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A BIG LITTLE LIFE - A MEMOIR OF A JOYFUL DOG
by Dean Koontz

From the New York Times Bestselling author Dean Koontz comes A Big Little Life. This book is a powerful tribute to a beautiful friend and will remind readers everywhere that the love of our canine best friends is a love that lasts more than a lifetime.
A BOY AND HIS DOG - THE ULTIMATE HANDBOOK FOR EVERY BOY WHO CARES FOR HIS DOG
by Cynthia Copeland

More than a basic manual on housebreaking, feeding, and grooming, "A Boy and His Dog" offers extra information boys really want, like weird dog facts, pup quizzes, ideas for boy-dog adventures, and ways to test a dog's IQ. From games like "Milk Jug Keep Away" to toys and treats kids can make for their pets, readers will find loads of terrific ideas for having fun with their pups.
A FRIEND LIKE HENRY - THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF AN AUTISTIC BOY AND THE DOG THAT UNLOCKED HIS WORLD
by Nuala Gardner

A Friend Like Henry is a mother's heartwarming account of how her little boy conquered his autism with the help of a devoted family dog, a Golden Retriever.
A MODERN DOG'S LIFE - DISCOVER HOW TO DO THE BEST FOR YOUR DOG
by Paul McGreevy

What do dogs value? Why do they get so excited by their daily walks? And why may dogs of different breeds have different needs? Veterinarian, professor of animal behavior, and dog lover Dr. Paul McGreevy answers these questions and many more. He takes readers on a walk in the paws of man's best friend to illuminate the challenges and confusions faced by dogs in the modern world.
ALEX & ME - HOW A SCIENTIST AND A PARROT UNCOVERED A HIDDEN WORLD OF ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE
by Irene Pepperberg

"Alex & Me" tells the story of a delightful and mischievous parrot that rocked the scientific establishment. Yet his real story can't be found in any science journal -- chronicling a relationship, with its affection, jealousy, and lifelong rewards. 8-page photo insert.
AM I BORING MY DOG? - AND 99 OTHER THINGS EVERY DOG WISHES YOU KNEW
by Edie Jarolim

Geared to the millions who want to be socially responsible but also indulgent, who want to be informed about the latest ideas, training, and, above all, who worry about their relationships with their dogs. This poignant, irreverent guide is doggone funny. Written by a first-time dog owner who's been there, worried about that, this comprehensive but accessible book articulates the questions that many people have about all things canine-related but are afraid to ask, all with a reassuring, amusing tone.
ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISM
by Merope Pavilides

This book looks at how therapies involving animals can be used to help individuals with autism to develop skills, including sensory and social skills, to manage challenging behaviors, and improve quality of life.
ANIMAL MANIFESTO - SIX REASONS FOR EXPANDING OUR COMPASSION FOOTPRINT
by Marc Bekoff

Demonstrating that animals have a rich range of emotions, and outlining pressing environmental realities, Bekoff offers 10 compelling reasons for changing the way people treat animals.
ANIMALS AND THE AFTERLIFE- TRUE STORIES OF OUR BEST FRIENDS JOURNEY BEYOND DEATH
by Kim Sheridan

This book provides enormous comfort and reassurance to anyone who has ever cherished an animal, and food for thought for anyone who has ever questioned the place of these beloved creatures in the larger scheme of things.
ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS
by Susan McElroy

True stories of the pets, working animals, and creatures of the wild who transform and heal our lives. The author shares stories from her own life and the lives of others to portray animals as intuitive, loyal friends.
ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION - USING THE MYSTERIES OF AUTISM TO DECODE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
by Temple Grandin

One of the world's most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and feel. Temple was one of the most popular speakers at the 2004 APDT Conference.
ANIMALS MAKE US HUMAN - CREATING THE BEST LIFE FOR ANIMALS
by Temple Grandin

Drawing on the latest research and her own work, Grandin identifies the core emotional needs of animals. Then she explains how to fulfill them for dogs and cats, horses, farm animals, and zoo animals. Whether it's how to make the healthiest environment for the dog you must leave alone most of the day, how to keep pigs from being bored, or how to know if the lion pacing in the zoo is miserable or just exercising, Grandin teaches us to challenge our assumptions about animal contentment and honor our bond with our fellow creatures.
BONDING WITH YOUR DOG - A TRAINER'S SECRETS FOR BUILDING A BETTER RELATIONSHIP
by Victoria Schade

