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101 BEST BUSINESSES FOR PET LOVERS
by Joseph Nigro & Nicholas Nigro

101 Best Businesses for Pet Lovers furnishes readers with a comprehensive roster of the finest and most unusual entrepreneurial, career, and moneymaking opportunities in today's colorful pet care trade. The authors provide current and prospective entrepreneurs with user-friendly and tested counsel on starting and succeeding in each one of the businesses presented.
AGGRESSION IN DOGS - PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT, PREVENTION & BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION
by Brenda Aloff

The book that has become the "bible" for identifying, understanding, and resolving aggression problems in dogs. Contains detailed training protocols to use in specific types of aggression situations and how to manage the aggressive dog for his safety and the community’s.
AKC COMPLETE DOG BOOK FOR KIDS
by American Kennel Club

The only AKC-approved reference for children is the ultimate book for those who love dogs! Includes breed characteristics, history, fun facts, competing in Agility and Junior Showmanship.
AKC COMPLETE DOG BOOK, 20TH EDITION
by American Kennel Club

New 20th Edition! Official publication of the American Kennel Club, newly revised and updated! All you need to know about choosing, living with and enjoying purebred dogs. Your best source for breed standards.
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.
APDT'S TOP TIPS FROM TOP TRAINERS - 1001 PRACTICAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL DOG CARE AND TRAINING
by Association of Pet Dog Trainers

"Due to high demand we are working hard to keep stock on hand - more coming soon!"

Top Tips from Top Trainers features 1,001 exclusive tips from members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the most highly regarded group of its kind in the world. The APDT is dedicated to building better trainers through education, promoting dog-friendly methods and encouraging their use.

CANINE BEHAVIOR - A PHOTO ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOK
by Barbara Handelman

Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs—pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs.
CANINE BODY LANGUAGE - A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE
by Brenda Aloff

Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text. Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life.
CANINE TERMINOLOGY
by Harold Spira

A beautifully illustrated glossary of terms used in the Breed Standards for purebred dogs worldwide.
CHILL OUT FIDO! - HOW TO CALM YOUR DOG
by Nan Arthur

Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure.
DANDIE DINMONT TERRIER (KCB)
by Betty A. Stenmark

Information about breed history, characteristics and standard, as well as puppy selection, feeding, training, preventative health care and behavior of the breed.
DICTIONARY OF VETERINARY TERMS - VET-SPEAK DECIPHERED FOR THE NON-VETERINARIAN
by Jennifer Coates

Written in a dictionary reference style format, just about every term the vet will ever use is thoroughly explained and easy to understand. Includes appendices identifying commonly used drugs, acronyms and abbreviations, and weight and measurement conversions.
DOG EXPERT - THE ONLY DOG BOOK YOU WILL EVER NEED
by Karen Bush

User-friendly advice on everything from selecting a dog to caring for an older animal. An easy-to-follow question and answer format explains canine evolution and physical characteristics; feeding, training, and grooming; and recognizing common illnesses.
DOG LANGUAGE - AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CANINE BEHAVIOR
by Roger Abrantes

Here is a well-illustrated A-Z guide to canine body postures. Organized in alphabetical order and cross-referenced with excellent black and white line drawings. This book is a must to understand canine body language and the evolution of the domestic dog.
DOG SIGNS - CLIPART BOOK & CD
by N/A

Over 100 doggie images have been collected and digitized for this book and CD-ROM set. These high-quality images can be used to create signs, posters, postcards, newsletters and T-shirts of your own to either welcome or exclude our furry, four-legged friends.
DOG TRICKS & AGILITY FOR DUMMIES, 2ND EDITION
by Sarah Hodgson

"Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies" (previously titled "Dog Tricks For Dummies") makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. This step-by-step guide uses positive reinforcement to help you easily train your four-legged friend. From simple to more complex tricks, you'll learn to think like a dog for a more positive relationship.
DOGS ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Consumer Dummies

