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.
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.
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" 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.