Top Pets Ebook Best Sellers

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Zak George's Dog Training Revolution - Zak George & Dina Roth Port Cover Art

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love by Zak George & Dina Roth Port

A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with “a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions” (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist). Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pup. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training guide that includes: • Choosing the right pup for you • Housetraining and basic training • Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues • Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food • Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog • Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action   Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!

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Mine! - Jean Donaldson Cover Art

Mine!

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.

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The Koehler Method of Dog Training - William R. Koehler Cover Art

The Koehler Method of Dog Training

The Koehler Method of Dog Training
Certified Techniques by Movieland's Most Experienced Dog Trainer
by William R. Koehler

When the complexities of modern living demanded that, for his own protection as well as his master’s convenience, the dog be made controllable, the average owner sought advice from the most available source, which was, too often, some local dog-show exhibitor. Not realizing that, excepting a few praiseworthy individuals, these exhibitors were only superficially concerned with the qualities of use and companionship, an unfortunate dog owner would accept the sight of trophies or ribbons as the credits of an expert.  Growing numbers of people and dogs continued to emphasize the advantages of proper dog-behavior and when, in 1935, The American Kennel Club instituted its obedience trials, the competition necessary to focus attention on results and improvement of methods was provided. And something else was observed. It was evident that thorough obedience training does more than assure a dog’s response to his master’s command; capacities for learning and emotional stability could be increased and integrated as permanent qualities of character.  Recently, leading magazines of both general and specialized nature have made the public aware of the trained dog’s potential, and of the recreational possibilities of dog training as a hobby. Interest in dog-training classes and other activities where dogs are dignified by usefulness, rather than merely looked at, is evidence that the dog-training public has outgrown the “make a game” and “tid-bit tossing” techniques that, by not being founded on positive and proper motivations, demonstrate the inadequacy of the master, thus promoting failure of response at those times when control is most needed, as well as contributing to the dog’s feeling of insecurity.  Dog owners of perspective have come to want the type of obedience upon which a blind person might stake his life, and the emotional stability that is vital to dogs in the presence of small, unpredictable children.  This classic includes the following chapters:  Introduction  Lesson I. Fables and Foibles  Lesson II. Correct Equipment  Lesson III. The Foundation  Lesson IV. Heeling  Lesson V. Sitting  Lesson VI. The Automatic Sit  Lesson VII. The Sit-Stay  Lesson VIII. The Down  Lesson IX. Down-Stay  Lesson X. Stand-For-Examination  Lesson XI. Recall  Lesson XII. Finish  Lesson XIII. Polishing  Lesson XIV. The Throw-Chain  Lesson XV. The Light Line  Lesson XVI. Don’t Lose It—Use It  Problems

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The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots - Kirsten Badham Cover Art

The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots

The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots Loving life as a parrot slave by Kirsten Badham

The Ultimate Guide to Eclectus Parrots is currently the largest and most comprehensive companion Eclectus eBook. Kirsten Badham is a parrot lover and Eclectus specialist. She has spent over a decade breeding and working with companion Eclectus.  This eBook provides detailed information and teaches owners how to confidently care for their parrot.  Whether you are buying your first Eclectus, or have owned one for many years, there is always something new to learn. Filled with real life examples and amusing anecdotes, it gives insight into life through your parrot’s eyes. For more information about this eBook and for technical support, please visit our website: www.eclectusbook.com

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Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life - Niall Harbison Cover Art

Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life

Hope – How Street Dogs Taught Me the Meaning of Life Featuring Rodney, McMuffin and King Whacker by Niall Harbison

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER Most people think I save dogs, but really they saved me. Niall Harbison is a dog hero based in Thailand. He spends his days feeding, caring for and rescuing the many street dogs he comes across. With every rescue there’s a story. Like the sweet gentle McMuffin who was found with many tumours and hours from death, only to be nursed back to health. She now lives with Niall and is a popular member of the pack. Then there is King Whacker – who escaped a vicious attack and is now ruling the nest living up to his name as the king of the all good dogs. And who could resist the puppy eyes of little Rodney, the beautiful dog with big paws who is melting millions of hearts around the world. Originally from Dublin, Niall was the owner of a successful advertising company. After selling it, he moved to Thailand where his addictions – drugs and alcohol – almost got the better of him. One day he woke up in hospital, close to death, and realised that something had to change. And that was what spurred him on to start saving and helping street dogs. His aim is to help 10,000 street dogs. This is his story. Reviews ‘A redemptive story’ Sunday Express ‘It’s only in writing his book that Harbison has made the connection between being there for the island’s dogs … and the deep feeling of child abandonment’ Guardian ‘Hope is a lovely book about someone who has been lucky enough to find his true purpose in life’ Daily Mail ‘…hope in the unlikeliest of places’ Daily Express ‘It’s a gentle poignant read’ Irish Independent About the author Niall Harbison is a street dog rescuer based in Thailand. Originally from Dublin, Niall moved to Thailand after selling his very successful marketing and PR company. He now lives in the countryside where he spends his days feeding and looking after the thousands of street dogs he comes across.

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Arthur - Mikael Lindnord Cover Art

Arthur

Arthur
The Dog who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home
by Mikael Lindnord

The epic true story of an extreme athlete, a stray dog, and how they found each other—now a major motion picture from Lionsgate starring Mark Walhberg and Simu Liu. “A miraculous tale.”— Washington Post “Like all great tales, this one had an intriguing start: a small good deed with enormous consequences for the dog and his rescuers, the basis for a heroic and heartwarming story.”— Forbes When you're racing 435 miles through the jungles and mountains of South America, the last thing you need is a stray dog tagging along. But that's exactly what happened to Mikael Lindnord, captain of a Swedish adventure racing team, when he threw a scruffy but dignified mongrel a meatball one afternoon. When the team left the next day, the dog followed. Try as they might, they couldn't lose him—and soon Mikael realized that he didn't want to. Crossing rivers, battling illness and injury, and struggling through some of the toughest terrain on the planet, the team and the dog walked, kayaked, cycled, and climbed together toward the finish line, where Mikael decided he would save the dog, now named Arthur, and bring him back to his family in Sweden, whatever it took. Illustrated with candid photographs, Arthur provides a testament to the amazing bond between dogs and people.

