Life skills for puppies

Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845452

Category: Puppies

Page: 96

View: 7118

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.

When man meets dog

What a difference a dog makes

Author: Chris Blazina

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849841

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 6317

Have you ever wondered why dogs are considered ‘man’s best friend?’ In this book, Psychologist Dr Christopher Blazina explains the importance of the unique bond between men and dogs. There are widely-held beliefs that males naturally transition into a state of self-imposed seclusion and emotional detachment in adulthood. Even relying on another person violates the rules of being a man. When Man Meets Dog explores how the bond with animal companions bypasses many of these barriers, helping males develop into happier, healthier men. What a difference a dog can make! It’s also important to discuss the other side of attachment: loss. Again, the mixed messages men receive lead to difficulties with managing grief. When Man Meets Dog is the first book to discuss men’s continuing bonds with a lost animal companion. A continuing bond is a new way of reconnecting and preserving the memory of this unique connection. When Man Meets Dog is a memoir with a purpose. Chris shares his very personal story of how two shelter dogs not only changed the direction of his life, but also how he defines what it means to be a man.

The quite very actual adventures of Worzel Wooface

Author: Catherine Pickles

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848926

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 8707

Worzel is an enormous Lurcher with 'issues.' When a disastrous turn of events means he has to be rehomed, his life changes dramatically. Now, as well as dealing with his own issues, he's got to deal with a distinctly imperfect family. And cats. Shed loads of cats; some of whom aren't that pleased to welcome him into their home ...

Gods, ghosts and black dogs

The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 4043

People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same way that a detective story does. Starting with a look at the origins of folk tales involving dogs, you’ll find facts, history and humour aplenty from all around the world.

Behavior: A Guide For Practitioners, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,

Author: Gary Landsberg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323297307

Category: Medical

Page: 289

View: 563

This issue acts as a guide to behavior in dogs and cats for practitioners. Topics include: genetics and behavior of cats and dogs, the effects of stress on small animal health and behavior, canine agression towards family members or visitors, common sense small animal behaviour modification, small animal behavior triage, abnormal reptitive behaviors, feline agression towards family members, cat fights, and more.

Home alone and happy!

Essential life skills for preventing separation anxiety in dogs and puppies

Author: Kate Mallatratt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848616

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 3686

Many owners leave the house without considering their dog’s emotional needs when left alone. Some dogs are fine, some suffer in silence – some become agitated, vocal and destructive. This book gives you the tools you need to teach your dog how to enjoy his own company, before behavioural problems arise, so you can both spend quality time apart.

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Author: D. S. Mills,Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997244

Category: Science

Page: 685

View: 3056

The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animals' behaviour without compromising welfare. It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.

Babies, kids and dogs

Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

Author: Melissa Fallon,Vickie Davenport

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110389

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 8680

Children and dogs both benefit mentally and physically from a harmonious relationship. Dogs help to develop empathy and social skills in children, as well as build their confidence. It is, however, important to also develop this confidence in our dogs, and prepare them to be around babies and children. Bite prevention is vital, and, therefore, we need to teach our dogs and children how to behave correctly around and with each other. Babies, Kids and Dogs will advise how to create safe, positive and harmonious relationships between children and dogs, allowing a dog to relax in the presence of children. Included within are instructional colour photographs, tables to assist with assessing and training your dog, and step-by-step exercises. Educational Champ and Charlie illustrations help engage the interest of young children, in order to teach them about behaving appropriately when interacting with their canine friends. Throughout, the book suggests ways to promote safe interactions, and develop lifelong friendships. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Dog Sense

How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet

Author: John Bradshaw

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031633

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 8205

Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.

51 Puppy Tricks

Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616735562

Category: Pets

Page: 176

View: 6824

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.

Before and After Getting Your Puppy

The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Ian Dunbar

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577313441

Category: Pets

Page: 240

View: 5392

Before & After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines: completing owner education and preparation assessing a puppy’s prior socialization and education teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people learning bite inhibition a continuing program of ongoing training In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr Dunbar’s kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.

The Misunderstood Dog

Break Free of the Myths About Man's Best Friend and Learn How to Train Your Dog With Facts, Not Fiction

Author: Jordan Rothman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781480071322

Category: Pets

Page: 118

View: 5817

Dogs aren't born knowing what's considered polite in human society--nor are they secretly out to conquer the household. Dogs have concerns like: where's the ball, when's the next walk, and is there chicken on today's menu? But people often misinterpret dog behavior and the results are frustration, training that doesn't work, and more "bad" behavior. In this accessible and often humorous book, certified dog trainer and behavior counselor Jordan Rothman tells dog lovers how to take advantage of their human smarts (the only training tool they need), to be well on the way to a refined canine. In straightforward prose, the author addresses: -The myths that surround dogs and how they affect us. -The causes of common dog behavior problems, and the solutions. -How reading dog body language makes life with dogs easier. -Human tendencies that get in the way of dog training efforts. Learn how to use modern, humane, science-based dog training methods to train a dog through everyday interactions. The tools of the trade are fun, games, and play to encourage and reward behaviors you like. In one fell swoop the dog training process becomes easier, more enjoyable, and more efficient. The Misunderstood Dog is a simple, practical guide for anyone who shares a home with a pet dog, whether puppy or adult, purebred or mixed breed.

