The Secret Language of Dogs
By Victoria Stilwell
Recent studies into the minds of canines show that they have a rich social intelligence and a physical and vocal language as complex and subtle as our own. The Secret Language of Dogs is a guide to understanding your dog, communicating effectively, strengthening your bond, and helping them to learn in the most effective way possible so they feel confident navigating the human world with success. Along the way, you'll learn the answers to questions such as:-What do different tail wags mean?-What does being right-pawed say about my dog's personality?-How can I tell the difference between boredom barking and warning barking?-What does it mean when my dog spins around, arches his back, or gives me the whale eye?-Do dogs feel guilt?-How do dogs perceive human faces?-Why do some scientists think dogs' emotional experience is even greater than ours?Filled with adorable full-colour photographs and instructive illustrations, this insightful 'dog decoder' will soon make you dog's best friend.
Being a Dog
By Karen Wild
Imagine yourself in the mind of your dog. How would you view the world, other dogs and other animals? How would you see yourself? What would make you happy, excited, fearful or angry?More than just a dog psychology book, this includes the latest scientific research accompanied by enlightening illustrations that give a unique insight into what it's like being a dog from the dog's perspective.CHAPTERS:1. Welcome to your doggy world2. How you see and smell the world3. Taste, touch and sound4. Stimuli and responses5. Puppyhood - Your growing pains6. Emotion, character and nurture7. You and other dogs8. Understanding humans9. The autumn years10. Problems you might face
The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver
By Chris Graham
Keeping chickens involves understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as housing, feeding, breed choice, and health requirements.Whether you're a newcomer or an old hand, The Chicken Keeper's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud - and, better still, avoid them in the first place. It contains 100 common problems faced by chicken keepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms what the underlying cause is and how to solve it. Each one is tackled in depth, with photographs and diagrams, as well as a wide range of practical tips and useful insights.
Toby The Cross-Eyed Stray
By Celia Haddon
'Hunched among the shoes, half hidden by my dresses, filthy and terrified, he looked like a cat that might be seriously ill. He was toast-rack thin, with all his ribs sticking out, even through his longish hair...'As Toby's story unfolds, so does Celia's. From her alcoholic exploits as a Fleet Street journalist during the 60s, to the death of her mother, Celia's bond with the feline world becomes stronger. Ronnie, a former war correspondent with an incredible career also finds himself succumbing to feline charms and comes to need Toby as much as Celia does. This is a story of courage, hope and love in the most trying of circumstances.
21 Days To The Perfect Dog
By Karen Wild
Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your dog continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your dog.The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers.Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect dog.
21 Days To The Perfect Cat
By Kim Houston
Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your cat continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your cat.The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers.Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect cat.
The Battersea Dogs and Cats Home: Choosing The Right Dog For You
By Gwen Bailey
The world's oldest and most famous cat and dog home has teamed up with the UK bestselling pet behaviourist to bring you the ultimate guide to choosing the right dog for you and your family.There are over 200 breeds profiled, with details of each dog's temperament, physical statistics, character, exercise requirements and potential health problems. Each profile includes a picture and a list of its key characteristics, making this the most comprehensive breed-profile book on the market.A front section gives advice on what sort of breed you should look for and how to go about finding your dog. It also tells you what to ask, what to consider and ensures you don't make a mistake in your decisions.If you're thinking about getting a dog, or want to learn more about the variety of breeds, cross-breeds and mongrels, then you cannot afford to be without this book.
The Barking Blondes
By Anna Webb, Jo Good
When Jo saw Anna feeding Molly meatballs from her bra, she knew that here was awoman after her own heart. What she couldn't know was that this was the start of afriendship that would take them both on an incredible and bizarre journey.From nearly drowning in swimming pools during filming to tearing around Parisin search of Rin Tin Tin's grave, the more the dog world opened up to them, themore convinced they became, like Bardot and Mae West before them, that man isnot necessarily a girl's best friend.This is a hilarious, touching tale of how two women's lives were transformed bytheir pets.
