Author : Frank Sabella
ISBN : 9781617811586
Genre : Pets
File Size : 30.33 MB
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The Art of Handling Show Dogs is of value to everyone involved in the sport of purebred dogs in that it gives every reader a far deeper understanding of what transpires between “man and dog” while they train for the ring and while they are in actual competition. Showing a dog properly is indeed an “art” and this book prepares the reader to both perform and appreciate its execution.
Author : Kim Campbell Thornton
ISBN : 9781935484967
Genre : Pets
File Size : 38.69 MB
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Today’s job market has inspired many in the work force to reevaluate their career choices and to reinvent themselves. Careers with Dogs is an engaging resource book for anyone who wants to learn about the many and varied canine-related jobs available today. From veterinary technician and medical specialist to dog trainer and professional handler, this comprehensive volume covers every imaginable job, offering advice to recent high school and college graduates as well as adults seeking a new profession. Each chapter provides information on individual occupations, in-depth narratives about a day-in-the-life of a professional on the job, the education and training required, salary and job forecast information, as well as an up-to-date listing of resources and career sites to help the hopefuls find their place in the dog-eat-dog world. Careers with Dogs is the best and most complete source on the market for all those who love dogs and want to realize their career potential in a dog-centric industry.
The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics. Section I: “The Dog in Our World” starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog’s place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues. Section II: “A New Dog” is a new owner’s primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home. Section III: “Life with a Dog” discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more. Section IV: “Breeds” is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed’s development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns—all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family. Section V: “Health” extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques. Section VI: “Daily Care” provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled “The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog” addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions. Section VII: “Training and Behavior” could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems. Section VIII: “Dogs and Work” includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers). The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.
The most important book on dog breeding and showing ever written just got bigger and better! Complete with new and updated content by Patricia Craige Trotter, who won her signature breed group at Westminster a record-breaking ten times, Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, 2nd edition is now the most inclusive how-to guide on dog shows ever written. This full-color edition feature’s updated and revised information on everything from tips for breeders, owners, and handlers to the proper documentation of your breeding program. In addition to the expanded content, this book also contains more than 400 color photographs of historic and current show dogs with informational sidebars.
What do science and art have to do with dog training? The science teaches you the nuances of how dogs learn. The art helps you to be more clear and inventive if your dog doesn’t quite understand what you want. You will learn about breaking down behaviors using a positive, proactive approach which is a big part of the modern process of dog training.
Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:
• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work. • Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking. • Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors. • Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.
Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.
What experts are saying about You Can Train Your Dog!: Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs! Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs and The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results
Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog! Nando Brown, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT
I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book. Chirag Patel, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant
Author : William Whyte
ISBN : 9781473343313
Genre : Pets
File Size : 47.42 MB
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This book contains a detailed guide to the sheep-dog, being a handbook on the system of judging sheep-dog trails in New Zealand and the art of breaking-in and working sheep-dogs. "The Sheep-Dog" also contains a wealth of useful and practical information relating to the maintenance of collies, making it of considerable utility to modern owners and breeders alike. Contents include: "Definition of Points", "Judging", "Half-points", "Despatch", "Standardisation", "Judging Command", "Good Style", "Defective Style", "The Standard Classes", "The Perfect Run", "The Rough-haired Collie", "The Bearded Collie", "Judge Replying to Competitors", "Adverse Criticism", "Agitators", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in a modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dog breeding.