do every day. The New Work of Dogs is a provocative and moving exploration of the evolving role dogs play in a changing and uncertain world. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's  Going Home .


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Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates:

Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates: A Book of Hope for Those Who Have Lost a Pet by Gary Kurz

Do all dogs and cats really go to heaven? Yes, they do! The death of your beloved pet can be one of the most heartbreaking losses you'll ever endure. But recovery isn't only about closure. You also want to know where your best friend has gone. After the intense, unexpected grief he experienced following the loss of his own companions, animal lover and biblical scholar Gary Kurz set out to prove that there are indeed pets in Paradise. After devoting countless hours of research, he now shares his inspiring insights to bring you a richer understanding of animals and their souls. You'll finally find answers to common questions about animals and the afterlife--and you'll also get a 30-day devotional to help you work through your grief. If you've ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you'll welcome this amazing book's reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again. "For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kurz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends." --Francine Hornberger, co-author of  So You Think You Know about Cats?   “Wonderful, inspiring, and comforting.”—Mary Buddemeyer-Porter, author of Will I See Fido in Heaven?


Maine Coons: Owners Guide from Kitten to Old Age. Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Maine Coon Cat or Kitten. - Rosemary Kendall Cover Art

Maine Coons: Owners Guide from Kitten to Old Age. Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Maine Coon Cat or Kitten.

Maine Coons: Owners Guide from Kitten to Old Age. Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Maine Coon Cat or Kitten. by Rosemary Kendall

Wouldn’t it be incredible if expert Maine Coon breeders combined to create the ultimate owner’s guide? Well here it is! Written by an expert breeder and owner herself, Rosemary Kendall, writes in a fun and entertaining way about Maine Coon cats while packing the book full of useful hints and tips about these cute and adorable cats. This one-stop ‘instruction manual’ is the essential companion to your lovable Maine Coon. Over 154 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new kitten through to old age and how best to look after your precious Maine Coon. In addition, many top breed experts make contributions, including three special bonus chapters written by breeders who also show their Maine Coons. The book written in an easy-to-understand style with funny and entertaining stories interspersed with practical, actionable advice and tips from all our qualified expert breeders. Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Maine Coon owner’s guide. Buy it now either on paperback or instant downloadable e-book. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Maine Coon cat, types and colors, buying an adult cat or kitten, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, catteries, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, litter training, bringing your kitten home, grooming, combing, bathing, cat shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Maine Coon, play and toys, food and nutrition, plus old age and what to expect. "As a new Maine Coon owner I wanted an A-Z guide to help me through all the stages of life. It certainly met all my expectations." - Amy Willis "Clearly a professional book which covers everything you need to know about the Maine Coon - funny and informative at the same time." - Alan Edwards


Raising Coturnix Quail for Meat and Eggs: the easy way - Torie Glover Cover Art

Raising Coturnix Quail for Meat and Eggs: the easy way

Raising Coturnix Quail for Meat and Eggs: the easy way by Torie Glover

An easy beginner's guide to raising Coturnix quail for meat. This short guide contains information on incubating eggs, feeding, housing, and breeding these small quail.


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The Fur Person [Illustrated Edition]

The Fur Person [Illustrated Edition] by May Sarton

Includes 10 illustrations by Barbara Knox A delightful, whimsical tale—one of the most popular books for cat lovers ever written. May Sarton’s fictionalized account of her cat Tom Jones’s life and adventures prior to making the author’s acquaintance begins with a fiercely independent, nameless street cat who follows the ten commandments of the Gentleman Cat—including “A Gentleman Cat allows no constraint of his person, not even loving constraint.” But after several years of roaming, Tom has grown tired of his vagabond lifestyle, and he concludes that there might be some appeal after all in giving up the freedom of street life for a loving home. It will take just the right human companion, however, to make his transformation from Cat About Town to genuine Fur Person possible. Sarton’s book is one of the most beloved stories ever written about the joys and tribulations inherent in sharing one’s life with a cat.


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Aquatic Turtles

Aquatic Turtles A Complete Guide to Sliders, Cooters, Maps, and More by David T. Kirkpatrick

This book provides a variety of general and specific information on numerous species of aquatic turtles, including red-eared sliders, painted turtles and many others.


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Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement by Larry Kay & Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

Training the Best Dog Ever , originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program , is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others. Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues— sit, stay, come here —as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.


