Challenge your Dog! Amaze your friends and family. This fun-filled book is a one-stop guide to keeping your dog fit and young at heart. Whether you own a cerebral hound or a terrier that just wants to be in constant motion, theres a range of games to suit any natural preference. Engaging photographs and step-by-step instructions ensure that learning the games couldnt be simpler. And with useful information on behaviour and training techniques, plus advice on choosing the right games for your breed, 50 Games to Play With Your Dog will make sure you both get the most out of your playtime together.
Pair up the dogs with their owners in this hilarious card game. 50 cards depict fun photographs of the dogs and owners, and humorous texts are included in the booklet to provide clues about 25 people and their furry best friends. Why DO people look like their dogs? Is it shared personality traits, barely suppressed narcissistic tendencies, or do they grow together over time like old married couples? This game explores the intense bonds we develop with our dogs, which are far from only skin, or even fur, deep. Play as a memory game with the cards face down for added entertainment. Collect the most pairs to win! This is the perfect gift for dog lovers.
Do you want your dog to be more active, and to run, jump, hike, and play alongside you when you exercise? Getting active begins way before you start training your dog on equipment or on agility courses. You must ramp up your daily activity, interactions, and overall health of the dog and the trainer—you! From their experiences as puppies to what they eat at every stage of their lives to what they do when they're not in "training" mode, your dog’s lifestyle matters. Your canine companion’s performance depends a lot on how they view you as their leader; how much impulse control they have, how much focus, and how they channel their energy to the job at hand. See Spot Run teaches you the basics of canine/owner fitness, including nutrition, getting to know fitness equipment, building a weekly program...and how to stick with the program, and more. Then, the book dives into the instructions for more than 100 sports, games, and activities, teaching you the rules and skills, how to set a training schedule, how to dive in and get your paws wet, and beyond.
Discover a whole new world of fresh ideas for entertaining games for you and your dog, Using simple equipment that you can often find around the house, you can re-awaken your dog's enthusiasm for playing games.You'll be surprised how easy it is; simply gather together everything you think could be used as part of the games – a ball, rope or frisbee, or a toy on a string – you'll soon get the hang of it! from ball fun to hula hooping, which games will be your favourites?
If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.
The first things we learn are learnt through playing - it’s the same for your dog. Dogs love to play, it’s how they learn to survive, build relationships and bond with their owners. For dogs, their enthusiasm for play never stops; they love new games and challenges throughout their lifetime. Playing with your dog, even for just ten minutes, provides much needed mental and physical stimulation, allows your dog to use his natural behaviours in a positive way and boost your pet’s cognitive skills. Playing With Your Dog is packed with game ideas and tricks that test your dog’s problem solving skills, has suggestions for making your own dog toys, as well as top tips on ensuring playtime stays safe. As our four-legged friends are playful throughout their lives, this book provides game ideas for every stage of your pet’s life, from pup to pensioner. Playing With Your Dog is a must have read for all dog owners who want a smarter, fitter and happier dog.
It's More Than Just Fun and Games! Teaching a dog training class is not easy. Not only do you need to be a skilled trainer, you need to keep a group of dogs and people focused and motivated. The use of training games to teach new behaviors and improve others is one way to make your classes more successful. Author Terry Ryan is recognized by dog trainers worldwide as the expert in using training games to help improve performance of both canine and human students. The 70 plus games in this new book will get your creativity flowing and allow you to "Gamify" your training classes.
When we carry a dog to our family, we want them to modify their organic behavior to match our lifestyle. That is why we should be accountable for educating our canine friends what is predicted of them and what behavior is incorrect. The dog does not know that it should not pee on the rug, rest on the sofa or grab meals from your dish. Training is a very essential portion of any dog's lifestyle - it provides psychological activation which will help to keep your dog satisfied, it guarantees that you and your dog can co-exist harmoniously with each other and it can also be a lot of fun.
Playful puppies! Cuddly kittens! Beautiful birds! In the next book in the hit Little Kids First Big Book series, readers learn all about pets with fur, feathers, fins, scales, and shells--and how to find and care for the perfect pet for their family. From cats to dogs to guinea pigs to birds to fish to snakes and more, this adorable reference book introduces kids to a wide variety of family-friendly pets. Readers learn which kinds of animals make good pets and which ones are better off staying in the wild, along with how each type of pet eats, sleeps, and plays. Packed with more than 200 colorful photos, the book also provides information on animal breeds, characteristics, and behavior and includes tips for training pets. Filled with fun facts and designed for interactive learning, this book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any time.
