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.
Author: Turid Rugaas
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Barking is more than just noise. Barking is natural and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine "calming signals," turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. Think of barking as your dog's language. By learning to identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize their negative effects.
Is walking your dog a tug-of-war? At last, a simple way to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling your arm off! Norwegian dog trainer, Turid Rugaas, internationally known for her ground-breaking work on canine body language and author of On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, turns her attention to the common problem of dogs that pull while on a leash. In My Dog Pulls. What Do I Do? you will learn Turids quick and easy method to train any age, size or breed of dog to walk calmly and quietly on a loose leash. Her approach is humane and based on a solid understanding of why dogs pull and how to work with the dogs nature and the environment to overcome the problem. City, town or country walking will become more relaxed, reducing stress for dog and owner. My Dog Pulls explains: Why dogs develop pulling problems.Simple steps to retraining even a vigorous puller.How to rehabilitate the puller with clear, helpful photographs. Correct use of leashes, collars and harnesses. What works, what doesnt.Troubleshooting problems that arise in training.
The Hidden Life of Dogs
Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
“A fascinating glimpse into the canine world, possibly deeper and more accurate than any we have had until now” (The New York Times Book Review). Long before the Dog Whisperer, anthropologist Elizabeth Marshall Thomas revealed to readers the nature of pack dynamics, leading to a completely new understanding of dogs, their personalities, and their desires. Based on thirty years of living with and observing dogs, The Hidden Life of Dogs asks one question: What do dogs want? To find out, we must meet the pack. First there is Misha, a husky Thomas followed on her daily rounds of more than 130 square miles. Then there is Maria, who adored Misha, bore his puppies, and clearly mourned when he moved away; the brave pug Bingo and his little wife, Violet; the dingo Viva; and other colorful characters. In observing them, Thomas learned that what dogs want most of all is other dogs. Informative and captivating, The Hidden Life of Dogs will give every canine owner and canine lover great insight into dog behavior. “A wonderful book . . . Too bad dogs can’t read. They’d be fascinated. Dog people will be too.” —USA Today
What can you do to make the world a better place? Libby and her husband Jason have moved back to his hometown to turn the family B&B into a boutique hotel. They have left London behind and all the memories - good and bad - that went with it. The injured woman Libby finds lying in the remote country road has lost her memory. She doesn't know why she came to be there, and no one seems to be looking for her. When Libby offers to take her in, this one small act of kindness sets in motion a chain of events that will change many people's lives . . . 'A beautifully written story about friendship, trust and love. I adored it.' - Milly Johnson A perfect summer read for fans of Jojo Moyes and Katie Fforde.
An examination of canine behavioral disorders shares often humorous case studies that offer reassurance to troubled pet owners and address such conditions as growling and separation anxiety
A Revision of the Treaty
Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
OF INTEREST TO: readers of 20th-century history, students of economics I do not admit error in having based The Economic Consequences of the Peace on a literal interpretation of the Treaty of Versailles, or in having examined the results of actually carrying it out. I argued that much of it was impossible; but I do not agree with many critics, who held that, for this very reason, it was also harmless. -from "The State of Opinion" Almost immediately after its ratification, it became clear that the Treaty of Versailles, ending World War I, was at least partly unworkable-and in this 1922 work, famed economist John Maynard Keynes dissected the problems he saw as the Treaty was being put into practice. In what he called a sequel to his 1919 book The Economic Consequences of the Peace, Keynes discusses: . the debate over German reparations . the legality of occupying Germany east of the Rhine . the division of reparations among the allies . how to best handle inter-ally debt . and more... British economist JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES (1883-1946) also wrote The End of Laissez-Faire (1926), The Means to Prosperity (1933), and General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936). ALSO FROM COSIMO: Keynes's A Treatise on Probability and Indian Currency and Finance
Author: Raymond Coppinger, Lorna Coppinger
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A look at the biological needs and dispositions of our canine companions looks at eight different types of dogs and argues that their domestication evolved from dogs who found an ecological niche for themselves in Mesolithic village dumps.
