Good Dog Happy Baby

Author: Michael Wombacher
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683508
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For years dog trainer Michael Wombacher has worked with expecting dog owners to prevent problems between dogs and children. He has also unfortunately witnessed too many families forced to surrender their beloved family companions because they failed to prepare the dog for the arrival of a new family member. In Good Dog, Happy Baby, Wombacher lays out a twelve-step process that will give families the skills they need to navigate this new era of their lives. These skills include how to evaluate dogs, resolve common behavior problems, and fully prepare dogs for a new baby. This easy-to-use guide, filled with photos and simple instructions, makes a great gift for any expecting family with a dog, whether the dog is perfectly trained or in serious need of behavioral help.

Happy Kids Happy Dogs

Author: Barbara Shumannfang
Publisher: Happy Kids, Happy Dogs
ISBN: 1411672127
Size: 67.41 MB
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Children are those most often bitten by dogs and 80% of such bites come from the family dog, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Help your dog and your baby become friends. Happy Kids, Happy Dogs offers practical, easy-to-follow dog training tips presented according to your child's developmental stages, from infancy to the teenage years. Recommended by the prenatal instructors at Duke University Health System and University of North Carolina Women's Hospital. Unfailingly logical in its presentation of ideas, with clear explanations and step-by-step training instructions... --The Bark magazine Partial profits from sales of Happy Kids, Happy Dogs go to non-profit groups that help at-risk youth and shelter dogs. For more information, visit www.topnotchdog.com.

Original Dog Bible

Author: Kristin Mehus-Roe
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1935484893
Size: 25.53 MB
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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.

Babies Kids And Dogs

Author: Melissa Fallon
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1787110389
Size: 54.72 MB
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Children and dogs both benefit mentally and physically from a harmonious relationship. Dogs help to develop empathy and social skills in children, as well as build their confidence. It is, however, important to also develop this confidence in our dogs, and prepare them to be around babies and children. Bite prevention is vital, and, therefore, we need to teach our dogs and children how to behave correctly around and with each other. Babies, Kids and Dogs will advise how to create safe, positive and harmonious relationships between children and dogs, allowing a dog to relax in the presence of children. Included within are instructional colour photographs, tables to assist with assessing and training your dog, and step-by-step exercises. Educational Champ and Charlie illustrations help engage the interest of young children, in order to teach them about behaving appropriately when interacting with their canine friends. Throughout, the book suggests ways to promote safe interactions, and develop lifelong friendships. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

How To Train A Superdog

Author: Gwen Bailey
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405344016
Size: 80.48 MB
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Unleash your dog’s potential and build a rewarding relationship that will last a lifetime From walking on a loose lead to carrying the shopping, everything you need to know to train your dog and ensure you have a happy and contented canine companion. Starting with choosing the right breed for you, to understanding their exercise needs, learn every aspect of owning and training a dog. Get in-depth instruction on training, from basic obedience to advanced tricks, by following clear, step-by-step explanations and illustrations which show you exactly what to do. Understand your dog, with the aid of the latest research into canine behaviour and learn to correct problems and maximise their potential. A well-trained dog is a well-behaved, healthy and happy dog.

Shaping The Wolf Within Your Dog

Author: Nathan B. Childs
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412012139
Size: 24.73 MB
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Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog is a comparison study of wolf and dog behavior. It is also a comprehensive guide for living in harmony with dogs. We know dogs are genetically related to the wolf; and both exhibit identical instincts, behaviors, temperaments, and dispositions - and both abide to the law of nature that contends: for any animal grouping to survive, there must be social order and communication between its members. Knowing this, we should learn all we can about wolf behavior, and incorporate that knowledge with our dogs. By learning how pack animals establish social order and communicate with one another, we can use this information to shape our dogs' natural instincts, without having to use food bribes or violence. When we communicate in our dogs' language, we will be able to communicate our leadership. The outcome will be predictable, for we will be using the same methods of an alpha wolf when he establishes and maintains social order with a pack of wolves. We will be shaping the same wolf instincts that are intact and engaged in each of our dogs. Shaping the Wolf Within Your Dog illuminates: The natural behavior of canines The language of canines How alphas lead their packs How alphas discipline and show affection The hierarchy of the wolf social order The natural friendliness, loyalty, and devotion of pack members How to pick the best pup from a litter How to establish social order with pups Basic obedience and off lead obedience Family protection training

Your Baby And Bowser

Author: Stephen C. Rafe
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books
ISBN: 9781577790457
Size: 73.26 MB
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Prenatal training for the family dog! Parents, grandparents, relatives: prepare your dog for safe interaction with babies, toddlers, or preschool children. Positive training lessons are easy to learn and use. Keep both babies and dogs safe and happy. Sound, proven behavioral and psychological methods. Do you want to know how to prepare your family dog for the arrival of a new baby? Would you like your dog to be well-behaved around your grandchildren or the neighbor's kids? Are you thinking about buying a dog but concerned about the safety of your children? Parents who read and follow Rafe's advice will be infinitely more successful in raising children and dogs together. Learn how to establish dominance, understand your dog's way of thinking, adequately prepare a dog for a new child, how your personality affects your dog's behavior, and the key things every child needs to be taught about dogs. Make sure children are safe around your dog.

Pregnancy To Parenthood

Author: Linda Goldberg
Publisher: Avery Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399527333
Size: 57.56 MB
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Your personal step-by-step journey through the childbirth experience -- and beyond.

Your Preschooler

Author: Richard R. Rubin
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
ISBN:
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Describes the abilities, emotions, and thought processes of threeand four-year-olds and recommends activities to provide them with physical exercise and mental stimulation