This book contains comprehensive advice about caring for guinea pigs. It places special emphasis on training them"--
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.
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.
Lovebirds are found in a variety of vivid colors in their native tropical habitats. Though they are often kept as pairs, lovebirds also thrive when kept alone. Heavily illustrated with vivid color photos and instructive line art, "Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals" show and inform pet owners regarding proper care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, small caged animals--virtually every creature that is kept as a pet. The books give advice on purchasing and otherwise acquiring a pet, feeding it nutritiously, keeping it in good health, and where applicable, grooming and training it. Each book in this large series is individually written by a specialist, and though the information is authoritative, the text is clear and straightforward, easy for every pet owner to understand.
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.
The Steigers present a collection of inspirational true stories of real horses.
Leopard geckos are one of the most popular lizards in the hobby. Learn about housing, nutrition, health care and breeding of these reptiles and others in the same family, including fat-tailed and banded geckos.
This heartwarming and inspiring book invites readers to explore their own spirituality through the lens of the animals who share their lives. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, "The Spirituality of Pets" celebrates the love and life and learning our pets bring to us, and the many ways they can open us to the world of the spirit.
A fearful, human-aggressive dog. A trainer who wouldn't give up. Positive, no-force training methods. Will this be enough to save Shadow from death row? The gods that protect fools, optimists, and little children must have known what they were doing when they brought together this dog and this owner. Shadow was a handsome, fearful, aggressive, one-year-old, second-hand Border Collie. He lashed out at people without warning and avoided human touch. Pam Dennison was a professional dog trainer with 12 years experience and a half dozen successful dog adoptions behind her when she met Shadow. When Pam found Shadow at a Border Collie rescue site on the Internet she was just looking to round out her canine family. Like a match.com date she decided to meet Shadow just to see and because she couldn't think of any reason not to take him home, he became hers. He also became her problem! Follow their 18-month journey from the early, dark days of fear and frustration to the daylight of confide.
Smart Owners Guide: Shih Tzu is the first interactive breed book of it kind to offer new and novice owners a fun new way to learn about caring for their loyal companions. Shih Tzu offers the most up-to-date online support with instant access to Club Shih Tzu(TM) where owners can meet and interact with other dedicated owners, download charts and checklists, play Shih Tzu-specific games, take quizzes, and send Shih Tzu themed e-cards. The book contains easy-to-read, informative content, with addition smart tips, notable quotations, fun facts, and more than 100 adorable breed photos that keep you flipping through the pages.
Dog breeds, both familiar and exotic, are profiled in this series offered by Kennel Club Books. The lavishly illustrated, hardcover volumes feature information on the breed standards and the special needs of each type of dog.
Detailed hands-on guide to natural horse and hoof care. Explains how to create a successful barefoot program for the domestic horse.
In this inspiring and joyous book, "New York Times bestselling author Geneen Roth introduces her remarkable twenty-pound cat, Mister Blanche, and her beloved father, Bernard, as she takes readers deep into the story of how each finally taught her to love without reservation and accept that she might someday lose those whom she believed she couldn't live without. Told with warmth and wit, "The Craggy Hole in My Heart and The Cat Who Fixed It is a poignant and funny story about how to live with love--and never live without it.
Professional trainer Kenneth Roebuck devotes an entire book exclusively to the pointing dogs because he can share form a lifetime of experience enough solid, practical advice on working those breeds for point to fill a full volume.
This book advises on caging, feeding, health, colors, and breeding of Leopard Gockos, native to Pakistan, and Fat-Tailed Geckos, native to Africa, both commonly bred and readily available in the United States. Authors R. D. and Patricia Bartlett--widely respected experts on reptiles and amphibians--instruct readers on the animals' anatomies and life cycles, traits, care, and breeding. Titles in "Reptile and Amphibian Keeper's Guides " series present hobbyists and students of reptiles with vital information and checklists, plus a wealth of informative color photos. The books also list herpetological societies and special interest groups that readers will find helpful as sources of further information.
Advanced Vivarium Systems(R) Milksnakes is the ultimate resource for the care of your pet milksnake. This book provides essential information on every variety of milksnake, plus instructions on long-term care and maintenance. Milksnakes includes information on housing, selection, diet, breeding, health, and much more.