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Bad Dog

Bad Dog

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Meet Hola. She's a nightmare. But she's gorgeous.

Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained, so it's not her fault if she tackles strangers, chews on furniture, and runs after buses. That honor falls to Marty, Hola's supposed master, who is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty's in debt and out of shape; he's about to lose his job, and his wife, too, if he can't get his life--and his dog--under control. Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

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(A true story.)
Meet Hola. She's a nightmare, but it's not her fault if she tackles strangers and chews on furniture, or if she runs after buses and fried chicken containers and drug dealers. No one ever told her not to. Worse yet, she scares her family. Hola may be the most beautiful Bernese mountain dog in the world, but she's never been trained. At least not by anyone who knew what he was doing.
Hola's supposed master, Marty, is a high-functioning alcoholic. A TV writer turned management consultant, Marty's in debt and out of shape; he's about to lose his job, and one day he emerges from a haze of peach-flavored vodka to find he's on the verge of losing his wife, Gloria, too, if he can't get his life--and his dog--under control.
Desperately trying to save his marriage, Marty throws himself headlong into the world of competitive dog training. Unfortunately, he knows even less than Hola, the only dog ever to be expelled from her puppy preschool twice. Somehow, together, they need to get through the American Kennel Club's rigorous Canine Good Citizen test. Of course, Hola first needs to learn how to sit.
It won't be easy. It certainly won't be pretty. But maybe, just maybe, there will be cheesecake.

Bad Dog

Bad Dog

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Bad habits, bad attitudes, bad breath. With a weakness for bad outfits and having bad hair days. Dogs are no less bad than cats, so it was only a matter of time before, emboldened by the runaway success of Bad Cat, the #1 New York Times bestseller with 487,000 copies in print, dogs would be begging for the chance to speak out. Dogs like:

Trixie, the puppy eating her own foot, who says: "If you're wondering, it tastes like chicken." Or the aging Sam, eyes popping out of his head and granny glasses askew: "Sweet mother of mercy--the Viagra's working!" Or Tasia, a big mutt forced to wear little Santa hats, who snarls: "I'd like to roast your chestnuts on an open fire." There's Dallas the surly yoga instructor. The old letch Samson, half-mastiff and half-slobber. Barley of the Order of the Vested Shih Tzus. Devil-worshipping Penny. Friend of sailors Miz Skeeter Bug. And Charlie, whose words should be heeded by every owner who thinks it's cute to dress up the family pet: "Listen to me! I am not a bird. I am not a plane. I'm just your dog, Charlie." In the same format as Bad Cat, with 244 truly funny photographs (including a number of group portraits), plus name, age, hobby, and candid quote.

Bad Dog to Good Dog

Bad Dog to Good Dog

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Your dog is an important member of your family, Dr. Quixi Sontang's new approach to train your dog based on dog psychology will help you manage problem behavior and create positive solutions. Creating a sound social structure for your breed and focusing on regular basic training as well as advanced skills both owners and dogs will benefit from the suggested exercises. A complete manual for keeping your extended furry family happy and healthy.
Bad Dog!

Bad Dog!

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What would happen if, instead of bolting your doors against the intrusion of demons you invited them in?

Bad Dog! is a vivid testament to the unforeseen love, beauty, and redemption discovered in the most difficult times and places. It reads like a collection of closely linked short stories (think JD Salinger) but is in fact a work of literary nonfiction (think Robert Fulgham, or Augusten Burroughs). Bad Dog! will appeal to anyone who has fallen into dark places and wants to climb back into the light.

With quietly crafted poetic language of a quality rarely seen in spiritual books, Lin Jensen tells the stories of his remarkably difficult life: his tumultuous early years on a struggling Midwestern turkey farm, his failed marriage, and the search for meaning that led him eventually to become a Zen teacher. The raw and earthy lessons of Bad Dog! cut to the quick with an understated power, and the reader is left at the end of each chapter subtly transformed, able to reflect more deeply and more fruitfully on the struggles of our own lives. Lin Jensen's writing has rare poetic and literary merit.

Lin Jensen received the Best Nonfiction/Spiritual Book award from Today's Librarian for his previous book, Uncovering the Wisdom of the Heartmind. He has taught writing in various colleges and universities for over twenty years, and continues to teach Buddhist ethics and practices at Chico State University. He is the founding teacher and senior teacher emeritus of the Chico Zen Sangha, in Chico, California, where he lives with his wife.

