Living with Border Collies

Living with Border Collies

There's nothing wrong with a dog having a ball, but if that ball is in use every day and each walk includes a ball, then it will become an obsession. Before you dismiss me as anti-ball and anti-fun, you have to remember that I see the ...

Author: Barbara Sykes

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785009822

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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Esteemed Border Collie trainer, consultant and authority on the breed, Barbara Sykes, has lived with Border Collies all of her life and has spent the last fifty years training, trialling and rescuing hundreds of dogs. In her sixth book, she explores how Border Collies have been adopted into the family home and how to get the most from your pet dog, without diminishing the unique spirit that attracted you to the breed in the first place. Part One of the book takes you on a journey that began over 200 years ago at the birth of the breed up to the present day. Understanding the history of Border Collies, why they were bred and why they are so diverse, is the key to understanding and managing their instincts. Part Two then explores simple strategies and techniques to balance those instincts within a domestic setting, whilst still having fun with your dog and creating a strong partnership. Key coverage includes: the history of the breed; how coat and eye colour genes impact character; understanding and managing the inherent instincts; health and welfare; the rescue dog in your home; Border Collies and children; lead walking and recall and finally, trouble-shooting problems and setbacks. Although developed with Border Collies in mind, these techniques are applicable to any breed, making an owner’s life easier and a dog’s life happier.
Categories: Pets

Soldier Dogs

Soldier Dogs

ball with a weird odor. It's the cornerstone of detection training, and once at dog school in the United States, dogs have only sixty days to master detect eight explosives scents, so the team does not want slow learners.

Author: Maria Goodavage

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101577103

Category: Pets

Page: 304

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A leading reporter offers a tour of military working dogs' extraordinary training, heroic accomplishments, and the lasting impacts they have on those who work with them. People all over the world have been riveted by the story of Cairo, the Belgian Malinois who was a part of the Navy SEAL team that led the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. A dog's natural intelligence, physical abilities, and pure loyalty contribute more to our military efforts than ever before. You don't have to be a dog lover to be fascinated by the idea that a dog-the cousin of that furry guy begging for scraps under your table-could be one of the heroes who helped execute the most vital and high-tech military mission of the new millennium. Now Maria Goodavage, editor and featured writer for one of the world's most widely read dog blogs, tells heartwarming stories of modern soldier dogs and the amazing bonds that develop between them and their handlers. Beyond tales of training, operations, retirement, and adoption into the families of fallen soldiers, Goodavage talks to leading dog-cognition experts about why dogs like nothing more than to be on a mission with a handler they trust, no matter how deadly the IEDs they are sniffing, nor how far they must parachute or rappel from aircraft into enemy territory. "Military working dogs live for love and praise from their handlers," says Ron Aiello, president of the United States War Dogs Association and a former marine scout dog handler. "The work is all a big game, and then they get that pet, that praise. They would do anything for their handler." This is an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loving warriors.
Categories: Pets

Dogs

Dogs

A fastpaced competition that will see your dog burning off energy and having a ball at the same time, two teams of four dogs compete at the same time, each using a parallel racing lane down which each dog runs in turn.

Author: Vicky Edwards

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783726028

Category: Pets

Page: 97

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This pocket-sized miscellany – packed with doggy facts, stories of the world’s most impressive canine feats and famous mutts from literature, history and art, and tips on looking after your pooch – is perfect for anyone who values the trusty companionship of their favourite hound.
Categories: Pets

Let s Have a Dog Party

Let s Have a Dog Party

Dogs have an inherent sense of play, as anyone knows who has seen a puppy jumping at an imaginary butterfly or whatever it is the pup is after. ... You know more than anyone which games your dog most enjoys, so have a ball!

Author: Ingrid E Newkirk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440516528

Category: Pets

Page: 137

View: 867

Dogs don't need a reason to celebrate, and neither should their guardians! With Ingrid E. Newkirk's Let's Have a Dog Party! you'll learn that every day can be a special occasion and Ingrid shows you just how to make the most of it for dogs and yourself. Each page is packed with tips for: Hosting a themed party, including fiestas, luaus, adoption-day celebrations, and 'bark' mitzvahs; Creating goodie bags and gifts for canine and human guests; Making dog food and people food with recipes from Alicia Silverstone, Jackie Chan, William Shatner, and other stars who love dogs; and Celebrating doggie joy every day of the year. Whether it's a ride in the car, a trip to the beach, a special viewing of a D(dog)-rated film, or a good old-fashioned howl at the moon, Ingrid explains how to throw the perfect party for the ultimate party animal.
Categories: Pets

Animal Creativity and Innovation

Animal Creativity and Innovation

And you have it, or your dog has it. So it's really more than a ball: it's a gateway to fun. For some dogs, your having a ball is tantamount to saying, “Let's play.” For some people, a dog with a ball is an invitation to get the ball ...

