The Dog I Loved

Tucker reaches for the dog's collar, pulls him away from damaging the panel. “Do you think there's something behind the wall? ... The dog immediately pokes his head into the space, woofs. ... “Desiccated old mouse poop—dogs love it.

Author: Susan Wilson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466890473

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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New York Times bestselling author Susan Wilson is back with another signature heartwarming novel—one that begs the question: Can a dog lead the way to finding one's humanity? After spending years in prison for a crime she didn’t intend to commit, Rose Collins is suddenly free. Someone who knows about the good work she has done—training therapy dogs while serving time—has arranged for her early release. This mysterious benefactor has even set her up with a job in the coastal Massachusetts community of Gloucester, on the edge of Dogtown, a place of legend and, for the first time since Rosie's whole world came crashing down, hope. There she works to rebuild her life with the help of Shadow, a stray dog who appears one rainy night and refuses to leave Rose’s side. Meghan Custer is a wheelchair-bound war veteran who used to be hopeless, too. Living at home with her devoted but stifling parents felt a lot like being in prison, in fact. But ever since she was matched with a service dog named Shark, who was trained in a puppy-to-prisoner rehabilitation program, Meghan has a brand new outlook. Finally, she can live on her own. Go to work. And maybe, with Shark by her side, even find love again. Two strong women on a journey toward independence whose paths collide in extraordinary ways. Two dogs who somehow manage to save them both. A tale of survival and a testament to the human spirit, The Dog I Loved is an emotional and inspiring novel that no reader will soon forget.

Dog is Love

Why and How Your Dog Loves You Clive Wynne. crept across my face. The dog had recognized somebody in the great human crowd. As that person got closer, the dog's barking morphed from an angry snapping into a sort of happy almosthowling ...

Author: Clive Wynne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781787475618

Category: Pets

Page: 320

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'Utterly compelling' Telegraph 'Science finally reveals the dog's secret: the unique capacity for love that separates them from all other animals. Superb' - John Bradshaw, bestselling author of In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense 'If you want to build an even stronger bond with your own dog, this book is a must read' - Victoria Stilwell, author of The Secret Language of Dogs _______ What makes dogs truly special? Why does our relationship with them feel so much more deep and intense than with other animals? Any dog owner knows that the bond with their dog is unique. The unparalleled loyalty and total devotion of a dog seems the stuff of true love - but is this a whimsical construction that bears little relation to reality? Through ground-breaking scientific experiments and eye-opening historical evidence, canine behavioural psychologist Dr Clive Wynne unlocks the secret to our unique bond with dogs: their capacity to love, an unprecedented attribute in the animal kingdom. In Dog is Love, Dr Wynne debunks the myth that dogs possess a unique form of intelligence. Instead, he shows that dogs are able to show sympathy and can respond to human emotions in a way that is truly remarkable. One particularly moving study shows that dogs' and their owners' hearts beat in synchrony, just as the hearts of a loving human couple do. Looking at the evolution of dogs, Dr Wynne points out that it was the wolves' ability to form relationships with mankind, becoming indispensable hunting companions, that enabled the depth of love and affection between dogs and humans that we know today. Dr Wynne shares his experiences of hunting with the Mayangna tribe in Nicaragua and the vital role played by their hunting dogs to shed light on what the early human-dog relationship might have looked like, and explains the science behind what really goes on when a young pup grows up in a human family. This is a delightful, heart-warming and fascinating analysis of the unique bond between humans and dogs, perfect for anyone who shares their home with their dog and wonders just how much they love you. It will change the way you interact with dogs and help you get the best out of them in a way that will be truly life-changing.

The Dog Nobody Loved

My thinking was that if Frieda saw me with beefjerky hundreds, even thousands of times, she would begin to associate me with sweet-smelling meat, always a good thing to a dog, and an important thing. Dogs love tradition, and this was ...

Author: Jon Katz

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448177936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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“I had no idea that Frieda would enter my life and alter it in the most profound way, but that’s one of the beautiful things about animals. They change you, and you almost never see it coming.” When writer Jon Katz met Maria Wulf, a quiet, sensitive artist he felt a connection with her immediately, but a formidable obstacle stood in the way: Maria’s dog, Frieda. A rottweiler-shepherd mix who had been abandoned and living in the wild for several years, Frieda was ferociously protective. She roared and charged at almost anyone who came near. But to Maria, she was her sweet, loyal and devoted friend. Jon quickly realised that to win over Maria, he’d have to make friends with Frieda too. The Dog Nobody Loved is the heart-warming story of how one man and a dog discovered it's never too late to find love. Please note, The Dog Nobody Loved is the UK title for the book published in the US as The Second-Chance Dog.

Leashes and Lovers What Your Dog Can Teach You about Love Life and Happiness

ADDITIONAL PRAISE FOR LEASHES AND LOVERS “Dogs are the most undervalued teachers of how to trust, unconditionally love and truly live in the moment. Forget the yoga teacher and the new meditation guru. Pick up Leashes and Lovers and ...

Author: Sheryl Matthys


ISBN: 9781456617981

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

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Unleash the Secrets to a Better Life... with the help of your dog! You'll discover inside LEASHES AND LOVERS How to... * Find your right match * Strengthen relationships with a lover, friends, and family * Explore your Dog-itude * Launch a new relationship * Create deeper and more real relationships * Explore what's missing from your life and make it whole * Make the best of a break-up and decide who gets the dog * Tackle jealousy * Manage your emotions when others aren't into your dog * Handle grieving over a beloved dog Attract the life you want with the help of your dog! Sheryl Matthys, The Dog Expert shares tips and stories with dog lovers like you as well as from celebrities like Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan, Tennis star Monica Seles, Access Hollywood's Maria Menounos, Shock Jock Howard Stern, and TV host Rachael Ray. Sheryl Matthys is The Dog Lovers Matchmaker and she specializes in helping dog lovers (singles and couples) with struggling relationships that may be robbing your life of joy and the fulfillment you deserve.

