In THE PRACTICAL DOG LISTENER, Jan Fennell distils her ideas into a simple 30-day guide that will enable everyone to use her remarkable method in a practical context. She covers every element of pet ownership – from introducing a dog to its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioural problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there will also be problem-solving guides, dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety.
Once again, Jan illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work with damaged and delinquent dogs. She even tells the saga of the Devil Dog – a tale to reassure even the most desperate owner that perseverance really does pay off!
When time is short and your dog is depending on you, First Aid For Dogs For Dummies is the book to have close at hand. Find information about identifying injury, determining the proper steps to take, and knowing when to contact your vet.
Open the book and find:
The essentials for a complete first-aid kit
Where and how to apply pressure to stop bleeding
What to do when your pet is choking
Guidance for emergencies such as heatstroke, dehydration, and frostbite
Poison identification, removal, and treatment strategies
Topics covered include:
· Basic obedience training for puppies (exercises for sit, down, heel, and stay)
· House manners for older puppies and adult dogs (no whining or barking)
· Recipes for tasty dog treats that your four-legged friend will do anything for
· Understanding your dog's personality
· Preventing dog bites
· Dealing with shy or fearful dogs
· Advice and exercises for training and showing a dog in obedience trials in novice class, open class, and utility class
· Reflections on the end of your dog's life
There are more than 100 photos and line drawings throughout the book to illustrate movements and exercises, and for owners who want to show their dogs, there are detailed descriptions of what they can expect once they enter the ring.
Although Burnham works almost exclusively with greyhounds (which are notoriously difficult to train), her wisdom and expertise apply to all breeds, and her warmth, sound advice, and personal tone make Treats, Play, Love a joy to use.
In his new book Don Sullivan inspires readers to wake up and recognize the insidious forces undermining the realization of dog owners' dreams, and he empowers them with an unprecedented array of knowledge and understanding to launch them to instant success with their own dogs. At times controversial and continually enlightening, Wake Up and Smell the Poop! proves that Don Sullivan's approach to training dogs is far from ordinary.
Pick a "people" name like Cleo, or go Victorian with Charlotte. Make sure the folks at the vet or the dog run know your pet is purebred with a name like Phelps, or tag him as a mutt with Dexter! Bestow certain celebrity (Mr. Peabody), turn your puppy into an action figure (Sparky), or take it straight from the obvious (Barker). Never get stuck with a kitty named Pouncer again!
Faye Passow has been a fine artist for many years. In 1997 she exhibited an original serigraph at the Minnesota State Fair called "Minnesota, Principle Hot Dish by Region." It proved popular. In 2000 she decided to print the image on T-shirts thus began the Keep the Faye empire (Fayanetics). Begun as a small business venture in the dining room of a modest bungalow, Keep the Faye has grown to include the entire spare bedroom and a portion of the attic. She lives in Minneapolis.
Chronicling the various exploits of dogs real and fictional, and sprinkled with sayings and observations from the greatest dog lovers, Dogs' Miscellany explores every age of man's enduring association with his canine companion, and promises to delight dog-lovers everywhere.
I adopted Hunter when he was two. He came with that name, his former owner a fan of Hunter S. Thompson. I noticed Hunter's photo in the window of a pet store in Vermont and brought him home.
If I was the lucky break in his life, he was the transforming experience in mine. Before, I was a little wild. As a photographer, I traveled around the world, picking up and leaving on a dime. Life was exciting: photo shoots in Paris, Haiti, the Himalayas, the Andes, and even the Amazon.
Hunter tamed me. I couldn't be away from him for more than five hours at a time. I had no children of my own; Hunter taught me about responsibility, love, and devotion in a way that was inaccessible to me with "people."—Mellon
It segues from her memories into a training manual and pet care book that helps potential pet owners decide if a dog is right for them, and the importance of training and teaching the dog the rules of living in a human world. Smith shares the responsibilities involved in bringing a pet into their lives, and she strives to help people become more compassionate and understanding dog owners.
A combination of anecdotes and instructional materials, Love, Laugh, Woof offers a look at Smiths philosophy on dog ownership. Love Laugh, Woof is a way of life and a set of beliefs that she follows to be a loving, thoughtful and fair dog owner.
See through Gannys eyes as he willingly works to recover from five near- death experiences that test his mettle. These challenges, all occurring within six months, launch him and Bj on a journey to wisdom together.
This heart-warming, experiential journey into how domesticated dogs live in a human world is framed by Bjs comments and observations as the Journals Scribe. Bj, the human alpha of this pack of five dogs and one human, is also a trained animal body-worker. She shares both what her animal work and living with her pack have taught her. She also shares her insights on the many lessons our animal companions are able to teach us. Gannys Journal invites you to share deeply in the social and emotional lives of dogs.
Bj says And here, all this time, I thought it was me who was teaching them
Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:
• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work.
• Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking.
• Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors.
• Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.
Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.
<strong>What experts are saying about<I> You Can Train Your Dog!</I>:</strong><br>
Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!
<b>Risë VanFleet</b>, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC
Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning <i>Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs</i> and <i>The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results</i>
Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog!
<b>Nando Brown</b>, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT
I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book.
<b>Chirag Patel</b>, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant
The energy of the photographs is impressive and visceral. In order to get these shots, Regan built a special light, which jutted out over the roof of the car, a harness that allowed her to lean out of the window, and various other contraptions to make the images come to life. This book will make you laugh out loud and want to share it with everyone you know. It’s full speed happiness.
The Good Behavior Book for Dogs provides illustrated, down-to-earth, practical advice for dog owners with not-so-perfect pups. With an accessible, fun and easy approach, the author helps owners and their dogs learn how to affect proper manners and behavior management in a respectful and loving environment. Dogs will happily engage in the training activities advocated, creating a bridge to happiness, freedom, and friendship between dogs and their people. No other book addresses the truly weird and sometimes disgusting things your dog does -- inappropriate sniffing, tail chasing, excessive licking, shadow/light chasing, and other unmentionables. Many dog owners who deal with these issues feel ashamed of their dogs' behavior and find it demoralizing to even speak with their vet about them, allowing the behavior to continue and intensify until it is intolerable. This book will provide dog owners with the instruction and information that will allow them to solve behavior problems that in many cases have resulted in giving up the dog. Training your dog to break undesirable habits doesn't need to be stressful, or use harsh treatment. Training is an easy way to strengthen the bond between the dog caregiver and dog and, let's face it; sometimes "bad" dog behavior is funny. The reader will be taken on a sensitive and sometimes comical journey to understand their beloved pooch and get back that "Puppy Love."