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Dogs as pets

See below for a selection of the latest books from Dogs as pets category. Presented with a red border are the Dogs as pets books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Dogs as pets books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

At Home with Dogs: Rescue Love Stories

At Home with Dogs: Rescue Love Stories

Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Take Me Home!

Take Me Home!

Author: Andrew Grant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Beautiful and compelling portraits of 225 rescue dogs. About Rover: Wagmore Edition also by the author: A glimpse into the beautiful eyes and souls of hundreds of dogs, many of which are shelter and rescue dogs awaiting their forever homes. -Fetch Magazine. Anyone who loves dogs and or photography will appreciate this book. Highly recommended. -Library Journal. According to the most recent Dogs Trust's Stray Dogs Survey report, there are currently over 56,000 stray dogs across the UK. Only half of them are ever reunited with their owners. Many of them will not find a new home because shelters are too full, there aren't enough adoptive homes and, tragically, not all shelters operate under a no-kill policy. Andrew Grant is a talented photographer known for his compelling portraits of dogs, as well as his fine art work. He has a unique ability to work with dogs to achieve one-of-a-kind portraits: a relaxed dog looking straight at the camera and exhibiting the poses and emotions for which we love our canine friends. All the canine portraits that fill this collection attest to the authentic connection Grant makes with each one of them. Take Me Home features 325 dogs. Each is either a rescue dog waiting for its forever home or a former rescue dog now enjoying its own family. For dog lovers and animal lovers, and especially for the kind souls that take in a homeless animal, Take Me Home: Rescue Dogs is a poignant homage to every dog's beauty, personality and unstinting devotion. We owe it to all of them to return it.

Canine Confidential

Canine Confidential

Author: Marc Bekoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails--but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs' heads and hearts--and how much can we know and understand? Canine Confidential has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist--and lifelong dog lover--Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs' lives the best they can possibly be. Rooted in the most up-to-date science on cognition and emotion--fields that have exploded in recent years--Canine Confidential is a wonderfully accessible treasure trove of new information and myth-busting. Peeing, we learn, isn't always marking; grass-eating isn't always an attempt to trigger vomiting; it's okay to hug a dog--on their terms; and so much more. There's still much we don't know, but at the core of the book is the certainty that dogs do have deep emotional lives, and that as their companions we must try to make those lives as rich and fulfilling as possible. It's also clear that we must look at dogs as unique individuals and refrain from talking about the dog. Bekoff also considers the practical importance of knowing details about dog behavior. He advocates strongly for positive training--there's no need to dominate or shame dogs or to make them live in fear--and the detailed information contained in Canine Confidential has a good deal of significance for dog trainers and teachers. He also suggests that trainers should watch and study dogs in various contexts outside of those in which they are dealing with clients, canine and human, with specific needs. There's nothing in the world as heartwarming as being greeted by your dog at the end of the workday. Read Canine Confidential, and you'll be on the road to making your shared lives as happy, healthy, and rewarding as they can possibly be.

The Wisdom of Old Dogs

The Wisdom of Old Dogs

Author: Elli H. Radinger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

A SUNDAY TELEGRAPH TOP GIFT BOOK OF THE YEAR A dog is for life, but an old dog's wisdom is for ever. 'A truly heartwarming book - a perfect gift for any dog lover' Trisha Ashley 'The Wisdom of Old Dogs is an absolute must-have' Countryside Magazine 'A beautiful read that will leave dog owners and animal lovers brimming over with love and gratitude' Woman's Way Magazine ______________________________________ Full of practical advice, uplifting stories, and scientific expertise, this book reveals how dogs can be a constant source of wisdom, comfort and love in their old age. The perfect gift for anyone who treasures these wonderful animals.

Corgi Butts

Corgi Butts

Author: RP Studio Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Corgis, with their improbably long bodies, short legs, and waggling rear ends are one of Instagram's hottest breeds, and count among their fans both the Queen of England and Antoni Porowski from Queer Eye. This journal is filled with flip-book-style illustrations of a corgi bum waggling back and forth, charming facts about the breed, and a mix of blank and dotted pages. To top it off, the fluffy corgi on the cover will be flocked for ultimate pettable qualities. It's the perfect gift or self-purchase to melt any dog-lover into a puddle of heart-eyed goo.

Training a Young Pointer

Training a Young Pointer

Author: Joseph Healy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The story of a bird dog's early years, showing how an owner selects a pup and finds a trainer Tips on housebreaking, socialization, basic commands, field training, whistle training and ranging methods, types of training collars, using a check cord, release and fetch commands Interviews and insights with longtime pointing-dog owners, trainers, and other expertsAuthor Joseph Healy brought his first bird dog home at ten weeks old but had no idea how to start grooming her to be a hunting companion. Conflicting advice from fellow dog owners and books that delved in-depth into the aspects of training an older dog led him to seek his own path. Healy shares his personal story of raising his pointer, Reilly, through their third hunting season, recording the process of training his dog, first by himself and then with a professional trainer so that he could learn how best to train a hunting dog. Entertaining and informative reading for all who want to own and train a great bird dog.

