Miniature Australian Shepherd Owner's Manual. How to care, train & keep Your Mini Aussie healthy. Includes Miniature American Shepherd. Vet approved
Number of Pages: 122Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Tmy PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsAuthor: Tim AndersonLanguage: English Book Synopsis The Miniature Australian Shepherd Owner's Manual is a carefully written, veterinarian approved, premium dog breed book, written by Mini Aussie owner Tim Anderson. With a focus on quality rather than quantity, this book includes everything you need to know about Miniature Australian Shepherd dogs and more. Guaranteed to answer all your questions, this book is essential reading for anybody passionate about the Mini Aussie. Mini Australian Shepherd care, size, colors, temperament, training, grooming, exercise requirements, agility sports, feeding, life span, health, genetic conditions and more are all included. This book also includes a dedicated chapter on the American Kennel Club registered Miniature American Shepherd, as well as additional information on the Toy Australian Shepherd and Teacup Australian Shepherd. Written in an easy-to-read, no nonsense style, Tim Anderson covers all aspects of caring for your Miniature Australian Shepherd from puppy to adult, ensuring years of stress-free enjoyment together.
One Nation Under Dog - by Mary Zaia (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 10.4 Inches (H) x 8 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: 2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 192Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Castle Point BooksAuthor: Mary ZaiaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis The American dream is possible with these patriotic pups! Wag your tail and wave your flag for the founding principles of freedom and liberty. In One Nation Under Dog, you can celebrate the loyalty and enthusiasm of our faithful four-legged friends and honor your country like never before. Each page offers a tribute to the American dream through the inspiring words of our nation's greatest leaders and heartwarming photographs of puppies and dogs that bring their words to life. Revel in the abundant freedom, liberty, and pursuit of happiness across the United States with furry friends in Mary Zaia's One Nation Under Dog. About The Author MARY ZAIA is a political writer, loving mother to four rambunctious boys, and cooking enthusiast. She currently resides in Bergenfield, New Jersey.
The Dog Next Door (Paperback) by Callie Smith Grant
Dimensions (Overall): 8.52 Inches (H) x 5.57 Inches (W) x .54 Inches (D)Weight: .69 PoundsNumber of Pages: 221Genre: Pets, Religion + BeliefsSub-Genre: Dogs / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Fleming H. Revell CompanyAuthor: Callie Smith GrantAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book A heartwarming collection of true stories about the beautiful relationship between people and their dogs. Book Synopsis Dogs are truly one of God's finest creatures, a marvelous gift for us humans. In the perfect follow-up to A Prince among Dogs, Callie Smith Grant compiles a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the dogs in our lives. These stories will touch our hearts, renew our spirits, and show us how God made these wonderful creatures for unique purposes.Readers will love these uplifting glimpses into the lives of ordinary and extraordinary dogs and the people who love them. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or a perfect gift for any dog lover. From the Back Cover A wagging tail. A goofy, floppy-tongued smile. An excited bark when your keys jingle in the door.Dogs are truly one of God's finest creatures, a marvelous gift for us humans. They love us despite our faults and remind us to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. They give us their all in return for food, play, and a scratch behind the ears.The Dog Next Door is a delightful collection of true stories that celebrate the dogs in our lives. Inside you'll meet a timid standard poodle who conquers his fears to bring joy to others, a brigade of protective German shepherds, a friendly dog who pulls a young man back from the darkness of mental illness, a scruffy mutt who finds her calling, and many more. These warm stories will touch your heart and renew your spirit. So curl up on the couch with the special dog in your life . . . and enjoy!"Every dog has a tale to tell. This lovable collection of true and heartwarming stories celebrates the bond between dogs and humans. You'll be entertained, inspired, and touched by the ability of dogs to be instruments of God's miracles. These powerful stories will resonate with anyone who has loved a dog."--Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and puppy raiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind"There's nothing like a good dog story to reassure me that, despite the six o'clock news, the world is still a good place. And I truly believe that dogs make us more human. I predict that these uplifting and amazing canine tales will warm the heart of any animal lover."--Melody Carlson, author of The Christmas Dog Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Prince among Dogs and A Dickens of a Cat. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults, as well as many animal-themed stories and poems that can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal. About The Author Callie Smith Grant is the editor of A Prince among Dogs and A Dickens of a Cat. She is also the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmers Journal.
The World Without Us (Reprint) (Paperback) by Alan Weisman
Dimensions (Overall): 8.16 Inches (H) x 5.76 Inches (W) x .72 Inches (D)Weight: .74 PoundsNumber of Pages: 416Genre: Pets, Antiques + Collectibles, Science, Social Science, NatureSub-Genre: Earth Sciences / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Picador USAAuthor: Alan WeismanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Weisman, an award-winning journalist, offers readers a penetrating--and sometimes terrifying--take on how the planet would respond without the relentless pressure of the human presence. Book Synopsis Time #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of 2007Finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle AwardSalon Book Awards 2007Amazon Top 100 Editors' Picks of 2007 (#4)Barnes and Noble 10 Best of 2007: Politics and Current AffairsKansas City Star's Top 100 Books of the Year 2007Mother Jones' Favorite Books of 2007South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Books of the Year 2007Hudson's Best Books of 2007St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Books of 2007St. Paul Pioneer Press Best Books of 2007 If human beings disappeared instantaneously from the Earth, what would happen? How would the planet reclaim its surface? What creatures would emerge from the dark and swarm? How would our treasured structures--our tunnels, our bridges, our homes, our monuments--survive the unmitigated impact of a planet without our intervention? In his revelatory, bestselling account, Alan Weisman draws on every field of science to present an environmental assessment like no other, the most affecting portrait yet of humankind's place on this planet. Review Quotes "This is one of the grandest thought experiments of our time, a tremendous feat of imaginative reporting." --Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future "Brilliantly creative . . . An audacious intellectual adventure . . . His thought experiment is so intellectually fascinating, so oddly playful, that it escapes categorizing and clichés. . . . It sucks us in with a vision of what is, what has been, and what is yet to come. . . . It's a trumpet call that sounds from the other end of the universe and from inside us all." --Salon "An astonishing mass of reportage that envisions a world suddenly bereft of humans." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "A fascinating nonfiction eco-thriller . . . Weisman's gripping fantasy will make most readers hope that at least some of us can stick around long enough to see how it all turns out." --The New York Times Book Review "Alan Weisman has produced, if not a Bible, at least a Book of Revelation." --Newsweek "The book boasts an amazingly imaginative conceit that manages to tap into underlying fears and subtly inspire us to consider our interaction with the planet." --The Washington Post "Extraordinarily farsighted . . . Beautiful and passionate." --The Boston Globe "Grandly entertaining." --Time "The World Without Us gradually reveals itself to be one of the most satisfying environmental books of recent memory, one devoid of self-righteousness, alarmism, or tiresome doomsaying." --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A refreshing, and oddly hopeful, look at the fate of the environment." --BusinessWeek "This book is the very DNA of hope." --The Globe and Mail (Toronto) "Prodigious and impressive." --The New York Times "I don't think I've read a better nonfiction book this year." --Lev Grossman, Time Book Critic "In his provocative new book, The World Without Us, Alan Weisman adds a dash of fiction to his science to address a despairing problem: the planet's health." --U.S. News & World Report "An exacting account of the processes by which things fall apart. The scope is breathtaking . . . the clarity and lyricism of the writing itself left me with repeated gasps of recognition about the human condition. I believe it will be a classic.Dennis Covington, author of National Book Award finalist Salvation on Sand Mountain "One of the most ambitious 'thought experiments' ever." --The Cincinnati Enquirer "Alan Weisman offers us a sketch of where we stand as a species that is both illuminating and terrifying. His tone is conversational and his affection for both Earth and humanity transparent." --Barry Lopez, author of Arctic Dreams "Fascinating, mordant, deeply intelligent, and beautifully written, The World Without Us depicts the spectacle of humanity's impact on the planet Earth in tragically poignant terms that go far beyond the dry dictates of science. This is a very important book for a species playing games with its own destiny." --James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency "Weisman's enthralling tour of the world of tomorrow explores what little will remain of ancient times while anticipating, often poetically, what a planet without us would be like." --Publishers Weekly (starred) "The imaginative power of The World Without Us is compulsive and nearly hypnotic--make sure you have time to be kidnapped into Alan Weisman's alternative world before you sit down with the book, because you won't soon return. This is a text that has a chance to change people, and so make a real difference for the planet." --Charles Wohlforth, author of Los Angeles Times Book Prize-winning The Whale and the Supercomputer "Weisman is a thoroughly engaging and clarion writer fueled by curiosity and determined to cast light rather than spread despair. His superbly well-researched and skillfully crafted stop-you-in-your-tracks report stresses the underappreciated fact that humankind's actions create a ripple effect across the web of life." --Booklist (starred) About The Author Alan Weisman is an award-winning journalist whose reports have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, Discover, and on NPR, among others. A former contributing editor to the Los Angeles Times Magazine, he is a senior radio producer for Homelands Productions and teaches international journalism at the University of Arizona. His essay Earth Without People (Discover magazine, February 2005), on which The World Without Us expands, was selected for Best American Science Writing 2006
Cool Dogs, Cool Homes - by Geraldine James (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 176Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: CicoAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsAuthor: Geraldine JamesLanguage: English Book Synopsis Stylish interiors and happy dogs make the perfect home. You may have the coolest home on the street, but a house is not a home without a dog. So how do you keep your interiors Instagrammable when you have a canine companion, with all the associated paraphernalia of feeding bowls, leads, beds, and toys? As a dog-owner for over 20 years, and a former home buying manager at Selfridge's in London, UK, Geraldine James is the perfect person to show you how to incorporate dogs into your life without sacrificing your style or their freedom to roam the house and backyard. Whether you live in the city, in the countryside, or on the coast, your home can still look good with a few careful compromises. Then there are the design dogs - dogs belonging to designers whose beautifully curated homes are none the less canine-friendly. And finally there's a special section telling the stories of the rescue dogs featured in the book, and highlighting the joy a rescue dog can bring to your life and your home. About the Author Geraldine James started her career in fashion as a contemporary designer buyer, and from fashion she moved to home and gift. Geraldine soon developed a passion for collecting and finding unusual and beautiful things--she can be found at a flea market most weekends. She was the home buying manager at Selfridges for many years and, as part of her role, spent time traveling extensively to find exciting new products for the store. She is the author of several books including �#shelfie, Creative Homes, Flea Market Secrets, and�Creative Walls, all published by CICO Books. Geraldine is based in London, UK.
The First-Aid Companion for Dogs & Cats - by Amy Shojai (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 448Genre: PetsSub-Genre: ReferenceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rodale BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Amy ShojaiLanguage: English Book Synopsis Is there an animal doctor in the house? Most likely, the answer is no. And when an accident or other emergency threatens your pet, every minute counts. Don't be unprepared! Open The First-Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats by Amy D. Shojai and learn: * Basic first-aid techniques, such as cleaning a wound, making a splint, and performing CPR-- step-by-step!* Which over-the-counter human medications can help-- or harm-- your dog or cat* What to keep in your pet's medicine chest (many essential items are probably in your house already!)* How to quickly pinpoint what's wrong with your pet, using the First-Aid Symptom Finder Plus, you'll discover a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to more than 150 common-- and not-so-common-- injuries and conditions, including: * Abscesses (page 60)* Bites from Animals (page 90)* Car Accidents (page 117)* Choking (page 131)* Gunshot Wounds (page 224)* Heatstroke (page 237)* Hot Spots (page 245)* Jellyfish Stings (page 269)* Poisoning (page 311)* Snakebites (page 350) Each at-a-glance entry tells you when to call the vet, which supplies or medications you'll need, what immediate action you should take, and what you should do as follow-up care. By knowing what to do in an emergency and then acting quickly and confidently to take the proper steps, you could save your pet's life. The next time medical help is not quickly available, reach for The First-Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats. It's a pet owner's second best friend. From the Back Cover The First Aid Companion for Dogs & CatsIs there an animal doctor in the house?Most likely, the answer is no. And when an accident or other emergency threatens your pet, every minute counts. Don't be unprepared! Open The First-Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats and learn: * Basic first-aid techniques, such as cleaning a wound, making a splint, and performing CPR-- step-by-step!* Which over-the-counter human medications can help-- or harm-- your dog or cat* What to keep in your pet's medicine chest (many essential items are probably in your house already!)* How to quickly pinpoint what's wrong with your pet, using the First-Aid Symptom FinderPlus, you'll discover a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to more than 150 common-- and not-so-common-- injuries and conditions, including: * Abscesses (page 60)* Bites from Animals (page 90)* Car Accidents (page 117)* Choking (page 131)* Gunshot Wounds (page 224)* Heatstroke (page 237)* Hot Spots (page 245)* Jellyfish Stings (page 269)* Poisoning (page 311)* Snakebites (page 350)Each at-a-glance entry tells you when to call the vet, which supplies or medications you'll need, what immediate action you should take, and what you should do as follow-up care.By knowing what to do in an emergency and then acting quickly and confidently to take the proper steps, you could save your pet's life. The next time medical help is not quickly available, reach for The First-Aid Companion for Dogs and Cats. It's a pet owner's second best friend.About the AuthorAmy D. Shojai is the author of 12 books about dogs and cats. She lectures around the United States on pet-related topics and is frequently interviewed on national radio and TV. She lives with her husband and pets in Sherman, Texas. About the Author Amy D. Shojai is the author of 12 books about dogs and cats. She lectures around the United States on pet-related topics and is frequently interviewed on national radio and TV. She lives with her husband and pets in Sherman, Texas.
Wagging Tails in Heaven: The Gift of Our Pets Everlasting Love (Paperback) (Gary Kurz) - by GARY KURZ
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 247Genre: Pets, Religion + BeliefsSub-Genre: Christianity / Christian Life, GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Citadel PrAuthor: GARY KURZAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The acclaimed author of "Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates" investigates pets' afterlife--for the truth about their existence in Heaven--in a moving, inspirational, and comforting message of hope. Book Synopsis The Truth About Cats And Dogs And Their Existence In Heaven... Will our departed pets greet us on the other side? Are their spirits watching and protecting us right now? Will they be happy? If you've ever loved and lost a pet, you understand the power of a truly special bond. Animal or human, we are all God's creatures-and the love we share must surely be eternal. In this enlightening book, author Gary Kurz offers surprising and comforting evidence of an animal afterlife. You'll discover what the Bible says about the souls of animals; how pet angels devote themselves to humanity; what your dog or cat might look like in heaven; and what to expect when you're reunited on a spiritual plane. You'll also hear amazing firsthand accounts of ghost pet visitations, animal communications from beyond, and heartwarming tales of heroism, loyalty, and everlasting love. Deeply moving and truly inspiring, Kurz's book goes beyond his acclaimed Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates-proving once and for all that the pets we cherish will stay with us throughout eternity... For those of us who love our pets so passionately, Gary Kurz thoughtfully and thoroughly gives hope that death is not the end for our furry, scaled, and feathered friends. --Francine Hornberger, co-author of So You Think You Know About Cats? About The Author Gary Kurz is a retired Coast Guard officer who served his country faithfully and honorably for over 30 years. He and his wife have a love for animals and a concern for others who share their love. He lives in Manhattan, Kansas, near Kansas City. Visit his website at coldnosesbook.com.
The Canine Thyroid Epidemic - by W Jean Dodds & Diana R Laverdure (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 175Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dogwise PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: W Jean Dodds & Diana R LaverdureLanguage: English Book Synopsis Weight gain, hair loss and behavior changes are symptoms of thyroid problems. Learn how to recognize and get treatment for this under-diagnosed and misunderstood malady. Easy to read text with color photos and case studies to help you help your dog.
