Home is where your dog is When you’re a dog parent you know that life just isn’t complete without your canine companion by your side. Packed with trivia and puzzles, quotes and crafts, care tips and even tricks to teach your dog, this trusty little book is a celebration of all things canine – perfect for anyone whose best friend has four legs, a wet nose and a wagging tail.
Full of incredible canine capers, tales of doggy derring-do, and plenty of puppy facts, this dog-o-pedia is essential reading for dog lovers everywhere! You'll learn tantalizing trivia and tidbits about all sorts of dogs, breeds, characters, and more! Find out the answers to these questions: Who are the most famous dog trainers in Hollywood, having trained Lassie, Toto, and Old Yeller, among many others? What is the name of Yale’s bulldog mascot? Where does the proverb, “The best thing about a man is his dog,” come from? When did Laika (or Muttnik as she was known in the U.S.) become the first dog to be shot into orbit? Why did Drew Barrymore deed her house to her Labrador Flossie? How do dogs detect cancer in humans?
Your pets can rival movie stars with these easy tricks from the trainer behind Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, Julie Tottman. Whether your dog is clever, cheeky, kooky or cuddly, this perfect gift for dog lovers everywhere reveals easy tricks to make them the envy of their friends. Trick-training is a simple and fun way to bond with your dog whilst keeping them stimulated and active, and there is no one better placed to show you how to do it than Julie. Over the last twenty years, Julie has been the animal trainer behind a whole host of major Hollywood blockbusters - from the Harry Potter franchise to Lassie, The Dark Knight, 102 Dalmations and, most recently, Game of Thrones. By breaking each trick down into easy step-by-step instructions, Julie shows you how to teach your pet a wide range of easy and fun tricks, catering for all shapes, sizes - and attention spans! Alongside lots of helpful tips and advice, you'll also find fun black and white illustrations and space to jot down when your pet has successfully performed each trick, meaning they'll be rivalling movie stars in no time.
Uses brain science to teach readers why it is so hard to lose weight, in a book that explains how to break down negative emotional links to food, why certain foods affect your body and your mood, what your bad eating habits look like and how to create better ones, how to distinguish between physical and emotional hunger and much more. Original.
Provides amateur photographers tips on taking better photographs of the family, especially children, in portraits, candid photographs, group shots, using props, and outdoors
How much money are you (yes YOU!) missing that you don't even realize? You could continue to miss out on your money unless you search exactly the way it's listed. Even your heirs may never find it.It could be money from a savings account from childhood, an uncashed check, utility deposits, a refund or rebate, stocks, safe deposit box contents, or an inheritance. With $33 billion being held by the states plus the additional money sites Mary Pitman has identified, it's worth a look. Mary's search tips can help locate listings that would otherwise never be found. Avoid paying finder's fees. Learn how to prevent your money from going to the state, Cash in! It's all in this comprehensive resource that was named to Kirkus Reviews "Best of 2011" list.The 2nd edition is now available! More search tips, more places to search and more information for consumers.
Welcome to the historically-proven, so-old-that-it?s-new-again, natural, common-sense, and enjoyable way to train your dog?off-leash, lure/reward, fun and games, dog-friendly dog training. This book outlines step-by-step, illustrated techniques for socialization, temperament training, and behavior modification as well as for teaching basic manners. Dr. Dunbar's training techniques are altogether quicker, easier, gentler, more effective, and certainly considerably more enjoyable for you and your dog. Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Ian Dunbar is the original creator of off-leash puppy classes, which sparked the revolution for positive, reward-based, dog-friendly dog training.
Handbook of Applied Dog Behaviour and Training, Volume two:Etiology and Assessment of Behaviour Problems is the definitivereference for dog trainers, behaviourists, breeders andveterinarians. Coupled with Volume one, this text providestheoretical and practical framework for understanding thedevelopment and treatment of dog behaviour problems. Topics covered include Fear, anxiety and phobias,Separation-related problems, Hyperactivity, and Dominance,territorial, and fear-related aggression. The focus is to present and evaluate the relevant applied andscientific literature, and to highlight what remains to be learned,while the author introduces alternative ways for analysing andunderstanding the etiology of dog behaviour problems.
Reading stories is an invaluable experience for young children, helping them to develop a wide range of important skills. As well as developing listening skills, children who have regular access to stories develop an awareness of story structure, character and setting. They also begin to understand the concept of letter sounds and words printed on the page and increase their vocabulary. Offering opportunities for active, involved, cross-curricular learning, story bags help bring stories to life and offer practical ideas that serve the differing interests and learning styles of young children.
People love cute and cuddly puppies, but have you ever wondered why so many are abandoned, often within a day of purchase? The answer is because the new owner never realised just how much is actually involved in looking after a young puppy. The aim of this book is to give the prospective owner an honest idea of what is involved in rearing a young puppy into adulthood and to get an idea if the experience is for them.
