What Your Dog Wants
By Karen Wild
Unlike other dog-care books, What Your Dog Wants focuses on you, the owner, rather than the dog, and encourages you to develop the seven key skills that will respond to your dog's needs. In so doing, it teaches you how to work together as a team, which is equally rewarding for both of you.Each chapter introduces a key skill and shows you how to build on the basics and develop them further. The difficulty level builds throughout each chapter, so you can see your skill base develop.By following the expert guidance in this practical book, you can build on your skills as an owner and learn how to make your dog friendly, happy, healthy and well behaved, making him a pleasure to own.
What Your Cat Wants
By Francesca Riccomini
This indispensable guide has practical advice on all aspects of cat ownership. What Your Cat Wants acknowledges that you and your feline friend are very different species and that your needs and wants don't always correspond with theirs. Each chapter introduces a key skill and shows you how to build on the basics and develop them further.Helping you to understand what your cat does and why, Francesca Riccomini, provides expert guidance to be the very best owner you can be, to anticipate your cat's needs and overcome communication difficulties.
What is My Horse Thinking?
By Lesley Bayley
There are 7.1 million Americans directly involved with horses, as well as tens of millions more participating as spectators. Equal popularity is reported in Britain. This comprehensive guide is relevant, accessible and can appeal to every single one of them. - Understand why your horse behaves the way he does and you will be able to work together more happily and successfully. - Practical tips on horse care resolve any discomfort your horse may be experiencing, making him happier and easier to work with. - Helpful hints on riding, training and travelling ensure quick, effective and lasting results from the time spent with your horse.
By Wynn Wheldon
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.
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 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.
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.
By Gwen Bailey
Would you love to have a puppy in your home, but dread the thought of chewed slippers and ripped furniture? In just seven simple steps, it has never been easier to have a happy, trained and well-behaved pet.; Includes everything from obeying hand signals to socializing. The UK's leading dog behaviourist shows you how to use positive reward-based training to achieve fast results.; Clear step-by-step photography, easy-to-follow instructions and problem solvers make training your puppy simple, fun and effective. Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey sold 140,000 copies.
By Dr. Scott Miller
Give your dog the best start to life with Dr Scott Miller's guide to raising the perfect puppy. All your questions are answered and concerns quelled with this friendly and authoritative guide to puppy care, which also contains features on puppy psychology and debunking popular myths. Follow Puppy Parenting's clear chronological format and learn what to expect at each stage of your pet's development, as well as how you can deal with behavioural and health issues. Case studies demonstrate real life problems and solutions and allow you to compare your experiences to those of other's, including Dr Miller's, as he raises his own troublesome terrier, Betty.
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.