The Well-Adjusted Dog: Dr. Dodman's Seven Steps to Lifelong Health & Happiness for Your Best Friend One of the greatest myths in dog ownership is that once a puppy is housetrained and has graduated from a puppy training class, an owner's work is done. In fact, that work is just beginning. Forty-two percent of dog owners in this country report problems managing their dogs' behavior. Our nation's pounds and shelters are teeming with dogs who have been given up for just this reason. But it doesn't have to be this way. As Dr. Dodman points out, almost every dog problem can either be treated or, better yet, prevented. Every dog has the potential to be happy and well adjusted. In The Well-Adjusted Dog, Dr. Dodman shows you how, offering what he calls "continuing education" for dogs and their owners. A comprehensive, seven-step approach takes on the whole dog-his health, behavior, and environment-and lays the groundwork for the proper care and training of your best friend, for life. You will discover: How much exercise your dog really needs (and why) How diet can affect behavior How to communicate clearly with your dog and understand dog body language How to lead your dog, not dominate him How to prevent or deal with fearful conditions How to optimize your dog's environment How to address medical problems that might underlie unwanted behaviorIn this essential new book, Dr. Dodman draws on some twenty-five years of clinical experience to bring together the art-and science-of dog ownership. His approach is based on the latest research as well as a unique understanding of the whole dog. It's also proven to work, and to work long term. Only in The Well-Adjusted Dog will you truly find what every good dog owner should know.
Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog: A 3-Step Positive Dog-Training ProgramA comprehensive dog training and puppy training program that offers the added benefit of one-on-one online advice from the authorDo 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 youdown 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 trainadult dogs,even special needs dogs, and tells how to choose the right dog for your family andhow to integrate him into a home with kids, other dogs, or cats.Because each dog's situation is unique, Julie is offering readersexclusive one-on-one guidance via her website, for up to 60 days.Here dog training, oftenvery 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.
The Big Book of Simple Solutions: Training Your Dog The most common training issues that dog owners face are addressed in The Book of Simple Solutions: Training Your Dog by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton. From the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine, this fun fact-filled volume offers solutions to barking, chewing, digging, house-training issues, aggression, and bad doggy manners (begging, jumping up, marking, etc.). Buck Jones's hilarious color cartoons should not distract dog owners from the serious matters at hand, but solving canine behavior problems are better handled with know-how, patience, and good dose of humor-all of which are delivered handily in this compact 224-page Simple Solutions book.
Crate Training Your Dog Ease Your Mind And Indulge Your Dog! If you want your dog to feel safe and secure in your home, it's time to crate train! A crate is designed as much for a dog's well-being as it is for the owner's convenience and peace of mind. For example, a crate keeps a curious puppy away from chemicals under the kitchen sink, gives a sick or convalescing dog a quiet place to rest, and secures a rambunctious dog during car trips. Crate training works because dogs, like their wild ancestors, desire a snug "den" that affords security and privacy. When dogs are crate trained properly, they accept and even enjoy their sequestered time. Pat Storer shows you how to maintain a positive, loving attitude while being firm and consistent with your dog. With Storer's advice on choosing the right crate, step-by-step instructions, and tips for dealing with crate-related behavior problems, both you and your dog will find crate training to be a simple, successful experience.
Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors & Raising Happy Dog Dog owners facing tough behavior problems and unique canine personalities need tips and techniques to make their lives better. And many are realizing that traditional training through punishment is unpleasant and potentially damaging to the dog - and simply doesn't work long-term.With Training Your Dog the Humane Way, animal behaviorist and dog trainer Alana Stevenson provides dog owners with a simple, accessible guide to the most effective positive dog training techniques available. Alana presents easy-to-follow methods and advice for teaching dogs polite manners and resolving ongoing behavior issues. She provides solutions for such problems as housesoiling, play-biting, separation anxiety, fear of strangers, aggression, lunging while on leash, car sickness, and more. Readers will learn the most effective way to teach their dogs - through kindness and benevolent leadership.
