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Cesar's Way
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar's Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions. Cesar's formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected.

The Dog's Mind
Bruce Fogle, Anne B. Wilson (Illustrator)
How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? Why do they suffer stress and how can it be coped with? Combining twenty years of practical experience as a veterinarian with an understanding of the latest research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.

Leader of the Pack
Nancy Baer, Steve Duno
Experienced animal behaviorists Nancy Baer and Steve Duno demonstrate that dogs, like their wolf cousins, are essentially pack animals and need to establish dominance. In this practical, straightforward training book you will learn how to take a firm lead and the specific steps required to eliminate the aggressive attitude of your dog. No matter what kind of dog you have, the real life examples and simple, nonconfrontational exercises in Leader of the Pack will help both of you live happily ever after.

Why Do Dogs Drink out of the Toilet?
Marty Becker, Gina Spadafori
The title question only opens a Pandora's Box of canine quandaries: Are dogs ticklish? Can they get sunburn? Do female dogs have biological clocks? Why do pooches love to swim but hate to bathe? Can dogs cure asthma? Can dogs recognize their long-lost litter mates? Marty Becker, a.k.a. America's Favorite Vet, and syndicated pet-care columnist Gina Spadafori ponder these and more pet questions. Instructive and fun.

Good Owners, Great Dogs
Brian Kilcommons, Sarah Wilson
The only American to have studied and worked with the renowned Barbara Woodhouse solves all those "bad dog" problems by showing owners how to read dogs' body language and communicate with patience, praise, and clarity.

If You Tame Me
Leslie Irvine
Nearly everyone who cares about them believes that dogs and cats have a sense of self that renders them unique. Traditional science and philosophy declare such notions about our pets to be irrational and anthropomorphic. Animals, they say, have only the crudest form of thought and no sense of self at all. If You Tame Me challenges these entrenched views by demonstrating that our experience of animals and their behavior tells a different story. Irvine looks closely at how people form "connections" with dogs and cats and reflects on her own relationships with animals. If You Tame Me makes a persuasive case for the existence of a sense of self in companion animals and calls upon us to reconsider our rights and obligations regarding the non-human creatures in our lives.

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