The Puppy Bible
By Alison Smith, Claire Arrowsmith
Comprehensive and simple to use, The Puppy Bible is uniquely structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet.The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. The front section is cross-referenced with expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care, including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as troubleshooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare.Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.
Tilly: The Ugliest Cat
By Celia Haddon
Tilly has spent most of her adult life in an Oxfordshire shelter, unchosen, unwanted and practically feral. Seeking a distraction from her own troubles, the author and renowned pet columnist, Celia Haddon begins a project to transform Tilly into a household pet. Through Tilly's journey from unwanted and unadoptable cat to adored pet, Celia begins to explore her own inward journey and the way that cats had helped her through the difficulties of childhood and middle age, through to self knowledge. By loving Tilly she found she could love her inner self.
The Perfect Kitten
Raising a problem-free cat is the aim of every responsible owner. Learn how to achieve this goal with simple, practical advice that's easy to follow and clearly illustrated. From choosing the right kitten through to litter training, this book will show you how to prepare your home for your new arrival, assess your kitten's health, prevent behavioural problems and help your pet socialize with other animals. Includes sections on breeds of cat, choosing your kitten, how to prepare your home for the new arrival, a kitten's lifestyle, advice on feeding, litter training, grooming and health care. It also covers the latest behavioural information on dealing with problems such as furniture-scratching and houseplant-chewing.
Garden Bird Confidential
By Dominic Couzens
Do you really know what's going on away from the bird feeder? Discover the private lives of your bird table regulars in this fascinating exposé of the drama behind their everyday survival. There are profiles of over 50 birds, with key information for identifying and learning about their different plumage, song, food and ways you can attract them to your garden. However this book goes further than just the general profile, revealing the more secretive and intimate aspects of their existence, such as: Unusual feeding behaviour Territorial conflict Strange relationships with man Breeding and nesting odditiesWith over 200 colour photographs and artworks to help you identify your winged visitors, Garden Bird Confidential is a must for all nature lovers.
101 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog!
By Alison Smith
Everyone knows that dogs are a man's best friend, but many still see owning a dog as simply having another long list of chores. Nothing could be further from the truth, and this book is here to prove that. Whether you're looking for simple ideas to make daily dog walks more interesting or fun games to play with the whole family, 101 Fun Things To Do With Your Dog! will provide the inspiration and the know-how. There are tricks you can teach your dog, sports both of you can participate in and clever games to burn off all that boundless energy and strengthen that special bond between you and your pet. Filled with expert advice from the Canine Activities team at the Kennel Club, you can be sure that your games are safe, entertaining and beneficial to you and your pooch's well-being.
Dog Walks Man
By John Zeaman
This is a touching, witty and thought-provoking exploration of the metaphysical aspects of the simple dog walk. Walking Pete (a standard poodle named after a Ghostbuster) opens the author up to different way of looking at the world. As he discovers more about his neighbourhood - its wild fringes, its natural wonders and the characters within it - so he becomes more aware of man's connections to his environment.Each chapter is a meditation on the wisdom derived from dogs and dog walking. Woven into the absorbing narrative are the timeless issues of avoiding saying 'w-a-l-k' in canine company; dog walkers' envy of those who find mafia murder victims and the joy of finding wild, no-rules, dog-walking land on your doorstep.John Zeaman's story of how he achieves a Thoreau-like natural harmony through the simple art of walking his dog will lift your spirits and nourish your soul.
Natural Cat Care
By Dr Christopher Day
Giving your cat the lifestyle he needs to keep his mind and body in peak condition should be paramount to every pet owner. The artificial over-the-counter options available to maintain health can be expensive and also contain potentially harmful chemicals. Natural Cat Care provides you with the expert advice you need to look after your pet using alternative kitty-friendly treatments and feline fitness techniques, ensuring that his well-being remains at its best. Discover holistic methods of care such as acupuncture, homeopathy and massage, or browse the comprehensive directory of aromatherapy solutions to relieve his illnesses and stress. Complete with dietary information to help prevent obesity and kidney disease and show you just what is in the food you feed him, following this natural approach to care will prevent disease, cut vet fees and keep your cat purrfectly contented no matter what stage of life he's in.