Training the German Shepherd Dog In Training the German Shepherd Dog, John Cree draws on a lifetime's experience to provide expert advice and guidance for all German Shepherd owners. Covering all aspects of training, and with a strong emphasis on understanding the breed's psyche, this book is a comprehensive and invaluable companion for all German Shepherd enthusiasts and trainers, both novice and experienced.
Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide: Good Health, Loving Care, Maximum Longevity Return the Love and Devotion Your Dog Gives You!Reap the knowledge and wisdom of more than 100 top veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and other pet experts! Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide offers powerful, practical advice on everything from obedience training and stopping misbehavior to providing the best health care, snacks, grooming, accessories, and more. With over 800 full-color photographs and helpful, step-by-step illustrations, Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide captures the excitement and doggone good fun that goes into raising and caring for your canine companion. Discover: Why changing your dog's food bowl might make him healthier (page 236) How to stop fleas for good (page 325) Premium foods-- are they worth the extra cost? (page 216) A complete guide to the top 50 breeds (page 17) A toy that's guaranteed to stop barking (page 144) Why dogs stick their heads out car windows (page 202) How to teach your dog to wave-- and other fun tricks (page 134)
Good Dog 101: Easy Lessons to Train Your Dog the Happy, Healthy Way A revolutionary step-by-step manual to teach dog owners how to humanely and easily train a dog. SPCA-certified Dahl covers all aspects of training dogs, especially puppy training. The book is organized by individual problem scenarios where very sort of bad behavior is addressed, whether it's if the dog compulsively digs all around your garden or if it likes to steal your shoes or if it jumps on every guest the minute they walk in the door. For each problem scenario, Dahl explains the reasons for such behavior, and then gives simply phrased instructions on how to resolve it and alter the dog's behavior for future scenarios. Her methods are humane (unlike Cesar Millan, she's approved by the SPCA) and simple, perfect for the hobbyist dog owner.
Cockapoo: Comprehensive Owner's Guide Who are this season s hot, fashionable canines? The designer dogs have entered center stage and are gaiting down the runway and into the homes of countless American dog lovers. No longer the poor stepchildren of our nation s indiscreet Poodles and Cocker Spaniels, the Cockapoo has arrived and is finally basking in the glow of its own followspot. Today s Cockapoo offers dog owners many advantages over its two parental breeds: superior intelligence, an easier-care hypoallergenic coat, improved health and longevity and reliable, biddable temperaments. Is there any doubt why lifelong Poodle and Cocker Spaniel enthusiasts have jumped on the happy-go-lucky bandwagon of this irresistible designer dog? While the Cockapoo has been a recognizable dog in the United States since the 1950s, never before has there been a major publication available dedicated to him and his many charms and appealing attributes. This new Designer Dog SeriesTM edition benefits from the expertise of its author, noted Cockapoo breeder Mary D. Foley, the founder and president emeritus of the Cockapoo Club of America. She has been involved with breeding and promoting the Cockapoo since the 1970s. The colorful book covers all aspects of selecting and caring for the Cockapoo and much more.
When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs Do you have an impossible dog?You know the kind of dog we re talking about don t you? The kind of dog that will do what you want him to do when pigs fly. One of those never-eager-to-please types that runs the other way when you say Come! Who seems to know exactly what you want him or her to do, then does just the opposite. The kind of dog for whom standard training methods whether positive or punishment-based don t seem to work. Call them stubborn, call them independent, call them challenging whatever you call them don t give up! You may not know it but there are certain breeds that were developed to work independently. Those breeds, and mixes, include Hounds, Terriers, Northern Breeds, and Livestock Guardian dogs. If you have a Pigs Fly kind of dog you need to work with her independent nature not against it to get good manners and even high level performance.
Dog Whisperer: Good Habits for Great Dogs: Positive Approach to Solving Problems for Puppies & Dogs Following the success of his books The Dog Whisperer, 2nd Edition and The Puppy Whisperer, Paul Owens introduces a groundbreaking new approach to addressing and solving specific problem behaviors -- and encouraging great ones -- in his newest book. Encompassing the author's nonviolent, positive training methods, this guide is a shortcut in the training process as it uses the innovative concept of training by automatic habit -- making it possible to eliminate dogs' problem behaviors in a shorter time than ever before. Enhanced by forty demonstrative black and white photographs, this step-by-step book makes dog training so easy, it's impossible not to see immediate results, translating to happier dog' and thrilled owners.
