Dog Training For Dummies Jack Volhard Make training fun and effective This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog – to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Concentrate on canines – discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog Prep for your pup – prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining Put your best paw forward – teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking Take training to the next level – get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands Helpful advice on crate training Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young Health issues that can interfere with training Experts to turn to for training help Learn to: Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool Select the gear you need for training success Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down Eliminate unwanted behavior
Dog Grooming For Dummies Margaret H. Bonham Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro! Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean – and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. Discover how to Train your dog for grooming Care for nails, teeth, and ears Use clippers and scissors Groom specific types of coats Prepare a dog for the show ring
Ferrets For Dummies Kim Schilling Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care. This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference format. You’ll find the latest on appropriate diets for ferrets, dental hygiene, common ferret diseases and infections, and designing and establishing an enjoyable and enriching environment for both your ferret and yourself. You’ll also get solid tips about how to get to know your ferret and introduce it to other family members and how and when to give your ferret and his cage a good cleaning. Discover how to: Choose the perfect ferret Ferret-proof your house Handle ferret first-aid Make foods your ferret will love Deal with behavior issues Select terrific ferret toys Interpret your ferret’s actions Find the best vet for your ferret Travel with your ferret Make sure your little friend doesn’t get bored Decide whether to breed your ferret Complete with helpful lists of ferret myths and misconceptions as well as recipes for meals your ferret will gobble up, Ferrets For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your ferret happy and healthy for years to come.
Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies Maddy Hargrove Covers the latest aquarium gadgets Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide! Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems such as algae. Discover how to * Choose the right aquarium * Select the best fish * Get good deals on equipment * Maintain a clean, healthy environment * Handle tank pitfalls * Breed your fish
Geniaalsed koerad. Milles avaldub koerte tarkus Brian Hare Igaühel on oma arvamus sellest, mis koerad targaks teeb. Viimase kümne aasta jooksul on koerte intelligentsuse uurimises toimunud midagi revolutsiooni taolist. On ilmunud väga palju teaduskirjandust, mis käsitleb koerte psühholoogiat ja mis vahetevahel toetab ja vahetevahel ei toeta meie isiklikku arvamust. See raamat avab meile koera kognitiivse maailma, mis on kaugelt keerulisem ja huvitavam, kui me seda siiani võimalikuks oleme pidanud.
Horseback Riding For Dummies Audrey Pavia You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to: Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.
Horses For Dummies Audrey Pavia Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy – and take your riding skills to the next level. Discover how to * Select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions
Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies Audrey Pavia Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much. You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet. Discover how to: Manage your horse’s diet House your horse safely and comfortably Tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, eyes, hooves and manure Identify, control, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse. Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too!
Housetraining For Dummies Susan McCullough The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike. This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet. Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success Offers proven housetraining strategies Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once Reviews new housetraining equipment and products Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.
Koi For Dummies Patricia Bartlett Known throughout the world for its beauty and personality, koi is one of the most carefully bred fish species around. Raising koi is especially time-consuming and requires more than just sprinkling little flakes in the fish bowl. But thankfully, you don’t have to be an expert to maintain your own koi pond. Koi For Dummies shows you how easy and fun it can be to own and care for these delicate fish. Whether building a pond or aquarium for the indoors or outdoors, this easy-to-understand guide explores all of your options. Clear, concise advice helps you: Appreciate your koi’s beauty Build, design, and maintain your koi pond or aquarium Find and select koi and the proper supplies Keep your koi happy and healthy Treat your koi for parasites, bacterial infections, and viruses Breed and care for baby koi Show off your koi to other koi enthusiasts
Labrador: The Story of the World’s Favourite Dog Ben Fogle A social history of Labradors, and how they have become the world’s most beloved dogs, by writer, presenter and long-time dog lover Ben Fogle, whose beloved black Labrador, Inca, famously accompanied him on numerous journeys and adventures.Labradors are the most popular breed of dog in the world. Not only a great family companion, they also excel at hunting, tracking, retrieving, guiding and rescuing. But where did the breed originally come from? How did it develop? When did black, yellow and chocolate Labradors first appear? Did they really all come from Labrador in Canada and are they really all related to just one dog?In this first history of the Labrador, Ben Fogle goes in search of what makes Labradors so special. Their extraordinary companionship, intelligence, work ethic and loyalty is captured by Ben as he weaves the story of the breed into his own story of his beloved Inca.Ben visits Canada, discovers hair-raising stories of early Labrador exploits and uncovers stories of RNIB Labradors and Labradors at war, Labradors as working dogs and every other manifestation of the Labrador’s character. Exploring their origin, early characteristics, their use as gun dogs, as therapy dogs, as police dogs, as search and rescue dogs and last – and absolutely not least – as family pets, Ben tells the story of a dog breed which has captured our imagination and love for hundreds of years.
Mõelda ja tegutseda nagu kass Stephane Garnier Kass on parim õpetaja! Võtkem kassist eeskuju, sest tema oskab elada! See arusaam innustas Stéphane Garnier’d kirjutama täiesti uutmoodi isiksuse arendamise käsiraamatut. Kass on vaba, rahulik, vaatlev, ettevaatlik, elegantne, karismaatiline, sõltumatu, uhke, iseseisev… Nii palju kadestamist väärivaid omadusi, mida te võite iga päev temast eeskuju võttes endaski arendada. Võtkem teejuhiks Stéphane Garnier ja tema kass Ziggy, ja nad selgitavad, kuidas kassi sammhaaval matkides oma elu paremaks muuta. Olge niisama uudishimulik, rahulik ja nõudlik, vaba oma tegutsemises, mõtlemises ja nõudmistes! Loobuge allumast argielu survele ja käskudele! Nii töö juures, pereelus kui ka sõprade seltsis aitab kass teil paremini stressile vastu seista, arendada sõltumatust ja suurendada karismat… Stéphane Garnier ja Ziggy pakuvad teile mõtisklemiseks üllatavaid, kavalaid praktilisi kassitarkusi ja nõuandeid, mis toovad muutuse teie ellu! See on esimene raamat, mis õpetab, kuidas kassi järgides igapäevaelu paremaks muuta.
Monty and Me: A heart-warmingly wagtastic novel! Louisa Bennet Introducing loveable dog detective Monty – the must-have book this Christmas!You might think that dogs can’t understand us…but you’d be wrong.Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly rational animal. So when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track the killer down.Luckily he manages to find a home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who’s investigating the case. But with her colleagues turning against her, and the wrong man collared, she’s going to need a little help…
Pomeranians For Dummies D. Coile Caroline It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion…for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life. Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, Pomeranians For Dummies fills you in on everything you need to know to find, choose, raise, care for, and have a ball with a member of that outstanding breed of dog. From finding your canine soul mate to breeding Pomeranians for show or companionship, award-winning dog author and renowned dog psychologist, Dr. Caroline Coile covers all the bases, including how to: Decide whether the Pom is right for you Find a good Pom breeder Select the perfect Pom for you Make sense of your Pom’s behavior Train your Pom Keep your Pom happy, healthy and well-groomed Know what common health problems to look for Take your Pom on the road Illustrated with dozens of heart-melting photos of Poms in-action, Pomeranians For Dummies helps you to guarantee that you and your little buddy have a long, happy life together.
Puppies For Dummies Sarah Hodgson Everything you need to train a puppy Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers trusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newest dog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog food suppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcement training. Everything you need to start out right from day one Trusted and proven advice from an authority The latest information on positive reinforcement training Includes a completely new 8-page color insert If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home a canine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything you need to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.