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Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds

Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition: Breed Selection, Facilities, Feeding, Health Care, Managing Layers & Meat Birds Lowest new price: $16.25
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Author: Gail Damerow

Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow’s comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You’ll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.

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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart Lowest new price: $5.19
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Author: Dion Leonard
Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.

New York Times Bestseller List

“Leonard and Gobi’s story represents the power of people working together and the profound depth of feeling possible between a man and his dog.”--Publishers Weekly

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion.

Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup, who would later earn the name Gobi, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the Tian Shan Mountains, across massive sand dunes, through yurt villages and the black sands of the Gobi Desert, keeping pace with him for 77 miles.

As Dion witnessed the incredible determination and heart of this small animal, he found his own heart undergoing a change as well.  Whereas in the past these races were all about winning and being the best, his goal now was to make sure he and Gobi’s friendship continued well after the finish line.  He found himself letting Gobi sleep in his tent at night, giving her food and water out of his own limited supply, and carrying her across numerous rivers, even when he knew it would mean putting him behind in the race, or worse, prevent him from finishing at all. 

Although Dion did not cross the finish line first, he felt he had won something even greater – a new outlook on life and a new friend that he planned on bringing home as soon as arrangements were made.  However, before he could take her home, Gobi went missing in the sprawling Chinese city where she was being kept. Dion, with the help of strangers and a viral outpouring of assistance on the internet, set out to track her down, and reunite forever with the amazing animal that changed his life and proved to him and the world that miracles are possible. 

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Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way

Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog--the Navy SEAL Way Lowest new price: $10.65
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Author: Mike Ritland

The New York Times–bestselling book by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland that teaches all dog owners how to have the close relationship and exceptional training of combat dogs.
 
In Team Dog, Ritland taps into fifteen years’ worth of experience and shares, explaining in accessible and direct language, the science behind the importance of gaining a dog’s trust and then offering invaluable steps for how to achieve any level of obedience. His unique approach uses entertaining examples and anecdotes from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield and direct tips from the Navy SEAL guidebook to teach dog owners how to: choose the perfect dog for their household, establish themselves as the “team leader,” master “command and control,” employ “situational awareness,” and to solidify their dog’s position as the family’s ultimate best friend.
 
Team Dog introduces pet owners everywhere to the new and distinctive authority on how to train your dog . . . the Navy SEAL way.

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Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs

Feed Your Best Friend Better: Easy, Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs Lowest new price: $9.93
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Author: Rick Woodford
Brand: Rick Woodford

If you wouldn’t eat processed food, why feed it to your dog? The Dog Food Dude’s essential nutrition book for dogs is the only one you’ll need, with guidelines, charts, tips, and more than 85 easy recipes for healthy dishes to help your best friend live a long and happy life.

From Rick Woodford, the "Dog Food Dude" himself, comes Feed Your Best Friend Better, with easy recipes that will make even humans drool a little bit. Healthy food can enable dogs to live longer, healthier lives, just as it can for humans, and with these meals, treats, and cookies, dogs will never miss commercial kibble.

Rick has researched nutrition for dogs and has used the same manuals veterinarians use to develop his recipes. Feed Your Best Friend Better makes the transition to homemade dog food simple, so you can make natural pet food for your dog every day. From nutritional value to portion sizes, these recipes will help dog parents know what their dog is eating. The meals are healthy, and dogs love them.

Rick Woodford wants dogs in every family to be healthy and happy. His recipes use a variety of herbs and spices for their antioxidant properties but they smell so good everybody in the house will be drooling. Recipes include:

* Puppy Pesto
* Bacon Yappetizers
* Barkscotti
* Mutt Loaf
* Gingerbread Mailman

In addition to 85 recipes other helpful chapters include:

* How to Pick out a Commercial Food; making the ingredient label easy to understand with a breakdown of ingredients that are good for the bowl and those that are best left on the shelf.
* Determining Portion Size; information on body type and size help readers understand how much food their dogs need to be in the best shape
* Problem Mealtime Behaviors; how to deal with the early morning wake up call, reluctant eaters, counter surfing and more
 

Features:

  • Feed Your Best Friend Better Easy Nutritious Meals and Treats for Dogs

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Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other

Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other Lowest new price: $11.99
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Author: Craig Grossi

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other and now travel America together, "spreading the message of stubborn positivity."

In 2010, Sergeant Craig Grossi was doing intelligence work for Marine RECON—the most elite fighters in the Corps—in a remote part of Afghanistan. While on patrol, he spotted a young dog "with a big goofy head and little legs" who didn’t seem vicious or run in a pack like most strays they’d encountered. After eating a piece of beef jerky Craig offered—against military regulations—the dog began to follow him. "Looks like you made a friend," another Marine yelled. Grossi heard, "Looks like a 'Fred.'" The name stuck, and a beautiful, life-changing friendship was forged.

Fred not only stole Craig’s heart; he won over the RECON fighters, who helped Craig smuggle the dog into heavily fortified Camp Leatherneck in a duffel bag—risking jail and Fred’s life. With the help of a crew of DHL workers, a sympathetic vet, and a military dog handler, Fred eventually made it to Craig’s family in Virginia.

Months later, when Craig returned to the U.S., it was Fred’s turn to save the wounded Marine from Post-Traumatic Stress. Today, Craig and Fred are touching lives nationwide, from a swampy campground in a Louisiana State Park to the streets of Portland, Oregon, and everywhere in between.

A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—"it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it"—Craig & Fred is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.

