Category: PETS & ANIMAL WORLD
PETS & ANIMAL WORLD
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WHY DOES MY DOG DO THAT?
We all want a dog that we can take anywhere with us a kind gentle dog with whom we can relax walk and play without stress or anger.
This practical accessible book provides a unique way of communicating with dogs which will give you a better understanding of why dogs do what they do. This will enable you to correct undesirable behaviour in your dog and develop a friendship built on love harmony and mutual trust.
The methods used in this book don’t seek to dominate your dog but rather to show that you are the decision-maker so that your dog can sit back and relax knowing that all the important decisions regarding danger safety and food are taken by you.
This form of natural canine communication can be used to resolve any issue such as:
Excessive or attention barking.
Pulling on the lead.
Digging up the garden.
Difficulties associated with rescue dogs.
THE DOG GUARDIAN
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.
A NEW PUPPY IN THE FAMILY
A new puppy in the family is an exciting time for young and old alike. The arrival of this cute little bundle of fur and joy will capture your heart. But a puppy also brings with it responsibilities and some challenges. This book guides you through every aspect of choosing and owning your puppy and nurturing it into the obedient loving loyal fully grown dog that will be a credit to you or your family. How and where to find the best breeder; Providing bedding a sleeping area and safe toys; Basic house training and play suggestions from day one; Micro chipping and pet safety and health Supervising children and dogs; Obedience training; Showing your dog; Coping with illness and bereavement; With additional comments and advice from other dog owners this book is a must for anyone considering buying – or just about to buy – a new puppy.
Contents: Introduction; 1.Finding the best puppy for you; 2. Your Home and your puppy; 4. The health of your puppy; 5. Food for life; 6. Children and dogs; 7. Canine safety; 8. Travelling with a puppy; 9. Hobbies with your dog; 10. The years ahead; 11. Coping with bereavement; Productions for puppies; Books and contact information; Contributors; Index.
CHICKENS, DUCKS AND BEES A BEGINN
Chickens ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first-time livestock owner – especially if you live in the town or have only a small amount of land. This book is full of sounds practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment housing space and feed. It also covers the responsible care and management of the breeds most suitable for the smaller garden.>
SHOWING YOUR DOG
Competing at dog shows is an excellent way for the family – both young and old alike – to enjoy a hobby together. Many people enter this sport first with a family pet as a fun day out and then move on to more serious competition at championship level. The ultimate goal for most newcomers is to qualify for Crufts and perhaps even win the much coveted Best in Show award. This book takes you step by step through the process of what is required to enjoy showing a dog. It will tell you: – How to choose a good quality pedigree puppy and understand its health requirements – How to train and prepare from day one through to that first dog show – How to enter a show and what to expect – Where to go and when at the dog show and what to do in the show ring – What clubs committees and support are available for the novice exhibitor – How to qualify for Crufts and what to expect upon arriving at the World’s Greatest Dog Show – What the next step is and whether to purchase another dog breed a litter or even train to be a judge.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Starting out; 2. Learning to Show 3. Grooming and Presentation; 4. Entering a Show; 5. Travelling with Dogs; 6. The Day of the Show; 7. Rules and Etiquette; 8. Awards and Prizes; 9. Major Champonship Shows; 10. What Next?; The Rainbow Bridge; Glossary; Useful Information; Index.
A canine guide to British holidays seeking out the best dog-friendly days out beaches hotels pubs campsites cottages and holidays. An amusing and informative guide illustrated with photos of different dogs from pedigrees to mutts at various locations around Britain.
The book builds on the success of the website http://www.phileasdogg.com which has been running for 18 months and has a mailing list and social media following in the thousands. The site’s main canine correspondent is Attlee aka Phileas Dogg a three year old Battersea mongrel owned by freelance journalist Jane Common. As well as Attlee the site is written by a team of Rover Reporters from as far afield as the Shetland Isles and Cornwall.
