"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."
The About Pets books on our best friends are packed with hands-on information regarding buying, housing, care, feeding, health, and breeding. Includes useful addresses, veterinary data, and breed standards, as well as a section with useful addresses of clubs and websites.
A heart-warming animal adventure story about friendship and belonging that will appeal to all fans of Michael Morpurgo and Roald DahlDog wasn't really a dog, she was a human girl. But she was called Dog because that is what Uncle had always called her.Dog has never been outside of nasty Uncle's pet shop. She sleeps in a box on a floor and has no idea what the world outside looks like. Then in a flurry of color and feathers, Carlos the parrot arrives in the shop and her world as she knows it changes for ever. Managing to escape, Dog, Carlos and her best friend Esme the coati set out, in search of the same thing-somewhere they belong, somewhere they can call home. But the world is a huge, dangerous place, and they face danger and adventure at every turn. A spirit-soaring tale of adventure, friendship, and belonging.
This book examines the nature and consequences of strategic competition between the US and China, which affects the global security landscape and the emerging security architecture across the broader Asia-Pacific region. The author illustrates the evolution of Sino-US security interactions from the anti-Soviet alliance, to temporary marginalization, to eventual strategic competition and examines cases that could potentially escalate into greater conflicts. The analysis offers tantalizing glimpses into both the dangers and promising opportunities presented by this strategic fork in the road, making it of great interest to researchers and scholars in the fields of international relations and security studies.
Perhaps the question which is most frequently asked anent toy dogs is whether the keeping them as a pleasure and hobby can be combined with profit by means of breeding them and selling the puppies. To such a query it is very hard to give a definite reply, for this reason-whether or not toy dog breeding can be made profitable depends, firstly, on the character of the enterpriser, and, secondly, on that inscrutable factor-Fate.