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Parenting Your Dog: Develop Dog-Rearing Skills for a Well-Trained Companion

Learn to Train and Nurture Your Dog Through Puppyhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Beyond! If you have ever found yourself comparing with the joys and frustrations of raising a dog with child rearing, you re not alone! With sensitivity, wit, and innate understanding of how dogs think, renowned dog trainer Trish King explains that dog parenting, like parenting human children, is a labor of love requiring special consideration of a pet s unique and varied needs. Dog parenting is not just about training it s about forging a loving relationship with your pet. Parenting Your Dog embraces this idea and provides the keys to forming a rewarding, lasting relationship with your dog. Chapters organised by life stage puppyhood, adolescence, and adulthood to provide age specific care and training information Insight into the canine psyche at each stage of development Step-by-step training instructions with an emphasis on reward-based learning Case studies and proactive checklists to achieve training success Strategies to help resolve problem behaviours
Product Code: 2006416    ISBN: 9780793806416     Author: Trish King
Pages: 256      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 20.6cm x 16.7cm x 1.5cm

Instant Dog Training

This is a book all about speed. It reveals how, to be a really effective dog trainer, you have to grab the moment. When a dog performs an action that you want it to do, the reward (treat, pat, word of praise) that marks your approval must come almost instantly. It s no good fumbling around in you r treat bag and producing a titbit five seconds after the dog has performed a perfect Sit. The link between command, action and your commendation will have been broken and that vital element of consistently reinforcing a desired behaviour is not being properly applied. In this inspiring new title, professional dog trainer, Claire Arrowsmith, provides instant advice that shows owners how they can really hone their training skills by thinking about their timing. She shows how training aids like a clicker can be incredibly effective in reinforcing behaviours, but only if they are used properly. Action Click Reward. It seems easy but it s got to be done right. The book also earns its instant tag because it shows how owners can just take a few minutes in the course of a normal day to top up good training habits.
Product Code: 20283    ISBN: 9781842862315     Author: Claire Arrowsmith
Pages: 96      Cover Type: Hardcover      Size: 24.4cm x 22.2cm x 1.4cm

Brain Games For Dogs

Most dog owners would readily agree that it s important to keep pets physically fit and well-exercised for them to enjoy a good quality of life. But how many also think about what s going on inside their dogs heads? Bored dogs are notoriously prone to behavioral problems, such as exercise, barking, destructiveness and separation anxiety. As this fascinating book reveals, dogs also need mental stimulation to exercise their brains, boost their self confidence and strengthen the bond that they enjoy with their human families. Brain Games For Dogs is brilliantly conceived compendium of fun games, tricks and activities that you can enjoy with your dog that will help to stretch and challenge it mentally and allow it to enjoy a top quality workout for the mind. Illustrated throughout with newly commissioned colour studio photography Brain Games For Dogs emphasizes the pleasure of working together with a dog to tackle new challenges and of using the power to play to stimulate and unlock your dog s full mental potential.
Product Code: 20270    ISBN: 9781842862773     Author: Claire Arrowsmith
Pages: 160      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 22 cm x 16.5 cm x 1.2 cm

Don't Shoot the Dog

Karen Pryor’s clear and entertaining explanation of behavioural training methods made Don’t Shoot the Dog! A bestselling classic. This revised edition presents more of her insights into animal – and human – behaviour.
Product Code: 09873    ISBN: 9781860542381     Author: Karen Pryor
Pages: 204      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 19.7cm x 13cm 1.5cm

Book of the Bitch

This book is relevant to both the experienced breeder and the novice bitch owner and also serves as a comprehensive guide to those considering owning a bitch. Whether or not you intend to breed, the more you understand about how bitches function, think and learn, the more pleasure your bitch is likely to give you and the happier and healthier she will be. For those interested in breeding a litter, the procedure for whelping and puppy rearing is carefully explained.
Product Code: 09857    ISBN: 9781860540233     Author: J. M Evans & Kay White
Pages: 232      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 21.5cm x 13.6cm 1.5cm

All-Breed Dog Grooming

Detailed grooming instructions for 164 breeds and varieties. A complete list and description of tools and equipment, plus information on the right type of tools and techniques to use for each breed. Diagrams showing special trims and clips, including Poodle, Teddy Bear, and Mixed Breed clips. Tips on how to care for every coat type: longhaired, shorthaired, curly, corded and more. A thorough index that makes it easy to cross-reference and find what you are looking for.
Product Code: 2006478    ISBN: 9780793806478     Author: A Team of Experts
Pages: 272      Cover Type: Hardback with concealed wiro-binding      Size: 27.5cm x 21.5cm

Dog Training - Pet Friendly: Understanding and Caring for Your Pet

The more you know about your pet, the better you'll be able to provide the care and attention your pet requires for a healthy and happy life. The Pet Friendly guide offers expert advice on every aspect of pet care.
Product Code: 307239    ISBN: 9781907337239     Author: Julia Barnes
Pages: 128      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 16.4cm x 14cm x 1cm

What Puppy? A Guide to Help New Owners Select the Right Breed of Puppy To Suit Their Lifestyle

As well as the most popular pedigree breeds, this book includes the top 10 “designer” cross-breeds (i.e. Labradoodle, Cockerpoo etc.) that are currently so much in demand. Each entry is packed with information about the breed and its temperament, explaining what it is like to live with, and highlighting the facts that new owners need to know. Every profile includes superb colour photographs of puppies at different ages, as well as a picture of an adult dog and a scale drawing of a fully grown individual.
Product Code: 20306    ISBN: 9781842862414     Author: Sara John
Pages: 224      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 185mm x 157mm x 15mm

What Dog? (Revised Edition)

What Dog? Is precisely that – a guide to the hundred most popular breeds of dog that highlights their individual characters and which provides welcome advice on how well they fit into a home, how much exercise they need, how much grooming, how amenable they are to training, etc. etc. Each breed is beautifully illustrated, both adult dogs and puppies being pictured, while a colour bar-chart provides at-a-glance visual reference about seven of the most important character traits. This newly revised edition features a new and exciting group of Designer Dogs.
Product Code: 20333    ISBN: 9781842862513     Author: Amanda O'Neill
Pages: 224      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 15.7 x 1.5 x 18.5 cm

Ultimate Dog Grooming

This encyclopaedic book uncovers all the mysteries of dog grooming. The first part is dedicated to routine caring for the pet dog in the home, while part two is devoted to professional grooming. There are chapters on starting out in business, disorders, and handling common problems, such as ‘difficult’ dogs. The final part covers the individual breeds. Each chapter is dedicated to a coat type, and step-by-step instructions are given on how to groom each breed from start to finish. More than 500 top-class colour photographs and line drawings complement the all important advice.
Product Code: 20334    ISBN: 9781842862438     Author: Eileen Geeson
Pages: 304      Cover Type: Paperback      Size: 279mm x 201mm
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