In the short time it’s been running the site has been picked up by The Evening Standard and The Guardian – “even if you don’t have a dog we urge you to read this”; Waitrose Weekend Prima Real People and Dogs Today magazines as well as generating local paper stories around the country in places where Phileas has visited. Jane has been invited on to BBC Radio as an expert in dog travel and worked with Visit England the Kennel Club and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to promote dog-friendly holidays and days out.
The exuberant, exhilarating photographs of dogs underwater that have become a sensation
From the water’s surface, it’s a simple exercise: a dog’s leap, a splash, and then a wet head surfacing with a ball, triumphant.
But beneath the water is a chaotic ballet of bared teeth and bubbles, paddling paws, fur and ears billowing in the currents. From leaping Lab to diving Dachshund, the water is where a dog’s distinct personality shines through; some lounge in the current, paddling slowly, but others arch their bodies to cut through the water with the focus and determination of a shark.
In more than eighty portraits, award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel captures new sides of our old friends with vibrant underwater photography that makes it impossible to look away. Each image bubbles with exuberance and life, a striking reminder that even in the most loveable and domesticated dog, there are more primal forces at work. In Underwater Dogs, Seth Casteel gives playful and energetic testament to the rough-and-tumble joy that our dogs bring into our lives.
THE PET PSYCHIC
Joanne Hull always knew there was something that made her different from other children.
Whilst other girls her age were playing with dolls, Joanne was busy collecting any stray animal that came her way, until her parent’s backyard resembled a zoo. As she grew older she realised that she was developing incredible powers that allowed her to psychically connect with, and talk to, animals.
For the last ten years Joanne has used the animal spirit world to help owners across the country understand troubled pets, find missing ones and, most amazingly, contact those we’ve lost to the other side. Joanne has given hundreds of spine-chillingly accurate readings – and for the first time she shares the sometimes heart-warming, sometimes heart-breaking, but always extraordinary stories that have formed her life as The Pet Psychic.
THE PERFECT KITTEN
A practical guide to bringing up a kitten to be a happy and sociable companion; Includes sections on: – Breeds of cat – Choosing your kitten – How to prepare your home for the new arrival – A kitten’s lifestyle – Advice on feeding – Litter training – Grooming and health care; Covers the latest behavioural information on dealing with problems such as furniture-scratching and houseplant-chewing>
Emily the feline that survived an epic journey across the Atlantic trapped in a shipping container from America to France.
Scarlett the brave mother that went into a burning building five times to rescue her kittens.
Oscar the care-home cat that predicts when residents are about to pass on and comforts them in their final hours.
Whether they’re testing the boundaries of their nine lives or demonstrating unusual talents cats are always full of surprises. In Super Cats prepare to meet the most surprising of all. Discover loyal moggies and extraordinary survivors in this heart-warming collection of true tales and marvel at the astonishing powers of these remarkable animals.
Daisy the tiny Dachshund who put her life on the line to save her humans from a bear.
Charco the veteran sniffer dog who has saved countless human lives and yet still keeps his tail wagging.
Delta the dog who died trying to protect her young owner from a volcano – after already having saved his life three times.
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that dogs are pretty great. But when it comes to facing peril these loyal creatures always seem willing to step up to the mark and become true doggy heroes. Whether they’re saving humans from dangerous people or situations helping those who are ill fighting crime or just following their animal instincts to do good the true stories collected in this book prove that dogs aren’t only man’s best friend – they’re also inspirational courageous and selfless companions.
MY RESCUE DOG RESCUED ME
Meet the inspirational dogs who went from being rescued to becoming rescuer in these incredible true stories.
You’ll read all about…
Toby the golden retriever who performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to save his owner’s life
Liam the Lhaso Apso–Poodle mix who helped his owner battle an eating disorder
Hercules the St Bernard who saved his owners from burglars on the first day he moved in
Alfie the terrier who gave a bullied girl a new lease of life
… as well as many other canine heroes who came to their owner’s aid – whether it was saving them from physical threats or helping them to recover from mental illness PTSD and bereavement.
These remarkable dogs all repaid the love and appreciation that their owners displayed in rescuing them. Let these uplifting stories warm your heart and show you that adopted dogs truly are man’s best friend.
