The Dog Guardian

Your Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Nigel Reed

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473665078

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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Struggling to solve your dog's behavioural problems? Looking to achieve the perfect relationship with your dog? The Dog Guardian is here to help. Dog behaviourist Nigel Reed teaches emotional intelligence for dog owners, leading to confident, happy and well-behaved dogs. Through his many years of experience Nigel has found that there are four fundamental components for a content and well-behaved dog. In The Dog Guardian Nigel explains the philosophy and gives you practical, step-by-step advice. This new and vital information will empower you to address any of your dog's undesirable behaviours, no matter its age, breed or history. The Dog Guardian has already helped thousands of dogs and their owners address problem behaviours including anxiety, nervousness, aggression, hyperactivity, lead pulling, jumping up and much more. It's easier than you'd think.

The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

Learn the Seven Skills Every Dog Should Have

Author: Jolanta Benal

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429985151

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 1279

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If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1607748916

Category: Dogs

Page: 240

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Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. 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!

Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog

A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training Program

Author: Julie A. Bjelland

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429988100

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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A comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the author Do you consider your dog part of the family? Most dog guardians do. But just like children, dogs need structure. Structure to show him that he shouldn't jump on every person who enters your house, or urinate indoors, or drag you down the road when you walk him. In Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog, Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules. Drawing on years of experience, Julie has created a thorough guide that teaches basic training, how to communicate with your dog, and how to prevent and solve behavior problems. She discusses how to train your puppy and how to train adult dogs, even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family and how to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats. Because each dog's situation is unique, Julie is offering readers exclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days. Here dog training, often very expensive, is now affordable and accessible to a broad audience. Julie's down-to-earth, uncomplicated advice is a welcome solution for a busy dog guardian and aims to change the way people communicate with, and care for, their dogs forever.

My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do?

Author: Turid Rugaas

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242239

Category: Pets

Page: 60

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Is walking your dog a tug-of-war? At last, a simple way to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling your arm off! Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, internationally known for her ground-breaking work on canine body language and author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, turns her attention to the common problem of dogs that pull while on a leash. In My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? you will learn Turids quick and easy method to train any age, size or breed of dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash. Her approach is humane and based on a solid understanding of why dogs pull and how to work with the dogs nature and the environment to overcome the problem. City, town or country walking will become more relaxed, reducing stress for dog and owner. My Dog Pulls explains: Why dogs develop pulling problems.Simple steps to retraining even a vigorous puller.How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful photographs. Correct use of leashes, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesnt.Troubleshooting problems that arise in training.

Little Dogs

Training Your Pint-sized Companion

Author: Deborah Wood

Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9780793805372

Category: Pets

Page: 143

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Contains a guide to training small dogs, providing information on innovative techniques specifically for dogs under twenty pounds, including tips on how to communicate with them, solutions to common behavior problems, and suggestions for using positive reinforcement for a variety of issues.

The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

Learn the Seven Skills Every Dog Should Have

Author: Jolanta Benal

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429985151

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 8600

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If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.

Breeds

A Canine Compendium

Author: Fenella Smith,Brothers McLeod

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250066336

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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From British siblings Greg, Myles, and Fenella comes a funny and charming guide to 150 dogs, each with its own beautiful illustration. From Afghan to Yorkie, Breeds will make dog owners smile.

Let Dogs Be Dogs

Understanding Canine Nature and Mastering the Art of Living with Your Dog

Author: The Monks of New Skete,Marc Goldberg

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316387924

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 7357

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America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners. No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Dogs need food, water, exercise and play, rest, veterinary care--the basics. But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance. Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

Perfect Puppy

Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You!

Author: Gwen Bailey

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600625451

Category: Pets

Page: 198

View: 9495

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Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.

And Now, The Weather...

A celebration of our national obsession

Author: Alison Maloney

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530989

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Along with the fine art of queuing and proper tea, talking about the weather is the essence of Britishness. We’re all a little bit obsessed by it. Will it snow this Christmas? Was this year really the warmest on record? And where on earth did ‘raining cats and dogs’ come from? According to recent research, 94% of British people admit to having discussed the weather in the past six hours, while 38% say they have in the past 60 minutes. Since Records Began is an almanac, a miscellany, and a celebration of our most famous obsession. Including beautiful illustrations, maps and line drawings, Since Records Began is a perfect gift for the cloudspotter in your life. Features include: - The Lore of Weather – myths, legends and old wives tales about the weather. - Lost in Translation – Colloquial names for weather around the country, from Custard Winds to Mizzle. - Extreme Weather – Bizarre events in the history of British Weather including red rain and a downpour of frogs and fish. - Plus tables showing record breaking sunshine, wind speed, rainfall, heat etc.