Bad Dog's Diary: A Year in the Life of Blake: Lover . . . Fighter . . . Dog

Bad Dog's Diary: A Year in the Life of Blake: Lover . . . Fighter . . . Dog

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Blake is a lovable mongrel just trying to lead a happy life; he loves his owner, fiercely defends his territory against interlopers (including his owner s new lady friend and her cat), does his best to avoid the frequently threatened neutering, and spends a lot of his time either scooting across the carpet or chasing local tail. It really is a dog s life, and Blake has kindly taken the time to keep a diary of a year in his own lifeproviding a hilarious glimpse into the mind and world of your average mutt. Adorably illustrated throughout inhis own hand, Blake gives insight into the canine world from a true dog's dog, including what it means to be pack leader, living with the threat of castration, what dogs really think about canned food, the joys of leg-humping, and, of course, the political and social injustices of the traditional humancanine relationship. Backed up by a host of friends, including Scottie, a geriatric, sex-mad Westie, and Constable, a dim-witted best-of-breed TV personality, Blake's plans take unexpected turns as the year progresses. Hilarious, wise, and often touching, Blake shows us exactly why there will always be a place in the human world for dogs."
Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The

Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The

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Bad Dogs Have More Fun is an unforgettable collection of more than seventy-five newspaper articles from The Philadelphia Inquirer written by former columnist John Grogan. Combining humor, wit, poignancy, and affection, these columns provide insight into the intriguing and wonderful world we live in. Whether it be writing about animals (from dogs to elephants to geese!), powerful and moving comments about his own and other families, trenchant comments on life s foibles and farces, or his interviews and interactions with people who are memorable and unusual in their own right, John Grogan makes us laughhe makes us cryhe makes us think."
Be the Pack Leader

Be the Pack Leader

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The bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer shows you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life-and your own

Be the Pack Leader is Cesar Millan's guide for taking your relationship with your dog to a higher level. By developing the skills necessary to become the calm-assertive owner your dog needs in order for him to live a balanced, fulfilled life, you'll improve your dog's behavior and your own life as well.

Be the Pack Leader is filled with practical tips and techniques, including:

- How to use calm-assertive energy in relating to your dog--and to others around you
- The truth about behavioral tools, from leashes and harnesses to clickers and e-collars
- How to satisfy the needs of your dog's breed
- Success stories from Cesar's clients, viewers, and fans--including the Grogan family of Marley & Me fame
- A quick reference guide of specific, step-by-step procedures to tackling some of the most common dog behavior problems


"[Cesar] arrives amid chaos and leaves behind peace."
--Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

"[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing. . . . He deserves a cape and a mask."
--New York Times

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog...and Your Life

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog...and Your Life

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Bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life-and your own.
Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the Grogan family, owners of Marley from "Marley & Me") and his popular television show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, " Cesar helps you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.
The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behavior tools available and the difference between "personality" and "instability."
Ultimately, what emerges from "Be the Pack Leader" are both happier dogs "and" happier, more centered owners.
Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

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For dog owners and lovers everywhere, C. J. Frick's Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are is a humorous, fully illustrated book that shows us that even when we feel at our worst, our dogs still think we're the best--so start acting like it!
Bear

Bear

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The angry grizzly and the cuddly teddy: few animals possess such a range of personas as the bear. Here, Robert Bieder surveys the wealth of imagery, myths, and stories that surrounds the bear. Beginning with the dawn bear, the small dog-sized ancestor of all bears who hails from 25 million years ago, Bieder embarks on a fascinating exploration of the evolutionary history of the bear family, from extinct species such as the cave bear and giant short-faced bear to the mere eight species that survive today.

Bear draws on cultural material from around the world to examine the various legends and myths surrounding the bear, including ceremonies and taboos that govern the hunting, killing, and eating of bears. The book also looks at the role of bears in modern culture as the subjects of stories, songs, and films; as exhibited objects in circuses and zoos; and, perhaps most famously, as toys. Bieder also considers the precarious future of the bear as it is threatened by loss of habitat, poaching, global warming, and disease and discusses the impact of human behavior on bears and their environments.

Accompanied by numerous vibrant photographs and illustrations, and written in an engaging fashion, Bear is an appealing and informative volume for anyone who has curled up with Winnie-the-Pooh or marveled at this powerful king of the forest.

