Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs

Suzanne Clothier

This unique and insightful guide helps readers go beyond what they already know about living with their dogs, creating a mutually beneficial relationship. This beautifully written exploration tells readers how they can develop a better rapport with their dogs. 

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The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

Patricia B. McCconnell

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. 

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Kalmerende Signalen: In Gesprek met je Hond

Turid Rugaas

Een boek over de signalen die honden gebruiken om conflicten te voorkomen. 

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Blafgedrag van Honden: Wat betekent blaffen en hoe kun je ermee omgaan

Turid Rugaas 

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Understanding the Silent Communication of Dogs

Rosy Lowry

Offering a clearly-written, accessible and practical guide, based on real-life examples, Understanding the Silent Communication of Dogs reflects Rosie’s decades of experience in caring for and working with different species of animals. Many comparisons are made with our own communication methods and, in this very personal account, Rosie is not afraid to talk about examples of where she got things wrong in the past; the intention being to help others avoid making those same mistakes.  
Like so many dog owners, Rosie used various styles of dog training such as clicker training, reward- based and control-based methods. Over time, she has learnt that human / canine partnerships, developed through a communication-based system, work the best.  

Rosie Lowry is a Canine Behaviour Counsellor.  In the course of her work and study, she has recognised that most domestic dog owners, and many canine professionals, cannot understand even the most basic communication signals their dogs are offering them. This inability to read and react to canine communication, especially when it is intended to highlight stressful or discomforting situations, often ends up with both dog and owner in a state of anxiety or frustration and unable to cope with something the dog had been seeking human help to prevent. 

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Liefdevolle zorg, voor jouw puppy, in theorie en praktijk. (ook voor pubers!) 

Door Helena Schmets

In bijna alle boeken staat beschreven dat men de pup van begin af aan de baas moet blijven. Om de puppy meteen te laten gehoorzamen, moet je vooral meteen aan een puppy cursus deelnemen. Tot grote spijt van de schrijfster leert men daar nog teveel de puppy overheersen, te corrigeren, te modelleren.

Door de enorme ervaring die de schrijfster met duizenden honden in de afgelopen 20 jaar heeft opgedaan, komt zij tot een andere, tegenovergestelde, visie en manier van omgaan met de pup dan gebruikelijk is. Zij laat je zien hoe de reguliere adviezen averechts kunnen werken en vooral laat zij zien hoe het anders kan. Dit boek is een boek welk recht doet aan het leven van iedere nieuw geborene hond. Een puppy in de bloei en het kwetsbaarste deel van zijn leven op weg naar zijn volwassenheid. Een puppy met een nieuwe kans op een mooi leven samen met jou.  

 

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The Canine Kingdom of Scent: Fun Activities Using Your Dog's Natural Instincts

Anne Lill Kvam

Help give your dog the key to the kingdom of scent
Your dog truly rules when it comes to scenting ability, but you hold the key to allow him to learn how to more fully explore his kingdom. And that key is your willingness to work with him in what dog trainers call nosework exercises and games. While your dog has a wonderful innate ability to scent, nosework will present fun and interesting challenges which will make your dog more physically and mentally fit as well as to help solidify your relationship with your dog. Anne Lill Kvam s The Canine Kingdom of Scent provides you all you need to know in terms of training techniques and tips so that you and your dog can both get all the benefits from doing nosework.
You will learn:
How to motivate your dog to follow a scent trail or find a hidden item through the use of positive reinforcement and effective rewards.
The importance of teaching your dog is step-by-step increments and allowing sufficient times for breaks and relaxation.
The best way to teach your dog the names of his toys, find lost keys, and how to retrieve items left on a track.
All about the pancake tracking method used to begin to teach your dog how to track and then how to keep your dog challenged as he begins to tackle more difficult tracking exercises.
 

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Playtime for Your Dog: Keep Him Busy Throughout the Day

Christina Sondermann

Part of the pleasure of owning a dog is the mutual fun that results from the playing of games. However these games also have a role in the development and well-being of dogs, not least of which is building up a dog’s self confidence and boosting dog/owner relationships. The purpose of this book is to help pet owners discover and employ games and activities on an everyday basis that both owners and dogs will enjoy, and that will contribute towards the animal's fitness and training. Marvel at the super-abilities of your dog's sense of smell. Make his daily walks an exciting adventure. Find enough inspiration in your living room to exercise his basic play instincts. Take the opportunity when appropriate to turn your garden into a dog's adventure playground. 

