Visiting the Dog Park

Author: Cheryl S. Smith
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 192924245X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Taking your dog to a dog park is a great way to exercise and socialize your canine companion. Dog parks offer fresh air, open space, and freedom-a chance for your dog to be a dog. But not all dogs enjoy the experience and not all dog parks are safe for your dog. Visiting the Dog Park gives you detailed information so you can decide if your dog is ready for a dog park outing, whether the design of the park makes for safe play, and teaches you simple things you can do to prepare for a great dog park experience.

Dog Park Design Development and Operation

Author: Marilynn R. Glasser
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 1492581739
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation you’ll learn how to make your dog park a reality from concept to opening celebration and beyond. Find step-by-step guidance plus information on location considerations, community benefits, maintenance concerns, design options, amenities, suggested rules, and even program opportunities. More than 90 photos from dog parks across the United States illustrate the various equipment, features, and programming that make dog parks an asset in any community. Author Marilyn R. Glasser, an experienced dog park consultant, shares her insight into some of the challenges and resistance you might encounter in developing a dog park—and their possible solutions. Her often humorous experiences illustrate the importance of following best practices when developing your community dog park. As a source of proven processes, Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation offers guidance on creating a facility as well as information on management, maintenance, marketing, and evaluation. With photos and insightful stories of the author’s experiences, Dog Park Design, Development, and Operation can help you create a professional-quality community facility filled with smiling faces and wagging tails.

Training Your Labrador Retriever

Author: September Morn
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764142550
Format: PDF, Docs
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(back cover) BARRON'S Training Your Dog Series Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You'll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with house training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You'll learn humane methods of eliminating canine bad habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, nipping, and unnecessary barking. Filled with instructive illustrations and full-color photos Training Your Labrador Retriever Here's practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Labrador Retriever. You'll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to be a terrific housedog and companion for life. The typical Labrador Retriever is good-natured, has a calm temperament, and is nearly always willing to please his master--qualities that make him relatively easy to train. In this book, author September Morn takes you step-by-step through her time-proven training method, which emphasizes positive reinforcement.

The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog

Author: Sasha Foster
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1929242778
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Research on human athletes is changing what we know about stretching. For example, it is now recognized that aggressive stretching should only take place after muscles are warmed up and shortened from exertion. Authors Sasha and Ashley Foster have applied this latest research to dogs-many of whom compete in vigorous canine sporting events-so that you can learn how to safely and effectively stretch your dog to prevent injuries, maintain joint integrity, and improve you dog's fitness whether he is an elite canine athlete or a lap dog. Over 300 photos and diagrams demonstrate how to safely and effectively stretch each major muscle group. Teaches correct hand placement for joint stabilization and how to maintain good form. Stretching routines are presented for both large and small dogs, older dogs, and those that are involved in a variety of dog sports.

Working Like Dogs

Author: Marcie Davis
Publisher: Alpine Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781577790860
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A resource on service dogs includes an overview of assistance dogs, and information on deciding to get a dog, team training, the access a service dog provides, veterinarians, routine home healthcare, illness and retirement of a service dog, coping with the death of dog, successor dogs, and puppy raisers.