The Business of Dog Walking How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

All are scenarios that make dog walkers sweat. But failing to consider and prepare for accidents will only aggravate an already bad situation if it happens. The clients, the dogs, your staff, yourself —everyone is better served by a ...

Author: Veronica Boutelle

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 9781617811302



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Turn Dog Walking into a Profitable Business Professional dog walking is a booming business. Over forty percent of U.S. households include a dog and the number is rising steadily. No wonder, then, that demand for dog walking services also keeps growing. But there’s a huge difference between throwing a leash on a few dogs and charging for it and running a professional dog walking business. To be a successful dog walker, you must be dog savvy and business savvy. Veronica Boutelle has helped thousands of dog walkers set up and run successful enterprises. This book tells you how. Find Out: • What it takes to make a lucrative living walking dogs • How to set up your business for success from the get-go • What you need to know about dog behavior and safety • How to stand out with targeted marketing in a competitive field

How to Make a Book about My Dog

Kids sometimes ask me, “How many books can you write in a day?” My answer surprises them: It ... 2 years, 8 months BP: Editor brings Chris's outline and sample text for How to Make a Book (about My Dog) to an acquisitions meeting.

Author: Chris Barton

Publisher: Millbrook Press ™

ISBN: 9781728436210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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How do you make a picture book? Well, you need an author, an illustrator, and . . . a dog?! Acclaimed author Chris Barton and his trusty pooch Ernie show readers how to make a nonfiction picture book . . . about Ernie! From coming up with ideas, researching, and writing a first draft to finding the perfect illustrator, deciding what goes on the cover, and getting every last wrod—er, word just right, you'll see how a book is made from beginning to end. From acquisitions and editing to graphic design and dog treats, find out what's required to bring a book to life. This title perfectly blends how-to and humor for an informative look at book publishing. And look, this is part of the marketing step!

Boarding Your Dog How to Make Your Dog s Stay Happy Comfortable and Safe

You don't want your dog to be exposed to chemicals that could make him sick. □ Does the kennel have a “special care” area for dogs that need extra attention? For example, are geriatric dogs taken for slow walks and allowed out only ...

Author: Pat Storer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781603423823

Category: Pets

Page: 32

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When you can't be at home, you need to find a safe, loving, cheerful place for your dog to stay. But how will you know that the people caring for your dog will do the job right, and how can you ensure that your dog will enjoy the stay? Pat Storer shows you how to select accommodations based on your dog’s personality, interview and appraise kennel staff, prepare your dog for both short- and long-term stays at a kennel, teach your dog to look forward to kennel visits, and avoid common kennel health risks.

How to Make an Old Dog Happy

Because the phenomenon of aging is not an identical process from one animal to the next and it is not always easy to make sense of it, a guide like How to Make an Old Dog Happy was very necessary. As a canine behaviourist and author of ...

Author: Olivier Lagalisse

Publisher: Souvenir Press

ISBN: 9780285639157

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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Olivier Lagalisse takes the dog owner through the aging process a dog undergoes, clearly outlining the signs of age and the most common ailments that older dogs are subject to. There is accessible and simple advice on how to prepare your dog for a happy old age. This book contains everything the dog owner needs to know, from lists of useful addresses such as breeding societies and clubs, pet cemeteries and welfare organisations. An owner can help a dog to live longer, as well as enhancing their sense of well-being, through alternative therapies, such as aromatherapy and acupuncture. The author also discusses simple hygiene routines, and emergency first aid.

How To Make your Dog Come Without Being a Butthead

So before I talk to you about how to use a dog park and how to teach emergency recall and/or long distance recall, ... So while I'm going to teach you about the techniques I've used at dog parks, I need to make it clear: only work in a ...

Author: Mike Deathe

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 9781619335523

Category: Pets

Page: 48

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Okay, please don't misunderstand me. I am not trying to insult you with the title of this book. Rather, I want to get your attention. The goal of teaching you how to get you pooch to come back to you when you call them is secondary. My primary goal is to get you to think about dog training in a different way!

In many ways, I train dogs the way most of us want to teach children. That being said, I for some reason have way more patience with my dogs than my own kids - just ask my sons and they will confirm. I think it has something to do with the fact my sons talk back and my dogs don't but that is just one man's opinion . . .

How To Make Your Dog Famous

Know what your dog likes and doesn't like—and communicate that up-front. You know your dog best, and it's important for you to be their voice. Does your dog like to be cuddled? Are they comfortable being around other dogs?

