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.
The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think. The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human.Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs' perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What's it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What's it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees? Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising--once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research--on dogs' detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention--that Horowitz puts into useful context. Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.
Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you'll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch.
You'll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you'll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You'll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua's classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you'd prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to:
- Choose your ideal Chihuahua
- Prepare your home for your new arrival
- Manage your puppy's nutrition and health
- Prevent common behavior problems
- Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks
- Build a strong and loving bond with your pet
- Train children to get along with your Chihuahua
- Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories
- Select a crate and bedding
- Introduce your little dog to other pets
- Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior
You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too
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
Dogs are as individual as people. No two are exactly alike. So why should there be a single right way to train a dog or influence its behavior? There isn't, says Bonnie Bergin -- in a fascinating book that is at once a training guide and a revealing exploration of how and why dogs behave as they do.Bonnie Bergin has trained several hundred dogs of all breeds as she has developed and pioneered the concept of service dogs -- dogs trained as helpers and companions of people with physical disabilities. Drawing on her two decades of experience, she shares the secrets about dog mind that she has discovered, including
-- how dogs learn
-- why dogs seek leadership
-- how human and canine emotions are alike
-- how you can perceive the world as dogs do
-- how connecting with your own emotional reality can improve your relationship with your dogBonnie Bergin's approach to bringing out the best in your dog can work wonders for puppies or teach old dogs new tricks. Her book will fascinate all dog owners who care about their dog's happiness and well-being.
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.
Schott's Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon. It sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently and for how many years they begged, the potential canine readership was continually left to pine. Until now.
A Dog-Lover's Miscellany is how the original would have appeared had its creator been an obsessive dog owner. Or, indeed, a very literate dog. It parodies the randomness of entry and stylishness of design of the original, but is created entirely for dogs and their doting owners and admirers. The result is an irresistible pot-pourri of canine facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing, and the extraordinary. The perfect kennel-top or coffee-table book to paw through at random, herein you will discover such treats as dog epigraphs; the origins of dog names; an international guide to the word "dog"; the oldest dog; weights and breeds; Crufts winners; Aesop's fabled dogs; most popular breeds; dog bite statistics; Lassie; and dogs on the Titanic. It is, in short, the perfect companion for your perfect companion.
Whether a beautiful purebred pup or a delightful mixed-up mutt, dogs have a way of wiggling and wagging their way into their owners' hearts and lives. These charming books depicts 101 of a dog's most endearing characteristics and useful traits.
As the more than 65 million dog-owners in America will attest, there's something about the presence of a dog that inspires confidence, nurtures emotional well being, and brings out the best in ourselves. But for some people, the presence of a dog can do even more. Written by the leading expert in an emerging new field of therapy, Healing Companions is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety, to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Healing Companions will teach you:
What criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you.
What kind of training service dogs require.
What to expect and how to respond when you take a service dog out in public.
How a dog can compliment other forms of therapy.
How to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog.
How to recognize the dog--s needs and provide it with proper care.
And much more.