Die Autorin, Ethologin an der Universität in Kiel, untersucht das vielfältige Kommunikations- und Ausdrucksverhalten des Hundes, u.a. das optische Ausdrucksverhalten und ihre domestikationsbedingten Veränderungen, Imponier- und agnostisches Verhalten, Beutefang- und Dominanzverhalten.
This book presents a cultural history of human-animal relations in Germany, Japan, Russia and the United States, with a focus on the uses of animals for comfort, healing and in developing a sense of well-being. Fujimura and Nommensen discuss the contexts in which the culture of wellbeing has developed and incorporated alternative therapies with animals. The authors turn to qualitative research conducted over a period of two years in veterinary clinics, hospices, reading programs, search and rescue organizations as well as an extensive review of existing literature on cultural studies of human-animal relations to inform their analysis of complex ways in which humans and animals interact. The extent to which animals are accepted either as members of society or, in contrast, as mere material possessions poses a cultural contradiction leading to questions of the ethical treatment of animals.
Author: Desmond Morris
Dieses Buch soll dazu beitragen, unsere vierbeinigen Freunde besser zu verstehen und übliche Fehler in der Erziehung zu vermeiden. Anschaulich werden die normalen Verhaltensweisen unserer Hunde geschildert und der Weg vom "Verstehen" über "Verständigung" bis hin zum 'Aufbau einer harmonischen Beziehung mit dem Partner Hund aufgezeigt. Anhand von Fallbeispielen wird gezeigt, w i e man das Verhalten seines Hundes beurteilt und w i e man ohne Einsatz von Leckerli, Gewalt oder Psychoterror den Hund zu einem idealen Partner macht. Vom "normalen" Hundeverhalten (das nicht unbedingt erwünscht ist) über das Lern- und Lehrverhalten bis hin zur Beziehung zwischen Hund und Mensch wird der Weg gezeigt. Anhand von Beispielen wird erklärt, wie man "normales", aber unerwünschtes Verhalten in erwünschtes Verhalten ändert und vieles mehr.
One of our all time best selling books is now in its second edition with three additional chapters, color photos and descriptive captions. Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably "calming signals" which are signals dogs give to other dogs and humans to denote stress and to attempt defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. Written in practical, down-to-earth, logical language. Companion DVD, 'Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You', DTB788, is also available.
From the founder of “clicker” training, the widely praised humane approach to shaping animal behavior, comes a fascinating book—part memoir, part insight into how animals and people think and behave. A celebrated pioneer in the field of no-punishment animal training, Karen Pryor is responsible for developing clicker training—an all-positive, safe, effective way to modify and shape animal behavior—and she has changed the lives of millions of animals. Practical, engrossing, and full of fascinating stories about Pryor’s interactions with animals of all sorts, Reaching the Animal Mind presents the sum total of her life’s work. She explains the science behind clicker training, how and why it works, and offers step-by-step instructions on how you can clicker-train any animal in your life. For bonus video clips, slide shows, articles, downloadable exercises, and links expanding on the contents of the book, go to ReachingtheAnimalMind.com.
In this breakthrough book, Morgan Spector shows you how and why to use clicker training, the technology of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement, to train your dog. Whether you're starting off with a new puppy or headed for the Obedience ring, these step-by-step instructions will work for you.
Mit Hunden Leben
Author: Jan Fennell
Retriever haben eine große Leidenschaft: das Apportieren. So wundert es nicht, dass es Retrieverhalter raus in die Natur zieht, um die Jagdleidenschaft ihres Hundes in die richtigen Bahnen zu lenken. Norma Zvolsky beginnt mit der Grundausbildung und beschreibt den Aufbau des Dummytrainings vom Welpen bis zum Profi. Geduld und das Einlassen auf die besonderen Charaktereigenschaften des eigenen Hundes stehen dabei im Vordergrund. Ein Ausbildungskonzept, das für alle Jagdhunderassen, die gern apportieren, geeignet ist.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Publisher: Tor Books
A bookstore can be a wonderful, welcoming place of both commerce and curiosity. That's the goal for Woody, an American recently transferred to England to run a branch of Texts. He wants a clean, orderly store and lots of sales to show his bosses when they arrive from the States for a pre-Christmas inspection. Not easy given the shop's location in a foggy strip mall. And things keep going wrong. No matter how often the shelves are put in order before the doors are locked at night, when the staff returns in the morning, books are lying all over the floor, many damp and damaged beyond repair. The store's computers keep acting up-errors appear in brochures and ads and orders disappear completely. And even when the machines are turned off, they seem to glow with a spectral gray light. The hit-and-run death of an employee in the store's parking lot marks a turning point. One employee accuses another of making sexual advances and they come to blows. Between one sentence and the next, one loses his ability to read. The security monitors display half-seen things crawling between the stacks that vanish before anyone can find them. Desperate, Woody musters his staff for an overnight inventory. When the last customers reluctantly depart, leaving almost-visible trails of slime shining behind them, the doors are locked, sealing Woody and the others inside for a final orgy of shelving. The damp, grey, silent things that have been lurking in the basement and hiding in the fog may move slowly, but they are inexorable. This bookstore is no haven. It is the doorway to a hell unlike any other. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Author: Serena Hodson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Celebrated pet photographer Serena Hodson's silly, drooly, whimsical, and fun Upside-Down Dogs is sure to bring a smile to every dog lover's face. Her unique perspective brings these sweet, full color photos to life on the page. Hodson takes beautiful color photographs of man's best friend...but her furry subjects are always upside down. The results are stunning, charming, and laugh out loud adorable. No matter the breed, no matter the background, Hodson is able to capture the sweet personality of each dog she works with. There's no better book to help someone turn their frown upside down.
Learn Mark Rashid’s methods for training a “good” horse in this must-have book for compassionate horse trainers and owners. In A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color, internationally renowned horseman Mark Rashid shares his methods for training horses through communication rather than force. As he tells humorous, feel-good stories that deal with the many facets of buying, owning, and training horses, Rashid relates his techniques of teaching these special animals by examining their view of the world. Tales of Arabs, appaloosas, and paints—breeds that are too often mistrusted and mistreated—will give readers a new perspective on these breeds, and others. This revised edition of A Good Horse Is Never a Bad Color features added introductory notes for each chapter, contributing to a better understanding of Rashid’s training philosophy.
K9 Working Breeds
Author: Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press
In order to understand people better, we often look to their past. Resi Gerritsen and Ruud Haak show that the same is true for dog breeds. By taking a look back through the history of those breeds most active in K9 work, Gerritsen and Haak reveal why the traits of each breed emerged to make them world class K9 workers. Each chapter in this book examines the history, characteristics, training experience, and physical defects of the world's best working breeds. Only through understanding a breed's history can a K9 handler truly appreciate the different characteristics and capabilities of the dog they're working with. Knowing this information is invaluable in training a dog in order to develop his full potential. To this end, the authors include a chapter devoted to the difference in training the increasingly popular Malinois versus the previous top K9 worker, the German Shepherd.
Taking Animals Seriously
Author: David DeGrazia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Transcending the overplayed debate between utilitarians and rights theorists, the book offers a fresh methodological approach with specific constructive conclusions about our treatment of animals. David DeGrazia provides the most thorough discussion yet of whether equal consideration should be extended to animals' interests, and examines the issues of animal minds and animal well-being with an unparalleled combination of philosophical rigor and empirical documentation. This book is an important contribution to the field of animal ethics.