Ethical Breeding Practices
Author: Sylvia Smart
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Becoming a dog breeder is a significant undertaking. And there is so much more you need to know to be a successful breeder beyond just knowing how to whelp and raise puppies. Dog Breeders Professional Secrets tells you what it takes to be a successful and ethical dog breeder. Sylvia Smart shares her real-life experiences (both good and bad) and explores dozens of issues that a prospective breeder must consider to build a high quality dog breeding business. This is a practical, educational book with a focus on doing things professionally, with lots of planning and forethought. And you'll learn how to be financially successful in your chosen profession all the while knowing that you have done it "the right way."
Author: Marcus E. Curtis
What are the secrets to dog breeding? Its a fascinating question. It's probably the reason why you need this book. It's important to know these secrets if you are to pursue dog breeding, and the secrets are what anyone in life must seek out in any endeavor to become great at what they decide to do. This book will have many secrets, facts, and very helpful tips on dog breeding: how it is done, why it is done, when it is done, and if it should it be done. These secrets were learned over close to a twenty-year span of dog-breeding experience, observation of multiple successful breeders, mentorship, apprenticeship, and reading numerous books. My goal is to give you a great tool to help you understand dog breeding, what goes behind the mind of dog breeding, why it's been done for thousands of years, and if you should do it yourself. It was also designed to be a helpful guide for you to use as a positive tool for whatever else you do in life. This book contains useful information, multiple pictures, and historical quotes for you to enjoy while you're reading, as well as a reference guide. I truly hope you enjoy this book for now and for many years to come.
Step-By-Step Guide to Dog Breeding
Author: Troy Reese
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
20+ Free Bonus Books Included! Dog Breeding Secrets Step-By-Step Guide To Dog Breeding The importance of choosing the right breed of dog can't be overstated! I do know how easy it is to fall in love with the first set of puppy-dog eyes you see.... .... but if you want the relationship between you and your new pup to be a long & happy one, you must make sure that you pick a breed that is a good fit for your personality, environment and lifestyle. Thoughts to Ponder Before Fetching a Fido of Your Own Benefits of Being a Dog Owner Simple Ways to Be a Better Dog Owner Tips for responsible dog ownership Choosing the Right Breed Of Dog Tips For Choosing A Dog Breed Dog Breed Profiles Choosing A Dog Made Easy Best Breeds For Families With Small Children Best Dogs For Children Of School-Age and Older Best Dog Breeds For Kids With Allergies What Exactly IS A Hypoallergenic Dog? Best Dogs For Allergy Sufferers Spay and Neuter Your Pet Surprising Reasons Your Dog is Good for Your Health How To Treat Dog Bite Wounds Home Care For Dog Wound Travel Smart: How to Keep Your Dog or Puppy Safe and Happy Dogs Mating Concerns and Procedures A List of Dog Pregnancy Symptoms Understanding the Sounds Your Dog Makes Communicating With Your Canine Warning Signs a Dog Is Dying Ways to Comfort Your Dying Pet Checklist for Responsible Dog Breeders A Guide To Pregnancy, Whelping And Rearing Puppies How to Train Your Puppy Housebreaking Your Dog: Three Ways to Crate Train Your Puppy or Dog Dog Clicker Training Basics Teach your puppy to walk on a leash 100 Dog Training Tips Golden Retriever - Breeding, Adopting and Training Tips Siberian Husky Training Tips Chihuahua Adoption Tips Pitbull Puppy Training Tips Tag: Dog Ownership, Dog Training, Dog Mating, Dog Adoption.
(or What You Can Learn from a Dog)
Author: Lynn Plourde
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"Fifth-grader Timminy, who's small for his age and new in town, isn't eager to start middle school--but he gets a great consolation prize in Maxi, a big, deaf, lovable dog"--
Unlocking the Canine Mind for a Happier Pet
Author: Victoria Stilwell
"Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. In The Secret Language of Dogs, world-renowned trainer and star of Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog Victoria Stilwell reveals how to both interpret and "speak" the hidden language of dogs. This book is your guide to understanding your pooch, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping dogs learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success, "--Amazon.com.
The Dog’s Incredible Nose
Author: Frank Rosell
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dogs and humans have worked side by side for thousands of years, and over the millennia we’ve come to depend upon our pooches as hunters, protectors, and faithful companions. But when it comes to the extraordinary quality of man’s best friend which we rely on most, the winner is clear—by a nose. In Secrets of the Snout, Frank Rosell blends storytelling and science as he sniffs out the myriad ways in which dogs have been trained to employe their incredible olfactory skills, from sussing out cancer and narcotics to locating endangered and invasive species, as well as missing persons (and golf balls). With 300 million receptors to our mere 5 million, a dog’s nose is estimated to be between 100,000 and 100 million times more sensitive than a human’s. No wonder, then, that our nasally inferior species has sought to unleash the prodigious power of canine shnozzes. Rosell here takes us for a walk with a pack of superhero sniffers including Tutta, a dog with a fine nose for fine wine; the pet-finder pooch AJ; search-and-rescue dog Barry; the hunting dog Balder; the police dogs Rasko and Trixxi; the warfare dog Lisa; the cancer detection dog Jack; Tucker, who scents floating killer whale feces; and even Elvis, who can smell when you’re ovulating. With each dog, Rosell turns his nose to the evolution of the unique olfactory systems involved, which odors dogs detect, and how they do it. A celebration of how the canine sense for scents works—and works for us—Secrets of the Snout will have dog lovers, trainers, and researchers alike all howling with delight. Exploring this most pointed of canine wonders, Rosell reveals the often surprising ways in which dogs are bettering our world, one nose at a time.
