The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)

The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised

For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.

  • Brand: Little Brown and Company
  • ASIN: 0316083275
  • UPC: 787721982173

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The

  • Brand: Little Brown and Company
  • ASIN: 0316610003
  • UPC: 783324877526

Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbeha...

  • ASIN: 0062479024

101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to

101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill.Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from:Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your LeashFunny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the PianoDancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line KicksLove, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog! Millions of peopl...

  • Brand: Quayside Pub Group
  • ASIN: 1592533256
  • UPC: 080665001802

Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

  • Brand: Workman Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0761168850

The Complete Guide to German Shepherds: Selecting, Training, Feeding, Exercising, and Loving your new German Shepherd Puppy

The Complete Guide to German Shepherds: Selecting, Training,

Taking the first step in deciding to get a dog can be a difficult one. Where do you start? Well, how about right here, and right now. The Complete Guide to German Shepherds is just that. The A to Z guide for the breed written in simple language. Why and when should you consider a German Shepherd? The Complete Guide to German Shepherds has those answers and many more.Not all dogs are created equal. When it comes to GSD’s (that’s the short way to say German Shepherd Dog) they are truly a breed apart. They are large dogs; agile, fast, aggressive and intimidating if you want them to be. They are smart, loyal, inquisitive, persistent, protective and willing to push the boundaries. They’re also willing to push your buttons if you let them. Sound like the dog for you? Sound like a challenge? You bet they are, but the payoff is a best friend who will never leave your side.The Complete Guide to German shepherd will answer all your basic questions including:Is a German Shepherd the right dog for me?I brought my German Shepherd home. What now?What are the best ways to train my GSD?What are some common mistakes should I avoid?The Complete Guide to German Shepherds gives you the basic lowdown on this fabled breed. Everything from the renowned history of Rin Tin Tin, to how to avoid havi...

  • ASIN: 1090420331

My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second Acts

My Old Dog: Rescued Pets with Remarkable Second

National Bestseller“No Dog Should Die Alone" was the attention-grabbing — and heart-stirring — headline of journalist Laura T. Coffey’s TODAY show website story about photographer Lori Fusaro’s work with senior shelter pets. While generally calm, easy, and already house-trained, these animals often represent the highest-risk population at shelters. With gorgeous, joyful photographs and sweet, funny, true tales of “old dogs learning new tricks,” Coffey and Fusaro show that adopting a senior can be even more rewarding than choosing a younger dog. You’ll meet endearing elders like Marnie, the irresistible shih tzu who has posed for selfies with Tina Fey, James Franco, and Betty White; Remy, a soulful nine-year-old dog adopted by elderly nuns; George Clooney’s cocker spaniel, Einstein; Susie, the funny little senior dog who got adopted by "Humans of New York" creator Brandon Stanton and "Susie's Senior Dogs" founder Erin Stanton; and Bretagne, the last known surviving search dog from Ground Zero. They may be slower moving and a tad less exuberant than puppies, but these pooches prove that adopting a senior brings immeasurable joy, earnest devotion, and unconditional love.

  • ASIN: 1608683400

I & Dog

I & Dog

The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds for more than thirty years at their Cambridge, New York, monastery. Their perennial bestseller, How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend, is considered a classic in the dog-training field. First published in 1978, and completely revised and updated in 2002, the book has brought the Monks international acclaim for their successful mixture of discipline and love. Their second book, The Art of Raising a Puppy, was also a bestseller. Together, the two titles have sold close to one million copies. Now, the Monks of New Skete reflect on the amazing bond that dogs and their owners share in the lavishly illustrated gift book, I & DOG. Celebrating this special relationship through words and images, the Monks offer a simple message: we could do worse than to learn from dogs – about ourselves, about our spirituality, and about God. Taking readers on an eloquent exploration of the profound attachment between human and dog, this 80-page hardcover book features inspirational passages from the Monks of New Skete combined with more than fifty spectacular black and white and color images taken by talented photographers John Sann and Monique Stauder. Distilling all the wisdom and insight that the Monks have gained over t...

  • Brand: Brand: Yorkville Press
  • ASIN: 0972942734

Dog Songs: Poems

Dog Songs:

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it.Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection. 