Juniper: The Happiest Fox - by Jessika Coker (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Essays & NarrativesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jessika CokerLanguage: English Book Synopsis Beautiful photographs of a pampered pet fox -- an amazing tale. --Books Monthly A heartwarming book about a happy-go-lucky fox named Juniper: Juniper's adorable snaggletooth smile and fun-loving personality are vibrantly captured in this heartwarming book. Juniper's story chronicles her adoption and real-life Fox and the Hound relationship with a dog named Moose, as well as the hilarious shenanigans she regularly gets herself into--including adapting to her new companion Fig, a younger fox who was rescued from a fur farm. - Features a charming narrative about Juniper's life and how she ended up as an Instagram-famous house pet- With gorgeous photos and a behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to live with a fox, this book will capture the heart of any animal lover- Readers will also get a look at the thing Juniper is best known for: she paints with her paws! Juniper's paw paintings sell out instantly on her website, and readers will delight in learning more about her artistic adventures With millions of followers on Instagram, Juniper the fox is the internet's cutest pet and readers will love the magic that has captured within the pages of Juniper: The Happiest Fox! A 2019 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers - Jessika Coker is an artist, entrepreneur, and the owner of Juniper. She handles all of Juniper's social media @juniperfoxx and is currently starting an animal sanctuary in the south- Juniper is a mixed media artist and a fox, who resides in the South with her human mom, Jessika, and several other animal friends- Makes an excellent and unique gift for friends and loved ones that are animal lovers Review Quotes A 2019 YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult ReadersBeautiful photographs of a pampered pet fox - an amazing tale.-Books Monthly About the Author Jessika Coker is an artist, entrepreneur, and the owner of Juniper. She handles all of Juniper's social media, and is currently starting an animal sanctuary in the south. Juniper is a mixed media artist and a fox, who resides in the South with her human mom, Jessika, and several other animal friends.
Dog Is Love - by Clive D L Wynne (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Houghton MifflinAuthor: Clive D L WynneAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how people can better reciprocate their affection.affection. Book Synopsis "Lively and fascinating... The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love."--Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows Does your dog love you? Every dog lover knows the feeling. The nuzzle of a dog's nose, the warmth of them lying at our feet, even their whining when they want to get up on the bed. It really seems like our dogs love us, too. But for years, scientists have resisted that conclusion, warning against anthropomorphizing our pets. Enter Clive Wynne, a pioneering canine behaviorist whose research is helping to usher in a new era: one in which love, not intelligence or submissiveness, is at the heart of the human-canine relationship. Drawing on cutting-edge studies from his lab and others around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from their faces and tails to their brains, hormones, even DNA. This scientific revolution is revealing more about dogs' unique origins, behavior, needs, and hidden depths than we ever imagined possible. A humane, illuminating book, Dog Is Love is essential reading for anyone who has ever loved a dog--and experienced the wonder of being loved back. Review Quotes "Lively and fascinating, Dog Is Love reveals a simple and yet enormously profound insight: Dogs are unique because they love us. The reader comes away cheered, better informed, and with a new and deeper appreciation for our amazing canine companions and their enormous capacity for love." --Cat Warren, New York Times best-selling author of What the Dog Knows "Clive Wynne is a thoughtful and clever canine cognition researcher; here, he tells the story of his, and his students', particular journey through researching this intellectual puzzle: how are dogs so perfectly suited to our species? As a child, a dog's love is certain; as a researcher, talking of dog 'love' is verboten. Clive gets through that and comes back to where he's begun, with a dog happily rushing to greet him when he comes home." --Alexandra Horowitz, New York Times best-selling author of Inside of a Dog and Our Dogs, Ourselves "A beautiful ode to all things canine. Clive Wynne gives us the best scientific proof that dogs really do love us." --Gregory Berns, author of How Dogs Love Us "Riveting. Part memoir, part scientific detective story, and part call to action, this book will change the way you look at dogs." --Hal Herzog, author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals "An unforgettable glimpse into the heart and soul of this cherished species, Dog Is Love shows how our emotional bond with dogs holds the key to understanding and caring for them." --Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" and founder of FearFreePets.com "How do you know if your dog loves you? Are dogs really capable of feeling love, or do they only want the food and safety you provide? Clive Wynne answers these questions and more in Dog Is Love, revealing new, compelling evidence that explains the incredible relationship we have with our dogs. If you want to better understand and build an even stronger bond with your own dog, this book is a must read." --Victoria Stilwell, author of The Secret Language of Dogs "Science finally reveals the dog's secret: the unique capacity for love that separates them from all other animals. Superb." --John Bradshaw, New York Times best-selling author of Dog Sense "Entertaining . . . Dog lovers will be fascinated and the takeaway message that 'we can do better for our dogs, ' by keeping in mind that dogs feel a meaningful emotional connection to their human owners and thus should be treated respectfully and considerately, is solidly supported." --Publishers Weekly "For any scientifically inclined dog lover, this will be a fascinating read." --Booklist "[A] pleasingly garrulous and jocular report from the front lines of canine research . . . A good mix of science and emotion, recommended for dog lovers everywhere." --Kirkus Reviews "After reading this book, readers may not perceive their relationship with their dog in the same way. Engagingly written and understandable by general audiences, this is a worthy addition to any pet lover's library." --Library Journal About The Author CLIVE D. L. WYNNE, Ph.D., is a founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He has published pieces in Psychology Today, New Scientist, and the New York Times, and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC.
Wild Horse Country - by David Philipps (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: PetsSub-Genre: HorsesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: David PhilippsLanguage: English About the Book The "insightful [and] even-handed" (Outside) story of a heroic animal whose existence is in danger. Book Synopsis The wild horse, popularly known as the mustang, is so ingrained in the American imagination that even those who have never seen one know what it stands for: freedom, independence, the bedrock ideals of the nation. But in modern times it has become entangled in controversy and bureaucratic mismanagement, and now its future is imperiled. In Wild Horse Country, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter David Philipps traces the rich history of wild horses in America and investigates the shocking dilemma they pose in our own time. Review Quotes A gimlet-eyed look at the place of the wild horse in the landscape of the American West.... Of a piece with Marc Reisner's Cadillac Desert.-- "Kirkus Reviews"Colorful, well-researched and well-reasoned.--Bruce Jacobs "Shelf Awareness"Wide-ranging [and] scrupulously reported.--Pia Catton "Weekly Standard"A gripping, myth-busting biography of the mustang.--Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
Catahoula Cur 20 Milestone Challenges - by Todays Doggy (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 44Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Original MilestonesAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Todays DoggyLanguage: English About the Book "A truly wonderful and fun Milestones Book which will encourage you to produce memorable photos of your pooch. A Must Have!" Book Synopsis Create those memorable moments with this unique and very challenging milestone book - the first of it's kind. Use props in order to set the stage for each photo. Have family and friends get involved in the fun. Share your photos with friends, family and communities, and enjoy welcoming feedback. Good luck with your journey and have a great time. Enjoy! Review Quotes "A superb and must have book of milestones!"
Dogs Will Be Dogs - by Erika Sargent (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 128Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: FamiliusAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Erika SargentLanguage: English About the Book Hilarious quotes paired with adorable dogs make this book the perfect book for dog lovers! Book Synopsis Everyone thinks they have the best dog. And none of them are wrong. --W. R. Purche If you've ever owned a dog, lived with a dog, walked a dog, or even pet a dog, you know that they are the four-legged embodiment of happiness. Even when you catch them in the act of chewing your shoes, you can't help but love them (and their puppy dog eyes). With quotes from dog-lovers, owners, rescuers, and influencers, Dogs Will Be Dogs is a new kind of quote book about how these furry companions complete our lives. About the Author Erika Sargent was raised on the stage singing, dancing, and acting. Combining her love for imagination, expression, and words, she graduated from BYU with a BA in Communications (Advertising emphasis) and an English minor and has put her degree to work in retail marketing and creative writing.
Finding Home: Shelter Dogs and Their Stories (a Photographic Tribute to Rescue Dogs) - by Traer Scott (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 96Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Princeton Architectural PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Traer ScottLanguage: English Book Synopsis Bold, retiring, serious, sparkling, quirky, or lovable--the dogs in Traer Scott's remarkable photographs regard us with humor, dignity, and an abundance of feeling. Scott began photographing these dogs in 2005 as a volunteer at animal shelters. Her first book, Shelter Dogs, was a runaway success, and in this follow-up, Scott introduces a new collection of canine subjects, each with indomitable character and spirit: Morrissey, a pit bull, who suffered from anxietyrelated behaviors brought on by shelter life until adopted by a family with four children; Chloe, a young chocolate Lab mix, surrendered to a shelter by a family with allergies; Gabriel and Cody, retired racing greyhounds; and Bingley, a dog who lost his hearing during a drug bust but was brought home by a loving family that has risen to the challenge of living with a deaf dog. Through extended features we become better acquainted with the personalities and life stories of selected dogs and watch as they experience the sometimes rocky and always emotional transition to new homes. The portraits in Finding Home form an eloquent plea for the urgent need for more adoptive families, as well as a tribute to dogs everywhere. Traer Scott and Princeton Architectural Press are donating a portion of the proceeds from Finding Home to two dog rescue organizations: Providence Animal Rescue League and Handsome Dan's Rescue. Review Quotes Photographer Traer Scott follows up her groundbreaking book Shelter Dogs with a new work of equal grace and sensitivity. The portraits in Finding Home not only showcase a collection of canines with indomitable character and spirit, they are also an eloquent plea for more adoptive families, and a tribute to all dogs everywhere. - The BarkScott's black-and-white portraits give these dogs a poignancy and gravitas they deserve. -- Shelf AwarenessThe dogs that stare out at readers from the pages of Scott's book are haunting. Scott also tells the stories of how each animal ended up in a shelter. Do yourself a favor. Read Finding Home, then go out and adopt a shelter dog. - Chicago Tribune About the Author Traer Scott is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer and the bestselling author of several books, including Nocturne, Shelter Dogs and Newborn Puppies (Chronicle Books, 2013). Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Life, Vogue, O, and dozens of other major national and international publications. Scott was the recipient of the 2010 Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism. She resides in Providence, Rhode Island with her family and teaches animal photography at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Alex & Me (Reprint) (Paperback) by Irene M. Pepperberg
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .7 Inches (D)Weight: .48 PoundsNumber of Pages: 232Genre: Pets, Science, NatureSub-Genre: Birds, AnimalsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: PerennialAuthor: Irene M. PepperbergAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "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. Book Synopsis Alex & Me is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. A New York Times bestseller and selected as one of the paper's Top Ten Books of the Year, Alex & Me is much more that the story of an incredible scientific breakthrough. It's a poignant love story and an affectionate remembrance of Pepperberg's irascible, unforgettable, and always surprising best friend. From the Back Cover You be good. I love you, were Alex's final words to his owner, research scientist Irene Pepperberg, before his premature death at age thirty-one on September 6, 2007. An African Grey parrot, Alex had a brain the size of a shelled walnut, yet he could add, sound out words, understand concepts like bigger, smaller, more, fewer, and none, and he disproved the widely accepted idea that birds possess no potential for language or anything remotely comparable to human intelligence. Alex & Me is the remarkable true account of an amazing, irascible parrot and his best friend who stayed together through thick and thin for thirty years--the astonishing, moving, and unforgettable story of a landmark scientific achievement and a beautiful relationship. Review Quotes "A moving tribute that beautifully evokes 'the struggles, the initial triumphs, the setbacks, the unexpected and often stunning achievements' during a grounbreaking scientific endeavor..."--Publishers Weekly "Highly readable..."--Booklist "A fascinating look at animal intelligence, Pepperberg's tale is also a love story between beings who sometimes 'squabble like an old married couple' but whose bond broke only with Alex's death at 31 in '07. Irresistible."--People "To anyone who's dreamed of talking with the animals, Dr. Doolittle style, Alex was a revelation...This ornery reviewer tried to resist Alex's charms on principle. But his achievements got the better of me...Alex was a celebrity, and this book will surely please his legions of fans."--New York Times Book Review "[Pepperberg's] book movingly combines the scientific detail of a researcher...with the affectionate understanding that children instinctively possess...."--Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
Chaser (Reprint) (Paperback) by John W. Pilley
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 268Genre: Pets, Science, Nature, PsychologySub-Genre: Dogs / General, Dogs, General, Cognitive Psychology, Life Sciences / Zoology / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAuthor: John W. PilleyAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The amazing story of a very smart Border collie who is redefining animal intelligence. Book Synopsis A New York Times Bestseller "The most scientifically important dog in over a century." --Brian Hare Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike. Her story reveals the potential for taking out dialogue with dogs well beyond "fetch." When retired psychology professor John Pilley first got his new Border collie puppy, Chaser, he wanted to explore the boundaries of language learning and communication between humans and man's best friend. Exhibiting intelligence previously thought impossible in dogs, Chaser soon learned the names of more than a thousand toys and sentences with multiple elements of grammar. Chaser's accomplishments are revolutionizing the way we think about the intelligence of animals. John and Chaser's inspiring journey demonstrates the power of learning through play and opens our eyes to the boundless potential in the animals we love. From the Back Cover An engrossing and remarkable tale. The Bark There seems to be no end to Chaser s abilities. USA Today Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike. Her story reveals the potential for taking our dialogue with dogs well beyond fetch. When retired psychology professor John Pilley first got his new Border collie puppy, Chaser, he wanted to explore the boundaries of language learning and communication between humans and man s best friend. Exhibiting intelligence previously thought impossible in dogs, Chaser soon learned the names of more than a thousand toys and sentences with multiple elements of grammar. Chaser s accomplishments are revolutionizing the way we think about the intelligence of animals. John and Chaser s inspiring journey advocates for the power of learning through play, and opens our eyes to the boundless potential in the animals we love. If a truly great book leaves one better for having read it, then Chaser is quite simply a masterpiece. Jennifer Arnold, author of Through a Dog s Eyes John W. Pilley is an emeritus professor of psychology at Wofford College. He has been working with Chaser since 2004 and has published the findings from their work in the journals Behavioural Processes and Learning and Motivation. Hilary Hinzmann is a freelance editor and writer based in New York City. " Review Quotes "Chaser is the most scientifically important dog in over a century. Her fascinating story reveals just how sophisticated a dog's mind can be." --Brian Hare, coauthor of The Genius of Dogs "After you read Chaser, you will realize that you may have underestimated the intelligence of your dog. Marvelous insights into a dog's mind." --Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human "This is an extraordinary book, full of warmth and wisdom that has the potential to forever change the way we look at dogs. While Chaser herself seems extraordinary, maybe she is also every dog, in showing us what every dog is capable of. Maybe not every dog can learn over a thousand words, but every dog I have ever known can read our heart, and that, to me, is the great secret between dogs and humans that we are just now learning, and which is so deeply evident in this wonderful book: Chaser loves people, and because of that love she will do anything asked of her, even learn the names of one thousand toys! Dr. John Pilley's work with Chaser is not only a loving affirmation for readers who already know how much they adore and trust the ability of dogs, but is also a game-changer for skeptical scientists, who must find themselves, after reading this remarkable book, inching closer to recognizing the full humanity of dogs." --Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love "A Border Collie that understands lots of words won't surprise people who work with these inventive dogs, but what makes John Pilley's tale special is his dogged determination, long after his retirement from teaching psychology, to keep his own brain fizzing with all the new words and techniques and ideas he needs to learn to get his results published in a respected science journal." --Bruce Fogle, author of The Dog's Mind and The Encyclopedia of Dogs "If a truly great book leaves one better for having read it, then Chaseris quite simply a masterpiece. Dogs and those of us who love them owe to debt of gratitude to the brilliant, courageous author and his equally heroic subject." --Jennifer Arnold, author of Through a Dog's Eyes "In the age old war between cats and dogs, canines might have just struck the killer blow." --Jessica Griggs, New Scientist "An engrossing and remarkable tale." --The Bark "A delightful memoir that offers a challenge to behavioral psychologists and inspiration for pet lovers." --Kirkus Reviews "This marvelous blend of good science and heartwarming dog story will inspire all of us to reexamine our canine friends." --Booklist, *starred* review About The Author JOHN W. PILLEY is an emeritus professor of psychology at Wofford College. He began training Chaser in 2004 and has published numerous articles on their work together.HILARY HINZMANN is an editor and writer based in New York City.
