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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

The Lady At The End Of The Leash

Author : Jessie Garth
ISBN : 9781504309486
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Excitement and the unexpected sometimes comes with four paws, a wagging tail, and a bark. And for one couple who needed a change, a newspaper article gave Jessie Garth the sudden inspiration she needed to nudge her adamant husband, Ken, to welcome the unexpectedto foster, train, and welcome home a guide dog puppy. In The Lady at the End of the Leash, author Jessie Garth shares the exciting, heart-warming, and bittersweet story of Ella, a spritely, delightful, six-week old Labrador retriever puppy who would return to Guide Dogs Queensland for extensive training to become a working Guide Dog. Content in his well planned, semi-reclusive retirement, Ken reluctantly agrees to become a puppy raising familybut hes not prepared for the consequences as he fights to keep his daily routine. As both Jessie and Ken quickly realise the seriousness of their commitment, they learn to break their routine and enjoy a wonderful new lifestyle. Ella would even help their grandchildren grow up within the discipline of raising a guide dog puppybeing proud to walk by Ellas side when out and about, and sharing in the joy, the laughter, and the care. Join Jessie and Ken in their story about wanting more out of lifemore excitement, and a little of the unexpectedwith Ella, a remarkable puppy who bounded into their lives and changed Kens routine, bringing havoc, love, joy, and laughterand teaching them as much as they taught her.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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Marley Was A Saint

Author : I. G. Snyder
ISBN : 9781524613358
Genre : Pets
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You admire people who live life to the fullest. Individuals who wake up each morning excited about what the coming day will bring. Diamond was this kind of a dog. Every day was a new adventure in the life of Diamond. He lived life with gay abandon, pushing himself to the limit, trying something new, while at the same time pushing his owners to their limits. He was an incredible athlete, perfecting, creating, and developing every kind of retrieving ever imagined. He was bred to retrieve, born to retrieve, loved to retrieve and lived to retrieve. This perfection, this obsession was almost the undoing of Diamond and the residents of the stone cottage. If you enjoyed Marley & Me, you will find reading this story of an even wilder Labrador retriever thoroughly amusing. You will feel better about your dogs rambunctious or unusual behavior after you compare your puppys behavior to that of Diamond. And in the end, I hope you adopt Diamonds outlook on life: Every day was the first day of the rest of his life. Every day was another page in the book of his marvelous adventure called life. There were no regrets; there was no looking back. He just looked forward to the fun and joy the next sunrise would bring.
Category: Pets

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 : 57.96 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

Fitness Unleashed

Author : Marty Becker, D.V.M.
ISBN : 9780307495488
Genre : Pets
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Got a canine couch potato? In just a few weeks, man’s best friend can become man’s best exercise buddy. Here’s how! Like their owners, more than half of American dogs are overweight. Research shows that trim pets live up to two years longer than overweight ones—making for a more healthy, vibrant life for your dog. In a groundbreaking study, top obesity expert Dr. Robert Kushner found that exercising with your dog not only benefits your furry friend, it also gives you more confidence and motivation to exercise, leading to more weight-loss success. Dr. Kushner and prominent veterinarian Dr. Marty Becker have teamed up to present a simple, comprehensive walking program—beginning with just three 15-minute walks per week—that is as good for you as it is for your dog! From starting out on the right foot (or paw) to gradually increasing the duration of your walks, Fitness Unleashed! is an indispensible guide to fitness and fun for you and your dog. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Pets