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Perfect Puppy In 7 Days - Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS Cover Art

Perfect Puppy In 7 Days

Perfect Puppy In 7 Days How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

With 400 photos and a step-by-step plan, this puppy book visually guides you through socialization, potty training, and life skills while making the process fun.   Dr. Marty Becker; "America's Veterinarian" of Good Morning America, says, "This is like no other puppy book you've seen before.  It’s not just about teaching your puppy manners, it's a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing you pup for life! With Dr. Yin's approach your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year!" Victoria Stillwell from Animal Planet's "It's Me or the Dog" says, " This book is a must-have for any puppy parent or canine educator." Dr. Johan Bradshaw, author of "Dog Sense" says, "This book is a comprehensive and humane guide to puppy behavior and training, incorporating a detailed guide on how to interpret your puppy's body language.  Worth buying for the socialization advice and checklist alone." Dr. Ellen Lindell, veterinary behaviorist, states, "This well-organized book is filled with essential information about puppy development and learning. Experts and novices alike will appreciate the illustrations and analogies that turn science into a clear and enjoyable read. Most important, Dr. Yin offers a plan that incorporates critical socialization and training into a daily routine. It will be a puppy life-saver." Nancy Abplanalp of "Thinking Dogs" says, "I own tons of dog training books and none of them are as much fun to read as this one. It's accurate and easy to access.  The puppy socialization chapters and checklist are especially well done. If you have a puppy, work with puppies, raise puppies, or just plain like puppies, get this book. Chapters include: •How Your Puppy Developed Before You Got Her •Why Start Training So Soon? •Preparing for the Puppy •A Foolproof Potty Training Program •Dr. Sophia Yin’s Learn to Earn Program for Puppies •Socializing Your Pup to Dogs, People and Handling •A Head Start on All the Rest

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Following Atticus - Tom Ryan Cover Art

Following Atticus

Following Atticus Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship by Tom Ryan

After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.

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Your Dog Is Your Mirror - Kevin Behan Cover Art

Your Dog Is Your Mirror

Your Dog Is Your Mirror The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves by Kevin Behan

In Your Dog Is Your Mirror , dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels . And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.

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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!

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Tom Dokken's Retriever Training - Tom Dokken Cover Art

Tom Dokken's Retriever Training

Tom Dokken's Retriever Training The Complete Guide to Developing Your Hunting Dog by Tom Dokken

Hunting Success Begins Here! In Tom Dokken's Retriever Training , America's leading trainer helps you channel your hunting dog's huge ambition so he works for you, the way you want, and does so happily.After using the time-tested methods in Tom Dokken's Retriever Training , you'll have a reliable retriever that:    • Obeys commands on- and off-leash    • Retrieves birds to hand    • Remains steady to shot    • Quarters and flushes upland game    • Finds downed birds    • Takes hand signals

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Controlled Aggression - Girard Bradshaw Cover Art

Controlled Aggression

Controlled Aggression by Girard Bradshaw

K9 Training manual for professional police and protection trainers. This book covers K9 selection, drive development, human focused aggression, out on command redirects and call offs. Appendicies cover European dog sports, using the electronic collar, and attentive heeling for police K9 and sport competition.

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Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies - Lee Livingood Cover Art

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies by Lee Livingood

“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.” —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.” —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s, dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those past their primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates, 60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year! Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted to rescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes. Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybe you’re already sharing your life with one of these charming animals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to: Understand the Greyhound personality Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family Educate yourself and your retired racer Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on: The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family Physical and behavioral characteristics How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion Dealing with common behavioral and health problems Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound Fun things to do with your hound Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or who’s already taken the leap.

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My Life Among the Underdogs - Tia Torres Cover Art

My Life Among the Underdogs

My Life Among the Underdogs A Memoir by Tia Torres

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility." Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

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Will's Red Coat - Tom Ryan Cover Art

Will's Red Coat

Will's Red Coat The Story of One Old Dog Who Chose to Live Again by Tom Ryan

Boston Globe Bestseller A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus. Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey. Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge. With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed, and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus’s fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart. A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will’s Red Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life. Will’s Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs.

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Shih Tzu Dogs: The Complete Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age. Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Shih Tzu. - Alex Seymour Cover Art

Shih Tzu Dogs: The Complete Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age. Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Shih Tzu.

Shih Tzu Dogs: The Complete Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age. Buying, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Shih Tzu. by Alex Seymour

Wouldn’t it be incredible if expert Shih Tzu breeders combined with a top dog trainer to create the ultimate owner’s guide? Well here it is! You will literally find this book jam packed full of useful quotes giving clear advice and secret tips from the world’s top Shih Tzu breeders who between them have hundreds of years of experience in caring for Shih Tzus. This one-stop ‘instruction manual’ is the essential companion to your lovable Shih Tzu. Over 212 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new puppy through to old age and how best to look after your precious Shih Tzu. Start off with the right advice so bad behaviors don’t even start, but if they do, we show you how to overcome common problems. We will help you understand your Shih Tzu so you can build an ever stronger loving bond with your best-behaved member of your household. 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, including a Westminster dog show best of breed Shih Tzu winner, who writes a special bonus chapter about showing Shih Tzu. Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Shih Tzu 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 Shih Tzu, different types and colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Shih Tzu, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... "Fun, informative and an entertaining read as well as containing plenty of useful facts and tips I didn't know." - Penelope Kenhope "Just what I was looking for when I was looking for my new Shih Tzu puppy. Helped me enormously." - Melanie Schwartzer

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life - Jack Canfield Cover Art

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog's Life 101 Stories About All the Ages and Stages of Our Canine Companions by Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life honors all the memorable ages and stages of our lovable canine’s lives. Readers will laugh, cry, nod along with these heartwarming and inspiring stories. It’s a dog’s life. From puppyhood antics to the twilight years and saying goodbye, Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Dog’s Life captures the entire experience of living through the natural life cycle with our dogs, with special attention to senior dogs and grieving. All dog lovers will laugh, cry, and recognize themselves and their furry friends in these heartwarming and inspiring stories.

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No Nonsense Dog Training - Haz Othman Cover Art

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.

