Author: Debra Eldredge DVM, Liz Palika
Your Yorkshire Terrier Puppy Month-by-Month provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Expert author Liz Palika, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeders Preston and MaryLou Groves team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and many they don't think to ask, including: - What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home - Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them - How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible - What to do when your puppy cries at night - Why and hot to crate train your puppy - When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does - When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands-- like Sit, Stay, and Come-- and the best way to teach them - When and how to go about leash training - How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy - What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't - When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works - How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth - How to know what requires a trip to the vet and what doesn't - What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Author: Betty Jo McKinney
Sheltie Talk has been recommended by breeders and fanciers for more than thirty years as the quintessential guide to every aspect of Shetland Sheepdogs and known as the "Sheltie bible." In Volume 1 you'll find photos and illustrations explaining the breed Standard, learn how a Sheltie should move, and how important it is to find a Sheltie with the correct temperament. You'll find out how to care for, groom, and train your Sheltie and explore the many performance events and activities in which Shelties excel. Sheltie Talk Vol. 1 is the perfect book for every new or prospective Shetland Sheepdog owner. Heavily illustrated with specific "how-to" instructions.
Author: Mark Derr
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A comprehensive, humane, and bemused tour of the dog-human relationship, Dog's Best Friend combines anecdote, research, and reportage to illuminate our complex rapport with our cherished canine companions. Tracking our national obsession with an animal that now outnumbers children in American households, Mark Derr chronicles the evolution of "the culture of the dog" from the prehistoric domestication of tamed wolves to the modern horrors of overbreeding and inbreeding. Passionate about his subject and intent on sharing his zeal, Derr defends dogs with wit and flare, producing here a quirky, informative, and fitting tribute to our love affair with canines big and small.
Author: Rien Poortvliet
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Presents illustrations of many varieties of dogs and includes brief information on their history, physical characteristics, behavior, and uses.
Author: Nicholas H. Dodman
An examination of canine behavioral disorders shares often humorous case studies that offer reassurance to troubled pet owners and address such conditions as growling and separation anxiety
Author: Joanne Pence
Publisher: Harper Collins
Foodie Angie Amalfi has decided to make her culinary name by creating the perfect chocolate confection: angelinas. Donating her delicious rejects to the Random Acts of Kindness Mission in San Francisco, Angie meets the jittery minister in charge. Soon she volunteers to help organize their first fund-raiser, despite the fact that her beau, police detective Paavo Smith, has warned her away from the place. Before Paavo can stop her, he finds himself facing charges that he's a murderous cop on the take. He suspects a "reformed" sinner at the mission is setting him up but Angie refuses to believe it. Then, faster than you can beat egg whites to a peak, she discovers that the mission harbors more than the needy, and that it's up to her to save not only Paavo's reputation--but his life, too.
Author: The Kennel Club
Publisher: Random House
The Kennel Club's Breed Standards form the basis for judging dogs at all licensed breed shows. This fully revised edition of the authoritative guide outlines the descriptive 'standards' for each of the 201 pure breeds of dog now recognised by the Kennel Club. The book has been completely updated by a panel of experts to incorporate the latest standards for all breeds in each of the principal categories - Hound, Gundog, Terrier, Utility, Working, Pastoral and Toy. As well as providing a beautiful colour photograph of each dog, each entry contains a history of the breed, including its origins and function, as well as a full description outlining its essential features. There is also useful advice on the nature of each breed and practical information to help guide anyone who is buying a dog, as well as a glossary of canine terms. This book is essential reading for anyone who owns, or hopes to own, a pedigree dog and is indispensable for breeders, judges and those professionally involved with dogs.
Author: Chris Bray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking place across the UK every year. In this book, backgammon expert Chris Bray walks you through the basics of setting up a board, opening strategies, middle and end-game tactics, and tips on when to make key moves. You'll also get to grips with basic probabilities, the doubling cube and the 25% rule. And if you want to take your gaming further, there's plenty of advice to get you started in tournament backgammon, as well as playing online. Suitable for both beginners and experienced player looking for more tips and techniques, Backgammon For Dummies includes coverage on: Starting and Playing the Game Handling the Middle Game Bearing Off (The Last Lap) Varying the Play About the author
Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
From the author of the Agatha Raisin television series...DEATH OF A PERFECT WIFE: A Hamish Macbeth MysteryHamish Macbeth, the laid-back constable of Lochdubh, Scotland, has a new Land Rover to drive and a Highland summer to savor, but as fast as rain rolls in from the loch, his happy life goes to hell in a handbasket. The trouble begins when his beloved Priscilla Halburton-Smythe returns from London . . . with a fiancé on her arm. His miseries multiply when clouds of midges (the diabolical Scottish mosquito) descend on the town. Then a paragon of housewifery named Trixie Thomas moves into Lochdubh with her lapdog husband in tow. The newcomer quickly convinces the local ladies to embrace low-cholesterol meals, ban tobacco, and begin bird-watching. Soon the town's fish-and-chips-loving men are up in arms. Now faced with the trials of his own soul, Macbeth must solve Lochdubh's newest crime-the mysterious poisoning of the perfect wife.
Author: Ludolf Wienbarg
Publisher: Tredition Classics
Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten