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.
Complete Puppy & Dog Care
By Dr Bruce Fogle
Whether you're buying a pedigree puppy or rescuing a crossbreed, in Complete Puppy & Dog Care, practising vet Dr Bruce Fogle tells you all you need to know to keep your dog happy. From which breed to choose, to tips for helping your dog bond with the family, as well as health advice and information on nutrition, training and playing, this book really has everything you need to know.In Complete Puppy & Dog Care, Dr Bruce Fogle shares the benefit of his 40 years' clinical expertise. Find out how to make the most of your relationship with your dog and look after its health and wellbeing. Choose from the best breeds for a wide range of lifestyles from apartment dweller to allergy sufferer. Assess your dog's personality and ensure a stress-free homecoming for all the family. Solve all familiar and less common problems from dog training, to feeding, exercise, aggression and fearfulness.Packed with information, Complete Puppy & Dog Care includes latest technology such as DNA testing for genetic predisposition to illness.
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.
Kittens For When Sh*t Happens
By Trevor Davies
Stressed at work?... There's a kitten for that. Relationship breakdown?...Norman the tabby will help...just look at the kittens, there are over 70 funny felines for every crisis.When things are driving you crazy or life is getting you down, sometimes only a cute kitten can make you feel better. The photos in Kittens For When Sh*t Happens illustrate the 'kitty version' of all our human problems, with hilarious results: the pithy captions will soon have you giggling your worries away. Whether it's a bad hair day or the break-up blues, there is a kitten in this book that is guaranteed to put the smile back on your face.Contents Includes:Home EmergenciesDay-to-Day TravailsWork WorriesRelationship ProblemsFamily FrustrationsAge, Health and Hope... And everything in between!
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.
By Dr Bruce Fogle
Dog is the book for every day of your dog's life - and every day of your life with your dog. This is the enduring story of man and dog. At its heart is an emotionally intelligent analysis of the lifelong partnership between the two species, with such wit and wisdom that will shape your attitude, influence your actions, and provoke the happiest and healthiest lives for you and your dog. But it's in the detail of this book that you'll find magic: in the miracle of birth, the too-short puppyhood, the exasperating adolescence and calmer adulthood. In Dog, Dr. Bruce Fogle explains the familiar and mysterious relationship between man and dog. Throughout this evocative and detailed study he reveals - by exploring behaviour, anthropology and genetics - the essential bonds of trust, loyalty and service that mark humankind's most valuable and long-lived of animal friendships. You'll turn to this book every time your dog surprises you, worries you, needs you, misses you, and plays, exercises, runs or swims. This is the book to take from the shelf when you plan to choose a new puppy or must face the autumn years of a much-loved old friend, for training, and for the very best veterinary advice in emergencies.
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.
Complete Cat Care
By Dr Bruce Fogle
In this book of five chapters, Dr Bruce Fogle explains everything you need to know to have a happy and healthy cat, and a happy owner. In chapter one Bruce introduces the cat breeds that make the best and most popular pets, explains the differences in life expectancy and health of various breeds. In Chapter two, he explains how to bring home a new cat and how to organise the first days at home, to include feeding, bedding, going out and meeting the rest of the family. Chapter three covers training and housetraining your cat, and the secrets of happy play. Chapter four explains the inner psychology of the cat, why it does what it does. Chapter five covers health: from body maintenance to choosing a vet, health problems and dealing with emergencies.
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.