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Dachshunds: The Owner's Guide from Puppy To Old Age - Choosing, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Standard or Miniature Dachshund Dog - Alex Seymour Cover Art

Dachshunds: The Owner's Guide from Puppy To Old Age - Choosing, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Standard or Miniature Dachshund Dog

Dachshunds: The Owner's Guide from Puppy To Old Age - Choosing, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Standard or Miniature Dachshund Dog by Alex Seymour

Wouldn’t it be incredible if 40 expert Dachshund breeders combined with a top dog trainer to create the ultimate complete owner’s guide with all your frequently asked questions answered in one place? Well here it is! You will literally find this book jam packed full of useful quotes giving clear advice and secret tips from the world’s top Dachshund breeders who between them have hundreds of years of experience in caring for Dachshunds. When you buy this book you will also get an exclusive gift from us which are the free bonus interviews we conducted with some of the breeders who were involved in the making of this Dachshund book. There just wasn’t space in the main book for these! This one-stop ‘instruction manual’ is the essential companion to your lovable Dachshund. Over 222 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new puppy through to old age and how best to look after your precious Dachshund. Start off with the right advice so bad behaviors don’t even start, but if they do, we show you how to overcome common problems. We will help you understand your Dachshund so you can build an ever stronger loving bond with your best-behaved member of your household. Our experts can also help save you a small fortune by showing the best ways to keep your Dachshund healthier and live a longer and more fulfilled life, reducing expensive trips to the vets. 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, most of whom are members of the Dachshund Club of America or the Dachshund Clubs in the United Kingdom. Vicki Spencer of Lorindol Dachshunds and secretary of the Dachshund Club of America says: "I was so impressed with the vast amount of topics found in this book. From the history of this breed to every aspect of caring for a Dachshund, this book thoroughly covers each topic in great detail. Owners new to this amazing breed, people who are considering buying a Dachshund and long established Dachshund enthusiasts, all will find a vast amount of helpful, information written in an enjoyable, easy to understand way. Kudos to author Alex Seymour and to CWP Publishing for writing and compiling this wonderful book for Dachshund lovers." Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Dachshund owner’s guide. This book covers the two main sizes — Standard Dachshunds and Miniatures Dachshunds. Each size comes in three coat types: Short-haired (smooth) Dachshunds, Long-haired Dachshunds and Wire-haired Dachshunds. Also known as Dachsel, Dackel, Teckel, Doxie, Weiner or sausage dog. This is the perfect book for you if you love the Dachshund, just some of the subjects covered in our owner’s guide include: origins and history, keeping your vet bills down, how to help your Dachshund live longer, colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, rescue, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Dachshund, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... “Our breeder suggested this book, we were glad to start off on the right foot by having a how-to-guide on many different aspects of Dachshund ownership. Being our first dog we wanted as much help with our new puppy as possible to ensure a smooth start and to understand the breed.” - Diana Goodman

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How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium - Albert B Ulrich III Cover Art

How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium

How to Frag Corals: A Simple Guide to Coral Propagation and Coral Fragging for the Marine Reef Aquarium by Albert B Ulrich III

What does your ideal coral aquarium look like? Do you want a mixed coral reef tank, buzzing with color and energy as fish and invertebrates fill every level with the colors and textures of a coral reef? It is a devastating feeling to buy a new coral and watch it shrivel away and die in your tank. Wild-collected corals travel long distances in some challenging living conditions before they make it to your home aquarium, and many of those specimens are damaged and dying before you get them home. In this book, I will show you how some successful reef aquarium hobbyists are able to fill their tanks with corals that are already proven to grow well in their tanks. These aquarists are also able to trade with other hobbyists to acquire some of the corals that are grow best for them, and many are even able to use these secrets to make a little money on the side. Ok, they aren’t really secrets, but what I am talking about is fragging corals. Hi, I’m Albert Ulrich, the author of The New Saltwater Aquarium Guide. I have been published in Aquarium Fish International and Aquariums USA magazines and I have been blogging online about the hobby here since 2009. I’m passionate about all things fishy, but my favorite part of the hobby is helping people learn from the mistakes I have made. One of my biggest regrets in this hobby is that I waited too long to try fragging corals. I was scared I would kill the corals I was trying to frag. I was afraid of the expense. I was even hesitant to want to take any of the corals out of the water and expose them to the air, let alone slice them up. While buying some of the best gear is a big part of the hobby for many of us, I was so certain my foray into coral fragging was going to end in disaster that I resisted the urge to get any equipment, because I didn’t want to see it sitting around, unused, with the other abandoned hobbies I’ve taken up over the years. If you have coral in your aquarium, but have not fragging yet, you may be blown away, once you start. Fragging is actually genetically cloning, which isn’t exactly the same thing as ‘breeding’ corals, but it is close, and it is about a zillion times easier than breeding corals. Corals are genetically programmed to reproduce clones of themselves from just about any surviving piece of itself. Take a second to appreciate how wickedly cool and amazing that is. Could you imagine growing a duplicate version of yourself from a locket of hair or a discarded fingernail? That’s the kind of stuff comic book heroes do, and corals do that every day without a Hollywood budget. This book will show you how to frag corals for your marine aquarium with step-by-step instructions.

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The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds - Kirsten Tardiff Cover Art

The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds

The Complete Guide to Australian Shepherds by Kirsten Tardiff

Written by respected Aussie breeder Kirsten Tardiff of Echolight Australian Shepherds, this book truly is a "Complete Guide" in which even the most experienced Aussie owner will learn something new! The Australian Shepherd is an intelligent, energetic, enthusiastic breed that was developed in the American west to herd livestock for farmers and ranchers. Today, while some still work on farms as their ancestors once did, others are a force to be reckoned with in competitive dog sports and are valued as loyal family companions. Affectionately called "Aussies" by their devotees, this breed can seem over the top to some potential owners; but those that lead an active lifestyle and enjoy training their dog will find an apt companion and willing pupil in an Aussie. Their intelligence and willingness to please their owner is unmatched. This breed is typically reserved with strangers and makes a good watch dog. In this book, you will discover the history and unique characteristics of the Australian Shepherd, as well as how to choose a reputable breeder or rescue and where to find them. Use this guide to prepare your home for a new addition, navigate through your first day together, and train them to be a wonderful companion. Explore chapters on nutrition, grooming, healthcare and more to give your Aussie the very best quality of life. Chapter topics include: Choosing an Australian ShepherdPreparing Your Home for Your Australian ShepherdBringing Home Your Australian ShepherdHousetrainingSocializing with People and AnimalsPhysical and Mental ExerciseTraining Your Australian ShepherdBasic Obedience CommandsDealing with Unwanted BehaviorsTraveling with Your Australian ShepherdNutritionGrooming Your Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd HealthcareSenior Dog Care Whether you are new to the breed or are fortunate enough to have been loved by an Australian Shepherd before, this book will be your guide to everything Aussie.

