A Dog's Guide to Humans

Author: Karen Davison,Bob Westie
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781492841951
Category: Humor
Page: 78
View: 3912
Have you ever wondered how dogs see us?A Dog's Guide to Humans - Written by dogs, for dogs.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. WARNING - the author takes no responsibility for any improvement in your dog's people training skills.A must have book for all canines!Is your dog a Master Human Trainer? Take the quiz at the end of the book to find out! See a book trailer for A Dog's Guide to Humans on Karen Davison's author page on Amazon or on Youtube http://youtu.be/i-NDx1QOE28

Throw the Damn Ball

Classic Poetry by Dogs
Author: R. D. Rosen,Harry Prichett,Rob Battles
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0142180858
Category: Humor
Page: 117
View: 2065
A creative homage to classic poems features pages of verse "written" by dogs from around the country, including the works "Whose Ball This Is I Think I Know" and "Fetch Me Another."

How to Be a Dog

Maxwell Woofington's Guide to Living with Humans and Getting the Upper Paw
Author: Maxwell Woofington,Mark Leigh
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782434194
Category: Pets
Page: N.A
View: 8104
Written by a dog, and with helpful additions by other dogs, How to Be a Dog is essential reading not only for all canines but also for their owners and dog lovers, providing an insight into their pet's sometimes curious behaviour. As you'd expect from a book written by a dog about humans, it's irreverent, cynical and disrespectful. Dogs provide helpful observations and advice on specific issues: for example, how to retain any semblance of self-esteem while wearing the 'Cone of Shame' anti-scratch collar or how to really frustrate your owner when playing 'fetch'. How to Be a Dog is the official rulebook of the doggie world - a hilarious guide for living with - or putting up with - humans, and always getting the upper hand (or paw).

Texts from Dog

Author: October Jones
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544080068
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 8182
He’s a dog with a phone . . . My dog sends me texts. Yeah. It’s weird. When October Jones figured out he could send text messages to himself on his mobile phone, he naturally decided that the best use of this discovery was to send passive-aggressive messages to himself under the guise of his bulldog. And so the exasperating, slightly delusional, and utterly endearing Dog and his alter-ego, BatDog, were born. Texts from Dog features Dog’s attempts to keep the neighborhood safe from the likes of Mr. Postman and his arch-nemesis Cat-Cat—he has managed to only smash three TVs and a patio door in the process. And in between crime fighting sprees and run-ins with the squirrel mafia, there are romantic interludes with pillows, fetch sessions gone terribly awry, and the abusive banter only a bromance between man and his text-savvy dog can spawn. For those of us who have ever had a conversation with a pet in our heads, Texts from Dog will make you laugh out loud and perhaps even make you think twice about leaving your pet home alone for the day.

Lessons from a Dog

Author: Patrick Moberg
Publisher: Plume
ISBN: 0142181331
Category: Humor
Page: 64
View: 7949
They may slobber, but they're loyal, sensitive, and affectionate. Dogs have a lot to teach us. Illustrator Patrick Moberg has assembled a beautiful, witty, and heartfelt collection of illustrated lessons in this charming guide to becoming a better person. Lessons include: Give and accept affection, freely and often. When someone kindly prepares food for you, devour it smiling like it's the best meal you've ever eaten. Take naps. Let your friends know you miss them. The perfect gift for dog lovers, Lessons from a Dog is Life's Little Instruction Book inspired by man's best friend.

Being a Dog

Following the Dog Into a World of Smell
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476796041
Category: Pets
Page: 336
View: 6480
From the #1 bestselling author of Inside of a Dog—“an incredible journey into the olfactory world of man’s best friend” (O, The Oprah Magazine), Alexandra Horowitz’s follow-up to her New York Times bestseller explains how dogs experience the world through their most spectacular organ—the nose. In her “fascinating book…Horowitz combines the expertise of a scientist with an easy, lively writing style” (The New York Times Book Review) as she imagines what it is like to be a dog. Guided by her own dogs, Finnegan and Upton, Horowitz sets off on a quest through the cutting-edge science behind the olfactory abilities of the dog. In addition to speaking to cognitive researchers and smell experts, Horowitz visits detection-dog trainers and training centers; she meets researchers working with dogs to detect cancerous cells and anticipate epileptic seizure or diabetic shock; and she even attempts to smell-train her own nose. As we come to understand how rich, complex, and exciting the world around us is to the canine nose, Horowitz changes our perspective on dogs forever. Readers will finish this book feeling that they have broken free of their human constraints and understanding smell as never before; that they have, for however fleetingly, been a dog. And, as The Boston Globe says about Being a Dog, “becoming more doglike, not surprisingly, can make anyone’s life a little more vivid.”

