How to Walk a Dog

How to Walk a Dog

'This wryly affectionate portrait of dogs and their people is a tail-thumpingly delightful read.' Jane Clifton 'So charming and funny and sincere - this is dog lit at its best.' Steve Braunias 'Mike White, for decades one of the country's most persuasive journalists, makes a case here as irrefutable as it is moving: throw a stick, make a dog happy, be a better person. He has convinced me.' Vincent O'Sullivan Mike White began walking his SPCA-rescue huntaway, Cooper, at Wellington's dog parks ten years ago, and since then has become part of a remarkable community of people and their pets. Written with wit, wisdom and heartbreaking poignancy, How to Walk a Dog is a story anyone who has ever owned or loved a dog will relate to. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will learn some of the secrets of living with a dog. Illustrated with drawings from acclaimed cartoonist Sharon Murdoch.

To Walk a Pagan Path

Practical Spirituality for Every Day

To Walk a Pagan Path

Inspiration and Ideas for a Holistic Pagan Lifestyle Live fully as a Pagan every day of the year, not only on full moons and holidays. With practical tips for integrating earth-centered spirituality into every aspect of life, To Walk a Pagan Path shows you how to: Cultivate a meaningful Pagan practice by following seven simple steps. Develop a sacred calendar customized for your beliefs, lifestyle, and environment. Make daily activities sacred with quick and easy rituals. Reclaim your place in the food cycle by producing a portion of your own food—even if you live in an apartment! Express Pagan spirituality through a variety of craft projects: candles, scrying mirrors, solar wreaths, recipes, and more. Create sacred relationships with animal familiars.

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound

How You and Your Dog Can Lose Weight, Stay Fit, and Have Fun Together

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound

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How to Walk a Puma

And Other Things I Learned While Stumbling through South America

How to Walk a Puma

On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side would take him to Africa and the other to South America, the two places he wanted to explore before he died. He recounted his time spent as a safari guide in Africa to much acclaim in Whatever You Do, Don’t Run and Don’t Look Behind You. Sixteen years later, he makes his way to Santiago, Chile, ready to seek out the continent’s best, weirdest, and wildest adventures, and to chase the elusive jaguar. In just the first six months, Allison is bitten by a puma (several times), knocked on his head by a bad empanada, and surrounded by piranhas while rafting down a Bolivian river—all because of his unusual fear of refrigerators and of staying in any one place for too long. Ever the gifted storyteller and cultural observer, Allison makes many observations about life in humid climes, the nature of nomadism, and exactly what it is like to be nearly blasted off a mountain by the famous Patagonia wind. Allison’s self-deprecating humor is as delightful as his crazy stunts, and his love for animals—even when they bite—is infectious.

How to Run a Dog Business

Putting Your Career Where Your Heart Is

How to Run a Dog Business

The demand for skilled dog trainers, dog walkers, dog sitters and dog daycare operators has never been greater. To succeed in one of these fields, you'll need more than dog expertise—you'll need business savvy as well. Written for the non-business person, Veronica Boutelle, the industry's top consultant, gives you the information you need to start, operate, and prosper in your chosen field.

The Business of Dog Walking: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

The Business of Dog Walking: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

Turn Dog Walking into a Profitable Business Professional dog walking is a booming business. Over forty percent of U.S. households include a dog and the number is rising steadily. No wonder, then, that demand for dog walking services also keeps growing. But there’s a huge difference between throwing a leash on a few dogs and charging for it and running a professional dog walking business. To be a successful dog walker, you must be dog savvy and business savvy. Veronica Boutelle has helped thousands of dog walkers set up and run successful enterprises. This book tells you how. Find Out: • What it takes to make a lucrative living walking dogs • How to set up your business for success from the get-go • What you need to know about dog behavior and safety • How to stand out with targeted marketing in a competitive field

Stop That Dog Now! an Owner's Guide to a Problem Free Dog.

Stop That Dog Now! an Owner's Guide to a Problem Free Dog.

"Stop That Dog Now ' An Owners Guide To A Problem Free Dog is the result of the author's (Sue Clauss) thirty years of experience "in the trenches" training dogs and helping their owners solve their pets behavioral problems. The application of properly performed basic obedience training, which provides self-control in the dog, as the foundation for problem solving as well as the practical corrections and setups, make the approach outlined in this book highly successful for the average pet owner as well as the advanced trainer. Sue Clauss is a professional dog trainer of over thirty years experience. During her career, Ms. Clauss has trained over 5,000 dogs and instructed many more humans in how to train their dogs and solve behavioral problems. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and is Certified at level II by The North American Society Of Dog Trainers (one of only seven in the country). Ms. Clauss sees the compatible human/ dog relationship as a segue to healing the breach between Mother Earth and her two-legged children. Having operated training centers in both Maryland and Delaware, Ms. Clauss now resides in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.