ALL SETTERS: THEIR HISTORIES, REARING AND TRAINING. By Freeman Lloyd. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in the early 1930s, this extremely scarce work on Setters is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. Vintage Dog Books have republished it, using the original text and photographs as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a much respected dog man of his time. Terhune says of him, "I know of no other expert who has Lloyds's peculiarly complete equipment of blended education and genius, along all canine lines. With him dogs are an inspired life-study." Although he penned several important dog books, this is probably his best. The book's one hundred and twenty seven pages contain detailed Chapters on: Setters of Yesterday and Today. The Setter in Art. Early Llewellin Setters in America. English Laverack Setters in America. A Glance at the Past. Scenting Powers. Various Paintings of Setters. Training Setters as Gun Dogs. Force Training Collars. Temperament. Rearing. Reminiscences. Irish Setters. The Black and Tan or Gordon Setter. Points of the Gordon, English, and Irish Setter. Recent Setter Importations. All chapters are lavishly illustrated with vintage photos of famous English and American Setters and their use in dog art. This is a fascinating read for any Setter enthusiast or historian of the breed, and also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. "A dog quite unrivalled by any other of the canine species." Maxwell 1833. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: Dogs Llewellin Setters Breed Books Scarce Work Books Series Yesterday And Today Inspired Life Terhune Lloyds 1930s Freeman Reprint Genius Lloyd
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.
It is such a joy to work with a dog who proactively engages in behaviors while you build a relationship that will surprise you in its depth and versatility. Clicker training has proven to be the most effective means of developing a "Thinking Dog," one who offers behaviors in anticipation of a reward rather than a dog who has been trained only to wait for his owner's commands. One of the biggest obstacles the new clicker trainer faces, however, is his or her own history of training and habits of working with a dog. But you can make the transition once you understand how dogs learn and the mechanisms of operant conditioning. Learn from author Gail Fisher's crossover experiences as well as those of the hundreds of students she has helped make the change over the past thirteen years. You will learn: * How dog training has evolved over the past 100 years, the strengths and weaknesses of various training styles, and to what extent you can intergrate your previous methods with clicker training. * The particular challenges you will face as you crossover from whatever style of training you have used in the past (compulsion, luring, etc.) to clicker training. * The detailed nuts and bolts of clicker training - from getting a behavior started, to methods of rewarding, to reducing the need to click and treat over time while still getting the results you want. * How to work with dogs trained with force or harsh methods and change them into behavior-offering dynamos.
Vasu has studied and imbibed the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta. He believes that sharing it could help people come to a new understanding of religion and help them live peaceful, harmonious and more fruitful lives for themselves and the world. He longs to share it. However, he finds himself in a dog's body! Come and read the funny, illuminating and warm-hearted tale of Vasu, as he shares his life story and his wisdom with you.
The ultimate gift for absolutely every horse owner! Chock full of fun facts, trivia, and illustrations, this fun book will answer all the horse-related questions you could ever have. For example... Who said “The horse is God’s gift to man?” What should you keep in an equine first aid kit? Where did the word flibbertigibet come from? When did General Patton save the famous Lipizzan horses? Why is a horse with two riders the symbol of the Knights Templar? How did the producers of the TV show make Mr. Ed talk? Find out the answers to these intriguing questions and much, much more in this equine extravaganza of horse hints, pony tales, and foal facts.
'Perfect for new parents. These hacks are genius!' Louise Pentland, bestselling author of MumLife 'Total genius!' Giovanna Fletcher, bestselling author of Happy Mum, Happy Baby Packed with over 150 life-changing tips, tricks and hacks, this little book will help make your home happier and your life easier. Whether you're a mum-to-be or have children already, this practical guide contains everything you need to know about savvy parenting (and will wish someone had told you sooner!) From tips on cleaning and tidying to cooking and playing, plus with a section dedicated to those first few these months taking care of a newborn, these small everyday changes will help keep you sane and your children happy, calm and healthy. Illustrated with cute line drawings throughout and a beautiful gold foiled hardcover, this is the perfect gift for all mums. *** 'Such a great, helpful gift for new parents' - Libby Page, bestselling author of The Lido
Just how successful the bond between man and dog is depends on the dog's ability to ‘read’ us and our moods, so the more we understand about our own behaviour, the better we can influence our dog's responses. The anxieties of an owner can be reflected in their dog's behaviour, and the same is true of a calm, even-tempered owner. Sometimes we encounter difficulties in life, work and relationships; CBT can help reduce the emotional impact of these struggles on ourselves, and, in turn, our relationship with our dog. A dog may be man's best friend, but first, we need to be our own best friend. This book will show you how.