Pets

Talking with Dogs and Cats

Talking with Dogs and Cats

Author: Tim Link

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608683239

Category: Pets

Page: 240

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If you’ve ever wondered what your animal was trying to tell you with a bark, meow, or tweet, this is the book for you. Animal communicator Tim Link’s approach respects the personality and feelings of animals, and his simple, accessible methods can facilitate the understanding and communication that all animal lovers crave. “Packed full of great practical information on how to deal with everyday behavioral issues, along with something less tangible that could take the relationship you have with your cat or dog to a whole new level.” — from the foreword by Victoria Stilwell, dog behavior expert and star of It’s Me or the Dog “I highly recommend this book! It will make living with you so much easier.” — Sneaky Pie (the cat) as told to Rita Mae Brown, New York Times–bestselling author of the Mrs. Murphy Mystery series
Religion

Conversations with My Dog

Conversations with My Dog

Author: Zig Ziglar

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 0805432604

Category: Religion

Page: 146

View: 186

Over the years, Zig Ziglar and Taffy--the Ziglar's Welsh Corgi--have had many conversations, about communication, humor, trust, child rearing, and the Boy Scouts; they decided the time had come to set their collective thoughts to paper.
Pets

Conversations with My Dog

Conversations with My Dog

Author: Roxana Nastase

Publisher: Scarlet Leaf

ISBN: 9791220866347

Category: Pets

Page:

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You would think that a conversation with your dog would be utterly rewarding. You present the subject, you argue, and you win. Well, not so much. I would say it depends on the dog. I would also say that you should never underestimate your dog's stubbornness.
Pets

Conversations with Dog

Conversations with Dog

Author: Kate Solisti-Mattelon

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 1571781560

Category: Pets

Page: 164

View: 616

Who hasn't been touched by a dog? With their enthusiastic love, clarity of purpose, and boundless ability to forgive, dogs may be our greatest teachers, if we could just take the time to listen and learn their language. In Conversations with Dog, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon asks the questions every dog lover wants to know. We no longer have to search for meaning solely in wagging tails, droopy ears, or bared teeth
Pets

Conversations with Dog

Conversations with Dog

Author: Kate Solisti-Mattelon

Publisher: Beyond Words Publishing Company

ISBN: 1582700389

Category: Pets

Page: 135

View: 659

A touching celebration of the human-dog connection asks and answers important questions about canine behavior, characteristics, relationships, and abilities. Original.
Pets

How To Speak Dog

How To Speak Dog

Author: Stanley Coren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451625684

Category: Pets

Page: 288

View: 807

“A must read for all dog owners.” —The Washington Post “The best key to what dogs are thinking.” —The Seattle Times How to Speak Dog is one of the few books today that show us what dogs are trying to tell us, not just how we can control them. Parlez-vous Doggish? At long last, dogs will know just how smart their owners can be. By unlocking the secrets of the hidden language of dogs, psychologist Stanley Coren allows us into the doggy dialogue, or “Doggish,” and makes effective communication a reality. Drawing on substantial research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can understand language at about the level of a two-year-old human. While actual conversation of the sort Lassie seemed capable of in Hollywood mythmaking remains forever out of reach, Coren shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands. How to Speak Dog not only provides the sounds, words, actions, and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but also deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us. With easy-to-follow tips on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with one another, original drawings illustrating the subtleties of their body language, and a handy visual glossary and “Doggish” phrasebook, How to Speak Dog gives dog lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets.

