Pencil drawing is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. In Drawing: Dogs & Puppies, artists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic pet portraits in pencil, while intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. Along the way, artists will also learn valuable information about planning a drawing; working from photographs; mastering perspective; and rendering a range of textures, including short fur, long fur, curly fur, noses, and much more. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. From choosing the right drawing paper to learning how to handle the pencil to mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies features valuable information for learning to draw a variety of canine companions in graphite pencil, including a pug, a golden retriever, a Great Dane, and more step by step. With expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies is the perfect addition to any dog-loving artist's reference library.
After our family, nothing comes closer to stroking our heartstrings than our pets. Both felines and canines are the favorites for most folks. But for our discussion today, we are going to help you determine whether you have a healthy dog. "Fido" can't speak for himself and relies on you to be his eyes and ears for everything in his or her world. That means everything from what is the best diet to reading the signs of illness. In How to Have a Healthy Dog you will find answers to the questions that your pet isn't able to ask. Hopefully our input will create a long and healthy life for your revered pet. Let's get started!
"Dogs, not unlike people, can develop behavior problems and find themselves in serious trouble. Some of the dogs I see are causing marital tensions, have been quarantined for biting people, and have triggered lawsuits by neighbors and even relatives. As a dog trainer who has specialized in problem behavior for over thirty years, I see wild, unruly, often frightening dogs every day. "In order to help a dog, I have to 'go through' their guardians. Most of my clients are receptive to my advice, but some can be difficult to teach. Complex and difficult personalities abound, a fact which can create obvious challenges." Gary Abelov has trained dogs for nearly three decades, and discovered that the biggest challenge is: the owner. Join us for many fascinating stories of wonderful dogs and "interesting" owners, as well as tips on how to be a better pet guardian and client. Also included is the story of Gary's walk across Missouri with his dog Scout, in order to bring attention to the cruel treatment of canines in "puppy mills."
Dieter Senghaas today is the world's leading figure in the field of conflict research, conflict management research, and the study of the prerequisites of lasting peace. The fact that virulent conflict within what Senghaas calls the OECD world, essentially the European Union, has become unthinkable over the past half-century encourages him - in the face of violent conflict in many parts of the world - to be reasonably optimistic about the prospect for our planet as a whole.
My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian. This is what my mother told me, I do not know these nice distinctions myself. To me they are only fine large words meaning nothing. My mother had a fondness for such; she liked to say them, and see other dogs look surprised and envious, as wondering how she got so much education. But, indeed, it was not real education; it was only show: she got the words by listening in the dining-room and drawing-room when there was company, and by going with the children to Sunday-school and listening there; and whenever she heard a large word she said it over to herself many times, and so was able to keep it until there was a dogmatic gathering in the neighborhood, then she would get it off, and surprise and distress them all, from pocket-pup to mastiff, which rewarded her for all her trouble. If there was a stranger he was nearly sure to be suspicious, and when he got his breath again he would ask her what it meant. And she always told him. He was never expecting this but thought he would catch her; so when she told him, he was the one that looked ashamed, whereas he had thought it was going to be she. The others were always waiting for this, and glad of it and proud of her, for they knew what was going to happen, because they had had experience.