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The Rescued Dog Problem Solver

By Tracy J. Libby
  • ISBN Code: : 1621870987
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Pets
  • Reads : 492
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-rescued-dog-problem-solver.pdf

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The tides of dog ownership are changing, and thanks to Hollywood A-Listers like George Clooney and Sandra Bullock and music icons like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, animal rescue has become as fashionable as the latest Valentino or Armani. Millions of ordinary Americans—heroes one and all—have opened their hearts and homes to rescue dogs, and fewer abandoned pets are euthanized in the U.S. than ever before. And still, a look at HSUS statistics reminds us how far we have to go: an estimated three to four million pets are euthanized annually, a very significant improvement from the 1980s when the number was closer to sixteen million.To keep America's adoption trend moving forward and to guarantee that rescued dogs stay in their new forever homes, Tracy Libby's The Rescue Dog Problem Solver seeks to make the story of every adopted dog a predestined success. While most dogs wind up in shelters due to no fault of their own, many rescue dogs develop unwanted behaviors while living with their previous owners. To assure their success with their adopted dogs, rescuers must be prepared to handle and confidently resolve behavioral problems that arise through proven positive-training methods. This eye-opening problem-solving guide, filled with empowering stories of rescued dogs that defied the odds, is dedicated to the success of every rescuer and his happy, health companion dog.INSIDE TITLE OF BOOK50 ways rescuers can overcome potential challenges with their adoptive dogs200 training and behavior tips for a well-mannered dog25 secrets to unraveling common behavior issues, from house-soiling and escaping the yard to biting, barking, and hyperactivityA dozen heartwarming stories of real-life rescue dogs and their adoptive parentsCountless ways dog lovers can raise awareness about animal rescue and responsible pet ownership in their communities

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  • Total of Pages : 160
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  • Pdf File: rescue-dog.pdf

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  • Pdf File: dog-behaviour.pdf

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Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You'll learn: • What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him • Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship • How to relate to your dog on a canine level • There are no “problem breeds,” just problem owners • How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family • The difference between discipline and punishment • And much more! Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar’s longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you’ll need to forge a stronger, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.

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  • Publisher : Hamlyn
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  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 485
  • Pdf File: hell-on-4-paws.pdf

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As a bestselling author and owner of the Puppy School franchise, Gwen Bailey is one of the UK's most respected dog behaviour experts and has helped millions to transform their troublesome pets into obedient and happy hounds. So what happened when one of her students - Chesil, the most dysfunctional pooch in Britain - refused to lay down, and he just so happened to be her own dog?!Hell On 4 Paws is the witty and wonderful story of how Gwen's life was turned on its head when she took on a new man in her life, his family, and the unruly Chesil, her greatest challenge yet. As if adjusting to a new relationship, new home and new responsibilities wasn't tough enough, Gwen also has to deal with Chesil's bizarre and antisocial behaviour, a constant distraction in her crazy new life. Follow Chesil's amusing exploits as his outrageous personality clashes with Gwen's time-tested techniques, and see him slowly change from an aggressive, possessive nightmare to a proud winner of the Gold Award for good citizenship. A feel-good and inspirational tale for anyone who's ever had trouble raising a rowdy hound, Hell On 4 Paws shows that sometimes even the best trainers can encounter problems, and that, with a little persistence, even the worst pets can become compassionate creatures.

Hero Dogs

By Wilma Melville,Paul Lobo
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250179920
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 947
  • Pdf File: hero-dogs.pdf

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Lola was a buckshot-riddled stray, lost on a Memphis highway. Cody was rejected from seven different homes. Ace had been sprayed with mace and left for dead on a train track. They were deemed unadoptable. Untrainable. Unsalvageable. These would become the same dogs America relied on when its worst disasters hit. In 1995, Wilma Melville volunteered as a canine search-and-rescue (SAR) handler with her Black Labrador Murphy in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. At the time, there were only fifteen FEMA certified SAR dogs in the United States. Believing in the value of these remarkable animals to help save lives, Wilma knew many more were needed in the event of future major disasters. She made a vow to help 168 dogs receive search-and-rescue training in her lifetime—one for every Oklahoma City victim. Wilma singlehandedly established the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) to meet this challenge. The first canine candidates—Ana, Dusty, and Harley—were a trio of golden retrievers with behavioral problems so severe the dogs were considered irredeemable and unadoptable. But with patience, discipline, and love applied during training, they proved to have the ability, agility, and stamina to graduate as SARs. Paired with a trio of firefighters, they were among the first responders searching the ruins of the World Trade Center following 9/11—setting the standard for the more than 168 of the SDF’s search-and-rescue dogs that followed. Beautiful and heart-wrenching, Hero Dogs is the story of one woman’s dream brought to fruition by dedicated volunteers and firefighters—and the bonds they forged with the incredible rescued-turned-rescuer dogs to create one of America’s most vital resources in disaster response.