Victoria has readers begin by taking a quiz to analyze their current relationship with their dog and then go on to learn the six steps to building a bond-from granting privileges and being consistent to offering ample praise and making time for play.
BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY - DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOGS
by Suzanne Clothier

Shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dogs we love. $14.95
CANINES IN THE CLASSROOM
by Michelle Rivera

Raising humane children through interactions with animals. Includes lesson plans, case histories, suggestions for using animals in school settings.
COLD NOSES AT THE PEARLY GATES
by Gary Kurz

If you’ve ever loved and lost a pet, or if you know someone who has shared a special bond with a furry face and a cold, wet nose, you’ll welcome this amazing book’s reassurance that love and loyalty are truly eternal, and that someday, you and your pets will be together again.
COME BACK, COMO - WINNING THE HEART OF A RELUCTANT DOG
by Steven Winn

Based on a beloved 10-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Come Back, Como" is a tender and hilarious story of one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wants nothing whatsoever to do with him.
DARWIN'S DOGS - HOW DARWIN'S PETS HELPED FORM A WORLD-CHANGING THEORY OF EVOLUTION
by Emma Townshend

A great naturalist, pioneer of the theory of evolution, and incurable dog-lover, Darwin used his much-loved dogs as evidence in his continuing argument that all animals, including human beings, descended from one common ancestor. Vintage photographs of dogs, together with modern diagrams, help show the visual aspects of the evolutionary theory.
DO DOGS LAUGH? - WHERE DOGS COME FROM, WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THEM, AND WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT US
by Jake Page

Jake Page looks at dogs' wild brothers, the wolves, and their closer cousins, the wild or pariah dogs. He explains the newest theory of how dogs were domesticated, describes a dog's development from puppyhood on, and finally ponders a dog's emotional life and intelligence. $14.95
DOG HEAVEN
by Cynthia Rylant

In heaven, dogs run free in endless fields, nap on fluffy clouds, are given treats by passing angels. A gentle explanation of life after death sure to satisfy the child in each of us.
DOG HOUSE - A LOVE STORY
by Carl Prisant

The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Antiques Roadshow Primer" delivers a love story about a revolving cast of beloved and not-so-beloved dogs(Jack Russells, among others), a wondrous 42-year marriage, and the homes that housed them all.
DOG OWNER'S DAILY COMPANION - 365 DAYS OF TIPS, TRICKS, AND TECHNIQUES FOR LIVING A RICH LIFE WITH YOUR DOG
by Wendy Nan Rees & Kristen Hampshire

Wendy has created a unique, irreplaceable, easy-to-use handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, practical advice, and insight into the canine-human relationship for all dog owners to use every day of the year.
DOG VINCI CODE - UNLOCK THE SECRETS TO TRAINING YOUR DOG
by John Rogerson

Attention fans of John Rogerson! Your long wait for a new book from this popular British dog trainer is over! This book is about learning how to communicate with your dog on an emotional level, which will in turn give him the ability to understand everyone in your family. By understanding "the code," you will gain more control over your dog and then be able to offer him more freedom and less frustration than ever before, making for a more contented companion.
DOGS - DOMESTICATION AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SOCIAL BOND
by Darcy Morey

This book traces the evolution of the dog, from its origins about 15,000 years ago up to recent times. Allometric patterns between dogs and their ancestors, wolves, shed light on the nature of the morphological changes that dogs underwent. Discussion of several distinctive modern roles of dogs underscores the social bond between dogs and people and explores why dogs and people relate so well to each other.
DOGS OF DREAMTIME - A STORY ABOUT SECOND CHANCES AND THE POWER OF LOVE
by Karen Shanley

The story of one woman's deep connection with her three very different dogs, and the extraordinary emotional journey they embark on together.
DOMINANCE THEORY - ARE WE THROWING THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER? DVD
by Pamela Reid, Phd

More on dominance and dominant hierarchies. Canine social rules - who decides and where do humans fit in?

