The phenomenal New York Times Number One bestseller about the unbreakable bond between a dog and their human. Now a major film starring Dennis Quaid.This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here?Surprised to find himself reborn as a rambunctious golden-haired puppy after a tragically short life as a stray mutt, Bailey's search for his new life's meaning leads him into the loving arms of eight-year-old Ethan. During their countless adventures, Bailey joyously discovers how to be a good dog.But this life as a family pet is not the end of Bailey's journey. Reborn as a puppy yet again, Bailey wonders - will he ever find his purpose?Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog's Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog's many lives, but also a dog's-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man's best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
Published by: Pan | Publication date: 12/22/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 334 pages
In this seminal pet psychology book, John Fisher examines the mind of the dog with examples taken from his practical experience, with the aim of explaining to owners how the world appears from a dog's point of view.The first section of the book traces the ancestry and inherent behaviour of dogs, from their origins as pack animals related to the wolf or the jackal. The second part examines what most people describe as problem behaviour, which is just normal canine behaviour exhibited in the wrong place. The book concludes with an A-Z of common problems, their causes and cures.In the 1980s and 1990s John Fisher revolutionised dog training, first in England, then in the US. With his self-deprecating manner and 'Oh! So British' sense of humour he taught us to 'Think Dog'.
Published by: Cassell Illustrated | Publication date: 06/06/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 189 pages
Have you ever wondered how dogs see us?A Dog's Guide to Humans, A lighthearted look at the human species from a dog's point of view.Bob the West Highland Terrier shares some tips and tricks on getting the best out of human beings, attempts to fathom some of their strange behaviour and imparts some of his wisdom on training and manipulation techniques.Is YOUR dog a master human trainer? Take the quiz at the end of the book to find out!
Published by: Smartdog Books | Publication date: 11/02/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 82 pages
Gorgeous canines of every shape, size and colour are bounding through this irresistible book of opposites. Can you choose one dog to love best of all?With playful pencil and watercolour illustrations to delight children and adults alike, everyone will long to bark along with the Chihuahua and tickle the Dalmatian's tummy. Emily Gravett has created another wonderfully satisfying book - with a twist in the tail.
Published by: Macmillan Children's Books | Publication date: 09/01/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 32 pages
When special forces soldier Jason Morgan awoke from a months-long coma, he was told he'd never walk again. Discovered face-down in a Central American swamp after a jungle mission gone wrong, he had a smashed spine, collapsed lungs and countless broken bones. It was a miracle he'd even survived.Months of painful surgery followed, with Jason's life balanced on a knife-edge. Released from hospital in a wheelchair and plagued by memory loss, Jason's life fell apart. Left alone to raise his three infant sons, all hope seemed gone, until Jason met Napal, a handsome-as-hell black Labrador provided by a very special charity. With this one incredible dog at their side, Jason's life and that of his family would never be the same again. With Napal's help Jason was able to conquer his paralysis, eventually completing a marathon and winning numerous medals in the Wounded Warrior Games. More than that, this amazing service dog helped heal a family and taught Jason to be the father his kids needed him to be. A Dog Called Hope is the moving and heart-warming story of how Jason rediscovered his life's mission, his strength as a father and, through his beloved dog, his hope. It's the story of the closeness between one man and one dog like no other, and how this mesmerizing duo changed countless lives.Inspirational, tear-jerking and laugh-out-loud uplifting, this is a story that will brighten any day and warm every heart.
Published by: Quercus | Publication date: 03/10/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Calm Down!: Step-by-Step to a Calm, Relaxed, and Brilliant Family Dog (Essential Skills for a Brilliant Family Dog Book 1)
Is your dog driving you mad? Learn how to• find your dog’s off-switch• enjoy a calm visit to a cafe or pub• reach your dog’s mind without losing yours• enjoy your dog again!Instead of saying “This is what you do,” then leaving you to it, Beverley takes you by the hand and troubleshoots all the games so that you can get them absolutely right. And the joy is that this is all achieved without shouting, force, or intimidation. Just pure undiluted fun!This first book in the series of Essential Skills for a Brilliant Family Dog introduces you to the concepts of how to get what you want from your dog, and then sends him off to sleep for you.
Publication date: 03/09/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 57 pages
Dog Training: How to Efficiently Train Your Dog, A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Dog Training (Dog Training, Puppy Training, Dog Training Advice, Dog Training Tips)
A Concise and No-Fluff Guide on Dog TrainingGet this Kindle Book for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.Chances are, if you're considering to download this book, then good for you. The world needs more responsible pet owners who acknowledge that having a pet is hard work. If an owner wants their dog to be obedient and manageable, they must exert a lot of effort on their part to achieve this. Dog Training: How to Efficiently Train Your Dog, A Complete Beginner's Guide to Dog Training serves as a guide that will help you and your new puppy start off on the right foot (or paw, to be more precise!) before he or she becomes too much to handle.The methods in this book are not limited to training young pups. The method is also applicable to matured canines as well. It is never too late to teach your dog how to behave. The old adage goes, "You can't teach a dog new tricks," but that can't be more false. With enough effort, patience, and the correct technique covered in this book, any old hound can pick up a few new tricks. If you've ever considered shelling out a large sum of money on programs and trainers to get your dog to behave, you can do away with that idea. Dog Training: How to Efficiently Train Your Dog, A Complete Beginner's Guide to Dog Training shows you how to do all that and more, all in the comfort of your own home and for little to no cost. One of the reasons why pet owners are willing to pay so much for outside training services is because they do not believe in themselves. It is to help any and all pet owners with its straightforward and easy to follow content. You can get your pet under control in no time flat and you don't even need to be a professional trainer to get your pet to sit, stay or roll over.Table of Contents
- Establishing Roles (Yours and Your Dog's)
- Housebreaking and Socialization – Essential Prerequisites to Actual Training
- Types of Dog Training
- Basic Commands for Your Dog
- Further Training – Show Dogs and Service Dogs
Publication date: 02/02/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 19 pages
New from the creators of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? This new series from Dav Pilkey may use conventional spelling but it is still full of all the same humour and fun of George and Harold's previous graphic novels!
Published by: Scholastic Fiction | Publication date: 09/01/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Struggling to solve your dog's behavioural problems? Looking to achieve the perfect relationship with your dog? The Dog Guardian is here to help.Dog behaviourist Nigel Reed teaches emotional intelligence for dog owners, leading to confident, happy and well-behaved dogs. Through his many years of experience Nigel has found that there are four fundamental components for a content and well-behaved dog.In The Dog Guardian Nigel explains the philosophy and gives you practical, step-by-step advice. This new and vital information will empower you to address any of your dog's undesirable behaviours, no matter its age, breed or history. The Dog Guardian has already helped thousands of dogs and their owners address problem behaviours including anxiety, nervousness, aggression, hyperactivity, lead pulling, jumping up and much more. It's easier than you'd think.
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton | Publication date: 06/15/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 238 pages
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Publication date: 05/17/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 462 pages