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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!

The Puppy No One Wanted The young dog desperate for a home to call his own

The Puppy No One Wanted The young dog desperate for a home to call his own

Author: Barby Keel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Barby Keel is used to all manner of creatures arriving at the door of the Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary where she lives and works, deep within the Sussex countryside. Nothing can prepare her for the arrival of Teddy, however, a neglected, traumatised puppy who is dumped at the gates of the sanctuary in a filthy box, terrified and desperate for someone to love. Despite his scruffy appearance, Barby can't help but feel a spark of affection for the overgrown puppy. But with Barby living in a caravan along with her four other dogs, she knows in her heart of hearts that Teddy deserves a more stable forever home. Wiping away tears, she waves Teddy away to his new life with a young couple, knowing that she's done what's best for the animal. But barely a few days later, Teddy is returned to the sanctuary, his new family unable to cope with his boisterous behaviour and his ever-growing size. Barby tries desperately to re-home him, but Teddy is rejected over and over again by his new foster families. Anxious and terrified of being separated from her, Barby is now faced with the impossible task of working through the traumas of Teddy's past to help the young dog. But when she receives the devastating news that her beloved younger brother has received a shocking diagnosis, Barby's life as she knows it is thrown into disarray. Can the love of a gentle giant help Barby through the unimaginable? And will Barby's unwavering devotion set Teddy free from the suffering he has endured?

Another Good Dog One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

Another Good Dog One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs

Author: Cara Sue Achterberg Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2020

Tasty Treats for Happy Dogs

Tasty Treats for Happy Dogs

Author: Henrietta Morrison Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Put some love into your dog's diet! In this book, founder of natural pet food brand Lily's Kitchen and loving pet owner Henrietta Morrison serves up 50 delicious and quick-to-prepare treat recipes that your canine companion will love. From everyday nourishing snacks for cold days and hot days to celebration recipes, including birthday cake and Christmas cookies, this lovely book has something for every occasion. These unique and easy to follow recipes use wholesome and organic ingredients throughout, helping your dog stay happy and healthy. Inspired by her experience cooking for her border terrier Lily when she fell ill, Henrietta believes that our pets deserve to eat food made from fresh, natural ingredients that help them live full and active lives. Like Henrietta's last bestselling pet cookbook, each recipe is accompanied by nutritional advice and tips, with special treats and snacks for young puppies and senior dogs. This charming book will set tails wagging and inspire many more lingering looks of love!

My Life Among the Underdogs A Memoir

My Life Among the Underdogs A Memoir

Author: Tia Torres Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life. Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show Pit Bulls & Parolees, chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka. Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility. Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet Duke, whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog; Bluie, the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. My Life Among the Underdogs is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog.

Molly the Pet Detective Dog The true story of one amazing dog who reunites missing cats with their families

Molly the Pet Detective Dog The true story of one amazing dog who reunites missing cats with their families

Author: Colin Butcher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

AS SEEN ON BBC BREAKFAST Missing cat? Molly the pet detective is on the case. Molly the cocker spaniel spent the first years of her life unloved and unwanted. But her life changed forever when Colin, Head of the UK Pet Detectives, spotted her on a rescue page. With her big heart, intelligence and incredible sense of smell, Molly was a natural pet detective, assisting Colin as he travelled across the country reuniting beloved missing cats with their grateful owners. Molly has also tracked down stolen dogs, survived a deadly snake bite in the line of duty, and even unearthed hidden treasure - there's never a dull day in the life of a dog detective! This is the heart-warming true story of how with love and devotion - and a good nose - a little dog can make a big difference. 'The real life pet detective' Sunday Mirror Previously published as Molly & Me

Older dog? No worries! Maintaining physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in your golden oldie

Older dog? No worries! Maintaining physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in your golden oldie

Author: Sian Ryan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

If you're lucky, your dog is an older dog and you have shared many happy years with them by your side. As they grow older, dogs' needs change, and they may not be as mentally, physically, or emotionally robust as they once were. Older dogs are a joy and a privilege to care for, with opportunities to further strengthen your relationship as you adapt to their changing needs. This book, part of the No Worries! series, encourages you to consider your dog's individuality, and adapt or introduce activities that help maintain their mental agility, emotional resilience, and physical health. Drawing upon the latest research to provide ideas for maximising your dog's well-being as they age, the individual chapters allow you to develop your own care plan for your dog, to incorporate new or amended ideas into your daily routine, and to make simple changes to your home, garden, car, and walks, to ensure your older dog is happy, safe, and invigorated.

