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The Other End Of The Leash

Author : Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
ISBN : 0307489183
Genre : Pets
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Pets

Carbamates Advances In Research And Application 2013 Edition

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ISBN : 9781481673907
Genre : Science
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Carbamates—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Phenylcarbamates. The editors have built Carbamates—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Phenylcarbamates in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Carbamates—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Tasks For The Veterinary Assistant

Author : Paula Pattengale
ISBN : 9781118774502
Genre : Medical
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Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant, Third Edition provides practical, step-by-step instructions for preparing and performing a wide range of veterinary assisting tasks. With expanded coverage of large animal and exotic restraint, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and feeding, digital radiography, and electronic medical records and client communication, this revised edition now includes why and when to perform each task with the preparation and procedure information. The book includes everything from appearance and professional language to equipment maintenance and dental and surgical assisting, making it equally useful for learning new techniques or as a memory refresher. Offering a detailed, comprehensive guide to all aspects of veterinary assisting, the book is written using an accessible, user-friendly style. A companion website offers figures from the book, downloadable flash cards, lesson plans, exams, a competency checklist, and concept maps. Tasks for the Veterinary Assistant is equally useful for acquiring new skills and gaining confidence in the veterinary practice, making it invaluable for veterinary assistant students and veterinary assistants of all experience levels.
Category: Medical

A Bark In The Park

Author : Doug Gelbert
ISBN : 0964442779
Genre : Travel
File Size : 20.8 MB
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Have you ever considered how far you walk with your dog?If you walk your dog just 20 minutes a day, in ten years you will have walked far enough to cross the United States! With all that walking ahead for you and your dog, aren?t you ready for a new place to hike?The Baltimore region can be a great place to hike with your dog. Within an hour?s drive you can hike on sand trails, climb hills that leave you panting, walk some of the most historic ground in America, explore the estates of America?s wealthiest families or circle lakes and never lose sight of the water.The 50 Best Places To Hike With Your Dog in the Baltimore Region ranks the top 50 such places with your best friend in mind. Also reviewed are another 37 parks - all within 25 miles of the I-695 Beltway. Also included are:Maryland and Delaware beach regulations for dogs...Local dog parks...Outfitting your dog for a hike...Low impact hiking with your dog......and much more. So grab that leash and hit the trail!
Category: Travel

A Bark In The Park

Author : Matt Danielsson
ISBN : 097440831X
Genre : Hiking with dogs
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Category: Hiking with dogs

Survival Of The Nicest

Author : Stefan Klein
ISBN : 9781615191819
Genre : Science
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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key to lasting personal and societal success. In fact, altruism defines us: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture—our very humanity. Klein’s groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we’re really hard-wired to act for one another’s benefit, why aren’t we all getting along? He believes we’ve learned to mistrust our instincts because success is so often attributed to selfish ambition, and with an extraordinary array of material—current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture—he makes the case that generosity for its own sake remains the best way to thrive.
Category: Science

A Bark In The Park

Author : Lucinda Schuft
ISBN : 0974408328
Genre : Black Hills (S.D. and Wyo.)
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The Mysterious World Of Eddy Shade

Author : Steffan Becker
ISBN : 9781479742790
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 48.56 MB
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Eddy Shade was your average police detective. That is until one evening he witnesses a mans bizarre murder. Despite the mans death being dismissed as natural causes Eddy decides to pursue the case anyways. A decision that will forever change his life. Eddy will learn that monsters and magic are not only real, but are everywhere, and that perhaps one of the most dangerous of all may be the very thing he is looking for.
Category: Fiction

Dog Training For Dummies

Author : Jack Volhard
ISBN : 9780470882511
Genre : Pets
File Size : 40.61 MB
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Make training fun and effective This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands Helpful advice on crate training Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young Health issues that can interfere with training Experts to turn to for training help Learn to: Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool Select the gear you need for training success Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down Eliminate unwanted behavior
Category: Pets

Spirit Lake

Author : Steven Andrew Cole
ISBN : 9781469116396
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 74.46 MB
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This story takes place in the vast and dreary forest of Mt. Saint Helens, five days before the devastating volcanic eruption of 1980. Despite several verbal warnings, a film crew of seven ventures onward to perform and film a dangerous B.A.S.E. jump, attracting the attention of the legendary Bigfoot. After an accidental death, the rest attempt to hike back to the safety of their departure point, Spirit Lake, only to be picked off during their horrific journey, one by one. Just as the mountain begins to erupt, they not only discover who Bigfoot is and where he came from, but what he really wants.
Category: Fiction