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Training the Best Dog Ever - Larry Kay & Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz Cover Art

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.

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The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs - Shawn Messonnier Cover Art

The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs

The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs by Shawn Messonnier

In this easy-to-use guide, Dr. Shawn Messonnier offers the latest veterinary research on both treating new diagnoses of cancer and preventing the disease before it takes the life of our pets.

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Super Simple Guide Corals - James Fatherree Cover Art

Super Simple Guide Corals

Super Simple Guide Corals by James Fatherree

This easy-to-use guide explains basic coral anatomy, diet, aggression, and much more, including good species for the home tank and ones to avoid.

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The German Shepherd Dog In Word And Picture - V. Stephanitz Cover Art

The German Shepherd Dog In Word And Picture

The German Shepherd Dog In Word And Picture by V. Stephanitz

Originally published in Germany in 1923, “The German Shepherd Dog in Word and Picture” is the English translation of what is probably the most important book ever published on this popular breed. This volume is highly recommended for owners and breeders alike, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “The Shepherd dog and Herdsman’s dog, their Origin and Relationship”, “The Nature and Service of the Shepherd Dog”, “Breeding”, “Rearing”, “Judging”, “Training”, “Kennels”, etc Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

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The Everything Horse Care Book - Chris Defilippis Cover Art

The Everything Horse Care Book

The Everything Horse Care Book A Complete Guide to the Well-being of Your Horse by Chris Defilippis

From feeding your horse right to curbing its bad habits, The Everything Horse Care Book is your one-stop reference for a happy and healthy horse! Experienced horse trainer Chris DiFilippis guides you through the steps necessary to care for your horse properly, no matter what its age or issues. Learn valuable tips such as: • Using the horse’s temperament and body language to determine problems • Identifying common health problems that are often easily missed • Stopping bad vices such as biting and kicking in their tracks • How to travel safely and comfortably with your horse • Setting up a safe environment for both you and your pet! The Everything Horse Care Book is an all-inclusive guide to a healthy and hap .py life for your horse. Saddle up!

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Jack Russell Terrier Training: Dog Training for Your Jack Russell Puppy - Claudia Kaiser Cover Art

Jack Russell Terrier Training: Dog Training for Your Jack Russell Puppy

Jack Russell Terrier Training: Dog Training for Your Jack Russell Puppy by Claudia Kaiser

Jack Russell Terrier Training - Dog Training for your Jack Russell 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 Jack Russell 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 Jack Russell 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 Jack Russell training books. Vol. 2 for your grown up Jack Russell is also available with the title "Jack Russell Terrier Training Vol. 2: Dog Training for your grown-up Jack Russell" 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 Jack Russell. Get your copy of this book today and experience... ... how your Jack Russell sees his world ... and how you can progressively train your dog to receive the best results. Your Jack Russell 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 Jack Russell 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

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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

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The Complete Guide to Miniature Dachshunds - David Anderson Cover Art

The Complete Guide to Miniature Dachshunds

The Complete Guide to Miniature Dachshunds by David Anderson

This book will cover everything you need to know about raising a Miniature Dachshund. From choosing a new puppy to senior dog care, this book touches on it all. Whether you're planning on bringing home a new Miniature Dachshund or you're looking for some tips to help you care for your dog, this book can help you figure out what you need to do. These dogs have a goofy personality to match their goofy appearance. With tiny legs and a long body, they'll be sure to attract a lot of attention on walks. The long ears and big feet on these sausage dogs complete their adorable look. Not only do they look a little silly, but they act the part as well. Miniature Dachshunds are a constant source of entertainment for their owners. This comprehensive guide answers every question you may have including: Is a Miniature Dachshund right for me?What do I do now that I've brought home my new dog?How can I best train my Mini Dachshund?What common mistakes should I avoid? Be prepared for your new pup, and all the challenges that come along with owning a Miniature Dachshund. This book will take you on a step-by-step journey and walk you through virtually everything you'll need to know as a new owner. If you're ready to take on the challenges and joys of owning a Miniature Dachshund, then this is the book you need. The road to being a great Puppy parent is a long and difficult one, but this road map can help you navigate all the twist and turns as you start the most amazing journey of your life!

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The Dachshund Handbook - Linda Whitwam Cover Art

The Dachshund Handbook

The Dachshund Handbook by Linda Whitwam

NEW! A-Z on caring for & training your Dachshund from the experts - with over 100 full colour photos. There’s no other dog quite like the Dachshund.  They are clever, brave, curious, incredibly loyal, affectionate, lively, full of their own importance - & lots of  FUN! They can also be slow to housetrain and (if not properly socialised & trained) somewhat stubborn, noisy, & suspicious of strangers! This Apple book, part of the  Canine Handbooks, Amazon’s No.1 Dog Breed Series,  guides you step-by-step through the best methods for raising & training Miniature & Standard Dachshunds from Day 1 to old age. Where Should Puppy Sleep? What’s The Best Way of Crate Training a Dachshund Puppy? How Do I Socialise My Puppy? Which Training Methods Will My Dachshund Respond To? How Do I Stop Too Much Barking? How Do I Prevent Nipping & Jumping Up? How Long Can I Leave My Puppy For? How Much Exercise Do Puppies Need? Can I Stop My Dachshund Digging? How Often Should I Groom? How To Avoid Back Problems? What Makes My Dachshund Tick? These & dozens of other questions are answered at length by canine author Linda Whitwam & 14 leading breeders with Miniature, Standard, Smooth, Wire & Long-Haired Dachshunds.  If you haven’t got your puppy yet, there’s 20 pages on how to spot good & bad breeders & then how to choose a healthy pup with a good temperament. Three breeders share their experiences of canine  activities  you & your Dachshund can take part in. And dog trainer Lisa Cole’s chapter explains how to take control & teach your Dachshund  The Recall  and other commands using the latest positive training techniques. There are also extensive chapters on:  Housetraining, Health, Feeding, Behaviour, Training, Exercise, Socialisation, Grooming, The Facts of Life, Dachshund Rescue  &  Caring for a Senior Dachshund. NOTE: This Apple book is recommended by The Dachshund Breed Council Health Committee. A happy, well-trained Dachshund is a wonderful addition to any household; these books help you achieve that.