The Complete Dog Massage Manual Gentle Dog Care

The Complete Dog Massage Manual Gentle Dog Care

Author: Julia Robertson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2019

Massage has a fascinating history dating back 4000 years, and evidence of the beneficial effects of massage on animals is not difficult to find; we need only look at animals to understand the importance they place on the use of massage through mutual (allogrooming), or self-grooming. Among dogs, an individual suffering from a sore, or some other form of injury, will often have the affected area roughly licked by another pack member. This action, which resembles rubbing, is, in effect, a form of muscle massage. The techniques explained and demonstrated in this valuable book - which incorporate a `trouble shooting' guide for problems when working on your dog - should assist you in improving your dog's health, and help you gain a greater awareness of his or her overall condition. Other techniques are also used by fully trained and qualified canine myotherapists or massage therapist practitioners, but the techniques included here are safe to use without such specialist knowledge. How the dog works * Using your vet * How massage works * How to massage your dog * Massage techniques * Massage exercise and muscular health * Managing muscle repair, incorporating massage * Other techniques * Glossary

The Wisdom of Old Dogs

The Wisdom of Old Dogs

Author: Elli H. Radinger Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2019

All dogs can learn new tricks, but old dogs can teach you new tricks. 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. This is the book all dog-lovers must have.

Breeding from your Bitch

Breeding from your Bitch

Author: Tony, BVet Med, DLAS, MRCVS Buckwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Breeding from your Bitch covers every aspect of breeding for anyone who might be considering mating their bitch. Written by a vet, this accessible and invaluable book dispels common misconceptions and addresses frankly the issues involved, ranging from the cost, time and effort concerned, through the mating process itself, to ensuring the health and welfare of both mother and puppies. The book covers factors to consider before breeding from your dog; choosing a stud dog and the mating process; care of the bitch during pregnancy; whelping and caring for neo-natal puppies; post-pregnancy care and, finally, rearing a healthy litter.

All The Queen's Corgis Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions

All The Queen's Corgis Corgis, dorgis and gundogs: The story of Elizabeth II and her most faithful companions

Author: Penny Junor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

'It is actually a serious book, but it had me laughing out loud several times on the Tube. All mothers should receive one for Christmas.' Marcus Berkmann, Spectator Everyone who loves The Crown on Netflix will enjoy this celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her beloved canine friends. The Queen has had corgis by her side ever since she was seven years old and persuaded her father to buy one for the family. She also has several dorgis (a cross resulting from an accidental liaison between one of the Queen's corgis and Princess Margaret's dachshund) and is a passionate breeder of gundogs. The dogs are the Queen's constant companions, travelling with her by air, road and rail, from one royal residence to another. She walks and feeds them herself, chooses names for them, and at the end of their days, buries them with personalised plaques to commemorate each individual. Penny Junor reveals the scraps and scrapes that the dogs have been involved in - the hierarchy amongst them, the corgis' feisty attitude to footmen and guests, gardeners and innocent passersby. This fascinating and affectionate look at the Queen and her most faithful companions is a book for dog lovers everywhere about what really makes our much-loved and longest reigning monarch truly light up.

What Your Dog Is Thinking Everything you need to know to understand your pet

What Your Dog Is Thinking Everything you need to know to understand your pet

Author: Bo Soderstrom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

How perceptive are dogs to the good (or bad) behaviour of humans? How do they differ from breed to breed? Are some left handed and some right-handed? How can you tell if your pet is lonely? And just how similar is your dog to a wolf? In WHAT YOUR DOG IS THINKING the researcher, biologist and author Bo Soederstroem weaves together fascinating facts we're only just learning about man's best friends, with highly practical tips to help us better understand and care for the animals in our life. Research on dog behaviour and the complicated psychology which influences their responses and needs has formally exploded in the 21st century, with fascinating new knowledge gained every day. Bo Soederstroem has an iron grip on all the cutting edge research to match the most determined dog's hold on his favourite toy, and here he presents the most interesting results in an easy-to-understand way. Learn about the interaction between man and beast, understand your dog's mysterious signals, immerse yourself in those earliest moments, and gain the ability to stare into your animal's eyes and think 'I get you'.

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

The History of the World in Fifty Dogs

Author: Mackenzi Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2019

An illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas, Alexander the Great's trusted canine companion? As long as there have been humans, those humans have had beloved companions-their dogs. From the ancient Egyptians mummifying their pups, to the Indian legend of the king who refused to enter the afterlife unless his dog was allowed there too, to the modern meme and popularity of terms like the corgi sploot, humans are undeniably obsessed with their dogs. Told in short, illustrated essays that are interspersed with both historical and canine factoids, The History of the World in Fifty Dogs brings to life some of history's most memorable moments through the stories of the dogs that saw them happen.