Boredom Busters for Dogs

40 Tail-Wagging Games and Adventures


Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080575

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 1036

Here’s a Dog Fancy book for dog owners who work more hours than they’d like to…and for dog owners who own super-active dogs without real jobs to do (like herding sheep or retrieving ducks for ten hours a day). Boredom swiftly sets in on the domestic canine, and what usually follows is destructive, bad behavior that drives owners bonkers. Before you and your dog go bonkers together, Boredom Busters for Dogs holds forty great solutions to enriching your pet’s world in meaningful, fun ways. Author Nikki Moustaki has collected a toy box full of great games, interactive toys, and pawsitively stimulating puzzles to keep even suburban Border Collie happy and out of mischief. The book presents enrichment ideas categorized by solo activities, interactive social exercises, and ways to enhance the dog’s environment by offering variations or his own special places to play. In the chapter “Solo Enrichment,” the author utilizes every dog’s favorite things—food and toys—to motivate him to play and discover treats on his own. In “Social Enrichment,” the old adage that “two dogs are better than one” is the common denominator for the games and activities used to keep canine pals occupied. “Environmental Enrichment” gives owners ideas how to provide their dogs with places they can call their own, including digging pits, wading pools, tire swings, and more. Activities for dog and owner are the topic of “Variance Enrichment,” listing a dozen enjoyable day trips and outings, from hiking and cruising around time to doggy dancing and agility trials.

Boredom Busters for Dogs

Avoiding Destructive and Annoying Behaviors Thru Life Enrichment


Author: Lauren Bond

Publisher: Clicksmart

ISBN: 9780984904600


Page: 66

View: 6154

Does your dog destroy things? Annoy you? Act out? Then this book is for you! Use these simple techniques to tire out your dog, with just a few minutes of your time! You don't have to spend hours and hours running your dog around, just give them puzzles to solve, challenges to overcome, and fun games to play and you will see a reduction in all the annoying and destructive behaviors your dog exhibits!

Boredom Busters for Cats

40 Whisker-Twitching Games and Adventures


Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080583

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 537

Cats are commonly misconceived as the household pet that needs little attention. In reality, cats require the same sort of mental and physical stimulation as any other pet in order to be healthy, happy and more importantly, non-destructive in the house. Boredom Busters for Cats explores how to enrich your feline friend’s life through socialization, interactive toys, activities and much more! Pet expert and author Nikki Moustaki covers different ways of interacting with your cat so that he will develop good habits in the house as well as enhancing his individual health and intelligence. She also includes advice on which toys to use, how to play with your pet, and activities for your cat to do while you’re away from home.

Boredom Busters for Birds

40 Fun and Feather-Friendly Toys and Activities


Author: Nikki Moustaki

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620080591

Category: Pets

Page: 64

View: 9670

New to the Boredom Busters series, Boredom Busters for Birds explores how to enrich your fine feathered friend’s life through socialization, interactive toys and much more! Author Nikki Moustaki covers different ways of interacting with your bird to help develop good habits and enhance his intelligence and health. Nikki also includes advice and tips on which toys to use, how to play with your pet, and activities for your bird to do while you’re away, plus how to socialize your bird with other pets in the house.