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Pit Bulls For Dummies - D. Caroline Coile Cover Art

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls For Dummies by D. Caroline Coile

The good, the bad, and the snugly about your new best friend No breed of dog is the subject of more extreme feelings—both good and bad—than the Pit Bull. Man-eating monster or heroic nanny-dog: What's the real story? Are Pit Bulls the very best breed for kids? (Not always.) Is it all in how you raise them? (Not totally). Will they lick you to death? (Absolutely!) In the fully updated 2nd Edition of Pit Bulls For Dummies , Dr. Caroline Coile—Dog Writer's Association of America Hall of Famer and former Pit Bull owner—sniffs out the reality behind the myth, rips through the dogma that both vilifies and sanctifies this unique family of dogs, helps you find the best source for your new family member, and shows you the latest and greatest ways to raise, train, and live with your own partying Pit Bull and reap the rewards of happy canine companionship for years to come. Understand your Pit Bull’s origins and characteristics Decide if a Pit Bull is for you Evaluate Pit Bull sources, whether adopting, rescuing, or buying Care for all ages, from puppies to older dogs Deal with bad behavior Socialize your new dog Follow the advice in this book and help show the world that well-brought-up Pit Bulls are some of the most charming, companionable, and fun-to-be-around dogs out there—enjoy!

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Akita - Barbara J. Andrews, Meg Purnell Carpenter & Meg Purnell-Carpenter Cover Art

Akita

Akita by Barbara J. Andrews, Meg Purnell Carpenter & Meg Purnell-Carpenter

This Comprehensive Owner's Guide to the Akita serves as a complete introduction to the largest of Japan's spitz breeds. Hailing from "Land of the Rising Sun," the Akita is a official recognized as a Natural Monument in Japan and regarded by Westerners as a dignified and courageous guardian breed. Written by two of the most influential Akita breeders in the world, Barbara J. ("BJ") Andrews of O'BJ kennels and Meg Purnell-Carpenter of Overhill kennels (UK), the book begins with a fascinating and informative chapter on the breed's history in Japan, tracing its development in the U.S. and England a historical path that both authors were instrumental in achieving. The authors continue with chapters on the breed's characteristics and the standard, encapsulating all of the virtues of this handsome, dominant and loyal breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training the strong-minded and strong-bodied Akita will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

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Dogsteps - Rachel Page Elliott Cover Art

Dogsteps

Dogsteps A New Look by Rachel Page Elliott

Legendary breeder and world authority on canine movement Rachel Page Elliott's classic volume Dogsteps has been the definitive manual on canine movement for four decades. Dog show judges and breeders around the world have relied upon this straightforward text and its "cineradiographic" illustrations to gain a more complete understanding of canine gait. Even with the passing of its famous author in 2009, no other volume has stepped in the path of Dogsteps.Upon its publication in 1973, the Dog Writers Association of America bestowed upon Dogsteps its highest award "Best Book of the Year." More than an analytical look at canine gait, the book teaches the reader about canine anatomy and how each body part contributes to a dog's correct movement. In the show ring, judges evaluate a dog's movement to determine whether or not the dog is correctly structured: Dogsteps explains what the judge is;or should be;looking for in lay man's terms, making this book essential for all breeders, judges, exhibitors, and students of purebred dogs.The book begins by explaining the terminology commonly encountered in describing canine anatomy (e.g., stop, occiput, withers, hock, croup, etc.) and showing three comparative skeletons (dog, horse, and human), pointing out critical similarities and differences between each. The author describes the eight natural gaits of dogs and how each is accomplished in specific dogs; these include: walk, amble, pace, trot, hackney gait, suspension, canter, and gallop.Individual chapters are devoted to the topics of angulation, toplines and tails, front assemblies, and shoulder assemblies. Each chapter is illustrated with "moving x-rays" to give the reader a clearer picture of how each anatomical region affects the dog's gait, pointing out common flaws, the importance of correct structure, and how balance and ease of movement are achieved in a properly put-together dog.In an effort to provide dog breeders with a manual for breeding sound dogs, Rachel Page Elliott makes a case for correct structure as the most important aspect of keeping a breeder's line going strong. Recognizing faults in movement and structure, while not the primary intent of the book, allows the reader to be more aware of the many structural pitfalls that threaten the quality of many purebred dogs today. Beyond having a great breeder as a mentor, Dogsteps is the single best source for learning all there is to know about canine anatomy, structure, and movement. The author concludes, "Experience is a good teacher, but knowledge;with a little luck!;steers the shortest way to lasting success."

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Siamese cat - Roswitha Berger Cover Art

Siamese cat

Siamese cat by Roswitha Berger

A Siamese cat alone is an unhappy cat, because she needs intensive contact with other cats, which have a similar character. Despite cat companionship, Siamese also close up to humans. They want to cuddle and play. The temperament bundles are real chatterboxes and have a considerable vocal ability. Siamese cats occupy the owner similar to dogs. Lovers appreciate this so much about the cat breed. The book gives you valuable tips on caring for cats and deep insights into the psyche, so you can get involved with the special character of the "moon diamonds", as Thai people call the cats: What to consider when keeping them indoors? What care do the coat, claws and teeth of the Siamese need? With what do I feed the cat? Which vaccinations are important? How do I educate Siamese cats? In the book you will also learn how to train Siamese cats in a species-appropriate way and why clicker training is useful. The contents of the book include: - Breed characteristics - Origin of the cats - Character - Demands of the breed - Health and veterinary visits - Selection of the animal - A Safe apartment for the cat - Education and training There is an appendix with detailed instructions and valuable tips and also over 10 illustrations. This book is interesting for all who are interested in Siamese cats and, of course, for prospective owners of the lovable breed cats. Inform yourself now about this cat breed.

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Baby Steps To Backyard Chickens - Kathryn Robles Cover Art

Baby Steps To Backyard Chickens

Baby Steps To Backyard Chickens by Kathryn Robles

You need backyard chickens! This short guide will walk you through preparing for backyard chickens from deciding if chickens are right for you to bringing them home. Each section includes an actionable step to prepare you for keeping urban chickens.

