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.
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.
Expert Know-how At Your Fingertips
Hardcover ISBN: 1840726008
With text form a trained masseuse, this book has practical know-how and expert techniques on how to message every part of your dog's body, from ears to paws, fummy to tall--your beloved pooch will be glowing with health and happiness.Â
Real Food for Dogs
50 Vet-Approved Recipes to Please the Canine Gastronome
Paperback ISBN: 1580174248
Lots of people enjoy making or buying treats for their pets, but wouldn't it be wonderful to cook a real meal for the four-legged member of the household? Quirky yet practical, these cookbooks provide recipes that are nutritionally balanced and veterinarian-approved. They even include sections on "tandem" recipes - recipes for humans that, with slight modifications, can also be served to pets. REAL FOOD FOR DOGS is written by Arden Moore, the first non-veterinarian to write the pet column for Prevention magazine.
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 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.
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.