A Dog in a Million

Author: Hazel Carter
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409050149
Format: PDF
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Hazel Carter's home-help tidies the house, does the washing and helps with the cooking, and the only payment she requires is a nice big bowl of dog food at dinner time ... When Hazel was debilitated with crippling back problems, she found herself unable to look after the house so she used her skills as an animal behaviourist to teach Connie, her seven-month-old Newfoundland, how to do the work instead. Connie picks out items of dirty clothing from the laundry basket and places them inside the washing machine. When the washing cycle is over, Connie transfers the clean clothes to the tumble dryer. Hazel could leave Connie to complete the entire task unsupervised - if only Connie understood that dark colours must not be washed with whites. Connie also works in the garden, brings in the shopping and is happy to do anything from carefully carrying a basket of eggs to pulling Hazel along in a boat. 'At one stage all I could do was lie in bed and Connie would bring me a toy from her toy box for me to throw as I lay there. She quickly learnt that to have a game she must first bring her toy to me, a very valuable lesson. My idea was to keep her occupied and mentally stimulated while helping me at the same time.' Underlying the story of this remarkable dog is a remarkable relationship with a remarkable woman: Hazel Carter. For almost thirty years she has been helping owners to understand and cure their dogs' behavioural problems with patience, gentleness and kindness.

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

Author: Walton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053676
Format: PDF
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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.

What Color Is Your Dog

Author: Joel Silverman
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788630
Format: PDF, Docs
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This exciting dog training book is based on the original techniques of Hollywood dog trainer and Animal Planet’s Good Dog U host, Joel Silverman. In What Color Is Your Dog? Silverman presents his groundbreaking color-coding technique, developed over his thirty-year career training dogs for film, television, and commercials as well as working with killer whales in Sea World. By determining what color is an owner’s dog, he is able to recognize and then enhance his dog’s behavior, following the techniques outlined in the book. Silverman’s advice for new puppy owners is to develop a strong, trusting relationship with their puppies in their first thirty days. He shuns traditional concepts of beginning the puppy’s lessons as soon as the puppy comes home; instead he proposes that new owners spend time having fun, building trust, and enjoying the first month of the relationship. By increasing the dog’s trust and “like” of his owner, the dog becomes more willing and eager to please and work with his owner/trainer. The main gist of the book comes from Silverman’s color system in which five basic canine personalities or temperaments are assigned colors. With the descriptions of the five colors in hand—Blue (a fearful, rather skittish type dog), Green (a more or less bashful pooch), Yellow (the ideal, easygoing companion dog), Orange (excitable, but relatively under control dog), and Red (the hyper, high-strung dog that bounces off the walks as soon as bark)—an owner is able to determine which color best matches his dog’s temperament and approach the dog’s lessons accordingly. The dog owner’s goal then is to move his dog as close to the middle of the color spectrum (Yellow) as possible by using the training practices outlined in the book. Silverman devotes a full chapter to each of the five colors, explaining what makes each color type tick and how owners should best handle such a dog. The second half of the book focuses on training tools and techniques and teaching specific cues (sit/stay, stay, come, and no). There is also a chapter for the puppy owner giving helpful advice on special techniques to use for puppies.

Samoyeds

Author: Betsy Sikora Siino
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764101755
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the characteristics and history of the breed, and provides information on the care of these dogs

Puppy Chow Is Better Than Prozac

Author: Bruce Goldstein
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0306817624
Format: PDF, ePub
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Meet Bruce Goldstein: unemployed and recently dumped, this twenty-something New Yorker had fallen into such a deep depression he needed to call his mother just to get out of bed in the morning. In the downward spiral of bipolar disorder, neither therapy nor medication could help him shake his rapid mood swings, his fear of dying, or the voice of Satan, who first visited him one sunny day in Central Park. Then comes Ozzy, an exuberantly life-affirming black Lab puppy who launches Bruce on a surprising, uproarious journey of complete canine interdependence. Ozzy helps Bruce heal through the most unexpected source: the love of a good dog.

Zak George s Dog Training Revolution

Author: Zak George
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607748916
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!

Dog I q Test

Author: Ronald A. Barnes
Publisher: New Global Publishing
ISBN: 0978560922
Format: PDF, Docs
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Dog IQ Test is a practical way for dog owners to evaluate the ability and potential of their dogs. The tests are designed to simulate a game situation while providing useful information that will allow dog owners to learn different ways to improve their dogs mental ability, quality of life and to deepen the loving relationship that already exists.