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.
Dog Tricks: Step by Step Create Your Dog's Personality Profile for Training Success!Teach your dog tricks you'll BOTH enjoy, the fun way, without rules and regimentation! Use the Canine Personality Test included to find out your pet's Personality Profile, and then follow the step-by-step guidelines to teach those tricks best suited to your star-to-be.Included are practical tricks to make your dog useful at home; tricks to build rapport between dog and trainer; and cute tricks, great just for showing off.Instructive and fun photos and illustrations throughout complement the easy to follow, step-by-step instruction from trainer Mary Ann Rombold Zeigenfuse.Dog Tricks: Step by Step, Revised Edition, will entertain you and your dog, whether you are preparing for show biz or simply looking for fun activities to share with your best friend.
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.
Manual of Koi Health: How to Create a Healthy Environment for Your Koi and How to Treat Any Sickness A complete and authoritative illustrated guide to caring for koi for optimum health and beauty. Keeping koi is one of the pinnacles of the art of fish keeping. The magnificent and often expensive fish have inspired a fanatical following, with collectors prepared to devote a lot of time and resources to creating a flourishing koi pond. One of the top priorities for koi keepers is coping with fish that become ill. Left untreated, many fish suffer and die. In Manual of Koi Health, two internationally recognized koi professionals give practical advice on how to create a healthy environment for koi and how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. The book is divided into four parts: Part one addresses the all-important subject of disease prevention, which includes creating the optimal environment. A checklist outlines regular maintenance tasks to ensure water quality. Part two covers the "essential skills" of koi keeping, including anatomy, biology and handling koi. Part three is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide that covers diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered koi disease. Part four describes various methods to administer treatment to koi, such as medicinal baths and dips.Manual of Koi Health is written specifically for koi keepers, whether they are novices with a single pond or serious koi enthusiasts deeply involved in breeding or exhibiting. The book is profusely illustrated with color photographs and illustrations that highlight the expert text, and step-by-step instructions provide easy-to-follow directions for a wide range of procedures. It is a vital reference for every koi keeper.
Puppy's First Steps: A Proven Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Companion Puppy's First Steps presents the new gold standard in animal care for the enlightened dog owner--a unique, comprehensive approach to health, training, and behavior. The faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, one of the most prestigious and pioneering veterinary schools in the world, now shares its accumulated knowledge and experience to aid new dog owners in raising the healthiest, happiest, most well-behaved companion. Their integrative mind-body approach is scientifically proven and stands above the one-size-fits-all mentality that pervades the dog training world. This book offers crucial advice for the puppy's first year - the most essential twelve months of a dog's development"and throughout the dog's life, ensuring a strong bond between owners and their best friends.
Puppy's First Steps: A Proven Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, Well-Behaved Companion Puppy's First Steps presents the new gold standard in animal care for the enlightened dog owner--a unique, comprehensive approach to health, training, and behavior. The faculty of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, one of the most prestigious and pioneering veterinary schools in the world, now shares its accumulated knowledge and experience to aid new dog owners in raising the healthiest, happiest, most well-behaved companion. Their integrative mind-body approach is scientifically proven and stands above the one-size-fits-all mentality that pervades the dog training world. This book offers crucial advice for the puppy's first year - the most essential twelve months of a dog's development and throughout the dog's life, ensuring a strong bond between owners and their best friends.
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge & Bond with Your Dog 101 Dog Tricks is the largest trick book on the market and the only one presenting full-color photos of each trick and its training steps. The step-by-step approach, difficulty rating, and prerequisites, allow readers to start training immediately. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill. No special tools (such as clickers) or knowledge of specific training methods are required. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog and help him integrate into your family. It keeps him mentally and physically challenged and helps to establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills needed for common dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. It's every dog lover's privilege that Kyra and Chalcy took time from their performing schedule to share their secrets in 101 Dog Tricks.
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.
Click & Easy: Clicker Training for Dogs Your reward is a well-behaved dog!Young and old, large and small, pedigreed and mixed-breed, dogs respond to clicker training. Preferred by many professionals, clicker training is a positive, precise, and effective method of reinforcing good behavior. Noted dog trainer Miriam Fields-Babineau explains clicker training techniques step by step so that all dog owners can use the approach. Whether you want to train your dog to obey basic commands, perform tricks, compete in performance sports, or do service work, clicker training gets results and enhances your relationship with your dog. Focusing on actual techniques rather than theory and science, this book explains how to: Use the three-step pattern: lure, click, reward Use an appropriate tone of voice and the right verbal cues Incorporate visual cues, with suggestions for signals for specific actions Distraction-proof your dog, teaching him to focus on you (and the clicker) even when there's lots of commotionWith real-life examples from the author's experiences plus photos that illustrate proper form, this book will get you and your dog enthusiastic about training.It's truly rewarding!
