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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!

Who Rescued Whom Dog Portraits & Rescue Stories

Who Rescued Whom Dog Portraits & Rescue Stories

Author: Margaret Bryant Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

Dog

Dog

Author: Susan McHugh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2019

The story of the canine has been fundamentally entwined with that of humanity since the earliest times, and this ancient and fascinating story is told in Susan McHugh's Dog, now available in B-format. The book unravels the debate about whether dogs are descended from wolves, and moves on to deal with canines in mythology, religion and health, dog cults in ancient and medieval civilizations as disparate as Alaska, Greece, Peru and Persia, and traces correspondences between the histories of dogs in the Far East, Europe, Africa and the Americas. Dog also examines the relatively recent phenomenon of dog breeding and the invention of species, as well as the canine's role in science fact and fiction; from Laika, the first astronaut, and Pavlov's famous conditioned dogs, through to science fiction novels and cult films such as A Boy and his Dog. Susan McHugh shows how dogs today contribute to human lives in a huge number of ways, not only as pets and guide dogs but also as sources of food in Asia, entertainment workers, and scientific and religious objects. Dog reveals how we have shaped these animals over the millennia, and in turn, how dogs have shaped us.

Barrie How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

Barrie How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

Author: Sean Laidlaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Barrie was rescued from the rubble by Bomb disposal expert and former soldier Sean Laidlaw. He gradually gained her trust and they soon became inseparable. When Sean's contract to Syria was not renewed and he could not return to her, he raised the funds to bring her home with him. The two created an incredible bond in their three months together, and they were reunited in emotional scenes in early November. Sean credits Barrie with helping him with PTSD, and Barrie has been rescued from a life on the streets in war-torn Syria.

Barrie How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

Barrie How a rescue dog and her owner saved each other

Author: Sean Laidlaw Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Barrie was rescued from the rubble by Bomb disposal expert and former soldier Sean Laidlaw. He gradually gained her trust and they soon became inseparable. When Sean's contract to Syria was not renewed and he could not return to her, he raised the funds to bring her home with him. The two created an incredible bond in their three months together, and they were reunited in emotional scenes in early November. Sean credits Barrie with helping him with PTSD, and Barrie has been rescued from a life on the streets in war-torn Syria.

Pit Bull Flower Power

Pit Bull Flower Power

Author: Sophie (Sophie Gamand) Gamand Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2019

Superpower Dogs: Henry Avalanche Rescue Dog

Superpower Dogs: Henry Avalanche Rescue Dog

Author: Cosmic Picture Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2019

In Whistler, British Columbia, dogs can be found riding chairlifts, perched on skiers' shoulders, and even descending from helicopters--all in the race to the scene of an avalanche and the race against time to save people who were caught in the path of destruction. Meet Henry, a lovable border collie who is slight but strong, and the team of dogs and human partners he works with in the beautiful and sometimes dangerous mountains. Through the action-packed primary text, informative and engaging interstitials that delve into the history and science behind avalanches and rescue dogs, and eight pages of stunning full-color photographs, young readers will experience real-life rescues and gain a new appreciation for the bond between dogs and humans.

Puppies For Dummies

Puppies For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2019

Everything you need to bring home a new puppy Across America and beyond, tails are wagging with anticipation. Why? Because puppies and the people who love them are eager for the update of Puppies for Dummies. Originally released and welcomed as a positive, loving alternative to the alpha dog philosophy of a popular celebrity trainer, Puppies for Dummies is now updated and more relevant than ever. This new edition covers the latest puppy training gadgets, tricks, and tips and offers expanded coverage on the latest training techniques, including new studies on positive reinforcement methods. This edition continues to provide readers with the trusted and proven advice that has made previous editions a success. Integrate a puppy in your life Explore the latest science of dogs Train a happy, healthy pup Raise and nurture a loving dog Rather than saying: Uh oh, now what?! new pet owners can be equipped with the best advice.

The Love of a Lab

The Love of a Lab

Author: Jim Dratfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Friendly. Loyal. Affectionate. The list of wonderful traits possessed by America's #1 dog goes on and on. Given the Lab's good looks, trainability, and devotion, is it any wonder that there are millions of happy Lab owners in the United States? In The Love of a Lab, Jim Dratfield's beautiful photographs, combined with witty, insightful, and poignant quotes, capture the many reasons people feel the way they do about these cherished companions. Like Dratfield's previous books, Pug Shots, and Day of the Dachshund, this is sure to become a classic gift book for Lab owners and dog lovers everywhere.

Letting in the dog Opening hearts and minds to a deeper understanding

Letting in the dog Opening hearts and minds to a deeper understanding

Author: Patricia Blocker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Communicating with and understanding dogs builds trusting relationships, and relieves frustration and improves lives on both ends of the leash. Apart from simply reading canine body language, this book explores the juncture between hearts and minds where true understanding begins. It takes a light-hearted, yet earnest approach to exploring how to connect with dogs. Each chapter features amusing, thought-provoking anecdotes and illustrations that show us how dogs are our teachers, and how, by connecting with them, we learn how to connect with ourselves. This book helps us find the intersection between the academic and the spiritual for better communication with dogs. It's about having an effective two-way conversation; it shows us how to talk with our dogs instead of talking at them. The intuitive side of communicating with canines in conjunction with the intellectual side is also investigated: in this space, we build trust, respect, and better relationships, and human and canine lives are enriched. Come walk with us on our journey.

Dog Body Language 100 Ways To Read Their Signals

Dog Body Language 100 Ways To Read Their Signals

Author: Trevor Warner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2019

Dog Body Language looks at the most common canine behaviours in and around the home, both with other dogs and with their owners. Using the psychology of dog behaviour, it explains how a dog is likely to react in a variety of situations, such as while on a walk, when greeting a stranger and before or after a fight. All of the most common behavioural traits of dogs are examined in detail, from rolling over onto their backs and wagging their tails to playing with toys and burying bones in the backyard. A whole section devoted to puppyhood is also included, providing insight into the early phases of a dog's life and its social upbringing. Dog Body Language is an easy-to-use reference guide that enables dog owners to read the signals their pets are giving through their body language. Dogs are often regarded as being part of the family, and this book will help owners understand more about their loyal companions.

Independent Vision Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the Story of the Seeing Eye

Independent Vision Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the Story of the Seeing Eye

Author: Miriam Ascarelli Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2019

Mention the words 'Seeing Eye', and most people will associate them with guide dogs for the blind and partially-sighted. Mention the name 'Dorothy Harrison Eustis', and most people will not recognize it, even though she is the woman responsible for founding The Seeing Eye, the first guide dog school in the United States. Since its inception eighty years ago, The Seeing Eye has trained thousands of people who are visually impaired to use guide dogs. The success of the program has spawned guide dog schools across the country and around the world, and the concept has been further expanded to include service dogs for people with other kinds of disabilities. Drawing on correspondence, private papers, and newspaper accounts of the day, Miriam Ascarelli chronicles the life of Dorothy Harrison Eustis from her upper class childhood in Victorian Philadelphia to her years as a young mother in the upstate New York boomtown of Hoosick Falls, her widowhood, her failed second marriage to a man thirteen years her junior, and the confluence of events that led to her launching The Seeing Eye. In doing so, Ascarelli reveals both a driven woman and a very private person who shunned media coverage of herself but actively courted it for her organization.