How Dogs Learn

Author: Mary R. Burch,Jon S. Bailey, PhD.

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876053713

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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"...this book should be on every animal trainer's bookshelf for future reference. How Dogs Learn covers the content of an undergraduate course in learning and behavior, but the examples are taken from dog training it is practical and very useful without sacrificing scientific and technical accuracy." --Jack Michael, PhD, Department of Psychology, Western Michigan University How Dogs Learn explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. How Dogs Learn explains the basic principles of behavior and how they can be used to teach your dog new skills, diagnose problems and eliminate unwanted behaviors. It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Dog Showing for Beginners

Author: Lynn Hall

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876054086

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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An astute observer once described the scene at a typical dog show as "organized confusion." While the action may seem more confusion than organization, the reverse is actually true. It just takes a little while to learn this. Dog Showing for Beginners is the ideal means for the budding exhibitor to grasp the essentials and understand what is unfolding before her or him in this unique recreation. Every chapter has something important to tell the reader. Opening with a candid overview of what to expect from being a part of the sport, Dog Showing for Beginners goes on to help find that first show dog and explain how to get started in showing and hands-on learning. Here are simple explanations of how dog shows are structured and how dogs become champions. Excellent guidance on getting the equipment needed and entering shows is included along with how to approach your first show. This book also helps the reader find a place in dog showing and how to deal with the up and the down sides of the game. From beginning to end, Dog Showing for Beginners is touched with an insider's sometimes irreverent whimsy; as the author points out, if you're going to do dog shows, a sense of humor is a definite plus! A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Training Your Dog

The Step-by-Step Manual

Author: Joachim Volhard,Gail Tamases Fisher

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057759

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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Eight carefully planned lessons teach you to apply canine/human learning patterns to train your dog simply, effectively, and permanently.

Second-Hand Dog

How to Turn Yours into a First-Rate Pet

Author: Carol Lea Benjamin

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057353

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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Praise for Second-Hand Dog "At long last, the book all animal shelters have been waiting for is here: Carol Lea Benjamin's Second-Hand Dog." --Sue Sternberg ASPCA Report "...goes right to the heart of what it's all about..." --Barbara Dyer, Director Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter "Benjamin writes with love and sensitivity about caring for pets 'adopted' from a shelter." --Publishers Weekly "...a solid training program...a great book." --Job Michael Evans, Dog Fancy "Why a book like this has never before been written is beyond me. It is an invaluable guide to rehabilitating those myriad unfortunate dogs which have either never had a home or have been shuttled from one owner to another, losing confidence, trust and self-esteem every step of the way. It is an absolute must for every owner who wants his second-hand dog to regain the ability to become the warm, loving companion every dog should be." --Kenneth A. Marden President, The American Kennel Club "...Carol Lea Benjamin has written a witty, sound and thoroughly appropriate book on the extraordinary advantages that each of us who has second-hand pets knows first-hand. If you're thinking about sharing your life with a pet or with another pet, read this book first!" --John F. Kullberg President ASPCA

Dog Training for Kids

Author: Carol Lea Benjamin

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876055410

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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This new and expanded edition of Dog Training for Kids gives youngsters the skills they need to make better citizens of their canine companions, while strengthening that all-important human/animal bond. This "home study course" is based on the ability of the child to teach a dog basic obedience as well as some captivating tricks, without having to depend on parental help or expensive equipment. There are beautifully detailed and humorously illustrated instructions on Heeling, Sit Stay, Stand Stay, Down Stay and Come When Called. Counseling is given on seven common but persistent problems; Jumping Up On People, Chewing, Biting, Excessive Barking, Stealing Food and Problem Housebreaking. On the recreational side, there are descriptions of some wonderful tricks which all youngsters can teach their dogs. For those who feel that a future career in dogs would be satisfying and rewarding, Ms. Benjamin presents an overview of eight occupations to jog the reader's interest. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