Author:

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128007136

Category: Psychology

Page: 538

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Animal Creativity and Innovation explores theories and research on animal innovation and creativity, comparing and contrasting it with theory and research on human creativity and innovation. In doing so, it encompasses findings from psychology, biology, neuroscience, engineering, business, ecology, and education. The book includes examples of animal innovation in parrots, dogs, marine mammals, insects, and primates, exploring parallels from creative play in children. The book defines creativity, differentiating it from play, and looks at evolutionary models and neurological constructs. The book further explores applied aspects of animal innovation and creativity including tool use and group dynamics, as well as barriers to creativity. The final chapters look into how creative behavior may be taught or trained. Each chapter is followed by a commentary for integration of thoughts and ideas between animal and human research, behavioral and cognitive research, and theory and observation in real life. Compares theory and research on animal and human creativity Defines and differentiates creativity from play Reviews applied creativity in tool use and social dynamics Includes examples of animal creativity in multiple species
Categories: Psychology

101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog

101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog

With the ball in his mouth, he races back down the line of hurdles, crossing the start line to release the next dog on his team, until all four dogs have had their turn. The returning dog and the next dog will ideally cross the start ...

Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781610580700

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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Play, jump, drive, pull, help, or just soak up the limelight—101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog builds confidence and jump starts the bonding process between dog and owner. You will never have a bored, rainy day again! See happy dogs and their owners participating in a wide range of activities together, and bringing joy to others, and you, too, will be inspired to find new things to do with your beloved dog. You may have heard of agility, search & rescue, or thought, “My dog should be on TV!” With our busy schedules and demands on our time, we can’t always convert our dreams into reality. With 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog, you have 101 easy ways to get inspired. For each activity, you’ll learn the best type of dog, how to get started, and where to find governing organizations. Then, you go one step further: enjoy the visual, step-by-step instruction on how to teach your dog the basics. That way, you can try the sport out on your own at home, without the commitment of signing up for a class. And if you DO decide that this is an activity that you'd like to pursue, you can go into a class with confidence! Activities for you and your dog include: -Volleyball -Jump Rope -Scent Work -Sledding -How to work with hearing-impaired dogs -Becoming a therapy dog, an animal actor, a dog blood donor, and much more!
Categories: Pets

Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior

Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior

'inefficient' for dogs. But it can be turned into efficiency when the other, preferred method is no longer available. The blue ball may have produced such a transformation. Obviously, the performance of the dogs in the MO group was ...

Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642539947

Category: Science

Page: 274

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This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book’s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition – such as learning and social referencing – and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings.
Categories: Science

How Dogs Work

How Dogs Work

The cube would almost certainly never get to the bottom of the hill as fast as the ball. The cube would have to put a lot more energy in getting to the bottom, which means, at the very least, it would have to eat more than the ball to ...

Author: Raymond Coppinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226637761

Category: Pets

Page: 264

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Two experts, drawing on decades of research and field experiments, unlock the origins of many of our dogs most common, most puzzling and most endearing behaviors, and explore such canine mysteries as why dogs play, why they bark, how they feed and forage, why they guard and herd and much more.
Categories: Pets

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

gears and each gear of said second plurality having a comprising a sleeve with the ends of both of said shafts ... separate yoke means engag3,301,082 ing each said driving dog , said yoke means being secured BALL SCREW MECHANISM to said ...

Author: United States. Patent Office

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000065837269

Category: Patents

Page:

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Categories: Patents

Dog Logic

Dog Logic

Dogs – old bones are delightful Humans – old bones are disgusting All dogs have their favourite recreational pursuits which help to pass the day and stave off boredom: chasing the ball, a quiet bone chew in the afternoon sun, ...

Author: Robyn Osborne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781921941726

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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Keen to turn your disobedient dog into the perfect pooch? Tired of man's best friend ending up in the doghouse? Why not take an informative and entertaining walk on the wild side, with Dog Logic, a unique view of the world, one that is both canine created and related. Whether your best friend is a blue blood or a bitser, Dog Logic has them licked. Should you let sleeping dogs lie, exactly who is top dog and can you teach old dogs new tricks? Dog Logic helps get you on the right scent and ensures you're not barking up the wrong tree. And who better to take you on a journey deep into the canine world, but a member of the pack himself; Sox, the quintessential Aussie cattle dog and four legged philosopher. With 20 chapters covering issues from barking, beds and biting, to worrisome walks and everything in between, Sox offers his humorous but practical advice on resolving your doggy dilemmas. Supported with terrific tips from humans in the know, each chapter provides both canine and two legged advice that is fun, uplifting and relevant. As a RSPCA puppy who overcame a difficult start to life, Sox is proof that a dog from the wrong side of the pound can achieve greatness. As the creative canine consultant to Dog Logic, Sox is no stranger to fame having written a regular full page column in bark! Australia magazine. Combining the creative genius of Sox the Philosophical Pooch, and his human assistant, Robyn Osborne, Dog Logic is the must have book for anyone searching for the ideal canine companion.
Categories: Pets