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Small Dogs Big Hearts

Author: Darlene Arden
Publisher: Howell Book House
ISBN: 9781630261672
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Small dogs can bring big rewards! Small dogs are charming, intelligent, and loving, but they can also be overly energetic, manipulative, and stubborn. How do you ensure that your little dog becomes a fun, feisty best friend rather than a tiny terror? Small Dogs, Big Hearts is an updated and expanded edition of the classic The Irrepressible Toy Dog. It features the very latest, safest, and fastest training methods for little dogs. There's no need to use training methods from the past that don't work well with most dogs, let alone little ones who view the world and their owners from a very different vantage point. You'll find everything you need to know to train your little dog, from housetraining to house manners, in this updated volume. Small Dogs, Big Hearts follows the small dog from puppyhood through the senior years, giving advice on important topics such as: socialization housetraining behavior nutrition healthcare pampering your pint-sized pooch With lots of adorable photos, you'll see small dogs at their most charming while you learn to bring out the best in your little bundle of love. Darlene Arden is widely acknowledged as an authority on small dogs, and is the author of many books and articles about dogs and their care. A member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, she is a certified animal behavior consultant and a regular contributor to Animal Radio Network. Words of Appreciation for this book and its predecessor include: ""The voice of experience speaks about the hidden (and not so hidden) life of Toy dogs. Darlene Arden's sensible and practical advice is a must for would-be Toy dog owners. -Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Tufts University, Author of The Dog Who Loved Too Much ""Small Dogs, Big Hearts is an invaluable treasure of information… It includes every aspect of puppy care from infancy through adulthood. It is precise, beautifully written, and easily understood by both the professional dog exhibitor and the owner of a beloved family pet. Every person who contemplates purchasing a dog or who has a dog should own this book."" - Victor Joris, AKC Toy Group Judge. ""Darlene Arden has come up with an informative book which, just like the little creatures that inspired it, manages to be of serious intent and at the same time entertaining. A thorough instruction manual for small dogs in general, it delves into the breed-specific joys and idiosyncrasies of these mini-sized canine charmers as well.""- Lilian Barber, Author, The Italian Greyhound, 21st Century. ""For anyone who has owned a small dog, the best book ever written has been written by Darlene Arden."" - Martha Smith, Providence Journal Bulletin. ""At last, we have a book devoted to Toy dogs written by an authority on Toy dog care…This book would be a worthwhile addition to any dog fancier's library."" - Glenna Fierheller, Dogs in Canada. ""Arden's breezy, unassuming portrait of the Rodney Dangerfields of dogdom captures everything from their blue-collar feistiness to their charming insouciance."" - Ranny Green The Seattle Times. ""If you've never considered yourself a 'small dog person,' this book could change your mind. If you've always loved Toys, you'll feel vindicated. And if you're considering a change of dog to a smaller breed this book will help you to avoid what could be fatal mistakes. The Irrepressible Toy Dog provides good advice for anyone with a dog, but for the Toy person it's a gift of understanding that will shatter the myth that all little dogs are or should be nasty, snappy brats. Brava!"" -Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A Howell Dog Book of Distinction.

Gobi A Little Dog With A Big Heart Picture Book

Author: Dion Leonard
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400313236
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Bring home the incredible true story of a friendship so strong that it crosses the globe! Families everywhere will be delighted by the tale of Gobi and Dion—a little lost dog and the ultramarathon runner who saved her. Gobi: A Little Dog with a Big Heart is a fun, engaging picture book perfect for families to enjoy together. Prepare to fall in love with the heartwarming and true story of Gobi and Dion. Gobi, a scrappy little stray dog, latches onto a man named Dion and keeps pace alongside him as he runs his way across China in a long 155-mile race. Through cold nights and raging rivers, with little food and water, and through a long, hard journey, these two create a bond unlike any other. Cross the finish line with Gobi and Dion, the little pup who never quit and the ultramarathon runner who loves her. This amazing true story sparked international attention and will continue to inspire readers as they enjoy this fun picture book perfect for children. Join these two unlikely friends as they form a winning team for both the race and life!

Little Dogs

Author: Deborah Wood
Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780793805372
Size: 35.67 MB
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Contains a guide to training small dogs, providing information on innovative techniques specifically for dogs under twenty pounds, including tips on how to communicate with them, solutions to common behavior problems, and suggestions for using positive reinforcement for a variety of issues.