In a Dog's Heart

What Our Dogs Need, Want, and Deserve--and the Gifts We Can Expect in Return


Author: Jennifer Arnold

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0679643729

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 1426

What our dogs need to live a good life, and why we must come through for them Over the two decades she has spent raising and training service dogs for people with disabilities, Jennifer Arnold has come to a unique and profound understanding of the human-dog bond. Though it may seem simple and instinctive, the friendship and devotion we share with our pets is a wondrous evolutionary development. Our two species have come to rely on each other for protection, companionship, comfort, and happiness—needs and benefits that go both ways. Yet when we step outside our designated roles and take on practices that require us to display dominance over our canine charges, we misread cues and misinterpret behavior, sometimes with disastrous results. Conversely, when communication between dog and keeper is clear and based on kindness and a willingness to see things through a dog’s eyes, the payoff for both dog and owner is tremendous. When respect and care are brought together, we come to know the inalienable goodness in a dog’s soul. As the founder of Canine Assistants, Arnold has implemented and advanced a methodology—Choice Teaching—that pairs scientific and behavioral knowledge about dogs with gentle incentive and encouragement to extraordinary effect. But she does not consider herself a dog trainer; rather, she sees herself as a relationship expert who improves the connection between humans and dogs and in the process betters the quality of life for both. In a Dog’s Heart offers Arnold’s offers her best practices and useful tips that range over a dog’s whole life, including: • how to choose the puppy that’s destined for you from a bustling litter and what you need to have on hand before you bring that puppy home; • what to stock in your doggie first-aid kit; • how to keep your pet safe from dangers at home and in the outside world; • the challenges and rewards of adopting an older dog; • how to help your dog overcome anxious behavior, from separation anxiety to thunderstorm phobia; • when to recognize that it’s time to let go. As in her bestselling first book, Through a Dog’s Eyes, Arnold illustrates what she’s learned through captivating and moving stories drawn from her experience. We learn about Grace, a black Lab who was rescued after she was thrown from a truck and delivered to Canine Assistants emaciated, dehydrated, and with a broken pelvis. As Grace recovered she displayed an usual gift for scent detection and now spends her days sniffing out bombs on the Israeli border. We meet Casper, a Lab-golden mix who works full-time at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, a best friend to kids undergoing cancer treatment, and a buddy ready to offer comfort as needed to the doctors on staff. We also discover the myriad ways in which dogs improve our lives—and what they need and deserve from us in return.

Dog Logic

A pooch’s guide to dogs behaving badly


Author: Robyn Osborne

Publisher: Big Sky Publishing

ISBN: 1921941723

Category: Dogs

Page: 128

View: 8677

Keen to turn your disobedient dog into the perfect pooch? Tired of man’s best friend ending up in the doghouse? Why not take an informative and entertaining walk on the wild side, with Dog Logic, a unique view of the world written from a dog's perspective. With 20 chapters covering issues from barking, biting, walking and everything in between, Sox offers his humorous but practical advice on resolving your doggy dilemmas. Supported with terrific tips from humans in the know, Bark Busters, each chapter provides both canine and twolegged advice that is fun, uplifting and relevant. Combining the creative genius of Sox the Philosophical Pooch, and his human assistant, Robyn Osborne, Dog Logic is the must have book for anyone searching for great ideas on how turn turn your dog into the perfect companion.

Cats and Dogs and Hamsters, Too | Pets Coloring Books for Girls


Author: Educando Kids

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781645210504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 42

View: 1509

It's not nice to color your pet's fur but it can look nice if you color their pictures. This coloring book has a familiar theme. It features the different types of pets that you child might have now or will have in the future. Introduce coloring as a regular activity that bears numerous benefits. Go ahead and grab a copy today.

Happy Dog


Author: Helen Dennis,Liz Dalby

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764141232

Category: Pets

Page: 144

View: 569

The author presents expert advice on feeding, exercise, healthcare, grooming, and training dogs, all details presented with an emphasis on having fun. Delightful full-color photos throughout the book are guaranteed to bring smiles to every dog lover.

Boredom Busters

Loads of Exciting Kids' Projects that Will Banish Boredom for Ever


Author: Tommy Donbavand

Publisher: How To Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781857037951

Category: Amusements

Page: 156

View: 3535

Veteran children's entertainer Tommy Donbavand gives tips on keeping children entertained, whether it's a single child or an entire playscheme. The book is full of activities that will keep parents from tearing their hair out. CONTENTS: All the fun at the fair - around the world - arty party - body shots - comic strip - crazy golf - dinosaurs! - funny Formula One - get up, stand up - the great indoors - Hallowe'en horrors - hold the front page - hot on the tail - how to train your teacher - knights of the Round Table - let's do the show right here - lost in space - make a volcano - the monster olympics - now you're cookin' - oh, what a circus - on safari - on the catwalk - personalize your computer - pirates - pop stars - potty picture holder - quiz kids - really robotic - redesign your room - science lab - secret agents - under the sea - what a novel idea - wild on the web - write a song About the author Tommy Donbavand is also the author of Quick Fixes for Bored Kids and More Quick Fixes for Bored Kids.

The Dog Sourcebook


Author: Shelly Silbering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780737301205

Category: Pets

Page: 274

View: 3217

This guide provides dog owners with up-to-date information on a wide range of topics, from keeping your dog healthy to house training and breeding. Advises the reader how to choose the right kind of dog from the outset, ensuring a pleasurable and lifelong relationship. Provides each breed's history, lifestyle, and general characteristics.