The Nature of Animal Healing - by Martin Goldstein (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Ballantine BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Martin GoldsteinLanguage: English About the Book Known for his compassion, skill, and holistic practice, Dr. Martin Goldstein is one of the most sought-after holistic veterinarians in the world. This book makes his methods available to readers everywhere. Book Synopsis A pioneering revolutionary prescription for the health and long life of your pets For two decades, Dr. Martin Goldstein--America's most successful, renowned holistic veterinarian--has healed and helped his animal patients with the same natural therapies that benefit humans. The results have been so astounding that today critically sick pets are brought to him from across the country for a new chance at life and health. In this compelling, very accessible book, Dr. Goldstein explains exactly what holistic medicine is and how it works. By treating the root of a health problem instead of its symptoms, you too can help your animal to regain and maintain its own health, as nature intended. Dr. Goldstein also shares many remarkable true stories of supposedly terminally ill animals who have recovered to full wellness. Inside you'll discover - Why our animals get sick, even when we strive to give them the best of care- An exhaustive A to Z guide of pet ailments--and the best course of action- Why vaccines can do more harm than good- The link between diet and disease--and how the right diet can not only prevent disease but reverse it- How acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, and other alternative options work--safely and painlessly--to restore true health- Specific guidance for the use of herbs, supplements, and natural remedies- The good news (and the bad) about cancer in animals--including extraordinary new treatments and potential cures- Coping with the inevitable death of your pet--both physically and psychologically- And much, much more Plus--the ultimate resource for holistic pet care: an extensive guide to holistic product manufacturers and stores, books, newsletters, Web sites, veterinarians, and associations! From the Back Cover For two decades, Dr. Martin Goldstein -- America's most successful, renowned holistic veterinarian -- has healed and helped his animal patients with the same natural therapies that benefit humans. The results have been so astounding that today critically sick pets are brought to him from across the country for a new chance at life and health.In this compelling, very accessible book, Dr. Goldstein explains exactly what holistic medicine is and how it works. By treating the root of a health problem instead of its symptoms, you too can help your animal to regain and maintain its own health, as nature intended. Dr. Goldstein also shares many remarkable true stories of supposedly terminally ill animals who have recovered to full wellness. Inside you'll discover-- Why our animals get sick, even when we strive to give them the best of care-- An exhaustive A to Z guide of pet ailments -- and the best course of action-- Why vaccines can do more harm than good-- The link between diet and disease -- and how the right diet can not only prevent disease but reverse it-- How acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, and other alternative options work -- safely and painlessly -- to restore true health-- Specific guidance for the use of herbs, supplements, and natural remedies-- The good news (and the bad) about cancer in animals -- including extraordinary new treatments and potential cures-- Coping with the inevitable death of your pet -- both physically and psychologicallyAnd much, much morePLUS -- the ultimate resource for holistic pet care: an extensive guide to holistic product manufacturers and stores, books, newsletters, Web sites, veterinarians, andassociations! Review Quotes "POSITIVE, COMPASSIONATE . . . VIVID AND ENGROSSING . . . This is a life-affirming book that should interest any pet owner."--Publishers Weekly "A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR EVERY ASPECT OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE."--Cat Fancy About the Author Dr. Martin Goldstein's Smith Ridge Veterinary Center is in South Salem, New York. He received his D.V.M. from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has many cats and dogs, all of which are quite old and healthy.
Cesar's Way (Reprint) (Paperback) by Cesar Millan
Dimensions (Overall): 7.64 Inches (H) x 5.94 Inches (W) x .69 Inches (D)Weight: .52 PoundsNumber of Pages: 298Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Dogs / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Three Rivers PrAuthor: Cesar MillanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book In this definitive and accessible guide, Millan, star of National Geographic Channels hit show "The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan," reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life. Book Synopsis Cesar Millan--nationally recognized dog expert--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. About The Author Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, Cesar Millan is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on National Geographic Channel. In 2005, the National Humane Society Genesis Award Committee presented him with a Special Commendation for his work in rehabilitating sheltered animals. A native of Culican, Mexico, Cesar lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ilusion, and two sons, Andre and Calvin. Melissa Jo Peltier, an executive producer and writer of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, has been honored for her film and television writing and directing with an Emmy and more than fifty other awards. She lives in Los Angeles and Nyack, New York.
Maine Coon Cats: The Owners Guide from Kitten to Old Age - by Rosemary Kendall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 154Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Cat ExpertsAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsAuthor: Rosemary KendallLanguage: English About the Book Wouldn't it be incredible if expert Maine Coon breeders combined to create the ultimate owner's guide? Well here it is! This one-stop 'instruction manual' is the essential companion to your lovable Maine Coon. Over 154 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new kitten through to old age. Book Synopsis Wouldn't it be incredible if expert Maine Coon breeders combined to create the ultimate owner's guide? Well here it is!Written by an expert breeder and owner herself, Rosemary Kendall, writes in a fun and entertaining way about Maine Coon cats while packing the book full of useful hints and tips about these cute and adorable cats.This one-stop 'instruction manual' is the essential companion to your lovable Maine Coon. Over 154 pages we cover everything you should know from buying a new kitten through to old age and how best to look after your precious Maine Coon.In addition, many of the best breed experts make contributions, including three special bonus chapters written by breeders who also show their Maine Coons.The book written in an easy-to-understand style with funny and entertaining stories interspersed with practical, actionable advice and tips from all our qualified expert breeders.Order now and you can soon be sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this Maine Coon owner's guide and handbook. Buy it now either on paperback or instant downloadable e-book. It makes a great gift too!Just some of the subjects covered include: origins and history of the Maine Coon cat, types and colors, buying an adult cat or kitten, male or female, pros and cons, rescue, adoption, breeders, catteries, personality, socialization, spaying, neutering, litter training, bringing your kitten home, grooming, combing, bathing, cat shows, health, vaccinations, training, understanding your Maine Coon, play and toys, food and nutrition, plus old age and what to expect."As a new Maine Coon owner I wanted an A-Z guide to help me through all the stages of life. It certainly met all my expectations." - Amy Willis"Clearly a professional book which covers everything you need to know about the Maine Coon - funny and informative at the same time." - Alan Edwards Review Quotes Terrie Lyons of Terrie Lyons of Budletts Maine Coons says "An excellent book covering all aspects of the maine coon cat from kitten to old age, the author is a very knowledgeable person on the breed . It is not just an ordinary text book on maine coons, she writes about her experiences, which are similar to my own. I have many maine coon books in my collection but this one beats them all. Thoroughly recommended reading especially if you are considering buying a kitten"Stephen Reid, an Amazon TOP 500 REVIEWER says "We bought this book via Amazon and find it very good. It covers pretty well everything an owner might wish to know: the background to the breed, how to find a breeder, what to do on becoming an owner, how to look after them, feeding regimes, grooming and health issues. The book does genuinely seem to be written for the Maine Coon owner: yes, there are some sections that are 'generic cat' but not so much that it looks as if a standard book about cats has been crudely adapted. It is therefore highly specific to the breed and useful for that.The illustrations in this book are black-and white: only the outer covers are in colour. It really is pitched as an owners' guide and not a coffee table book. If you already own, or are minded to obtain, a Maine Coon, you will find this a useful book. It's easy to read, well-organised and reasonably clearly printed."
Talking to Animals : How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You - Reprint (Paperback) - by Jon Katz
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: .3 PoundsNumber of Pages: 228Genre: Pets, NatureSub-Genre: Essays & Narratives, Dogs, AnimalsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAuthor: Jon KatzAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "[The author] offers us a[n] understanding of the inner lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own ... experiences with a[n] ... array of creatures great and small"--Amazon.com. Book Synopsis New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz--"a Thoreau for modern times" (San Antonio Express-News)--offers us a deeper understanding of the inner lives of animals and teaches us how we can more effectively communicate with them, made real by his own remarkable experiences with a wide array of creatures great and small. In Talking to Animals, journalist Jon Katz--who left his Manhattan life behind two decades ago for life on a farm where he is surrounded by dogs, cats, sheep, horses, cows, goats, and chickens--marshals his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. Devoting each chapter to a specific animal from his life, Katz tells funny and illuminating stories about his profound experiences with them, showing us how healthy engagement with animals falls into five key areas: Food, Movement, Visualization, Language, and Instincts. Along the way, we meet Simon the donkey who arrives at Katz's farm near death and now serves as his Tai Chi partner. We meet Red the dog who started out antisocial and untrained and is now a therapy dog working with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. And we meet Winston, the dignified and brave rooster who was injured defending his hens from a hawk and who has better interpersonal skills than most humans. Thoughtful and intelligent, lively and powerful, this book will completely change the way you think about and interact with animals. Katz's "honest, straightforward, and sometimes searing prose will speak to those who love animals, and might well convert some who do not" (Booklist). Review Quotes "A soft-hearted, warm advocate for animals of all kinds...[the book] chronicles many affecting encounters with animals."-- "Kirkus" "Bestseller Katz (Saving Simon) fills his latest book with moving essays on what he has learned from different animals... Katz is at his most successful when relating the sometimes heartbreaking stories of animals or urging readers to consider how animals perceive the world."-- "Publishers Weekly" "Katz tells illuminating stories about why he chose each animal and what that animal taught him... [his] honest, straightforward, and sometimes searing prose will speak to those who love animals, and might well convert some who do not."-- "Booklist"
Catching Dawn - by Melissa Armstrong (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Lantern Publishing & MediaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Melissa ArmstrongLanguage: English About the Book "What would you do to save a dog? Blackie delivers a litter of eight puppies in a poor neighborhood in Springfield, Tennessee the week before Melissa Armstrong first meets her. As a volunteer for a local nonprofit, Melissa has experience with strays and plans to rescue Blackie and her litter within days. But nothing goes as planned. For the next six months, Melissa and a ragtag cast of characters try to trap the mutt with nets, catchpoles, spring traps, cheeseburgers, hot dogs stuffed with Benadryl, and the dog's crying puppies. They fail so many times that Melissa is on the brink of giving up. But when she learns about the brutal way the local police department controls the overpopulation problem in Blackie's neighborhood, she reaffirms her promise to a dog. She vows to rescue her, no matter the consequences. A vividly told and thoughtful reflection on the many highs and lows of caring for animals and humans in difficult circumstances, Catching Dawn is at once a gritty exposâe of the consequences of animal overpopulation in the rural South and the story of how a homeless dog helps a woman move through personal grief and upheaval to rediscover the meaning of family"-- Book Synopsis A gritty and inspiring memoir of a dog rescuer in rural Tennessee and the obstacles and insights she encountered in her attempt to rescue one animal in particular. What would you do to save a dog? Night delivers a litter of eight puppies in a poor neighborhood in Springfield, Tennessee the week before Melissa Armstrong first meets her. As a volunteer for a local nonprofit, Melissa has experience with strays and plans to rescue Night and her litter within days. But nothing goes as planned. For the next six months, Melissa and a ragtag cast of characters try to trap the mutt with nets, catchpoles, spring traps, cheeseburgers, hot dogs stuffed with Benadryl, and the dog's crying puppies. They fail so many times that Melissa is on the brink of giving up. But when she learns about the brutal way the local police department controls the overpopulation problem in Night's neighborhood, she reaffirms her promise to a dog. She vows to rescue her, no matter the consequences. Catching Dawn is a beautifully written story of how Night became Dawn, and of the other dogs who have brought joy and heartbreak, moments of transcendence and despair, and unconditional love to the author's life. Catching Dawn is also a vividly told and thoughtful reflection on the many highs and lows of caring for animals and humans in difficult circumstances; a gritty exposé of the consequences of animal overpopulation in the rural south; and the story of how a homeless dog helps a woman move through personal grief and upheaval to rediscover the meaning of family. About the Author Melissa Armstrong has been independently rescuing dogs for over fifteen years, and from 2013 to 2015 she fostered and trained thirty homeless dogs for a local nonprofit. She has an MFA in creative non-fiction and fiction from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and writes about her experiences on her blog, theFarnival.com. She lives with her husband and four rescue dogs in rural Tennessee.
Lion in the Living Room 10/15/2017 (Paperback) - by Abigail Tucker
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .48 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: SIMON TRADE S & SAuthor: Abigail TuckerAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster. Book Synopsis A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this "deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion" (Huffington Post). House cats rule bedrooms and back alleys, deserted Antarctic islands, even cyberspace. And unlike dogs, cats offer humans no practical benefit. The truth is they are sadly incompetent mouse-catchers and now pose a threat to many ecosystems. Yet, we love them still. In the "eminently readable and gently funny" (Library Journal, starred review) The Lion in the Living Room, Abigail Tucker travels through world history, natural science, and pop culture to meet breeders, activists, and scientists who've dedicated their lives to cats. She visits the labs where people sort through feline bones unearthed from the first human settlements, treks through the Floridian wilderness in search of house cats-turned-hunters on the loose, and hangs out with Lil Bub, one of the world's biggest celebrities--who just happens to be a cat. "Fascinating" (Richmond Times-Dispatch) and "lighthearted" (The Seattle Times), Tucker shows how these tiny felines have used their relationship with humans to become one of the most powerful animals on the planet. A "lively read that pounces back and forth between evolutionary science and popular culture" (The Baltimore Sun), The Lion in the Living Room suggests that we learn that the appropriate reaction to a house cat, it seems, might not be aww but awe. Review Quotes ***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*** "In The Lion in the Living Room, three things come together with exquisite, delightful effect: a natural history of cats, replete with ecological issues as well as contemporary cultural memes; evolutionary science as it pertains to the origins and consequences of our fascination with felines; and an unusually deft way with words by author Abigail Tucker. The net result is a deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion... One hesitates to use the word genius, but Tucker's book borders on that quality." --Huffington Post "Whatever your personal feelings [are] about our feline friends, this is a fascinating story about how cats not only conquered the world but our hearts." --Catster "If you know a cat person who likes science, this is the book you need right meow." --Smithsonian.com, "The Best Books about Science of 2016" "Fascinating... If you have relatives or friends who are mad about cats--and the strong statistical probability is that you do--consider putting this book under their Christmas tree." --National Review "With informative first-person excursions to different places and topics, Tucker reviews all aspects of our favorite pet as well as the spell it has cast on us." --New York Times Book Review "Eminently readable and gently funny, Tucker's blend of pop science and social commentary will appeal to cat lovers as well as a broad general audience with an interest in natural history." --Library Journal, starred review "A thoughtful look at the illogical human love of felines." --Publishers Weekly "Dig deep into the history, biology, and science of house cats in this charming, highly informative read that explains how cats came to rule." --B & N Reads "[An] intriguing history... Read this entertaining book and you will be convinced that house cats are 'the most transformative invaders the world has ever seen.'" --Kirkus Reviews "Fascinating... Cat lovers, keep watching those cute cat videos online, but back it up with this very serious look at what makes Tabby tick." --Booklist "While the title of this book suggests a bit of a fluffy story, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it's more of a story about evolution... This book explores how cats went from creatures we feared and conquered to animals that we cuddle and bring into our homes. It makes you think about what's really going on inside your own cat's head -- because the house cat is still an animal built to kill." --Erica Murphy, SEO Editor, The Cut (NYMag.com) "By turns funny and disturbing, The Lion in the Living Room is full of surprises. Like all the best nonfiction, it will make you think twice about the world around you." --Elizabeth Kolbert, bestselling author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION: An Unnatural History "A delightful and warmhearted romp through the history of the world's most puzzling creature: The domesticated cat. A must-read for anyone who has ever owned--or been owned--by felis catus." --Virginia Morell, bestselling author of ANIMAL WISE: How We Know Animals Think and Feel "A fresh look at the sphinx-like creature that defies the normal rules of domestication. Abigail Tucker does a humorous, intelligent, and insightful investigation into the genius of cats. A truly wonderful book--and a must read for anyone with a lion in their living room." --Dr. Brian Hare, bestselling author of THE GENIUS OF DOGS, and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke University "A clear and detailed view of the facts surrounding the furry felines that share our world. After reading this book, no one will ever look at a cat the same way." --Irene Pepperberg, bestselling author of ALEX AND ME: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process "From mummification to catification, from cat cafes to feline etiquette manuals to the earliest cat shows at the Crystal Palace, Abigail Tucker's enlightening Lion in the Living Room explores the deep history of the connection between cats of all sizes and colors and the humans who adore them." --Wendy Williams, bestselling author of THE HORSE: The Epic History of Our Noble Companion "A remarkable and hilarious journey that tracks cats from solitary, prehistoric carnivores to undisputed world champions of Internet memes. Tucker has written a big-hearted book that's also a deep science dive into our most inscrutable furry companions." --David Epstein, bestselling author of THE SPORTS GENE: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance "Science fiction writers fantasize about aliens taking over our world. Too late. House cats have already occupied our homes and our hearts and hunted their way through ecosystems everywhere. The Lion in the Living Room delivers a rich and balanced account of feline world dominion." --Richard Conniff, author of HOUSE OF LOST WORLDS: Dinosaurs, Dynasties, and the Story of Life on Earth "I recommend this book for cat lovers, cat haters, and anyone curious to learn how these inscrutable creatures crept out of the Fertile Crescent and clawed their way into our hearts. I'll never look at my own fluffy little killing machine in quite the same way again." --Mara Grunbaum, author of WTF, EVOLUTION?!: A Theory of Unintelligible Design "This book confirmed something I always knew about cats: they're the ones in charge of our relationship. And that's not the toxoplasmosis talking." --Jim Tews, author of FELINES OF NEW YORK: A Glimpse into the Lives of New York's Feline Inhabitants About The Author Abigail Tucker's work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World, named a Best Science Book of 2016 by Library Journal and Forbes, now translated into thirteen languages. A correspondent for Smithsonian magazine, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and four (equally amazing) children.