"Dogs All-in-One For Dummies" (includes 12 books in one) offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. Features new information on dog showing, agility, going green, and traveling with your pooch.
DOGSCAPING - CREATING THE PERFECT BACKYARD & GARDEN FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG
by Tom Barthel

Dogscaping is a hands-on guide to provide dog lovers with information on how to reclaim their land from their four-pawed digging machines. This book combines green gardening techniques and design tips for dog lovers to create the yard they have always wanted, while also providing a safe and beautiful place where their dog can just be a dog.
EBOOK: CHILL OUT FIDO! - HOW TO CALM YOUR DOG
by Nan Arthur

Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure.
ECO DOG - HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR PET
by Corbett Marshall and Jim Deskevich

Eco Dog is a comprehensive guide to nontoxic and planet-friendly dog care. It delivers information on the potential dangers of conventional pet food, grooming products, and accessories and then offers shopping tips and 25 home projects for all-natural alternatives. $16.95
FAMILY DOG CHEAT SHEET POCKET GUIDE - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAFETY & FUN
by Colleen Pelar

Use this laminated, fold out guide to help you learn body language basics. This quick reference, visual behavior guide is a great companion tool for dog safety and behavior.
FEED YOUR PET RIGHT - THE AUTHORITATIVE GUIDE TO FEEDING YOUR DOG AND CAT
by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim

A comprehensive and objective look at the science behind pet food, it tells a fascinating story while evaluating the range of products available and examining the booming pet food industry and its marketing practices.
GENTLE HANDS OFF DOG TRAINING -DOGWISE SOLUTIONS (50 PACK)
by Sarah Whitehead

Training classes are perfect for some - but not for others. If you would like to train your dog between putting the kettle on and making a cup of tea, or want to practice what you already know during the commercial breaks on TV - these methods are ideal for you. This booklet is designed to help you teach your dog or puppy the basics for everyday living.
GREYHOUNDS BIG AND SMALL - IGGIES AND GREYTS
by Amanda Jones

More than 50 photos capture the beauty and spirit of the sleek, slim dogs who bring gentleness and grace into the homes of those who love them.
HEAD TO TAIL WELLNESS - WESTERN VETERINARY MEDICINE MEETS EASTERN WISDOM
by Stacy Fuchino

Head to Tail Wellness will show you how to make positive changes in your pet's life that will reduce the need for drugs and invasive therapies and, most importantly, yield a happy, healthy pet.

Illustrates the Chi meridians of the dog's body for manipulation to release endorphins; a wellness checklist; signs of imbalance; feng shui; the five temperaments and suggested diets for each; and much more.
HOW MANY DOGS - USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING TO MANAGE A MULTIPLE DOG HOUSEHOLD
by Debby McMullen

Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeding habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book.
HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR DOG - AN EXPERT PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DOG CARE, GROOMING, FEEDING AND FIRST AID
by Mike Stockman and Peter Larkin

A nicely done basic dog care book with over 300 color step-by-step photographs explaining everything from feeding to first aid.

A wonderful "how to" gift to go along with a new dog or puppy.
K-9 STRUCTURE & TERMINOLOGY
by Edward Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma Brown

Excellent information on anatomy, gait, terminology and judging. Learn not only what correct structure is, but why it is essential to function and health.
NATURAL REMEDIES DOGS AND CATS WISH YOU KNEW
by Dr. Viv Harris

Combining conventional veterinary medicine with acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, herbs and chiropractic care, this easy-to-understand book offers alternative ways to care for your animal companion.
OFF LEASH DOG PLAY POCKET GUIDE - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SAFETY & FUN
by Robin K. Bennett & Susan Briggs

Use these laminated, fold out guides to help you learn body language basics. This quick reference visual behavior guide is a great companion tool for anyone supervising off leash dog play.
OUT AND ABOUT WITH YOUR DOG - DOG TO DOG INTERACTIONS ON THE STREET, ON THE TRAILS, AND IN THE DOG PARK
by Sue Sternberg

