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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!

Dog is Love The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You

Dog is Love The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You

Author: Clive Wynne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2019

What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality? Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom. In Dog is Love, Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs' and their owners' hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do. Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves' ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family. This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you. It will change the way you interact with dogs and help you get the best out of them in a way that will be truly life-changing.

Dog is Love The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You

Dog is Love The Science of Why and How Your Dog Loves You

Author: Clive Wynne Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2019

'Science finally reveals the dog's secret: the unique capacity for love that separates them from all other animals. Superb' - John Bradshaw, bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense _______ What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality? Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom. In Dog is Love, Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs' and their owners' hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do. Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves' ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family. This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you. It will change the way you interact with dogs and help you get the best out of them in a way that will be truly life-changing.

Buddy The heartwarming story of a very special rescue

Buddy The heartwarming story of a very special rescue

Author: Nicola Owst Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Rescued from certain death, with love and care this brave little dog survived - and won the nation's hearts at Crufts. My name is Buddy, and I love playing frisbee in the park, spending time with my humans and having a nice warm bath at the end of the day. But life hasn't always been so easy for me. The day I was discovered on a wasteland outside London, I had been abandoned in a crate and was suffering from mange and severe dermatitis. I weighed only 3kg, and the vets said I was the worst case of neglect they had ever seen. They gave me only a few days to live. But my human friend Nicola showed me the love and affection I needed to pull through, and together we helped each other find happiness again. Now 11, I am adored by my online fans for my intelligence, my energy and my winning smile.

Care for Your Puppy

Care for Your Puppy

Author: RSPCA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2019

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK's leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it. If you already own or are planning to buy a puppy this easy-to-use introductory guide is a must. Clearly illustrated with colour photographs throughout, it covers all aspects of daily care including housing, feeding, hygiene, grooming, exercise and first aid. Published in association with the experts at the RSPCA, this book will help you ensure that you are giving your puppy the best possible start in life.

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats More than 70 Simple & Delicious Treats for Your Furry Best Friend

Healthy Homemade Dog Treats More than 70 Simple & Delicious Treats for Your Furry Best Friend

Author: Serena Faber-Nelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Say hello to your beautiful, modern dog treat bible! We know you love your dog. We know you want what's best for them. But we also know if you're faced with a dog treat recipe that calls for eight obscure ingredients, requires forty minutes of prep, and still ends up looking a brown, crumbly mess-you're reaching for that bag of ready-made dog treats faster than we can say fetch. Pet lifestyle expert Serena Faber-Nelson puts the fun back into dog treats-with easy, everyday recipes for go-to pet treats you'll actually be bothered to make (and find yourself using over and over again). These nutritious, delicious, budget friendly, and oh-so-simple-to-make dog treat recipes include: Tasty Kong stuffers and healthy chews to keep your pup entertained while you go to work Easy, no-bake bliss balls that pull double duty as training treats Yummy biscuits that help freshen your doggo's breath A whole section devoted to birthdays, holidays, and special occasions, of course And so much more! With a huge variety of treats to reward, train, and pamper, every recipe is designed to make life easier and sweeter for you and your dog. Packed with mouth-watering images, easy step-by-step instructions, handy hints, allergy alternatives, nutritional info, and more, Homemade Dog Treats is the must-have recipe handbook for every dog owner.

Dogs in Health Care Pioneering Animal-Human Partnerships

Dogs in Health Care Pioneering Animal-Human Partnerships

Author: Jill Lenk Schilp Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Dogs have a storied history in health care, and the human-animal relationship has been used in the field for decades. Over the years, certain dogs have improved and advanced the field of health care in myriad ways. In this book, the author presents the stories of these pioneer dogs, from the mercy dogs of World War I, to the medicine-toting sled dogs Togo and Balto, to contemporary therapy dogs. More than the dogs themselves, this book is about the human-animal relationship, and moments in history where that relationship propelled health care forward.

Storm Rising

Storm Rising

Author: Sara Driscoll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/08/2019

Dogs For Dummies

Dogs For Dummies

Author: Gina Spadafori Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/08/2019

Dogs For Dummies (9781119609070) was previously published as Dogs For Dummies (9780764552748). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. These days, people's dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you've broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to Choose the right veterinarian Explore the dog-breeding business Find breed-rescue groups Identify canine health problems Look for a purebred It's a doggy-dog world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more: Caring for an aging dog Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes Considering euthanasia Feeding Fido the right way House training puppies and adult dogs Keeping up appearances with good grooming Participating in canine competitions Preparing your dog for a disaster Traveling with your dog Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information -- not the lack of effort or concern -- is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves -- informed, responsible, and loving.

Give the Dog a Bone Over 40 Healthy Home-Cooked Treats, Meals and Snacks for Your Four-Legged Friend

Give the Dog a Bone Over 40 Healthy Home-Cooked Treats, Meals and Snacks for Your Four-Legged Friend

Author: Darcey the Dachshund, Nicola `Milly' Millbank Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Is there a more spectacular sight than seeing dogs of all shapes and sizes having the time of their lives, doing exactly what they love best? (That's playing and eating, by the way.) How about making delicious treats for your canine companion to enjoy, and having them look at you with those adoring puppydog eyes all over again? Now you can do both! More than simply a captivating collection of adorable dogs and puppies loving life, GIVE THE DOG A BONE contains over 40 delicious, easy and healthy recipes for doggy treats that your pet is bound to love, from one dog-lover to another, all tried-and-tested by Darcey the miniature Dachshund. Including treats perfect for long walks, everyday recipes, special occasion goodies, training treats and healthy snacks, this is a must for all dog-lovers that will make your faithful friend fall in love with you all over again.

Lump: The Dog who ate a Picasso

Lump: The Dog who ate a Picasso

Author: David Douglas Duncan Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2019

One spring morning in 1957, veteran photojournalist David Douglas Duncan paid a visit to his friend and frequent photographic subject Pablo Picasso, at the artist's home near Cannes. As a co-pilot alongside Duncan in his Mercedes Gullwing 300 SL was the photographer's pet dachsund, Lump. Photographer and dog were close companions, but Duncan's nomadic lifestyle and his other dog - a giant jealous Afghan hound who had tormented Lump - made their life in Rome difficult. When they arrived at Picasso's Villa La Californie that historic day, Lump decided that he had found paradise on earth, and that he would move in with Picasso, whether the artist welcomed him or not. This is the background for a totally original book that offers an uncommonly sensitive portrait of Picasso. Lump was immortalized in a Picasso portrait painted on a plate the day they met, but that was just the beginning. In a suite of forty-five paintings reinterpreting Velasquez's masterpiece `Las Meninas', Picasso replaced the impassive hound in the foreground with jaunty renderings of Lump. Today, as a gift from the artist to his hometown as a youth, all of those historic canvases are now the centerpiece exhibition in the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. Fourteen of the paintings are reproduced here in full colour, juxtaposed with Duncan's dramatic and intimate black-and-white photographs of Picasso and Lump, bringing full circle the odyssey of a lucky dachshund who found his way to becoming a furry, super-stretched icon of modern art.