The Complete Guide to Siberian Huskies - Mary Meisenzahl Cover Art

The Complete Guide to Siberian Huskies

The Complete Guide to Siberian Huskies by Mary Meisenzahl

Siberian Huskies are a popular breed, but they come with challenges. These stubborn, strong willed, and curious dogs are not for a first time dog owner, but they can be loving and loyal companions for anyone willing to put in the work. From their sled dog history to their role today as beloved pets, Huskies can be an ideal dog. This book will give you all the tips and tricks to raise a Husky, from finding a breeder or rescue to picking a vet and potty training. This advice will give you the best footing to form a lasting bond with your Husky and give him a healthy and happy life. This book will give you a step-by-step guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Huskies. Find answers to questions like:   Is a Siberian Husky the right dog for me?Should I buy from a breeder or rescue?I brought my Husky home. What now?How can I best train my Husky?What are some common mistakes should I avoid? At the same time, you'll read plenty of reasons why you should choose a Siberian Husky as your next pet. Chapters include all the basics such as: Husky HistoryChoosing a HuskyPreparing your Home for your HuskyBringing Home your HuskyBeing a Puppy ParentHousetrainingSocializing with People and AnimalsHuskies and Your Other PetsPhysical and Mental ExerciseTraining your HuskyBasic CommandsDealing With Unwanted BehaviorsTraveling with HuskiesNutritionGrooming your HuskyBasic Health CareHealth and Aging Dog Care This guide covers all the major aspects of your dog's life, from puppies to senior dogs, and can be a useful reference to you through every stage. With our tips and tricks, plus some affection and treats, you're sure to form a lasting bond with your Siberian Husky. This guide is a must-read if you're even just considering adding a Husky to your family. Once you bring your dog home, you'll be glad you spent time preparing for the arrival of your pup. After all, this is a special breed that deserves the very best!


The Complete Guide to German Shorthaired Pointers: History, Behavior, Training, Fieldwork, Traveling, and Health Care for Your New GSP Puppy - Dr. Joanna de Klerk Cover Art

The Complete Guide to German Shorthaired Pointers: History, Behavior, Training, Fieldwork, Traveling, and Health Care for Your New GSP Puppy

The Complete Guide to German Shorthaired Pointers: History, Behavior, Training, Fieldwork, Traveling, and Health Care for Your New GSP Puppy by Dr. Joanna de Klerk

The German Shorthaired Pointer, or GSP, is an exceptionally versatile hunting dog that was developed in Germany in the 19th century. Like all pointer breeds, GSPs are very capable of spotting and quietly drawing attention to their quarry. Due to the inclusion of breeds like Bloodhounds and English Pointers, however, GSPs are also excellent trackers who are both fast and agile when pursuing game. This is a boisterous breed that craves interaction from its human companions, making the dogs unparalleled as companions for large and active families. These dogs are extraordinarily active and outgoing, and without enough vigorous exercise and regular training sessions, their delightful energy can develop into destructive hyperactivity. This book will provide you with all the tools you need to keep your German Shorthaired Pointer entertained and engaged from his first days at home until his final years. Packed with essential knowledge about the GSP, this guidebook will answer all of your most pressing questions, including: Is a German Shorthaired Pointer the right breed for me?How do I choose the perfect canine companion for my household?Which training methods are most effective for GSPs?How do I avoid or extinguish common problem behaviors? The Complete Guide to German Shorthaired Pointers is an all-encompassing manual to your affectionate and eccentric canine companion. Veterinarian Dr. Jo de Klerk thoroughly covers all aspects of these well-rounded hunting hounds, including their history, temperament, and health. Pet parents who choose to share their life with an enthusiastic German Shorthaired Pointer will treasure the indispensable information found in these pages about the history, temperament, and health of their precious pooch. Find out everything you need to know about these captivating canines and explore wide-ranging subjects, including: The history of the German Shorthaired PointerCommon behavior problems for German Shorthaired PointersHow to select the right GSP pup or rescue dog for youPreparing your home for a lively hunting dogHow to introduce your GSP to children and other animalsStep-by-step guidance for basic training commandsTraining your German Shorthaired Pointer for fieldworkTraveling with your German Shorthaired PointerNutrition, diet, and your GSPGerman Shorthaired Pointer-specific health and wellness informationCaring for the aging German Shorthaired Pointer Whether you are looking for a skilled hunting dog or a demonstrative companion animal, the German Shorthaired Pointer is likely to perform admirably. This comprehensive guidebook provides all the tips and techniques needed to ensure that your playful GSP pup gets all the mental stimulation, physical exercise, and attention he needs to grow into a confident and well-behaved adult. This thorough guidebook is an essential piece of literature for anyone who loves German Shorthaired Pointers.