Chicken Soup for the Soul The Dog Did Wh ( Chicken Soup for the Soul) (Paperback) by Amy Newmark
Dimensions (Overall): 8.75 Inches (H) x 5.49 Inches (W) x 1.02 Inches (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 365Genre: Pets, Religion + BeliefsSub-Genre: Dogs / General, InspirationalSeries Title: Chicken Soup for the SoulFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chicken Soup for the SoulAuthor: Amy NewmarkAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis What has that dog done now? You'll recognize your own dog in this entertaining collection of stories about our canine companions, with chapters about dogs that save lives, dogs that help people heal, dogs with uncanny intuition, goofy dogs, and even bad, bad dogs! With a special emphasis on the benefits and joys of adopting abandoned and rescue dogs, these loving stories will amaze you and put a smile on your face. Most of them will make you laugh out loud, some will make you tear up a little, and others will have you nodding your head in recognition, as you see your own dog in a new light. Join Miranda Lambert and Chicken Soup for the Soul in supporting the American Humane Association by adding this book to your library or giving it as a gift to a fellow dog lover. About The Author Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Grammy Award-winning country music star Miranda Lambert co-founded nonprofit MuttNation Foundation that works to help pets in need.
Dogs Don't Die Dogs Stay - by Chris Shea (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 4.8 Inches (H) x 4.1 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .35 PoundsNumber of Pages: 64Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Andrews McMeel PublishingAuthor: Chris SheaAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis For those mourning the death of a pet, this book is a warm hug after a sharp loss. It is difficult to know what to say or how to comfort someone after the loss of a beloved pet. Yet author and illustrator Chris Shea offers sweet solace in this thoughtful narrative that reminds us that cherished dogs are never really parted from their owners. Their unconditional love, devotion, and loyalty endure. Dogs stay.
A Lion Called Christian (Reprint) (Paperback) by Anthony Bourke
Dimensions (Overall): 7.5 Inches (H) x 5.18 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: .45 PoundsNumber of Pages: 226Genre: Pets, NatureSub-Genre: AnimalsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Broadway BooksAuthor: Anthony BourkeAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Originally published in 1971, and now fully revised and updated with more than 50 photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in London to magnificent lion in Africa, "A Lion Called Christian" is a touching and uplifting true story of an indelible human-animal bond. Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - "A stirring tale of a rare bond formed between humans and an animal."--Time Two men. One baby lion. What could go wrong? A Lion Called Christian tells the remarkable story of how Anthony "Ace" Bourke and John Rendall, visitors to London from Australia in 1969, bought a boisterous lion cub in the pet department of Harrods. For several months, the three of them shared a flat above a furniture shop on London's King's Road, where the charismatic and intelligent Christian quickly became a local celebrity, cruising the streets in the back of a Bentley, popping in for lunch at a local restaurant, even posing for a fashion advertisement. But the lion cub was growing up--fast--and soon even the walled church garden where he went for exercise wasn't large enough for him. How could Ace and John avoid having to send Christian to a zoo for the rest of his life? A coincidental meeting with English actors Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers, stars of the hit film Born Free, led to Christian being flown to Kenya and placed under the expert care of the "father of lions" George Adamson. Incredibly, when Ace and John returned to Kenya to see Christian a year later, they received a loving welcome from their lion, who was by then fully integrated into Africa and a life with other lions. A video of this reunion has become a YouTube classic. Originally published in 1971, and now fully revised and updated with more than 50 photographs of Christian from cuddly cub in London to magnificent lion in Africa, A Lion Called Christian is a touching and uplifting true story of an indelible human-animal bond. It is destined to become one of the great classics of animal literature. About The Author Anthony "Ace" Bourke is one of Australia's leading art curators. He lives in Sydney. John Rendall is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and a trustee of the George Adamson Trust. He divides his time between London and Sydney.
Being a Dog 10/15/2017 - by Alexandra Horowitz (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.3 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .66 PoundsNumber of Pages: 336Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAuthor: Alexandra HorowitzAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog--"an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man's best friend" (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz's follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ--the nose. In her "fascinating book...Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style" (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, "becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone's life a little more vivid." Review Quotes "A delight for dog lovers and anyone who enjoys the smell of breakfast, crayons, rich earth, fresh-baked cookies, and yes, even dogs. . . . Being a Dog is one great book to sniff out." --Daily Citizen "An incredible journey into the olfactory world of man's best friend." --O Magazine "Becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone's life a little more vivid." --Boston Globe "Fascinating...Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style." --The New York Times Book Review "Horowitz...explores the way dogs experience the world in this rich and absorbing examination of noses and scents...Both dog lovers and pop science readers will want to stick their noses in this book, and they may find themselves using their noses, like Horowitz and dogs everywhere, to experience the world more vividly." --Publishers Weekly "I have fresh appreciation for [my dog's] sniffing behavior." --The New York Times "I'm not entirely certain whether Alexandra Horowitz's Being a Dog has made me want to buy a dog or morph into one--but I do know that it was magical. Horowitz has crafted an utterly engrossing, witty, finely-observed narrative that will make you look at the power of the nose in a wholly new way." --Maria Konnikova, author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes "Like a Mary Roach but with a solid scientific background to her credit, Horowitz is a skilled investigative reporter who takes readers into unfamiliar worlds, shares her experiences there, asks probing questions, and makes those worlds come alive. Dog owners curious about the lives of their pets will savor this book, but it deserves a wider audience than just animal lovers." --Kirkus Reviews "Spellbinding...This book will stay with you long after you've finished it." --Forbes, "The 10 Best Popular Science Books of 2016" About The Author Alexandra Horowitz is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know; Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell; and Our Dogs, Ourselves. She teaches at Barnard College, where she runs the Dog Cognition Lab. She lives with her family and two large, highly sniffy dogs, one cat, and one puppy in New York City.
Mark Twain for Cat Lovers - by Mark Dawidziak (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Lyons PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Mark DawidziakLanguage: English About the Book Mark Twain spent much of his life surrounded by cats, and they weaved their way into his writing. In this lighthearted book, Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak explores the writer's lifelong devotion to cats through stories, excerpts, quotes, photos, and illustrations, illuminating a little-known side of this famous writer's life that will appeal to Twain aficionados and cat lovers alike. Book Synopsis America is cat crazy, and Mark Twain may have been the American writer most crazy about cats. From his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri, to his last years in Connecticut, Mark Twain spent much of his life surrounded by cats, and they stalk through many of his best-known books, including The Innocents Aboard, Roughing It, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, and Puddn'head Wilson. In this lighthearted book, Twain scholar Mark Dawidziak explores the writer's lifelong devotion to cats through stories, excerpts, quotes, photos, and illustrations, illuminating a little-known side of this famous writer's life that will appeal to Twain aficionados and cat lovers alike. Review Quotes "Mark has got mighty dedicated to the restoration of Twain into our thinking and has pursued a trail of scholarship which led him to deeply research the man we so admire." -- Hal Holbrook, actor"Mark Twain's Guide is such a fun read that the only thing dry about it is the ink." --David Bianculli, television critic and guest host for NPR's Fresh AirPraise for Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health and Happiness: "Nobody gets Mark Twain the way Mark Dawidziak does." --Ken Burns, award-winning documentary filmmaker About the Author Mark Dawidziak is an expert on Mark Twain. A recognized Twain scholar, he has written/edited two books on Twain, with a third (Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment, Romance, Health & Happiness) to be released this June by Prospect Park Books. He has delivered papers at the State of Mark Twain Studies Conference, spoken about Twain at museums and conferences, and performed on stage as Twain for more than thirty years.
My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? - by Turid Rugaas (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 60Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dogwise PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Turid RugaasLanguage: English Book Synopsis Wouldn't it be great if your dog walked politely on a leash instead of making it a tug-of-war? From Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas, it's easy to learn and works on any age, size or breed of dog.
Change for your Growly Dog! - (Essential Skills for Your Growly But Brilliant Fam) by Beverley Courtney (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 134Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsSeries Title: Essential Skills for Your Growly But Brilliant FamFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Beverley CourtneyAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Beverley CourtneyLanguage: English About the Book The second book in this series Essential Skills for your *Growly* but Brilliant Family Dog goes into the detail of what you're going to change and how, what approaches will work best, and what you need to make it all work. Lots of Lessons in this book. And much of this will involve change for *you*: exciting! Book Synopsis You know your dog has a lovely personality. She's smashing at home - loves playing with the children, does what you ask, settles quietly when you're busy. But outside ... or perhaps when visitors come ... you have a different dog. The ruckus she makes when confronted with a strange person, a strange dog, even a strange bag, is upsetting for you and frightening for everyone else. She ducks and dives, lunges and surges, barks, snarls, and growls: who wouldn't be alarmed? In Book 1 you saw what is happening, why it's happening, why it's getting worse, and what you can start changing to begin the transformation you're looking for - so people can stop seeing your dog as reactive, anxious, fearful, aggressive, and admire the friendly dog you know and love. Book 2 goes into far greater detail to give you strategies and techniques to avoid trouble (and if necessary to get you out of it!). These strategies will enable you to change your mindset, and then change your dog's mindset. If she's to change, then you have to change too!
But nowhere does Beverley tell you it's your fault, or your dog's fault. Blaming is totally unproductive. You need to start where you are, with what you've got, and move forward from there. Beverley takes you by the hand and holds on to it while you move forward in a cheerily positive state of mind! She gives you the missing parts of the puzzle - all force-free and dog-friendly - and you'll be able to see why harsher methods recommended to you in the past have not worked. Review Quotes Your tone is just right for this book - warm, compassionate, not blaming us for past mistakes with our dogs, yet brisk and confident about what you're teaching. At the end of every chapter I feel a surge of energy and get up to pet Chico and tell him he's a good, brave dog. Holly and ChicoI found the book gives clear, user-friendly information. I am enjoying my dogs more and not being so stressed. PamelaI really appreciated going through your wonderful books - a real revelation! - clear concise and so very instant! Rose is busy making wonderful choices. Bev and RoseJust wanted to give you a big thank you. After nearly two years of training my leash-reactive dog, Flash, and making some good progress we'd hit a wall. So I purchased your books. It was one of the best decisions I've made. Unlike a lot of other books, the necessary information was there without being too overwhelming. It was written in a way that was easy to follow while being encouraging and achievable. I truly am so very thankful and cannot recommend you and your books enough. Sian Many, many thanks for all the work you've put into these books, Beverley. I appreciate the spots of humor. Amal and NeithWe have been using your approach to training our growly dog now for about six months and have seen an incredible difference. She no longer lunges and barks as other dogs go by. We love your kind approach to training our dog. I can't thank you enough. Elizabeth and SukiI started reading your Growly Dog book series and finally see light at the end of the tunnel. Constanze and her two dogs
Dogs Go Around the World Colouring Book - by Feel Happy Colouring (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 62Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsSeries Title: Dogs Go Around the World Colouring BookFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Feel Happy BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsAuthor: Feel Happy ColouringLanguage: English About the Book Who doesn't like dogs? Who doesn't like travel? Our innovative and completely original artwork contains 26 hand-drawn, single-sided detailed illustrations covering popular destinations such as New York, London and Paris. The last page confirms the locations our lucky dogs visited. A stress-relieving, calming and fun colouring book. Book Synopsis Enjoy hours of fun and escapism at a great price with this bestselling dog colouring book designed with adults, teenagers and kids aged 10+ in mind. Get colouring, start relaxing! Our adorable dogs are going on a vacation/holiday of a lifetime - and you get to go with them too!. This beautifully designed, premium hand-drawn colouring book will give you hours and hours of fun, relaxation and stress-relief.Barbara H. says: "I already had the Yorkies Go Around the World and was enjoying it, so I had to get this one as a gift to let a friend of mine enjoy the fun, international scenes with the dogs. It's a great way to relax! Very fun images!As a thank you for buying this book, inside you will discover a secret website link so you can download and print a FREE BONUS EBOOK with selected pages from our other colouring books.Get this book on the way to you now if you love dogs and colouring. You can read our positive reviews and use Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature to click the cover of our dog colouring book and see sample inside pages.Our innovative, completely original and beautifully hand-drawn artwork contains 26 single-sided detailed illustrations covering different distinct breeds of dogs in famous places such as New York, London and Paris. Our dogs are cute and fun to colour in. Order today and get it on its way!Why Buy THIS Adult Coloring Book for Dog Lovers?Primarily the most important thing was to make the designs a very high standard. We have spent hours and hours creating detailed illustrations by hand. We have gone 'above and beyond' to create something special which we are very proud of.We are a small team of artists so we have a variety of different styles, you won't get bored unlike some other rather repetitive books.Inside the book is a secret download link for our website where you can download and print a FREE BONUS EBOOK.This book is designed to be fun! Our aim is to make you feel happy, joyful, relaxed, calm, mindful, in your own world, peaceful, creative, like a child again, positive, blissful, harmonious and cheerful.We also love dogs and have committed to donating 10% of profits to the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People which we are especially passionate about supporting.Each page is a large 8.5 inches by 11 inches, printed on bright white paper and single-sided making them easy to remove for display.This dog colouring book is suitable for anyone over the age of 10 due to the complexity of our designs. So that includes animal loving kids, teenagers, girls, boys, women, men, adults, grown-ups and seniors.People of all ages love this book and it makes an ideal gift for friends and family.Feel Happy Colouring are a group of dog-loving talented artists living on a houseboat in London that share a passion for creating fun and relaxing bestselling dog and cat colouring books. We help you switch off from the outside world and unleash your inner child, passion and creativity.GET IT TODAY - Click the BUY NOW button at the top of the page to add the book to your shopping basket so you can soon be enjoying the benefits of this wonderful dog colouring book for adults AND kids.