The Howell Book of Dogs

The Definitive Reference to 300 Breeds and Varieties

Author: Liz Palika

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470175859

Category: Pets

Page: 403

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The Howell Book of Dogs is a hardcover, four-color book that will serve as a timeless and authoritative reference for dog owners and those who are considering getting a dog. Approximately 300 breeds and varieties are covered, encompassing AKC breeds, UKC breeds, and many rare breeds, such as the Eurasier, Jagd Terrier, Mi Ki, and Thai Ridgeback. One or more color photos of each breed will supplement text that describes the breed’s origins, physical characteristics, and personality traits. In addition, the book includes an informative section about dog care and training, making it the only reference book dog owners will ever need.

Agility Training

The Fun Sport for All Dogs

Author: Jane Simmons-Moake

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876054024

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Whether your dog is young or old, large or small, pedigreed or mixed breed, Agility is a sport you and your dog can enjoy together. Agility Training makes clear all aspects of this, the world's fastest growing and most versatile dog sport. Whatever your interest, whether purely casual or highly competitive, you will find the instructional methods and helpful hints meaningful for your goals. Agility Training tells readers how to get started in the sport, work on their own, attend classes, earn titles and organize a competition or practice event. Chapters describe training for all levels of Agility, from beginners through an advanced curriculum. A special feature provides detailed construction plans as well as a list of materials for all obstacles. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Control of Canine Genetic Diseases

Author: George A. Padgett

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876050040

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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If you breed dogs for any reason, you must own this book. Genetic diseases are among the most serious hazards on the landscape of modern dog breeding and one of the most vexing challenges facing today's dog breeders. Is it appropriate to open the gene pool to unwanted conditions in the pursuit of physical perfection, or must breeding to the Standard take a back seat to producing healthy animals? In Control of Canine Genetic Diseases, renowned authority George A. Padgett, DVM, provides an expert road map to help dog breeders everywhere avoid the pitfalls they are almost destined to encounter. For anyone whose goal is to produce healthy, functional and beautiful dogs, this is the book they need. Dr. Padgett provides clear explanations of modes of inheritance, how to conduct and analyze test matings and how to lower the chances of producing affected animals. Numerous tables, diagrams and graphs further enhance the text to facilitate the breeder's understanding. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

The Dog's Mind

Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

Author: Bruce Fogle

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9781630261962

Category: Pets

Page: 222

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"Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing." -R. W. F. Poole, Daily Telegraph How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.

Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog

Author: Wendy Volhard

Publisher: Howell Book House

ISBN: 9781630261078

Category: Pets

Page: 336

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A complete revision of a ground-breaking reference. Designed to provide updated information found in the original book, as well as lots of new topics, and a new organization--this second edition is more user-friendly than ever! Readers will get the latest on: Healthful diets for dogs of every age and activity level How to modify your dog's diet to best meet seasonal needs Natural ways to keep your dog healthy throughout all stages of life How to care for a dog in poor health The vaccine controversy--the pros, the cons and how to sort them out * Homeopathic remedies Alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, chiropractics and use of medicinal herbs

Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence

A Positive Training Program

Author: Carol Lea Benjamin

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057421

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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In Praise of Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence "Carol Benjamin has brought her usual wit and insight to bear on what is one of the most troubling phases for dog owners.... Whether you're having difficulties with a youngster or have a puppy who will soon be an adolescent, you can't help but benefit from reading this book." Robert G. Maxwell President, The American Kennel Club "A concise and practical guide Zthat] confronts almost every potential problem...with solid advice and good humor. It is destined to become a dog owner's next best friend." Roger A. Caras President, ASPCA A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Excel-erated Learning

Explaining in Plain English how Dogs Learn and how Best to Teach Them

Author: Pamela J. Reid

Publisher: James & Kenneth Pub

ISBN: 9781888047073

Category: Pets

Page: 172

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This book is the secret for increasing the speed and efficiency of dog training. With the freedom of understanding "how your dog learns" comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient, and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! At long last we have someone who can explain all-important learning theory and make it intriguing and interesting. Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., teaching your dog to train herself), and "errorless discrimination learning" for teaching retrieval and directed jumping. You'll love this book?it's so useful and utterly fascinating.

