Home alone and happy!

Essential life skills for preventing separation anxiety in dogs and puppies

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Author: Kate Mallatratt

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845848616

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 509

Many owners leave the house without considering their dog’s emotional needs when left alone. Some dogs are fine, some suffer in silence – some become agitated, vocal and destructive. This book gives you the tools you need to teach your dog how to enjoy his own company, before behavioural problems arise, so you can both spend quality time apart.

Life skills for puppies

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Author: Helen Zulch,Daniel Mills

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781845845452

Category: Puppies

Page: 96

View: 3748

Approaching puppy education from the puppy's perspective, this book presents the key skills a dog needs to cope with life, and assists owners in developing a fulfilling relationship with their puppy. Beautiful photographs illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress.

Gods, ghosts and black dogs

The fascinating folklore and mythology of dogs

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Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848608

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 4228

People tell stories about what they love, including dogs, and this book is a collection of such stories. Some are spooky, some funny, and some engage the mind in the same way that a detective story does. Starting with a look at the origins of folk tales involving dogs, you’ll find facts, history and humour aplenty from all around the world.

The quite very actual adventures of Worzel Wooface

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Author: Catherine Pickles

Publisher: Hubble & Hattie

ISBN: 1845848926

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 6776

Worzel is an enormous Lurcher with 'issues.' When a disastrous turn of events means he has to be rehomed, his life changes dramatically. Now, as well as dealing with his own issues, he's got to deal with a distinctly imperfect family. And cats. Shed loads of cats; some of whom aren't that pleased to welcome him into their home ...

When man meets dog

What a difference a dog makes

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Author: Chris Blazina

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849841

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 8139

Have you ever wondered why dogs are considered ‘man’s best friend?’ In this book, Psychologist Dr Christopher Blazina explains the importance of the unique bond between men and dogs. There are widely-held beliefs that males naturally transition into a state of self-imposed seclusion and emotional detachment in adulthood. Even relying on another person violates the rules of being a man. When Man Meets Dog explores how the bond with animal companions bypasses many of these barriers, helping males develop into happier, healthier men. What a difference a dog can make! It’s also important to discuss the other side of attachment: loss. Again, the mixed messages men receive lead to difficulties with managing grief. When Man Meets Dog is the first book to discuss men’s continuing bonds with a lost animal companion. A continuing bond is a new way of reconnecting and preserving the memory of this unique connection. When Man Meets Dog is a memoir with a purpose. Chris shares his very personal story of how two shelter dogs not only changed the direction of his life, but also how he defines what it means to be a man.

I'll be Home Soon!

How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety

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Author: Patricia B. McConnell

Publisher: Dogwise Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pets

Page: 37

View: 9558

How to prevent and treat Separation Anxiety. If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, this book is for you. Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy, fulfilled doggy lives without destroying your house. Of course, some of them get into trouble at home when you're gone because there's so much fun stuff to do without you to stop them. But a small number of dogs suffer from a serious problem called Separation Anxiety, in which they panic at your departure and stay panicked until you return. This book is designed to help those whose dog really suffers from Separation Anxiety, to help you prevent it from developing, and to help you raise a dog with good "house manners."

Babies, kids and dogs

Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

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Author: Melissa Fallon,Vickie Davenport

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787110389

Category: Pets

Page: 96

View: 7243

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, we need to teach our dogs and children how to behave correctly around and with each other. Babies, Kids and Dogs will advise how to create safe, positive and harmonious relationships between children and dogs, allowing a dog to relax in the presence of children. Included within are instructional colour photographs, tables to assist with assessing and training your dog, and step-by-step exercises. Educational Champ and Charlie illustrations help engage the interest of young children, in order to teach them about behaving appropriately when interacting with their canine friends. Throughout, the book suggests ways to promote safe interactions, and develop lifelong friendships. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Arial}

Don't Leave Me!

Step-by-step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety

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Author: Nicole Wilde

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 0981722733

Category: Dogs

Page: 149

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Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs

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Author: Malena DeMartini-Price, CTC

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617811505

Category: Pets

Page: 192

View: 7312

Committed trainers and owners can solve this problem!
Treating separation anxiety in dogs is not quick or easy—but it can be done. The successful ingredients are cooperation, commitment and time on the part of the dog trainer and the owners. In this important new book, author Malena DeMartini-Price shares her 5 Phase Treatment Protocol and related strategies to help dogs overcome the fear of being left alone and addresses the trauma it can inflict on both the dog and their owners. Trainer handouts, detailed step-by-step training tips and a sample initial interview questionnaire are included.