Be the Pack Leader (Reprint) (Paperback) by Cesar Millan
Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 5.25 Inches (W) x .75 Inches (D)Weight: .56 PoundsNumber of Pages: 316Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Dogs / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Three Rivers PrAuthor: Cesar MillanAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Bestselling author and Dog Whisperer Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing readers how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve their dog's life and their own. Book Synopsis The bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer shows you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life-and your own Be the Pack Leader is Cesar Millan's guide for taking your relationship with your dog to a higher level. By developing the skills necessary to become the calm-assertive owner your dog needs in order for him to live a balanced, fulfilled life, you'll improve your dog's behavior and your own life as well. Be the Pack Leader is filled with practical tips and techniques, including: - How to use calm-assertive energy in relating to your dog--and to others around you - The truth about behavioral tools, from leashes and harnesses to clickers and e-collars - How to satisfy the needs of your dog's breed - Success stories from Cesar's clients, viewers, and fans--including the Grogan family of Marley & Me fame - A quick reference guide of specific, step-by-step procedures to tackling some of the most common dog behavior problems "[Cesar] arrives amid chaos and leaves behind peace." --Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker "[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing. . . . He deserves a cape and a mask." --New York Times About The Author CESAR MILLAN is the founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles. He and his wife have established the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups. MELISSA JO PELTIER is an executive producer and writer of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. New from Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier: A Member of the Family
Best Dog Hikes North Carolina (Paperback) (Melissa Watson)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.9 Inches (H) x 6 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 275Genre: Pets, Sports + RecreationSub-Genre: Dogs / General, HikingSeries Title: Where to HikeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Globe Pequot PrAuthor: Melissa WatsonAge Range: AdultLanguage: English
Two Dogs and a Parrot - by Joan Chittister (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Essays & NarrativesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: BlueBridgeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Joan ChittisterLanguage: English About the Book "Two Dogs and a Parrot offers both heartwarming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. [...] It illuminates the significance of the deep bond between humans and animals and invites us to embrace and celebrate our animal friends"--Front flap of book jacket. Book Synopsis Joan Chittister, one of our leading inspirational writers, invites us to embrace and celebrate the deep bond between humans and animals. 'Two Dogs and a Parrot' offers both heart-warming stories and thought-provoking reflections about sharing life with an animal companion. The relationships we form with animals--with dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, and other pets--are full of joys and rewards. Our companion animals draw us out of ourselves and show us what it truly means to be alive. They teach us to accept life's struggles and to cherish its pleasures and the importance of being able to accept ourselves and respect others. They help us to find purpose and meaning in what we do, and to overcome challenges and setbacks. In our treasured animals we observe varying degrees of excitement and play, of love and fear. And we realize their beautiful uniqueness, their sensitivities and strong sense of purpose. Whether we have an animal companion, long to have a pet or love someone who does, or cherish animals and nature, 'Two Dogs and a Parrot' will speak to us all. It illuminates the significance of sharing our lives with a pet and celebrates the great gift of animals in our world. Review Quotes PRAISE FOR TWO DOGS AND A PARROT: "This thoughtful title should find a wide and enthusiastic audience with general readers...highly recommended."--LIBRARY JOURNAL ...this fine and often touching volume...discusses the spiritual connection between humans and their animal companions and explores the lessons to be learned..."--BOOKLIST ...[a] volume of 'lessons' and reflections...offered with a very tender, and at times humorous, tone...You don't need to be spiritually inclined to find significance in it and to take inspiration from it.--THE BARK PRAISE FOR JOAN CHITTISTER and THE GIFT OF YEARS: "Joan Chittister has a prophetic voice that is desperately needed in our troubled time."--KAREN ARMSTRONG "It's the best book I have read on the subject of aging, a dazzling work radiant with gems of insight on every page."--ANDREW GREELEY, on 'The Gift of Years' "'The Gift of Years' brims with insight, pluck, verve, and courage."--HELEN PREJEAN "Chittister beautifully downplays regrets and accents the rewards of a mature life...she focuses on the new beginnings that life can offer at this stage." --LIBRARY JOURNAL "This collection of inspirational reflections...abounds in gentle insights and arresting aphorisms." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY About the Author Joan Chittister is an internationally known author and lecturer, and the executive director of Benetvision, a resource and research center for contemporary spirituality. She is past president of the Conference of American Benedictine Prioresses and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently serves as co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women. Her many books include the bestseller The Gift of Years.
Good Old Dog - by Faculty Of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts Univer (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mariner BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Faculty Of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts UniverLanguage: English About the Book The gold standard guide to caring for your older dog. Book Synopsis "Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion." --Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation The human-animal bond is never stronger or more tender than when your dog's muzzle turns gray and the spring in her step begins to diminish. After spending the better part of a decade or more with this beloved member of your family, making sure your canine friend ages comfortably, contentedly, and well is a natural priority. And no one knows how to ensure healthy aging better than the renowned faculty of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually. Good Old Dog brings their renowned expertise into your living room, providing you with essential advice on nutrition, health, and caretaking to see your dog through the golden years. "A timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog." --Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of Tell Me Where It Hurts "Everyone with an aging dog should have this book." --Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of The Modern Dog From the Back Cover Lots of practical, easy-to-understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion. Temple Grandin, author of Animals Make Us Human and Animals in Translation The human-animal bond is never stronger or more tender than when your dog s muzzle turns gray and the spring in her step begins to diminish. After spending the better part of a decade or more with this beloved member of your family, making sure your canine friend ages comfortably, contentedly, and well is a natural priority. And no one knows how to ensure healthy aging better than the renowned faculty of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, who treat more than eight thousand older dogs annually. Good Old Dog brings their renowned expertise into your living room, providing you with essential advice on nutrition, health, and caretaking to see your dog through the golden years. A timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog. Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of Tell Me Where It Hurts Everyone with an aging dog should have this book. Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of The Modern Dog THE CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY treats twenty-six thousand patients annually, and its emergency critical-care residency program is the largest of its kind in the United States. NICHOLAS DODMAN, BVMS, is a renowned veterinary behaviorist and the author of The Well-Adjusted Dog. LAWRENCE LINDNER is a best-selling collaborative author. " Review Quotes A must read for pet lovers who want to ensure their dog has quality golden years. -- USA TodaySure to become the most important resource you can have to guide you through your dog's senior years. The advice gathered from the leading experts at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is presented by Dodman in a convivial and reassuring voice. This book will take the mystery out of caring for an aging dog. -- The Bark A great book on a very important subject. Having recently lost my 16 1/2 year old Shi Tzu...it really hit home. --Betty White, actress and animal activist Essential reading for making treatment decisions for your companion. GOOD OLD DOG offers lots of practical, easy to understand advice about veterinary care for older dogs. --Temple Grandin, author Animals Make us Human and Animals in Translation"Everyone with an aging dog should have this book.... The idea behind Good Old Dog is that old age is not a condition but rather it is a stage of life. With clear, insightful recommendations and examples it helps you deal with the issues associated with a puppy that can now be considered to be a senior citizen." --Stanley Coren, PhD, FRSC, author of The Modern Dog"If you love your aging dog, you want his golden years to be as happy and healthy as possible. This unique book will help dog owners understand the best health care options for aging pets. It contains the accumulated knowledge and experience of a group of Board Certified Veterinary specialists. This is a must-read for dog owners." --Bash Dibra, internationally acclaimed animal behaviorist, celebrity dog trainer and author of six books including Star PetWritten by experts in their fields, Good Old Dog provides a timely and complete reference for every owner who wants to take the best possible care of their well-loved older dog-- Dr. Nick Trout, veterinary surgeon and author of Tell Me Where It Hurts and Love is the Best Medicine. About the Author THE CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY treats twenty-six thousand patients annually, and its emergency critical-care residency program is the largest of its kind in the United States. NICHOLAS DODMAN, BVMS, is a renowned animal behaviorist and the author of The Well-Adjusted Dog. LAWRENCE LINDNER is a best-selling collaborative author.
The Dog Listener - by Jan Fennell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: William Morrow & CompanyAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Jan FennellLanguage: English About the Book International bestselling author and "dog whisperer" Fennell provides a revolutionary insight into the hidden body language of dogs. Book Synopsis In The Dog Listener Jan Fennell shares her revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the most delinquent of dogs to heel. This easy-to-follow guide draws on Jan's countless case histories of problem dogs--from biters and barkers to bicycle chasers--to show how you can bridge the language barrier that separates you from your dog.This edition includes a new 30-Day Training Guide to further incorporate Jan's powerful method into every element of pet ownership, including: Understanding what it means to care for a dog Choosing the right dog for you Introducing your dog to its new home Overcoming separation anxiety Walking on a leash Dealing with behavioral problems Grooming And much more Review Quotes The Dog Listener tells how to make dogs listen.--ParadeThose wanting true canine companionship will find Fennell's approach attractive and easy to apply.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Advanced Retriever Training - by Laura Hill (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Crowood Press (UK)Age Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Laura HillLanguage: English Book Synopsis Whether your aim is to reach competition level or simply to troubleshoot your training practices, this book is the ideal follow-on to the basic commands and handling skills already established. Insightful and in-depth coverage includes reanalyzing the basic pillars of breeding, feeding, and training; examining your own behavior and the effect it has on your dog; and identifying your dog's psychological needs and tailoring your training accordingly. Positive, reward-based methods are covered along with training planning and management. An advanced approach to training essentials, including heelwork, marking, blind retrieves, and navigating barriers are discussed as well as establishing and maintaining an enjoyable partnership with your dog. About the Author Laura Hill is founder and owner of Stauntonvale gundogs. She has been a regular member of the England Gundog team, competing in retriever field trials and working tests. She is a field trial panel judge and has judged and trained in the UK and Europe.
Love Loss and Survival A tribute to my girl, Samantha - by Jimmy Trine (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 160Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Mill City Press, Inc.Age Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jimmy TrineLanguage: English Book Synopsis A very young boy, not happy with the color of his two poodles, and willing to do something about it. Soon after, he was shown that even the smallest of rodents, and the largest of dogs can live in perfect harmony. His idyllic childhood was shattered when, at the age of eleven, he found his mother's body, murdered in their home just days before Christmas. Life changed drastically, but animals remained a big part of it. He relied on animals, especially dogs, to be loyal and trustworthy in a motherless world. When it comes to animals, we have all loved, we have all lost, and we all have survived. This book tells many amazing stories; ones that will cause you to feel as if you are right there, taking every breath, and feeling every emotion as each story unfolds. With each paragraph, you will be moved to keep reading to discover what happens next. The final story is for whom this book is a tribute; my sweetheart, Samantha. The absolute best friend I could've ever had. I saved this puppy from a lifetime of pain and suffering, after she was thrown from a moving car into a severe snow storm late one evening. If just showing the love and appreciation through her eyes was not enough to say, "Thank you", she learned the signs on her own, and what to do if the one she loved experienced a nightmare or night terror that accompanied PTSD, brought on by his childhood trauma. Samantha returned the favor of saving her life, by saving his, and two other lives, during a raging house fire early one morning. Unfortunately, there was only so much she could do; when the smoke cleared, one life, was lost. In the end, Samantha's life was cut short. After battling cancer, the decision was made to lay her to rest; fulfilling the promise made to her when she was first rescued. @import url(php.css);
The Total Dog Manual: Adopt-A-Pet.com - by The Editors of Adopt-A-Pet Com (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Weldon OwenAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: The Editors of Adopt-A-Pet ComLanguage: English Book Synopsis New for 2020, this paperback edition of The Total Dog Manual brings over 200 invaluable tips from David Meyer, Abbie Moore and Dr Pia Stalk, operators of Adopt-A-Pet.com, the world's largest non-profit pet adoption website. Whether a long time or first time dog owner, this 256 page guide will walk you through how to prepare your home, yourself and your family for your new best friend. Get ready to welcome a new bundle of furry canine love into your home and your heart!