Author: Loni Edwards

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781399604727

Category: Pets

Page: 136

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You know your dog is the cutest but does everyone else know it too? In this book, Loni Edwards, the human behind the world's most influential pets, breaks down the path to fame. Discover insights into the success of social media's top pups and follow the essential steps on the road to fame - from crafting your brand to advocating for your pup on set. With expert guidance on how to be a good dog parent and make sure your pup is happy and healthy every step of the way, this is your one-stop guide to helping your dog win over hearts, one adorable post at a time. Featuring the stories of more than 40 of the most successful pet influencers: 157 of Gemma, Amazing Graciedoodle, Barkley Sir Charles, Bertie Bert the Pom, Bronson the Bully, Brussels Sprout, Bully Baloo, Charlie the Black Shepherd, Chloe the Mini Frenchie (& Emma Bear), Coco the Maltese Dog (Coco & Cici), Cookie Malibu, Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, Daily Dougie, Dog named Stella, Ducky the Yorkie, Frame the Weim, Gone to the Snow Dogs, Harlow and Sage, Hi Wiley, Kelly Bove, Lilybug, Lizzie Bear, Louboutina the Hugging Dog, Maya Polar Bear, Mervin the Chihuahua, Milo and Noah, MJ the Beagle, Mr. Biggie, Popeye the Foodie, Puggy Smalls, Reagandoodle, Remix the Dog, Rocco Roni, Super Corgi Jojo, Super Scooty, Tatum, That Goldendoodle, The Bike Dog, Tika the Iggy, Tuna Melts my Heart, Tupey the Borzoi, Verpinscht, Winnie the Cocker, Wolfgang 2242

Write about Dogs

You'd better make sure we win this thing , " the Big Cheese growled . “ Ma's really on my case . I'm having doubts . ... “ Did you get enough samples while you had that dog in captivity ? " " I worked her up good , Father .

Author: Keith Ryan

Publisher: Keith Ryan Pub

ISBN: 0968392210

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Write About Dogs is not just another guy and his dog book. No, this novel is about science and love and spiritual understanding and yes, a beautiful dog, unfortunately deceased, a beautiful woman, gone too, a crabby school teacher, multiple breaches of faith, this guy, another guy who hates this guy, oh, and both their fathers as well, the whole lot of them, all mixed up and personally involved. This book has ideas about marriage, large animals, and inner peace. Woven through and bound up with lies and deceit, the story is first forgotten, then recounted, then changed, and finally a brand new completely made up story put in its place. Along the way there is some frank discussion, room for error, and more than a few laughs. In the end, everyone lives happily ever after.

Beautiful Old Dogs

by Trixie Koontz, Dog Dad teaches me to type. Hold pencil in mouth and type. At first is fun. Then is not fun. He says to me, “Write, Trixie, write. Write essay for Web site.” Being good dog, I write. Not fun, but I write.

Author: David Tabatsky

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250036452

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."David Tabatsky has collected Gross's photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.

97 Ways to Make a Dog Smile

I am pleased to report that many of my tricks of the trade have made the veterinary appointments of numerous dogs (and ... Pay close attention to any activity your dog is enthusiastic about, and skip anything that seems to make him or ...

Author: Jenny Langbehn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780761185093

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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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.


After you've thought it over, write down your goals of exactly what you want from your dog. Now that you've written it down, it's time to figure out what your dog wants. Hot Fudge Sundae: What Does Your Dog Want?

Author: Pamela Dennison

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 9780996665513

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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What do science and art have to do with dog training? The science teaches you the nuances of how dogs learn. The art helps you to be more clear and inventive if your dog doesn’t quite understand what you want. You will learn about breaking down behaviors using a positive, proactive approach which is a big part of the modern process of dog training.

Step by step instructions will help make what may seem insurmountable into something much simpler. This book will take you through it all:

• A look at the science behind modern training techniques and why they really work.
• Expert advice on basic training – sit, down, stay, come, door etiquette and loose leash walking.
• Addressing jumping, biting, stealing and other misbehaviors.
• Helping your dog become a Canine Good Citizen.

Life mirrors dog training. The effort you put in now will yield you many rewards, both immediately and for years to come.

What experts are saying about You Can Train Your Dog!:
Pam Dennison has done it again! She has written a fabulous book about training dogs that will benefit both the pet owner and novice or professional instructor. This in-depth volume bears Pam’s signature stamp of breaking tasks into small steps that make learning effective and fun for dog and human alike. When I think of Pam, I think of someone who really “gets” dogs and who stands out in her ability to teach using practical, simple, realistic, and effective dog-friendly methods. This wonderful book is chock full of easy to follow approaches that work with family dogs, working dogs, high-performance dogs, and dogs with problems. It is precisely because of its practicality and comprehensiveness that I plan to use this book in my Animal-Assisted Play Therapy training program. This is an absolute must-read for everyone who trains their own or others’ dogs!
Risë VanFleet, PhD, RPT-S, CDBC Founder, The Playful Pooch Program, Author of the award-winning Play Therapy with Kids & Dogs and The Human Half of Dog Training: Collaborating with Clients to Get Results

Wow! This book has it all. From basics and animal husbandry through to Premack and control games. If we had more well planned books like this in our stores there would be less problem dogs on our streets! Pamela does a great job of deciphering the science behind dog training in this user friendly guide to having a great dog!
Nando Brown, IMDT, CAP2, FSG1, FFITT

I love how Pam makes the science and art of training a dog understandable for all caregivers. By using this book you will not only understand how your dog learns, but teach him step by step many important behaviours; from preparing him for vet visits to teaching him to walking on a loose lead. You can enhance the relationship you have with your dog and the relationship he has with you by reading this excellent book.
Chirag Patel, PG Cert (CAB), BSc(Hons), CPBC, DipCABT Animal Behaviour & Training Consultant