Author: Ann M. Castro
Publisher: The Bird School
Parrot expert Ann Castro teaches you how to clicker train your parrot or other bird. Exercises are for beginners.
Author: Raik Labjon
This book will tell you how to educate your dog in a canine consistent way and change problem behaviours without the use of force. What began as a handout for our workshops developed into a unique dog training manual that communicates holistic nonverbal dog training methods in an easy to understand, practical language. The Alpha Project completely redefines our role as pack leader in our relationship to a dog. It demonstrates that forced obedience, physical violence, or the use of painful training aids, no longer have a place in modern dog education. What is meant by nonverbal dog training? For many dog owners, schooling their dog begins with basic dog obedience training. In obdience exercises, the dog learns to sit or lie down on command. Our four-legged friends usually learn to perform these kind of tasks very quickly. This does not, however, change their daily problem behaviours to any great extent. The reason for that is simple: A dog who can obey commands is not automatically well trained. Or would you consider a child to have been well brought up only because it sits down when told? As with children, obeying commands has actually very little to do with being educated. Keeping a dog without giving commands is even today still hard to imagine for most dog owners. Wolfs in a pack, however, like dogs, do not act on commands but are guided by each other's behaviour. This book will help you understand the nature of dogs and how to design canine conistent training concepts. What do we actually mean by education? Education is defined as the guided practice of norms and standards that apply in a given social environment. The book shows you how to communicate our norms and standards to your dog so that he may comprehend them and that they also make sense from his point of view. In future, your dog will learn to be guided by your behaviour – not because you are forcing him to but because it is to his advantage. You are communicating guidance principles that will help him all his life – entirely without commandos. The book reveals how you can become the central figure in the life of your dog, how to influence relationships and how trust arises. You will learn how to relieve him of responsibility in everyday situations and prevent feelings of fear, stress or aggression. Understand the feelings and emotions of your dog and find out how your dog perceives our world. Knowing this will enable you to assess his behaviours correctly in future. Benefit from your newfound confidence in managing your dog. Changing problem behaviours You will understand the causes of canine problem behaviours and learn how easy it is, within a short period of time, to change your dog's behaviour. If your dog is already demonstrating problem behaviours, such as pulling on his leash, reacting aggressively, jumping on visitors or barking loudly at people walking past your garden fence, don't think he is doing this because he enjoys it. In his view, these behaviours are necessary and meaningful. You'll come to understand that the cause of pulling on the leash, for example, is not the leash itself, and that aggressive responses do not originate in the dog but are instead a consequence of our own behaviour. Every problem behaviour is a natural and appropriate response by our dog, which we need to understand if we want to modify it. Most of the time, the dog does not even have a choice but to behave as he does at that moment. Learn how to behave correctly in critical situations and how you can be of help to your dog in conflict situations. You don't have to be a dog whisperer or specially gifted to understand the world of your canine companion. Your love of your four-legged friend and a willingness to make a positive difference in his life will make you the best dog owner he could wish for.
Author: Tony Maddox
When the river floods during a storm, Fergus wakes up to find the farmyard under water. He helps Farmer Bob to round up the animals, but the hens are trapped on the henhouse roof. With the aid of the other animals, Fergus begins the strangest rescue.
Author: Brenda Novak
Grandpa Garnier used to say, Love is like a bucking bronco. It takes guts and determination to hang on, but it's worth the ride. If only Grandpa was around now to help Tyson Garnier out of this mess. The famous pro football player is suddenly saddled with a very public scandal—and an illegitimate child. Tyson needs a good nanny now if he's going to salvage his career. And plain, no-nonsense Dakota Brown is the ideal candidate. Dakota doesn't care for football—or for a man who doesn't seem to want his own son. But she needs this job, and that precious little baby needs her. Dakota isn't Tyson's kind of woman. But the more he sees of her—and the more he sees of his son—the harder he wants to hang on.
Author: Ben M. Baglio, Shelagh McNicholas
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
When Charley, a movie star dog, mysteriously vanishes, Mandy and Charles desperately search for the lost canine in the hope of preventing a disaster. Original.
Author: Thomas Haenselmann
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
Wireless sensor networks consist of small, mostly battery powered computers. Despite their simplicity, each sensor node is equipped with its own memory, CPU and radio transceiver. A typical application is to scatter many of them over a large area. Some sensor nodes can take measurements like temperature, air pressure and humidity. The latest models can also capture audio and images. But even the simplest capabilities like monitoring the temperature can be used e.g., to detect and fight forest fires at an early stage. The strength of this new paradigm comes from the mere number of nodes. Messages are forwarded over long distances from node to node. However, a sensor network does not only provide its own communication infrastructure. Within this book, it will also be shown how it can be used like a massively distributed database or as a compute cluster which filters and analyzes its data prior to transmission. A key-factor to the success of a sensor network is its longevity. Communication algorithms for medium access, routing but also for encryption and time synchronization have to be redesigned carefully with energy efficiency in mind.
Author: Alex Capus
Publisher: Haus Pub
In a novel based on the life of the author's French grandfather, Léon and Louise must navigate the earth-shaking events of two World Wars if they are ever going to be together. Original. Longlisted for the German Book Prize. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Fritz Mühlenweg
A Chinese boy and his white friend, captured during China's civil wars, are sent on a dangerous mission to the far end of the Gobi desert. Grades 6-9.
Author: Alan H. Strahler, Arthur Newell Strahler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Offering a fully integrated, systems-based approach to physical geography, the new Third Edition of Alan and Arthur Strahler's highly successful text incorporates relevant and recent developments in the field. The text's accurate and comprehensive coverage provides both the breadth and depth necessary to appreciate how humans are changing, and are changed by, the Earth. This edition has a new emphasis on global change, remote sensing, and tools in geography as Interchapter Features located after selected chapters. physical geography concepts to the undergraduate students helping them to understand key concepts, which are crucial to further study in the discipline Currency: This title includes the most up-to-date information available. With the growth of remote sensing, GIS, and other geographic techniques, currency in textbooks has become increasingly important Outstanding art programme: The title includes a photographic and illustration programme that is second to none. These visuals are extremely important for helping students comprehend the key scientific concepts in physical geography Critical thinking: The text provides the tools that students need to think critically and scientifically