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Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything you need to know at each stage to ensure your cute & playful puppy gr

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything you need to know at each stage to ensure your cute & playful puppy gr Lowest new price: $8.44
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Author: Terry Albert
Brand: imusti

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, Second Edition, provides new puppy owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Expert authors Terry Albert, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and may not think to ask, including:

   • What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home.
   • Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them.
   • How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible.
   • What do to when your puppy cries at night.
   • Why and how to crate train your puppy.
   • When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does.
   • When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands—like Sit, Stay, and Come—and the best way to teach them.
   • When and how to go about leash training.
   • How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy.
   • What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn’t.
   • When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works.
   • How and how often to bath your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth.
   • How to know what requires a trip to the vet and what doesn't.
   • What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them.

Features:

  • Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion.
  • Height: 9.00 in. Width: 6.00 in.
  • Manufactured by: DK Publishing
  • Seller SKU: 201700008496
  • Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Book

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Puppies For Dummies

Puppies For Dummies Lowest new price: $8.06
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Author: Sarah Hodgson
Brand: Unknown

Everything you need to train a puppy

Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog.

In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers trusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newest dog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog food suppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcement training.

  • Everything you need to start out right from day one
  • Trusted and proven advice from an authority
  • The latest information on positive reinforcement training
  • Includes a completely new 8-page color insert

If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home a canine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything you need to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.

Features:

  • For Dummies

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The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers

The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers Lowest new price: $19.82
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Author: Andrew Garn

The New York Pigeon is a photography book that reveals the unexpected beauty of the omnipresent pigeon as if Vogue magazine devoted its pages to birds, rather than fashion models. In spite of pigeons' ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never really see them closely and know very little about their function in the urban ecosystem. This book brings to light the intriguing history, behavior and splendor of a bird that we frequently overlook.

The New York Pigeon reveals the unexpected beauty of our omnipresent pigeon. Employing exquisite portraiture that one might find in a fashion magazine, the book features this underappreciated urban bird in a fresh, glamorous light.

Finally, the much maligned pigeon gets its 15 minutes. “stool pigeon...” “rats with wings...” Why? What did pigeons ever do to deserve such disrespect? (They mind their own business, they saved lives in World War I and II, and they’re beautiful to boot.) 

Andrew Garn seeks to right this egregious wrong— through his keen eye, the pigeon is photographed in all its unexpected glory—elevated to its rightful place as a wondrous being of beauty and grace, soaring though time and space. You will never look at pigeons the same way again.

In spite of pigeons’ ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never really see them closely and know very little about their function in the urban ecosystem. For many New Yorkers, pigeons are the “gateway drug” to nature. 

The result of eight years of passionate inquiry,The New York Pigeon is a photographic study of the birds’ power and allure. The dramatic, hyper-real individual studio portraits capture their personalities, expressiveness, glorious feather iridescence, and deeply hued eyes. High-speed strobe photography illustrates the pigeons’ graceful flight and dramatic wing movements.
While The New York Pigeon is primarily a photography book, it also tells part of the 5,000-year story of the feral pigeon and their long association with humans. How did Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner teach pigeons to do complicated tasks, from tracking missile targets to recognizing individual human faces? How do pigeons find their way back home from hundreds of miles away?

The New York Pigeon
lovingly describes and illuminates the wonder of nature alive in our midst. With this book, the beautiful, savvy, graceful, kind pigeon will be invisible no more.

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Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals

Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs, Revised Edition: The Definitive Guide to Homemade Meals Lowest new price: $13.27
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Author: Lew Olson
Brand: imusti

The definitive guide to feeding your dog a balanced and nutritious raw and home-cooked diet, from the founder of a natural pets product company with over thirty years of experience working with dogs.

Many people want to prepare their dog's meals at home, but feel it is too complex. Raw and Natural Nutrition for Dogs provides a road map to the essentials of canine nutrition, written in easy-to-understand language.

Pet owners seeking to give their dogs a better coat, better skin, and healthier teeth and gums, as well as longer lives and more stable temperaments, will benefit not only from the background data in this book, but also the step-by-step instructions and recipes for preparing these diets. The book includes charts with the recipes, instructions on keeping diets simple and balanced, guidelines on preparation, suggestions for finding ingredients, and how much to feed a dog by body weight. There are recipes for healthy adult dogs, as well as guidelines for puppies, senior dogs, and dogs with health conditions including pancreatitis, renal problems, gastric issues, allergies, heart disease, liver disease, and cancer.

Tracing the history of feeding dogs, the author shows when commercial dog food rose and took hold of the market. She discusses canine nutritional needs and provides research on how home-prepared foods can meet pets' needs better than commercial, processed dog food. Written with thorough information for the seasoned raw feeder, this guide can also be easily followed by any newcomer to home-feeding.

This revised edition includes new information on special care and feeding of pregnant, newborn, performance, and toy breed dogs as well as senior dog considerations and the safety of the raw food diet for dogs.

Features:

  • RA-49474
  • 9781583949474
  • Brand New Item / Unopened Product
  • Random House

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Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training, and Companionship

Puppy Training for Kids: Teaching Children the Responsibilities and Joys of Puppy Care, Training, and Companionship Lowest new price: $8.44
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Author: Colleen Pelar
Brand: Brand: Barron's Educational Series

Kids and dogs are naturally attracted to each other, and this brand-new title introduces boys and girls to the responsibilities and the joys of puppy care, training, and companionship. Topics covered include--

  • Purchasing puppy supplies
  • Housetraining and socializing your puppy
  • Understanding your puppy's behavior and body language
  • Keeping your puppy out of trouble
  • The basics of puppy training
  • Fun and games with puppies

    Young readers will find advice on exercise, selecting chew toys, clicker training, teaching the puppy to meet both human and animal friends, and much more. Sidebar features advise parents on guiding their children toward responsible dog ownership. The book is filled with engaging and instructive color photos.

    Features:

    • Used Book in Good Condition

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