Good Old Dog: Expert Advice for Keeping Your Aging Dog Happy, Healthy & Comfortable "Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion." -Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in TranslationThe human-animal bond is never stronger or more tender than when your dog's muzzle turns gray and the spring in her step begins to diminish. After spending the better part of a decade or more with this beloved member of your family, making sure your canine friend ages comfortably, contentedly, and well is a natural priority. And no one knows how to ensure healthy aging better than the renowned faculty of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually.Good Old Dog brings their renowned expertise into your living room, providing you with essential advice on nutrition, health, and caretaking to see your dog through the golden years."A timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog." -Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of Tell Me Where It Hurts "Everyone with an aging dog should have this book." -Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of The Modern Dog
Best Friends Animal Society Best Friends Book The Friends Behind Best Friends Animal Society. Experience the trials, tribulations and ultimate triumphs during the evolution of Best Friends Animal Society! Or at least come as close as you can in this entertaining and inspiring read. This is the story of how Best Friends went from rescuing handfuls of animals from local shelters to being the nation's most beloved sanctuary for special-needs companion animals. Now, as we move ahead to help animals all across the country with the mission of No More Homeless Pets, this book reminds us all that a small group of friends really can make a big difference. NOTE: 50% of all proceeds from Best Friends gear purchases go directly to Best Friend's Animal Society.
Everything Dog Training & Tricks Book: Turn Even the Most Mischevious Pooch Into a Well-Behaved Pet It can take a lot of time, patience, and money to train a dog--and even more to teach him new tricks! In this book, dog owners will get professional advice without having to attend pricey classes. Certified pet dog trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz explains how to solve virtually every behavioral issue from aggression to digging. This book features training instructions to: Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Control barking Use a clicker for training Walk a dog on-leash Teach basic commands like sit and comeFeaturing dozens of photographs that highlight a wide range of fun (and easy!) tricks, this book will have the dog jumping through hoops in no time!
The Little Dogs' Activity Book: Fun and Frolic for a Fit Four-Legged Friend Does your little dog seem to have boundless energy? Are you searching for new ways to not only keep your vivacious small friend entertained but also avoid destructive behavior and encourage healthy habits? The Little Dogs' Activity Book provides dozens of ideas on how to get active with small dogs (defined as those weighing less than 20 pounds) both inside and outside the home, to alleviate boredom, and keep your pet fit and cheerful. This unique guide includes step-by-step instructions for amusing tricks, enjoyable outdoor sports, instructions for games (including dog-themed puzzles), delightful doggy parties, and even travel. This book also offers tips for dogs and people who have limited mobility, a disability, or age-related challenges. The fun design includes photos and illustrations that help inspire little dog owners to develop fresh ideas for their diminutive canine friends. If you have been looking for the best ways to keep your small dog amused, The Little Dogs' Activity Book is a fantastic and fun resource to help avert problem behaviors while encouraging happiness and wellness in your petite pet.
The Only Dog Tricks Book You'll Ever Need: Impress Friends, Family--and Other Dogs! Find the remote control. Pull off your kids' socks. Open and close the refrigerator door. Bet you never imagined your dog could accomplish such feats! In this fun, easy-to-use trick-training guide, longtime trainer and cofounder of Canine University, Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, shows you how to teach your dog all sorts of great tricks that will strengthen your bond and bring you both endless enjoyment. From simple beginner moves for young pups to complex tricks for super-smart pooches, there's something in here for everyone, including tricks that teach your dog how to: Shake, wave, and give high fives Play scared and be brave Fetch his dinner bowl Retrieve your keys, mail, and phone Ring a bell to go outside Put away his toys and moreWhether your dog's a natural-born ham or a shy guy, these tricks will bring out his best - and help you be the best trainer you can be.
