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Go Find: My Journey to Find the Lost—and Myself
by Susan Purvis

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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Somewhere between hunting for gold in Latin America as a geologist and getting married to a new husband, thirty-three-year-old Susan Purvis loses her way.<br /><br />Susan comes to believe that a puppy and working on ski patrol at the last great ski town in Colorado will improve her life. When she learns about avalanches that bury people without warning, she challenges herself: “What if I teach a dog to save lives?” This quest propels her to train the best possible search dog, vowing to never leave anyone behind.<br /><br />With no clue how to care for a houseplant, let alone a dog, she chooses a five-week-old Labrador retriever, Tasha. With the face of a baby bear and the temperament of an NFL linebacker, Tasha constantly tests Susan’s determination to transform her into a rescue dog. Susan and Tasha jockey for alpha position as they pursue certification in avalanche, water, and wilderness recovery. Susan eventually learns to truly communicate with Tasha by seeing the world through her dog’s nose.<br /><br />As the first female team in a male-dominated search-and-rescue community, they face resistance at every turn. They won’t get paid even a bag of kibble for their efforts, yet they launch dozens of missions to rescue the missing or recover the remains of victims of nature and crime.<br /><br />Training with Tasha in the field to find, recover, and rescue the lost became Susan’s passion. But it was also her circumstance—she was in many ways as lost as anyone she ever pulled out of an avalanche or found huddled in the woods. “Lostness” doesn’t only apply to losing the trail. People can get lost in a relationship, a business, or a life. Susan was convinced that only happened to other people, until Tasha and a life in the mountains taught her otherwise.
Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian ...
by Nick Trout

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

February 22, 2010

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<b>A book guaranteed to touch anyone who has ever had a beloved pet… </b><br /> <br />   From instant <i>New York Times</i> bestseller, Dr. Nick Trout comes another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine—the story of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate and love.<br /><br />   Helen is an older cocker spaniel found neglected and abandoned in a restaurant parking lot one rainy night.  Despite her mangy condition and terrible smell, Ben and Eileen fall in love with the pitiful creature and decide to take her in.  But just as Helen is rescued from a sad life on the streets and enveloped in a loving home with all the creature comforts an old dog could ask for, a tumor is discovered and she's given a devastating prognosis.  All Ben and Eileen want is for Helen to beat the odds and survive for one more summer so that she can have one chance to swim in the ocean on the family's annual trip to Prince Edward Island.  In short, they want a miracle.<br /><br />   Meanwhile, fourteen-month-old miniature pinscher Cleo keeps breaking one leg after another which devastates her poor owner, Sandi.  While Cleo is visiting Sandi's daughter, Sonja, in Bermuda, she succumbs to yet another fracture.  Distraught that the injury happened on her watch, Sonja makes a plan to fly Cleo to Boston to get the specialist care she needs before Sandi even finds out.  Enter Dr. Trout who presides over what should be a fairly routine surgery.   What happens next forever links two families, their dogs and a beloved veterinarian and teaches them all a lesson about grace that resonates to this day. <br /><i><br />   Love is the Best Medicine</i> immerses you in the true life drama of beloved pets whose lives hang in the balance.  Every page underscores the profound bond we have with the animals in our lives and the incredible responsibility Nick carries as their healer.  Certainly Dr. Trout has an impressive array of fancy equipment, training and skills at his disposable, but his most important tool (as he persuasively illustrates here) is a fundamental belief in the power of hope, humility, and grace.  <br /><br />   Wry, charming, and intensely affecting,<i> Love is the Best Medicine</i> is a one of a kind story only the winsome Dr. Trout could deliver and is destined to become a favorite for animal lovers.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and Othe...
by Lucy Cooke

Language

English

Pages

330

Publication Date

April 17, 2018

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<div><b>Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, <i>New York Times</i>), an </b><b>uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world</b></div><div><br /></div><div>Humans have gone to the Moon and discovered the Higgs boson, but when it comes to understanding animals, we've still got a long way to go. Whether we're seeing a viral video of romping baby pandas or a picture of penguins "holding hands," it's hard for us not to project our own values--innocence, fidelity, temperance, hard work--onto animals. So you've probably never considered if moose get drunk, penguins cheat on their mates, or worker ants lay about. They do--and that's just for starters. In <i>The Truth About Animals</i>, Lucy Cooke takes us on a worldwide journey to meet everyone from a Colombian hippo castrator to a Chinese panda porn peddler, all to lay bare the secret--and often hilarious--habits of the animal kingdom. Charming and at times downright weird, this modern bestiary is perfect for anyone who has ever suspected that virtue might be unnatural.</div><div><br /></div>
Midnight's Story: The Gifts and Legacy of a Very Special Dog
by V F Gutierrez