Inside of a Dog

What Dogs See, Smell, and Know
Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416583432
Category: Pets
Page: 384
View: 5852
A psychologist offers insight into the canine mind, drawing on current cognitive research to illuminate a dog's perceptual abilities and the experiences that shape dog behavior, with stories about the author and her canine friend.

Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe (and Other Heartwarming Letters from Doggie)

Author: Jeremy Greenberg
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449413994
Category: Pets
Page: 64
View: 4389
Inside Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe, writer and comedian Jeremy Greenberg presents a collection of 50 laugh-out-loud letters and accompanying full-color photographs that explain Fido's love of funky smells, why a ball needs to be thrown again, and practically every other lovably loony canine characteristic. From an impassioned plea to stop the silly nicknames, to an attempt to skip a bath, to explanations for stolen shoes and swiped sandwiches, Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe offers a pooch's perspective on common canine vs. human cohabitation conundrums. Sorry I Pooped in Your Shoe is the perfect gift for dog lovers and anyone who appreciates hilarious (and so true!) insights into dog--and human--nature.

Small Dog, Big Life

Memoirs of a Furry Genius
Author: Dennis Fried
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439101019
Category: Pets
Page: 240
View: 8835
They watch our every move, study our habits, judge our moods, and time our activities. They plot elaborate subterfuges to manipulate us into doing their bidding and trick us into participating in their nefarious schemes. They charm us into loving them. They are our dogs. Genevieve, a brilliant seven-pound papillon who dares to break the canine code of silence, invites you into the inner sanctum of dogdom in this hilarious exposé about what dogs really think of their people. In her bitingly funny memoir, Genevieve reveals canine secrets never before shared with humans while also passing on her devious tricks-of-the-trade to her legions of furry pupils. In Small Dog, Big Life, Genevieve sinks her teeth into such topics as driving tips for dogs, the tragedy of doorbells in TV commercials, measuring the intelligence of humans, finding a reason for cats, how prehistoric dogs saved the caveman's bacon, converting your house into an agility course, and productive kitchen behavior. Throughout, Genevieve unleashes a scathing analysis of human culture that will have sociologists all over the world looking for new jobs, while inspiring canines everywhere to rise up and assume their rightful places as heads of the household. Insightful, entertaining, and peppered with sophistication, wit, and charm, Small Dog, Big Life is not only for animal lovers of all ages but for anyone who appreciates an ironic sense of humor. And, ultimately, through Genevieve's "words," it is a celebration of the wondrous and loving relationship between dogs and their people.

Living with Kids and Dogs ... Without Losing Your Mind

A Parent's Guide to Controlling the Chaos
Author: Colleen Pelar
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1933562137
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 186
View: 6822
Provides busy parents with simple, realistic advice to help ensure that the relationship between their kids and their dog is safe and enjoyable for all. You will learn how to help your child and dog develop a strong relationship, built on trust and cooperation; set your family up for success with a minimum of effort; recognize canine stress signals and know when your dog is getting worried about normal kid activity; identify serious behavior problems before someone gets hurt; prevent your child from becoming part of a growing statistic--children who have been bitten by a dog.

I Could Chew on This

And Other Poems by Dogs
Author: Francesco Marciuliano
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 145212969X
Category: Humor
Page: 112
View: 1376
A New York Times bestseller? Oh, you know the dogs weren't going to let the cats get away with that! This canine companion to I Could Pee on This, the beloved volume of poems by cats, I Could Chew on This will have dog lovers laughing out loud. Doggie laureates not only chew on quite a lot of things, they also reveal their creativity, their hidden motives, and their eternal (and sometimes misguided) effervescence through such musings as "I Dropped a Ball," "I Lose My Mind When You Leave the House," and "Can You Smell That?" Accompanied throughout by portraits of the canine poets in all their magnificence, I Could Chew on This is a work of unbridled enthusiasm, insatiable appetite, and, yes, creative genius.