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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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The Forever Dog Life - Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker Cover Art

The Forever Dog Life

The Forever Dog Life 120+ Recipes, Longevity Tips, and New Science for Better Bowls and Healthier Homes by Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker

In this beautifully illustrated guide, the authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Forever Dog show how to create a thriving, sustainable lifestyle and environment to help your dog live a longer, happier, and healthier life In The Forever Dog, Rodney Habib and Dr. Karen Becker explained that your dog’s longevity starts with proper nourishment. In The Forever Dog Life, they offer simple ways you can help your dog live longer and better from the inside-out and outside-in, including easy-to-follow tools, recipes, and tips. Learn to prepare healthy, homemade meals your dog will love, with more than 120 nutritionally packed recipes for delicious food bowls, fresh food toppers that supercharge any type of pet food, and nourishing broths and stews that entice the pickiest of eaters. And don’t forget DIY training treats, cookies, jerkies, and chews. Accompanying the recipes are science-rich tips for the best ingredients, food hacks, and tools to use in the kitchen. But food is only one aspect of a dog’s good health. The Forever Dog Life teaches you how to make your home as healthy as possible, with practical instructions for creating your own non-toxic DIY cleaners, natural disinfectants, and lawn care solutions that can easily replace hazardous chemical-based products that negatively impact our pet’s health. Also included are all-natural recipes for body care, including shampoos and conditioners, skin rinses, oral and ear care, and chemical-free flea and tick solutions. Habib and Becker make it easy to incorporate their science-backed tips into your home, so your dog (and cat!) can live a long, happy, and healthy life. Filled with wonderful stories and fantastic canines, The Forever Dog Life makes the world a safer, healthier, and happier place for animals. Backed by science and filled with photographs and four-color instructions, it is the ultimate handbook to help your dogs and cats live their best life. 

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How to Potty Train a Puppy... in 7 Days or Less! The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily - Dennis Mitchell Cover Art

How to Potty Train a Puppy... in 7 Days or Less! The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily

How to Potty Train a Puppy... in 7 Days or Less! The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily The Best Beginner's Guide to House Training Your Pup Quickly and Easily by Dennis Mitchell

House Training Done Right Trying to housebreak your new best friend can be a terrifying time of smelly messes and constant frustration. Fortunately, with the advice in this book, you can use your dog's own nature to train him successfully, easily and without ever raising your voice. Dogs don’t want to make a mess inside the house – it goes against their nature. Dogs are also eager to please their pack leader, which is you. These are the only two pieces of information you’ll need to house train your dog in seven days, and in this book we are going to show you how. There are so many mistakes a new dog owner can make. Punishments, paper training, using treats in place of praise – the list could go on. This book will help you avoid them all and show you that house training a dog of any age is so much simpler than you thought. Tune in to His Natural Instincts Some new dog owners assume their pup will happily do his business anywhere, at any time, on any carpet or bed cover. In this book, you’ll discover that this couldn’t be further from the truth, and you’ll find out what natural instincts urge him to find a place away from his home to get rid of his waste. Become His Pack Leader Being a pack leader might sound like a foreign concept, but it’s really just another name for a dog owner. As far as your pup is concerned, you are the alpha from whom all instruction must come, so it’s your job to fill that role well. In this book, discover how traits such as empathy and consistency will make you the ideal pack leader for your furry friend. Take the First Step – Find Out More This book contains information about your dog that will help you understand his needs during potty training, such as: • The frequency your pup will need to visit his potty spot • The best age for house breaking (and what’s different about house breaking an adult dog) • How your dog responds to discipline and positive reinforcement Use Crate Training to Give Your Pup His Own Safe Space Using a crate to give your dog a place of his own where he can relax and rest without stress is not only kind on his nerves, but also helps you instill those potty training lessons. You’ll learn: • How to pick the ideal crate to make sure your pup is comfortable and happy • How to introduce your pup to his crate • How to use the crate for potty training both in the home and while you’re away Establish a Routine That Will Last a Lifetime The first seven days after you bring your pup home will require constant vigilance and patience, but that week is going to fly by much faster than you expect. By the end of it, you will have a dog who is content in his routine and happy to follow your rules. He will be happy, you will be happy and your floor will be pristine! Take Charge of Your Pup’s Training Right From the Start A house trained dog is not just less likely to have an accident, he is also a happy dog who can be trained in many different ways. All it takes is a little bit of discipline right from the start. In this book, you’ll learn: • How to set up a designated potty spot • How to train your dog to walk on a leash • What to do if your dog is still having accidents. Find Out Right Now How to House Train Your Dog in Just Seven Days Reading this book will give you all the information you need to teach your furry friend to do his business in the right place. That's right, you too can potty train your dog in 7 days. Grab your copy and get started right away!

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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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Good Old Dog - Lawrence Lindner Cover Art

Good Old Dog

Good Old Dog Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy, and Comfortable by Lawrence Lindner

From the renowned veterinary school at Tufts University: “A must read for pet lovers who want to ensure their dog has quality golden years” ( USA Today ).   Our dogs are living longer than ever thanks to enormous advances in medical treatment and a highly evolved understanding of what they need to thrive. No one knows this better than the faculty of the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually.   Their philosophy of caring for aging canines combines empathy for each individual pet and owner, a comprehensive approach to patient care, cutting-edge science and technology, and a commitment to innovation. Good Old Dog brings their renowned clinic to you, sharing essential knowledge to keep man’s best friend thriving through their golden years.  Nutritional advice: Not every senior diet is right for every senior dogInformation on treating conditions common to older dogsHow to evaluate complicated procedures and decide what’s right for your petThe cost of caring for an older canine and how to shoulder the burdenHow to identify cognitive decline and manage itAdvice on creating a healthy and comfortable environmentHow to determine when “it’s time” and how to cope with the lossAnd much more

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The Forever Dog - Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker Cover Art

The Forever Dog

The Forever Dog Surprising New Science to Help Your Canine Companion Live Younger, Healthier, and Longer by Rodney Habib & Karen Shaw Becker