Includes document disc.
DON'T DUMP THE DOG - OUTRAGEOUS STORIES AND SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO YOUR WORST DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS
by Randy Grim & Melinda Roth

With his signature wit and style, Randy imparts his wisdom to his readers and rants on the various excuses used to "dump the dog" at the local shelters.
FLAWED DOGS, THE NOVEL - THE SHOCKING RAID ON WESTMINSTER
by Berkeley Breathed

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "Bloom County" comes his first illustrated novel for children -- a heartwarming and humorous ode to the unconditional and lasting love we and our pets share. Full color. Target Age - 8 to 12 years.
FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG - UNDERSTANDING EMOTION IN YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND
by Patricia McConnell

Trish McConnell's latest book takes a look at canine emotions and body language. Like all her books, this one is written in a way that the average dog owner can follow but brings the latest scientific information that trainers and dog enthusiasts can use.
FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG SEMINAR DVD
by Patricia McConnell

For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species DVD brings Patricia McConnell into your living room, with a full-day seminar on emotions in dogs and people. In this seminar, Patricia examines what emotions really are and how they affect behavior.
GOOD TIMES WITH OLDER DOGS - CARE, FITNESS AND HEALTH
by Dorothee Dahl

The primary behavioral changes of our senior dogs that can occur are addressed along with tips on ensuring that they stay fit and healthy for as long as possible.
HANDBOOK ON ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY, 2ND EDITION
by Aubrey Fine, ed.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the many ways in which animals can be used to assist therapists. Contributors represent the top people in the field from hospital settings, vet hospitals, animal training centers, and therapists in practice.
HEALING COMPANIONS - ORDINARY DOGS AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY POWER TO TRANSFORM LIVES
by Jane Miller

This is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Covers such topics as the criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you; how to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog; how to respond when taking your service dog out in public.
INSIDE ANIMAL HOARDING - THE CASE OF BARBARA ERICKSON AND HER 522 DOGS (NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND)
by Arnold Arluke and Celeste Kileen

A rare look at animal hoarding for Veterinarians, Rescue Groups, Animal Control and Humane Officers - Inside Animal Hoarding profiles one of the largest and most intriguing cases of animal hoarding in recent history.

Drawing from his background in sociology and extensive study of the human/animal relationship, Arluke offers further insight about animal hoarders, how they see themselves, how society deals with them, and why people find them so perplexing. This integration of investigative journalism and scholarship offers a fresh approach with appeal to a broad audience of readers, those new to learning about the phenomenon, and those with first-hand experience in the animal welfare field.
INSIDE OF A DOG - WHAT DOGS SEE, SMELL AND KNOW
by Alexandra Horowitz

Containing up-to-the minute research and providing many moments of dog-behavior recognition, this lively and absorbing book helps dog owners to see their best friend's behavior in a different and revealing light. Black & White illustrations throughout.
MADE FOR EACH OTHER - THE BIOLOGY OF THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND
by Meg Daley Olmert

The first book to lay out both sides of this profound link between humans and animals - the chemistry and science behind the connection to our animal companions.
MARK TWAIN'S BOOK OF ANIMALS
by Mark Twain (Shelley Fisher Fishkin)

Illustrated with 30 new images by master-engraver Moser, this volume gathers writings from the full span of Mark Twain's career and elucidates his special attachment to and regard for animals. The edition includes stories that are familiar along with those that are appearing in print for the first time.
MINDFUL DOG TEACHING - REFLECTIONS ON THE RELATIONSHIPS WE SHARE WITH OUR DOGS
by Claudeen McAuliffe

When you teach a skill, there is a give and take that builds the relationship, improves results, and makes both teacher and student feel good. Go beyond simple obedience and training to develop a deeper connection with your canine companion.
NICO AND LOLA - KINDNESS SHARED BETWEEN A BOY AND A DOG
by Meggan Hill and Susan M. Graunke

Nico must search his heart to find ways to be so kind, while taking care of an adorable black Pug named Lola. (Target age: 2-12 - Humane education)

First Place in the New York Book Festival Awards.
ONE NATION UNDER DOG - ADVENTURES IN THE NEW WORLD OF PROZAC-POPPING PUPPIES, DOG-PARK POLITICS, AND ORGANIC PET FOOD
by Michael Schafer

One Nation Under Dog = Our love affair with everything "dog" and how it reflects upon us.