The Loved Dog

THEBEST WAY to call a dog is to bend down in a posture that imitates a doggy play bow, and call out his name. This kind of bow is wolf sign language that implies an invitation to play (it's also the logo of The Loved Dog).

Author: Tamar Geller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448118861

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The Loved Dog is Tamar Geller's revolutionary guide to effective dog-training using the gentlest of methods. Tamar, whose clients include Oprah Winfrey, Ben Affleck and Goldie Hawn, teaches a groundbreaking socialisation technique for training dogs. By strengthening the bond between dog and owner, dogs begin to enjoy listening to commands with no need for aggressive training aids such as verbal or physical reprimands. Using this technique, The Loved Dog shows you how to child-proof your dog and teach him good behaviour. Tamar's amazing methods have swept across America, changing the way owners train and relate to their canine friends. Tamar believes that loving your dog is the key to its training. In The Loved Dog she shows you how to build this relationship.

Dog Is Love

A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how we can better reciprocate their affection.

Author: Clive D. L. Wynne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9781328543967

Category: Pets

Page: 272

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A pioneering canine behaviorist draws on cutting-edge research to show that a single, simple trait--the capacity to love--is what makes dogs such perfect companions for humans, and to explain how we can better reciprocate their affection.

For the Love of a Dog

Most often, we'll see an expression of distaste on a dog's face while an oblivious owner does something he thinks the dog loves. Whether they're slapping a touch-sensitive dog on the head (“Gosh, she just loves this,” the owner says ...

Author: Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307420572

Category: Pets

Page: 368

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Yes, humans and canines are different species, but current research provides fascinating, irrefutable evidence that what we share with our dogs is greater than how we vary. As behaviorist and zoologist Dr. Patricia McConnell tells us in this remarkable new book about emotions in dogs and in people, more and more scientists accept the premise that dogs have rich emotional lives, exhibiting a wide range of feelings including fear, anger, surprise, sadness, and love. In For the Love of a Dog, McConnell suggests that one of the reasons we love dogs so much is that they express emotions in ways similar to humans. After all, who can communicate joy better than a puppy? But not all emotional expressions are obvious, and McConnell teaches both beginning dog owners and experienced dog lovers how to read the more subtle expressions hidden behind fuzzy faces and floppy ears. For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation–a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of man’s best friend at his worst and at his very best. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Thus McConnell introduces us to the possibility of a richer, more rewarding relationship with our dogs. While we may never be absolutely certain what our dogs are feeling, with the help of this riveting book we can understand more than we ever thought possible. Those who consider their dogs part of the family will find For the Love of a Dog engaging, enlightening, and utterly engrossing.

Old Dog Love

visit your house to assess whether it's suitable for the dog. A home check is never about having an expensive, immaculate house. It is simply to check that you live where you say you do, that you have permission to keep a dog if your ...

Author: Dr. Joanna de Klerk

Publisher: LP Media Inc


Category: Pets

Page: 106

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Is your dog reaching his senior years? Or are you considering adopting a golden oldy? Regardless of whether you have never had an older dog before or you’re a seasoned professional, this book will provide you with a helpful, go-to guide for all senior dog care information that your dog might need in their older years. With recent advances in veterinary medicine, dogs now live much longer lives, meaning that a larger proportion of your dog’s life will be spent in its senior years. Older dogs need much different care to younger dogs, and are more prone to developing age-related health ailments. With this book, you will learn all about senior dog care, grooming, nutrition, exercise, health problems, the aging process, and when it’s time to say goodbye, so you can give your old friend the best loving care in his twilight years. Old Dog Love has been compiled and written by veterinarian and author, Dr Jo de Klerk, who has a special interest in pain management. As a result, a large proportion of her clinical cases are aging dogs. She brings her experience into this book, giving plenty of tips and recommendations to improve your dog’s quality of life and turn back the clock on your dog’s age. After all, age is just a number, not a disease, so even older dogs can live a long, happy and healthy life.

Dog Love

German Shepherd The dog breed with the strongest sense of smell is the Bloodhound. One of the strongest dog breeds is the German Shepherd. Bloodhound ABOUT THE AUTHOR KATELYN WARD found inspiration for Dog Love Greyhound ...

Author: Katelyn Ward

Publisher: BiblioKid Publishing

ISBN: 9781955767286

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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How do you show your dog you love them? By doing everything they love! Follow along in this helpful story to learn all the ways to show your favorite fur friend that you care. The perfect book for dog lovers everywhere! DOG LOVE is the perfect pet book for parents and children who love their pups. With informational facts about an array of dog breeds, this picture book makes a great gift for dog lovers and children ages 3-7.

Dog Love

The Spanish painter Francisco de Goya included these dogs in many of his works. Beginning around the fourteenth century, Spanish sailors brought Bichons Frises along as companions while traveling between continents.

Author: Ann DeVito

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101991824

Category: Art

Page: 160

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A beautiful and engaging collection of artwork and visual typography that explores the delightful diversity of dogs From Schnauzers to Chihuahuas, Mastiffs to Maltipoos, crime-sniffing Blood Hounds to chic Bichons, dogs have charmed humans across the world for centuries with their lovable quirks and appealing personalities. In Dog Love, Ann DeVito brings man’s best friend to life with a collection of vibrant illustrations and snappy descriptions that pay loving homage to pups from all walks of life—no pun intended—from sophisticated, recognized breeds to lovable mutts and everything in between. DeVito’s distinctively bold, whimsical art combined with fun facts and famous quotes results in an elegant book that will delight dog lovers of all kinds.