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A Dog’s Best Friend

A Dog’s Best Friend The Secrets that Make Good Dog Owners Great by Jan Fennell

Through touching and emotive anecdotes, internationally-acclaimed author and dog trainer Jan Fennell shares with us the successes, set-backs and secrets that will strike a chord with dog lovers everywhere. In an age of selfishness and misunderstanding, the virtues of duty, loyalty and sacrifice have become symbols of a bygone age. Perhaps this is one of the more subtle reasons why we are drawn to our dogs – creatures for whom all these positive attributes are purely instinctive. In this series of inspirational stories, drawn from her vast wealth of experience with both dogs and their owners, Jan Fennell recounts some of the greatest acts of kindness, heroism, loyalty and compassion that she has ever witnessed. And in recounting these inspirational tales, Jan demonstrates, with heart-rending sensitivity, the qualities that distinguish a good owner from a truly great one. This touching, poignant book complements Jan's practical series of best-selling titles with inspirational tales of set-backs, successes and occasional heart-ache. It is the perfect read for dog lovers everywhere. Reviews ‘British dog owner Jan Fennell has devised a revolutionary method of training. It’s gentle, simple and remarkably effective.’ ‘Mail on Sunday’ ‘Jan Fennell may not have danced with wolves, but she’s stood nose to nose with them – and if she was given half a chance, I’m sure she could make lions lie down with lambs.’ ‘Daily Record’ 'She can solve problems with difficult dogs almost immediately.' ‘My Weekly’ About the author After the success of Channel 5’s programme The Dog Listener (‘It was amazing.’ Daily Mail), Jan Fennell launched her own hugely successful television series. Jan has previously appeared on Yorkshire TV in the series Problem Pooches. She lives in Lincolnshire but her work takes her all around the country.


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Military Dog Training and Employment

Military Dog Training and Employment Field Manual FM 20-20 by U.S. Army

FM 20-20 This 1960 field manual provides a comprehensive overview of the selection, care, and training of dogs for military use as sentry or scout dogs. Detailed methods, equipment, and training instruction specifics are covered at great length such that one could read this book and then train a dog the same way the US Army does. The manual goes in-depth on a variety of topics, such as selection procedures, daily dog care, health matters, feeding/housing, and way to train the dog specific commands for various roles. The techniques presented are both sound and simple to understand. .This manual is a wealth of information for any dog handler or trainer interested in military-style methods.


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Dominance In Dogs

Dominance In Dogs Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton

You will learn: • Wolves in the wild do form packs, but they are largely peaceful and cooperative family units. • Many of the behaviors and drives that wolves live by have virtually disappeared from pet dogs due to the impact of selective breeding. • Poorly trained or under-socialized dogs may engage in certain behaviors such as resource guarding (food, toys) that may make them appear to be trying to assert dominance. However, these are problems that can be brought under control by training and management and will not be solved by an owner trying enforce his or her dominance over the dog. • Many of the training or “pack” rules associated with those who claim you must dominate your dog have no basis in reality in terms of wolf behaviors and. if taken to an extreme, can be harmful to your dog. • A simple and logical set of guidelines to raise and train a dog in a positive and effective manner. What dog trainers are saying about Barry Eaton’s Dominance in Dogs Learning is best done by challenging the old mythologies and this book surely does that. Prof. Ray Coppinger Thanks for the opportunity to see your fantastic book. Excellent. We do have an uphill battle as the sheer amount of repetition of the Dominance concept has cemented it into the public land. Jean Donaldson Dominance in Dogs, Fact or Fiction is a little book with a big message. Without wasting words, Barry Eaton dispels the dominance myth and its insidious rank-reduction program, which is nothing more than an arduous task for owners to make their poor dogs’ lives a misery. Dr. Ian Dunbar What reviewers are saying... MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW “How far is the dog from the roving packs of wolves in the past? "Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction?" discusses the idea that dogs will try to become alpha males in their families, drawing their canine instincts. Studying wolves and comparing them to domestic dogs and how the habits differ are similar, Barry Eaton provides quite the thoughtful study on dogs and their dominance. "Dominance In Dogs" is a thoughtful collection, very highly recommended”. James A. Cox


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Attentive Cooperation

Attentive Cooperation by Suzanne Clothier

Whether you have a newly adopted dog, a brand new pup, a challenging adolescent dog, or any age dog with behavior problems, Puppy Politeness Poker (PPP) can be helpful. PPP teaches your dog to be attentive and cooperative in return for real life rewards (RLR). Easy, quick interactions throughout the day create positive changes in the dog/human relationship.


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