Sharing your life with a dog is supposed to be rewarding and fun. Why then, do so many people find themselves forced to make the decision to give up their furry best friends? Often it's our own misunderstanding of what it takes to help a dog live in this very human world. It doesn't have to be that way, though. If you learn how to think like a dog, the lines of communication will open wide and you and your dog will finally understand each other. Whatever kind of dog you have, whatever your current relationship is, your life with your dog can be better. Now is the time to get things on track so that you and your pooch can live every moment smiling together. Learn what your dog's basic canine needs are, and how to successfully fulfill them. If you neglect these fundamental requirements, your dog will let you know with a plethora of behavior problems. Most people underestimate, or misunderstand what the average dog needs to be happy and well-behaved, on a daily basis. The right amount of exercise, proper nutrition, adequate walks, as well as a solid foundation of leadership, are just a few of things that your dog must have every day of his life. This no-nonsense, easy to read book will enable you to take better care of your dog, inside and out. You'll discover the correct way to communicate with your four-legged friends, and how to enjoy every moment beside them.
The human-canine bond: a relationship steeped in love with equal parts mutual respect, trust, and regard In this groundbreaking book, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade reveals that a successful relationship between you and your dog isn't about establishing yourself as the pack leader, but about building a meaningful bond. She explains how this bond forms the core of your entire relationship; if it's lacking, it's the primary source of any frustration you may be having with your dog. First, you'll take a quiz to help you gauge your current relationship with your dog. Next, you'll learn the building blocks for creating a positive, mutually rewarding bond-from granting privileges to being unpredictable to offering ample praise and playtime. You'll discover how a bonded dog: Listens to obedience cues Wants you in her sightlines, even in intriguing environments Doesn't escape through open doorways Understands and follows your house rules Wants to be close to you and work with you Truly trusts and respects you Whether you share your heart and home with a puppy, an adolescent, or a senior dog, it's never too early or too late to build a bond to last a lifetime-and this book shows you how.
Play, jump, drive, pull, help, or just soak up the limelight—101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog builds confidence and jump starts the bonding process between dog and owner. You will never have a bored, rainy day again! See happy dogs and their owners participating in a wide range of activities together, and bringing joy to others, and you, too, will be inspired to find new things to do with your beloved dog. You may have heard of agility, search & rescue, or thought, “My dog should be on TV!” With our busy schedules and demands on our time, we can’t always convert our dreams into reality. With 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog, you have 101 easy ways to get inspired. For each activity, you’ll learn the best type of dog, how to get started, and where to find governing organizations. Then, you go one step further: enjoy the visual, step-by-step instruction on how to teach your dog the basics. That way, you can try the sport out on your own at home, without the commitment of signing up for a class. And if you DO decide that this is an activity that you'd like to pursue, you can go into a class with confidence! Activities for you and your dog include: -Volleyball -Jump Rope -Scent Work -Sledding -How to work with hearing-impaired dogs -Becoming a therapy dog, an animal actor, a dog blood donor, and much more!
It can take a lot of time, patience, and money to train a dog--and even more to teach him new tricks! In this book, dog owners will get professional advice without having to attend pricey classes. Certified pet dog trainer Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz explains how to solve virtually every behavioral issue from aggression to digging. This book features training instructions to: Housebreak a puppy or adult dog Control barking Use a clicker for training Walk a dog on-leash Teach basic commands like sit and come Featuring dozens of photographs that highlight a wide range of fun (and easy!) tricks, this book will have the dog jumping through hoops in no time!
Unleash the Secrets to a Better Life... with the help of your dog! You'll discover inside LEASHES AND LOVERS How to... * Find your right match * Strengthen relationships with a lover, friends, and family * Explore your Dog-itude * Launch a new relationship * Create deeper and more real relationships * Explore what's missing from your life and make it whole * Make the best of a break-up and decide who gets the dog * Tackle jealousy * Manage your emotions when others aren't into your dog * Handle grieving over a beloved dog Attract the life you want with the help of your dog! Sheryl Matthys, The Dog Expert shares tips and stories with dog lovers like you as well as from celebrities like Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, Tennis star Monica Seles, Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos, Shock Jock Howard Stern, and TV host Rachael Ray. Sheryl Matthys is The Dog Lovers Matchmaker and she specializes in helping dog lovers (singles and couples) with struggling relationships that may be robbing your life of joy and the fulfillment you deserve.
Sit. Stay. Heel. Does your dog disobey you sometimes? Do you understand why? Understanding each otherâe(tm)s wants and needs is one of the best ways you and your pooch can establish a happy, life-long relationship. Instead of growing frustrated at your dogâe(tm)s seemingly bad behavior, try to recognize what makes it act the way it does. Establishing effective communication is necessary for any relationship including the one between you and your furry friend. How to Listen to Your Dog: The Complete Guide to Communicating with Manâe(tm)s Best Friend will teach you how to decipher what your dog is trying to tell you. This will not only help eliminate confusion, but it will also ensure that your dog is more receptive to you when you are training it and asking it to follow basic commands. This book will teach you how to interpret the meaning behind every tail wag, head tilt, and bark and how to make sure your dog always knows what you want from it. You will learn how to practice positive reinforcement with your four-legged friend and why this is so important to the canine population. This book will teach you the reasoning behind so many of the common problems dog owners experience and how you can prevent these troubles. You will begin to understand your pooch, whatever age it is. You will know what it really means with its slobbery kiss or why it continues to jump all over you âe" even after you have spent countless hours and large sums of money on expensive training sessions. Becoming aware of your dogâe(tm)s reasoning will help you realize why it acts the way it does and will also help you prevent or eliminate problem behavior. Weâe(tm)ve interviewed dozens of trainers who all stressed the importance of establishing two-way communication to ensure a pleasant and stress-free relationship between you and your dog. This book also has information from dog owners who have overcome problem behavior by understanding what their dogs wanted and working with their pet to remedy the problem. How to Listen to Your Dog will provide you will everything you need to know to learn what your dog is trying to tell you and ways to establish a close, healthy bond with manâe(tm)s best friend. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Is your dog receiving tasty treats regularly while your partner too often gets the scraps? Treat Your Partner Like a Dog shares tools, tips, and expert advice for improving your human relationship. Principles of dog training, dog stories, and case studies of couples illustrate ways you can make positive changes for you and your partner. Author Margie Ryerson, a marriage and family therapist and a devoted dog owner, brings over twenty years of professional experience in helping couples create healthier, more intimate relationships. HELPFUL TOPICS INCLUDE: How to be an active listener and communicate more positively How to apply the love and affection that you show your dog to your partner as well How to create loyalty and trust in your relationship Treat Your Partner Like a Dog offers compassion, humor, support, and practical advice for couples who would like to be as joyful with their partners as they are with their dogs.
"Short, fun sessions are ideal for a dog, especially when they end with success! Each 10 minute exercise will boost your dog's intelligence as their brain is challenged with new behaviors. This special time with their owner will be the highlight of their day"--Page  of cover.