Wild Discovery Guide To Your Dog: Understanding & Caring For The Wolf Within

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9 x 10 in. (230 x 254mm) 216 pages. Hardcover. 225 full-color photographs. From barking to marking, wet noses to wagging tails, this informative guide answers the most puzzling questions about the most companionable of animals, the dog. In the spirit of the Discovery Channel television series Wild Discovery, this book delves into the heart of dog behavior, every beat of which is an echo of the wolf ancestors in each dog's bloodline. Featured in this indispensable resource are: details of the similarities between ...

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London 1999 Hardcover 1st Edition New in new dust jacket. This mint, unread, First Edition, 1st printing, HARDBACK, Discovery Books, London, 1999, has a mint, unclipped dust ... jacket that is now protected in an extra, bespoke, clear acid-free slipcover. The cover is pictorial boards ( the same image as the dust jacket ). The book size is 9" w x 10.5" h with an index and 216 pristine pages on high quality glossy paper. Lots of "Oooh...Aaah..." colour photographs. ISBN 0297825712. "Why do dogs enjoy such popularity among members of our species? Perhaps because they possess many of the qualities to which we also aspire, attributes such as intelligence, strength, loyalty, and a sense of purpose, to name but a few. These characteristics kept the family groups of their wolf ancestors successful and cohesive. In short, over the eons these traits have helped the wolves survive. And as the owners of dogs, we now use these splendid qualities to our advantage, even as we take them for granted. We feel, for instance, t Read more Show Less

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9 x 10 in. (230 x 254mm) 216 pages. Hardcover. 225 full-color photographs. From barking to marking, wet noses to wagging tails, this informative guide answers the most puzzling questions about the most companionable of animals, the dog. In the spirit of the Discovery Channel television series Wild Discovery, this book delves into the heart of dog behavior, every beat of which is an echo of the wolf ancestors in each dog's bloodline. Featured in this indispensable resource are: details of the similarities between domestic and wild dogs; insights into the dog's design, senses, life stages, and behavior; advice on choosing and training a dog; a comprehensive guide to dog care; and an authoritative directory of 50 major dog breeds. Filled with 225 vivid full-color photographs, this unique and insightful volume is sure to strike the fancy of first-time dog owners and veteran dog lovers alike.

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Rhoda Riddell
Wild Discovery Guide to Your Cat: Understanding and Caring for the Tiger Within... and Wild Discovery Guide to Your Dog: Understanding and Caring for the Wolf Within... are the perfect gifts for pet lovers, but they offer something for everyone. The 300 superb photographs of dogs and cats in domestic life and in the wild provide visual delight for any age reader. For the student, the books offers clear, authoritative information for a school report. Would-be and new pet owners can learn everything they need to know in detailed instruction on how to select, care for, and understand dogs or cats....
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Relying on the expertise of veterinarians, animal behaviorists, and zoologists, these two titles explore the connection of domestic dogs and cats to their counterparts in the wild to help owners better understand their pets. Clearly explained are the similarities between big cats and domestic cats (for example, hunting, the senses, and territoriality) and the common traits of wolves and domestic dogs (e.g., pack mentality, canine teeth, and ears). Chapters on behavior discuss body language, vocal language, learning, and intelligence. The advice on nutrition, health problems, pregnancy, aging pets, and emergency care is straightforward and easy to understand. Dispersed throughout, informational boxes give concise advice and checklists on topics such as alternative vet care, defending territory, and bathing. Each volume has 300 wonderful full-color illustrations and photographs. More informative than The Tiger on Your Couch: What the Big Cats Can Teach You About Your House Cat (LJ 3/1/92), these volumes are entertaining as well as educational and would be useful in public and school libraries.--Eva Lautemann, Georgia Perimeter Coll. Lib., Clarkston Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780297825715
  • Publisher: New Line Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Pages: 216

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Foreword to Wild Discovery Guide to Your Dog
ISBN: 1-56331-805-9
by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Author of The Hidden Life of Dogs

Why do dogs enjoy such popularity among members of our species? Perhaps because they possess many of the qualities to which we also aspire, attributes such as intelligence, strength, loyalty, and a sense of purpose, to name but a few.
        ...How much better we would be as dog owners if we knew who dogs really are, and understood what motivates them? To do so, however, we must benefit from many different kinds of information...to compile a comprehensive book about an animal as complex as a dog is no easy task, but fortunately... the editors of this work have done so to perfection.... here is new material combined with old wisdom, as informative as it is entertaining.
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