Learn about:
• The critical role that “suspending absences” plays in the early part of the treatment plan and how owners and trainers can make this more manageable.
• How dog trainers can make the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs a specialized business.
• The role that management techniques and medications can play to help support the recommended behavior modification strategies.
• How technology, including remote feeding devices and web cams, can be used to monitor a dog’s progress in overcoming his fear of being left alone.

Train Your Dog Positively

Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More!

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Author: Victoria Stilwell

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607744147

Category: Pets

Page: 248

View: 3511

Counsels dog owners on how to train their pets using positive reinforcement, offering insight into how a dog thinks, feels, and learns to suggest the best approaches to treating behavioral problems.

51 Puppy Tricks

Step-by-Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Puppy

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Author: Kyra Sundance

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616735562

Category: Pets

Page: 176

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51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.

Training for Both Ends of the Leash

A Guide to Cooperation Training for You and Your Dog

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Author: Kate Perry,Yvonne Conza

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101596597

Category: Pets

Page: 304

View: 5092

A breakthrough approach to dog training, tapping the power of cooperation by integrating a dog’s natural instinct with an owner’s personality. Kate Perry has seen it all: the secret pee-ers, the delivery-man harassers, the agoraphobics. Every dog presents a unique set of drives, traits, and needs—and so does every owner. Delivering the effective approach that has made her a highly sought-after canine consultant, Training for Both Ends of the Leash incorporates the owner’s lifestyle and household setup to create a balanced training program and reliable behavior for dogs and their owners. Training for Both Ends of the Leash helps identify a dog’s dominant drives and personality so that owners can develop a personalized training system that targets specific problems. Only positive reinforcement is permitted, and owners are taught how to appropriately accommodate a dog’s tendencies, leading to a fun, loving, and respectful atmosphere in which owner and pet can forge a strong bond based on trust. Featuring personal stories from her client files, along with Perry’s unique Canine-ality Quiz to determine your dog’s temperment and advice with Professor Sophie (Kate’s pug, who has helped train more than 3,000 dogs), the book covers every concern, from housebreaking and socialization to street smarts and anxiety. For anyone who is struggling with a new dog or simply wants to improve a situation with a current dog, Training for Both Ends of the Leash puts people and their pups on the road to domestic bliss.

Through a Dog's Ear

Using Sound to Improve the Health and Behavior of Your Canine Companion

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Author: Joshua Leeds,Susan Wagner

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1604077263

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 9847

You know that your dog's hearing is very sensitive, but did you know that you could create an environment of sound to improve the health and well-being of your canine companion? Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner show you how with Through a Dog's Ear. Using the latest science on how dogs hear and react to sound, Leeds and Wagner bring you a treasury of practical tools for enhancing the lives of our best friends—including music demonstrated in clinical trials to calm 70 percent of dogs in kennels and 85 percent in households. Join these two innovators for fresh insights on the inner auditory life of your dog, featuring: How to use sound as a tool to help alleviate separation anxiety, excitement with visitors, thunderstorm panic, and other behavior challenges For nervous dogs—tips and tricks for making any house or apartment more comfortable for canines Keys to understanding how our dogs hear the human world—including orienting responses, sensory confusion, and over- and under-stimulation 45 minutes of classical music psychoacoustically designed to soothe and calm dogs— and their human companions FEATURED CUSTOMER REVIEW: "I did play the tracks for Ruben and it calmed him considerably! The book Through A Dog's Ear is fascinating, and the CD truly lives up to my expectation and more! I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the music, and am amazed that it has had a phenomenally calming effect on our four-legged family member and puggle, Ruben. Ruben is an energetic fellow with many interests that now include classical music!" —Mary Sounds True's book and music series Through a Dog's Ear was featured in a segment on The Early Show on CBS.