A Loving Life

In a World of Broken Relationships

Author: Paul E. Miller

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433537354

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1095

How do you love with no love in return? How do you love when no one notices or cares? Best-selling author Paul Miller tackles these tough questions at the heart of our struggle to love head-on. Drawing from the book of Ruth, A Loving Life offers the help we need to embrace relationship, endure rejection, cultivate community, and reach out to even the most unlovable around us as we discover the power to live a loving life.

Plenty in Life Is Free

Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace

Author: Kathy Sdao

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810851

Category: Dog trainers

Page: N.A

View: 9500

In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.

21 Days To The Perfect Dog

The Friendly Boot Camp for Your Imperfect Pet

Author: Karen Wild

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600628124

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 308

Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog. The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers. Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.

The Puppy Primer

Author: Patricia B. McConnell,Brenda Scidmore

Publisher: McConnell Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781891767135

Category: Pets

Page: 117

View: 2582

Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, "sit" while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to "sit" when company comes to the door! While it's almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners. It's the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo! Expanded sections/special topics include: * Socialization * Positive Reinforcement * House Training * Crate Training * Handling/Collar Touch * How to Stop Unwanted Behavior * Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears * How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control * How Not to Play! * Lots of New Tricks and Games * Adolescence

Dog Bites

A Multidisciplinary Perspective

Author: Daniel Mills,Carri Westgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910455616

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2934

The issue of dog bites and dog aggression directed at humans is frequently in the media. However, scientific research and evidence on the subject is scattered and sparse. Public and political opinions are often misinformed and out of proportion to the extent of the problem. Experts who have researched into the many facets involved in the subject have not so far pooled their knowledge together. Dog Bites aims to bring together expert knowledge of the current situation from a wide variety of disciplines to provide information to the many people and professions affected by the issue. Subjects range from the practical, medical, behavioural, sociological and theoretical, but the overall approach of the book is to be objective and integrative. Topics addressed include the genetic basis of aggression, the public image of aggressive dogs, bite statistics, risk factors, the forensics and surgical aspects of dog bites, international legal perspectives, court evidence, first aid treatment, zoonotic disease potential, behavioural rehabilitation options, risk to children and a consideration of why some dogs kill. All contributors are academic or long-standing professional experts in their field and represent a wide spread of international expertise. The issue is an important one for pet owners, vets, animal shelters, and anyone who works with dogs, such as the police. This book is a valuable resource for them as well as for animal behaviourists, academic researchers, health professionals, dog breeders and handlers.

Behaviour Problems in Small Animals

Practical Advice for the Veterinary Team

Author: Jon Bowen (BVetMed.),Sarah Heath

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702027677

Category: Medical

Page: 283

View: 5453

This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral problems in their practice. Easy-to-read format includes introductions, medical differentials, underlying causes, diagnosis, action boxes, and summaries. Content refers the reader to other chapters throughout the book, so that information can be found quickly and easily. Helpful handouts, which can be photocopied, offer yet another way to further your learning experience.

Parenting Your New Puppy

How to use positive parenting to bring up a confident and well-behaved puppy

Author: Caroline Spencer,Lesley Harris

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472136241

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 5232

In this practical, readable and entertaining book, Caroline Spencer and Lesley Harris bring a new slant to a well-explored subject and propose significant shifts in an owner's understanding of why their puppy behaves as he does and what makes him tick. Like children, dogs are born without behavioural issues; it is what happens in the early weeks of life, and the way in which his new owner nurtures, guides and educates him that will enable him to become a well-balanced adult - or not. Drawing on a combined 40 years of experience, the authors will help you in your initial choice of a puppy. When you take him into your home, it will show you how to interpret natural canine communication and play, and how to use these signals to educate and guide your puppy in a positive way. The confidence he gains in you, the parent, will help him through sometimes difficult and confusing situations, to become a happy, trustworthy, and trusting friend for life.

Practical Canine Behaviour

For Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

Author: Stephanie Hedges

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780644302

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 2496

The book is divided into four sections. The first section covers the relevant principles of normal canine behaviour and communication, how normal and problem behaviour develops, how it can be changed and the human-canine bond. Understanding of these principles will help inform the later sections of the book, although are not essential for the time-strapped practitioner. The second section aims to highlight how advanced understanding of canine behaviour and communication can be used to improve handling and interaction with dogs in practice. The third section aims to summarize how the VN/VT can help prevent problem behaviour arising by offering appropriate advice and service to clients. The last section aims to guide VN/VTs how best to respond to clients presenting dogs with established problem behaviours. Guidance is given for those problems that can be addressed in the practice and flow charts are provided to guide when it is appropriate to refer to a specialist. This section also explains how to choose whom to refer to.