Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language Author Brenda Aloff
ISBN-10 1929242352
Year 2005
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Pub
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Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.

Tail Talk

Tail Talk Author Sophie Collins
ISBN-10 0811860779
Year 2007-08-09
Pages 127
Language en
Publisher Chronicle Books
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A guide to dog behavior shows how the positions and movements of the ears, eyes, head, mouth and teeth, back, legs, and tail correspond the mood of the animal.

The Secret History of Kindness Learning from How Dogs Learn

The Secret History of Kindness  Learning from How Dogs Learn Author Melissa Holbrook Pierson
ISBN-10 9780393247237
Year 2015-05-04
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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An intimate, surprising look at man’s best friend and what the leading philosophies of dog training teach us about ourselves. Years back, Melissa Holbrook Pierson brought home a border collie named Mercy, without a clue of how to get her to behave. Stunned after hiring a trainer whose immediate rapport with Mercy seemed magical, Pierson began delving into the techniques of positive reinforcement. She made her way to B. F. Skinner, the behavioral psychologist who started it all, the man who could train a pigeon to dance in minutes and whose research on how behavior is acquired has ramifications for military dolphin trainers, athletes, dancers, and, as he originally conceived, society at large. To learn more, Pierson met with a host of fascinating animal behaviorists, going behind the scenes to witness the relationships between trainers and animals at the National Zoo in Washington, DC, and to the in-depth seminars at a Clicker Expo where all the dogs but hers seemed to be learning new tricks. The often startling story of what became of a pathbreaking scientist’s work is interwoven with a more personal tale of how to understand the foreign species with whom we are privileged to live. Pierson draws surprising connections in her exploration of how kindness works to motivate all animals, including the human one.

Dog Speak

Dog Speak Author Christiane Blenski
ISBN-10 9781845843847
Year 2012-04-15
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Veloce Publishing Ltd
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An uncomplicated, yet extremely informative guide to how we humans can understand our dogs properly, which explains the meaning behind their body language, whilst providing background information and practical tips, allowing you to relax and enjoy life with your dog. A highly entertaining book, and an invaluable reference for any dog lover.

Training for Both Ends of the Leash

Training for Both Ends of the Leash Author Kate Perry
ISBN-10 9781101596593
Year 2012-10-02
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A breakthrough approach to dog training, tapping the power of cooperation by integrating a dog’s natural instinct with an owner’s personality. Kate Perry has seen it all: the secret pee-ers, the delivery-man harassers, the agoraphobics. Every dog presents a unique set of drives, traits, and needs—and so does every owner. Delivering the effective approach that has made her a highly sought-after canine consultant, Training for Both Ends of the Leash incorporates the owner’s lifestyle and household setup to create a balanced training program and reliable behavior for dogs and their owners. Training for Both Ends of the Leash helps identify a dog’s dominant drives and personality so that owners can develop a personalized training system that targets specific problems. Only positive reinforcement is permitted, and owners are taught how to appropriately accommodate a dog’s tendencies, leading to a fun, loving, and respectful atmosphere in which owner and pet can forge a strong bond based on trust. Featuring personal stories from her client files, along with Perry’s unique Canine-ality Quiz to determine your dog’s temperment and advice with Professor Sophie (Kate’s pug, who has helped train more than 3,000 dogs), the book covers every concern, from housebreaking and socialization to street smarts and anxiety. For anyone who is struggling with a new dog or simply wants to improve a situation with a current dog, Training for Both Ends of the Leash puts people and their pups on the road to domestic bliss.

The Social Dog

The Social Dog Author Juliane Kaminski
ISBN-10 9780124079311
Year 2014-05-20
Pages 418
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Dogs have become the subject of increasing scientific study over the past two decades, chiefly due to their development of specialized social skills, seemingly a result of selection pressures during domestication to help them adapt to the human environment. The Social Dog: Behaviour and Cognition includes chapters from leading researchers in the fields of social cognition and behavior, vocalization, evolution, and more, focusing on topics including dog-dog and dog-human interaction, bonding with humans, social behavior and learning, and more. Dogs are being studied in comparative cognitive sciences as well as genetics, ethology, and many more areas. As the number of published studies increases, this book aims to give the reader an overview of the state of the art on dog research, with an emphasis on social behavior and socio-cognitive skills. It represents a valuable resource for students, veterinarians, dog specialists, or anyone who wants deeper knowledge of his or her canine companion. Reviews the state of the art of research on dog social interactions and cognition Includes topics on dog-dog as well as dog-human interactions Features contributions from leading experts in the field, which examine current studies while highlighting the potential for future research

Canine Behavior

Canine Behavior Author
ISBN-10 9780976511892
Year 2012-12-12
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Dogwise Publishing
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The ebook version of this book is FULL color throughout! A Dog World Top 12 Training and Behavior Book - 2010!

Dogs have deliberate, subtle, and often humorous ways of expressing themselves. Canine Behavior - A Photo Illustrated Handbook includes 1,000 images of dogs, wolves, coyotes, and foxes. It was created for everyone interested in dogs—pet owners, trainers, veterinarians, ethologists, and behaviorists. Using the interdisciplinary language of photography, Barbara Handelman illustrates and explains canine behavior and communication. Her book establishes a common understanding and vocabulary for people interested in, and working with, dogs.

Canine Behavior is structured in many user-friendly ways, including alphabetical organization of the terminology, cross referencing, and, both a detailed table of contents, and an index. Those interested in both wild and domestic dog behavior will spend hours, if not years, studying and learning from this book.

What reviewers are saying...

