Author: Claire Arrowsmith,Philip De Ste Croix
Category: Games for dogs
This title shows readers how to build a strong and loving bond with a puppy by playing fun games. Learn how a variety of creative brain games can develop your puppy's mental skills and help with early obedience training.
Author: Claire Arrowsmith
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Presents over seventy-five games, tricks, and activities to provide mental stimulation to dogs of all ages.
Author: Pat Miller
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
For your dog, play is not all fun and games. Play behaviors have important learning and health benefits that help dogs become well-adjusted members of both their canine and human families. Through play your dog learns dog-to-dog social graces and is mentally and physically stimulated. Play is a great training tool, helping to build the relationship between you and your dog. And while play comes naturally to most dogs, there are many who need to be encouraged to discover their inner puppy.
Quick & Creative Activities for the Busy Dog Owner
Author: Kyra Sundance
10-Minute Dog Training Games: • helps busy dog owners get the most out of their training time • utilizes scientifically proven methods and learning theory • creates a happy, confident dog who is motivated to work • channels enthusiasm and teaches self-control • uses positive, fun reward-based techniques Learn foundation skills like: • Basic obedience • Following directional signs • Jumps and balancing • Memory games • Overcoming fears and many more! The exercises use tons of varied props and creative ideas for a dynamic, engaging curriculum!
Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
Author: Kyra Sundance,Chalcy
Performers Kyra and Chalcy illustrate each trick. Trick training is a great way to bond with your dog, help your dog integrate into your family, and keep him mentally and physically challenged. Includes: beg, bow, say your prayers, fetch the paper, find the remote, and more; also, step-by-step instructions to guide the trainer; troubleshooting tips to solve problems; and "build-on" ideas that encourage taking a mastered skill to the next level.--Publisher's description.
Learn How to Stimulate Your Cat by Using the Power of Play
Author: Claire Arrowsmith
Publisher: Firefly Books
Fun ways to build a strong bond with your cat and provide it with vital mental stimulation and physical exercise.
50 Great Brain Games to Engage Your Dog
Author: Sophie Collins,Andrew Banks
Most dog owners tend to think of games as the reward that comes after a training session with their pet. But there's no need to separate play and work-play makes a terrific training tool if you just know which games to pick. Fun & Games for a Smarter Dog offers dozens of options to help you build your bond wth your dog, work on his obedience, boost his thinking skills, and ramp up his fitness levels. It's tailored to suit different canine personalities so that you can pick and choose between appropriate activities, and it explains the benefits your dog will get from every trick or game you teach. It covers the rules of dog/dog play, too, and, best of all, it ensures that your pet will be having so much fun that he'll never even know he's been taking classes.
From Backyard Fun To High-Performance Training
Author: Ali Canova,Joe Canova,Diane Goodspeed
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Based on the positive training methods of Ali Canova and Joe Canova, two of the top agility competitors in America, this book will get you and your dog started in agility training. This author makes it easy with her step-by-step approach, footing diagrams and course illustrations, and beautiful full-color photographs. The unique method from proven champions strengthens the connection between any dog and his owner, and success is guaranteed for any breed, from miniature poodle to border collie. Every step has a specific drill that improves fitness and shapes behavior. Whether you want to compete on an agility team or simply have fun in your back yard, this is the only guide you'll need for a lifetime of satisfaction.
A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship
Author: Victoria Schade
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The human-canine bond: a relationship steeped in love with equal parts mutual respect, trust, and regard In this groundbreaking book, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade reveals that a successful relationship between you and your dog isn't about establishing yourself as the pack leader, but about building a meaningful bond. She explains how this bond forms the core of your entire relationship; if it's lacking, it's the primary source of any frustration you may be having with your dog. First, you'll take a quiz to help you gauge your current relationship with your dog. Next, you'll learn the building blocks for creating a positive, mutually rewarding bond-from granting privileges to being unpredictable to offering ample praise and playtime. You'll discover how a bonded dog: Listens to obedience cues Wants you in her sightlines, even in intriguing environments Doesn't escape through open doorways Understands and follows your house rules Wants to be close to you and work with you Truly trusts and respects you Whether you share your heart and home with a puppy, an adolescent, or a senior dog, it's never too early or too late to build a bond to last a lifetime-and this book shows you how.