The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training

By Teoti Anderson
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  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing
  • Book Code : 1621870995
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: the-ultimate-guide-to-dog-training.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Teoti Anderson provides the last word on dog training. The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training is the most comprehensive single volume ever written on the subject and is the one training manual every dog owner needs in his or her home.When it comes to dog-training books, owners can be overwhelmed by choice, with literally thousands of titles available. Finally, the publisher of Dog Fancy magazine has conceived how one book can do the training of thousands;The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training encompasses every topic from the puppy's first lessons and house-training to advance training methods and retraining rescue dogs, rebellious teens, and seniors.Dog trainer and behavior expert Teoti Anderson offers straightforward advice and easy-to-follow instructions for each topic, all based on her success-oriented positive-training methods. From selecting the right training equipment and avoiding common first-time owner mistakes to executing the perfect heel cue and solving complicated behavior issues, The Ultimate Guide to Dog Training will remain an indispensable guide for the dog owner for years to come.INSIDE THIS DOG FANCY BOOK:•The basics of dog training: how dogs learn, communication, canine senses•Puppy training: house-training, first lessons and basic cues, socialization, manners and life skills•Principles of positive-training methods, lures and rewards, and using clickers•Obedience school, formal heeling, off-lead training, and the recall•Introduction and overview of 35 dog sports and activities, from obedience and agility trials to weight pulls, dock diving, and more•25 favorite tricks plus interactive games for dogs and owners•50 behavioral problems explained and solved•Training tips for small and giant dogs and special-needs dogs•Resource section of websites, associations, and publications plus a glossary of training terms

Rescue Me

By Margret Grebowicz
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  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Book Code : 1452968756
  • Total of Pages : 81
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: rescue-me.pdf

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What exactly is it we want from dogs today? This is a little book about the oldest relationship we humans have cultivated with another large animal—in something like the original interspecies space, as old or older than any other practice that might be called human. But it’s also about the role of this relationship in the attrition of life—especially social life—in late capitalism. As we become more and more obsessed with imagining ourselves as benevolent rescuers of dogs, it is increasingly clear that it is dogs who are rescuing us. But from what? And toward what? Exploring adoption, work, food, and training, this book considers the social as fundamentally more-than-human and argues that the future belongs to dogs—and the humans they are pulling along.

Wildlife Research in Australia

By Jordan O. Hampton,Bradley P. Smith,Helen P. Waudby,Corinne Alberthsen
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  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Book Code : 1486313469
  • Total of Pages : 656
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: wildlife-research-in-australia.pdf

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Wildlife Research in Australia: Practical and Applied Methods is a guide to conducting wildlife research in Australia. It provides advice on working through applications to animal ethics committees, presents general operating procedures for a range of wildlife research methods, and details animal welfare considerations for all Australian taxa. Compiled by over 200 researchers with extensive experience in field-based wildlife research, teaching and animal ethics administration, this comprehensive book supports best practice research methods and helps readers navigate the institutional animal care approval process. Wildlife Research in Australia will help foster a national approach to wildlife research methods, and is an invaluable tool for researchers, teachers, students, animal ethics committee members and organisations participating in wildlife research and other activities with wildlife.