How the Dog Became the Dog

Author: Mark Derr
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 0715644181
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 9084
That the dog evolved from the wolf is an accepted fact of evolution, but the question of how wolf became dog has remained a mystery, obscured by myth and legend. How the Dog Became the Dog presents the 'domestication' of the dog as a biological and cultural process that began with cooperation and has taken a number of radical turns since. At the end of the last Ice Age, the first dogs emerged with their humans from refuge against the cold. In the eighteenth century, humans began the drive to exercise full control of dog reproduction, life and death, to complete the domestication of the wolf that began so long ago.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

Author: Jenny Langbehn
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761185097
Category: Pets
Page: 224
View: 3402
News for dogs and dog lovers to smile about: The irresistible bestseller is now even more irresistible with a 4-by-6-inch “chunky” format. As quirky, colorful, and giftable as ever, 97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile is now fresher and more appealing. Developed by Jenny Langbehn, a veterinary nurse who has a gift for making dogs happy, here are 97 foolproof methods and tricks for putting any dog into a state of pure pleasure. Enhancing each entry is an adorable, full-color photograph of the guaranteed result—a smiling dog. Give these a try: Lower-Ear Noogies. The Thumper. Lazy Man’s Tetherball. The Hansel and Gretel—“For an afternoon of fun, scamper about the house leaving a trail of plain popped popcorn in your wake.” Or “Subliminal Game,” which works by sneaking a favorite word like “cookie” into otherwise boring jabber.* The tricks require no fancy props or special talents—just a willingness to surrender yourself to sheer silliness. They combine the creative gift of touch— unexpected ways to rub, massage, scratch, tickle, and knead—with imaginative play scenarios that are just loopy enough to ensure your dog will be amused, whether he’s laughing with you or at you. These tricks really work. *Don’t forget to have said cookie on hand.

Off The Leash: It's a Dog's Life

Author: Rupert Fawcett
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 075226575X
Category: Pets
Page: N.A
View: 4680
In its first year as a daily cartoon blog on Facebook, Off The Leash developed a regular daily following of half a million dog lovers from around the world, and has become a place where people who are passionate about pooches share anecdotes, pictures and jokes. Capturing the secret thoughts and dreams of dogs, Rupert Fawcett's cartoons are brilliantly observed - and touchingly true to life. This third book, Off The Leash: It's A Dog's Life, celebrates the wonderful world we create for our dogs - from the gloriously cheeky pooches who steal our sofa space, out-smart cats and wrap us around their little paws, to the adoring four-legged friends who want nothing more than our complete and undivided attention. Featuring dogs of every size, shape and breed, these cartoons delightfully capture the glorious relationships between dogs and their owners.

Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me

Author: Cynthia L. Copeland
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761184090
Category: Pets
Page: 176
View: 1422
Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who’s headfirst in her bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.” Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you.” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters.” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home.” A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention.” Living in the present moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches.” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to.”

How to Train Your Human

The Dog's Guide
Author: A. J. Brenchley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988683921
Page: 82
View: 9467
A fun guide with tips and strategies for dogs to help make life with their humans more rewarding. Extensive photos and original illustrations.

Diary of a Dog-walker

Time Spent Following a Lead
Author: Edward Stourton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0552777277
Category: Dog owners
Page: 192
View: 7095
'If you are accompanied by a dog you can talk to anyone, and anyone can talk to you - about anything .' And they do. Edward Stourton's walks with, Kudu, his dog, become an opportunity for wonderfully unlikely encounters, and reflecting on the world from the dog-walker's perspective proves remarkably illuminating. Ed and Kudu's small trips to the park offer up big insights into romantic attachment, honour and heroism, guilt and depression, our sense of duty, beauty and the hard facts of life's pecking order. Diary of a Dog-Walker is witty, wise and will be utterly irresistible to any man or woman with a dog.

The Dog Lover's Companion

Author: Milly Brown,Vicky Barkes
Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781849531597
Category: Pets
Page: 188
View: 2646
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. Ben WilliamsDogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. Milan KunderaDid you know...Lassie, the collie that became famous in the 1942 movie Lassie Come Home, was played by several male dogs, despite the female name, because male collies were thought to look better on camera.This beautifully illustrated miscellany is a must-have for any dog lover. With quotations, stories, tips and trivia, as well as classic poems by Kipling and Barrett Browning, this delightful collection is as warm as a faithful companion at your feet.

There's a Dog in the House: A Practical Guide to Creating Today's Dog Friendly Home

Author: Nancy Chwiecko,Amy Fernandez
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615395852
Category: Architecture
Page: 144
View: 3029
"There's a Dog in the House" provides solid, practical advice for what many owners attempt to improvise--home design solutions that make it far easier to live harmoniously with a well-behaved, contented dog.

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog Trainer

Author: Louise Darvid,Karen Davison,Elizabeth Mackey
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781483906096
Category: Humor
Page: 78
View: 7927
A fun read for dog lovers! Have you ever wondered what ends up on the cutting room floor when watching celebrity dog trainers on the television? During her career as a professional dog trainer and canine behaviourist, Karen Davison has been battered, flattened, tied up in knots and found herself in some funny, strange and painful situations. Here she shares some of the more memorable moments of her journey, including some 'you couldn't make it up' moments!