The Dog's Mind

Author: Bruce Fogle

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780720719642

Category: Dogs

Page: 201

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Discover the truth about our canine friends in Bruce Fogle's The Dog's Mind. How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn and relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional make-up? Why do they suffer from stress, anxiety and how can it be coped with? Incorporating the latest thinking and research on the psychology of the dog, The Dog's Mind by Bruce Fogle will be an essential text for all those professionals involved with dogs, and for the seriously interested dog owner. Bruce Fogle DVM, MRCVS lives in London where he runs a veterinary practice. He also lectures at veterinary colleges internationally on the subject of animal behaviour.

How To Speak Dog

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471109410

Category: Pets

Page: 368

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Communication is crucial in any relationship - especially when one of you happens to be a dog. Drawing on substantial research in animal behaviour, Stanley Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can distinguish at least 140 words and can interact at a level approaching that of a human two-year-old. While actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood myth-making remains in the realm of fantasy, this book shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible between humans and dogs beyond the simple giving and obeying of commands. How to Speak Dog not only explains the sounds, words, actions and movements which will help owners to communicate most effectively with their dogs; it also deciphers the signs and signals our dogs are giving to us. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk to one another, original drawings illustrating the subleties of canine body language and a handy visual glossary, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers a whole new range of essential skills with which to improve their relationship with their dogs.

The Dog Guardian

Your Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Dog

Author: Nigel Reed

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473665078

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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Struggling to solve your dog's behavioural problems? Looking to achieve the perfect relationship with your dog? The Dog Guardian is here to help. Dog behaviourist Nigel Reed teaches emotional intelligence for dog owners, leading to confident, happy and well-behaved dogs. Through his many years of experience Nigel has found that there are four fundamental components for a content and well-behaved dog. In The Dog Guardian Nigel explains the philosophy and gives you practical, step-by-step advice. This new and vital information will empower you to address any of your dog's undesirable behaviours, no matter its age, breed or history. The Dog Guardian has already helped thousands of dogs and their owners address problem behaviours including anxiety, nervousness, aggression, hyperactivity, lead pulling, jumping up and much more. It's easier than you'd think.

Dogs & Human Health

The New Science of Dog Therapy & Therapy Dogs

Author: Milena Penkowa, M.D., Ph.D., DMSc

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452529035

Category: Medical

Page: 318

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What if you could significantly improve your physical and mental health by taking a simple step that’s easy, rewarding, and fun? Dr. Milena Penkowa says you can do that and more by owning a dog – and yet people continue to invest time and money in costly treatments before even considering a furry friend. Dogs can stave off diseases and certain cancers, erase pain, and ease anxiety, depression, allergies, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders. Over the long term, they can also reduce the burden of dementia, epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism. This guidebook explains the scientifically proven benefits of dogs, and you’ll learn how dogs: • change the human brain so it reacts and thinks differently; • improve the immune system to make you more resilient than dog deprived individuals; • boost and invigorate the human spirit and secure happiness; • promote a life of longevity and healthiness. Stop looking for fancy remedies to physical and mental problems, and start looking for a dog wagging its tail. Tap into a natural method to survive and thrive by learning about the fascinating connections between Dogs & Human Health.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Play

Author: Mark Haddon,Simon Stephens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408183544

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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This schools' edition of Mark Haddon's multi-award-winning novel adapted for the stage of the National Theatre by Simon Stephens is perfect for Key Stages 3 and 4. Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears's dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight, and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, but he is ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But Christopher's detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that turns his world upside-down. This educational edition in Methuen Drama's Critical Scripts series has been prepared by national Drama in Secondary English experts Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan. Building on a decade of highly effective work and publications endorsed by national organisations and supported by teachers and consultants across Britain, each book in the series: meets the requirements at KS3 and GCSE features detailed, structured schemes of work utilising drama approaches to improve literary and language analysis places pupils' understanding of the learning process at the heart of the activities will help pupils to boost English GCSE success and develop high-level skills at KS3 will save teachers considerable time devising their own resources. Simon Stephens's adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestselling, award-winning novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time offers a richly theatrical exploration of this touching and bleakly humorous tale.

Points, sets and man

Pointers and setters, stars of research on grouse, ptarmigan and other game

Author: Adam Watson

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 1782220763

Category: Pets

Page: 246

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In this book, the author looks back at 56 years of personal experiences with his own pointers and setters, and those of members of the research team that he came later to lead. They studied the population biology, territorial behaviour, habitats and environment of red grouse and ptarmigan in Scotland. The joint achievements of men and dogs elicited a fresh understanding of populations and behaviour of animals in general, drawing international attention and recognition to the human workers. It is time to sing for recognition of the dogs, because the human achievements would have been immeasurably less had the faithful dogs not joined them to form a crucial inspirational partnership. The author tells of that partnership, its development and fruition. The book is mainly the author’s personal account, describing how the human workers gradually gained insight and experience that made the partnership ever more effective. Because the author’s dogs lived with him and his family, and the others in the team who had dogs usually kept them at home, part of the book tells of these relationships. Personal anecdotes and humorous events enliven the text. The author knew some other workers who used dogs to aid their research on wild animals, and visited them in Canada, USA, and Norway. Also he was in close touch with other colleagues who used dogs for wildlife research in France and northern Italy. A valuable international aspect to the book has been contributed by a few of these colleagues. Numerous photographs illustrate the text, showing dogs and men in fieldwork together and apart, as well as portraits of both. Hunters, shooters, researchers and dog enthusiasts in general will enjoy and appreciate this book

