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A Cat Named Darwin: Embracing the Bond Between Man and Pet
by William Jordan

Language

English

Pages

210

Publication Date

November 12, 2003

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<DIV><B>A scientist contemplates his bond with a sick stray cat in this “gripping and powerful” memoir (<I>The San Diego Union-Tribune</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Bill Jordan’s life changed forever the day a stray cat nesting under his bougainvillea bit him on the hand. Trained in biology, Jordan had no particular love for animals and felt vaguely contemptuous of those who did—until the cat, beckoning with a wink and a yawn, led him on a journey to exotic lands, strange cultures, and fascinating discoveries. As their bond deepened and the cat’s health began to fail, Jordan was forced into a commitment more devoted and sincere than any he had known before.<BR />  <BR /> Puzzling through his own feelings, Jordan came to some remarkable conclusions: that those we love live in the synapses and molecules of memory, and that as long as we exist, they exist as part of our brain. In this recollection of the relationship, he meditates on the nature of humans and animals, and the scientific truths about solitude, communication, and companionship. <BR />  </DIV>
Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Ot...
by Craig Grossi

Language

English

Pages

278

Publication Date

October 31, 2017

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<p>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."</p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>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"—<em>Craig & Fred</em> is a shining example of the power of love to transform our hearts and our lives.</p>
Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of P...
by , Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 25, 2012

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<DIV><I>Training the Best Dog Ever</I>, originally published in hardcover as <I>The Love That Dog Training Program</I>, 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.<BR /><BR /><I>Training the Best Dog Ever </I>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—<I>sit, stay, come here</I>—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.</DIV>
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition): New Skete Monks
by The Monks of New Skete

Language

English

Pages

329

Publication Date

June 29, 2011

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<div >For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond.<br /><br />In their two now-classic bestsellers, <i>How to be Your Dog's Best Friend</i> and <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy, </i>the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.<br /><br />This new edition of <i>The Art of Raising a Puppy </i>features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.</div>
Burning Ridge: A Timber Creek K-9 Mystery (Timber Creek K-9 Myste...
by Margaret Mizushima

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<div><b>Featuring Mattie Cobb and her K-9 police dog partner Robo, <i>Burning Ridge</i> by critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima is just the treat for fans of Alex Kava.</b><BR><BR><i>On a rugged Colorado mountain ridge, Mattie Cobb and her police dog partner Robo make a grisly discovery—and become the targets of a ruthless killer.</i></b><BR><BR>Colorado’s Redstone Ridge is a place of extraordinary beauty, but this rugged mountain wilderness harbors a horrifying secret. When a charred body is discovered in a shallow grave on the ridge, officer Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called in to spearhead the investigation. But this is no ordinary crime—and it soon becomes clear that Mattie has a close personal connection to the dead man. <BR><BR>Joined by local veterinarian Cole Walker, the pair scours the mountaintop for evidence and makes another gruesome discovery: the skeletonized remains of two adults and a child. And then, the unthinkable happens. Could Mattie become the next victim in the murderer’s deadly game? <BR><BR>A deranged killer torments Mattie with a litany of dark secrets that call into question her very identity. As a towering blaze races across the ridge, Cole and Robo search desperately for her—but time is running out in Margaret Mizushima’s fourth spine-tingling Timber Creek K-9 mystery, <i>Burning Ridge</i>.</div>
A Wolf Called Romeo
by Nick Jans

Language

English

Pages

291

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<DIV><DIV>“Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —<I>New York Times</I><BR />  <BR /><I>A Wolf Called Romeo</I> is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus.<BR />  <BR /> When Romeo first appeared, author Nick Jans and the other citizens of Juneau were wary, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun on a quiet afternoon, Nick and the rest of Juneau came to accept Romeo, and he them. Part memoir, part moving animal narrative, part foray into the mystique, lore, science, and history of the wolf, <I>A Wolf Called Romeo</I> is a book no animal lover should miss.<BR />  <BR /> “Beautifully written, <I>A Wolf Called Romeo </I>is a thoughtful and moving story about one of nature’s most evocative animals.” —Patricia McConnell, author of <I>The Other End of the Leash</I><BR />  <BR /> “Jans is a perfect narrator for this story. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the Alaskan wilderness and he evokes its harsh beauties in powerful and poetic prose . . . A tingling reminder of the basic bond that occasionally spans the space between two species.” —<I>Christian Science Monitor</I><BR />  <BR /> NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including <I>The Grizzly Maze.</I> He is a contributing editor to <I>Alaska </I>magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including <I>Rolling Stone</I> and the <I>Christian Science Monitor.</I></DIV></DIV><BR />
Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
by Brandon McMillan