What the Dog Knows (Reprint) (Paperback) by Cat Warren
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1 Inches (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 343Genre: Pets, Science, PsychologySub-Genre: Dogs / General, Cognitive Psychology, Life Sciences / Zoology / GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Touchstone BooksAuthor: Cat WarrenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Published in hardcover as What the dog knows: the science and wonder of working dogs by Simon & Schuster, New York, c2013. Book Synopsis A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of "working dogs"--pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead--as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which The New York Times calls "a fascinating, deeply reported journey into the...amazing things dogs can do with their noses." There are thousands of working dogs all over the US and beyond with incredible abilities--they can find missing people, detect drugs and bombs, pinpoint unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers, or even find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake. These abilities may seem magical or mysterious, but author Cat Warren shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these creatures' amazing abilities. Cat Warren is a university professor and journalist who had tried everything she could think of to harness her dog Solo's boundless energy and enthusiasm...until a behavior coach suggested she try training him to be a "working dog." What started out as a hobby soon became a calling, as Warren was introduced to the hidden universe of dogs who do this essential work and the handlers who train them. Her dog Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he's only one of many astounding dogs in a varied field. Warren interviews cognitive psychologists, historians, medical examiners, epidemiologists, and forensic anthropologists, as well as the breeders, trainers, and handlers who work with and rely on these intelligent and adaptable animals daily. Along the way, Warren discovers story after story that prove the capabilities--as well as the very real limits--of working dogs and their human partners. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, Warren explains why our partnership with working dogs is woven into the fabric of society, and why we keep finding new uses for the wonderful noses of our four-legged friends. Review Quotes What the Dog Knows is a fascinating, deeply reported journey into scent, death, forensics and the amazing things dogs can do with their noses: sniffing out graves, truffles, bedbugs, maybe even cancer. But it's also a moving story of how one woman transformed her troubled dog into a loving companion and an asset to society, all while stumbling on the beauty of life in their searches for death.--Rebecca Skloot, New York Times Book Review " 'People are smart, just like dogs.' Seriously, how do you not like a book that contains that line? . . . Warren was a journalist, is now a professor, and knows her way around a sentence. She clearly cares about the subject and has invested a lot of time and effort into getting to know it, her style is engaging and charming(I was chuckling within a couple of pages), and she doesn't mind showing her own failings and weaknesses. . . . Fascinating, entertaining, and educational --can't ask for much more than that."-- "The Irresponsible Reader blog" "What the Dog Knows has so much to offer to handlers, trainers, and dog people in general. A full reporting of the stories here would rob you of the roller-coaster of emotions that Cat and Solo experience, and I want you to experience them for yourself. Warren is obviously a very skilled and entertaining writer, while never writing down to anyone from a high post. You will truly like Cat Warren as she reveals herself in the book, and you'll feel her pride in her partner 'Solo.'"-- "German Shepherd Adventures" "A combination of memoir, history, and science that is so very readable that it's like sitting down for a cup of coffee and a conversation with the author."-- "Cape Cod Times" "A meaty, fascinating tour of not only what led humans to train dogs to sniff drugs, bombs and dead bodies, but also the science behind why dogs can be good at these tasks."-- "Raleigh News & Observer" "Delving into the history of working dogs, Warren mixes personal memoir with historical fact to present a fascinating and comprehensive work."-- "Best Friends Magazine" "It's a lively read, rich with details on the exhausting and rewarding process of training a working dog, but in the end, you realize that the process is really about bonding in a way that transcends -- or perhaps sidesteps knowing."-- "Natural History" "The author doesn't just talk about her experience. She explains the training and science labs. She explains what other trainers and handlers do. The reader will read about animal psychologists, forensic anthropologists, breeders and scent researchers. It's all explained in an easy-to-read yet detailed narrative. This is a fascinating book for dog lovers and for those who want to know more about how dogs help us each and every day."-- "Examiner.com" "Warren teaches science journalism at North Carolina State University and has strong investigative and storytelling skills, which makes the book all the more enthralling and engaging. This book offers new avenues to learn about the cognitive and emotional lives of one's own dogs, and is highly recommended by this reviewer."-- "Bark" "Warren writes . . . with the research-forward focus of an academic and the sweat-and-scabs storytelling of someone who has lived in the field. What the Dog Knows is an incredibly poignant book about dogs and people and how the lost can become found again."-- "Indy Week" "Warren writes with verve and provides rare insight into our working partnership with canines."-- "Kirkus Reviews" A former journalist, the author possesses a keen sense of detail and pacing that informs, entertains, and quickly draws readers into her life and work with Solo.-- "Library Journal" Just finished What the Dog Knows, Cat Warren's wonderful new book about the training of her cadaver dog, Solo. This is a real treat for serious dog people: informative, compelling, moving, sad, funny, the works. I loved it.--Carol Lea Benjamin, author of Dog Smart: The Art of Training Your Dog More than a fascinating, inspiring look into the world of dogs and how dogs learn, What the Dog Knows illuminates--and celebrates!--the special bond we share with dogs. If you have ever loved a dog, you must read this book. I loved it!--Robert Crais, author of Suspect "What the Dog Knows is a fascinating exploration into the minds and characters of some very special dogs. No one who cares about dogs should miss this smart, funny, and at times surprisingly moving book."--Spencer Quinn, author of Dog on It "What the Dog Knows is first the story of the relationship between a hard-working cadaver dog and his human companion. But that deeply felt relationship opens the way to an exploration of the working dog world and in doing so becomes something more--a realization of the intelligence, determination, and decency of these animals, a story both wonderful and wise."--Deborah Blum, author of Love at Goon Park and The Poisoner's Handbook "It doesn't take a dog-lover (such as myself) to appreciate Cat Warren's remarkable What the Dog Knows. Prepare to be enthralled and enlightened by this story of Solo and his mistress whose clear, lively, personal and intelligent writing will nail you from page one. It's a toss-up as to who is more fascinating--the dog people or the dogs themselves--in this wonderful and altogether unique book."--Lee Smith, author of The Last Girls "Move over CSI, and make way for Cat Warren and her forensic dog Solo to grab and keep your attention. What the Dog Knows is beautifully and compelling written--not only could I not put it down, I didn't want to."--Patricia B. McConnell, PhD, CAAB, author of The Other End of the Leash "Working dogs, be they search and rescue, cadaver or explosive detection specialists, are--like their human partners--a breed apart. They inhabit a world of complete commitment, utter dedication, and extraordinarily rigorous training. What the Dog Knows is greatly enriched by author Cat Warren's own love of digging. She and Solo take us on some fascinating detours through history and phony-baloney claims en route to the science, wonder and awe that all rightly surround dogs' noses."--Sue Russell, author of Lethal Intent and The Illustrated Courtroom "A beautifully written, fascinating, heartwarming, and oft-hilarious homage to working dogs. A must-read for anyone who wants to know more about four-legged working heroes. I'd like to shake Solo's paw for inspiring Cat Warren to write it."--Maria Goodavage, author of Soldier Dogs "A gifted story-teller, Cat Warren takes us on a fast-paced journey into the scents--some foul, some sweet, some softer than a breeze--of police detective work. This is a book for anyone who loves dogs, and has watched them catch a scent on the wind or in the leaves on the ground, and wondered about that brilliant organ they possess: the nose."--Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise "Cat Warren has captured both the magic and the best science behind the success of the modern working dog. This book masterfully shows how even the best technology cannot compete with our best friends. If you have ever wondered what dogs are truly capable of this is the book for you."--Brian Hare, evolutionary anthropologist and author of The Genius of Dogs "Enter the fascinating world of working dogs."--Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human "Fantastic ... Should be mandatory reading for any police dog handler or trainer."--Andrew C. Revering, Chief of Police, Ret., Anoka, Minnesota Police Department "In a series of accounts that sometimes read like detective stories, Cat Warren ... takes us through the steps needed to create dogs that search for people--both living and dead--while describing her life and her special bond with a German shepherd named Solo."--Stanley Coren, author of Born to Bark and Do Dogs Dream? "The capabilities of these specially trained working dogs are remarkable. The author provides fascinating insider information about a meaningful partnership that has important legal and personal consequences."--Amy Hempel, author of Reasons to Live and The Dog of the Marriage "Warren highlights the profound partnership developed between humans and dogs during their intense, but positive training, and in real situations. We are with her as she starts training her dog, and throughout the mistakes, triumphs, struggles, and rewards. I was entertained and educated--much of what I learned about dogs I had never encountered in any other book. ...The people and dogs who inhabit this world are unforgettable."--Stacey O'Brien, author of Wesley the Owl "Warren's painstaking research on the history and science of working dogs debunks myths and explains what is known--and how much remains unknown--about canine abilities and behavior. By combining this hard information with anecdotes about training Solo, accounts of searching the North Carolina woods for dead bodies, and the stories of other trainers and their dogs, she has produced a book that is both informative and entertaining. Although her love for Solo is palpable, she remains analytical and clear-headed, never romanticizing what he or other working dogs do."--Bruce DeSilva, author of the Mulligan crime novels
Choosing and Bringing Up Your Puppy - by Peter Franks & Beverly Burnett-Fell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 136Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pal-Of-MineAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Peter Franks & Beverly Burnett-FellLanguage: English About the Book This witty no-nonsense book covers what you need to know in order to choose and then train a puppy to become a well mannered, loving and responsive member of your family. Peter Franks also discusses how to make walking with your dog enjoyable, what to think about when selecting a rescue dog and what is involved in Obedience Competitions. Book Synopsis In this witty no-nonsense guide to puppy selection and training, veteran dog trainer Peter Franks, gives the facts, poses relevant questions to the reader and provides instruction on how to train a new puppy so that she or he matures into a well mannered, loving and responsive member of the family. There are many photographs, sketches, cartoons and True Stories to help illustrate what Peter has to say.Peter gives advice on: how to identify the dog breed which best suits you and/or your family where you can look for a puppy what you need to get for and how to prepare your home for the new family member. toilet training consecutive training instructions - the sit, stand, down, recall, the stay, walking and place up (heel). There is a chapter on rescue dogs, another on what Peter calls the fear factor and yet another on how to deal with common behaviour problems such as separation anxiety and dominance. In the Appendix there is information on Obedience Competitions. Peter uses the Companion Dog - Novice Class Competition as an example to: state the Australian National Kennel Council Rule Book requirements tease out what the rules mean provide training tips for each exercise in the Competition.
Second-Chance Cats - by Callie Smith Grant (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x .6 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 224Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Fleming H. Revell CompanyAuthor: Callie Smith GrantAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book A collection of true first-person stories about cats rescuing people and people rescuing cats, providing heartwarming tales for those looking for a feel-good read. Book Synopsis There's no feeling quite like that of getting a second chance and a fresh start. When we adopt a homeless cat--or that cat decides to adopt us--we're not just giving one of earth's most beautiful and inscrutable creatures a chance at a good life, we're giving ourselves the gift of companionship, solace, and love. And plenty of laughter too!This heartwarming collection includes more than 30 true, contemporary stories told by a variety of writers, including Melody Carlson, Lauraine Snelling, and Kristin Billerbeck. Each feel-good story involves cat rescue, some in a typical way and others in surprising--even miraculous--ways. Sometimes the question becomes: Really, who rescued whom?A thoughtful gift for the cat lover in your life, Second-Chance Cats is the purrfect companion for cozy nights, lazy weekends, and any time you need a pick-me-up. From the Back Cover Really, who rescued whom?There's no feeling quite like that of getting a second chance and a fresh start. When we adopt a homeless cat--or that cat decides to adopt us--we're not just giving one of earth's most beautiful and inscrutable creatures a chance at a good life, we're giving ourselves the gift of companionship, solace, and love. And plenty of laughter too!This heartwarming collection includes more than thirty true, contemporary stories of people finding their cats and cats finding their people. Each feel-good story involves cat rescue, some in a typical way and others in surprising--even miraculous--ways. So brew a cuppa and curl up with your favorite feline. Second-Chance Cats is the purrfect companion for cozy nights, lazy weekends, and any time you need a pick-me-up. Callie Smith Grant enjoys animals of all kinds. She is the author of many published animal stories, the author of several biographies for young readers, and the compiler of the anthologies Second-Chance Dogs (awarded the Maxwell Medallion by Dog Writers Association of America), The Horse of My Dreams, The Horse of My Heart, The Dog Next Door, The Cat in the Window, The Dog at My Feet, and The Cat in My Lap. About The Author Callie Smith Grant is the editor of Second-Chance Dogs, The Cat in the Window, The Dog Next Door, The Cat on My Lap, The Dog at My Feet, The Horse of My Heart, and The Horse of My Dreams. She is the author of several nonfiction books for young readers and adults as well as many animal-themed stories and poems, which can be seen in Guideposts anthologies and in magazines such as Small Farmer's Journal.
Relaxed & Forward - by Anna M Blake (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 308Genre: PetsSub-Genre: HorsesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Prairie Moon PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Anna M BlakeLanguage: English About the Book We've been besotted with horses since they had three toes. From the popular Relaxed and Forward blog comes training advice combining the everyday fundamentals of dressage with mutual listening skills. By the author of Stable Relation, A Memoir of One Woman's Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn. Book Synopsis "Do you still watch those old horse movies that you've seen a dozen times, just for the scenes of the horse galloping in slow motion? Do you hold your breath just a bit? Do you get something in your eye? We've been besotted with horses since they had three toes. From the popular Relaxed and Forward blog comes training advice combining the everyday fundamentals of dressage with mutual listening skills. Blake writes with a profound respect for horses and an articulate voice for humans, blending equal parts inspiration and un-common sense. It's serious training communicated with humor and lightness, because horses like us when we laugh. Most riders want to build a better relationship with their horse. These short essays are geared as much toward attitude as technique, and include topics ranging from reading calming signals from your horse to using breath as your best communication tool. Blake's writing uses clear descriptions, storytelling, and humor to inspire meaningful, positive communication. Less correction and more direction. Horses are honest; they answer us in kind. If we want a better response, a more fluid conversation and relationship with a horse, we have to be the ones to change first. The other word for that is leadership. By the author of Stable Relation, A Memoir of One Woman's Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn. "Excitement and delight surge through me every time I see Anna Blake's name as an author. Her writing is filled with deep understanding and heart connection, seasoned with a lively dash of humor. Reading her work is like giving myself a gift...one I can open again and again." --Kim Walnes, winning USET Three Day Eventer, Riding Instructor/Trainer, and Life Coach. Review Quotes Anna Blake's writing brings the plains of Colorado alive like a rainstorm after a long drought. She possesses a freshness and wit that makes any subject--whether it be donkeys or death, llamas or love--interesting, funny, and a little bit scary. --Peter Schuyler, Playwright, Screenwriter, Novelist The Portal, Common Sense, You'll Just Love My Dad Anna Blake uses words the way a watercolor painter uses her brush: strong strokes and delicate touches entwine in the same image. The reader is soon enveloped by the seemingly effortless originality of her writing. --Diane Alexander, Freelance Copy Editor. Anna Blake writes with a vivid ad compelling voice. She shares her life with a powerful grace; her experience becomes ours, her journey becomes ours...and we are lucky enough to go along for the ride. --Melanie Sue Bowles Founder, Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary, and author of Hoof Prints: Stories from Proud Spirit. Anna Blake is the Anne Lamott of ranching, caring for animals and life on the prairie: a passionate storyteller combining the wit and wisdom that comes from hard work and harder knocks, but with a common sense and compassion that not only makes a great writer, but also a great neighbor. You'll want to move next door. --Emily Polis Gibson, Barnstorming blog, American Haflinger Registry Board Excitement and delight surge through me every time I see Anna Blake's name as an author. Her writing is filled with deep understanding and heart connection, seasoned with a lively dash of humor. Reading her work is like giving myself a gift...one I can open again and again. --Kim Walnes, winning USET Three Day Eventer, Riding Instructor/Trainer, and Life Coach.
Puppies and Their Parents - by Shaina Fishman (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 7.2 Inch (W) x .7 Inch (D)Weight: 1.15 PoundsNumber of Pages: 136Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAuthor: Shaina FishmanAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis Life's Greatest Lessons from our Beloved, Furry Best Friends With a camera and a bucket of treats, Shaina Fishman set herself up in a photo studio and watched puppies and their parents at play. The result is a wealth of delightful, irresistibly cute images: dogs laughing, playing, sneezing, yawning, and finally cuddling and going to bed. The quotes on each page are sometimes fun, sometime wise, and definitely relatable to any parent or dog lover. These adorable photos and timeless tips will be adored by all. The vivid photographs show a side of puppies that we're usually not privy too--what they do when there's no humans around. The images include all sorts of breeds, including golden retrievers, pugs, French bulldogs, dalmatians, and more! The dogs are big and small, young and old--some traditionally cute and a handful with faces that "only a mother could love" (and, as you'll see, she does!). These photos are sure to induce a smile. This is the perfect pick-me-up book: a treat for oneself as well as a gift destined to be cherished and returned to again and again for a good laugh. Review Quotes "Without fail, Shaina Fishman captures the magical moments that happen when dogs step in front of her lens. Every page turn brings a new smile and a flutter in your heart."--The Kardoggians About The Author Shaina Fishman has photographed wild lions in Kenya, street dogs in Peru, and stray cats in Jerusalem, and hopes to one day photograph penguins in Antarctica. She studied commercial photography at Syracuse University, has worked with some of the best fashion photographers in the industry, and spent seven years working with Peter Lindbergh. She lives in New York City with her husband and spunky papillon, Cosmo.
500 Freshwater Aquarium Fish - by Greg Jennings (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 528Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Fish & AquariumsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Firefly BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Greg JenningsLanguage: English About the Book "This updated, comprehensive, full-color reference covers 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding along with guidance and recommendations on setting up a freshwater aquarium. Species include: Cichlids, Catfish, Cyprinids, Characoids, Loaches and suckers, Gouramis, Rainbow fish and blue-eyes, Livebearers, and others"-- Book Synopsis Praise for the hardcover edition: "For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource." --American Reference Books Annual 2007 "Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -- and many a fish store -- will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium." --The Midwest Book Review This comprehensive full-color reference covers 500 of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish. It provides concise at-a-glance information on their behavior, diet and breeding along with guidance and recommendations on setting up a freshwater aquarium. Substantive and well organized for easy navigation, the book satisfies a wide of needs. Beginners can start their hobby with confidence and experienced keepers can use the book as an authoritative reference. The most important update of this edition is that species names have been changed in accordance with the latest international revisions, made to take into account recent DNA information. In all, about 120 names are updated. Freshwater Aquarium Fish is a "window shopping" trip guided by an aquarium specialist ready to offer advice. The directory details every species appropriate for a freshwater aquarium. While most require a heated aquarium, other varieties can be kept in an unheated one (such as bloodfin tetras, white clouds and the beginner classic, goldfish). The book organizes the freshwater aquarium species in major groups, among them: Cichlids (such as angelfish and discus); Catfish; Cyprinids (such as barbs, danios, koi and goldfish); Characoids (such as tetras, neons and piranhas); Loaches and suckers; Gouramis (such as bettas, paradise fish and snakeheads); Rainbow fish and blue-eyes; and Livebearers (such as mollies and platies). This comprehensive and useful reference is from a highly respected fish keeper with more than 50 years' experience. His advice and guidance will be welcomed by amateur fish keepers of any age and expertise. Review Quotes [Review of hardcover edition: ] Any home or library collection strong in aquarium references -- and many a fish store -- will find this packed with in-depth detail perfect for setting up an aquarium.-- (03/01/2007)[Review of hardcover edition: ] For users looking for specific information on freshwater aquarium fish this will be a useful and interesting resource.--Shannon Graff Hysell"American Reference Books Annual" (01/01/2007)[Review of hardcover edition: ] This is a beautiful book, lovingly written and illustrated, carefully compiled with information suitable for the beginner or the longtime enthusiast.--Linda Turk"Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal" (01/27/2007) About the Author Greg Jennings has been actively involved in fish keeping for more than 50 years. He has visited many locations around the world where many of the hobbyist fish species originated. Through his travel and relationships with fellow enthusiasts in the international community, he keeps up with the very latest developments and techniques.