Natural Dog Care
By Dr Christopher Day
We all know that looking after our health is important, and understandably the same can be said of our pets, which is why providing your dog with a healthy lifestyle should be the aim of every conscientious owner. While there are supplements on the market which claim to help your pet, these are often expensive and can contain chemicals which may do more harm than good. That's why this book gives you the know-how to keep your dog fit, use hands-on healing and look after your best friend the natural way. From nutritional guides and fun exercises to natural parasite prevention, Natural Dog Care offers you the alternative route to optimal health. There's advice on holistic care such as acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic, as well as fully explained and illustrated massage routines and a directory of aromatherapy solutions for illnesses and stress. No matter what age your dog may be or which treatments he requires, Natural Dog Care will change the way you approach dog care.
The Secret Life of your Cat
By Vicky Halls
Who knows what's going through your cat's mind when he does the things he does? Why does he dart from room to room for no real reason? Why does he hiss at empty spaces? And where does he go when he disappears for days on end? Cats are curious creatures, but with The Secret Life of your Cat you'll soon be able to decipher his actions and gain a greater understanding of his world. Written by the most popular cat author in the UK, Vicky Halls' affable and insightful prose analyses every situation and reveals your cat's inner-most thoughts, unveiling the mysteries of his behaviour and helping to build a better bond between you and your pet. Fully-illustrated throughout, with in-depth explanations for all feline habits and a quick-reference section allowing you to quickly locate any issues, The Secret Life of your Cat ensures that you'll no longer be bemused by his peculiar antics.
Hell On 4 Paws
By Gwen Bailey
As a bestselling author and owner of the Puppy School franchise, Gwen Bailey is one of the UK's most respected dog behaviour experts and has helped millions to transform their troublesome pets into obedient and happy hounds. So what happened when one of her students - Chesil, the most dysfunctional pooch in Britain - refused to lay down, and he just so happened to be her own dog?!Hell On 4 Paws is the witty and wonderful story of how Gwen's life was turned on its head when she took on a new man in her life, his family, and the unruly Chesil, her greatest challenge yet. As if adjusting to a new relationship, new home and new responsibilities wasn't tough enough, Gwen also has to deal with Chesil's bizarre and antisocial behaviour, a constant distraction in her crazy new life. Follow Chesil's amusing exploits as his outrageous personality clashes with Gwen's time-tested techniques, and see him slowly change from an aggressive, possessive nightmare to a proud winner of the Gold Award for good citizenship. A feel-good and inspirational tale for anyone who's ever had trouble raising a rowdy hound, Hell On 4 Paws shows that sometimes even the best trainers can encounter problems, and that, with a little persistence, even the worst pets can become compassionate creatures.
By David Taylor
Cat Breeds brings you the intriguing world of pedigree cats in a handy, easy-to-follow handbook that discusses the physical characteristics, history and unusual features of over 70 breeds. Fully illustrated with at-a-glance guides to size, weight, lifespan and temperament, this is an indispensable guide for any future cat owner. Each entry contains essential information to help you find out which breed would be right for your household, so no matter whether you prefer American Curls or Siberian Forest Cats, you're sure to discover the perfect pedigree with this book.
Dog Care Essentials
By Caroline Davis
If you need quick answers to your dog-related queries then this book is for you. Covering everything from the vaccinations your puppy will need to how to stop your dog jumping up at visitors, Dog Care Essentials is the easiest way to solve any canine conundrum. Clearly illustrated and packed with concise, professional advice, this book is guaranteed to give you all the facts fast, along with training tips, behavioural guides, checklists for socialization and much more!