Canines of New York

Author: Heather Weston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1681883058

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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For people who love dogs and New York, this is a visual celebration of the vibrant dog community of New York City, CANINES OF NEW YORK collects more than 500 photographs taken by acclaimed Brooklyn-based photographer Heather Weston in every borough of this dog-loving city. Heather’s talent for capturing the individual personalities of these urban pooches is rivaled only by her ability to convey the essence of a dog’s life in the city, from canine commuters riding the Staten Island Ferry to regulars meeting at a Soho dog park to working dogs with jobs in the city. New York enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a dog-friendly town, and this eclectic and adorable pack of metropolitan mutts will please fans of both dogs and the city. Each dog is presented in one or more photographic portraits, with name, breed, and occasional comments from the dog’s human companion.

Aspinall's Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing

Author: Nicola Ackerman,Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702066095

Category: Medical

Page: 832

View: 1998

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The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support. All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date. The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition. Evolve Resources containing Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning Image Bank of over 700 figures Additional chapters Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills. Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated. New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.

ASPCA Complete Dog Care Manual

Author: Bruce Fogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781564581686

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Describe basic dog care and offers advice on feeding, grooming, health care, problem behavior, breeding, first aid, and showing

Awareness Centered Training - ACT

Author: Maureen Ross

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452557535

Category: Pets

Page: 418

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Trainers, behaviorists, and big businesses have embraced the liberal use of positive techniques, philosophies and equipment for decades. Accompanying this is the buzz about leadership, alpha statuses, along with advice on what we should or shouldn’t feed our dogs, when to feed them, and how much to feed them. What if it is as simple as ABC and 123—breathing, eating, playing and smiling? Awareness Centered Training (ACT) gives us permission to • joyfully and easily train (JET) our dogs without fear of right or wrong • mindfully shape natural behaviors with SAM (socialization and manners) • quickly integrate training for a few minutes each day, playing Doggy Diner • reduce sensory overload with “ahha!” moments of peace and stillness • connect using body language, breathing, and the magic of your smile • empower yourself and your dog with skills you can use anywhere • creatively balance energy while enhancing well-being • let go of what doesn’t matter and go with the flow (wolf ) • change life for the better with dogs as translators for learning and healing While you train with awareness, unhealthy patterns in your life can begin to vanish. This is not because of a book, social media, or life doing something to you. It is because you and your dog are doing something different together. Enjoy the journey.

The Dog I.Q. Test

Author: Melissa Miller

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 9780140240207

Category: Pets

Page: 174

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A specially designed test allows dog owners to rate their pets on compatibility, intelligence, and other factors, and includes questions for owners to test their strengths and their attitude towards their dog

The Intelligence of Dogs

A Guide to the Thoughts, Emotions, and Inner Lives of Our Canine Companions

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743280873

Category: Pets

Page: 299

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A revised edition of the best-selling reference on canine psychology incorporates the latest scientific findings and interviews with top breeders and trainers to enable dog lovers to evaluate a pet's intelligence, read dog body language, and adapt a training program suited to an animal's specific needs. By the author of How Dogs Think. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Dog Spelled Backwards

Soulful Writing by Literary Dog Lovers

Author: Mordecai Siegal

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312281793

Category: Pets

Page: 282

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Celebrating all things canine, a heartwarming anthology of writings about dogs draws from the best in English and American literature to include such works as The Call of the Wild by Jack London, "To Flush, My Dog" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charles M. Schulz's "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Snoopy," and other works by Margaret Truman, O. Henry, and others. 25,000 first printing.

Save the Cat

The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need

Author: Blake Snyder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615931712

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 1910

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This ultimate insider's guide reveals the secrets that none dare admit, told by a show biz veteran who's proven that you can sell your script if you can save the cat!

Gundog Sense and Sensibility

Author: Wilson Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781840372625

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Readers are told of the inner nature of gundogs, their behavior patterns and reflexes, elements of management, and the man-dog communication system by which the recommended lessons can be taught.

A Curious Mind

The Secret to a Bigger Life

Author: Brian Grazer,Charles Fishman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147673075X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and an acclaimed business journalist examine the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America's favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

Sophie and Jack: a Pirate Adventure

Author: Bernadette Balcer,Fran Pelham

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480819328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 34

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Sophie the cat and Jack the dog are bored; what they need is a little fun! They love swimming, surfing, and treasure hunting. The two adventurers find a treasure map that brings them face to face with pirates. This might not be the fun they had in mind! If you like cats, dogs, and pirates, then follow Sophie and Jack as they run across the sand, into the ocean, and over the waves on an epic adventure to find a mysterious treasure. Youll travel with them on a pirate ship, where youll meet some strange and unusual mateys. Join Sophie and Jack on their fun and exciting treasure hunt, and then, after their story, find some pirate activities of your own--like making coins, maps, and cakes. You can leave your boredom behind with this adventurous pair of furry friends.