The Human Half of Dog Training - by Risë VanFleet (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 170Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Dogwise PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Risë VanFleetLanguage: English Book Synopsis Dogs? No Problem! People? Yikes!! Most dog trainers have a strong desire to help dogs learn appropriate behaviors and solve the kinds of problems that most dogs experience or create. It is why they get into the business in the first place and it is what they are trained to do. What is challenging for so many trainers is that their success in working with dogs ultimately depends on the cooperation, understanding and follow-through of the people who bring their dogs to them to be trained. Failure to work with people often leads to failure with the dogs. In The Human Half of Dog Training, author Risë VanFleet draws upon her years of experience of working with people as a child and family psychologist to teach dog trainers how take a collaborative approach with clients to help insure the best possible outcomes for their dogs. You will learn: -The vital skill of empathic listening so that the trainer truly understands the needs and goals of the client. -How cognitive distortions and resistance can disrupt the trainer/client relationship. -How to work with a family in cases where spouses or children may complicate the trainer/client relationship. -Ways to handle common objections and to get clients to commit to training programs. What experts are saying about The Human Half of Dog Training The most gaping hole in the pet dog training literature has finally been filled, and filled with radiant savoire-faire. Risë Van Fleet has hit it out of the park. Jean Donaldson, Founder, The Academy for Dog Trainers, author of Oh Behave! The Human Half of Dog Training is a practical and theoretical book that fills a much-needed hole in the dog training literature. Risë's background in working with humans, combined with her skills as a dog trainer, give her a unique perspective on how to get our clients on board. If you've ever been frustrated by your clients' resistance or lack of follow-through, this book is for you! Grisha Stewart, MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, author of Behavior Adjustment Training Review Quotes "The Human Half of Dog Training is a practical and theoretical book that fills a much-needed hole in the dog training literature. Ris 's background in working with humans, combined with her skills as a dog trainer, give her a unique perspective on how to get our clients on board..." -- Grisha Stewart "MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, author of Behavior Adjustment Training"Bravo! This book should be required reading for every professional dog trainer. These skills for working with clients are every bit as important to doing our jobs well as the skills we have with dogs, and nowhere have I seen them so effectively laid out. This is a game-changing book and will no doubt increase the efficacy of any trainer who reads a -- Veronica Boutelle "Author of Minding Your Dog Business"The most gaping hole in the pet dog training literature has finally been filled, and filled with radiant savoire-faire. Ris Van Fleet has hit it out of the park. -- Jean Donaldson "Founder, The Academy for Dog Trainers, author of Oh Behave!"The Human Half of Dog Training is a practical and theoretical book that fills a much-needed hole in the dog training literature. Ris 's background in working with humans, combined with her skills as a dog trainer, give her a unique perspective on how to get our clients on board. If you've ever been frustrated by your clients' resistance or lack of -- Grisha Stewart "MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP, author of Behavior Adjustment Training" About the Author Risë VanFleet, Ph.D., RPT-S, CDBC, is a licensed psychologist, registered play therapist-supervisor, and certified dog behavior consultant with nearly 40 years of clinical and leadership experience working with children and families. She is the president of the Family Enhancement & Play Therapy Center and founder of its Playful Pooch Program located in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania where she lives with husband, five dogs and three cats.
Our Symphony with Animals - by Aysha Akhtar (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 336Genre: PetsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Pegasus BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Aysha AkhtarLanguage: English Book Synopsis A leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, Dr. Aysha Akhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being. Deftly combining medicine, social history and personal experience, Our Symphony with Animals is the first book by a physician to show how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined. Interwoven throughout is Dr. Akhtar's own story of being a young girl who was bullied in school and sexually abused by her uncle. Feeling abandoned by humanity, it was only when she met Sylvester, a dog who had also been abused, that she found strength for both of them. Against the backdrop of her inspiring story, Dr. Akhtar asks, what do we gain when we recognize our kinship with animals? She travels around the country to tell the stories of a varied cast of characters--including a former mobster, an industrial chicken farmer, a Marine veteran--and comes face to face with a serial killer. Through storytelling that is entertaining, profound, and touching, Dr. Akhtar reveals what happens when we both break and forge bonds with animals. She demonstrates how humans are neurologically designed to empathize with animals, and how violence against them goes against our nature. In equal measure, the love and friendship we give to other species biologically reverberates back to us. Humanity's compassion for animals is the next step in our species' moral evolution and a vital component of our own health. Our Symphony with Animals is the definitive account for why our relationships with animals matter. Review Quotes "A heartfelt call for compassion for all living species."-- "Kirkus Reviews""A memoir, an informational text, and a paean to the joys of sharing our lives with animals."-- "Bookreporter""A timely and necessary book that sheds light on how far animals will go to help us, and how much better we need to treat them in return. This deeply affecting book reveals just how important animals are to human health and happiness."-- "Shelf Awareness""After reading Our Symphony with Animals, I suggest you spend some time having a friendly talk with a sweet dog like Akhtar's childhood friend Sylvester. It will do both of you good."-- "Washington Independent Review of Books""Akhtar uses personal childhood trauma to launch a thoughtful discussion of the extent of, and limits to, human empathy toward animals. Akhtar's book draws a sobering but hopeful picture of what has been done and what remains to be done to improve animals' lives."-- "Publishers Weekly""An important and illuminating work."-- "Booklist""In a heartfelt and urgent call to action, Aysha Akhtar shows how the lives of humans and animals are intertwined."--Gregory Berns, author of How Dogs Love Us"In her deeply personal and highly readable book, full of stories that surely will move readers all over the place, Dr. Aysha Akhtar seamlessly weaves humorous and touching moments along with the latest research on animal-human relationships. She shows why the development of close relationships with other animals that are filled with trust, respect, compassion, empathy, and love are mutually beneficial and a win-win for all. Highly recommended for a global audience."--Marc Bekoff, co-author of The Animals: Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age"In her eye-opening and touching account, Aysha Akhtar takes us from one example to another of animals making our lives better. Being there for us without judgment regardless of the circumstances, animals have an immense healing power that science is only beginning to grasp."--Frans de Waal, author of Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves"This is a superb, captivating book. Combining memoir, investigative journalism, and science, Aysha Akhtar has produced a marvelous exploration of our troubled, evolving relationship with animals. Themes of vulnerability, injustice, redemption, and love are woven into a moving narrative that drew me in and kept me hungrily turning the pages."--Jonathan Balcombe, author of What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater CousinsOur Symphony with Animals is a beautiful, compassionate, and important book. Dr. Akhtar deftly weaves her personal and professional experiences into the scientific story of how humans are designed to bond with animals--and the cost, to us and to the rest of animate creation, of breaking that bond. Her wonderful book is at once intimate and global, and its message is crucial: empathy with our fellow animals is vital for the health of humans and non-humans alike.--Sy Montgomery, author of How to Be a Good Creature About the Author Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H., is double Board-Certified in both Neurology and Preventive Medicine and is the Deputy Director of the Army's Traumatic Brain Injury Program. Previously, she worked for the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the Food and Drug Administration. She is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service, is a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and is a Consultant Editor for the Journal of Animal Ethics. She is the author of Animals and Public Health and lives in Maryland with her husband Patrick and their ornery feline, Silos. Carl Safina's work has been recognized with MacArthur, Pew, and Guggenheim Fellowships, and his writing has won Orion, Lannan, and National Academies literary awards and the John Burroughs, James Beard, and George Rabb medals. He has a PhD in ecology from Rutgers University and he hosted the 10-part PBS series Saving the Ocean with Carl Safina. He is the author of seven books, most recently Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.
Cats & Lions - by Mitsuaki Iwago (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Chronicle BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Mitsuaki IwagoLanguage: English About the Book From renowned wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago comes Cats & lions, a stunning collection of photographs juxtaposing our domestic cat companions with their wild cousins. Book Synopsis From renowned animal photographer Mitsuaki Iwago comes this visually arresting collection of photographs juxtaposing our domestic cat companions with their wild cousins. Iwago masterfully captures these feline relatives in a variety of positions, situations, and landscapes, revealing their uncanny similarities. Unexpected and captivating, Cats & Lions makes a thoughtful gift for anyone with an eye for natural beauty and well-honed photography. About the Author Mitsuaki Iwago is an acclaimed wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in numerous books and magazines. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
My Life in a Cat House - by Gwen Cooper (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x 1.2 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Essays & NarrativesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Benbella BooksAuthor: Gwen CooperAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "This collection of eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's devoted readership has come to know and love" -- Book Synopsis Celebrate the human-feline bond with all its joys, mysteries, and life-changing moments. Gwen Cooper--author of the blockbuster bestseller Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life With a Blind Wonder Cat--returns with the ongoing adventures of her much-beloved, world-famous fur family. Ideal for new readers and longtime fans alike, this memoir told in eight purr-fect cat stories is filled with all the humor and heart Gwen's devoted readership has come to know and love. Raised in a dog-loving family, Gwen never pictured herself as a "cat person." But from the very first feline she adopted--an adorable five-week-old rescue kitten, slow to learn how to trust after life on the streets--Gwen was smitten. Eventually one rescue kitten became five, and all the ups and downs of a life with cats are lovingly depicted here: From the obsessive cat who teaches himself to play fetch and demands it morning, noon, and night from his hapless human mom; to the crafty white beauty who raises outside-the-litter-box thinking to the level of an art form; to the routine vet trip that turns into a hijinks-filled misadventure on the streets of Manhattan with three (VERY cranky!) felines in tow. And Homer, the Blind Wonder Cat himself, returns triumphant in new tales of life and love after worldwide fame. Sure to be treasured by cat lovers everywhere, My Life in a Cat House will leave you laughing out loud, shedding an occasional tear, and hugging your own cat a little bit closer. Read and rejoice! About The Author Gwen Cooper is the New York Times bestselling author of the memoirs Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat and Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat; the novels Love Saves the Day and Diary of a South Beach Party Girl; and the crowd-sourced collection of "cat selfies," Kittenish (a send-up of Kim Kardashian's Selfish), 100% of the proceeds from which were donated to support animal rescue in Nepal following the 2015 earthquake. Her work has been published in nearly two-dozen languages and territories around the world. She is a frequent speaker at shelters and fundraisers, and donates 10% of her royalties from Homer's Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals. Gwen lives in Manhattan with her husband, Laurence. She also lives with her two perfect cats--Clayton the Tripod and his litter-mate, Fanny--who aren't impressed with any of it.
The Everything Labrador Retriever Book - (Everything(r)) 2nd Edition by Kim Campbell Thornton (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsSeries Title: Everything(r)Format: PaperbackPublisher: EverythingAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsAuthor: Kim Campbell ThorntonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Discover everything you need to know about man's best friend--the Labrador retriever--with The Everything Labrador Retriever Book. According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever has been rated as the most popular purebred dog in America for thirteen consecutive years. In fact, nearly three times as many Labs were registered in 2002 than any other breed. The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is the perfect introduction to America's most popular pet. Written by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their Lab safely and successfully. Packed full of photos showing Labs in action, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners! About the Author Kim Campbell Thornton has been writing about dogs and cats for twenty-five years. She's the award-winning author of more than two dozen books, including Careers With Dogs: The Comprehensive Guide to Finding Your Dream Job and The Everything Labrador Retriever Book.
Off-Leash Dog Play - by Robin Bennett & Susan Briggs (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 152Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: C & r PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: TrainingAuthor: Robin Bennett & Susan BriggsLanguage: English Book Synopsis Learn how to read canine body language in groups of dogs, manage off-leash play, identify signs of trouble and much more. For pet professionals who work with groups of dogs in daycares, boarding facilities and dog training classes and serious pet-parents.
The Found Dogs, Volume 1 - by Jim Gorant (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 70Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: BookbabyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jim GorantLanguage: English About the Book Jim Gorant's The Found Dogs reconnects with the 51 pit bulls saved from Michael Vick's dogfighting operation 10 years after their heroic rescue, which was chronicled in his New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs. Book Synopsis The Found Dogs follows up on the New York Times bestseller The Lost Dogs which chronicled the abuse of 51 pit bulls taken from Michael Vick's dogfighting operation, and the heroic attempts to rescue and rehabilitate them. Scarred and scared and initially bound to be euthanized, the dogs were saved by a fearless team of advocates who fought for their rights and futures. Now, on the tenth anniversary of the bust, The Lost Dogs author Jim Gorant picks up their stories where he left off, tracking the striving and thriving, trials and triumphs, and happiness and heartbreaks that have characterized their lives. The Found Dogs brings the story of The Lost Dogs full circle. About the Author Jim Gorant is a Senior Editor and writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of four books, Wallace, The Lost Dogs, and Fanatic.
Peanut Butter Puppies - (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 144Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Gibbs SmithAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book An irresistible photo collection of 70 rescued puppies in expressions of peanut butter bliss. Each one-of-a-kind portrait is sure to make your day. Names, ages, and breed/mix accompany each portrait. Book Synopsis An irresistible photo collection of 70 rescued puppies in expressions of peanut butter bliss. Rescue-dog advocate and professional photographer Greg Murray has followed up on the fan favorite Peanut Butter Dogs with an even more irresistible theme: Peanut Butter Puppies. These adorable portraits of rescued dogs, captured in studio with colorful backgrounds and in delightfully amusing detail, will tug at your heartstrings. Prepare to swoon over Wallaby, the seven-month-old heeler; Archie, the eight-month-old Chihuahua; Fiona Wigglesworth, the eight-month-old Boston terrier; Zoey, the nine-month-old mastiff mix, and so many more! Each one-of-a-kind portrait is sure to make your day. Names, ages, and breed/mix accompany each portrait. Greg Murray is an award-winning lifestyle, commercial, and portrait animal photographer. He is active in animal rescue and advocacy for pit bull-type dogs. Greg is the photographer behind Peanut Butter Dogs, a rollicking portrait collection of more than 140 dogs enjoying peanut butter, and Pit Bull Heroes: 49 Underdogs with Resilience & Heart, which spotlights forty-nine underdogs who beat the odds and became heroes in their families, neighborhoods, and communities. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Today, Daily Mail, Elle, People, and other media outlets throughout the world. Greg lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Kristen, daughter, Evie, and two rescue dogs, Leo and Kensie. Review Quotes "Peanut butter and rescue puppies make a tongue-wagging pair."--Susan Katz Keating "People Magazine" (3/6/2021 12:00:00 AM)"Peanut Butter Puppies celebrates and supports animal rescue in a ridiculously cute way."-- "Today" (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)"The book features silly and heartwarming photos of rescue puppies licking peanut butter. ... Murray found a creative and fun way to spread joy and raise awareness on the importance of adopting your next furry friend."--Juliana Colant "The Post Athens" (2/24/2021 12:00:00 AM)"This photographer's new book has photos of rescue pups eating peanut butter, and we're in love."-- "Popsugar" (2/1/2021 12:00:00 AM)"... stunning pictures of 70 rescue dogs ..."--Murphy Moroney "PopSugar" (2/19/2021 12:00:00 AM) About the Author Greg Murray is an award-winning lifestyle, commercial, and portrait animal photographer. He is active in animal rescue and advocacy for pit bull-type dogs. Greg is the photographer behind Peanut Butter Dogs, a rollicking portrait collection of more than 140 dogs enjoying peanut butter, and Pit Bull Heroes: 49 Underdogs with Resilience & Heart, which spotlights forty-nine underdogs who beat the odds and became heroes in their families, neighborhoods, and communities. His work has been featured in Huffington Post, Today, Daily Mail, Elle, People, and other media outlets throughout the world. Greg lives near Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Kristen, daughter, Evie, and two rescue dogs, Leo and Kensie.