Language

English

Pages

183

Publication Date

December 09, 2016

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An impactful narrative about a Belgian shepherd military dog, who serves part of her active duty in a war zone. She is seriously affected by the violence, becomes a killer dog and designated unsafe to be around people. Fortuitously she survives and lives to tell her life story. In doing so she reveals unknown secrets of the canine world and the special relationship that dogs have with humans. Follow her life from birth through military service in Afghanistan and Florida as well as her equally incredible civilian life. A fictionalized story inspired by true events that will make the reader wonder where fantasy ends and reality begins.
Chaser: Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Word...
by , Hilary Hinzmann

Language

English

Pages

282

Publication Date

October 29, 2013

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<DIV><DIV><B>A<I> New York Times</I> Bestseller<BR /><BR /> "The most scientifically important dog in over a century." —Brian Hare</B><BR /><BR /> Chaser has fascinated dog lovers and scientists alike. Her story reveals the potential for taking out dialogue with dogs well beyond "fetch." When retired psychology professor John Pilley first got his new Border collie puppy, Chaser, he wanted to explore the boundaries of language learning and communication between humans and man's best friend. Exhibiting intelligence previously thought impossible in dogs, Chaser soon learned the names of more than a thousand toys and sentences with multiple elements of grammar. Chaser's accomplishments are revolutionizing the way we think about the intelligence of animals. John and Chaser's inspiring journey demonstrates the power of learning through play and opens our eyes to the boundless potential in the animals we love.</DIV></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>
Every Living Thing (All Creatures Great and Small Book 5)
by James Herriot

Language

English

Pages

355

Publication Date

November 15, 2011

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<DIV><DIV><B>The #1 <I>New York Times</I>–bestselling author of <I>All Creatures Great and Small</I> reflects on the rewards of training the next generation of veterinarians.</B><BR />  </DIV><DIV>As an aging James Herriot begins to see more house pets than livestock, the challenge of treating animals—and reassuring their owners—provides plenty of excitement, mystery, and moments of sheer delight. After building up his own practice, the renowned country vet begins to teach a new generation about a business both old-fashioned and very modern. He watches with pride as his own children show a knack for medicine, and remarks on the talents and quirks of a string of assistants. There is no perfecting the craft, since people and their animals are all remarkably different, but Herriot proves that the best healers are also the most compassionate.</DIV><DIV> </DIV></DIV>
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>
The Path of Leashed Resistance: The Buddy System
by Beth Hading-Yostlot

Language

English

Pages

207

Publication Date

December 08, 2018

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<div><b>Imagine finding a chicken coopfull of orphaned puppies in the middle of bone-chilling winter. Youalready have a house full of rescue dogs. Your resources are already attheir breaking point. You know the shelter is no place for puppies. It's a death sentence. Do you close your heart to them, and leave them fordead? Do you turn them away and deny their cries for help? Or, do youhave the strength to do the right thing?</b><br /><ul><li><i>What wouldBeth and her husband do when faced with such a life-changingdecision?Standing on the edge of a slippery slope, would they savethemselves, or fall head first into rescue? Would they walk away, ortake the path of leashed resistance?</i></li><li><i>This book is ahilarious and heartbreaking look into the life of a remarkable familythat fell into canine rescue completely by accident, but now lives toprotect and care for their dogs absolutely on purpose. An awe-inspiringread for anyone who loves dogs! </i></li><li><i>When Robert and BethHading-Yostlot rescued Buddy Lee, they had no idea what they hadstarted. How one dog would spark such compassion in them for abused andabandoned animals. But that spark turned into a blazing fire that burned brighter and hotter than they could have ever imagined.</i></li><li><i>Fueled by destroyed furniture, food follies, bizarre accidents, and near death experiences, the fire spread to every corner of their lives. </i></li><li><i>They experienced both the pleasure of seeing damaged dogs be healed by thecourage of a loving family and the love of other amazing dogs, as wellas the hardships of having to make such great sacrifices to give themwhat they needed to grow in strength and joy. They also experienced thetriumph of watching a dog's spirit be lit up by life, along with agonywhen it was extinguished by death.</i></li></ul><b>Beth Hading-Yostlotgives us a glimpse into their adventures, their pragmatic existence, and explains why forty-plus dogs later, they're still living a life devoted to canine rescue and what it means to live by the Buddy System. Theonly thing she can't predict, is who's going to need their help next...</b></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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