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American Working Terriers By Patrick Burns
Paperback: $35.10
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(6 Ratings)
Practical, common sense, terrier work for the beginner, laid out in a clear no-nonsense style with chapters on the history of working terriers in Europe and America, along with sections on... More > introducing young dogs to work, tools, technique, American terrier quarry, hazards, and veterinary care for working dogs. The sections on veterinary care and tools alone will save most people more money than the cost of this book, while the tips on digging, locator collars, skunk toxic shock, and handling quarry at the end of a dig, may save you more than money. This book is about working terriers, but if you show, breed or judge any type of terrier, you will find this book an eye-opener. Chapter One, for example, explains why (and how) the development of dog shows resulted in the elevation of linked structural characteristics that have resulted in breed after breed disappearing from the working field, while Chapter Four explains what is really required in a working terrier. 275+ pages, with 80 photos and illustrations.< Less
Natural Dog Training By Kevin Behan
Paperback: $27.55
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Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the... More > drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.< Less
Venomous Snakes in Captivity: Safety and Husbandry By B. W. Smith
Paperback: $49.98
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(c 2005) Regarded by many as the "bible" of keeping venomous snakes. This Book Includes: Proper Housing, Responsible Husbandry, The Tools and Equipment, Safe Handling Practices, Mistakes... More > to be Avoided, Tips for Safety and Effeciency, Federal and State Regulatory Agencies, Emergency Contacts and 76 FULL COLOR Illustrations. Endorsed by the Miami Dade Antivenom Unit.< Less
Living With Great Danes By Jill Swedlow
Paperback: $33.75
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If you're looking for a complete book that covers the subject of Great Dane dogs, this is it. You will learn what it's really like living with these huge guys. The author has been involved with the... More > breed for almost 40 years. This has included living with, showing, breeding, and judging. She is the breeder of multiple AKC Champions. This book is an update to the original which was entitled, The Great Dane: Model of Nobility. Much of the content is the same but has been brought up-to-date. Also the interior is in full color. Whether you're just researching the breed or have been involved with it for a long time, it's likely that you'll find this book useful. Many people involved with the breed have recommended the original (Model of Nobility) to their puppy purchasers as being the 'bible' of Great Danes.< Less