The dogs in this book won’t be donning red cloaks and tight blue costumes. But they do have extraordinary abilities and out-of-this-world stories that make them super in their own right.
From fictional dogs to war-time dogs faithful dogs to working dogs life-saving dogs to dogs in space and science the stories in this book tell the adventures of courageous trustworthy and dutiful dogs reminding us of the true worth of having a canine as a companion.
OSCAR: THE BIONIC CAT
When Kate Allan’s beloved black cat Oscar is found lying severely injured in a field near their Jersey home she is sure the accident-prone boy has met his end. With both hind legs severed by a combine-harvester his life hangs in the balance; luckily for Oscar his vet knows Noel Fitzpatrick star of Channel 4’s The Supervet who agrees to try pioneering surgery to replace his legs with specially created prosthetics.
This is the amazing true account of a loving family faced with agonising decisions and unexpected twists of fate and a courageous black feline destined to become the world’s first bionic cat.
FROM A TO BEE
Beekeeping. Oh my what have I done? I am 30 years old I have been married for three years and am a new father to a fantastic little boy. Surely there are things that I should be doing at this age which do not involve little yellow and black insects that can hurt you if you are remotely clumsy (which at 6 feet 5 I have an amazing ability to be). James Dearsley’s wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get in a year’s time just one jar of honey.
TALES FROM THE TAIL END
Misty was ecstatic to see her owner but to the nurse’s surprise her owner just stood there and said ‘What have you done with my dog’s head?’ ‘I’m sorry’ replied the nurse ‘what do you mean? She’s just been in for spaying.’ ‘That isn’t my dog’s head. The rest of it is my dog but you’ve put a different head on it.’ On a crisp October morning in 1996 Emma Milne started her first job as a newly qualified vet a career captured on camera for eleven series of television’s Vets in Practice. Now she tells the full story. We discover the numerous things that can get stuck in an animal’s stomach how to stop a cow exploding and – the biggest truth of all – that animals are easy to deal with in comparison to their owners. They say that truth is stranger than fiction and these Tales from the Tail End turn out to be stranger – and funnier – than you could ever have imagined…
• Magic the miniature pony who helped a woman speak again after three years of silence
• Stubby the stray dog who braved the front line with soldiers in World War One
• Moko the bottlenose dolphin who guided a mother whale and her calf back out to sea
Have you ever been astonished by an instance of animal agility intelligence or bravery?
No matter how cute and cuddly our animal companions are there are always occasions when they remind us that they’re still in touch with their natural instincts. Sometimes this comes through in little ways and other times they do something that is truly amazing – even to the point of saving human lives.
Animal Heroes contains some of the most extraordinary true tales of bravery across the natural world from domestic pets to wild animals proving that when it comes to facing danger there’s more to them than meets the eye.
Felix the resourceful feline that survived an epic journey trapped in a shipping container from the Middle East to Britain
Scarlett the brave mother that went into a burning building five times to rescue her kittens
Oscar the care-home cat that predicts when residents are about to pass on and comforts them in their final hours.
How much do you really know about the abilities of domestic cats? Whether they’re using up one of their nine lives to make a lucky escape or demonstrating unusual talents cats are full of surprises. From loyal moggies to courageous life-saving kitty heroes and extraordinary survivors Wonder Cats contains heart-warming and moving tales that demonstrate the astonishing powers of remarkable felines.
MORE CATS IN THE BELFRY
When she’s not chasing errant donkeys in her best chiffon gown or leaving the teapot in the fridge Doreen has her hands full looking after her family of Siamese cats.
In this instalment of cats and calamities new feline characters arrive to terrorise the tranquil West Country village. The timid lilac-point kitten Shantung is joined by the bold-as-brass Saphra who was raised by a parrot and has a penchant for hidden treasure. The terrible twosome are all set to make the cottage a hotbed for mischief.
With cameo appearances from Father Adams Fred Ferry and the nosey Mrs Binney there’s never a dull moment and love is in the air for one of the villagers…