From Fearful to Fear Free

A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

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Author: Marty Becker,Lisa Radosta,Wailiani Sung,Mikkel Becker

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757320791

Category: Pets

Page: 224

View: 2945

Almost every dog owner has a pet who suffers from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS). They are the underlying cause of many concerning behaviors such as excessive barking, aggression, destructive behaviors, and house-soiling. They are also the source for deterioration of the human-animal bond, and can make a trip to the veterinarian, pet groomer, or boarding facility miserable for pet and owner alike. Left untreated, these negative experiences can lead to devastating consequences and permanent damage. Unfortunately, many well-meaning owners misinterpret or overlook the often subtle signs of emotional injury and turmoil, or think that the pet will simply "outgrow" it. This leads to unnecessary trauma and suffering. Common FAS triggers include: Trips to the veterinarian (even for routine services such as vaccinations and nail trims) Bath time, brushing, or cleaning ears. Loud noises; thunderstorms; fireworks; the vacuum cleaner; construction; gunshots; or even buzzers on appliances. Less-familiar people or animals encountered on walks or near the home. Being left alone during work hours or even for short errands. Travel, including car rides. Finally, there's help. From Fearful to Fear Free is based on the groundbreaking Fear Free program embraced by tens of thousands of veterinary healthcare professionals and hundreds of thousands of pet owners (fearfreepets.com and fearfreehappyhomes.com). This is the first and most authoritative book on the subject of reducing FAS and increasing "happy and calm" in dogs. Since pets communicate nonverbally, this book will help you recognize if your pet is suffering from FAS. By knowing your dog's body language, vocalizations, and changes in normal habits, you can make an accurate diagnosis and take action to prevent triggers or treat the fallout if they do happen. You'll learn: The most effective prescription sedatives for keeping dogs calm and happy during thunderstorms, fireworks, and other stressful events. The positive steps you can take to keep your pet occupied, calm, and content while you're away at work or play. Simple, practical tactics for helping your dog learn to love going to the veterinarian's office--literally pulling you into the practice instead of avoiding it! How to easily groom your dog and give him medication. Tips to tame the chaos when guests arrive in your home or when your dog encounters other dogs and people on walks. Ways to tackle some of the common behavior issues that often have a root cause of FAS, while also improving your communication and bond with your pet. The three veterinary coauthors and one highly respected pet trainer have a combined 88 years of experience in the trenches of veterinary medicine, with specialties in behavior and training. By using their cutting-edge techniques, you'll have pets that are happier, healthier and live a longer, fuller life.

Anxious in Love

How to Manage Your Anxiety, Reduce Conflict, and Reconnect with Your Partner

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Author: Carolyn Daitch,Lissah Lorberbaum

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608822338

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Healthy relationships require trust, intimacy, effective communication, and understanding. However, if you suffer from chronic anxiety you may have trouble dealing with everyday conflicts and tensions that can arise in relationships. No matter how committed you are, anxiety can leave you feeling distanced from your partner. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to overcome the anxiety-fueled reactions that keep you from achieving true closeness in your relationship. Written by two experts on anxiety disorders, Anxious in Love offers easy-to-use techniques for calming anxieties and strengthening communication in your relationship. With this book, you will learn to stay centered when faced with conflict, understand your partner’s perspective, and become more independent. By changing the way you react to triggers and stress, you will be able to focus on enjoying time with the one you love, without anxiety getting in the way.

Snuggle Puppy!

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Author: Sandra Boynton

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761130675

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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A great big hug in book form, Snuggle Puppy is a year-round valentine from parent to child. It is bright, chunky, a pleasure to hold, and has a die-cut cover that reveals a glimpse of the joy inside before it's even opened. Best of all, it's packed, of course, with pure Boynton: her inimitable language, her inimitable illustrations, her inimitable sense of fun. OOO, Snuggle Puppy of mine! Everything about you is especially fine. I love what you are. I love what you do. Fuzzy little Snuggle Puppy, I love you. Featuring a sweet and cuddly doggie cast and rhyming verse, Snuggle Puppy is the perfect bedtime book to read last, because of an ending that kids will want again and again: I started with OOO. . . . Now we'll end like this: [BIG SMOOCH!] Oversized lap edition also available—perfect for reading aloud!

Separation Anxiety Versus Containment Phobia

Why Is Your Dog Destructive When You're Gone?

