Helping riders develop a deeper understanding of their animals, this newly revised guide reveals how horses' physical traits—from the muzzle, mouth, lips, and nostrils to the eyes, ears, chin, and facial swirls—can influence their behavior and personalities. Offering new profiles, personality evaluations, and helpful photographs to aid the process, the first of three sections teaches owners how to evaluate their horse's character and equine personality based on more than a dozen physical traits. A second section focuses on how health helps determine if the horse's personality has been adversely affected by stress or pain caused by poor nutrition, inadequate living conditions, or a mismatched riding discipline. The final section teaches how to bring out the best in one's equine friends, explaining techniques known as the Clouded Leopard, the Raccoon, and the Flick of the Bear's Paw, among others—all of which encourage bonding with horses to influence their personalities in a positive way for both horse and rider.
A practical guide to Linda Tellington-Jones’s revolutionary TTouches—just for cats! Over twenty easy-to-learn-and-apply TTouches explained in detail to enhance every cat’s quality of life. The helpful topics covered include: —A Kitten Moves In —The First Hours in a New Home —Stress-Free Travel —Cats and Children —Mother Cats and Kittens —Adopting Animal-Shelter Cats —Engaging the Timid or Reclusive Cat —Discouraging Unwanted Behavior —A Visit to the Veterinarian —Life with Senior Cats —Saying Good-bye
Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first resource on holistic veterinary care written specifically for the veterinary technician. Organized by treatment modality, the book offers practical information designed to help readers develop an understanding of each modality, assist with procedures associated with holistic medicine, and knowledgeably discuss treatment options with clients. Outlining the respective roles of technicians and veterinarians throughout, this book is a welcome reference for readers looking to expand their knowledge of complementary veterinary medicine and introduce additional treatment options in their practice.
The Dog Trainer’s Resource 3 contains the best APDT Chronicle of the Dog articles from the past few years, placing a special emphasis on developing skills in areas where many dog trainers may lack experience, like specialized training protocols and improving business practices for profitability and longevity.
Finally, a proven method for man to communicate effectively with his best friend! With the techniques taught in this series, readers will learn to use tone and inflection, eye contact, training, touch, and even telepathy, not only to solve behaviour problems but to develop a richer relationship with their pets. Information on how canines communicate with each other will also help owners interpret the woofs, whines and body language to understand what's on their dog's mind. Also addresses diet, aggression, destructive chewing, separation anxiety, shyness and more!
Provides hundreds of tips to help dog owners make well-informed decisions for their pets, including information on finding the right doctor, understanding veterinary vocabulary and technology, getting a second opinion, and supporting one's pet through various stages of illness.
VanFleet (licensed psychologist with focus on play therapy) offers child and family clinicians guidelines for incorporating play with dogs into treatment for a variety of child problems. Early chapters summarize the rationale for animal-assisted therapy from neuroscience and psychology, as well as discussing ethical considerations and safety and training guidelines. Anecdotes from the author's and other play therapists' practices discuss the use of dogs in exercises for anxiety reduction, treatment for grief and loss, confidence building, weight reduction and fitness, work with behavioral and social difficulties.