The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Author: Cesar Millan,Melissa Jo Peltier
Publisher: Crown Archetype
In Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You'll learn: • What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him • Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship • How to relate to your dog on a canine level • There are no “problem breeds,” just problem owners • How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family • The difference between discipline and punishment • And much more! Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar’s longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you’ll need to forge a stronger, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion. Also available as a Random House AudioBook
Author: Aline Alexander Newman,Gary Weitzman
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A guide about how to understand a dog's body language and behavior illustrates such key concepts as barking, howling, panting, bared teeth, and wagging tail.
Author: Ray Lincoln,Emma Lincoln
Publisher: Awesome Book Publishing
Two canine psychology specialists who love pampering dogs share their secrets for developing the canine mind while having fun.
Exploring Canine Consciousness and Total Well-Being
Author: Michael Fox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
With extraordinary insight and vision, veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Fox explores the minds and hearts of dogs. Dogs, and all animals, have much to teach their human companions, if only humans knew how to listen. In Dog Body/Dog Mind, Fox seeks to enhance readers' understanding and communication with their canine companions. He helps readers become more fluent in “dog speak,” and to understand what dogs feel, think, and want, strengthening the dog-human bond. Better communication leads to happier dogs and people. Fox also offers a holistic approach to companion animal care and preventive medicine, as well as behavioral advice and training tips that will help guarantee a healthy and happy animal.
Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy
Author: Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Quarry Books
51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.
Publisher: Eldorado Ink
In this day and age, children and young adults need every advantage they can get from their education. At Eldorado Ink, we strive to establish our company as an exciting resource for nonfiction reference materials for sixth grade and beyond.
Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Approaching puppy education from the puppy's perspective, this book presents the key skills a dog needs to cope with life, and assists owners in developing a fulfilling relationship with their puppy. Beautiful photographs illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress.
Author: Suellen Dainty,Janet Tobiassen
Challenge your Dog! Amaze your friends and family. This fun-filled book is a one-stop guide to keeping your dog fit and young at heart. Whether you own a cerebral hound or a terrier that just wants to be in constant motion, theres a range of games to suit any natural preference. Engaging photographs and step-by-step instructions ensure that learning the games couldnt be simpler. And with useful information on behaviour and training techniques, plus advice on choosing the right games for your breed, 50 Games to Play With Your Dog will make sure you both get the most out of your playtime together.
My Life with Connie
Author: Hazel Carter
Publisher: Random House
Hazel Carter's home-help tidies the house, does the washing and helps with the cooking, and the only payment she requires is a nice big bowl of dog food at dinner time ... When Hazel was debilitated with crippling back problems, she found herself unable to look after the house so she used her skills as an animal behaviourist to teach Connie, her seven-month-old Newfoundland, how to do the work instead. Connie picks out items of dirty clothing from the laundry basket and places them inside the washing machine. When the washing cycle is over, Connie transfers the clean clothes to the tumble dryer. Hazel could leave Connie to complete the entire task unsupervised - if only Connie understood that dark colours must not be washed with whites. Connie also works in the garden, brings in the shopping and is happy to do anything from carefully carrying a basket of eggs to pulling Hazel along in a boat. 'At one stage all I could do was lie in bed and Connie would bring me a toy from her toy box for me to throw as I lay there. She quickly learnt that to have a game she must first bring her toy to me, a very valuable lesson. My idea was to keep her occupied and mentally stimulated while helping me at the same time.' Underlying the story of this remarkable dog is a remarkable relationship with a remarkable woman: Hazel Carter. For almost thirty years she has been helping owners to understand and cure their dogs' behavioural problems with patience, gentleness and kindness.
A Practical Guide to Living off the Land
Author: Editors of Storey Publishing's Country Wisdom Bulletins
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Category: House & Home
Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.
And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
Author: Bruce D. Perry,Maia Szalavitz
Publisher: Basic Books
Child psychiatrist Bruce Perry has treated children faced with unimaginable horror: genocide survivors, witnesses, children raised in closets and cages, and victims of family violence. Here he tells their stories of trauma and transformation.