Zen Dogs

By Alex Cearns. An award-winning pet and wildlife photographer captures a variety of breeds of dogs, including golden retrievers, beagles, French bulldogs, dachshunds, poodles, huskies and pit bulls who are experiencing moments of Zen alongside words of wisdom from meditative masters.

Knit Your Own Dog: Beagle Kit

KnitYourOwnDogKnit Your Own Dog: Beagle Kit: Everything You Need to Create Your New Best Friend

By Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne

From the authors of the beloved Knit Your Own Dog series comes an ingenious kit that contains everything you need to make your own knitted pooch, including yarn, needles, stuffing, and accessories in one handy box.The knitted dog is an ideal pet. There’s no feeding, barking, walking, or vet bills, and it will live forever! It’s no wonder, then, that when Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne introduced the concept of the knitted dog with their first book, Knit Your Own Dog, it was an instant success. They’ve since followed up with a line of Knit Your Own books, including Knit Your Own Dog: The Second Litter, Knit Your Own Cat, and Knit Your Own Zoo. Now, with the Knit Your Own Dog Kits, all the materials you need to create your favorite breed are available in one convenient box. Each kit includes a booklet with the unique knitting pattern, plus a brief description of the characteristics of the breed and what makes it so special. Also included is an ample amount of the high-quality yarn to knit the dog, a pair of US 2 (2 3/4 mm) knitting needles, stuffing, pipe cleaners to help make limbs movable and to help the dog stand up, and a sewing needle to finish off your dog. These dogs are surprisingly easy to make with a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable loyal companion. Knit Your Own Dog Kits for beagle, golden retriever, and dachshund are perfect gifts for knitters, dog lovers, or dog-loving knitters!

E. B. White On Dogs

EBWhiteDogsBy E. B. White

E. B. White (1899-1985) is best known for his children’s books, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. Columnist for The New Yorker for over half a century and co-author of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, White hit his stride as an American literary icon when he began publishing his “One Man’s Meat” columns from his saltwater farm on the coast of Maine.

In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. Featured here are favorite essays such as “Two Letters, Both Open,” where White takes on the Internal Revenue Service, and also “Bedfellows,” with its “fraudulent reports” from White’s ignoble old dachshund, Fred. (“I just saw an eagle go by. It was carrying a baby.”) From The New Yorker‘s “Talk of the Town” are some little-known “Notes and Comment” pieces.

Decoding Your Dog

DecodingYorDogDecoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

More than ninety percent of dog owners consider their pets to be members of their family. But often, despite our best intentions, we are letting our dogs down by not giving them the guidance and direction they need. Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups.

The key to training dogs effectively is first to understand why our dogs do what they do. And no one can address this more authoritatively than the diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behavior, whose work, the culmination of years of rigorous training, takes them deep into the minds of dogs in an effort to decode how they think, how they communicate, and how they learn.

In Decoding Your Dog, these experts analyze problem behaviors, decipher the latest studies, and correct common misconceptions and outmoded theories. The book includes:
– Effective, veterinary-approved positive training methods
– Expert advice on socialization, housetraining, diet, and exercise
– Remedies for behavior problems such as OCD and aggression
With Decoding Your Dog, the experts’ experts deliver a must-have dog behavior guide that ultimately challenge the way we think about our dogs.

 

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