Author: Claire Arrowsmith
Release Date: 2014-09
Genre: Games for dogs
This title shows readers how to build a strong and loving bond with a puppy by playing fun games. Learn how a variety of creative brain games can develop your puppy's mental skills and help with early obedience training.
Author: Hazel Carter
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2009-03-05
Hazel Carter's home-help tidies the house, does the washing and helps with the cooking, and the only payment she requires is a nice big bowl of dog food at dinner time ... When Hazel was debilitated with crippling back problems, she found herself unable to look after the house so she used her skills as an animal behaviourist to teach Connie, her seven-month-old Newfoundland, how to do the work instead. Connie picks out items of dirty clothing from the laundry basket and places them inside the washing machine. When the washing cycle is over, Connie transfers the clean clothes to the tumble dryer. Hazel could leave Connie to complete the entire task unsupervised - if only Connie understood that dark colours must not be washed with whites. Connie also works in the garden, brings in the shopping and is happy to do anything from carefully carrying a basket of eggs to pulling Hazel along in a boat. 'At one stage all I could do was lie in bed and Connie would bring me a toy from her toy box for me to throw as I lay there. She quickly learnt that to have a game she must first bring her toy to me, a very valuable lesson. My idea was to keep her occupied and mentally stimulated while helping me at the same time.' Underlying the story of this remarkable dog is a remarkable relationship with a remarkable woman: Hazel Carter. For almost thirty years she has been helping owners to understand and cure their dogs' behavioural problems with patience, gentleness and kindness.
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Professional search and rescue workers consider Susan Bulanda’s Ready! Training the Search and Rescue Dog “the bible of Search and Rescue (SAR),” the most sought-after book of its kind detailing canine search and rescue. This second edition, expanded and revised with new color photography, provides readers with the necessary training methods for dogs in various SAR disciplines, including wilderness, evidence, cadaver, water, avalanche, and disaster searches. The author, an experienced SAR professional, details the goals, target skills, and potential problems at each training level of every SAR discipline. Ready! provides descriptions of every type of search, including specific training methods to accomplish each SAR discipline. Professional and volunteer SAR workers will profit from the Bulandas’ expertise on training the dog to alert, managing the search mission, choosing and socializing a SAR dog, and how to train dogs for specific commands (such as bar, turn around, go to an object, check, slow, crawl through and others). Readers curious about the fascinating work of the SAR canine will enjoy the general chapters about the history of SAR, an explanation of how dogs use scent to locate people or objects, and the functions of the SAR dog. This highly specialized training manual offers precise direction for SAR workers for every possible kind of mission, identifying the goals, target skills, methods and problem solving for each type of search. Color photographs and line drawings help to elucidate difficult concepts explained in the text. A resources section and index conclude this 254-page volume.
Author: Michael Fox
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2007-07-01
With extraordinary insight and vision, veterinarian and animal behaviorist Dr. Fox explores the minds and hearts of dogs. Dogs, and all animals, have much to teach their human companions, if only humans knew how to listen. In Dog Body/Dog Mind, Fox seeks to enhance readers' understanding and communication with their canine companions. He helps readers become more fluent in “dog speak,” and to understand what dogs feel, think, and want, strengthening the dog-human bond. Better communication leads to happier dogs and people. Fox also offers a holistic approach to companion animal care and preventive medicine, as well as behavioral advice and training tips that will help guarantee a healthy and happy animal.
Author: Tamar Geller
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-03-31
The Loved Dog is Tamar Geller's revolutionary guide to effective dog-training using the gentlest of methods. Tamar, whose clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck and Goldie Hawn, teaches a groundbreaking socialisation technique for training dogs. By strengthening the bond between dog and owner, dogs begin to enjoy listening to commands with no need for aggressive training aids such as verbal or physical reprimands. Using this technique, The Loved Dog shows you how to child-proof your dog and teach him good behaviour. Tamar's amazing methods have swept across America, changing the way owners train and relate to their canine friends. Tamar believes that loving your dog is the key to its training. In The Loved Dog she shows you how to build this relationship.
