My Dog is a Genius
Understand and Improve Your Dog's Intelligence
Paperback ISBN: 0764138588
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.
The Loved Dog
The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior
Hardcover ISBN: 1416938141
A Hollywood dog trainer draws on her scientific studies with dogs to explain how to use non-violent, wolf-inspired methods in order to bond with and train canine companions, in a guide that reveals how to employ non-aggressive, play-based techniques that elicit desirable dog behaviors. 75,000 first printing.
Shelby Marlo's New Art of Dog Training
Balancing Love, and Discipline
Paperback ISBN: 0809223767
Some of the most pampered pooches in Hollywood have been trained by Shelby Marlo, dog trainer to the stars. Her techniques are known to be very humane yet effective. She encourages her clients to use positive reinforcement rather than painful punishment and includes in-depth explanations of her techniques for training. Shelby Marlo's New Art of Dog Training is more than a how-to manual--it can also be used as an instrument to develop a lifelong bond.With the methods presented in this book, owners will be able to teach their dogs commands such as "sit," "come," and "off" in less than an hour. The book also advises how to choose the right dog, make a dog feel safe and secure, and how to housebreak any animal.
Getting in Touch With Your Puppy
A Gentle Approach to Training and Influencing Behavior
Paperback ISBN: 1570763720
Offering a positive, nonforceful approach to training, this instructional guidebook explains how to apply the TTouch Method—a training function based on circular movements of the fingers and hands—to raising happy, healthy puppies. Used by dog owners, trainers, breeders, and veterinarians, as well as in animal shelters around the world, the TTouch Method aids puppy owners in solving common behavioral problems and in training their pet in a stress-free manner. With exercises designed around overcoming obstacles, this guide provides the resources for improving a puppy’s mental and physical health while creating a lasting bond between owner and companion.
Bones Would Rain from the Sky
Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs
Paperback ISBN: 044669634x
The author shows readers how to craft mutually beneficial relationships with their dogs, offering deep insights into canine psychology and the canine-human relationship. Reprint.
Marley & Me
Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog
Paperback ISBN: 0060817097
Follows the life story of an exuberant golden Labrador who gets into perpetual trouble and experiences a range of inspiring adventures, from comforting his human companions in the aftermath of a devastating miscarriage, to shutting down an entire beach, to guarding a seventeen-year-old neighbor in the aftermath of a stabbing attack. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
A Dog's Life
Paperback ISBN: 0679762671
The best-selling author of A Year in Provence chronicles the exploits of Boy, his clever canine companion, from the dog's perspective, from his humble beginnings to joining the Mayle household to his adventures throughout France. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. NYT.
What Is My Dog Thinking
The Essential Guide to Understanding Pet Behavior
Hardcover ISBN: 1571458700
There are probably times when you wish you knew what your dog was thinking. From tail wagging to growling, from play bowing to lip licking, this fascinating book explains why your dog behaves the way he does. What Is My Dog Thinking? covers six major aspects of dog behavior: the importance of hierarchy, food and fitness, staying safe, reproduction, social behavior, and people and dogs.
The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Hardcover ISBN: 0307337332
The star of television's The Dog Whisperer presents a commonsense guide to understanding canine behavior and dealing with common dog problems, explaining how to use a dog's natural pack instincts to help fix behavioral issues and emphasizing the importance of exercise, discipline, and affection in each dog's life. 50,000 first printing.
Smarter Than You Think
A Revolutionary Approach to Teaching and Understanding Your Dog in Just a Few Hours
Hardcover ISBN: 0671001728
Presents the techniques of a veteran dog trainer and his groundbreaking theories on humane and holistic communication with animals, debunking currently accepted methods