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My Life Among the Underdogs: A Memoir
by Tia Torres

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

January 15, 2019

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<p><strong>From one of the most respected figures in the dog rescue community come the harrowing, funny, and inspiring stories of nine incredible dogs that shaped her life.</strong></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tia Torres, beloved underdog advocate and star of Animal Planet's hit show <em>Pit Bulls & Parolees,</em> chronicles her roller-coaster life in this heartwarming memoir featuring some of her best-loved dogs. With inimitable honesty and characteristic brashness, Tia captures the spirit and heart of these intelligent and loving canines, while carrying us behind the scenes of her TV show, into the heart of post-Katrina New Orleans, onto the soundstages of Hollywood films, and even to the jungles of Sri Lanka.</p><strong><p></p></strong><p>Tia has devoted her life to shattering the stereotype that pit bulls are dangerous, vicious predators. As the top dog at the Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans, the largest pit bull rescue in the United States, she and her team have rescued, rehabilitated, and rehomed hundreds of animals that might otherwise have been destroyed. As she puts it, "Most of the stories in this book are about animals (and a few humans) that needed someone to believe in them and a purpose in order to show their true nobility." </p><p></p><p>Each dog Tia writes about here has overcome abuse, trauma, neglect, or just bad luck to become a stalwart, loving companion to Tia and her family. You'll meet<strong> </strong>Duke<strong>,</strong> whose intelligence and matinee-idol looks made him a star in movies and music videos; Junkyard Joe, whose single-minded passion for tennis balls was channeled into expertise as a drug-sniffing dog;<strong> </strong>Bluie<strong>,</strong> the unswerving protector of Tia's daughter Tania; and a host of other unforgettable canines. </p><p></p><em><p>My Life Among the Underdogs</em> is above all a love story--one that is sure to grip the heart of anyone who has ever loved a dog. <strong></p></strong>
The Lord God Made Them All (All Creatures Great and Small Book 4)
by James Herriot

Language

English

Pages

388

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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<DIV><DIV><B>Adventures in the English countryside and beyond with the Yorkshire veterinarian and #1 <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author of <I>All Creatures Great and Small</I>.</B><BR />  </DIV><DIV>When World War II ends and James Herriot returns to his wife and new family in the English countryside, he dreams mostly of Sunday roasts and Yorkshire puddings, but new adventure has a way of tracking him down. Soon Herriot finds himself escorting a large number of sheep on a steamer to Russia, puzzling through the trials of fatherhood, and finding creative ways to earn the trust of suspicious neighbors who rely on him for the wellbeing of their beloved animals.  Herriot’s winning humor and self-deprecating humanity shine through every page, and his remarkable storytelling has captivated readers for generations.<BR /><BR /> “This is Herriot at his best,” said the <I>Washington Post</I> of this <I>New York Times </I>bestseller by the author of <I>All Things Bright and Beautiful</I> and <I>Every Living Thing</I>. <I>The Lord God Made Them All </I>is a true story of postwar England that, according to the <I>Columbus Dispatch</I>, “just explodes with the joy of living and loving and caring.”<BR />  </DIV><DIV> </DIV></DIV>
Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog
by , Melissa Jo Peltier

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 05, 2010

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<b>The dog training book you’ve been waiting for from the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s <i>Dog Whisperer.</i></b><br /> <br />#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Cesar Millan shows you how to communicate well with your dog and shares the most effective and humane methods for teaching your dog how to be a happy, well-behaved member of your household. In <i>Cesar’s Rules, </i>he addresses:<br /><br />• The most popular training techniques, including positive reinforcement and using a clicker <br />• Ways to teach basic obedience commands sucha as sit, stay, and come <br />• The importance of balance, and why a well-trained dog does not necessarily mean a balanced one <br />• How to use your dog’s own natural inclinations to create better behavior <br />• The methods and theories from a variety of renowned trainers, including Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Joel Silverman, Martin Deeley, and Mark Harden <br />• Encouraging and honoring your dog’s instincts <br />• And much more . . . <br /><br />Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved <i>and</i> well-balanced dog—from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks.
Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog
by Dave Barry

