The Dog Behavior Answer Book
Practical Insights & Proven Solutions for Your Canine Questions
Paperback ISBN: 1580176445
It happens all the time. Just when Max’s owner thinks she has him figured out, he exhibits a bewildering fear of the neighbor’s skateboard. Or, despite endless corrections, Bailey still refuses to understand that she doesn’t belong on the leather armchair. Then there are the dogs that almost always behave appropriately and predictably but can still display a few surprise reactions in situations that disturb their routines. Houseguests might be ruining Buster’s sense of order — taking over his favorite room and distracting his humans from important things like fetch and dinner. And that dog park near Sadie’s new house is terrific, but she might be having a tough time understanding the rules of etiquette. To all these situations and a hundred more, dog expert Arden Moore provides answers that clearly explain canine actions and reactions, and then helps readers with suggestions for modifying unacceptable behavior. For every canine misdeed, there is a human counter-response to fix the problem. Read about both sides of the story in these friendly questions and answers, taken from real-life situations with real dogs. There is hardly a behavior that will not have dog lovers nodding their heads in recognition. The Dog Behavior Answer Book will solve the mysteries of canine shoe theft, food guarding, and grass eating for puzzled humans everywhere.
Labrador Retrievers for Dummies
Paperback ISBN: 0764552813
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better? Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you're thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you're just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to - Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle - Know what to look for in Lab pups - Determine if a breeder meets high standards - Understand health and nutrition needs - Handle emergencies with a cool head - Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique - Show off your Lab in competitions You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more: - Exercising your pup and older Lab - Choosing the right veterinarian - Exploring spaying/neutering - Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming - Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving - Managing barking and whining - Housetraining your new puppy - Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations - Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel - Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don't take care of themselves. They need you. Don't let them need you unless you're ready to be needed.
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.
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
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.
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.
City Walks With Dogs New York
50 Adventures on Foot and Paw
Cards ISBN: 0811867080
Whether vacationing with a canine companion or simply straying from the neighborhood walking routine, dog owners will love to discover so many pet-friendly attractions and routes they never knew existed. Pick a card, grab the leash, and tell Fido it's W-A-L-K time! Walks include: SoHo and the West Village Central Park Brooklyn Bridge Roosevelt Island Park Slope's Fifth Avenue
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Paperback ISBN: 0764540866
The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about tick-borne diseases and suggestions on buying veterinary insurance. Branigan carefully explains how to care for a Greyhound–everything from feeding and grooming to training–and how to extend the dog’s life span. Readers will also find a wealth of updated information on medical conditions in Greyhounds and the latest in tests and treatment.
Good Owners, Great Dogs
Hardcover ISBN: 0446516759
A student of the renowned British trainer, Barbara Woodhouse, reveals the secrets of lifetime behavioral dog training techniques and provides information on everything from canine dietary needs to termperament testing. 50,000 first printing. Tour.
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.