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 04, 2016

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<p>The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show <em>Lucky Dog</em> shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.</p><p>Each week on <em>Lucky Dog</em>, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained <em>Lucky Dog</em> graduates. </p><p><em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em> begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. <em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em> includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes.</p><p>Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with <em>Lucky Dog Lessons</em>.</p>
Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raisi...
by , Dina Roth Port

Language

English

Pages

242

Publication Date

June 07, 2016

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<b>A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog.<br /></b><br />Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.<br /><br />For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:<br /><br />• Choosing the right pup for you<br />• Housetraining and basic training<br />• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues<br />• Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food<br />• Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog<br />• Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action<br /> <br />Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
Finding Home: A Hometown Harbor Novel (Hometown Harbor Series Boo...
by Tammy L. Grace

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English

Pages

259

Publication Date

January 21, 2014

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<h3><strong>A woman’s middle-aged heart destroyed by love and loss.  A divorced handyman who has given up on dating. Can small town dreams bring them both together?</strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Sam needs a do-over.  Shattered by her husband's infidelities after twenty-five years of marriage, she is plagued by constant fear and loneliness.  With only her dog, she sets out to make a quaint island community her new home.</p><p>Sam searches for a carpenter.  Jeff, a retired firefighter turned handyman, answers her call.  As Jeff works on her projects, he can’t resist falling for her…or her pies. Sam's not looking for romance, but can’t deny their budding relationship.</p><p>When she least expects it, the pain of her past comes hurtling back at her.  While torn between love and friendship, Sam must face her fears and make a choice.  Will she risk the chance for a family and home she’s been longing for all her life?</p><p><strong><em>Finding Home</em></strong> is the first book in the Hometown Harbor Series, featuring emotional journeys of women in midlife, with a touch of romance. If you like escaping with heartwarming stories filled with friendship and family, dogs, and second chances, then you’ll love Tammy L. Grace’s tale of old wounds and new possibilities.<br /></p><p>Treat yourself to the first book in the series readers describe as <strong>“the perfect escape, captivating, heartwarming, and inspirational”</strong> today.<br /></p><p>Read more from award-winning author, Tammy L. Grace<br /></p><p><u><strong>HOMETOWN HARBOR SERIES</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Hometown Harbor: The Beginning (Prequel Novella)<br /></li><li>Finding Home<br /></li><li>Home Blooms</li><li>Promise of Home</li><li>Pieces of Home</li><li>Finally Home<br /></li></ul><p><u><strong>COOPER HARRINGTON DETECTIVE NOVELS</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Killer Music<br /></li><li>Deadly Connection</li><li>Dead Wrong</li></ul><p><u><strong>GLASS BEACH COTTAGE SERIES</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>Beach Haven<br /></li></ul><p><u><strong>STAND-ALONE BOOKS</strong></u><br /></p><ul><li>A Season of Hope (Christmas Novella)<br /></li></ul>
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
by Sy Montgomery

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<DIV><B>National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals—her friends—who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.</B><BR /><BR /> Understanding someone who belongs to another species can be transformative. No one knows this better than author, naturalist, and adventurer Sy Montgomery. To research her books, Sy has traveled the world and encountered some of the planet’s rarest and most beautiful animals. From tarantulas to tigers, Sy’s life continually intersects with and is informed by the creatures she meets.<BR /><BR /> This restorative memoir reflects on the personalities and quirks of thirteen animals—Sy’s friends—and the truths revealed by their grace. It also explores vast themes: the otherness and sameness of people and animals; the various ways we learn to love and become empathetic; how we find our passion; how we create our families; coping with loss and despair; gratitude; forgiveness; and most of all, how to be a good creature in the world.</DIV>

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