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Adventure Dogs: Activities to Share with Your Dog--From Comfy Couches to Mountain Tops

Adventure Dogs: Activities to Share with Your Dog--From Comfy Couches to Mountain Tops

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Let your dog lead the way to adventure!

Grab your four-legged best friend and start making the most of every day, and every dog year. In Adventure Dogs: Activities to Share with Your Dog--from Comfy Couches to Mountain Tops, author Fern Watt teams up with canine experts to offer more than 50 surprising new ways to strengthen the connection you share with your dog. Captured in vibrant, full-color photography, activities range from simple to epic. What would make your dog's "bucket list" of must-see and -do adventures? Find out together as you uncover your pup's special interests and skills using this adventure book.

Follow your pup into a world of herding, sniffing, playing, howling, and walking! From hiking a mountain or taking a smell walk in your own neighborhood to training like a Navy SEAL or practicing "doga" poses, Adventure Dogs has an activity or experience for every breed, personality, energy level, age, and dog parent. Our Dogs remind us that great adventures don't always require a passport--there are tons of wonders right outside our front doors.

Perfect for dog lovers, armchair travelers, and active pet parents alike, Adventure Dogs reveals inspirational and practical ways for us humans to understand, appreciate, and live in the moment with our furry companions.

- PRACTICAL ADVENTURES: Features more than 50 real, everyday activities to engage with your dog in scientifically-backed ways. With a range of prices, activity levels, and time investments, there's something in this animal activity book for everyone and every pup.
- BACKED BY RESEARCH: Author Fern Watt traveled and did her own research with her rescue dog, Bette. She's also consulted renowned scientists and behaviorists (Alexandra Horowitz), bestselling dog-book authors (Seth Casteel), Instagram-famous dog owners (@tunameltsmyheart), and people who have expanded the limits of what we thought dogs could do, whether it's surf, skateboard, paint, do yoga, run for mayor, or graduate from an Ivy League school.
- INSPIRATIONAL LOCATIONS: Features pet-friendly destinations (hotels, beaches, dog parks, hikes, and more!) around the United States and abroad.
- OVERFLOWING WITH IDEAS: Watt consults a range of experts to add stories, tips, and photography to the book. The result is a vibrant collection of voices and perspectives.

BEHAVIOR ADJUSTMENT TRAINING 2

BEHAVIOR ADJUSTMENT TRAINING 2

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In BAT 2.0, the focus is to empower the dog to approach his trigger on his own with his caretaker playing a more supportive role, intervening only when necessary to keep the dog working below his threshold level. The new techniques are less stressful for the student dog, help promote good choices on the part of the dog, and focuses on BAT set-ups which arrange a safe environment so that the desired behavior can occur and be reinforced naturally.
Complete Dog Breed Book, New Edition (Previously Published as Top Dog)

Complete Dog Breed Book, New Edition (Previously Published as Top Dog)

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Find your ideal dog - and learn how to look after it - in this stunning guide to all things canine.

Combining breeds, behavior, care, and training advice, this book contains everything you need to know to help you choose and look after a dog, from the tiny Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane. Find the perfect pet using Q&A selector charts that help you find the best breed to suit your lifestyle.

Fully updated to reflect the latest dog breeds, The Complete Dog Breed Book contains a catalog of more than 420 dogs. Each features stunning photographs of the dog from various angles, while popular breeds - including the Boxer, Labrador Retriever, and English Springer Spaniel - are given a special in-depth treatment. Clear and concise text explains the main features of the dog, as well as providing a historical overview of the breed. Annotation highlights physical characteristics of each breed, while panels provide an at-a-glance guide to key features, such as the dog's temperament, size, and color.

A practical section on care covers the fundamental aspects of looking after a dog, from handling and grooming to exercise and health. Step-by-step photographic sequences, combined with expert-written advice, explain the essentials of basic obedience. The Complete Dog Breed Book is a one-stop manual to helping you become the owner of a happy, healthy, well-behaved dog.

FUNNY FARM

FUNNY FARM

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An inspiring and moving memoir of the author's turbulent life with 600 rescue animals.

Laurie Zaleski never aspired to run an animal rescue; that was her mother Annie's dream. But from girlhood, Laurie was determined to make the dream come true. Thirty years later as a successful businesswoman, she did it, buying a 15-acre farm deep in the Pinelands of South Jersey. She was planning to relocate Annie and her caravan of ragtag rescues--horses and goats, dogs and cats, chickens and pigs--when Annie died, just two weeks before moving day. In her heartbreak, Laurie resolved to make her mother's dream her own. In 2001, she established the Funny Farm Animal Rescue outside Mays Landing, New Jersey. Today, she carries on Annie's mission to save abused and neglected animals.

Funny Farm is Laurie's story: of promises kept, dreams fulfilled, and animals lost and found. It's the story of Annie McNulty, who fled a nightmarish marriage with few skills, no money and no resources, dragging three kids behind her, and accumulating hundreds of cast-off animals on the way. And lastly, it's the story of the brave, incredible, and adorable animals that were rescued. Although there are some sad parts (as life always is), there are lots of laughs.

GOOD GRIEF

GOOD GRIEF

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An unexpected, poignant, and personal account of loving and losing pets, exploring the singular bonds we have with our companion animals, and how to grieve them once they've passed.

E.B. Bartels has had a lot of pets--dogs, birds, fish, tortoises. As varied a bunch as they are, they've taught her one universal truth: to own a pet is to love a pet, and to own a pet is also--with rare exception--to lose that pet in time.

