The Dog Listener

Learn How to Communicate with Your Dog for Willing Cooperation

Author: Jan Fennell

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061760662

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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In The Dog Listener Jan Fennell shares her revolutionary insight into the canine world and its instinctive language that has enabled her to bring even the most delinquent of dogs to heel. This easy-to-follow guide draws on Jan's countless case histories of problem dogs—from biters and barkers to bicycle chasers—to show how you can bridge the language barrier that separates you from your dog. This edition includes a new 30-Day Training Guide to further incorporate Jan's powerful method into every element of pet ownership, including: Understanding what it means to care for a dog Choosing the right dog for you Introducing your dog to its new home Overcoming separation anxiety Walking on a leash Dealing with behavioral problems Grooming And much more
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Tail Talk

Understanding the Secret Language of Dogs

Author: Sophie Collins

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811860772

Category: Pets

Page: 127

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A guide to dog behavior shows how the positions and movements of the ears, eyes, head, mouth and teeth, back, legs, and tail correspond the mood of the animal.
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Original Dog Bible

The Definitive Source for All Things Dog

Author: Kristin Mehus-Roe

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484893

Category: Pets

Page: 800

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The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics. Section I: “The Dog in Our World” starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog’s place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues. Section II: “A New Dog” is a new owner’s primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home. Section III: “Life with a Dog” discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more. Section IV: “Breeds” is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed’s development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns—all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family. Section V: “Health” extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques. Section VI: “Daily Care” provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled “The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog” addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions. Section VII: “Training and Behavior” could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems. Section VIII: “Dogs and Work” includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers). The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.
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Ask Your Animal

Resolving Animal Behavioral Issues through Intuitive Communication

Author: Marta Williams

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577317130

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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Ask Your Animal provides a clear, hands-on guide to relating with animals and nature using intuitive communication. Its step-by-step instructions, true stories, and practice exercises are designed to inspire and guide the beginner. More advanced techniques help you resolve specific issues with the animals in your life — or in your neighborhood. Using this approach, you can start addressing these common situations right away: controlling bad habits like barking and digging • recovering lost animals • calming an animal with separation anxiety coping with an animal’s death • achieving a better bond with your animal • restoring trust in an abused animal creating harmony among the animals in your home • trailering a reluctant horse • eliminating aggressive behavior assisting sick and injured animals • connecting with rescue animals and animals in crisis
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What Makes Us Moral? On the capacities and conditions for being moral

Author: Bert Musschenga,Anton van Harskamp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400763433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This book addresses the question of what it means to be moral and which capacities one needs to be moral. It questions whether empathy is a cognitive or an affective capacity, or perhaps both. As most moral beings behave immorally from time to time, the authors ask which factors cause or motivate people to translate their moral beliefs into action? Specially addressed is the question of what is the role of internal factors such as willpower, commitment, character, and what is the role of external, situational and structural factors? The questions are considered from various (disciplinary) perspectives.​
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Animal Happiness

Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions - From Cats and Dogs to Orangutans and Tortoises

Author: Vicki Hearne

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 160239167X

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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A New York Times Notable Book of 1994! Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining stories about cats, horses, an ornamental carp, a scorpion, and tortoises, Hearne focuses on how each of these various creatures experiences happiness in its own special way. She takes issue with Ludwig Wittgenstein on lions and language, discusses the naming of pets, and considers the process of mourning a loved dog’s death.
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Life Lessons from My Dog

Author: Patricia Budd Kepler

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462840809

Category: Religion

Page: 85

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One fall day, I found myself in the car holding on to a squirmy, very adorable puppy. We were taking her home. From the moment we picked her up, she became my mentor, teaching me life lessons without ever trying. She loved the world and all of us. She became a wonderful traveler, and over time, she became socialized. She taught me patience, got me through some rough times, showed me how to be playful, and strengthened me spiritually. I began to record some of our experiences together. Those reflections became this book. The book ends with her first birthday and our celebration of Dog who opened insights to God.
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