The Little Book of Dogs

The Little Book of Dogs

Author: Orange Hippo! Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Live. Laugh. Bark. What could be better than the presence of a fuzzy and faithful four-legged friend? From their loyalty and devotion to their endearing capacity to face life, work and exercise with endless enthusiasm, dogs have been our steadfast companions for thousands of years. They may be wordless, but their ability to communicate with deeply expressive eyes, a wagging tail or a joyful bark brings out the very best in their humans - and it's no wonder they have inspired many a bon mot or wise insight over the decades. Packed full of wonderful quotes as well as fascinating snippets of information, this little book is the perfect gift for any dog-lover. 'If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.' Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894. 'Like many other much-loved humans, they believed that they owned their dogs, instead of realizing that their dogs owned them.' Dodie Smith, The 101 Dalmatians, 1956. 'My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip.' Craig Shoemaker.

What's My Dog Thinking?

What's My Dog Thinking?

Author: Hannah, BSc Animal Behaviour Molloy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Discover the true meaning of dog behaviour to form the deepest bond with your canine companion. What does it really mean when a dog rolls over and shows their tummy? They're not always looking for a belly rub... Drawing on the latest research in dog psychology, this book reveals the secret meanings behind more than 80 canine behaviours, including the seven types of dog greeting and why some dogs eat your underwear! Packed with dogwatching tips and positive reinforcement training advice, this book will help you keep your dog happy, stimulated - and adorable!

When Harry Met Minnie

When Harry Met Minnie

Author: Martha Teichner Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2020

There are true fairy tales. Stories that exist because impossible-to-explain coincidences change everything. Except in real life, not all of them have conventional, happily-ever-after endings. When Harry Met Minnie is that kind of fairy tale, with the vibrant, romantic New York City backdrop of its namesake, the movie When Harry Met Sally, and the bittersweet wisdom of Tuesdays with Morrie. There's a special camaraderie among early-morning dog walkers. Gathering at dog runs in the park, or strolling through the farmer's market at Union Square before the bustling crowd appears, fellow pet owners become familiar-as do the personalities of their beloved animals. In this special space and time, a chance encounter with an old acquaintance changed Martha Teichner's world. As fate would have it, her friend knew someone who was dying of cancer, from exposure to toxins after 9/11, and desperate to find a home for her dog, Harry. He was a Bull Terrier?the same breed as Martha's dear Minnie. Would Martha consider giving Harry a safe, loving new home? In short order, boy dog meets girl dog, the fairy tale part of this story. But there is so much more to this book. After Martha agrees to meet Harry and his owner Carol, what begins as a transaction involving a dog becomes a deep and meaningful friendship between two women with complicated lives and a love of Bull Terriers in common. Through the heartbreak and grief of Carol's illness, the bond that develops changed Martha's life, Carol's life, Minnie's life, Harry's life. As it changed Carol's death as well. In this rich and touching narrative, Martha considers the ways our stories are shaped by the people we meet, and the profound love we can find by opening our hearts to unexpected encounters.

Reiki For Dogs

Reiki For Dogs

Author: Kathleen Prasad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Golden Retrievers For Dummies

Golden Retrievers For Dummies

Author: Nona K. Bauer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Become an expert on Golden Retrievers Golden Retrievers are among the friendliest, most intelligent, most popular dogs--no wonder you've made this excellent choice of breed for your own best friend ! Golden Retrievers For Dummies will show you how to select, train, raise, and live happily with your lifelong companion. Inside this book, you'll find all the need-to-know information about your Golden. From puppy years to senior living, grooming to feeding, and beyond, this is your guide to keeping your Golden Retriever happy and healthy. Learn the characteristics and history of the Golden Retriever breed Make the most of the puppy years, including training and bonding Discover how to keep your Golden happy and healthy through old age Find out how to prevent and treat the most common illnesses Learn from a professional--Nona Kilgore Bauer has over 40 years of experience training Golden Retrievers, and her wisdom is at your command in these pages! The newest canine addition to your family will thank you!

Be More Sausage

Be More Sausage

Author: Matt Whyman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020

A love letter to the small but mighty dachshund or, as it's more affectionally known, the Sausage Dog. This book - almost as adorable as its namesake - proves that sausage dogs are not just sweet, soft and a little bit silly to look at. They can be an example to us all. Despite having the odds stacked against it, this little pooch can turn any situation to its advantage. It's the underdog that always comes out on top, displaying remarkable resilience, tenacity and bravery at every turn. Sausage dogs may be only ankle high, but they will stop at nothing to live life to the fullest, teaching us humans some valuable life lessons along the way. They don't care that they look more like a wind-up toy than a fierce guard dog, or that their bark is much louder than their bite. Being more sausage is about breaking free from restraints, overcoming physical and emotional shortcomings, and chewing up the social conventions that conspire to hold us back. This is our chance to unleash that inner dachshund, live long and prosper!