The Complete Guide to the Great Dane

By Mal Lee
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  • Publisher : LP Media Inc
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 201
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: the-complete-guide-to-the-great-dane.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Once you have been lucky enough to welcome a Dane into your family, there is no going back. These gentle giants need lots of affection and socialization. They are perfect family pets, and are fiercely protective of the young. Great with kids of all ages, they are patient, loving, and make great playmates. Whether you are selecting a new Great Dane puppy from a breeder or adopting a Great Dane from a rescue, The Complete Guide to Great Danes will help you successfully find, raise, and train your new puppy. Chapter topics include: Finding your Great Dane Preparing for your New Arrival Welcoming your Great Dane Home Successful Great Dane Parenting Nutrition and Diet Grooming and Care An Introduction to Training Raising Multiple Pets Socializing with Dogs and Humans outside the Family Traveling with a Giant Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Advanced Great Dane Training Dealing with Unacceptable Behavior Advanced Health and Senior Dane Care A Great Dane is as happy in a condo as it is in a castle; all it needs is love and attention. Remember, though, this breed’s huge size means it takes up a lot of physical space - on your bed, on your sofa, on your lap, and especially in your heart – which is where he or she will always want to be! What's more, raise a Great Dane alongside other animals, and you will have no problem. They crave company regardless of whether their ‘brother’ or ‘sister’ is a Pug or a Pointer. Like all big dogs, though, they need to be trained as puppies and learn how not to throw their considerable weight around! Great Danes love to range, meaning they need space to move around freely rather than intense exercise. So if you are welcoming a Dane into a small-size home, be ready to go out on regular walks. If you are thinking about making a Great Dane a part of your family or are already a Dane owner, then be aware, a Great Dane is a huge commitment. From choosing your Great Dane to managing his or her final journey across the Rainbow Bridge, read on and discover everything you need to know about these big-hearted hounds.

Beagles For Dummies

By Susan McCullough
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118068076
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 920
  • Pdf File: beagles-for-dummies.pdf

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Beagles are an extraordinary breed—no bones about it. They’re cute, compact, fun-loving, and great with kids. (Not to mention those soulful eyes!) But their sense of humor, independence, and stubborn nature isn’t for everyone. So whether you’re thinking about getting your very own Snoopy-dog, or if you’ve already opened your heart and home to one, Beagles for Dummies answers important questions like: What are Beagles supposed to look like and how should they behave? Should I choose a puppy or an adult dog? Male or female? How do I correct my Beagle’s behavior problems? What do I need to do to survive my Beagle’s puppyhood? How can I Beagle-proof my house to keep him (and my stuff) safe? What should I teach my Beagle to do? How do I teach him? What health problems is my Beagle likely to have when he’s young? How about when he grows up—or gets old? Life with these little hounds can lead to years of merriment, entertainment, and love—but if you think Beagles are just another hound dog, think again! Whether you want to know everything there is to living with a Beagle, or just want to skip to a relevant subject (like how to keep him out of the hamper), Beagles for Dummies gives you everything you need to choose and raise your Snoopy soul mate.

Think Like a Dog

By Scott MacDonald
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  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 025304006X
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 800
  • Pdf File: think-like-a-dog.pdf

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In this humorous guide, a CEO and a rescue dog share powerful lessons for living a better life, including how to find treats or knowing when to bark. They’re loyal, loving, and big-hearted?dogs are our best friends for a good reason. Yet they have much more to offer than just love and friendship. Let CEO Scott MacDonald and rescue dog Sadie show you how to have a more rewarding life and a more successful career in Think Like a Dog. With whimsy and insight, Scott and Sadie offer important lessons in loyalty, persistence, leaving your mark, and always being a great sniffer. Scott reveals what Sadie and other dogs teach us about successful work habits and organizational strategies for outstanding business success. Want a better, happier, and more satisfying life? Want to be successful? Start by understanding a dog’s perspective and applying the lessons learned!

Stick Dog Meets His Match

By Tom Watson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 006268521X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 632
  • Pdf File: stick-dog-meets-his-match.pdf

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Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the previous Stick Dog books, Tom Watson’s hilarious series continues, and Stick Dog gets a…girlfriend?! Well, not before Stick Dog’s day spins out of control first. As he and his friends work to rescue a hyper Karen from a really deep hole, Poo-Poo catches a scent. It’s meat! Marvelous meat! And it’s in a big truck. But there’s more than meat in that truck. There’s also a new dog. And when Stick Dog sees her, his heart feels funny. Stick Dog needs to rescue Karen and track down that meat truck. It will take all Stick Dog’s smarts, problem-solving skills, and patience to save his friend—and feed his gang. But he just might need some help this time… It’s another tail-wagging, food-craving adventure for these hilarious hungry hounds. Throw in some puppy love (!) and this Stick Dog adventure is unlike any ever before. Other favorites in the series include Stick Dog Wants a Hot Dog, Stick Dog Chases a Pizza, and many more!

