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.
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.
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.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Sharing your life with a dog who suffers from an obsessive behaviour is never going to be easy. Behaviours such as shadow chasing, fly catching, tail spinning, blanket sucking and persistent barking can drive you to distraction - but there are many things you can do to help calm him down and even to get over the fixation. Find out how with this comprehensive guide to Canine Compulsive Disorder. Information and advice on: Causes, Triggers, Calming the environment, Equipment, Management, Creating behavioural changes for the better. "The go-to book for everyone whose dog exhibits compulsive behaviour! An excellent resource that explains what CCD is, how to assess possible causes, and gives guidance on numerous ways in which you can help your dog." - Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, Principal at The International School for Canine Psychology & Behaviour Ltd (ISCP)
This is, first and foremost, a book about private animal rescue. The stories are true. As a result, these pages are filled with sadness and joy, loss and hope, heartbreak and compassion. Within the stories, personalities emerge, and the love affair between author and animal is apparent. During the course of one year, the author blogs the stories from her past alongside the rescues that occur in real time. Along the way, she discovers a growing support system in the blogosphere. Those connections offer not only emotional succor but also very tangible aid. The world of private animal rescue is candidly revealed in a series of short vignettes.
Nighty-Night Liza-Loo and Haley-Boo is a delightful, engaging, educational bed-time story with Joanie, her mom Sarah, and their two playful pups Liza-Loo and Haley-Boo. Follow Liza-Loo with her best buddy Haley-Boo as they get help from the Fairies romping the fields, up the stairs, into bed, and into your hearts. Nighty-Night Liza-Loo and Haley-Boo invites children of all ages to awaken to the magic of fairies, gentle touch and peaceful, trusting relationships with themselves, their animals, parents and sleep. This bedtime story includes eighteen beautiful, fun illustrations that show how to use calming Tellington TTouch with dogs and people while modeling clear communication with animals and each other. Bedtime is a powerful time for children. Life lessons and tools for living life can easily be woven into bedtime. Falling asleep can be a magical time where gratitude and greater peace can be brought into each family. Conscious Parenting, using conscious stories like Nighty-Night, offers opportunities for an ever deepening appreciation of peaceful and harmonious relationships with their animals and each other. The Magical TTouches used in this insightful story with Joanie and her mom are based on Tellington TTouch, an approach to the care and training of dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals and humans as well. Developed over 40 years ago by internationally recognized animal expert Linda Tellington-Jones, TTouch can help you understand and influence your animal with your heart and hands in a way that develops trust, creates a harmonious relationship, and changes unwanted behavior. The magic of TTouch impacts the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of people and animals. Sandy Rakowitz, the author of Nighty-Night Liza-Loo and Haley-Boo has been a TTouch Practitioner for almost 2 decades, is an expert, professional Animal Communicator, Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, Coach, Teacher, and Speaker with clients world-wide. She has raised and trained dogs, cats and horses with TTouch, including Liza and Haley - her heart and soul loves dressed in fur-dog bodies.