Birds Off the Perch

Therapy and Training for Your Pet Bird

Author: Larry Lachman,Diane Grindol,Frank Kocher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416584698

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 7139

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You love your pet bird, even when he misbehaves, but how can you train him with compassion? Birds off the Perch proves that rewarding good behavior is kinder and more effective than traditional discipline through punishment. This revolutionary approach combines the expertise of an animal behaviorist, a companion parrot consultant and a veterinarian who use "family therapy techniques" -- such as learning to respect the bird's boundaries and viewing sibling rivalry in a broad, environmental context -- to help you change the mischievous behavior of domesticated birds, including: • Biting or aggression • Screaming • Sibling/bird rivalry • Jealousy toward its human flock members, and • Feather plucking With additional chapters on choosing the right species for your family, breeding behavior and the appropriate medical care for your bird, Birds off the Perch is the only guide you'll need to keep your pet birds healthy and happy.

The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465096492

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)

Dogue De Bordeaux

A Comprehensive Owner's Guide

Author: Joseph Janish

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1593788460

Category: Pets

Page: 158

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With a name that rightly conjures images of lush vineyards, the Dogue de Bordeaux indeed comes from the world’s wine capital in southwestern France. Like the rich red Bordeaux wine, the Dogue de Bordeaux is draped in a deep red coat and boasts the most magnificent head in dogdom. As author Joe Janish reveals in this full-color introduction to the breed, the Dogue de Bordeaux has a heart as impressive as his head and makes a sincere and fun-loving companion for the right owner and family. Naturally a 130-pound mastiff dog is not a dog for everyone, and the Dogue is a guardian breed of relentless power and great agility. This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide dedicated to Dogue de Bordeaux begins with a chapter on the breed’s history, tracing its origins and spread to the United States, England, and various European countries. The chapter on characteristics provides an overview of the breed’s temperament, physical characteristics, activity level, and health concerns, all the information a potential owner needs to determine whether this remarkable French mastiff breed is the Dogue from him or her. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable 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, exercise, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Lucky Dog Lessons

Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Author: Brandon McMillan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062478966

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons.

Dog Logic

Companion Obedience, Rapport-Based Training

Author: Joel M. McMains

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055106

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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To train your dog effectively, you must establish more than authority and obedience. You must train the dog to want to please you. You must establish rapport. It is upon this basis that the excellent training regimen given in Dog Logic: Companion Obedience is developed. Understanding your dog's natural behavior and responses to the world he lives in is the key to achieving the training results you want. That key is provided in this book and will result for you in a responsive, obedient dog that accepts your leadership and happily lives by your rules. This is mutual respect that works! The exercises in Dog Logic are for the companion dog and, if you like, the obedience trial dog. They guide you gradually and expertly through the whole series of training objectives, and your ultimate reward is a dog you can always be proud of. Week by week and level by level, you will see your dog gaining poise, polish and the admiration of all who meet him. You and your dog will become a living example of what it means to be a smoothly functioning dog/human partnership. These training methods are tested, proven and reliable and can make a world of important difference for you and your dog. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Don't Dump the Dog

Outrageous Stories and Simple Solutions to Your Worst Dog Behavior Problems

Author: Randy Grim

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162873034X

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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Do you want to dump your dog because he tries to escape your yard? Barks too much? You-know-whats in the house? Doesn’t play well with others? Chewed up your favorite pair of shoes? You wouldn’t be the first person asking to “return” your pet. And dog rescuer Randy Grim has heard every reason under the sun. But before you load Fido into the back of your car, read this book. In it, Randy addresses the concerns of dog guardians everywhere by responding to letters that he’s actually received. With humor, and from his vast experiences with abandoned dogs, he reveals exactly what you can do to remain calm and fix every bad behavior problem. (Even if it means dumping your husband instead of the dog.)

Gifts of the Crow

How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Author: John Marzluff,Tony Angell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439198748

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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A University of Washington professor of wildlife science taps the findings of his extraordinary research into crow intelligence to offer insight into their ability to make tools and respond to environmental challenges, explaining how they engage in human-like behaviors from giving gifts and seeking revenge to playing and experiencing dreams.

Dogs Never Lie About Love

Why Your Dog Will Always Love You More Than Anyone Else

Author: Jeffrey Masson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409002489

Category: Pets

Page: 368

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How well do you know your dog? Did you know that dogs have dreams and fears? That they do see colour, that they smell electric storms, and feel scent as an emotion? Jeffrey Masson takes us into the world of the dog, a world created by a sense of smell one hundred million times more acute than ours, and reintroduces us to man's best friend - loyal, honest, straightforward, spontaneous and almost unbelievably forgiving. Drawing on observations of his own three dogs, as well as true stories of dogs' friendship, heroism and loyalty, Masson makes us laugh, cry and think again about our canine companions, who, unlike humans, will never lie about love.