Successful Dog Breeding

The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery

Author: Chris Walkowicz,Bonnie Wilcox

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876057407

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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Here, at last, is a revised and expanded edition of this award-winning breeders' reference. Successful Dog Breeding is a book for the first-time breeder and longtime fancier alike, no matter what the breed. Down-to-earth practical information is given to cover virtually every contingency associated with breeding and whelping. Presented in a humorous format, even the most serious information is made easier to understand. Chris Walkowicz and Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M., are both veteran dog fanciers who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to every chapter. Covering topics from planning the breeding (should I or shouldn't I?) to problems encountered in breeding, delivery and neonatal care, the authors offer viable solutions to innumerable problems, whether old or new. Two highly extensive appendices on breed idiosyncrasies, compiled from correspondence with longtime fanciers as well as from research from veterinary journals, complete the abundance of information offered here. All of this is complemented by original drawings by the well-known canine artist Mary Jung. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Kennel Building and Management

Author: Mario Migliorini

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876056561

Category: Pets

Page: 208

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Kennels are important for a wide variety of reasons. Pet owners frequently need them as boarding facilities during vacations, periods of upheaval or transition or whenever it becomes impractical for a cat or dog to be left at home. Serious enthusiasts need practical facilities for dealing with multiple animals and turn to kenneling to meet their requirements. Hobby kennels frequently become professional ventures offering boarding and grooming services while others are begun as businesses stressing pet boarding or housing show animals. If you have a serious interest in kennels, this valuable reference, by one of America's most respected authorities on the subject, will be your indispensible guide whether you are building, buying or converting part of your home as an animal environment.

Dog Training in 10 Minutes

Author: Carol Lea Benjamin

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876054710

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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"Carol Lea Benjamin is the finest writer about dogs we have today." Job Michael Evans, former Monk of New Skete and author of the best-selling How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend Dog Training in 10 Minutes is Carol Lea Benjamin's dog-training book for the 1990s, geared specifically for people short on time but long on intention. Chapters cover: * How to Know What Your Dog Is Feeling * Teaching via Praise and Correction * The Bare Minimum (Sit; Give Your Paw; Housetraining; How to Stop Your Dog from Pulling) * Ten Secrets of Problem Correction * Ten Ways to Play There's even a "Ten Minute Work-Out" to do before leaving your dog alone a great way to calm and satisfy your dog. With its down-to-earth style, practical advice and emphasis on the dog-owner relationship, Dog Training in 10 Minutes is sure to follow in the wildly successful paw prints of Carol's other books: Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog: Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence; Second Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours into a First-Rate Pet; Dog Problems; Dog Tricks (with Captain Arthur Haggerty); Dog Training for Kids; and The Chosen Puppy: How to Select and Raise a Great Puppy from an Animal Shelter A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

Dog Owner's Home Veterinary,Handbook, Debra M. Eldredge, 4th Edition,2007

Dog Owner's

Author: Howell Book House

Publisher: Bukupedia

ISBN: 0470067853

Category: Pets

Page: 658

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This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of veterinarians. Readers should regularly consult a veterinarian in matters relating to their dog’s health, and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require medical attention. In writing this book, we have described the signs and symptoms that will lead you to a preliminary idea of what is happening with your dog, so you can weigh the severity of the problem. Knowing when to call your veterinarian is very important. Delays can be dangerous. At the same time, we have sought to provide guidance for the acute or emergency situations that you must handle on your own until you can get your dog to a veterinarian. Life-saving procedures such as artificial respiration and heart massage, and what to do in the event of poisonings, obstetrical problems, and other emergencies are explained step by step. But a veterinary handbook is not a substitute for professional care. Advice from a book can never be as helpful or as safe as actual medical advice. No text can replace the interview and the hands-on examination that enables a veterinarian to make a speedy and accurate diagnosis. However, the knowledge provided in this book will enable you to more effectively cooperate and better understand your interactions with your veterinarian. You’ll be more alert to the signs of health problems and better able to describe them. You’ll know more about basic care for your dog, and you’ll be prepared in an emergency.

