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Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Larry Kay
Brand: Workman Publishing

Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.

Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits. Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cues—sit, stay, come here—as well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling. Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the world—a dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.

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Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog: Further Adventures with the Celebrity Dachshund

Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog: Further Adventures with the Celebrity Dachshund Lowest new price: $12.89
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Author: Ryan Beauchesne

The New York Times bestselling, popular blogger, internet sensation Crusoe, the Celebrity Dachshund returns with a beautiful and whimsical book full of heartwarming and goofy photographs of his around the world travels in Crusoe, the Worldly Wiener Dog.

Join the photogenic Crusoe as he leaves fame and fortune behind to expand his horizons, get his passport stamped, and journey across the globe to eat delicious food, relax on beautiful beaches, dig lots of holes, and generally enjoy all that celebrity travel has to offer. You'll also get to see a little of his "staycations" and life at home between travels.

Jet-setting is what dachshunds do best. From Switzerland’s Alps and Mexico’s Mayan temples to Italy’s seaside villages and France’s Eiffel Tower―as well as various locales throughout the U.S. and Canada―Crusoe shares his wit and wisdom on appreciating culture, fine wine, and haute cuisine, always dressing for the occasion, and maybe learning a thing or two about what really matters most in life along the way.

In hundreds of brilliant color photographs, see the charming and charismatic mini-doxie embark on such thrilling adventures as…

* Hitting the streets of New York City as The Wiener of Wall Street
* Stalking evildoers as Batdog
* Strolling Hollywood’s Walk of Fame (with his own star)
* Going out on a dinner and movie date with the lovely Paisley
* Digging for fossils at Dinosaur Provincial Park
* Playing doctor and dentist to his sidekick brother, Oakley
* Drinking at the notorious Bar Vitelli, shooting location of The Godfather
* Recovering from back surgery with lots of love and rehabilitating in style
* Tasting a beignet at New Orleans’s famous Café du Monde
* Exploring his German heritage as a “badger dog”―and discovering what wiener schnitzel actually is…

And so much more!

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365 Dogs Page-A-Day Calendar 2019

365 Dogs Page-A-Day Calendar 2019 Lowest new price: $9.08
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Author: Workman Publishing
Brand: BJdesign

Meet the playful, mischievous, and lovable winners of the 2019 Dog Calendar Contest! 365 DOGS is the beloved calendar with season after season of sweet pups: Silver-eyed Siberian Huskies, athletic Greyhounds, fluffy Yorkshire Terriers, mutts of all kinds, and lesser-known breeds like the adorable Mi-Ki. Here is a pretty Pitbull rescue, playfully gnawing a ball. A celebratory Golden Retriever in a party hat. A Pomeranian frolicking in a flower field. Plus, fun facts and quotes from dog lovers throughout! 

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  • THE YEAR OF THE DOG - Now you can enjoy playful, mischievous, and lovable canines every day of the year with the 365 Dogs Page-A-Day 2019 Calendar.
  • PACKED WITH USEFUL INFO - Stand-up calendar features full-color photos and bios of the winners of the 2019 Dog Calendar Contest, and is sprinkled with fascinating dog facts and Fido-loving quotes.
  • DAILY DOSE OF CUTE - Keep this adorable calendar on your desk, table top, bed side table or a mantle to revel in the playful glory of the featured puppies. Enjoy sweet rescues, mutts of all kinds and lesser-known breeds.
  • AWESOME GIFT - 365 Dogs is the original best selling dog calendar, and makes a great birthday or holiday present for any dog lover. For the Cat version, search "365 Cats Page-A-Day Calendar 2019 - Daily Photos, Facts and Quotes".