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Author: Karyn Garvin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984461349

Category:

Page: 152

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Has your dog been diagnosed with Separation Anxiety? Many dog owners have been led to believe that their dog is suffering from "Separation Anxiety," when often times nothing could be further from the truth. When Dog Behavior Is Misunderstood, There Is No Cure! Never before has any book gone into as much detail to help dog owners understand all of the reasons why dogs may behave destructively during their owners' absence. Nor has any book gone to such great lengths to provide you with the solutions you have been searching for. This book is dedicated to helping dog owners learn: At least 20 reasons why dogs may be destructive when they are left home alone What to do about it How to prevent it You are also going to learn about another condition, "Containment Phobia," which affects at least 10% to 15% of our dog population. That is a lot of dogs!!! "Containment Phobia" is almost always misdiagnosed as "Separation Anxiety." If you own a dog or know of a dog that panics about being crated, they may actually be "Containment Phobic." This book is committed to lifting the veil that has clouded the unique attributes and differences of these conditions for far too long."

Brain Games for Puppies

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Author: Claire Arrowsmith

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770854017

Category: Pets

Page: 96

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Praise for Brain Games for Dogs, by the same author: "Ideal for the growing number of dog owners who know that mental activity is as important as exercise when it comes to their dog's health and happiness." -- Pet Business Magazine Brain Games for Puppies is about more than just fun ways to play with a puppy. Animal behaviorist Claire Arrowsmith explains how mental challenges help to build a strong bond between a dog and its owner and prevent future behavioral problems. Playing games that use reward-based teaching methods provides motivation and establishes trust. The book opens with a review of equipment and the essential obedience commands -- Puppy Sit, Puppy Down and Puppy Come -- as well as information on dog senses, using treats, addressing problems and responding to mistakes, safety, and much more. It covers equipment and using a clicker and addresses such issues as When Can A Puppy Begin To Play?, How To Encourage Play Behavior, Problems During Brain Games, and Play No-No's! While some games provide more exercise than others, all of the games are brain games in that they challenge the puppy's ability to anticipate, solve problems and learn that by obeying commands it can continue to interact, play and have fun. The brain games are organized by location and type: Home Games include Puppy Sensory Play and Fun in the Play Pen Active Games include Spin Spin and Buried Treasure Search Games include Find It and Where's Your Leash? Party Games include Take a Bow and Can I See Your Belly? Outdoor Games include In and Out and Round About and Football Fanatic. The games come with step-by-step instructions, difficulty ratings and notes on props or toys. Straightforward text and full-color photographs make Brain Games for Puppies a valuable guide to raising a happy, healthy and obedient dog. Along with a leash, food, bowls and a bed, it should be the first purchase a new dog owner makes.

Attachment to Pets

An Integrative View of Human-Animal Relationships with Implications for Therapeutic Practice

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Author: Henri Julius,Andrea Beetz,Kurt Kotrschal,Dennis Turner,Kerstin Uvnäs-Moberg

Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing

ISBN: 1613344422

Category: Psychology

Page: 206

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The biological and psychological basis of pet therapy / animal-assisted therapy and what this means for practice “A comprehensive, scientific foundation for human-animal therapy.” (Judith Solomon) In recent years, the ancient symbiosis between humans and their pets has entered a new phase, marked by the burgeoning clinical specialty of human-animal therapy. This approach uses the relationship between humans and their (mainly) mammalian pets to support the growth of emotion regulation, social skills, and mental health in children, adolescents, and adults. But how are humans and animals able to develop close bonds at all? What makes it possible for animals to have a therapeutic effect on humans? And how can we best use this understanding in animal-assisted therapy? In this unique book, a team of expert biologists and psychologists integrate and combine sophisticated biological and psychological knowledge to answer these questions. Together they have created a comprehensive, scientific foundation for human-animal therapy, a foundation that will facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective new interventions.

Plenty in Life Is Free

Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace

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Author: Kathy Sdao

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1617810851

Category: Dog trainers

Page: N.A

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In this new book, renowned dog trainer Kathy Sdao reveals how her journey through life and her decades of experience training marine mammals and dogs led her to reject a number of sacred cows including the leadership model of dog training.