A condensed package full of valuable information. This book offers training and management tips to help you manage your dog in public and around other dogs. It gives you insight into your dogs personality traits and how well it will mix with other canine personalities at the dog park.
SEE SPOT RUN - 100 WAYS TO WORK OUT WITH YOUR DOG
by Kirsten Cole-MacMurray and Sephanie Nishimoto

See Spot Run teaches you the basics of canine/owner fitness, including nutrition, getting to know fitness equipment, building a weekly program...and how to stick with the program. Also includes the rules and skills for more than 100 sports, games, and activities. Includes special exercises for puppies and senior dogs.
SIGHTHOUNDS AFIELD
by Denise Como

A complete guide to sighthound breeds and amateur performance events. Includes a comprehensive chapter on adopted ex-racing greyhounds.
SIMON & SCHUSTER GUIDE TO DOGS
by Elizabeth Schuler, ed.

A handy "bird-watcher's guide" to dogs. Includes many European breeds. Over 200 color illustrations of more than 300 dog breeds.
SPEAKING FOR SPOT - BE THE ADVOCATE YOUR DOG NEEDS TO LIVE A HAPPY, HEALTHY, LONGER LIFE
by Nancy Kay

In "Speaking for Spot," Dr. Kay provides an insider's guide to navigating the overwhelming, confusing, and expensive world of veterinary medicine with a warmth, candor, and humor cultivated over 20-plus years of working with canine patients and their human companions. She explains the vet's point of view, and how to initiate and nurture a healthy relationship with a vet and her staff. She leads a guided tour through a modern veterinary land comprised of high-tech scanning devices, advanced surgery, physical rehabilitation, and more--the kinds of amazing medical procedures you expect to find in a human hospital, but may not have known were available for your four-legged friends.

The result is everything you need to know in one fabulous, fully illustrated book. You will not find a more thorough, in-depth guide to ensuring high-quality treatment for your dog.

TERRA-NOVA - THE AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD BOOK & DVD
by Tracy Libby

Discover a whole new world of dogs® with these revolutionary, breed-specific guides accompanied by a free DVD.
TERRA-NOVA - THE PUPPY CARE & TRAINING BOOK & DVD
by Teoti Anderson

Puppy Care & Training focuses on the specific needs of puppies, showing how to prepare for a puppy’s arrival and explains how to feed, groom, and train him during this impressionable stage.
THE CHIHUAHUA - KENNEL CLUB CLASSIC
by Susan Payne

A colorful account of one of the most popular toy breeds in the U.S., The Chihuahua. Includes expert breed information on breeding, handling and health care with 200 photographs and collectable information of the Chihuahua.
THE DOG TRAINER'S BUSINESS KIT CD-ROM
by Nicole Wilde

This easy-to-use CD-ROM was created by Nicole Wilde, CDPT. It contains handy forms, contracts, client handouts, and more. Get organized, maintain professionalism, and free up your time so you can get out there and do what you do best-help dogs and their people.
THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO WORKING WITH ANIMALS - TONS OF GREAT JOBS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
by Michele Hollow & William Rives

This unique career guide features personal stories from experts in the field, including a large-animal surgeon, a professional dog trainer, an animal behaviorist, and the former president and CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. This guide gives you everything you need to find a job that fits your animal-loving personality.
THE HANDLER FACTOR
by Ann Howie

Many AAI programs focus on the evaluation of the animals, when, in comparing the handler and the animal, it is the handler who has the greatest potential to do harm.

The Handler Factor provides detailed information on specific behaviors needed in therapy dog handlers for safety and success in visiting-animal programs.
THE HOWELL BOOK OF DOGS - THE DEFINITIVE REFERENCE TO 300 BREEDS AND VARIETIES
by Liz Palika

"The Howell Book of Dogs" is a hardcover, four-color book that will serve as a timeless and authoritative reference for dog owners and those who are considering getting a dog.

