The Dog Vinci Code - How to decode your dog's behaviour
By John Rogerson
John Rogerson, founder and principal lecturer of the Northern Centre
for Canine Behaviour is now widely acclaimed as the world′s leading dog
trainer and behaviourist, having pioneered the majority of techniques
that have now become standard practice in behaviour therapy and
training. John is the author of no fewer than seven books, has produced
two DVDs and has run courses on training and behaviour for:
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- Central Scottish Police Dogs
- U.S. Air Force Dog Section
- Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
- Dog Aid
- Battersea Dog's and Cat's Home
- The National Canine Defence League
- The Blue Cross
- The R.S.P.C.A.
- Illinois State University
- Southampton University
- Bombay Vet School
- Defense Animal Centre
- Cyprus Defence Animal Support Unit
- Dog AID (Assistance in Disability)
- Australian Central Territories D.T.C.
- The National Canine Defence League
- Washington State Vet School
- Indian National Kennel Club
- Cuban ministry of the interior
- Miami Fire Department Search and Rescue Team
- The National Animal Welfare Trust
- The University of Piza, Italy
John should need no introduction to anyone currently engaged in the
study of canine behaviour and training as he is one of the most sought
after speakers on the subject in the world today.
John is a founder member of the Association of Pet Behaviour
Counsellors, is the founder of Support Dogs and a founder member of the
Kennel Club accreditation scheme for dog trainers and behaviourists.
The Connection Collection features 20 of Suzanne’s
thought provoking, memorable articles and seminar handouts that reflect
the Relationship Centered Training philosophy, and provide some useful
Suzanne’s unique perspective on dogs and our relationships with
them has helped dog owners around the world to find new ways to
understand and enjoy their canine companions.
Raising Puppies & Kids Together
A Guide for ParentsBy Pia Silvani & Lynn Eckhardt
All parents want to see their children grow up to have a healthy bond
with the family dog. This is the most comprehensive guide to achieving
a loving, respectful, and sane household.
Maintaining a safe and
happy household that includes both puppies and children can be a
challenging task. What is the best way to teach a child to respect the
family pet? What rules should be established to help avoid conflict?
What are realistic expectations for both the puppy and the child?
Sharing insight gleaned from over 20 years of combined experience in
the field of dog training, the authors provide a roadmap for navigating
the sometimes complicated path to a loving and respectful relationship
between puppies and children. Real-life examples of interactions
between children and dogs clearly illustrate common problems and offer
appropriate solutions, while instructional photos give examples of both
"right" and "wrong" behavior.
Learn how to meld the playful and
protective nature of a puppy with the curiosity and compulsiveness of a
child to create a positive atmosphere for the puppy, the child, and the
rest of the household.
The Perfect Puppy- Newly Revised & Updated:
How to Raise a Well-Behaved Dog By Gwen Bailey
Acquiring a new puppy is always an exciting experience, but training
the little rascal can be exasperating, time-consuming, and not always
successful. This revised edition contains a greater emphasis on common
behavioral problems − keeping control without using intimidation or
punishment, plus much more information on how to set boundaries and
enforce behavior standards without being aggressive.
Choosing the Right Dog for YouBy Gwen Bailey
Which dog would suit you and your family? What sort of dog will that
cute puppy become? Which breed will fit you lifestyle? A detailed
collection of over 200 breeds to help you choose the perfect dog for
Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1,000 Dog BreedsBy Desmond Morris
One of the world's leading experts on animal behavior presents an
authoritative guide to the origins and characteristics of every
recognized breed of dog, from the Affenpinscher to the Zanzibar
Greyhound. In addition, a fascinating look at the conflicting theories
of canine behavior sheds new light on some old beliefs. From household
pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders,
even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history,
qualities, and characteristics of each breed. Expert, meticulously
researched information combines with superb illustrations to make this
an unparalleled resource for dog lovers.
Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and CatsBy Richard H. Pitcairn DVM, PhD
PitcairnOver 400,000 copies of this treasured classic have been sold
since its original publication more than 20 years agoThe book that is
the definitive guide to a natural lifestyle for dogs and cats is now
completely updated and revisedfor the first time in 9 years. Writing
with the warmth and compassion that have won them a national following,
veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn,
noted specialists in chemical-free nutrition and natural healing for
pets, show dog and cat owners how to provide the very best in
companionship and lifelong care. They now cover environmental matters,
including pollutants both inside the home and out, as well as recent
hot-button topics, such as Mad Cow disease, Lyme disease, and the West
Nile virus. Theyve updated dozens of recipes for delicious and
healthful pet food and treats. With a guide to handling emergencies and
an in-depth Quick Reference section, they give specific instructions
for preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of animal
diseases and disorderswith special attention to homeopathic, herbal,
and nutritional remedies.