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<b>In this “little gem” (</b><b><i>Washington Independent Review of Books), </i></b><b>Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist and <i>New York Times</i>bestselling author Dave Barry learns </b><b>how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy.</b><BR><BR>As Dave Barry turns seventy—not happily—he realizes that his dog, Lucy, is dealing with old age far better than he is. She has more friends, fewer worries, and way more fun. So Dave decides to figure out how Lucy manages to stay so happy, to see if he can make his own life happier by doing the things she does (except for drinking from the toilet). He reconnects with old friends and tries to make new ones—which turns out to be a struggle, because Lucy likes people a lot more than he does. And he gets back in touch with two ridiculous but fun groups from his past: the Lawn Rangers, a group of guys who march in parades pushing lawnmowers and twirling brooms (alcohol is involved), and the Rock Bottom Remainders, the world’s oldest and least-talented all-author band. With each new lesson, Dave riffs hilariously on dogs, people, and life in general, while also pondering Deep Questions, such as when it’s okay to lie. (Answer: when scallops are involved.)<BR> <BR><i>Lessons from Lucy</i> shows readers a new side to Dave Barry that’s “touching and sentimental, but there’s still a laugh on every page” (<i>Sacramento Bee)</i>. The master humorist has written a witty and affable guide to joyous living at any age.
Growing Season: a novel (Book 1)
by Melanie Lageschulte

Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 29, 2017

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<b>A faded farmhouse, a devoted dog. One special summer.</b><br /><br />Melinda is already at a crossroads when the “for rent” sign beckons her down a dusty gravel lane. Facing forty, single and downsized from her stellar career at a big-city ad agency, she’s struggling to start over when a phone call brings her home to rural Iowa. <br /><br />It's not long before she moves to the country, takes on a rundown farm and its headstrong animals, and lands behind the counter of her family’s hardware store in the community of Prosper, whose motto is “The Great Little Town That Didn’t.” And just like the sprawling garden she tends under the summer sun, Melinda begins to thrive. But when storm clouds arrive on her horizon, can she hold on to the new life she's worked so hard to create?<br /><br />Filled with memorable characters, from a big-hearted farm dog to the weather-obsessed owner of the local co-op, “Growing Season” celebrates the twists and turns of small-town life. Discover the heartwarming series that’s filled with new friends, fresh starts and second chances.<br />
Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes
by , Joanna Campbell Slan

Language

English

Pages

1341

Publication Date

July 23, 2019

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<h2>Summertime Murders are RUFF</h2><p><br /><h2>ALL BRAND NEW STORIES!</h2><p><br /><br />Looking for cool cozies for hot summer days? Then you'll love this purr-fectly paw-some cozy mystery boxed set from fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.</p><p>We've pulled out all the stops with Summer Snoops Unleashed! Enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, shimmering waterways, and at small-town celebrations in these brand-new stories full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!</p><p>Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious new cozy mysteries and woof it up with us!</p><h3>They're howlingly good reads!</h3><h2><u>All preorders support best lives for pets!</u></h2><br /><br />Here’s a sampling of stories…<br />WSJ and USA Best Selling Author Judith Lucci – The Most Glittery Crime of the Year: The Jewel Heist – An Artzy Chicks Mystery<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Anna Celeste Burke ¬- Radical Regatta! Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery #4<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Colleen Mooney - Fireworks, Forensics & Felonies <br />USA Today Best Selling Author Fiona Quinn - YOURS. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Maria Grazia Swan - Pies, Lies and a Last Goodbye<br />USA Today Best Selling Author Kelly Hashway - You Can't Judge a Crime by its Aura<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Kim Hunt Harris - Yankee Doodle Deadly: A Trailer Park Princess Novella<br />WSJ & USA Today Best Selling Author Susan Boles – Death in Mercy<br />Best Selling Author Amazon Lisa B. Thomas – Sharpe Pain: A Corpse in the Cabin<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Emily Selby - Death and Taxes on a Cloud<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Joanna Campbell Slan - Ruff Justice: Second Chance Adventure #5<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Ava Mallory - High Heel Homicide: A Holly Woods Mystery Novella<br />Amazon Best Selling Author Chelsea Thomas - A Knead to Kill<br />WSJ and USA Today Best Selling Author Sam Cheever - Spunky Bumpkin<br />
Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
by Brandon McMillan

Language

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>
101 Dog Tricks: Step-by-step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and...
by , Chalcy

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 01, 2007

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<b>New York Times bestseller. International bestseller with over a half-million copies in print in 18 languages.</b> This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy to follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and trouble-shooting boxes cover common problems, while "build-on" ideas suggest more complicated tricks which build on each new skill. <br /><br />Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox, and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques and you can too. Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him into your family. Tricks keep him mentally and physically challenged and help to establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. <i>101 Dog Tricks </i>will inspire you to do more with your dog!
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>
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!

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