This unique book gives hydrotherapy the exposure it deserves, exploring this treatment, which can improve your dog’s well-being and quality of life. The anatomy and physiology of dogs is examined, as well as the treatment and management of certain medical conditions, with real life case studies provided to demonstrate hydrotherapy’s positive effects.
But with life-changing events such as these, theres one essential difference between the human and canine species: dogs wont waste too much time feeling sorry for themselves, or asking why me: After taking stock, they will with your help adapt and get on with the joyful business of living. This invaluable book [...]
Using established and cutting-edge psychotherapies, Free Will Teaching™ offers a perspective that will change your approach to teaching your dog. Force-free, and embracing each dog’s right to free will, both you and your dog will achieve great success. Owning a puppy is an exciting and rewarding experience. Understanding why your puppy does what he does, [...]
Caring for a dog who lunges, barks at and even bites other dogs is incredibly difficult. Canine Aggression follows the inspiring story of a Bull Mastiff called Calgacus, and his caretaker, first-time dog owner Tracey McLennan. For Tracey, the arrival of Calgacus in her life was a lifelong dream come true … but a dream [...]
There are many books that celebrate our canine friends, but few so colourfully and evocatively demonstrate the sheer enjoyment they experience from being a dog. The photographs in Dogs Just Wanna Have Fun! are not about the bond between us and our canine companions, the results of dog training, or the ever-expanding canine wardrobe. Rather, [...]
Some people own a dog, whilst others are owned by their dogs but either way the relationship between each is unique and special. Dogs come into our lives, bringing with them a level of devotion never before experienced. They make us laugh at their antics and funny ways, and when they leave us after [...]
Worzel is still an enormous Lurcher with issues, but his issues are now predictable. Now in his fourth year with his forever family, life is changing. As the children grow up and begin to spread their wings, Worzel’s world should be more peaceful. But as life rolls on, a changing of the guard brings new [...]
This beautifully illustrated book for children tells the story of a child and a dog going for a walk, told from the dogs point of view in an easy-reading rhythmical style. As explained by Worzel, an enormous Lurcher with issues, new experiences can be very scary for him, although he really, really does want to [...]
Its a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before tea time. But the more leaves he catches the more accidents he seems to have catching them. And then Kay accidentally hurts Nim’s feelings. Forget breaking records, [...]
The main character in this illustrated book is a cheeky and plucky little house that doesn’t have a place to live. So he packs his bag and he and Little Bear set off into the big wide world to find themselves their ‘forever home.’ Along the way they encounter lots of interesting characters, some nice, [...]
As a city boy, all Philip Dixon wanted to be in life was a farmer, but achieving that ambition would be a lot less straightforward than he had anticipated! Starting work on a farm at the age of fifteen, Philip finds himself handling some highly temperamental bulls, meeting some very witchy women and encountering mysterious [...]
Just how successful the bond between man and dog is depends on the dog’s ability to read us and our moods, so the more we understand about our own behaviour, the better we can influence our dog’s responses. The anxieties of an owner can be reflected in their dog’s behaviour, and the same is true [...]
Crossbreeding between different types of dog is not a new phenomenon, and, over recent years, interest in crossbreeding has grown, partly due to curiosity but more significantly because the role of dogs in our lives has undergone a dramatic change as they have become one of the family. As a result, breeders are seeking to [...]
Worzel an enormous Lurcher with ‘issues,’ now at the Terribibble Twos, and with an independent streak, matched only by the speed at which he can travel. Still learning to trust, and carrying the baggage of his abusive early weeks, Worzel’s staging a teenage rebellion, to the consternation and embarrassment of his ever – patient family.
Wheelchair and mobility scooter users face their own particular challenges when it comes to dog ownership: how will they walk their dog; train and teach him; play games with him, and, all importantly, pick up that poop: Here, everything that a mobility-impaired potential dog owner needs to consider to enable him or her to own [...]
Ten animals nine non-human and one human take you on ten journeys, where, in each case, an animal in need of rescue overcomes their issues and goes on to help people overcome theirs. Dale Preece-Kelly, an Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner, details his own very personal experiences and how he was rescued by his animals [...]
