For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives-as well as those who have already brought a dog home-Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog " It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Based on Cesar's own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together. Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:
- what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development
- quick and easy housebreaking
- the essentials of proper nutrition
- the importance of vaccinating-and of not over-vaccinating
- creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership
- how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs
- how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
- unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed
Dogs are smarter than most people think With help from this entertaining book, owners of prize-winning canines, ordinary mongrels, and all other kinds in between can learn how to bring out their pooch's inner genius. The author starts off by describing the mind of a typical dog, focusing on its perceptions, emotions, instincts, and ways in which it learns. He discusses special abilities and traits of specific breeds, and tells how to "decode" a mongrel--that is, figure out the different breeds that produced it. Chapters that follow advise on how to interpret a dog's behavior, how to test a dog's intelligence by confronting it with simple tasks, and how to heighten the intelligence it already possesses. Finally, the author suggests clever tricks and shows how to teach them. They include a nose flip and catch, performed with a dog biscuit; an exercise in simple counting of objects, and several others. Here's how to elevate man's best friend from doggy dunce to canine-Einstein, and have fun while doing it. Approximately 200 color photos.
Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss
Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.
Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.
With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."
Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.
Heartwarming and profound, this account of one writer's relationship with his beloved German sheperd is a masterpiece of animal literature.
The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd. Tohis surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the"ideal friend" he had been searching for in vain for years. My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound andsubtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heartof all relationships. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determinedefforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.
My Dog Tulip has been adapted to screen as a major animated feature film with a cast that includes the voices of Christopher Plummer, Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini. It has been heralded as "A stroke of genius" by New York Magazine and "The love story of the year" by Vanity Fair.My Dog Tulip was adapted into a major motion picture in 2010.
If a black cat crosses your path, you will have good luck.--England
If a black cat crosses your path, you will have bad luck.--America
The Magick of Claw and Whisker
Very few animals have evoked such extremes in emotions--from admiration to fear--as the feline family. Cats are mysterious, mystical creatures who can do anything from predicting earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to reacting to haunted buildings and following the movement of things you can't see. We are fascinated by cats and their behavior, their regal bearing, and their intelligence, yet we are unnerved by their inscrutable stare and savage natural instincts.
In The Mysterious, Magickal Cat you will discover:
- The origins of cats, big and small
- Little-known details about cat anatomy and behavior
- How to read a cat's verbal and non-verbal communication
- The cat in ancient history and superstition
- Feline deities from around the world
- Sacred breeds and temple lore
- Felines in folklore, literature, and art
- Cat spells for healing animals or humans, finding a true love, attracting prosperity, seeking protection, building courage, and more
Gain a complete look at this beguiling creature: from what it means when a cat flicks its tail to how you can use discarded whiskers for magickal spells. Explore the lore of cats big and small, and discover how other cultures have honored cats throughout the ages.
An owner's guide to giving a puppy a successful start to life.
Puppy Bible is uniquely designed to guide new puppy owners on a week-by-week basis from the all-important planning and decision stages, up to those exciting first days at home, through the first six months of a puppy's life and beyond.
The book is divided into two parts. First, a clearly illustrated, week-by-week planner that educates the owner about a number of important topics, including:
- The puppy's physical and mental development
- What the owner should do at every stage of the puppy's growth
- Newborn: 8-week countdown to puppy's arrival
- Toddler: weeks 9 to 12
- Juvenile: weeks 13 to 18
- Adolescent: weeks 19 to 24
- Six months and beyond
- Common problems that may occur.
The information in part one is cross-referenced to part two of the book, a comprehensive encyclopedia covering all areas of puppy care with detailed expert advice on a wide number of topics, such as:
- House training
- General care and grooming
- Breed-specific considerations
- Obedience training
- Socialization and troubleshooting
- Canine first aid.
When it comes to puppies, it's important to do it right from the very first day. What happens in the first sixteen weeks of its life sets the tone for the rest of the dog's life. While Puppy Bible is designed primarily for those first 16 weeks, it will be useful at any stage of the dog's life: training needs occasional reinforcement, general care and grooming are always important, and a source of first aid care is essential.
"Very informative ... (with) very clear illustrations" - ***** reader's review
"My cat approves this book " - **** reader's review
Why does your cat always head straight for visitors who cant stand feline company? Why does he chatter his teeth when he sees a bird and prefer pond water to fresh?
This book will help you solve the riddles of your cats behaviour and put your own into context, too