Easy Dog Steps System Kurgo Up-Pup Step is a savior for older and small dogs to move comfortably in and out of vehicles. Kurgo Up-Pup Step is like your pet's personal ramp while going on road trips. Kurgo Up-Pup Step Easily portable anywhere Great help for older and small dogs Can be flipped either way according to the car's height Easy to fold Made from light weight wood Measures 16 x 6 x 42 inch Adjustable height 18-38 inch Weighs 9.5 lb Holds up to 200 lbA Closer Look: Kurgo Up-Pup Step is an ultimate ramp for a trouble free journey. This UP-pup step is made of light weight wooden frame and nylon handle for easy portability. They can be flipped one way to suit the SUV or the other side to accommodate the short version for Sedan. Made Specially for: Dogs of all ages
Culturing Live Foods: A Step-by-Step Guide for Culturing One's Own Food for the Home Aquarium Culturing Live Foods is an essential guide for hobbyists who want to feed their aquatic pets a natural diet. It includes up-to- date, authoritative information on the best bacteria, worms, crustaceans, plants, shrimps, insects, and more to offer as nutritious foods for one's fishes, whether they are larvae, juveniles, or full-grown adults. It is also the first book to devote in-depth coverage to recently adopted live foods like rotifers, cyclops, Walter worms, blackworms, Dero worms, Halocardina and Neocardina shrimp, and Mysis shrimp. This comprehensive guide covers the most popular live foods for home aquaria, reviews their benefits, and gives step-by-step instructions on how to culture and harvest them. And not only does Culturing Live Foods focus on freshwater cultures, but it also includes cultures for saltwater aquaria. Also, some cultures detailed in the book can be used not only by aquarium hobbyists but also by amphibian and reptile hobbyists. This exclusive one-stop source of culturing information is a welcome innovation to obtaining information that once could only be found on the Internet and in outdated books.
All-Breed Dog Grooming: Step-By-Step Illustrated Instructions (Revised Edition)Friendly and easy to care for, rabbits make ideal family pets. But how do you keep a pet rabbit happy and healthy? How can you tell if your rabbit is sick? What would you do if it were?
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 Everything Dog Grooming Book: All You Need to Help Your Pet Look and Feel Great Do you want to groom your dog at home but worry that you won't get it right? If nail-cutting and dental care for your canine make you nervous, you need The Everything Dog Grooming Book! This do-it-yourself guide offers detailed information and instructional photographs for handling all facets of dog grooming, including: How to choose and where to buy the right equipment Proper animal handling techniques for nervous or antsy dogs Grooming specific areas such as nails, toes, and teeth How to choose the right shampoo and conditioner Dealing with all types of coats and hair lengths Bathing a dog properly--without the mess!Grooming your dog at home is a great way to save money and bond with your dog at the same time. With this helpful handbook, you'll be cutting, clipping, shearing, and shaving like a pro before you can say "bath time"!
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.
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
Successful Dog Adoption Expert guidance in choosing the right dog -the first timeWritten by a renowned expert in shelter adoption, Successful Dog Adoption delivers all the information you need to find the perfect dog at a shelter and make him part of your family. In easy-to-understand language, Sue Sternberg helps you decide if you're ready to adopt by evaluating your reasons and translating them into what you should look for in a particular dog. She shows you how to find a reputable shelter, prepare for the adoption process, and work with shelter personnel to make sure they have appropriately screened their dogs. You'll also learn about ""rescue"" dogs and why one might be right for you.This practical guide covers all the vital issues you need to consider when adopting-choosing a male or female, a puppy or an adult; identifying fearful dogs or dogs who will bite; and seeking out a dog with the ideal temperament. Featured here are detailed tests and observations used by professionals to ascertain the temperament and compatibility of shelter dogs-now made available to the public for the first time. You'll discover how to determine risk factors in an unknown dog, gauge a dog's potential reaction to guests and strangers, and predict the compatibility level when you add another dog to your household.This book also offers invaluable advice on training your new pet, including guidance in housebreaking, selecting a training class, and helping a dog who gets carsick or doesn't like to be home alone. And, if you still experience difficulties with your dog, Sternberg gently discusses the steps you can take.Authoritative and friendly, Successful Dog Adoption is the one-stop guide for finding your own "superdog"-and keeping the dog-owner relationship fresh and rewarding for years to come.
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!
Beyond Basic Dog Training Since its initial publication, Beyond Basic Dog Training has achieved well deserved recognition as an innovative, unique guide to obedience instruction. Obedience authority Diane Bauman's proven training philosophy asserts that the time has come to go beyond training dogs and start teaching them to please us. This has made a vital difference for those who use her method-and for dogs taught by it to succeed in competitive canine sports.In this new, updated edition, Bauman presents the most current knowledge on canine learning patterns. Believing that dogs learn by trial and error, Bauman provides a novel approach that encourages dogs to learn by removing corrections for incorrect responses. As a result, dogs do not fear failure and are taught to exercise options in a quest for the desired behavior.Bauman shows you how to become a "hinking handler" who can train the "thinking dog." Her remarkable ability to view training from the dog's perspective translates into an invaluable tool for building effective communication between you and your dog.The instruction in this authoritative guide is behind Gaines "Superdogs," numerous obedience trial champions, and a host of other canine successes. If you want your dog to be happy, confident stimulated, and secure in the obedience ring, Beyond Basic Dog Training is the book of choice.
A Dog Who's Always Welcome: Assistance & Therapy Trainers Teach You How to Socialize/Train Your Dog You can take her with you... If you're like most dog owners, you want a trustworthy companion you can take on family vacations, to ball games, on hikes, and to cafes and festivals. You want your dog to behave when you have guests, stay peacefully at hotels, ride calmly in elevators, and maintain proper doggie decorum in all kinds of situations. Chances are, you've watched and admired assistance and therapy dogs who are attentive to their owners' needs no matter what. This book taps into the secrets of assistance and therapy dog trainers and shows you how to use focused foundation socialization training to make sure your dog is well behaved--even in unfamiliar environments loaded with distractions and temptations. It goes beyond typical behavioral training and basic commands and covers: Evaluating your dog and recognizing traits that will affect her needs Using reward-based processes to teach complex behaviors and self-discipline Creating a socialization program that makes your dog focused on you and confident in different environments Reading your dog so you can anticipate her reactions and keep her focused on your directionsWith these sophisticated training techniques, you'll turn your family pet into a sociable, take-anywhere dog who will always be welcome!
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