Robert arrives in Colombia with a surprise for his wife Rosemary: Tara, a Jack Russell puppy. Joining this adventurous couple on their yacht cruising around the world, their exciting adventures on land and sea incude tales of tsunamis, modern-day pirates, corrupt customs officials, many new friends and near disaster off the Australian coast!
This is a book about two very silly doggies. Ollie and Nina are real dogs and just do what all real dogs do. But in this little book Ollie and Nina’s daft Dad has taken the liberty of recording their silly goings-on in an hilarious and insightful cartoon strip called Ollie and Nina And. Their stories [...]
A kaleidoscope of vivid, moving and highly entertaining accounts of the delights and benefits of dog ownership: an anthology of stories, freely contributed, from TV personalities, broadcasters, politicians, writers, and many others.
Just like humans, dogs can suffer from epilepsy. Its often described as an electrical storm in the brain, when millions of nerve cells fire together resulting in a seizure. These fits can vary from mild to severe, and can be dangerous for the dog and distressing for the owner to witness. Thankfully, theres a lot [...]
This is a unique and practical guide for owners whose dogs develop this debilitating disease, and who want to know all about how best to help their dog, by understanding how their vet will treat the condition, and what kind of issues they need to be aware of. It includes information on exercise, and hints [...]
The relationship between dogs and humans has been evolving for tens of thousands of years, but it was only when Scrabble began writing about this from a dog’s perspective that humans realised the true nature of their ‘Best Friend’ status. You could read an academic guide to understanding this friendship, and you probably should, but [...]
There are many wise, practical, and academic books that explore the relationship between pets and their owners; Mike & Scrabble is not one of them. Instead, this picture book for adults gives an insight into the mind of a dog who has acquired a slightly damaged human, and sets about trying to train him. Mike & [...]
This is the inspiring story of Lily, a puppy born with a rare disability. Lily was only four minutes old, nursing at her mothers side; already milk was pouring out of her nose and mouth, soaking her and everything around her. Receiving so little nourishment, she wasnt thriving, and within weeks she had a respiratory infection. [...]
You don’t have to pass any exams to become a baby, and yet you are propelled into a world where you are responsible for teaching GrownUps how to become parents. This book is not written by a Doctor or a Psychiatrist, instead it comes from the warped mind of someone that was once a baby [...]
With definitions of each type of cat personality, and how best to interest him or her in the activities in the book, you can precisely determine what games will appeal most to your cat. Fabulous action shots illustrate every game in detail, and clear explanations reveal how playing with your cat will strengthen the bond [...]
What should you do if your dog treads on a shard of glass, begins choking on a foreign object, or has an allergic reaction to an insect bite: Vet Martin Bucksch lists the most common emergency situations, gives tips on how to perform first aid, and provides advice on emergency treatment.
The dog is undeniably the most successful domestic animal of all time. He shares his life with ours, has integrated into our society, and won the hearts and minds of millions of us. We call ourselves dog lovers because we do sincerely love them: they are fully-fledged members of our family, and we have elevated [...]
One cold February night, a terrified feral dog was carried into the authors home, and began a very different life to everything he had previously known. This is the true story of the extraordinary bond that developed between Lisa and Charlie, a one-eyed Romanian feral dog, who had lived wild until he was captured and [...]
Spain is the most popular holiday destination for British tourists, and the most popular destination for emigrating Brits. The book highlights the negative and positive British involvement in the Spanish stray dog problem, and also shows how the issue is being addressed by rescue organisations and volunteers. With a firsthand account of finding a sick [...]
Bonds is the unique and elegant photographic story of the special bond that exists between dogs and their people: a book about relationships, observed and presented from a dogs point of view. Forty-two incomparable images of four- and two-legged individuals showcase the different dynamics of each relationship.
Children and dogs both benefit mentally and physically from a harmonious relationship. Dogs help to develop empathy and social skills in children, as well as build their confidence. It is, however, important to also develop this confidence in our dogs, and prepare them to be around babies and children. Bite prevention is vital, and, therefore, [...]
Two horses with behavioural problems embark on a rehabilitation programme using only positive, reward-based methods, developing into self-confident, well-balanced horses. Woven throughout is the story of their owners life on a rural farm, and insights into her work with dogs, cats and other species as an animal behaviourist. Bringing horsemanship up-to-date with positive, reward-based methods, [...]