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.
Maran Illustrated Dog Training Produced by the award-winning maranGraphics Group, Maran's Illustrated Guide to Dog Training is a valuable resource to a wide range of readers-from individuals picking up their first puppy to those who are looking to eliminate their pet's annoying behaviors. Instead of describing the myriad ways to perform each task, Maran's Illustrated Guide to Dog Training shows the reader the best way, while the full-color photographs and clear, step-by-step instructions walk the reader through each task from beginning to end. Thorough topic introductions and useful tips provide additional information and advice to help enhance the readers' dog training experience. Maran's Illustrated Guide to Dog Training is packed with essential information for teaching simple commands and performing the most impressive tricks. Maran's Illustrated Guide to Dog Training costs less than the price of one private training lesson, and will be a permanent resource that can be accessed at any time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong: A Road Map for Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong will help anyone with a dog that has aggressive tendencies, whether it is a young dog that shows aggression when you remove the food bowl, a dog-aggressive dog that you are afraid to walk in the park, or a dog that is aggressive towards family and friends. Readers will gain an understanding of the causes of aggression and the various ways of dealing with it. Finally, they will learn a step by step program of rehabilitation that has been used successfully on hundreds of dogs, large and small, in all breeds.
Dog Lover's Daily Companion: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Living a Rich Life Live a more joyful life with your dog - one day at a time! Dog Lover's Daily Companion is an inspiring handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, and practical advice on the canine-human relationship. No matter where you live or what breed of dog you have, this book has a year's worth of ideas and insight into an exuberant, healthy life with your dog. Wendy Nan Rees and Kristen Hampshire use humor, passion, and panache as they guide you through the day-to-day life of owning and living with a dog. From regular vaccinations to dealing with a sick dog; puppy school to obedience training; grooming at home - to those times that you must consult a professional - it's all covered here. Dynamic photographs by pet portraitist and "dogumentarian" Kendra Luck weave a visual narrative that honors the joy of dog companionship. Inside, you'll find the following day-to-day categories: Monday - Dogs 101 Tuesday - Table Manners and Training Wednesday - Playtime and Exercise Thursday - Grooming and Health Care Friday - Housekeeping and Cleaning Saturday and Sunday - Bonding and Relationship Building Versatile and practical, Dog Lover's Daily Companion will entertain you, inform you, and might even let you in on industry secrets. Whether you are a first-time or lifelong dog owner, you will be inspired to make your own beds and toys, learn valuable tips about pet safety, and enjoy traveling with your pet.
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!
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 Dog Behavior Answer Book: Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions It happens all the time. Just when Max's owner thinks she has him figured out, he exhibits a bewildering fear of the neighbor's skateboard. Or, despite endless corrections, Bailey still refuses to understand that she doesn't belong on the leather armchair.Then there are the dogs that almost always behave appropriately and predictably but can still display a few surprise reactions in situations that disturb their routines. Houseguests might be ruining Buster's sense of order - taking over his favorite room and distracting his humans from important things like fetch and dinner. And that dog park near Sadie's new house is terrific, but she might be having a tough time understanding the rules of etiquette.To all these situations and a hundred more, dog expert Arden Moore provides answers that clearly explain canine actions and reactions, and then helps readers with suggestions for modifying unacceptable behavior. For every canine misdeed, there is a human counter-response to fix the problem. Read about both sides of the story in these friendly questions and answers, taken from real-life situations with real dogs. There is hardly a behavior that will not have dog lovers nodding their heads in recognition.The Dog Behavior Answer Book will solve the mysteries of canine shoe theft, food guarding, and grass eating for puzzled humans everywhere.
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.
Each Ultimate Sticker Book presents an array of colorful, photographic stickers of baby animals or dinosaurs, the U.S. Presidents or the night sky - there's something for everyone. Young children will love working with these durable, reusable stickers, and they can have fun using the stickers to make picture books and projects on their own. These entertaining books provide a hands-on way to explore new subjects. (And some of the stickers even glow in the dark!) Includes over 60 full-color, self-adhesive stickers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/31/2005Pages: 16Reading Level: Age 5 and Up
Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed & Care for Your New Best Friend Calling the toughest canine questions! Owning a dog is one of life's great joys, but sometimes the challenges it brings can make even the most devoted dog lovers panic, throw up their hands, or feel completely overwhelmed. Before you get to the end of your leash, turn to this friendly and relatable reference that's the next best thing to talking to a dog-owning friend who's seen it all. In Oh My Dog, animal rights activist Beth Ostrosky Stern has compiled tips and invaluable advice from experts-and from her own experience as dogowner-to sooth concerns, answer questions big and small, and help you and your dog get the most out of your relationship. From the moment you even consider getting a dog, to caring for your old friend when his puppy years are far behind him, Oh My Dog covers every angle of dog ownership, including: Which breeds would be good match for me? What do I look for in a vet? How do I make sure our first night together is as stress-free as possible? What activities will help me bond with my dog? Is my dog showing sign of illness? What should I know before I head to a doggie day care or park? How do I read pet food labels? What should I do in an emergency?Choc full of informative side bars, questionnaires, to-do lists, and much, much more, Oh My Dog is the answer-filled fieldguide for anybody who owns a dog or is considering getting one.
Lick It Up Watch your best friend lick his/her dinner bowl as you serve Gravy Train Chunks in Gravy with Chicken. Chunks of meat, floating in delicious gravy -- now that's a delicious meal. Available in 24 x 13.2-oz. cans. For a Good Life: Builds and maintains body tissue Helps maintain a glossy coat Helps maintain strong teeth and bones Good for efficient digestion It's not just tasty, it has the right nutrients to help maintain your dog's overall health. A Closer Look: Gravy Train has been specially formulated by nutrition experts to ensure that your dog receives all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients he/she needs. Made specially for: Dogs of all ages. Free of: Any harsh chemicals.
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