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The Healing Touch for Dogs: The Proven Massage Program for Dogs
The Healing Touch for Dogs
The Proven Massage Program for Dogs
Paperback      ISBN: 1557045763

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.

A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
A Dog Year
Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me
Paperback      ISBN: 0812966902
"Change loves me, defines and stalks me like a laser-guided smart bomb. It comes at me in all forms, suddenly and with enormous impact, from making shifts in work to having and raising a kid to buying a cabin on a distant mountaintop. Sometimes, change comes on four legs."

In his popular and widely praised Running to the Mountain, Jon Katz wrote of the strength and support he found in the massive forms of his two yellow Labrador retrievers, Julius and Stanley. When the Labs were six and seven, a breeder who'd read his book contacted Katz to say she had a dog that was meant for him--a two-year-old border collie named Devon, well bred but high-strung and homeless. Katz already had a full canine complement, but instinct overruled reason, and soon thereafter he brought Devon home.

A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs, and Me is the story of how Devon and Jon--and Julius and Stanley--came to terms with each other. It shows how a man discovered a lot about himself through one dog (and then another) whose temperament seemed as different from his own as day is from night. It is a story of trust and understanding, of life and death, of continuity and change. It is by turns insightful, hilarious, and deeply moving.
Complete Dog Care Manual: The Essential Practical Guide to All Aspects of Caring for Your Dog
Complete Dog Care Manual
The Essential Practical Guide to All Aspects of Caring for Your Dog
Paperback      ISBN: 075661743x

Discusses canine care, containing sections on nutrition, health, feeding, grooming, first aid, caring for older dogs, and obedience training.

Dog Years: A Memoir
Dog Years
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0061171018

A Washington Post Book World Best Book of the Year

Winner of the Israel Fishman-Stonewall Book Award for Nonfiction

Tender and amusing. . . . Doty brilliantly captures the qualities that make dogs endearing. -- The New Yorker

When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he brings home Beau, a large, malnourished golden retriever in need of loving care. Joining Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family, Beau bounds back into life. Before long, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days.

Dog Years is a poignant, intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about living, love, and loss.

City Walks With Dogs New York: 50 Adventures on Foot and Paw
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
Weimaraners: Everything About Housing, Care, Nutrition Breeding and Health Care
Weimaraners
Everything About Housing, Care, Nutrition Breeding and Health Care
Paperback      ISBN: 0764113224

Here is a great hunting dog that also has a fine, aristocratic bearing. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information for new or soon-to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, and much more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.

Unlock Your Dog's Potential
Unlock Your Dog's Potential
Paperback      ISBN: 0715326384

Improve every aspect of your dog's life and behaviour safely and effectively by learning how to understand the way tensions and blocks affect him. Step-by-step exercises and simple observations will allow you and your dog to break free of nagging problems and enjoy the benfits of better health and a happier relationship. "Unlock Your Dog's Potential" covers a wide range of unique dog management tips and techniques, as well as training advice, including handling and bodywork exercises to improve movement and trainability. Case studies of dogs that Sarah Fisher has worked with appear throughout the book to show how her techniques relate to real-life situations.

Cold Noses and Warm Hearts
Cold Noses and Warm Hearts
Paperback      ISBN: 1595434410

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.

Stylish Knits for Dogs: 30 Projects to Knit in a Weekend
Stylish Knits for Dogs
30 Projects to Knit in a Weekend
Paperback      ISBN: 1592532144

Women-and men-of all ages are learning how to knit. Knitters, especially the new ones, enjoy easy-to-make projects that can be completed in a short time. Pets are equally popular in our modern society. Pet owners who often indulge their animals with special treats and accessories will like these easy and quick-to-make designer-quality dog sweaters. These projects can be completed in a weekend, an evening, while watching television, or during an airport layover. They are simple enough to be a first knitting project for a beginning knitter. Design variations and embellishments add the personal touch, and can make each design a more challenging project for an experience knitter. Additionally, the small size of the projects in this book makes them ideal to tuck into a purse or tote bag, so that they can be worked on at odd moments during the day when the knitter finds a few free moments.

The Nature of Dogs
The Nature of Dogs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1416542876

In The Nature of Dogs, Mary Ludington seeks to capture the true nature of dogs -- their beauty, character, and spirit. Any dog owner will tell you that there is a profound and mysterious connection between humans and their dogs. Our regard for these creatures undeniably runs deeper than mere gratitude for companionship: we respect the unknowable aspect of their natures and understand that at least a part of their true spirit resides outside the human sphere. Though they hunger for our affection, our pets are often most themselves in their natural habitat.

Mary Ludington's spectacular and sensitive photographs reflect this understanding, capturing the particular personalities of sixty different breeds, from the handsome and feisty Irish Terrier to the exuberant and hardy Labrador Retriever; from the sleek, high-stepping Italian Greyhound to the snub-nosed, princely Pug. Ludington has her subjects roam outdoors, observing quietly and letting the dogs dictate her shots. The striking collection of more than one hundred twenty-five photographs that results from this natural approach offers us a glimpse of the dogs in their element -- whether caught midstride or in an hour of well-earned repose.

Of course, as Patricia Hampl notes in her foreword, though we may find ourselves drawn to a certain breed's characteristics, our love for dogs inevitably becomes deeply specific; a dog is an individual, not a bloodline. "There is only one dog," she writes, "mine...or of course, yours." This intense relationship between pet and owner is reflected in the set of original, personal essays that accompanies Ludington's photographs. The contributing writers include:
  • JAMES HILLMAN, renowned psychologist and prolific author
  • MARY GAITSKILL, National Book Award finalist
  • TEMPLE GRANDIN, PhD in animal science and spokeswoman for the welfare of animals
  • KEVIN KLING, playwright, humorist, and regular contributor to All Things Considered
  • WINONA LADUKE, Native American environmental activist and two-time vice-presidential candidate
  • PETER TRACHTENBERG, poet, essayist, and short-story writer

Their personal perspectives combine to create a narrative that addresses the nature of the species we call "man's best friend" in a volume you will treasure for years to come.