Big Paws Bigger Heart

Author: Jim Loveless
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491722010
Size: 34.50 MB
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Once in a lifetime a person may find the perfect dog, but to have two perfect dogs in a lifetime is practically unheard of. Big Paws, Bigger Heart presents a story of that improbable situation as told by Finley, a Belgian Tervuren dog who came into the life of his adopted dad, Jim Loveless, to fill the enormous void left behind by the loss of Jim’s first dog, Brooks. Finley goes back in time to tell the legend of Brooks. He shares the heartwarming and often humorous tales of how Brooks shaped the lives of not only his owner but of a community by proving faithfulness meant more than championships. Part one of this true and inspiring story follows Brooks from his early days of fitting in with his newly adopted family until his forced retirement from the agility competition he and Jim so dearly loved due to bad hips. With the loss of Brooks, Jim couldn’t imagine that the void left behind could ever be filled. The sequel, however, recalls how Finley came along, picking up where Brooks left off. He exceeded Jim’s wildest expectations with his loyalty and unbelievable sense of humor. Written from a dog’s perspective, Big Paws, Bigger Heart explores the love that dogs can bring into our lives and shows how two dogs changed one man’s life.

We Give Our Hearts To Dogs To Tear

Author: Alston Chase
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412854504
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More than a hauntingly beautiful memoir about small dogs in Big Sky country, this book is a wise account of the relationships among dogs, humans, and the land that surrounds them. It is the story of successive generations of Jack Russell terriers, their animal friends, and their human companions. Alston Chase searches for the immortality of dogs, what makes them unique companions, and why we humans willingly give them our hearts knowing that someday they will be broken. This book will resonate with anyone who has ever loved a dog. Chase muses that dogs are the embodiment of spirit over mortality and through the window of their brief lives we glimpse eternity. This eternal includes the Earth, the land, and the bonds forged between people and dogs over thousands of years. Chase sees threats in the decline of rural life, unbridled urbanization, and in dog breeders who judge by conformation to breed standards and fashion rather than ability and health. An uplifting tribute to the dogs we love, and a reflection on the limitations of life, this book shows a triumph of the spirit. Rich in poetic citations, it is an environmental cry for help, a naturalistic appreciation of a dissolving world, and a deeply spiritual reminder that nothing loved is ever lost.

Big Dog Little Dog

Author: P.D. Eastman
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037598447X
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Meet best friends Fred (Big Dog) and Ted (Little Dog) in P. D. Eastman’s classic Beginner Book. Though one is big and one is little, and one loves green and one loves red, these pup pals—along with their helpful acquaintance, Bird—prove that opposites can be the very best of friends. Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Following Atticus

Author: Tom Ryan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062101307
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After a close friend died of cancer, middle-aged, overweight, acrophobic newspaperman Tom Ryan decided to pay tribute to her in a most unorthodox manner. Ryan and his friend, miniature schnauzer Atticus M. Finch, would attempt to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four-thousand-foot peaks twice in one winter while raising money for charity. It was an adventure of a lifetime, leading them across hundreds of miles and deep into an enchanting but dangerous winter wonderland. At the heart of the amazing journey was the extraordinary relationship they shared, one that blurred the line between man and dog. Following Atticus is an unforgettable true saga of adventure, friendship, and the unlikeliest of family, as one remarkable animal opens the eyes and heart of a tough-as-nails newspaperman to the world’s beauty and its possibilities.

Lost Dogs And Lonely Hearts

Author: Lucy Dillon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101478756
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An irresistible novel about women, men, and the dogs that own them. Thirty-nine year old Rachel is having a really bad year. After losing her job and breaking up with her boyfriend, Rachel has inherited her late aunt's house, her beloved border collie, and a crowded rescue kennel, despite the fact that she knows almost nothing about dogs. Still, considering her limited options, she gamely takes up the challenge of running the kennel. And as Rachel starts finding new homes for the abandoned strays, it turns out that it might not just be the dogs that need rescuing.

Flash S Song

Author: Kay Pfaltz
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1510702040
Size: 25.57 MB
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A dachshund’s resilient spirit reveals how precious each day is, in this wise, heartfelt memoir by the author of Lauren’s Story: An American Dog in Paris. Kay Pfaltz is living a quiet, simple existence with her three beloved dogs when suddenly her life is turned upside down. While coming to terms with a failed relationship, she must take her rescue dog—an adorable dachshund named Flash—in for back surgery. But when the vet tells Kay that the dog’s problem is not a disc but an inoperable tumor growing on his spine, she is devastated. She is told Flash has, at most, three weeks to live. Here begins a journey of self-discovery and recovery that opens Kay’s heart to the reality of miracles. Against all odds, her pet’s three-week prognosis becomes five and a half wonderful months of learning, loving, and finally letting go. Written in luminous prose, accompanied by poignant photos, Flash’s Song is both a heartwarming celebration of an unforgettable companion and a reminder to cherish every day we have with those we love.

Big Dogs Little Dogs

Author: Jim Medway
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781770858282
Size: 73.41 MB
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300 dog breeds for dog lovers young and old.