The Screenwriter's Problem Solver

By Syd Field
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  • Publisher : Delta
  • Book Code : 0307570053
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 197
  • Pdf File: the-screenwriter-s-problem-solver.pdf

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All writing is rewriting. But what do you change, and how do you change it? All screenplays have problems. They happened to Die Hard: With a Vengeance and Broken Arrow-and didn't get fixed, leaving the films flawed. They nearly shelved Platoon-until Oliver Stone rewrote the first ten pages and created a classic. They happen to every screenwriter. But good writers see their problems as a springboard to creativity. Now bestselling author Syd Field, who works on over 1,000 screenplays a year, tells you step-by-step how to identify and fix common screenwriting problems, providing the professional secrets that make movies brilliant-secrets that can make your screenplay one headed for success...or even Cannes. Learn how to: •Understand what makes great stories work •Make your screenplay work in the first ten pages, using Thelma & Louise and Dances With Wolves as models •Use a "dream assignment" to let your creative self break free overnight •Make action build character, the way Quentin Tarantino does •Recover when you hit the "wall"-and overcome writer's block forever

The Humane Economy

By Wayne Pacelle
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062389661
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 863
  • Pdf File: the-humane-economy.pdf

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A major new exploration of the economics of animal exploitation and a practical roadmap for how we can use the marketplace to promote the welfare of all living creatures, from the renowned animal-rights advocate Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and New York Times bestselling author of The Bond. In the mid-nineteenth century, New Bedford, Massachusetts was the whaling capital of the world. A half-gallon of sperm oil cost approximately $1,400 in today’s dollars, and whale populations were hunted to near extinction for profit. But with the advent of fossil fuels, the whaling industry collapsed, and today, the area around New Bedford is instead known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching. This transformation is emblematic of a new sort of economic revolution, one that has the power to transform the future of animal welfare. In The Humane Economy, Wayne Pacelle, President/CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, explores how our everyday economic decisions impact the survival and wellbeing of animals, and how we can make choices that better support them. Though most of us have never harpooned a sea creature, clubbed a seal, or killed an animal for profit, we are all part of an interconnected web that has a tremendous impact on animal welfare, and the decisions we make—whether supporting local, not industrial, farming; adopting a rescue dog or a shelter animal instead of one from a “puppy mill”; avoiding products that compromise the habitat of wild species; or even seeing Cirque du Soleil instead of Ringling Brothers—do matter. The Humane Economy shows us how what we do everyday as consumers can benefit animals, the environment, and human society, and why these decisions can make economic sense as well.

What's a Dog For?

By John Homans
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101596279
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 216
  • Pdf File: what-s-a-dog-for.pdf

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John Homans adopted his dog, Stella, from a shelter for all the usual reasons: fond memories of dogs from his past, a companion for his son, an excuse for long walks around the neighborhood. Soon enough, she is happily ensconced in the daily workings of his family. And not only that: Stella is treated like a family member—in ways that dogs of his youth were not. Spending humanlike sums on vet bills, questioning her diet and exercise regimens, contemplating her happiness—how had this all come to pass, when the dogs from Homans’s childhood seemed quite content living mostly out in the yard? In What’s a Dog For?, Homans explores the dog’s complex and prominent place in our world and how it came to be. Evolving from wild animals to working animals to nearly human members of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of serious scientific studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory, and even cognitive science. From new insights into what makes dogs so appealing to humans to the health benefits associated with owning a dog, Homans investigates why the human-canine relationship has evolved so rapidly—how dogs moved into our families, our homes, and sometimes even our beds in the span of a generation, becoming a $53 billion industry in the United States in the process. As dogs take their place as coddled family members and their numbers balloon to more than seventy-seven million in the United States alone, it’s no surprise that canine culture at large is also undergoing a massive transformation. They are now subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, and the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever— with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards. Incorporating interviews and research from scientists, activists, breeders, and trainers, What’s a Dog For? investigates how dogs have reached this exalted status and why they hold such fascination for us. With one paw in the animal world and one paw in the human world, it turns out they have much to teach us about love, death, and morality—and ultimately, in their closeness and difference, about what it means to be human.