#1 New York Times Bestseller In this pathbreaking guide, two of the world’s most popular and trusted pet care advocates reveal new science to teach us how to delay aging and provide a long, happy, healthy life for our canine companions. Like their human counterparts, dogs have been getting sicker and dying prematurely over the past few decades. Why? Scientists are beginning to understand that the chronic diseases afflicting humans—cancer, obesity, diabetes, organ degeneration, and autoimmune disorders—also beset canines. As a result, our beloved companions are vexed with preventable health problems throughout much of their lives and suffer shorter life spans. Because our pets can’t make health and lifestyle decisions for themselves, it’s up to pet parents to make smart, science-backed choices for lasting vitality and health.  The Forever Dog gives us the practical, proven tools to protect our loyal four-legged companions. Rodney Habib and Karen Becker, DVM, globetrotted (pre-pandemic) to galvanize the best wisdom from top geneticists, microbiologists, and longevity researchers; they also interviewed people whose dogs have lived into their 20s and even 30s. The result is this unprecedented and comprehensive guide, filled with surprising information, invaluable advice, and inspiring stories about dogs and the people who love them. The Forever Dog prescriptive plan focuses on diet and nutrition, movement, environmental exposures, and stress reduction, and can be tailored to the genetic predisposition of particular breeds or mixes. The authors discuss various types of food—including what the commercial manufacturers don’t want us to know—and offer recipes, easy solutions, and tips for making sure our dogs obtain the nutrients they need. Habib and Dr. Becker also explore how external factors we often don’t think about can greatly affect a dog’s overall health and wellbeing, from everyday insults to the body and its physiology, to the role our own lifestyles and our vets’ choices play. Indeed, the health equation works both ways and can travel “up the leash.” Medical breakthroughs have expanded our choices for canine health—if you know what they are. This definitive dog-care guide empowers us with the knowledge we need to make wise choices, and to keep our dogs healthy and happy for years to come. 

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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.

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Signs from Pets in the Afterlife - Lyn Ragan Cover Art

Signs from Pets in the Afterlife

Signs from Pets in the Afterlife by Lyn Ragan

Communications from beloved pets are seen by thousands every day. Some messages are given in ways that do require an acute awareness, and more interpretation as well. From the Heavens above, Signs are given by deceased pets to connect with their families they left behind. Oftentimes, the gifts they share are unseen or are difficult to identify. Learning to speak the Language of Spirit requires practice, but once identified, the joy of hearing from your Pet in Spirit can bring great comfort. This book is an ABC's narrative for identifying signs, messages, and signals from the Afterworld. It shares a simple way to look for, and read, communications from Pets in the Hereafter. For anyone looking to continue their relationship with a beloved Pet in the Afterlife, this book can help you identify their Gifts from Heaven. Love lives forever... and so do our Souls...

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Cavapoos: The Owner's Guide From Puppy To Old Age - Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Cavapoo Dog or Puppy - Morgan Andrews Cover Art

Cavapoos: The Owner's Guide From Puppy To Old Age - Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Cavapoo Dog or Puppy

Cavapoos: The Owner's Guide From Puppy To Old Age - Buying, Caring for, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Cavapoo Dog or Puppy by Morgan Andrews

Wouldn’t it be incredible if 20 expert Cavapoo breeders combined with a top dog trainer to create the ultimate complete owner’s guide with all your frequently asked questions answered in one place? Well here it is! You will literally find this book jam packed full of useful quotes giving clear advice and secret tips from the world’s top Cavapoo breeders who between them have hundreds of years of experience in caring for Cavapoos (also known as Cavadoodle or Cavoodle). This one-stop ‘instruction manual’ is the essential companion to your lovable Cavapoo. Over 182 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new puppy through to old age and how best to look after your precious Cavapoo. Start off with the right advice so bad behaviors don’t even start, but if they do, we show you how to overcome common problems. We will help you understand your Cavapoo so you can build an ever stronger loving bond with your best-behaved member of your household. Our experts can also help save you a small fortune by showing the best ways to keep your Cavapoo healthier and live a longer and more fulfilled life, reducing expensive trips to the vets. 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. Charlotte Purkiss of Lotties Cavapoos says: “I had the pleasure of being a part of this amazing book as a breeder in the UK it's jam packed with info from birth to senior and will guide you through any stage of a dog’s life.” Breeder Phyllis Oliver of Dobralco Silky Terriers says: “Whether you are looking into the breed, currently own, or looking into getting a Cavapoo I highly recommend The Owners Guide From Puppy to Old Age. I had the pleasure of contributing to this book and wish to thank the author, Morgan Andrews and CWP for publishing this delightful, educational guide to better understand and appreciate my breed.” Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Cavapoo owner’s guide. Buy it now either on paperback or instant downloadable e-book. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history, keeping your vet bills down by giving your Cavapoo better health, how to help your Cavapoo live longer, origins and history, colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, rescue, choosing a breeder, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Cavapoo, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... "I struggled to find a book to go with Alfie, my new Cavapoo puppy, a great find with plenty of tips and advice from experts and fellow owners." - James Wittingham

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Dewey - Vicki Myron & Bret Witter Cover Art

Dewey

Dewey The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron & Bret Witter

Experience the uplifting, "unforgettable" New York Times bestseller about an abandoned kitten named Dewey, whose life in a library won over a farming town and the world -- with over 2 million copies sold! ( Booklist ) Dewey's story starts in the worst possible way. On the coldest night of the year in Spencer, Iowa, at only a few weeks old--a critical age for kittens--he was stuffed into the return book slot of the Spencer Public Library. He was found the next morning by library director Vicki Myron, a single mother who had survived the loss of her family farm, a breast cancer scare, and an alcoholic husband. Dewey won her heart, and the hearts of the staff, by pulling himself up and hobbling on frostbitten feet to nudge each of them in a gesture of thanks and love. For the next nineteen years, he never stopped charming the people of Spencer with his enthusiasm, warmth, humility (for a cat), and, above all, his sixth sense about who needed him most. As his fame grew from town to town, then state to state and finally, amazingly, worldwide, Dewey became more than just a friend; he became a source of pride for an extraordinary Heartland farming community slowly working its way back from the greatest crisis in its long history.

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The Reef Aquarium Volume Three - J. Charles Delbeek & Julian Sprung Cover Art

The Reef Aquarium Volume Three

The Reef Aquarium Volume Three Science, Art, and Technology by J. Charles Delbeek & Julian Sprung

This comprehensive reference discusses and illustrates the science, art and technology of building reef aquariums. Covers new approaches to filtration, lighting, and system design, plumbing, pumping, and electrical design, foods and feeding, new aquascaping techniques and future trends in the hobby. This is the Bible for all reef aquarium enthusiasts.

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Marine Aquarium Handbook - Martin A. Moe, Jr. Cover Art

Marine Aquarium Handbook

Marine Aquarium Handbook Beginner to Breeder by Martin A. Moe, Jr.

