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The Irrepressible Toy Dog

Author: Darlene Arden
Publisher: *Howell Book House
ISBN: 9780876056493
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Almost 38% of all dogs in the U.S. are small dogs. This book follows the Toy dog from neonate to old companion, looking at the importance of training and socialization, housebreaking problems, special nutrition needs and more. A very thorough chapter on health care examines problems unique to Toys, including unhealthy knees, bad teeth and special anesthesia risks. —Foreword by Betty White

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.

Born To Bark

Author: Stanley Coren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439189218
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The frequent talk-show expert guest and author of The Modern Dog recounts the story of his relationship with a Cairn Terrier who introduced the author to new understandings about dog behavior and the interactions between humans and canines. Reprint.

The Absolute Beginner S Guide To Showing Your Dog

Author: Cheryl S. Smith
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780761533597
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The Blue-Ribbon source for showing your dog. Showing your dog can be great fun! You know your dog has what it takes to be a champion, but how do you get started? Inside is everything you need to know about the rewarding world of the dog show circuit. This easy-to-read guide will help you discover whether the show ring is the right place for you and your dog, learn the basics of training, and develop the skills for successful showing. In the end, both you and your dog will be ready to succeed in the show ring! "A comprehensive how-to manual that encompasses every level of experience." —Corky Vroom, president, Professional Handlers' Association "Masterfully written, offering insight and tips for both aspiring and experienced dog show enthusiasts. By far the most complete book on the market." —Susand Bulanda, senior conformation judge, UKC "Demystifies the sport of dogs without erasing the wondrous mystique of the art, and mentors the novice through the world of dog shows." —Lilian S. Barber, exhibitor, breeder, and AKC judge "If you've ever wondered about dog shows, shown a dog, or wanted to try it, this book is tailor-made for you." — Darlene Arden, author, The Irrepressible Toy Dog

Ain T Misbehavin

Author: John C. Wright
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579541958
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One of America's foremost applied animal behaviorists offers a humane, effective approach to pet behavior modification. Includes Dr. Wright's 11 steps to a well-behaved pet, how to read a pet's body language, sections devoted to dogs' and cats' life cycles; the latest breakthroughs in animal behavior studies, and more. Illustrations.

Rover Get Off Her Leg

Author: Darlene Arden
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 075730544X
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Do You Know a Dog Who Could Use Some Petiquette? Does your dog: Jump on your guests? Bark incessantly? Beg for food? Get aggressive with other dogs? Then relax! In all the years she's helped owners better relate to their dogs, animal behavior consultant Darlene Arden knows there's no dog (or human) who can't be helped in the behavior department--and she's there to provide the 411 for all kinds of doggie dilemmas in this must-have primer on the essentials of pet etiquette. Filled with the most often asked questions, plus humorous tales of dogs and owners gone bad--and over the top--this complete guide to canine comportment will teach you how to solve any problem, from the embarrassing to the downright unacceptable, including when your dog . . . humps your guests gives you "love bitesÓ ignores you has a gas problem pees everywhere except outside eats strange things uses your furniture as a chew toy acts like the Òsex policeÓ is afraid of thunder and more! With this ultimate how-to-handle-it book, you and your canine friend will be the envy of the dog park (or at least you will not be asked to leave).

Boston Terriers

Author: Susan Bulanda
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764119170
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The alert, friendly Boston Terrier is easy to groom and readily adapts as a good household companion. Titles in the extensive Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series provide pet owners with basic information on keeping healthy, contented, well-cared-for animals. The series includes approximately 175 titles and covers pets of every kind: dogs, cats, and birds of many breeds, as well as fish, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and just about any other animal that people keep as a pet. Facts and advice cover all aspects of pet care, which include proper feeding, housing, health care, grooming, training, and much more. The text in each manual is supplemented with many vivid, full-color photos, and with instructive, anatomically accurate line art. Each manual has been individually written by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or experienced animal specialist.

The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book Of Wellness And Preventive Care For Dogs

Author: Darlene Arden
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071438025
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Foreword by Gus W. Thornton, D.V.M., President of MSPCA “Angell Memorial’s reputation in the animal world is unchallenged, and who better to tell their story than one of the best dog writers in the business.” —Betty White, actress, author, and animal welfare activist “This book gives you the ammunition to ask the right questions no matter where your veterinarian happens to be. This book is like the hospital itself and is more than cutting edge medicine—it has heart.” —Steve Dale, host of the radio show “Animal Planet” and a senior columnist for Pet Life

Dogs For Dummies

Author: Gina Spadafori
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764552748
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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.

Reversed Forecast

Author: Nicola Barker
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 145328821X
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The first novel by the acclaimed, brilliantly unconventional Nicola Barker, prize-winning author of The Yips Reversed Forecast is a vivid snapshot of pre-gentrification London and a tale of finding love in less-than-scenic places. Chance meetings between its cast of inimitably odd individuals—Ruby, the betting-shop cashier; violently disturbed (and disturbing) Vincent; Samantha, the would-be cabaret singer; and Little Buttercup, the never-quite-made-it greyhound—result in the unlikeliest of couples. There’s always the risk that it could all be disastrous as characters try—or don’t try—to make winning combinations. But as Ruby, the story’s soft-centered heroine, observes: “Losing, that’s the whole point of the gamble.” Dazzling, gritty, and surprising, Reversed Forecast is the uniquely entertaining first novel by Nicola Barker, previously shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and winner of the Hawthornden Prize and IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. “Beautifully rendered—well written, clear and revelatory.” —The Times (London) “A capital fairy tale.” —The Guardian “A strange and wonderful novel.” —The Sunday Times (London) “An imaginative lowlife tale, told with acuteness and verve.” —The Literary Review Nicola Barker’s eight previous novels include Darkmans (short-listed for the 2007 Man Booker and Ondaatje prizes, and winner of the Hawthornden Prize), Wide Open (winner of the 2000 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), and Clear (long-listed for the Man Booker Prize in 2004). She has also written two prize-winning collections of short stories, and her work has been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in East London.