Beasts

Beasts

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In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions--love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the wild is a matter of projection.

Animals predators kill to survive, but animal aggression is not even remotely equivalent to the violence of mankind. Humans are the most violent animals to our own kind in existence. We lack what all other animals have: a check on the aggression that would destroy the species rather than serve it. In Beasts, Masson brings to life the richness of the animal world and strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we fear, offering a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression.

Beasts

Beasts

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In his previous bestsellers, Masson has showed us that animals can teach us much about our own emotions-love (dogs), contentment (cats), and grief (elephants), among others. In Beasts, he demonstrates that the violence we perceive in the "wild" is a matter of projection.

Animals predators kill to survive, but animal aggression is not even remotely equivalent to the violence of mankind. Humans are the most violent animals to our own kind in existence. We lack what all other animals have: a check on the aggression that would destroy the species rather than serve it. In Beasts, Masson brings to life the richness of the animal world and strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we fear, offering a powerful and compelling look at our uniquely human propensity toward aggression.

Beautiful Cats

Beautiful Cats

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Cats were revered by the ancient Egyptians, beloved by the witches of Salem - and now find themselves celebrated in this delightful tribute. Sashaying in front of our photographer's lens are 40 of the world'd most remarkable and best-loved breeds, from the Bengal to the Birman, the Rex to the Ragamuffin. Each of the stunning portraits of these prize-winning felines is accompanied by a description of the breed, and a succinct introduction charts the history of the cat, from animal worship to prize-winning glamour puss.
Beautiful Old Dogs

Beautiful Old Dogs

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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.

Beauty and the Beast:: Human Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards 1905-1935

Beauty and the Beast:: Human Animal Relations as Revealed in Real Photo Postcards 1905-1935

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From fairy tales to photography, nowhere is the complexity of human-animal relationships more apparent than in the creative arts. Art illuminates the nature and significance of animals in modern, Western thought, capturing the complicated union that has long existed between the animal kingdom and us. In Beauty and the Beast, authors Arluke and Bogdan explore this relationship through the unique lens of photo post-cards. This visual medium offers an enormous and relatively untapped archive to compelling document their subject.
Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild

Becoming a Tiger: How Baby Animals Learn to Live in the Wild

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From the co-author of the New York Times bestseller When Elephants Weep comes a book that uses true stories backed by scientific research to explore the way young animals discover their worlds and learn how to survive.

How does a baby animal figure out how to get around in the world? How much of what animals know is instinctive, and how much must they learn?

In Becoming a Tiger, bestselling author Susan McCarthy addresses these intriguing matters, presenting fascinating and funny examples of animal behaviour in the laboratory and in the wild. McCarthy shows us how baby animals transform themselves from clueless kittens, clumsy cubs, or scrawny chicks into efficient predators, successful foragers, or deft nest-builders. From geese to mice, dolphins to orang-utans, bats to (of course) tigers, McCarthy's warm, amusing, and insightful examinations of animal life and developments provides a surprising window into the mental worlds of our fine fuzzy, furred, finned, and feathered friends.

oReaders will be fascinated by a close look at animal intelligence, learning, and family life.

Becoming Animal: An Essay on Wonder

Becoming Animal: An Essay on Wonder

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David Abram's first book, "The Spell of the Sensuous"--hailed as "revolutionary" by the "Los Angeles Times, " as "daring and truly original" by "Science"--has become a classic of environmental literature. Now Abram returns with a startling exploration of our human entanglement with the rest of nature.
As the climate veers toward catastrophe, the innumerable losses cascading through the biosphere make vividly evident the need for a metamorphosis in our relation to the living land. For too long we've inured ourselves to the wild intelligence of our muscled flesh, taking our primary truths from technologies that hold the living world at a distance. This book subverts that distance, drawing readers ever deeper into their animal senses in order to explore, from within, the elemental kinship between the body and the breathing Earth.
The shapeshifting of ravens, the erotic nature of gravity, the eloquence of thunder, the pleasures of being edible: all have their place in Abram's investigation. He shows that from the awakened perspective of the human animal, awareness (or mind) is not an exclusive possession of our species but a lucid quality of the biosphere itself--a quality in which we, along with the oaks and the spiders, steadily participate.
With the audacity of its vision and the luminosity of its prose, "Becoming Animal" sets a new benchmark for the human appraisal of our place in the whole.