THE LAKELAND TERRIER
by Sean Frain

Learn how the dogs work, their strengths and weaknesses, and the exploits of famous dogs throughout the breed; a fascinating introduction to the breed.
THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS - UNDERSTANDING CANINE BODY LANGUAGE AND OTHER COMMUNICATION SIGNALS DVD SET
by Sarah Kalnajs

Features a presentation and extensive footage of a variety of breeds showing hundreds of examples of canine behavior and body language. Perfect for dog owners or anyone who handles dogs or encounters them regularly while on the job.*For detailed information on canine behavior assessment see Sarah Kalnajs' companion DVD Am I Safe?

Winner of the IIACAB Award for 2006 Best Dog Behavior DVD

THE ORIGINAL DOG BIBLE - DEFINITIVE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS DOG, 2ND EDITION
by Kristin Mehus-Roe, Editor

NEW 2ND EDITION - BowTie Press' best-selling dog bible just got bigger and better, with new and updated content, fresh photos and sidebars, and an expanded breed section—listed alphabetically for easy reference. The most comprehensive reference tool available, The Original Dog Bible is the one-stop information source no dog house should be without!
THE PET LOVER'S GUIDE TO NATURAL HEALING FOR CATS & DOGS
by Barbara Fougere

Part of the Pet Lover's Guide series, this volume presents detailed information on alternative therapies for both dogs and cats. (The color photos, graphs, tables and indexes make this an easy reference book for your home library.) $21.95
THE PITBULL PLACEBO - THE MEDIA MYTHS AND POLITICS OF CANINE AGRESSION
by Karen Delise

The book, The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression, explores and reveals how our views and beliefs about canine aggression have changed over the last 150 years and how our perceptions about the nature and behavior of dogs has been influenced and shaped by persons and organizations who often times disseminate information about dog attacks which is tailored to further an agenda unrelated to the improvement of the human/dog bond.
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THE SAFE DOG HANDBOOK - A COMPLETE GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR POOCH, INDOORS AND OUT
by Melanie Monteiro

The Safe Dog Handbook teaches readers about the myriad ways to ensure a safe home and outdoor experience for their dogs - A fantastic, life saving gift for "new puppy parents". Includes chapter on first aid, appendix of toxic plants, household hazards, and much more.
VET CONFIDENTIAL - AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR PET'S HEALTH
by Louise Murray, DVM

This comprehensive must-have guide to everything pet owners need to know to make knowledgeable decisions about the health care of their pets and deserves an honorary position on your reference bookshelf.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN'S DAILY REFERENCE GUIDE - CANINE AND FELINE, 2ND EDITION
by Candyce Jack & Patricia Watson

"Veterinary Technician's Daily Reference Guide: Canine and Feline, Second Edition" is the ideal clinical companion for veterinary technicians in practice and in training. Fully revised and updated, this new edition features an improved layout for even faster access to information.
WHAT IS MY DOG SAYING? - POWERPOINT CD
by Carol Byrnes

This Powerpoint CD has over 100 slides featuring great stills and video clips of dogs “speaking dog”. Help your staff and student better understand their dogs!
WHY DO DOGS LIKE BALLS? - MORE THAN 200 CANINE QUIRKS, CURIOSITIES, AND CONUNDRUMS REVEALED
by Caroline Coile and Margaret Bonham

Fun to read, eye-opening, and filled with important facts that every fan of Fido should know, it encompasses topics ranging from doggie intelligence (Can dogs learn to read?) to canine behavior, body, and senses (Can a dog sniff out cancer?).
WORLD ATLAS OF DOG BREEDS, 6TH EDITION
by Dominique De Vito

The World Atlas of Dog Breeds is the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia of dog breeds available in the world. Three years in the making, this invaluable reference includes more than 420 internationally recognized dog breeds and varieties and provides detailed history, personality, traits, and care and training requirements for every breed.


 
 
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