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The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats

The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Breakthrough Nutrition and Integrative Care for Dogs and Cats Lowest new price: $15.59
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Author: Gary Richter MS DVM
Brand: HAY HOUSE

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction. He wants us to use what actually works, not just what Western science or alternative medicine say "should" work. This multifaceted approach to health is known as integrative medicine. Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine. Every treatment he recommends has the backing of scientific research or years of successful outcomes in his clinical practice. After explaining the treatment, he offers specific recommendations for an integrative approach to common diseases, including allergies, skin conditions, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. A holistic approach to health includes nutrition, as it sets up the foundation for your pet’s health. Dr. Richter cuts through the hype in the pet-food world and explains how to choose the best commercial foods and supplements, and even includes both raw and cooked dog- and cat-food recipes for general diet as well as to treat specific needs. He also explains how we can use the right foods and supplements to "hack" the body’s processes, including the immune system.

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How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition) Lowest new price: $9.83
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Author: Monks of New Skete
Brand: Little Brown and Company

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends.

The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend
covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including:

  • Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle
  • Where to get--and where not to get--a dog
  • Reading a pedigree
  • Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how
  • The proper use of praise and discipline
  • Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness
  • Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems
  • The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb
  • The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life
In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend, an informal, friendly guide by The Monks of New Skete, is really two books in one: a step-by-step training manual and a philosophical discussion of the spiritual benefits of owning a dog. The Monks, who support their community in upstate New York by breeding and training German shepherds, reveal a profound devotion to all breeds in this detailed guide to every imaginable aspect of dog ownership. They cover it all: naming the puppy, training with eye contact and jingling keys, establishing the best sleeping arrangements, even dealing with pet loneliness. Owners are advised to think of themselves as the dog's alpha figure, to train with praise instead of punishment, and to beware of becoming the dog's maid or doorman. Throughout, the authors reflect on the deep spiritual connection possible between humans and dogs. Generations of dogs have been trained with the bestselling 1978 edition of this book. With this update, the Monks are bound to gain many new fans--happy humans and obedient canines alike. With modesty and generosity, the Monks offer an extensive list of other helpful books about dogs, as well as a useful appendix of American Kennel Club titles and terms. --Judy Fireman

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Everything you need to know about E Collar Training

Everything you need to know about E Collar Training Lowest new price: $10.79
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Author: Larry Krohn

Whether you like it or not, if you have a dog you are training it. The question is are you training it for good or are you training it for bad. Training starts before training starts. How you live with your dog dictates how your dog lives with you. They learn from everything we do, good and bad. They miss nothing. They know us better than we know ourselves. They learn from everything we don't do. Obedience commands don't create a well behaved dog. Raising a dog and teaching along the way does. No parent says they are going outside to train their kids. We just raise them and teach them 24 hours a day and try to provide guidance so eventually our children can make the right decisions on their own. Dogs are no different. Live right with them. They are not children. They are animals and must be respected as such. And they are a precious gift that are not here long enough so enjoy every minute and never take them for granted.

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Dog Shaming 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar

Dog Shaming 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar Lowest new price: $9.12
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Author: Pascale Lemire
Brand: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Think your dog deserves to be in the doghouse? You should see what other puppy parents have to deal with—stealing, running away, poor hygiene habits, and inappropriate and inconsiderate behavior. The Dog Shaming 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar features photos of some of the funniest cute-but-criminal canines submitted to the popular blog.

Each full-color page of this calendar shows a contributed photo of the guilty pup with a sign describing his transgression. Everyone who has shared life with a dog can relate to the crazy antics and appreciate the adorable expressions that make it hard to stay mad at our furry friends for long.

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  • Daily tear-off sheets
  • Saturday and Sunday combined
  • Easel for desktop display
  • Adhesive binding
  • Observes Major Holidays

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WeRateDogs 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar

WeRateDogs 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar Lowest new price: $10.39
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Author: Matt Nelson

The WeRateDogs 2019 Day-to-Day Calendar showcases some of the world’s most heroic, over-the-top adorable, exceptionally spectacular doggos. It’s based on the paws-itively pup-ular Twitter feed where dogs always earn stellar ratings of at least eleven out of ten because all dogs are good dogs!

Each page of this calendar includes an amazingly cute or funny photo, plus an entertaining caption—and the pupper’s fabulous rating.
 