MY PET WORLD
“There aren't many books out there with 1,000 photos of dogs (and also wolves) expressing themselves. You'll see signs of mild stress, which range from a paw lift to lip licking to blinking. A yawn may simply mean a dog is tired, or indicate stress. Stretching can also be a sign of stress. Dogs are constantly communicating non-verbally. This book is a must for anyone truly interested in translating what canines are saying.” Steve Dale

MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
“Dog and canine lovers are in for a treat if they pick up "Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook". Featuring one thousand photos covering everything from common dogs to wolves, foxes, and coyotes, "Canine Behavior" is complete and comprehensive in its coverage of canine species. Alongside the black and white photography are examinations of canine behavior with tips for dog owners peppered throughout. "Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook" is a must have for any dog person and for community library pets/wildlife collections.” James A. Cox

Let Dogs Be Dogs

Let Dogs Be Dogs Author The Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9780316387927
Year 2017-09-12
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners. No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Dogs need food, water, exercise and play, rest, veterinary care--the basics. But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance. Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

How to Listen to Your Dog

How to Listen to Your Dog Author Carlotta Cooper
ISBN-10 9781601385963
Year 2015-02-03
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
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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.

Knack Dog Care and Training

Knack Dog Care and Training Author Carina Macdonald
ISBN-10 9781599218274
Year 2009-07-15
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Carina MacDonald's fun, upbeat presentation ranges from the basics of choosing and getting a dog to a wonderfully complete, visually organized treasure-trove of tips on training one's dog, addressing behavior problems, and making sure he or she stays healthy.

Come Let Me Guide You

Come  Let Me Guide You Author Susan Krieger
ISBN-10 9781557537140
Year 2015-07-15
Pages 290
Language en
Publisher Purdue University Press
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Come, Let Me Guide You explores the intimate communication between author Susan Krieger and her guide dog Teela over the ten-year span of their working life together. This is a book about being led by a dog to new places in the world and new places in the self, a book about facing life's challenges outwardly and within, and about reading those clues—those deeply felt signals—that can help guide the way. It is also, more broadly, about the importance of intimate connection in human-animal relationships, academic work, and personal life.In her previous book, Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side, Krieger focused on her first two years with Teela, her lively Golden Retriever-Yellow Labrador. Come, Let Me Guide You continues the narrative, beginning at the moment the author must confront Teela's retirement and then reflecting on the entire span of their relationship. These emotionally moving stories offer the reader personal entrée into a life of increasing pleasure and insight as Krieger describes how her relationship with her guide dog has had far-reaching effects, not only on her abilities to navigate the world while blind, but also on her writing and teaching, her ability to face loss, and her sense of self.Come, Let Me Guide You is an invaluable contribution to the literature on human-animal communication and on the guide-dog-human experience, as well as to disability and feminist ethnographic studies. It shows how a relationship with a guide dog is unique among bonds, for it rests upon highly regulated connections yet touches deep emotional chords. For Krieger, those chords have resulted in these memorable stories, often humorous and playful, always instructive, and generative of broader insight.

Teaming with Your Therapy Dog

Teaming with Your Therapy Dog Author Ann R. Howie
ISBN-10 9781557537034
Year 2015-03-15
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Purdue University Press
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This book reminds all handlers who work on teaming with their dogs that they must focus on their behavior, not just the animal's. It provides general principles of teamwork that they can apply in their own way to work with their therapy dog. As the author writes, "The book explores a way of being conscious of what you do with and to your therapy dog to support him in his work. It describes functional principles of behavior you can learn and use immediately, independently or together as a package." Using an exciting new methodology, the author outlines several steps for teaming with your dog: Speak conversationally, stay in touch with your dog, keep your eyes on your dog, maintain close proximity to your dog, and (most importantly) be fully present.

Studi sul Cane 10 Morfologia funzionale e rapporti azione costruzione

Studi sul Cane 10   Morfologia funzionale e rapporti azione costruzione Author Mario Canton
ISBN-10 9786050421422
Year 2016-04-16
Pages
Language it
Publisher Mario Canton
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Questo testo fa parte di una collana di studi tecnici sul cane dedicato a materie che investono gli aspetti fisici e fisiologici dei cani e delle razze canine. I temi trattati non riguardano gli aspetti psichici del cane, come la sua etologia, psicologia, comportamento e le materie correlate come l'educazione o l'addestramento. Non vi sono trattati neppure argomenti legati all'allevamento – come la riproduzione e la crescita – o alla convivenza con il cane domestico – come la salute, l'igiene, l'alimentazione o le cure sanitarie. La collana si occupa dei cani e delle razze canine sotto l'aspetto strutturale e della loro conformazione in relazione al loro impiego. I motivi per cui l'uomo ha selezionato così tante razze canine – sfruttando la notevole plasticità genetica del Canis lupus familiaris – sono fondamentalmente due: per avere un animale da affezione o per destinarlo a qualche scopo specifico. Qui si parlerà in particolare dei vari aspetti coinvolti nella seconda delle motivazioni ma anche dei particolari che ne caratterizzano l'aspetto. In sintesi, si discute di tutto ciò che può essere utile a una valutazione fenotipica dei cani e delle razze canine. Si ritiene doveroso precisare – infine – che i contenuti di ciascun volume possono prevedere digressioni su temi affini il cui svolgimento sia ritenuto utile alla migliore esposizione del tema principale. Pertanto non sarà improbabile che il Lettore si imbatta in concetti ripresi, sottolineati, riformulati sotto altre angolazioni o ulteriormente approfonditi, con il fine di fornire una loro migliore esposizione.