You and Your Puppy

Training and Health Care for Your Puppy's First Year

Author: James DeBitetto,Sarah Hodgson

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780764562389

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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First published in 1995, this authoritative book has helped nearly 40,000 families raise healthy, content pets. Packed with illustrations and photos, it explains how to keep puppies healthy, put them through basic training, correct behavior problems, and integrate them into family life. Since the initial publication, coauthor Sarah Hodgson has become the media's favorite puppy expert—a dog trainer who writes for The New York Times, appears on the Rosie O'Donnell Show," the "Today Show," and other programs, and even helped Katie Couric choose a puppy."

Herding Dogs

Progressive Training

Author: Vergil S. Holland

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 9780876056448

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Herding Dogs: Progressive Training is the only book of its kind to guide the owner toward training the complete herding dog. Whether you are involved in farming or ranching, or simply want to explore your herding dog's heritage, you will find a wealth of information here. For those with competitive goals, Herding Dogs will enhance your knowledge with a philosophy that has the dog's individual breed and personality as the central focus. Vergil S. Holland teaches the handler to understand the dog's reactions before beginning this progressive training. Whether it is your dog's first exposure to stock or your older dog with a new problem, you, as a handler, will find solutions to each problem and sound advice on each phase of training. Special chapters on different personalities of the various herding breeds, with training modifications tailored to these differences, make it possible for you and your dog as a team to reach your maximum potential. Herding commands and terms are thoroughly covered, as are those of basic Obedience for the stock dog. Working various kinds of stock-sheep, cattle and ducks-is covered to meet the needs of every stock dog owner. Detailed diagrams and concept maps throughout the book highlight the individualized training methods for each type of dog and stock. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction

The Rosetta Bone

The Key to Communication Between Humans and Canines

Author: Cheryl S. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047025050X

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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Far too often, we humans expect our dogs to understand what we say to them. Though we may spend a lot of time talking to them, we're really not communicating. And without proper communication, it's impossible to train a dog properly-- let alone make your human/canine relationship a rewarding one. Packed with unique insights and gentle training advice, The Rosetta Bone provides average dog owners with the know-how they need to decipher canine meanings, communicate effectively, increase training success, and share a deeper bond. Focusing on the behavioral basis-- the "silent" symbols-- for learning, understanding, and communicating, expert dog trainer and competitor Cheryl S. Smith reveals how you can use your own body language to send a message and even teach a dog what specific words mean. She reveals how a dog's breed can affect his personality and explains how to decode-- and correct-- common behavior problems. With the knowledge and solutions this book provides, you will train more effectively, enjoy your dog more, and ease your own stress. What's more, you'll apply what you've learned immediately, with solid, practical advice on: * Learning the As, Bs, Cs, and Ds of human-canine communication * Teaching English to your dog-- and, in turn, understanding "Doglish" * Using body language to assist in communication and help your dog learn * Incorporating various kinds of touch to tighten your bond * Making rewards and reprimands real, relevant, and reliable * Understanding the relationship between kids and dogs Supplemented with enlightening, easy-to-do exercises with your dog, as well as quotes from trainers, behaviorists, veterinarians, and humane society workers, The Rosetta Bone is a revealing guide to making life better in your human/canine household.

Dogs

A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution

Author: Raymond Coppinger,Lorna Coppinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226115634

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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A look at the biological needs and dispositions of our canine companions looks at eight different types of dogs and argues that their domestication evolved from dogs who found an ecological niche for themselves in Mesolithic village dumps.