 

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Dogs

Dogs Lowest new price: $27.17
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Author: Lewis Blackwell
Brand: Harry N Abrams

Since the wolf first snuck into the caves of our ancestors to take warmth from the fire, dogs have been man’s constant companion. Dogs, multi-award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Equus, delves deep into the psyche of this enduring bond with Canis familiaris to present an exquisite study of “man’s best friend.”


 


From specimens on show at Crufts and Westminster to shelter dogs lovingly rescued by volunteers; from the grace and agility of racing greyhounds to adored domestic companions; from Afghan hounds to Hungarian komondors to Chinese crested, the images featured in Dogs promise to deliver one of the most appealing, popular, and exciting photographic tributes to dogs ever published. 


Praise for Dogs:
"The dogs he captures in these pages are, by turns, soulful, expressive, and winsome-- and all of them
are stunning." 
--Entertainment Weekly 

"This book will appeal to all ages. I know this because it was lying around our house on Thanksgiving Day and everyone wanted a look at it -- from college-age to senior citizen. They all oohed and aahed. If you're a dog lover, or even a dog liker, it's a keeper." 
--The Christian Science Monitor 

"Featuring profiles of dozens of canines, Dogs is a divine collection of images that spotlights the endearing characteristics of different pooches, elevating them to divine status. Whether it's a troubled-looking Bloodhound or a demure Dalmatian, Flach's subjects establish a direct connection with the viewer, dog-lover or otherwise." 
--Flavorwire.com

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Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems

Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems Lowest new price: $5.00
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Author: Cesar Millan
Brand: Random House

In Cesar’s Way, Cesar Millan—nationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel’s hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan—helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors.

From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions.

Cesar’s formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected. You'll learn:

• What your dog really needs may not be what you’re giving him
• Why a dog’s natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship
• How to relate to your dog on a canine level
• There are no “problem breeds,” just problem owners
• How to choose a dog who’s right for you and your family
• The difference between discipline and punishment
• And much more!

Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar’s longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you’ll need to forge a stronger, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.


Also available as a Random House AudioBook

Fans of the National Geographic Channel's The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan will be grateful for Cesar's Way, an accessible guide to help new and current dog owners better understand the needs of their beloved pets. If you are not yet a fan, try to catch a couple of episodes of the remarkable show--you will be amazed, impressed, and motivated to create a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with your dog. In Cesar's Way, Cesar explains that dogs are not complicated, and despite what various owners think--not human. They rely on three key elements in their lives: exercise, discipline, and affection (in that order). "Problem dogs" can be attributed to "problem owners," owners who don't understand and misinterpret their dog's behavior. Cesar's Way is really a training program for dog owners, with chapters devoted to understanding the "power of the pack," taking responsibility for "how we screw up our dogs," and learning how to manage aggression. Cesar's book (a must-have for new and old dog owners) moves beyond basic obedience school techniques, and teaches owners how to change unwanted behavior by better understanding their "best friends." --Daphne Durham


Exclusive Video from Cesar Millan


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Watch Cesar in action in this clip of The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, courtesy of the National Geographic Channel. Or, tune in on Friday nights, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.




Cesar Millan's Top 5 Tips for Going to the Dog Park

1. Make sure your dog is spayed or neutered, has all her shots, and is in good health. Under no circumstances should you bring a sick dog to a dog park!

2. Do not use the dog park as a substitute for the walk! If you drive to the park, leave your car a block away and take your dog on a vigorous walk of at least thirty-five minutes to drain some of her energy. Never take an over-excited dog to the park.

3. While at the park, don't "punch out" on your calm-assertive leadership. Be aware of your dog at all times, and take responsibility for her behavior.

4. A calm-submissive dog will not attract another dog's aggression--but an excited dog, a weak, timid dog, or an aggressive dog can become a fight-magnet.

5. Know your dog! If your dog has poor social skills, is overly fearful or is dog aggressive, or if you have not yet established your calm-assertive leadership with your dog, find a more controlled way to introduce her to the company of other dogs, such as "play dates" with one or two other dog owners.



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