Training your Puppy

Training your Puppy

Your new little puppy is like a sponge during his first few weeks in your home, waiting to soak up all that you can teach him. Take advantage of his willingness to learn! Train your pup properly and you will have a well-behaved adult dog. This Popular Pet Library® Magabook® (magazine-book) includes tips, training and advice from professional trainers and dog experts that will help owners train their furry new family member. Part of the Popular Dogs® Series. From the Editors of Dog Fancy® magazine.

Dog Training & Tricks

The Guide to Raising and Showing a Well-Behaved Dog

Dog Training & Tricks

Presents a step-by-step introduction to dog training, covering such topics as manners, basic training skills, competition skills, and trick training.

Dog Bites with Steve Brooks

Dog Bites with Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), Dog Behavioral expert and talented cook who will show you how to make amazing, healthy human meals for you and your family that you can safely share “bites” of with your dog and use as rewards for good behavior. In this book, Steve shares how to cook delicious meals that you can prepare for your family and yes, even share dog bites with your dog! He will also incorporate using food as a training tool. Keep in mind, just because a certain food may not be toxic to dogs, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe. As recommended throughout this book, if you have any doubts about feeding your dog human food, always check with your Veterinarian first. As many Steve Brooks K9U clients will attest, Steve practices a training method that uses food as just one of the many real-life training rewards because food is fun! Reward your dog with dog bites… small bites of human food that you cook for yourself and share bites of with your dog. Discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! Dog Bites will demonstrate how to make homemade, gourmet human recipes that can be modified to share with your K9. While Steve is cooking, he is not only training dogs, he is teaching YOU the owner how to train your dog. This is not about how to cook meals for your dog that you would not want to eat yourself. In fact, Steve will show you how to modify meals that are safe and delicious for K9 consumption. He will also demonstrate the health benefits and dangers of many human foods and show you how to use food correctly to train your dog with lasting results. Discover how to train your dog for life! Steve Brooks’ philosophy of “dog training for the real world” holds that every dog should know a set of real-life manners using positive reinforcement without the use of threats or force. In this book, he will be sharing over 20 years of invaluable dog training tips that could save your dog’s life in an emergency; Steve’s philosophy that dog training should be a part of everyday life; and most of all… that training should be fun for you and your dog! Steve will show you how to use food correctly to remedy a myriad of behavioral problems. Discover how to teach your dog cool tricks that will blow your friends away and even teach your pooch how to become your Sous chef! Steve teaches dogs a plethora of good manners… not only while cooking in the kitchen, but greeting behaviors when your guests arrive for everything from a Thanksgiving dinner to an intimate meal with impeccable table manners while you and your guests enjoy. Steve also shares how to socialize your dog in the real world… including how to take your dog on a walk, to a friend’s house, or to a coffee shop and request him into a “down/stay” position while the waiter walks by with a tray of food or even when someone on a skateboard whizzes by! Dog Bites provides K9 (canine) health tips not to be missed including: digestion tips; what your dog should never eat; how to avoid poisonous foods; feeding tips for puppies, adults, seniors, and over-weight dogs; exercise tips; what to do if your dog is choking; how to minimize their chance of getting bloat and other maladies. You will learn to teach your dog a fool-proof “down/stay” while preparing a gourmet human meal…even if you accidentally drop BBQ ribs right in front of your dog’s nose your dog should stay and your baby backs will not be touched! Steve Brooks is a master at creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with teeerrrific results without the use of force or threats. The goal is to have a healthy, well-behaved dog…especially any time they are around food. Let’s face it, food is one of many great rewards and food is fun! Try cutting back about 10 percent of your dogs regular dog food and adding a few delicious dog bites during the week for training. Think about it… if you were a dog, you would be pretty bummed if all you ever ate your whole life was the same old boring food. Guess what? Your dog does too! So enjoy this book and be sure to note your dog’s favorite recipes. This book is called Dog Bites because we are using small “bites” of food as a reward to train pooches. You will discover how to modify behavior problems; how to get your dog accustomed to other dogs; how to reduce the chance of food guarding and other types of aggression… even how to teach your dog to take food gently right out of the palm of your hand! The key is to build trust with your dog and one way to do this is with lots of love and yes, even food treats! Contrary to popular belief, FOOD can be the best way to build trust and bond with your four-legged friend. Steve’s dog changed his life, and he believes yours will too!