We all want a dog that we can take anywhere with us, a kind gentle dog with whom we can relax, walk and play without stress or anger. This practical, accessible book provides a unique way of communicating with dogs which will give you a better understanding of why dogs do what they do. This will enable you to correct undesirable behaviour in your dog and develop a friendship built on love, harmony and mutual trust. The methods used in this book don't seek to dominate your dog but rather to show that you are the decision-maker so that your dog can sit back and relax, knowing that all the important decisions regarding danger, safety and food are taken by you. This form of natural canine communication can be used to resolve any issue, such as: Aggression. Separation anxiety. Running off. Excessive or attention barking. Pulling on the lead. Digging up the garden. Jumping up. Difficulties associated with rescue dogs.
Having more fun at work isn't a fantasy. It's a smart and savvy strategy to becoming a more creative, productive, and dynamic employee. Work Like Your Dog is an inspiring call to "come out and play" at work. Dogs seem to have endless energy and tackle tasks with enviable enthusiasm, and Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber believe that most people could take a course from their ca-nines. By learning to play more at their jobs, workers can "lick" difficult challenges, take pleasure from tasks previously dreaded, reduce their levels of stress, and recharge their creative side. People spend more time working, thinking about work, and traveling to and from work than all other waking activities combined. Employees are asked to do more for less--making their work lives more exhausting and less satisfying. More hours are far from the answer; honing a sense of frolic and fun is. This book is a launching pad for fifty fun lessons about frolicking your way to success: Don't be afraid of being the fool. Be prepared to take risks; your new experiences may well lead to new contacts or new accounts and, if nothing else, will make you feel wonderful. Celebrate every success, not just your own but your coworker's new account, brilliant idea, or anniversary. You'll help release tension, underscore positives, and keep people aware of challenges conquered. Use humor to solve problems. Create a swearing room, where you and coworkers vent frustrations. Use a joke to diffuse verbal abuse from a customer. Humor can help you stay focused on the most important aspects of your job and prevent the worst aspects from getting the upper hand. Why choose stress? Almost every situation can provoke either stress or laughter. If you choose the highway of humor, your job will be more enjoyable and you'll work more effectively. And many more suggestions, stories, and ideas to unleash your playful professional and keep you from barking up the wrong tree. Weinstein and Barber's advice comes from seminar attendees and hundreds of corporate clients, such as American Express, IBM, Federal Express, and AT&T. This book shares the wisdom from these employees and from twenty-plus years of helping people enjoy their way to success.
From pregnancy to toddlerhood, Super Bright Baby: 50 Things You Really Need to Know will help parents nurture their child's burgeoning mind. Expert author John Farndon recommends strategies - including ways to bond, intelligence-building play and teaching your child to read - that can be used throughout every stage of a baby's development. With a timeline covering learning and growing milestones, boxes outlining the scientific facts for each topic, and quotes from leading childcare experts, this book is the smart choice for parents who want a great future for their children.
Mental exercise provides just as many benefits for dogs as physical exercise does. But once you have basic training—sit, down, come, stay—under your belt, what can you do to build your dog’s brainpower? Take your pup’s repertoire of skills to the next level with an array of games that challenge his body and mind alike. Training your dog in the course of play also allows you and your dog to have fun together while continuing to strengthen that ever-important human–canine bond. Inside Tricks and Games for Smart Dogs: •A dog’s perception of play and the science behind the success of play-based training •Using treats and good timing to encourage desired behaviors •Step-by-step instructions for fifty brain games that teach new behaviors and increase a dog’s intelligence, including adaptations for different skill levels •Increasing your dog’s physical abilities and mental acuity as he learns •Socialization and how it affects your dog’s attitude toward interacting with other dogs •Introducing your dog to new canine playmates
Are You Ready For The Next Wave Of Poker? If you've never tried Pot-Limit Omaha, you're missing out on the most exciting, most lucrative cash game around. Omaha has long been the most popular form of poker in Europe, and now it's spreading like wildfire throughout North America. The reason is simple: Omaha offers more action and bigger pots than Texas Hold'em. Isn't it time you got in on it? Whether you're a cash-game professional or poker hobbyist--and whether you play live or online--this book will arm you with a winning big-play strategy that's easy to master even if you've never played Omaha before. You'll discover the subtle distinctions that set Omaha above other games. Key topics include: • The Big Play Objectives • The Power of the Big Draw • Straight Draws and Starting Hand Construction • Playing the Position Game • Limit Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot-Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Complete with practice situations and hand quizzes, this is the most comprehensive Omaha book available--and the only one you'll ever need. Jeff Hwang is a semi-professional poker player and an investment analyst who regularly writes about the gaming industry for the Motley Fool, a well known website about stocks and investing. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S./B.A. in both finance and management, Jeff has been an advantage player since 1999, when he took an interest in blackjack. After he graduated college, Jeff picked up poker, and he has been playing semi-professionally ever since. His regular lineup includes Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, with the occasional No-Limit Hold'em game. The material in this book is the result of playing various Omaha games nearly exclusively for over eighteen months, both live and online. Jeff lives in St. Louis eight months of the year and spends time in Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., and on the road the rest.