The Goldsteins' Wellness & Longevity Program
By Robert S. Goldstein, V.M.D., and Susan J. Goldstein
Searching for alternatives to conventional veterinary practices,
thousands of desperate animal guardians have turned to Robert
Goldstein, V.M.D., and Susan Goldstein for help in finding a better,
more natural way to companion animal health. Finally, the Goldsteins
have put their three decades worth of experience into this definitive
guide to integrative medicine for dogs and cats.
Wellness & Longevity Program covers the most current integrative
health methods available today. Learn how to treat the most common
ailments affecting dogs and cats, plus uncover in-depth analysis and
treatment of the diseases that animal guardians fear most.
the Goldsteins' support and guidance, animal guardians can drastically
improve the qualty and length of life of their dog or cat---and that is
one of the best gifts to give an animal companion.
The Pill Book Guide to Medication for Your Dog and Cat
By Kate Roby V.M.D. & Lenny Southam D.V.M.
This one-of-a-kind guide provides you with important information about
the most commonly prescribed and over-the-counter drugs for cats and
dogs, plus helpful information on alternative therapies that will keep
your pet healthy and happy. From common antibiotics and powerful drugs
prescribed for more serious ailments to recent medications such as the ″flea pill,″ here are the facts you need to know. Each drug is
extensively profiled for effectiveness, safety, proper dosages,
possible side effects, allergic reactions, toxicity, and much more.
The Dog Lover's Companion to California: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog
The Dog Lover′s Companion to California has the inside scoop on
the best dog runs, parks, beaches, hiking trails, camping areas,
pet-friendly businesses, and much more. Local author Maria Goodavage
and her trusty companion Jake have dug up many surprising resources
available to dogs in the Golden State, such as baseball games, summer
camps, and pet parades. For the less outdoorsy dog, there are doggy
spas, art openings, and even winery visits! Packed with helpful maps,
up-to-date leash laws, and a useful "paw" ranking system for all
locations in the book, The Dog Lover′s Companion to California is a pet′s best friend.
Best Hikes With Dogs:
Southern CaliforniaBay Area & Beyond
Texas Hill Country and Coast
Boston & Beyond
New Hampshire & Vermont
Georgia and South Carolina
New York City & Beyond
Southern California hikes selected to delight your dog (and you)—many accessible from urban areas
More than 60 dog-suitable trails, accessible from metro areas including
Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara
· Most trails are lightly traveled; off-leash permitted on nearly half
· What to pack for your pooch on the trail
Riedel and his canine trail companions, Chewbacca and Socrates, have
hiked thousands of miles together in southern California to select the
best dog-friendly, dog-fun, and dog-safe hikes in the region.
than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser-known trails where travel is
light and where you’re unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized
vehicles. On nearly half of the trails, off-leash hiking is permitted.
The hikes avoid steep, rocky terrain and many offer lakes or streams as
a reward. Paw comfort rating (whether you’ll be walking on sand, dirt,
or pavement) is clearly noted in the information block at the beginning
of each hike description; potential dog hazards such as ticks or poison
oak are described in the text.
A Trail Finder chart in the
front of the book indicates trail length, which hikes include water,
swimming, or shade, which are "good for senior dogs" or "best for fit
Rescuing Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and AnguishBy Mark R. Levin
Although Mark Levin is known as a constitutional lawyer and a
nationally syndicated broadcaster, he is, first and foremost, a dog
lover. In 1998, he and his family welcomed a half-Border
Collie/half-Cocker Spaniel they named Pepsi into their lives. Six years
later, his wife and son persuaded him to adopt a dog from the local
shelter, a Spaniel mix. It turned out he was older than originally
thought, and he was the most beautiful dog they'd ever seen. They named
him Sprite. Their lives would never be the same.
During the next
two years, Sprite and Pepsi were inseparable. And Sprite's bond with
the Levin family deepened. Friends, neighbors, and even Mark's radio
audience came to know and love Sprite. But Sprite's health deteriorated
-- even as his spirits remained high and his beauty and grace continued
to inspire. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas 2006, the Levin family
said their emotional final good-bye. Crushed and consumed with grief,
Mark turned to family, friends, and fans for help. But new hope came
when the Levins least expected it.