Distinguished veterinarian and animal psychologist Dr. Michael W. Fox shares his pioneering 6-step dog massage technique, which is not only a healing tool and healthcare measure, but also affirms the bond between you and your animal companion. Drawn from more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Fox provides an orientation to basic dog anatomy, physiology, and psychology, and then addresses, through easy-to-read instructions and detailed illustrations and photos:
- Why dogs need massage
- How to understand your dog's body language
- How to develop a massage routine
- How to diagnose illness with massage
- How to keep your dog fit and healthy
This newly revised and updated volume is an essential guide for helping and healing our animal companions.
"I rehabilitate dogs. I train people." --Cesar Millan
There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan--star of National Geographic Channel's hit show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan"--reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.
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.
Whether you're having issues with your dog or just want to make a good bond even stronger, this book will give you a deeper appreciation of how your dog sees the world, and it will help make your relationship with your beloved pet a richer and more rewarding one.
Learn what goes on inside your dog's mind and develop a positive, fulfilling relationship with your best friend
In "Cesar's Way," Cesar Millan--nationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel's hit show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan"--helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. 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
- Why every dog needs a job
- 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 new, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.
Also available as a Random House AudioBook
A marvelous collection of dog stories compiled by the late humorist Corey Ford with pieces by his friends and peers, including Thurber, Benchley, Wodehouse, White, Wootlcott, Marquis, Steinbeck, Lardner, Lawrence and others. Also includes Ford's original version of The Road to Tinkhamtown. The stories in Cold Noses and Warm Hearts share a theme: the strong, enigmatic bond between dog and master.
That innocent face. Those sad, puppy-dog eyes. Let's face it: puppies can make anyone's heart melt. But without proper training, they can make even the most doting doggie moms and dads' blood pressure soar. So before your new puppy has you jumping through hoops, stop and ask yourself, "Just who is the trainer here?"
Dog Training for Dummies, 2nd Edition, shows you how to select the right training method for your puppy or adult dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Spike to sit, or want to help Rover master retrieving, this book gives training for you and your dog--to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family member.
Discover how to:
- Understand your dog's mind
- Recognize why positive reinforcement training is key
- Master basic training
- Survive the puppy period
- Deal with doggie don'ts
- Seek expert outside help
- And much more
With step-by-step instruction in basic commands, guidance on how to eliminate unwanted behavior, and tips for making training fun for you and your pooch, Dog Training for Dummies is packed with all the latest techniques and resources you need to make your pal a Top Dog for life.
For some people, the world spins on a slightly different axis, and life
is often dictated by a cold nose nudging for a predawn outing, a
stray dog hair in your coffee, and that daily race to get home after a long
day's work and be greeted by slobbery kisses.
Planet Dog is a jam-packed book of more than three-hundred lists
about raising, loving, and living in the world with man's best friend.
Combining the practical, the informative, and the entertaining, this
unique encyclopedic treatment addresses not only the care of dogs
but also their culture, their competitions, their breeding and behavioral
characteristics—even dog people themselves—all in a feisty and easily
Page after page features prize-winning dogs of every shape, size, and color, including all 134 breeds currently recognized by the American Kennel Club, as well as a fascinating selection of breeds rarely seen in other dog guides. A glossary and an index round out this invaluable treasury for pet enthusiasts and professional dog breeders alike.