Author: W. Bruce Cameron
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Bailey ist clever, faul und ziemlich frech. Am Ende eines tristen Lebens als Straßenköter fragt er sich, wozu er überhaupt auf der Welt war, und ist verblüfft, plötzlich als wunderschöner Rassehund wiedergeboren zu werden. Der achtjährige Ethan nimmt ihn bei sich auf, und Bailey lernt, was es heißt, einen echten Freund zu haben. Aber seine Reise ist noch nicht beendet, er muss weiterziehen und noch viel lernen. Als er Ethan nach vielen Jahren wiedersieht, ergibt alles plötzlich einen Sinn ...
Author: Stanley Coren
Release Date: 2005
Leicht verständliche Darstellung der Sinnesleistungen (hören, riechen, sehen, fühlen, schmecken) von Hunden. Weiterhin wird geschildert, wie Hunde lernen, welche Persönlichkeitsmerkmale sie besitzen und in welcher Ausprägung sie über ein Bewusstsein verfügen.
Get on the EXPRESS for "Dog Training" Know How to Train a Dog Hello dog lovers! Are looking into getting a dog or puppy, or are currently a first-time dog owner? Nevertheless, we already know you're a dog person, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. (Sorry cat folks, but we're not talking to you right now.) OK, now that we've addressed the obvious...why bother getting a dog? Well, besides the fact that they're so cute and cuddly and who in their right mind could resist that adorable face when your puppy wants to snuggle in your arms, they're the most loyal companions anybody can ask for, always there by your side no matter what without judging you. * Need some cheering up when you're feeling down? Your dog can do that. Need to get out of the house more and exercise? Your dog will force you off your couch to stay in shape. They are indeed man's best friend. Sometimes dogs are just better than people, and that's why we love them so much! But do you know what would make you love your dog even more? It's having a well-trained obedient dog that will listen to your ever command and even be able to do fancy tricks impressing those around, as a result of you training your dog. Why should you train your dog YOURSELF, when you can get somebody else to do it? Because it's your dog! If you let somebody else train your dog, it will associate a stronger bond with the other person that you could have built, which far outweighs any new dog tricks. By training your dog personally, you strengthen the dog-and-owner relationship shared between the both of you. So be your dog's own trainer. By taking the "Dog Training Express," your destination includes: - How to determine which breed to get based off your experience and personality. - How to take care of your dog: health, veterinary visits, grooming, exercise, etc. - How to give your dog the must-haves: potty training and barking and biting control. - How to teach your dog tricks and games such as magnetic fetch and aerial Frisbee. - How to train your dog with the common basics: side, sit, stay, come, and speak. - Also, personalized hands-on exercises and applications to put everything into action on how to train a dog. ...and much more. "Dog Training Express" is very newbie-friendly and will get you up to speed in the simplest way possible. If you're a newly inexperienced dog owner needing to get your dog trained as a fast as possible or if you don't have a dog yet not knowing what kind to get, don't worry we'll cover all the basic need-to-knows for first-time or soon-to-be dog owners. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the fruits of your labor come into fruition with your dog giving you everyday joy and smiles that you can be proud of.
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Release Date: 2018-11-20
Was machen Hunde, wenn sie sich unbeobachtet fühlen? Wie denken sie, was fühlen sie, wie orientieren sie sich sich «in freier Wildbahn», welches Sozialverhalten legen sie an den Tag? Die Biologin und Verhaltensforscherin Elizabeth Marshall Thomas erzählt, was sie im eigenen Rudel von elf Tieren erlebt hat. Ob es um die Huskys Misha und Maria geht, den asthmatischen Mops Bingo oder den australischen Schäferhund Rider: Sie folgte den Wegen und dem Verhalten ihrer Tiere über Jahre hinweg und beschreibt, was sie dabei lernte, liebevoll, aber durchaus unsentimental. Antropomorhismus ist für sie kein Vorwurf. Früher als viele andere hat die Autorin teilnehmend beobachtet und beschrieben, nach welchen Regeln Hunde sich und ihr Leben organisieren, wenn Menschen nicht eingreifen.
Nach einem schweren Unfall hatte die Spieledesignerin Jane McGonigal bereits mit dem Leben abgeschlossen. Doch durch ihren starken Willen befreite sie sich von Depressionen und Suizidgedanken und entwickelte aus ihren Erfahrungen ein Spiel. Ihr selbst hat es geholfen und auch viele andere haben sich bereits glücklich gespielt. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Spiele helfen können, extreme Stresssituationen zu bewältigen, persönliche Herausforderungen zu meistern und mit Traumata umzugehen.