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How To Be The Leader Of The Pack

Author : Patricia B. McConnell
ISBN : CORNELL:31924100514649
Genre : Pets
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Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance.

For The Love Of A Dog

Author : Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0307420574
Genre : Pets
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Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation–a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man’s best friend at his worst and at his very best. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs. While we may never be absolutely certain what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing. From the Hardcover edition.

The Other End Of The Leash

Author : Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0307489183
Genre : Pets
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.

How To Give Your Dog A Real Dog S Life And Make Him Love You For It

Author : Owen Jones
ISBN : 9781304197856
Genre : Pets
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How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life – and make him love you for it ‘How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life – and make him love you for it’ is the complete handbook on getting a dog and looking after it, written by a dog-owner who is so passionate about dogs that his Buddhist wife is convinced that he was a dog in his last life! Owen Jones has shared his life with dogs ever since the first day of his life. He knows them so well that he’s sure that he can tell them jokes! This is a must read!

Its All Good Finding Balance Through A Lifetime With Dogs

Author : Karen R. Kelley
ISBN : 9781105851018
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The Two In One

Author : Rod Michalko
ISBN : 1566396492
Genre : Pets
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When Rod Michalko's sight finally became so limited that he no longer felt safe on busy city streets or traveling alone, he began a search for a guide. The Two-in-One is his account of how his search ended with Smokie, a guide dog, and a dramatically different sense of blindness. Few people who regularly encountered Michalko in his neighborhood shops and cafes realized that he was technically blind; like many people with physical disabilities, he had found ways of compensating for his impairment. Those who knew about his condition thought of him as a fully realized person who just happened to be blind. He thought so himself. Until Smokie changed all that. In this often moving, always compelling meditation on his relationship with Smokie, Michalko probes into what it means to be at home with blindness. Smokie makes no judgment about Michalko's lack of sight; it simply is the condition within which they work together. Their partnership thus allows Michalko to step outside of the conventional-and even "enlightened"-understanding of blindness; he becomes not simply resigned to it but able to embrace it as an essential part of his being in the world. Drawing on his training as a sociologist and his experience as a disabled person, Michalko joins a still small circle of scholars who examine disability from the inside. More rare still-and what will resonate with most readers-is Michalko's remarkable portrayal of Smokie; avoiding sentimentality and pathos, it is a deeply affectionate yet restrained and nuanced appreciation of his behavior and personality. From their first meeting at the dog guide training school, Smokie springs to life in these pages as a highly competent, sure-footed, take-charge, full-speed-ahead, indispensable partner. "Sighties" are always in awe watching them work; Michalko has even persuaded some of them that the Smokester can locate street addresses-but has a little difficulty with odd numbers! Readers of The Two-in-One can easily imagine Rod and Smokie sharing the joke as they continue on their way. Author note: Rod Michalko is Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University.

How To Say It To Your Dog

Author : Janine Adams
ISBN : 0735203504
Genre : Pets
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Finally, a proven method for man to communicate effectively with his best friend! With the techniques taught in this series, readers will learn to use tone and inflection, eye contact, training, touch, and even telepathy, not only to solve behaviour problems but to develop a richer relationship with their pets. Information on how canines communicate with each other will also help owners interpret the woofs, whines and body language to understand what's on their dog's mind. Also addresses diet, aggression, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, shyness and more!

The Super Simple Guide To Housetraining

Author : Teoti Anderson
ISBN : CORNELL:31924103825810
Genre : Pets
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Everything you need to know to make housetraining easy and effective at any stage of your dog's life

Training And Understanding Your Chinese Shar Pei Dog And Puppies Behavior

Author : Vince Stead
ISBN : 9781467963220
Genre : Pets
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1. The Characteristics of a Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy or Dog 2. What You Should Know About Puppy Teeth 3. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy 4. Are Rawhide Treats Good for Your Chinese Shar-Pei? 5. How to Crate Train Your Chinese Shar-Pei 6. When Should You Spay Or Neuter Your Dog? 7. When Your Chinese Shar-Pei Makes Potty Mistakes 8. How to Teach your Chinese Shar-Pei to Fetch 9. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Chinese Shar-Pei 10. When Your Chinese Shar-Pei Has eparation Anxiety, and How to Deal With It 11. When Your Chinese Shar-Pei Is Afraid of Loud Noises 12. How to Stop Your Chinese Shar-Pei From Jumping Up On People 13. How to Build A Whelping Box for a Chinese Shar-Pei or Any Other Breed of Dog 14. How to Teach Your Chinese Shar-Pei to Sit 15. Why Your Chinese Shar-Pei Needs a Good Soft Bed to Sleep In 16. How to Stop Your Chinese Shar-Pei From Running Away or Bolting Out the Door 17. Some Helpful Tips for Raising Your Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy 18. How to Socialize Your Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy 19. How to Stop Your Chinese Shar-Pei Dog From Excessive Barking 20. When Your Chinese Shar-Pei Has Dog Food or Toy Aggression Tendencies 21. What you Should Know about Fleas and Ticks 22. How to Stop Your Chinese Shar-Pei Puppy or Dog From Biting 23. What to Expect Before and During your Dog Having Puppies 24. What the Benefits of Micro chipping Your Dog Are to You 25. How to Get Something Out of a Puppy or Dog's Belly Without Surgery 26. How to Clean Your Chinese Shar-Pei's Ears Correctly 27. How to Stop Your Chinese Shar-Pei From Eating Their Own Stools 28. How Invisible Fencing Typically Works to Train and Protect Your Dog 29. Some Items You Should Never Let Your Puppy or Dog Eat 30. How to Make Sure Your Dog is Eating A Healthy Amount of Food 31. Make it Easier and Healthier for Feeding Your Chinese Shar-Pei 32. How to Clean and Groom your Chinese Shar-Pei 33. How to Trim a Puppy or Dogs Nails Properly 34. The 5 Different Kinds of Worms that can Harm your Dog 35. How to Deworm your Chinese Shar-Pei for Good Health 36. What You Should Know About Dog Rabies 37. Some Helpful Healthy and Tasty Homemade Dog Food Recipes 38. How to Select Treats To Train Your Dog With

Pyrenean Mastiff

Author : Christina de Lima-Neto
ISBN : 9781621870562
Genre : Pets
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As grand and wondrous as the Pyrenean mountains whence he comes, the Pyrenean Mastiff is an awe-inspiring guardian breed that remains one of Spain's best kept secrets. The Pyrenean Mastiff is rugged enough to weather the outdoors, though he prefers to be indoors with his family, to whom he is fiercely devoted. Towering at over 32 inches at the shoulder, the adult Pyrenean Mastiff offers expert protection for home and property, given his natural aloofness to strangers. Additionally, owners will prize this noble breed's calm, confident demeanor and its superior intelligence and bravery. The author provides a thorough history of the breed in its native Spain as well as in the US, where the breed has begun to win new admirers. In detailing the breed's history, the author rightly credits Rafael Malo as the savior of the modern breed and the man responsible for promoting the breed internationally through his La Tajadera del Tío Roy kennel.

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