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The New Dogsteps

Rachel Page Elliott

 

Mrs. Elliott brings us the newest authoritative knowledge on gait. It is a book for all dog owners. 

 

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In Defence of Dogs: Why Dogs Need Our Understanding

John Bradshaw

What would dogs ask for, if they knew how? In the Sunday Times bestseller In Defence of Dogs John Bradshaw, an anthropologist at Bristol University who has been at the centre of the latest research into what makes dogs tick, gives us the answers.

Overturning the most common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, this book shows how we should really treat our pets, and stands up for dogdom: not the wolf in canine clothes, not the small furry child, not the trophy-winner, but the real dog, who wants to be part of the family and enjoy life - mankind's closest friend. This is the real science that every dog lover needs to know. 

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Minding Animals: Awareness, Emotions, and Heart

Marc Bekoff

In Minding Animals, Marc Bekoff takes us on an exhilarating tour of the emotional and mental world of animals, where we meet creatures who do amazing things and whose lives are filled with mysteries. 

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When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals

Jeffrey Masson

Based on scientific studies as well as anecdotal information, this book shows that animals have the capacity to feel as deeply as humans.

From dancing squirrels to bashful gorillas to spiteful killer whales, Masson and coauthor Susan McCarthy bring forth fascinating anecdotes and illuminating insights that offer powerful proof of the existence of animal emotion. Chapters on love, joy, anger, fear, shame, compassion, and loneliness are framed by a provocative re-evaluation of how we treat animals, from hunting and eating them to scientific experimentation. Forming a complete and compelling picture of the inner lives of animals, When Elephants Weep assures that we will never look at animals in the same way again. 

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Stress bij Honden

Martina Scholz, Clarissa von Reinhardt

Dit boek werpt licht op een onderwerp waar bij hondeneigenaren zowel als bij professionals in het algemeen nog veel te weinig kennis over bestaat. Het is grotendeels gebaseerd op informatie gepresenteerd door Sheila Harper.

Net als mensen kunnen ook honden door overbelasting gestrest raken. Dit boek informeert over oorzaken en gevolgen van stress en legt uit welke symptomen u bij uw gestreste hond kunt observeren. De auteurs vertellen, aan de hand van authentieke voorbeelden, tot welke gedrags- en gezondheidsproblemen het overbelasten van een hond kan leiden en uiteraard hoe u hem helpt weer in balans te komen. Een onmisbaar boek voor iedereen die honden een warm hart toedraagt!
Dit rijk geïllustreerde boek geeft u kennis om het leven van onze trouwe viervoeter beter te kunnen afstemmen op zijn behoeftes. Problemen kunnen daardoor voorkomen of hanteerbaar worden.
 

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How Dogs Think: Understanding the Canine Mind

Stanley Coren

How do dogs' senses influence how they react to the world around them? How sharp is their hearing? Can they see colours? Do dogs have consciousness in the way we understand it? Do they have a sense of humour, music, empathy, guilt or love? 

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Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Alexandra Horowitz

The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily worlds, each other, and that other quirky animal, the human. Horowitz introduces the reader to dogs’ perceptual and cognitive abilities and then draws a picture of what it might be like to be a dog. What’s it like to be able to smell not just every bit of open food in the house but also to smell sadness in humans, or even the passage of time? How does a tiny dog manage to play successfully with a Great Dane? What is it like to hear the bodily vibrations of insects or the hum of a fluorescent light? Why must a person on a bicycle be chased? What’s it like to use your mouth as a hand? In short, what is it like for a dog to experience life from two feet off the ground, amidst the smells of the sidewalk, gazing at our ankles or knees?

Inside of a Dog explains these things and much more. The answers can be surprising—once we set aside our natural inclination to anthropomorphize dogs. Inside of a Dog also contains up-to-the-minute research—on dogs’ detection of disease, the secrets of their tails, and their skill at reading our attention—that Horowitz puts into useful context.

Although not a formal training guide, Inside of a Dog has practical application for dog lovers interested in understanding why their dogs do what they do. With a light touch and the weight of science behind her, Alexandra Horowitz examines the animal we think we know best but may actually understand the least. This book is as close as you can get to knowing about dogs without being a dog yourself.

 

How do dogs "see" with their noses? - Alexandra Horowitz:

 

Kijk op: youtu.be/p7fXa2Occ_U 

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Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition

Adam Miklosi

This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment.

Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society-almost a third of human families share their daily life with the dog! An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics.

Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists and sociologists.