This book contains comprehensive advice about caring for guinea pigs. It places special emphasis on training them"--
Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Humphrey took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things.
A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training--an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior--and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor's interactions with animals of all sorts, "Reaching the Animal Mind "presents the sum total of her life's work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life. For bonus video clips, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises, and links expanding on the contents of the book, go to www.reachingtheanimalmind.com.
Although it's unknown what goes on in the feline mind, the clever pairing of images and text in this gift book-embellished with a glamorous faux rhinestone-studded cover--celebrates the brazen feline in all women.
Cat behaviorist and star of Animal Planet's hit television show "My Cat from Hell," Galaxy, a.k.a. "Cat Daddy," isn't what readers might expect for a cat expert. Yet his ability to connect with even the most troubled felines--not to mention their owners--is awe-inspiring.
Floy Morway founded Adopt-a-Cat, a no-kill policy organization which has now saved thousands of feline lives.She takes the reader behind the scenes and over the top with real life cat tales of all sorts. Meet Brandy and Brunswick, Munchkin, Cynthia the Calico and neurotic Stanley, Geo and Wellington, and the cat in the Christmas bag. Here are dozens of hilarious and touching stories not only of cats but of coyotes, two snails in a brandy snifter and a stolen rabbit.
A simple introduction to the traits of these gentle giants and how to take care of them.
With a special chapter: Understanding your Boxer"--Cover.
Your dog will howl for more Instead of scolding your dog for begging at the table, pull up a chair and invite him to sit down! With these 50 vet-approved, easy-to-prepare recipes - from Pooch Pancakes to Gobble-Down Goulash - you can make nutritious and delicious food for your dog, and you'll laugh out loud at Anne Davis's delightful illustrations as you cook. You'll also learn "Canine Nutrition 101" and pick up helpful tips on dog care. A section on prescription diets is included for dogs with special needs.
After learning to ride horses as an adult, Lynn Reardon quit her office job in Washington DC and moved to rural Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers). Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. In this riveting account, Reardon encounters dozens of unruly racehorses, all with special needs, unusual histories, and distinct personalities. She takes readers for a thrilling ride through the horse-racing world filled with offbeat horse people, colorful Texas culture clashes, veterinary melodramas, and surprising life lessons. Reardon may have saved these horses' lives, but they saved hers as well.
For anyone training a horse in dressage, classically based in-hand work is a valuable but unfortunately often undervalued part of its education. It is a rarely used tool, but one which offers variation to the everyday routine and schools both the horse and trainer. Particular emphasis is given to the description of lateral movements, as well as for the preparation towards the more advanced movements.