The Marine Aquarium Handbook is the bestselling saltwater aquarium book of all time, selling more than 250,000 copies since first published in 1982 and launching aspiring aquarists into the marine aquarium hobby. Out of print since 2006, this indispensable resource is now available in a completely updated and redesigned third edition that includes world-class color photography to help guide the reader through setup of their first marine aquarium and then progresses to reefkeeping and breeding of marine fishes. Written by an acclaimed marine biologist and pioneering fish and invertebrate breeder, the book provides sound advice in a clear, readable, and engaging voice. New content exclusive to this edition includes recent advances in biofiltration and energy-efficient lighting, brand new chapters on marine foods and refugia, greatly expanded coverage of fish species and hardy invertebrate species, and information about those species best suited for breeding. Each featured fish has a species profile, behavior notes, native range, maximum size, and essential feeding and husbandry advice. The Marine Aquarium Handbook covers everything a marine hobbyist needs to know to get started and be successful, including aquarium choices, water chemistry, filtration, biological filtration and live rock, setup and maintenance, fish selection, and identification and treatment of common diseases.

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Teacup Yorkies: The Complete Owners Guide. Choosing, Caring for and Training Your Miniature Yorkshire Terrier, Micro, Toy or Mini Yorkie From Puppyhood to Old Age. - Alan Kenworthy Cover Art

Teacup Yorkies: The Complete Owners Guide. Choosing, Caring for and Training Your Miniature Yorkshire Terrier, Micro, Toy or Mini Yorkie From Puppyhood to Old Age.

Teacup Yorkies: The Complete Owners Guide. Choosing, Caring for and Training Your Miniature Yorkshire Terrier, Micro, Toy or Mini Yorkie From Puppyhood to Old Age. by Alan Kenworthy

Teacup Yorkies - The Complete Owners Guide is a must-have book for any responsible owner of small or miniature Yorkshire Terrier dogs, which are also known as Teacup, Toy, Micro or Mini Yorkies. Written by an expert dog trainer and owner, Alan Kenworthy, who writes in a fun and entertaining way about Teacup Yorkie dogs. In addition, many top breeders make contributions, including two bonus interview chapters, one featuring a top breeder and one asking an owner about their experiences. This one-stop ‘instruction manual’ is the essential companion to your lovable Teacup Yorkie. Over 174 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new puppy through to old age and how best to look after your precious Yorkie. Start off with the right advice so bad behaviors don’t even start, but if they do, we show you how to overcome common problems. We will help you understand your little Yorkie so you can build an ever stronger loving bond with your best-behaved member of your household. 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. Teresa Wengeron says: “Excellent book for anyone who is interesting in being owned by a mini Yorkie, or who already has one in their family. Very informative with a large range of topics that are necessary to consider and to handle well, when having a little Yorkie as part of your household. Entertaining & easy read, as well!” Just some of the subjects covered include: breed information, buying a puppy, how much are prices, costs, rescue, adoption, health, grooming, food, diet, handling, care and welfare, to training your Teacup dog and understanding his general behavior. Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Teacup Yorkie owner’s guide. Buy it now either on paperback or instant downloadable e-book.

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Canine Body Language - Brenda Aloff Cover Art

Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language A Photographic Guide by Brenda Aloff

Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2006, Best General Reference Book Your dog is talking. Are you listening? More important are you WATCHING? Dogs are attempting to communicate with humans as well as other dogs all the time. It's up to us to learn how to interpret their native language the language of body movement, facial expression and proximity to things and other beings. Canine Body Language is an exhaustive photographic documentation of dogs in their day-to-day activities: dogs alone, dogs together, dogs in the water, dogs having fun, dogs that are stressed and dogs in relation to human beings. In addition to the incredible photographs, author Brenda Aloff gives the reader detailed descriptions of what is happening in each photograph so that you can build your canine vocabulary. Never look at dogs in the same way again! Learn how to analyze what you see when observing dogs to prevent problems or improve behavior. Follow the helpful photographic sequences and text to learn how to identify the subtle changes in canine body posture that tells you what a dog is thinking. Develop a profound appreciation for the intelligence and adaptability of dogs. Great for professional dog trainers! Use it to teach students important behavioral cues. What dog trainers are saying about Brenda Aloff's Canine Body Language A great tool for the dog professionals. A truly valuable work which will be used as a reference for my clients, as well as the behavior staff at the Marin Humane Society. Brenda's comments on canine communications are as valuable as the excellent images that form the bulk of the book. Trish King, Behavior and Training Director of Marin Humane Society, author of Parenting Your Dog Once I started reading it, it quickly became apparent that this book should be mandatory reading material for virtually every dog owner. Brenda's description of the canine language and the contexts in which they occur is very well documented. Ali Brown, author of Scaredy Dog! Understanding & Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog Author Brenda Aloff is a professional dog trainer specializing in problem behavior. A large part of her practice consists of dogs that have been referred to her when traditional training techniques have failed. She works with owners on re-socialization of fearful and aggressive dogs as well as teaching puppy socialization, competition obedience, conformation, tracking, back-packing, musical freestyle, and agility classes at Heaven On Arf Behavior and Training Center in Midland, Michigan. She is a member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and The Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Trainer's Forum and several other breed and training organizations. Brenda travels all over the United States giving talks on canine aggression and learning theory.

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The Modern Dog Parent Handbook - Bryce Francois & Kenzie Francois Cover Art

The Modern Dog Parent Handbook

The Modern Dog Parent Handbook The Holistic Approach to Raw Feeding, Mental Enrichment and Keeping Your Dog Happy and Healthy by Bryce Francois & Kenzie Francois

The Ultimate Guide to Total Pet Wellness Enrich and extend your dog’s life with this all-in-one guide to holistic pet health from the trusted creators of The BK Pets, Bryce and Kenzie Francois. Under their expert guidance, you’ll learn: · How to safely feed a homemade diet to optimize your dog’s nutritional intake and cut harmful, processed ingredients from their diet · Easy-to-implement feeding routines based on the weight of your dog · How to make wholesome homemade meals, snacks and supplements · The best tools to stimulate your dog’s mind · Simple tricks to remove stressors from your dog’s day-to-day life · Straightforward lifestyle improvements to ensure your dog’s long-term health and happiness Armed with these nutritious recipes and incredible mental enrichment strategies, you can rest easy knowing the mental and physical wellbeing of your beloved canine is taken care of.

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