21 Days to Train Your Dog: Any Dog Can Be Taught Basics of Obedience Training in a Few Minutes/Day Now in paperback, this practical guide helps dog owners use positive rewards and a dog's natural instincts to achieve a stress-free canine-human relationship. With this book, any dog (and human) can be taught the basics of obedience in just three short weeks using easy five-minute exercises three times a day. With concise text and step-by-step captioned photographs, the 21-day training program -- called the Leadership Program -- demonstrates not just what to do, but explains why it should be done. Each successive week covers Heel, Sit, Stand, Down, Stay, Recall (Come), and Retrieve, with lessons becoming more demanding as weeks progress. Proven techniques for difficult dogs are also provided. Additional topics include: Differences in canine and human perception Recognizing manipulative behavior Motivating the dog Communicating through voice, attitude, and hand signals Special training equipment Training puppies and mature dogs.21 Days to Train Your Dog is an easy-to-follow guide that is informative and useful for both new and seasoned dog owners.
Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog The training book you've been waiting for from the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog WhispererYour dog just doesn't seem to listen. You've been through obedience training, but he still can't seem to master the most basic commands. And nothing you do seems to prevent him from misbehaving. "Clients usually come to me when their dogs are ruining their lives, not when they won't sit," says Cesar. "But everywhere I go, people are telling me they are confused about the wide variety of training options and theories out there, and they feel paralyzed because they don't know which to choose." Now, in his usual straightforward, confident manner, Cesar takes on the topic of training for the first time, by explaining the importance of balance as the foundation for a healthy relationship between you and your dog. In order to provide a variety of training options, he calls upon some of the foremost experts in the field to offer their advice so that you can find the perfect approach that works for you and your dog through a variety of methods. Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog-from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks.The Only Training Book You'll Ever Need#1 New York Times bestselling author Cesar Millan shows you how to communicate well with your dog and shares the most effective and humane methods for teaching your dog how to be a happy, well-behaved member of your household. In Cesar's Rules, he'll address: The most popular training techniques, including positive reinforcement and using a clicker Ways to teach basic obedience commands sucha as sit, stay, and come The importance of balance, and why a well-trained dog does not necessarily mean a balanced one How to use your dog's own natural inclinations to create better behavior The methods and theories from a variety of renowned trainers, including Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Joel Silverman, Martin Deeley, and Mark Harden Encouraging and honoring your dog's instincts And much more . . .
The Complete Dog Book For more than seventy-five years, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs. Now in its twentieth edition, this treasured guide is an essential volume for every dog owner and owner-to-be.Comprehensive and thoughtfully organized, The Complete Dog Book features all 153 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, the official breed standards, breed histories, and photographs. Also included are the twelve most recently recognized breeds: Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Black Russian Terrier, German Pinscher, Glen of Imaal Terrier, Havanese, Lowchen, Neapolitan Mastiff, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Parson Russell Terrier, Polish Lowland Sheepdog, Spinone Italiano, and Toy Fox Terrier. Along with AKC registration procedures and current forms, The Complete Dog Book includes sections on Choosing the dog that's right for you Training Nutrition Grooming Responsible breeding Canine first-aid Joining a dog club Canine Good Citizen program Every AKC sport: Agility, Conformation, Coonhound, Earthdog, Field Trials, Herding, Hunt Tests, Junior Showmanship, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Rally, and TrackingConcluding with an extensive glossary of terms and line drawings, The Complete Dog Book is a reference that dog aficionados will turn to again and again.
The Complete Book of Dog Breeding A veterinarian with many years of canine practice experience offers guidance to novice and professional dog breeders, emphasizing the responsibilities of reputable breeders to their dogs and to the buyers of the puppies they produce. Topics covered include: the choosing, health, quality, and conditioning of brood stock; practical DNA use, and Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) surveys and data storage to scientifically improve the selection of healthy brood stock and puppies; potential breeding problems; artificial insemination; pregnancy and its duration; embryonic and fetal activity; pregnancy nutrition; physical changes during pregnancy; stages of labor; normal and Cesarean-section births, and how to assist in both; nutrition of dams and puppies and how to recognize and prevent potential problems in both; neonatal puppy care; lactation and weaning the puppies; socializing the puppies; pedigrees, registration, and titles; and much more. Filled with color photos and line art.
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