Conversations with Raika

Conversations with Raika

Author: Denise Fenzi

Publisher:

ISBN: 0998406619

Category:

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The story of Raika begins several years after she retired from a noteworthy career in the world of competitive dog sports. Now that Raika and her owner no longer spent hours a week training, playing and traveling, she was left with relatively little to do. As a result, her life transitioned from one of working to one of eating, and eat Raika did! Unfortunately, all of that eating led to a serious weight problem, and she wasn't about to take responsibility for her mom's guilt-driven negligence: In the process of losing that weight through long daily walks, we find ourselves privy to Raika thoughts on everything from the weather to human frailty to the importance of living life to the fullest. While mom is initially unable to hear Raika's thoughts, she slowly comes to appreciate life through the eyes of her elderly dog. She also comes to accept that time is short. "Raika, last night I had a dream. In my dream, you were trying to talk to me?.it was so clear what you were trying to say...No amount of walking, or changing of diets, or listening...could make you young again?.You wanted me to let you go...I know that your time will come. It is inevitable." And so begins the second part of the story as the pair begin to engage in dialogue. Raika presents her perspective on the irrational nature of human behavior and emotion with a blunt matter of factness that startles...and then thoroughly charms, with her sense of humor and keen awareness of the human condition. The reader is held with a deep and growing affection for the pair, even as the inevitable effects of aging take their toll and we work our way closer to the end of Raika's life. Here we have a uniquely memorable story that leaves the reader with a sense of acceptance on the topics of life, aging, and death. A reader can find comfort and wisdom in the face of deep loss and grief, laughing through their tears all the way to the end.
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The New Work of Dogs

The New Work of Dogs

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9781588361677

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 770

“Sometimes human-dog relationships are simple, unrelated to the emotional lives and histories of either species. But often people acquire and love dogs with little awareness that they might have complex and revealing reasons for choosing the dog or pet they choose, loving it the way they do.” Writing about his own dogs in A Dog Year, Jon Katz became immersed in a larger community of dog lovers and came to realize that in an increasingly fragmented and disconnected society, dogs are often treated not as pets, but as family members and human surrogates. The New Work of Dogs profiles a dozen such relationships in a New Jersey town, like the story of Harry, a Welsh corgi who provides sustaining emotional strength for a woman battling terminal breast cancer; Cherokee, companion of a man who has few human friends and doesn’t know how to talk to his own family; the Divorced Dogs Club, whose funny, acerbic, and sometimes angry women turn to their dogs to help them rebuild their lives; and Betty Jean, the frantic founder of a tiny rescue group that has saved five hundred dogs from abuse or abandonment in recent years. Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog owners and lovers, breeders, veterinarians, rescuers, trainers, behaviorists, and psychiatrists, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, and questions whether this relationship shift is an entirely positive phenomenon for both species. Katz offers us a portrait of a community, and by extension a country, that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability—a difficult job that more and more dogs are expected to do every day. The New Work of Dogs is a provocative and moving exploration of the evolving role dogs play in a changing and uncertain world. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jon Katz's Going Home.
Pets

Conversations with Horse

Conversations with Horse

Author: Kate Solisti-Mattelon

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 1571781579

Category: Pets

Page: 113

View: 479

Horses have inspired, awed, and worked alongside humans for centuries, but have we really ever gotten to know them? In Conversations with Horse, professional animal communicator Kate Solisti-Mattelon takes us inside the mind of the majestic equine, revealing hidden insights from the equine spirit. She breaks through the species barrier and goes beyond personal animal stories to ask horses what it is they want to tell us. By reading about horses' innermost thoughts and feelings, horse lovers of all kinds will learn how to reestablish the original contract of love, trust, and mutual respect between equines and humans. You will learn how horses, as a species, have committed to bringing humans into balance with self and with other physical beings on our great planet. Horses give us many gifts, but perhaps the greatest gift of all is to teach humans to trust.
Religion

Vinnie Here

Vinnie Here

Author: Joseph Kraker

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781604774757

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 675

The pastor of St. Vincent Church in Akron, Ohio, shares fanciful conversations with the stray puppy, Vinnie, that he takes in. A quick learner, Vinnie soon learns the duties of a church dog, and enjoys all the attention given to him as such. (Practical Life)
Pets

Dog Talk with Uncle Matty: Volume 1

Dog Talk with Uncle Matty: Volume 1

Author: Matthew Margolis

Publisher: Creators Publishing

ISBN: 9781942448112

Category: Pets

Page:

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Matthew Margolis is a nationally syndicated lifestyle columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Dog Talk with Uncle Matty from 2014.