But while we have codified traditions to mark the passing of our fellow humans, most cultures don't have the same for pets. Bartels takes us from Massachusetts to Japan, from ancient Egypt to the modern era, in search of the good pet death. We meet veterinarians, archaeologists, ministers, and more, offering an idiosyncratic, inspiring array of rituals--from the traditional (scattering ashes, commissioning a portrait), to the grand (funereal processions, mausoleums), to the unexpected (taxidermy, cloning). The central lesson: there is no best practice when it comes to mourning your pet, except to care for them in death as you did in life, and find the space to participate in their end as fully as you can.

Punctuated by wry, bighearted accounts of Bartels's own pets and their deaths, Good Grief is a cathartic companion through loving and losing our animal family.



GOODBYE FRIEND REV/E

GOODBYE FRIEND REV/E

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The loss of an animal companion can be a painful, wrenching experience. In Goodbye, Friend, Gary Kowalski takes you on a journey of healing, offering warmth and sound advice on how to cope with the death of your pet. Filled with heartwarming stories and practical guidance on such matters as taking care of yourself while mourning, creating rituals to honor your pet's memory, and talking to children about death, Goodbye, Friend is a beautiful and comforting book for anyone grieving the loss of a beloved animal.
MINE

MINE

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Dogs that become demonic around the food dish, snarly on the sofa or grouchy when chewing on a bone are all too common. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you recognize, evaluate and treat resource guarding in pet dogs.
OTHER FAMILY DR

OTHER FAMILY DR

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Calling all animal lovers! A heartwarming memoir about one woman's career as a vet and the unique role pets play in our lives - "Filled with compassion and wisdom, Karen Fine is a healer whose own wounds have deepened her gifts for bringing animals and their people comfort and peace." --Sy Montgomery, bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus

A tribute to our furry, feathery, scaley, and wet family members, All Creatures Great and Small meets Being Mortal in this compelling memoir of one woman's dream to become a veterinarian.

Karen Fine always knew that she wanted to be a vet and wasn't going to let anything stop her: not her allergy to cats, and not the fact that in the '80s veterinary medicine was still a mostly male profession. Inspired by her grandfather, a compassionate doctor who paid house calls to all his (human) patients, Dr. Fine persevered, and brought her Oupa's principles into her own practice, which emphasizes the need to understand her patients' stories to provide the best possible care.

And in The Other Family Doctor, Dr. Fine shares all these touching, joyful, heartbreaking, and life-affirming tales that make up her career as a vet. There's:

- The feral cat who becomes a creature out of a fable when he puts his trust in a young vet to heal his injured paw

- The pot-bellied pig who grows too big to fit in the car but remains a cherished part of her family

- The surprising colony of perfectly behaved ferrets

- The beloved aging pet who gives her people the gift of accompanying them on one final family vacation

- The dog who saves his owner's life in a most unexpected way

Woven into Dr. Fine's story are, of course, also the stories of her own pets: the birds, cats, and dogs who have taught her the most valuable lessons--how caring for the animals in our lives can teach us to better care for ourselves, especially when life seems precarious.

PUPPY TRAINING IN 7 EASY STEPS

PUPPY TRAINING IN 7 EASY STEPS

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Raise a happy, well-behaved puppy in 7 simple steps

Teach your pup the ropes with Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps. This step-by-step guide shows you how to combine positive reinforcement with your dog's natural instincts during training. They'll learn essential manners and boundaries--while both of you bond and have lots of fun!

Discover dog training fundamentals, and start implementing straightforward techniques that build up your pup's skills in stages. You'll gain a solid understanding of your puppy's perspective, behavior, and body language--so you know why they're doing what they're doing, not just how to change their behavior or train a command.

In this beginner-friendly dog training manual, you'll find:

  • Complete dog training--Get guidance for bringing your puppy home, crate and potty training, preventing food aggression, socializing, learning key commands, and leash walking.
  • Prep and puppy-proofing--Explore the best ways to prepare for getting a puppy, from checking off an essential list of supplies to doing a safety check around your home.
  • Tips and troubleshooting--Learn how to see each dog training step from your puppy's viewpoint and get quick advice in case things don't go according to plan.

  • You and your pup will learn all the essentials with this handy guide that makes dog training easy.

    Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection

    Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection

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    This feel-good, comprehensive exploration of the profound bond between humans and dogs from Jen Golbeck, the "internet's dog mom" behind the massive social media platform The Golden Ratio, and award-winning science writer Stacey Colino "will bring something magical and meaningful into your life" (Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author).

    Dogs have been considered people's best friend for thousands of years, but never has the relationship between humans and their canine companions been as vitally important as it is today.

    With all of the seismic shifts in today's world, rates of anxiety and depression have been skyrocketing, and people have been turning to their dogs for solace and stability. Amidst these dire realities, something wonderful has taken shape. In the United States alone, dog adoptions doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    As people have brought furry friends into their lives for the first time or seized this opportunity to deepen the connections they already have, they are looking to understand how owning a dog can change their lives.

    Weaving together groundbreaking research and touching real-life stories, The Purest Bond is an "informative and fun" (Publishers Weekly) exploration of not just the social benefits of owning a dog but the science of how dogs improve our emotional and physical health, mental acuity, and our ability to focus and absorb information. Most importantly, they remind us of what's right in the world--love, trust, affection, playtime, fresh air, and sunshine--even when so much feels wrong.