A witty, insightful, and affectionate examination of how and why people spend billions of dollars on their pets, "One Nation Under Dog" is about America's pet obsession--the explosion, over the past generation, of an industry full of pet masseuses, professional dog-walkers, and organic kibble.
PET LOSS AND CHILDREN - ESTABLISHING A HEALTHY FOUNDATION
by Cheri Ross

Explains the depth of emotion children feel for their animals and outlines a program for helping them work through loss. $23.95
SERIOUS FUN - PLAY LIKE A DOG
by Sue Sternberg

Sue shows you how true power is obtained not through domination, not by being feared, but by being revered, and by being the source of play.
TALES FROM A DOG CATCHER
by Lisa Duffy-Korpics

The strangest tails come from true life - Tales from a Dog Catcher is based on the author’s experiences in a smallish city in the northern suburbs of NYC. Reminiscent of both All Creatures Great and Small and Marley & Me, it offers the stories of everyday people who, whether by accident or design, come into contact with the sad, funny, and often profound world of an animal control officer.
TALES OF TWO SPECIES - ESSAYS ON LOVING AND LIVING WITH DOGS
by Patricia McConnell

Have you ever caught yourself wondering just what your dog is thinking when he suddenly drops and rolls around on his back in ecstasy? In these 30+ thought-provoking essays author and behaviorist, Dr. Patricia McConnell, helps us gain insights into the dog-human relationship and the genius of the family dog.
TEACHING A PET DOG MANNERS CLASS - STUDENT INSTRUCTION DVD
by Terry Ryan

Legacy’s Pet Dog Manners class, for adolescents and adults (16 weeks of age and older.) Using methods based on positive reinforcement, Terry teaches you how to communicate with your client and their dogs. Terry Ryan describes the mechanics and practical application of each exercise. Covered in the Pet Dog Class is teaching attention, how to walk nicely on leash, come when called, sit, and down.
THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN
by Garth Stein

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
THE BODY LANGUAGE AND EMOTIONS OF DOGS
by Myrna Milani

Understanding both the social nature of dogs and also that our own emotional responses enhance the physical, mental, and emotional health of both owner and pet. Dr. Milani uses fact, practical experience, and above all, sensitivity and tolerance to help owners build better relationships with their dogs.
THE EMOTIONAL LIVES OF ANIMALS - A LEADING SCIENTIST EXPLORES ANIMAL JOY, SORROW AND EMPATHY - AND WHY THEY MATTER
by Marc Bekoff

Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff's years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives.
THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS
by Carol Gurney

Seven Step HeartTalk Program developed to help people communicate with and make a spiritual connection with their animal companions.
THE LOSS OF A PET, 3RD EDITION
by Wallace Sife

A practical guide to dealing with pet loss, with special emphasis on helping children cope.
THE ROSETTA BONE
by Cheryl Smith

Packed with unique insights and gentle training advice, provides average dog owners with the know-how they need to decipher canine meanings, communicate effectively, increase training success, and share a deeper bond.
THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE
by David Wroblewski

For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home.
TRAVELING BLIND - ADVENTURES IN VISION WITH A GUIDE DOG BY MY SIDE
by Susan Krieger

Great insight for anyone working with service dogs. In a series of beautifully textured stories, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey as she travels with Teela, her lively "golden dog," through airports, city streets, and southwest desert landscapes, exploring these surroundings with changed sight.
TRICK SCHOOL FOR DOGS - FUN GAMES TO CHALLENGE AND BOND
by Manuela Zaitz

Another great book from the UK! Keeping a pet lively and in shape doesn't just have to involve run-of-the-mill dog games--here are fun and challenging tricks to keep a dog eager and interested.

This book comes from Europe via an importer, therefore, their arrival times are somewhat hit and miss. Please know that we are do our best to keep them in stock. Their popularity has us ordering quite frequently.
TRUST THE DOG - REBUILDING LIVES THROUGH TEAMWORK WITH MAN'S BEST FRIEND
by Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

From a pioneering guide dog organization comes this work that introduces readers to a group of extraordinary people who, thanks to their guide dogs, flourish in a world that assumes the ability to see.
WALKING MY DOG, JANE - FROM VALDEZ TO PRUDHOE BAY ALONG THE TRANS-ALASKA PIPELINE
by Ned Rozell

A fascinating tale of an 800-mile trip with a canine partner sharing the beauty and the adventures of Alaska. Ned gives you insight as to the magic lure of Alaska - the history, the wildlife, and the adventure of daily living.
WHAT PHILOSOPHY CAN TELL YOU ABOUT YOUR DOG
by Steven D. Hales

This is a book for thoughtful dog-lovers who want to explore the deeper issues raised by dogs and their relationships with humans.
WINSTON - THE DOG WHO CHANGED MY LIFE
by Hilmar Klute

After Winston turns his life upside down, Hilmar's attempts to return his world to normal disclose some surprising truths about the relationship between man and dog. This charming and irreverent book has much to tell us about the weaknesses of both species, and ultimately their strengths, too.


 
 
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