March 24, 2019 | sobczakd
March 23 is National Puppy Day! Puppies are so incredibly cute and irresistible, how can we not celebrate them?! There are all sorts of ways to celebrate National Puppy Day but if you need some ideas, click here for a list from a local news website. Want to learn more? Check out some materials from our pet collection!
Meet Patriot, Potomac, Primrose, Poppet, and Phil, five spirited puppies who, from the moment they're born, begin an incredible journey to become guide dogs for the blind. It's a rigorous two-year process that will take the pups from the care of selfless foster volunteers to specialized trainers to, if they make the cut, a lifelong human companion.
The Dogist Puppies, the follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Dogist, is a beautiful, funny, and endearing look at puppies. He fires up the Nikon. Fills his pockets with treats. Dresses in special gear--pants with built-in kneepads and shoes that are not only made for walking but also have a thick rubber toe for squatting. And last but not least, he packs a squeaky tennis ball. And then The Dogist is off, combing the streets in his quest to find dogs to photograph. Or, as has been the case for the past four years, puppies. Bringing his singular eye and sensibility to photographing puppies from birth to age one, Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, captures hundreds of fuzzy faces to love and little furry bodies to covet. The Dogist Puppies is a celebration of oversize puppy paws and floppy puppy ears, puppies getting belly rubs and puppies unsure, exactly, of what that tail thing is for. Puppies at play, and puppies worn out from playing. Litters of puppies with their mom, and puppies with their human equivalents--children. Puppies in fancy outfits, and those poignant puppies having to wear the "cone of shame." Friedman has also taken a deep dive into breeds: Border Collies and Westies, Frenchies and Huskies, Boxers and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, whose tender gaze looks just a little worried--perhaps concerned about living up to that name. The Dogist's new focus is on puppies. What more do you need to know?
Highly regarded dog behaviorist Gwen Bailey shares her proven system of training a puppy.
Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. It is now updated with the latest findings in canine behavior and a completely new user-friendly design, and answers many of the questions she has received from dog owners since the first edition.
The Perfect Puppy teaches new puppy owners how to raise a well-behaved dog. Bailey's aim is to show puppy owners how they can influence their puppy's behavior for the better, and how to mold his future character. She uses her proven system of training a puppy using only positive rewards-based methods, coupled with a lot of play and fun
Full-color photographs show how to housebreak a puppy, how to teach it to obey, how to prevent biting, chewing and other problems, and to generally be a good canine citizen and a beloved member of the family. She provides step-by-step training, a valuable socialization plan, and games that incorporate learning.
Aimed at youth and the young at heart, this 180-page book offers an easy to follow, comprehensive training system for new puppy owners. Direct thought expression, light dry humor, and hundreds of colorful photos, charts, and comic sketches of the main characters - Libby and Fido - keep the reader engaged and entertained. Libby Rockaway trained more than 40 puppies during her high school tenure and discovered that puppies learn amazing amounts of material from the minute they get home - for both good and bad! Based on this experience, plus years of instructing children while leading 4-H Dog Club and her Kids and Canines summer workshops, Libby developed this easy to follow training system to help new owners understand their pup and create a well mannered canine family member in just a few weeks. The effectiveness of her methods can be viewed on YouTube Puppy Steps Channel.
Housetraining a puppy is one of the most difficult tasks a dog owner will encounter. According to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association National Pet Owners Survey, there are more than 77 million dogs kept as pets in America, which means that millions of dog owners had to housetrain a dog at one point or another. They did it, and so can you in two weeks or less. How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less will teach you valuable tips that will make housetraining easier for both you and your four-legged friend. No matter how cute and cuddly that new addition to your home may be, bathroom accidents are something you will encounter until your new dog is properly housetrained. Training your new pet will take patience, consistency, and most important, knowledge. This book will not only provide you with information on what to do while you are home with your new best friend, but it will also give you tips on how to housetrain your dog even when you are not around. You will understand the importance of positive reinforcement and will learn how to get your puppy on a training schedule. You will also learn what to do if and when your dog has an accident and about the basic equipment you will need when beginning housetraining (and what pricey equipment you can do without). Dozens of dog trainers and vets to give their advice on how to effectively train your new puppy in less than two weeks. This extensively researched book will offer you a practical guide for how to train your puppy without enrolling in expensive training courses. It even contains proven tips to train your puppy, as well as case studies from experienced dog owners who share their hard-earned success stories. How to Housetrain Your Puppy in 14 Days or Less will teach you everything you need to know to make potty training an easy experience for you, your family, and your new furry companion.
The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake--only this time they're even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake--the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting.
Shake Puppies includes a roster listing the names, ages, and breeds of the dogs, as well as behind-the-scenes images that take readers into the studio with Carli Davidson and the smiling, playful pups. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care. Funny and heartwarming Shake Puppies is a colorful assemblage of photographs that are startling and endearing, revealing and irresistible.
Dog lovers who haven't raised puppies from birth have missed out on one of the most remarkable and adorable times in a dog's life. From one to twenty-one days old, puppies undergo great changes, from needing their mothers' complete care to opening their eyes and ears to the outside world, growing, stretching their legs, and learning to become the dogs that they are. Author/photographer (and new mother) Traer Scott's love of dogs shines through these intimate images of a range of breeds and types, from champion pups to shelter strays, all of them irresistible. Including an introduction on puppies' development and the importance of their welfare, this delightful book reveals young dogs as they embark on the adventures of growing up.