  • Brand: Penguin Press
  • ASIN: 1594204780

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know at Each State to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy (Your Puppy Month by Month)

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd

Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, Second Edition, 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. Expert authors Liz Palika, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don’t think to ask, including:   • What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home.    • Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them.    • How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible.    • What do to when your puppy cries at night.    • Why and how to crate train your puppy.    • When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does.    • When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands—like Sit, Stay, and Come—and the best way to teach them.    • When and how to go about leash training.    • How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy.    • What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn’t.    • When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works.    ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 1465451099

Australian Shepherds (Barron's Dog Bibles)

Australian Shepherds (Barron's Dog

Veterinarian-approved advice and information is emphasized in Barron's Dog Bibles series. Written mainly for first-time owners, these books advise readers on physical and behavioral characteristics they should look for when choosing a puppy. Each book focuses on a specific canine breed, describing the title breed's traits, history, behavior characteristics, and recommended training methods, with information on how breed-specific traits influence the relationship between dog and owner. Also described are potential breed-specific health problems owners should look out for. Attractive sidebars present fun facts, breed truths, and helpful hints. A hidden spiral binding ensures that the book will stay open and flat at any desired page. The DVD enclosed with each book presents an informal dog training course for new owners. Each book is filled with attractive color photos. Energetic and intelligent, Aussies are the subjects of this book. They are relatively easy to train and widely known for their eagerness to please their master, Originally bred and still widely used as working dogs, they have become increasingly popular as family companions.

  • Brand: Barron's Educational Series
  • ASIN: 1438070160

Hunted (Everyday Heroes Book 1)

Hunted (Everyday Heroes Book

A new romantic suspense series by USA Today Bestselling Author Margaret DaleyMurder. On the Run. Second Chances.Luke Michaels' relaxing camping trip ends when he witnesses a woman being thrown from a bridge. He dives into the river to save her, shocked to find her wrapped in chains. As a canine search and rescue volunteer, Luke has assisted many victims, but never a beauty whose defeated gaze ignites his primal urge to protect. When Megan Witherspoon's killers make it clear they won't stop, Luke fights to save her, but can he keep her alive long enough to find out who is after her?

  • ASIN: B079MJ373S

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam

Cracker!: The Best Dog in

Winner of the Buckeye Children's Book Award (Ohio), the California Young Reader Medal, Emphasis on Reading Book Award (Alabama), North Carolina Children's Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, South Carolina Book Award, and the William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas)CRACKER IS ONE OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY'S MOST VALUABLE WEAPONS:  a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. The fate of entire platoons rests on her keen sense of smell. She's a Big Deal, and she likes it that way. Sometimes Cracker remembers when she was younger, and her previous owner would feed her hot dogs and let her sleep in his bed. That was nice, too.  Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going to whip the world and prove to his family and his sergeant -- and everyone else who didn't think he was cut out for war -- wrong. But sometimes Rick can't help but wonder that maybe everyone else is right. Maybe he should have just stayed at home and worked in his dad's hardware store. When Cracker is paired with Rick, she isn't so sure about this new owner. He's going to have to prove himself to her before she's going to prove herself to him. They need to be friends before they can be a team, and they have to be a team if they want to get home alive. Told in part throu...

  • Brand: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • ASIN: 141690638X

German Shepherd Dog (Smart Owner's Guide)

German Shepherd Dog (Smart Owner's

Dedicated to the world’s most accomplished working dog, respected guard dog, and beloved family companion, the German Shepherd Dog, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to en...

  • Brand: Dog Fancy Magazine (EDT)
  • ASIN: 1593787553
  • UPC: 828182875533

Divine Canine: The Monks' Way to a Happy, Obedient Dog

Divine Canine: The Monks' Way to a Happy,

Bring out the divine in your canine!Obedient, devoted, and happy -- that's what we all want our dogs to be. Let Brother Christopher and the Monks of New Skete show you how to get there through the stories of sixteen unruly dogs who came to them with more than a few lessons to learn. In this engaging and informative companion book to the hit Animal Planet series, the Monks of New Skete, renowned masters in the art of raising and training dogs, demonstrate tried and true techniques for influencing animal behavior, showing how a caring attitude and honest communication can turn any dog into a divine canine.Featuring:The Monks Way: inspiring insights into the special New Skete training methodsTips on tackling problems: dominance, aggression, separation anxiety, and more"What if" guides when things dont go as plannedGlossary of key training techniquesStep-by-step photos and full-color illustrations of dogs in training at the New Skete monasteryA must-have for anyone who loves dogs, Divine Canine offers unique and entertaining lessons that resonate far beyond the food dish and water bowl

  • Brand: Brand: Hyperion
  • ASIN: 1401309259
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