Author: Pat Hastings,Erin Ann Rouse
From Pat Hastings and other experts, learn about the impact of puppy-rearing practices and socialization on a puppy's ability to develop happily and confidently in the challenging human world. Begins with an overview of developmental stages and moves on to selected articles by respected dog people about the contributions breeders and owners can make to their puppies' health, well-being and sure-footedness. Whether you're a breeder, exhibitor, performance competitor, puppy owner or prospective puppy buyer, what you learn may surprise you and will at least make you better prepared for your next experience with puppies.
The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States
Author: Maria Goodavage
US members of state are protected by service dogs and their handlers. Secret Service Dogs shines a spotlight on some of these canine heroes, from Hurricane, a Belgian Malinois with four titanium teeth, to Roadee, a little terrier mix with a big attitude. It's a must-read for dog lovers and anyone who wants a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most captivating programs of the United States Secret Service.
Author: Lynn Hall
Publisher: Howell Book House
An astute observer once described the scene at a typical dog show as "organized confusion." While the action may seem more confusion than organization, the reverse is actually true. It just takes a little while to learn this. Dog Showing for Beginners is the ideal means for the budding exhibitor to grasp the essentials and understand what is unfolding before her or him in this unique recreation. Every chapter has something important to tell the reader. Opening with a candid overview of what to expect from being a part of the sport, Dog Showing for Beginners goes on to help find that first show dog and explain how to get started in showing and hands-on learning. Here are simple explanations of how dog shows are structured and how dogs become champions. Excellent guidance on getting the equipment needed and entering shows is included along with how to approach your first show. This book also helps the reader find a place in dog showing and how to deal with the up and the down sides of the game. From beginning to end, Dog Showing for Beginners is touched with an insider's sometimes irreverent whimsy; as the author points out, if you're going to do dog shows, a sense of humor is a definite plus! A Howell Dog Book of Distinction
Author: Ann Seranne
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: American Kennel Club
Publisher: Howell Book House
This book contains chapters that take the new or experienced dog owner through the most fundamental and necessary information on raising, training and caring for a pure bred dog (including common signs of illness and emergency). It includes a primer on how to enter pure bred dogs into competitions and shows and has helpful sidebars, full-color photographs, plus 20 comic strips to illuminate text.
Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
A Dog Breeder's Guide
Author: Myra Savant-Harris
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Everything you don't know about canine reproduction Canine Reproduction and Whelping brings together information that will be invaluable to today's dog breeders because it helps to fill in the gaps in knowledge of even the most experienced breeder. Learn how facts about human reproduction, conception and birth get unknowingly mixed up with the very different canine side of things. Then learn how to use this information to have more successful breedings and healthier pups. Author Myra Harris combines her years of experience as a labor and delivery nurse with her passion for breeding dogs to give you practical and unusual information. Easy to understand and fun to read. You will learn: How to prepare your young stud dog for breeding. How to tell when the bitch is ready to be bred. How truly fragile sperm is and how to ensure their health and survival. When Artificial Insemination is preferred, how to collect sperm, and how to inseminate. About unseen causes for unsuccessful breedings-bacteria, viruses, yeast. About the role of progesterone in breeding success and how to use it to succeed. About easy, normal whelpings contrasted with nightmare whelping experiences. C-sections made understandable and how to handle aftercare of the bitch. How to remove dewclaws with the least trauma to mom and pups.
Author: Victoria Robertson
Publisher: TFH Publications
Choosing, Caring For, Grooming, Health, Training and Understanding Your Goldendoodle Dog
Author: Alan Kenworthy
Goldendoodles - The Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age is a must-have book for any responsible Goldendoodle dog owner. Expert dog whisperer and trainer, Alan Kenworthy, writes in a fun and entertaining way about Goldendoodles while packing the book full of useful hints and tips. In addition, 23 expert Goldendoodle breeders were actively involved in making contributions, including two in-depth breeder interviews packed with advice and tips from two of the founders of the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA). Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Goldendoodle, different types such as the miniature (mini) Goldendoodle, colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Goldendoodle, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... "The Goldendoodle breeder where I bought my puppy suggested this book to me as a guide and reference manual. Good to see lots of breed experts were involved in the book." - Kiernon Wagstaff
Author: Alan Kenworthy
Schnoodles - The Owners Guide from Puppy to Old Age is a must-have book for any responsible Schnoodle dog owner. Expert dog whisperer and trainer, Alan Kenworthy, writes in a fun and entertaining way about Schnoodles while packing the book full of useful hints and tips. In addition, Schnoodle breeders and owners make contributions, including three extra bonus interviews with owner and breeder advice and tips. Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Schnoodle, different types and colors, buying a dog or puppy, male or female, rescue, adoption, breeders, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, house/potty training, bringing your puppy home, grooming, combing, bathing, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Schnoodle, play and toys, what food and nutrition, old age and what to expect, and much more... "At last a decent book on my adorable Schnoodle. I especially liked the involvement of breeders and owners throughout the book as well as the author's expertise." - Ian Cartwright
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: Dr Roger Mugford
Expert animal psychologist Dr Roger Mugford separates the dog care facts from the fiction and teaches you how to care for your pet in a simple, organic and rewarding way. Dr Mugford debunks the myths surrounding dog care in this radical new book that reacts to many modern canine theories. This book explains how your dog is unique. He explains: it's OK to treat your dog as a child your dog isn't the descendant of a wolf, so you don't need to assume the role of pack leader. It also provides you with a practical instruction on the best way to train and raise a happy and healthy dog, based on the most recent research and Dr Mugford's own tried and tested methods. Forget what you've read and seen about dog care, The Mugford Method is the new and definitive approach to raising your pet.
A Physical Therapy Approach
Author: Sasha Foster,Ashley Foster
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group in great detail. Special emphasis is given on correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain straight plane movement. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.
The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port
Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!