SUGGESTED READING FOR ALL ANIMAL LOVERS

These books should be available either at your local library, bookstore or through an online bookstore website. Contact 629-pets, mailbox 7, if you have questions. Most are in paperback, some are not.

 

Title Description

Cesar's Way: The Natural, Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Correcting All Common Dog Problems

by Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier

 

 

Cesar's Way , Cesar explains that dogs are not complicated, and despite what various owners think--not human. They rely on three key elements in their lives: exercise, discipline, and affection (in that order). "Problem dogs" can be attributed to "problem owners," owners who don't understand and misinterpret their dog's behavior. Cesar's Way is really a training program for dog owners, with chapters devoted to understanding the "power of the pack," taking responsibility for "how we screw up our dogs," and learning how to manage aggression. Cesar's book (a must-have for new and old dog owners) moves beyond basic obedience school techniques, and teaches owners how to change unwanted behavior by better understanding their "best friends." --Daphne Durham

 

Cesar Millan's first DVD – People Training for Dogs

 

Dog behavior expert Cesar Millan shares his wisdom and wit from a lifetime of working with dogs. Topics include: The basics of dog behavior, understanding the nature of the pack, energy and body language, giving rules, boundaries and limitations, why the walk is important and Cesar's fulfillment formula.

 

How to be the Leader of the Pack...And have Your Dog Love You For It. ("How to" booklets from Dog's Best Friend) (Paperback)

by Patricia B. McConnell

 

Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack and teach your dog that being polite is fun, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library!

 

Rex and the City

by Lee Harrington

 

 

This popular series chronicles the trials and tribulations of Lee and her boyfriend Ted – a young New York City couple who decide, on impulse, to adopt a shelter dog. Little do they know the dog they rescue has been abused and neglected. In short, Rex has “issues”, but the couple is determined to work with him. As the story unfolds, the readers witness the glorious, comic and sometimes tragic transformation of both the couple and their complicated canine companion.

 

The Company of Cats

by Marion Babson

 

A millionaire's pet tabby is the only witness to his catty murder.
When millionaire Arthur Arbuthnot mistakes gossip maven Annabel Hinchby-Smythe for a decorator-and hires her to redecorate his apartment-the fiscally challenged Annabel can't refuse. When she sees Arbuthnot's tatty London flat, she knows anything will be an improvement. And any gossip she can dig up will be pure gold for the tabloids. But when Arthur is found dead, his frisky relatives begin to lick their chops. Arbuthnot's beloved tabby Sally was the only witness to the homicide-and the sole heir to his estate. Suddenly, cat-hating family members are eager to claim her and control the family fortune. Annabel's only hope to save the cat and catch a killer is to kidnap Sally-and see who comes sniffing around. Once the cat's out of the bag, murder is sure to follow.

 

When Cats Reigned Like Kings : On the Trail of the Sacred Cat

by Georgie Anne Geyer

 

 

Chasing an irresistible mystery across the globe, journalist Georgie Anne Geyer conducted exhaustive research into the little-known puzzle of how cats came to occupy their unique position in the lives of humans. Treated with the tenacity, resourcefulness, and narrative instinct of a seasoned foreign correspondent, the investigation yielded unexpected answers-and posed tantalizing new questions. The result is a remarkable book, bound to delight and amaze cat- fanciers and adventure- seekers. It was Geyer's curiosity about her own cats that inspired her to study the history of human-feline relations and especially cats' exalted status among the ancients as royal or sacred beings. Her quest spanned the earth. In Egypt , Geyer learned of the cat-goddess Bastet and of the cat's role in the transmigration of souls. In Myanmar she saw Leonardo DiCaprio, Ricky Martin, and the other incongruously named cats of the Nga Phe Kyaung monastery, trained by the monks to jump through hoops. She even met a family who dutifully guards the heritage of the Japanese bobtail, cultivating the line in-of all places-rural Virginia . Richly illustrated with photos of Geyer's journeys and historical cat images, When Cats Reigned Like Kings also presents a Family of Cat section that describes the origins and characteristics of the 38-40 recognized modern cat breeds, including photos of each.

 

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