Incredibull Stella - by Marika Meeks and Elizabeth Ridley (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .55 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Citadel PressAuthor: Marika Meeks and Elizabeth RidleyAge Range: AdultBook theme: BreedsLanguage: English Book Synopsis "Incredibull Stella reminds us that we are here to love, be loved, and be rescued." --Jackson Galaxy While recovering from a serious illness, Marika Meeks adopted an abandoned pit bull puppy and named her Stella. Together, they healed each other . . . Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter--but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone's heart. Even so, Marika wasn't sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika's life was crazy already. She was recovering from Stage 3 breast cancer, and her family was still reeling from her brush with mortality. But Marika couldn't deny the way Stella made her feel--the pure joy of this sweet-natured dog's unconditional love--and she knew in her heart what her family needed . . . In a leap of faith, the Meekses welcomed Stella into their home, and thanks to this incredible dog, the daily pressures of work, stress, and Marika's health problems seemed to slip away. As Marika's cancer receded and her family found renewed vitality, she began sharing Stella's story with the world. Now an international social media star, Stella helps Marika to spread their heartfelt message of advocating for pit bull breed awareness, explaining the benefits of pet ownership, and supporting shelters and other organizations that save animals' lives. If you've ever experienced the joy that only an animal can bring--or felt the healing power of a pet's unconditional love--you're going to adore Incredibull Stella. About The Author Marika Meeks was born in England and emigrated to the United States with her family at age six. A lifelong entrepreneur, she started her first business at the age of nineteen and went on to become the co-owner of a national software company. She brought a new franchise concept to Fort Wayne, Indiana, when she opened the city's first Jimmy John's. In January 2013, Marika was diagnosed with stage-three breast cancer at the age of forty-one. She traveled to Scottsdale, Arizona, in April 2015 for cancer treatment and ended up settling in Arizona with her family. Now cancer-free, Marika is devoted to sharing the story of how Stella has changed her life while helping as many people and animals as possible. Visit Marika and Stella on Facebook, on Instagram @incredibullstella, or at incredibullstella.com. Elizabeth Ridley is the author of five novels and co-author of four memoirs, including Saving Sadie: How a Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World (with Joal Derse Dauer). She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master's degree in creative writing from The University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She is a proud "cat mom" to Claudius and Calpurnia and lives in Wisconsin. Visit her on Facebook or at elizabethridley.com.
The Parrot Companion - by Rosemary Low (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: PetsSub-Genre: BirdsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Firefly BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Rosemary LowLanguage: English About the Book A well-illustrated guide to caring for 25 of the most common breeds of parrots with a focus on choosing the right bird and keeping it healthy. Includes principal characteristics of each breed, tips on training, equipment, nutrition and grooming. Book Synopsis Quick access to comprehensive information and expert guidance for parrot owners. Parrots are loved for their intelligence, sociability, longevity and humorous, almost-human characteristics. These same attractive qualities demand serious consideration and commitment when acquiring a parrot. The Parrot Companion provides practical knowledge gained from an expert's decades of experience with these birds. The author examines the 25 most common breeds, which include Greys, Amazons, caiques, conures, cockatiels and budgerigars. The data for each one compare principal characteristics such as voice shrillness, mimicry and potential behavioral problems. The author emphasizes responsible ownership, with a focus on choosing the right bird and keeping it happy and healthy. Topics include: Socializing a parrot Safety tips Avoiding behavior problems Finding an escaped bird Step-by-step training Trimming flight feathers vs. clipping wings The right equipment Feather plucking, biting and screaming Feeding, nutrition, health and grooming Re-homing a parrot. This comprehensive reference is filled with color photos and will be welcomed by new and long-time parrot owners. Review Quotes Beautiful photographs, clear charts and perky tip boxes add to the clearly written informative guide to all things winged.--Michelle Mills"San Gabriel Valley Tribune" (10/05/2008)If you're into birds, you may need "The Parrot Companion: Caring for Parrots, Macaws, Budgies, Cockatiels and More" by Rosemary Low. Beautiful photographs, clear charts and perky tip boxes add to the clearly written, informative guide to all things winged.-- (10/04/2008)A pet owner's reference certain to receive popular attention in any lending library setting.--Rosemary Low"The Midwest Book Review`" (06/01/2007) About the Author Rosemary Low is the author of more than 20 books and a cofounder of the World Parrot Trust, which advocates against the trade of wild-caught parrots. She lives in England.
The Cat Behavior Answer Book (Paperback) by Arden Moore
Dimensions (Overall): 6.42 Inches (H) x 4.46 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)Weight: .75 PoundsNumber of Pages: 326Genre: PetsSub-Genre: CatsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Storey BooksAuthor: Arden MooreAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book For cat lovers everywhere, pet expert Moore explores cat behavior in an inviting, browsable Q & A format. She answers the questions that come up again and again among devoted cat owners, opening an intriguing window on the feline brain and physiology. Book Synopsis Cats are lovable, funny, attentive listeners, and wonderfully cuddly. They can also be tenacious, persnickety, and maddeningly aloof. Arden Moore explains the mysteries behind your feline friend's thoughts and actions, from that inexplicable fascination with catnip to kneading blankets, chasing mice, and dozens of other complexities of cat behavior. With a handle on what's behind your cat's quirky personality, you'll be able to maximize quality time with the fuzziest member of the family. Review Quotes "The Cat Behavior Answer Book would be a great gift for a new human companion to a feline. Or just buy it for yourself." Asbury Park Press "[This book] reflect Moore's own animal expertise...as well as the latest research into animal behavior...Flip to any page and you'll be listening to a wise, warm, witty, and friendly voice." Monadnock (N.H.) Ledge Transcript "Arden Moore...has to be the Ann Landers of the feline world. She tackles...the mysteries of cat behavior that keep these little fuzzballs so fascinating." Wilmington (N.C.) Star "Us cats are lovable and silly and full of personality - it often confuses the humans around us. Thank goodness for Arden Moore." The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, Calif. "The Dog Behavior Answer Book and The Cat Behavior Answer Book are handy guides...packed with insights and facts." Orlando Sentinel
Going Home - by Jon Katz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 166Genre: PetsSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House TradeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jon KatzLanguage: English Book Synopsis In this invaluable guide and touchstone, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz addresses the difficult but necessary topic of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Drawing on personal experiences, stories from fellow pet owners, and philosophical reflections, Katz provides support for those in mourning. By allowing ourselves to grieve honestly and openly, he posits, we can in time celebrate the dogs, cats, and other creatures that have so enriched us. Katz compels us to consider if we gave our pets good lives, if we were their advocates in times of need, and if we used our best judgments in the end. In dealing with these issues, we can alleviate guilt, let go, and help others who are undergoing similar passages. By honoring the animals that have graced our lives, we reveal their truly timeless gifts: unwavering companionship and undying love. With a brand-new Foreword by the author Review Quotes "Wonderful [and] enormously comforting."--Minneapolis Star Tribune "A must-read . . . Numerous books have been published on the subject, but Going Home ranks right up there with the best."--Seattle Kennel Club "[A] heartrending book . . . Katz addresses a need, and he does it beautifully."--Library Journal (starred review) "Refreshing in its honest depiction of grief over pet loss."--Kirkus Reviews "Katz offers wisdom on finding peace."--Baltimore Sun About the Author Jon Katz has written twenty books--eight novels and twelve works of nonfiction--including Soul of a Dog, Izzy & Lenore, Dog Days, A Good Dog, and The Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Rolling Stone, Wired, and the AKC Gazette. He has worked for CBS News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Katz is also a photographer and the author of a children's book, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm. He lives on Bedlam Farm in upstate New York with his wife, the artist Maria Wulf; his dogs, Rose, Izzy, Lenore, and Frieda; his donkeys, Lulu and Fanny; and his barn cats, Mother and Minnie.
Unlikely Friendships: Dogs: 37 Stories of Canine Compassion and Courage (Hardcover) by Jennifer S. Holland
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 7 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)Weight: 1.2 PoundsNumber of Pages: 384Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Animals / DogsSeries Title: Unlikely FriendshipsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Workman Pub CoAuthor: Jennifer S. HollandAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Twenty-eight new stories of canine companionship and courage, plus nine classic dog stories from the New York Times bestselling Unlikely Friendships series. From the pit bull who plays with a tortoise to the mastiff who rescued 17 horses, these inspiring true stories are enhanced with full-color photographs and will warm the heart of any dog lover. Book Synopsis A new book from the New York Times bestselling series. Enhanced with beautiful full-color photographs, these true stories of camaraderie, affection, and remarkable bravery are from the author of the New York Times bestsellers Unlikely Friendships, Unlikely Loves, and Unlikely Heroes, as well as other books and calendars, with nearly two million copies in print. Meet Rex, a German shepherd who learned to love and trust again through the improbable friendship of a goose. The pit bull named Dolly, whose antics with her best friend, Sheldon the tortoise, include games of tag. For the millions of dog lovers, this heartwarming and inspirational book celebrates 37 stories of unusual canine companionship. Review Quotes "This sweet, beautifully photographed title... will elicit broad smiles from dog lovers and photography fans." --Library Journal "The awh- and awe-inspiring stories and photographs in Unlikely Friendships: Dogs feature my favorite combinations: canines with all critters furred, feathered, and scaled, dogs with people, and, of course--dogs with dogs. I was amused, moved--and at times astonished. I shouldn't have been: Dogs rule and these unlikely friendships delight." --Cat Warren, author of the New York Times bestseller What the Dog Knows: Scent, Science, and the Amazing Ways Dogs Perceive the World "This wonderful book shows the enormous capacity of dogs for love and friendship. The stories here are fabulous, uplifting, and a joy to read, letting us know how much we still have to learn about the dogs we live with." --Con Slobodchikoff, Ph.D., author of Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals "Dogs win our hearts because they are all heart, and Holland's new book is packed with stories of canine big-heartedness. Her well-told tales--from a rescued Chihuahua who pals around with a chicken to a Bernese mountain dog who's a lifeguard--will remind you of all we love about dogs and why we cannot live without them. Certain to be a big hit with dog lovers everywhere." --Virginia Morell, author of the New York Times bestseller Animal Wise: How We Know Animals Think and Feel
A Dog Named Beautiful - by Rob Kugler (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Flatiron BooksAuthor: Rob KuglerAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."--Provided by publisher. Book Synopsis An uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime. A beautiful, beautiful book. -- Jenna Bush Hager When US Marine Rob Kugler returns from war he had given up not only a year of his life in service to his country, but he had also lost a brother in the fighting as well. Lost in grief, Rob finds solace and relief in the one thing that never fails to put a smile on his face: his chocolate lab Bella. Exceptionally friendly, and always with - you wouldn't believe it - a smile on her face, Bella is the friend Rob needs, and they spend their days exploring nature and taking photos. But then Bella develops a limp in her front leg. It's cancer, and the prognosis isn't good. Rob has a choice, either to let Bella go now, or amputate her cancer riddled leg, and see what the next few months would bring. For Rob, the choice is a no-brainer, and instead of waiting at home for the cancer to spread, Rob and Bella pack their bags and hit the road. Life is short, but the road ahead is long and winding, and as they criss-cross the country Rob and Bella meet remarkable, life-changing men and women who are quick to make friends with this incredible three-legged dog. A Dog Named Beautiful is a book full of inspiration, hope, love, tears, and laughs. Enjoy the journey. Review Quotes "Kugler's heartful and uplifting story reveals the transformative power pets can have." - Publishers Weekly Engaging and sometimes heart-rending, and it will be a certain tear-jerker for dog lovers.Love, devotion, and slobbery kisses abound in this heartwarming story of a man and his treasured chocolate Lab. -- Kirkus "[Kugler] expertly balances his personal journey through past trauma and to finding inner peace with Bella at his side with inspirational insights all readers can appreciate. Kugler's interactions with other veterans throughout his journey feel like a tribute to our armed forces. This sweet story honoring the bond between animals and their people is a must-read for fans of A Dog Called Hope and Travels with Charley, and anyone open to a good, cathartic cry." --Booklist, Starred Review About The Author Medically-retired US Marine Staff Sergeant Rob Kugler is a storyteller, photographer and writer. When he's not on the road, he lives in Nebraska.
Rescued : What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us About Living With Purpose, Loving With Abandon, and Finding - by Peter Zheutlin (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .5 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 225Genre: PetsSub-Genre: Essays & NarrativesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin Group USAAuthor: Peter ZheutlinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English Book Synopsis Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves As seen on BuzzFeed's Best Books Gift Guide In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as: - How to "walk a mile in a dog's paws" to get a brand-new perspective - Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment--but it's never dull! - Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can't "shed" them completely - How to set the world right, one dog at a time For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too. Review Quotes "Rescue a dog, and the dog will rescue you. I can vouch for that, and Peter Zheutlin does a lovely, moving job of exploring the subject. Rescued is a delightful read." --Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author "Rescued is a must-read for anyone who has ever experienced the love of a dog. Peter Zheutlin does a masterful job conveying the meaning and joy that come from helping a once-homeless animal feel secure, loved, and part of the family. This beautiful book belongs on every dog lover's shelf." --Laura T. Coffey, bestselling author of My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts "I loved this book. It eloquently describes the singular joy of giving a rescue dog one's hearth and heart." --Lisa Mullins, anchor at WBUR, Boston "Rescued is a wide-ranging and intensely moving meditation on sharing one's life with adopted dogs. Peter Zheutlin is one of the few journalists who has taken on the complex world of animal rescue and actually gotten it right." --Bronwen Dickey, author of Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon "In Rescued, Peter shows us that shelter dogs are some of our greatest teachers. Stories about rescue become tales of personal growth, where dogs are given second chances and people are reminded that our best lives are lived when we open our arms to those that need us." --Jesse Freidin, photographer and author of Finding Shelter "Will inspire any reader to immediately go out and adopt as many dogs as possible." --BuzzFeed [An] uplifting look at the power of 'second chance' dogs to change lives...Tell readers not to fear sad tales; they will enjoy every moment of this passionate book.--Booklist For readers who might not realize how many dogs are killed each day for lack of a home, [Rescued] should serve as a wake-up call and will, I fervently hope, cause them to consider adopting a rescue dog today.--The Bark About The Author PETER ZHEUTLIN is a freelance journalist and bestselling author, whose work appears regularly in national publications, including The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. Zheutlin has also written for The LA Times, Parade Magazine, AARP Magazine and numerous other national newspapers and magazines. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway, as well as one other book. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, author Judith Gelman and two rescued Labradors.
The Little Book of Puppy Love - by Jennifer Basye Sander & Jo Coudert (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.1 Inches (H) x 5.7 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .85 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: PetsSub-Genre: DogsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Hanover Square PressAuthor: Jennifer Basye Sander & Jo CoudertAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis A heartwarming collection of stories about the dogs, cats and pets who have touched the lives of those around them Sometimes, animals come into our lives just when we need them most. In these true stories about the powerful connections between people and pets, Jo Coudert and Jennifer Basye Sander uncover the simple joys of loving and being loved by our four-legged companions. In this book you'll meet the German shepherd with a special sense for comforting the sick; the loyal dog who risks his own life to rescue a drowning boy; the troublesome rabbit who warms her way into a new family; the chatty parrot who brings joy to the home of a lonely widow; the abandoned horse and foster child who rescue each other; and many, many more. These animals don't just bring us comfort--they save our lives. Coudert and Sander celebrate the everyday miracles that happen when we form bonds with animals. This new edition combines two charming collections--The Dog Who Healed a Family and The Dog with the Old Soul --into one beautiful gift-worthy hardcover package.