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Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy Seal Way
The New York Times–bestselling book by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland that teaches all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs.
The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers.
Show off your dog! And let your dog show off, too!Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should know - fetch, paw shake, roll over - to stunts that will delight your friends and family, from dance routines to flying disc acrobatics. You’ll even learn the tricks behind filmmaking with dogs to create your own movie magic and performance showstoppers. And there are benefits far beyond the wow factor. Teaching your dog tricks will not only reveal more of your dog’s real personality, including hidden talents, it will also improve your pet’s behavior, reinforce socialization, prevent boredom and restlessness, and instill your pet with greater confidence. And dramatically enrich the relationship the two of you already share.
Your Beagle Puppy Month by Month, written by a veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team, provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Coverage includes information on what to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home, the necessary vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them, and when a trip to the vet is needed.
The Perfect Puppy
Highly regarded dog behaviorist Gwen Bailey shares her proven system of training a puppy.Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. It is now updated with the latest findings in canine behavior and a completely new user-friendly design, and answers many of the questions she has received from dog owners since the first edition.The Perfect Puppy teaches new puppy owners how to raise a well-behaved dog. Bailey's aim is to show puppy owners how they can influence their puppy's behavior for the better, and how to mold his future character. She uses her proven system of training a puppy using only positive rewards-based methods, coupled with a lot of play and fun.Full-color photographs show how to housebreak a puppy, how to teach it to obey, how to prevent biting, chewing and other problems, and to generally be a good canine citizen and a beloved member of the family. She provides step-by-step training, a valuable socialization plan, and games that incorporate learning.
Discover the astonishing lessons rescue dogs can teach us about life, love, and ourselves In the follow-up to his New York Times bestseller Rescue Road, acclaimed journalist Peter Zheutlin offers a heartwarming and often humorous new look into the world of rescue dogs. Sharing lessons from his own experiences adopting Labs with large personalities as well as stories and advice from dozens of families and rescue advocates, Zheutlin reveals the surprising and inspiring life lessons rescue dogs can teach us, such as:• How to "walk a mile in a dog's paws" to get a brand-new perspective• Living with a dog is not one continuous Hallmark moment - but it's never dull!• Why having a dog helps you see your faults and quirks in a new light, even if you can't "shed" them completely• How to set the world right, one dog at a time For anyone who loves, lives with, or has ever wanted a dog, this charming book shows how the dogs whose lives we save can change ours for the better too.
The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work (2nd Edition)
As even a quick glance around a saddler shop or through a tack store catalog will show, the world of horse bits is both enormous and mystifying. The primary means of communicating with and controlling a horse, Western and English bits come in a bewildering assortment of materials, sizes, and shapes. Their descriptions—full-cheek snaffle, hackamore, high port, French link, Tom Thumb, spade, KK Ultra—are no less puzzling, and with new bits and refinements being produced every year, even the most experienced horseman must struggle to keep up with the state of the art.The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits will answer all your questions on the subject—and then some. Not only does the author and horsewoman Emily Esterson go into detail about all kinds of equine mouthware and how each is constructed, but she also explains how and why each works in the context of what the rider wants the horse to accomplish. Does your horse have difficulty bending or flexing? Suggestions and solutions to these and myriad other horse-and-rider problems will be found throughout these authoritative yet user-friendly pages.Whether a novice or expert horseman, every rider, trainer, or owner in any equestrian discipline will benefit from this book’s wide-ranging and practical information for years to come.
Dog Training And Tricks Book (The Everything Essential)
Bielakiewicz, Gerilyn J.
There is nothing like the bond between you and your dog, and that bond can be strengthened through training together. Let Certified Pet Dog Trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz show you how to introduce new skills the right way and teach your dog simple commands, crowd-pleasing tricks, and everything in between!You'll learn how to:• Control excessive barking• Housebreak a puppy or adult dog• Stop jumping and other problem behaviors• Teach tricks based on your dog's temperament• Walk your dog on-leash safely• Use treats, clickers, and toys for trainingFeaturing fun photos that showcase easy tricks, this all-in-one resource is your ultimate guide for a well-behaved and happy pet!
Whether it’s your sleepy cat or tail-wagging dog greeting you every day, nuzzling means love. Loving back is making your pet’s life the best it can be. For this, turn to renowned veterinarian Dr. Gary, and his expert advice on health, behavior, and training for your pet - including rabbits, birds, and more! Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to guide for at-home animal care.
Raising Happy Rabbits: Housing, Feeding, and Care Instructions for Your Rabbit's First Year
A practical and information-packed guide for purchasing and raising pet rabbitsSo, you’re thinking about buying or adopting a pet rabbit. Wonderful! Or maybe you’ve already brought a fuzzy bundle of joy home and you’re realizing you could use a little guidance. Rabbits are adorable and soft and fun, but they also require a fair amount of work and knowledge to make sure they’re living a happy, healthy life. With the right approach, you will soon discover that your new pet rabbit can become your best pet ever. With time, attention, and patience, a deep bond can develop and you will be friends “furever.”Raising Happy Rabbits will help you choose the right kind of rabbit for your home (if you haven’t already picked one), and answer your questions about housing, litter training, proper feeding, exercise, freedom, grooming, potential illnesses, playtime activities, what is normal/abnormal behavior, and much more.Learn all about:• Finding a vet• Choosing an appropriate cage• Pellets, hay, and fresh foods• Growing herbs and lettuces for your bunny• Toys to keep your rabbit engaged• Illnesses to watch for• And more!Make your first year with your bunny a fun and fulfilling experience that will bond you and your new rabbit for life.
Brain Games for Puppies
Brain Games for Puppies is about more than just fun ways to play with a puppy. Animal behaviorist Claire Arrowsmith explains how mental challenges help to build a strong bond between a dog and its owner and prevent future behavioral problems. Playing games that use reward-based teaching methods provides motivation and establishes trust.The book opens with a review of equipment and the essential obedience commands -- Puppy Sit, Puppy Down and Puppy Come -- as well as information on dog senses, using treats, addressing problems and responding to mistakes, safety, and much more. It covers equipment and using a clicker and addresses such issues as When Can A Puppy Begin To Play?, How To Encourage Play Behavior, Problems During Brain Games, and Play No-No's!While some games provide more exercise than others, all of the games are brain games in that they challenge the puppy's ability to anticipate, solve problems and learn that by obeying commands it can continue to interact, play and have fun.
Dog Training Diaries: Proven Expert Tips & Tricks to Live in Harmony with Your Dog
Are you inadvertently rewarding your dog's bad behavior? Are you misinterpreting the peeing at the door? In Dog Training Diaries, lifelong dog trainer Tom Shelby captures the basic guidelines of training dogs and offers advice, strategies, and personal insight to deal with the most common problematic situations dog owners face. Harmony obstacles include:• Pulling on the leash• Jumping• Eating chair legs• Separation anxiety• Housebreaking• Aggression• And more!Tom’s personal stories from his life as a dog trainer allow readers to journey through all dog walks of life - from mansions to suburban parking lots - as he explains how to restore the special relationship between dog and owner. Dog Training Diaries will help readers harmonize, understand, teach, and learn from their dogs - because harmony between dog and family is what it’s all about.
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