Author: Matteo Andreozzi, Silvana Castignone, Alma Massaro
Publisher: LED Edizioni Universitarie
Gli animali non-umani provano emozioni? Chiunque conviva o abbia convissuto con un cane, un gatto o un qualsiasi altro animale da compagnia resterebbe stupito di fronte ad una simile domanda, e risponderebbe senza esitazione «ma certo!», citando, ad esempio, le manifestazioni di affetto di Fido quando ritorna a casa, o il suo sguardo supplichevole rivolto alla porta e al guinzaglio quando vuole uscire, e così via, con una sfilza interminabile di esempi. Tuttavia, per molti la questione non è così pacifica: quelle degli animali non-umani – dicono – sono semplici reazioni istintive, dovute all’abitudine e al training, nei confronti di qualcosa che desiderano o che dà loro fastidio o dolore, e non hanno nulla a che fare con le vere emozioni che sono soltanto le nostre, quelle umane. Le emozioni infatti sono moti dell’anima, presuppongono consapevolezza di sé, autocoscienza e un grado di complessità e di sensibilità sconosciuto agli animali di qualunque specie non-umana. Ma anche le emozioni umane non è poi detto che abbiano sempre goduto di una buona stampa, perché sono considerate irrazionali, tali da impedirci di agire per il meglio, in grado di obnubilare il nostro raziocinio e di trascinarci fuori dalla retta via, che è quella del ragionamento, delle decisioni prese con calma, con riflessione. Nel contrasto ragione-emozione la risposta tradizionale va tutta a favore della prima, vista come l’unica vera caratteristica che distingue l’essere umano. Le emozioni rappresentano un po’ il nostro lato profondo, complicato, che conosciamo ancora poco, nonostante l’aiuto della psicologia: come possiamo pensare di attribuirle anche agli animali non-umani? The volume is linked with the conference ‘The Emotional Life of Animals’ , which was held in Genoa, Italy, on May 12th-13th, 2012. The conference was sponsored by the National Research Council and organized by Minding Animals Italy (MAnIta), in collaboration with the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Italian Institute of Bioethics, and the Museum of Natural History ‘Doria’. Scholars from different disciplines have had the opportunity to meet and discuss common issues, dealing also with the representatives of a number of Italian animal welfare organizations. The volume considers some of the many questions that arise from the recognition of an emotional life to non-human animals, as the now famous Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness recently did. The essays collected try to answer such questions and to raise more fundamental questions. The common starting point is the belief that understanding ‘their’ emotional life can also mean to understand ourselves better.
Author: Russell S. Winer
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This book reflects the dynamic environment inhabited by today's marketers, helping readers understand the marketplace and integrate the appropriate information into marketing decisions. Its modern, integrated presentation and strategy-based focus covers only those critical, fundamental topics required to succeed in future course or professional work. Topics include the concept of marketing; the marketing manager's job; the development of a marketing strategy; marketing research; consumer behavior and analysis; organizational buying behavior; market structure and competitor analysis; marketing mix decision-making; communications and advertising strategy; channels of distribution; the personal sales channel; pricing; sales promotion; customer relationship management; strategies for service markets; strategies for technology-based markets; global marketing strategies; and new product development. For practicing marketing managers, business managers, and IT
Come calmare il cane
Author: Aldo La Spina
Publisher: De Vecchi Editore
ePUB: FL3914; ePDF: FL3915
Questo testo fa parte di una collana di studi tecnici sul cane dedicato a materie che investono gli aspetti fisici e fisiologici dei cani e delle razze canine. I temi trattati non riguardano gli aspetti psichici del cane, come la sua etologia, psicologia, comportamento e le materie correlate come l'educazione o l'addestramento. Non vi sono trattati neppure argomenti legati all'allevamento – come la riproduzione e la crescita – o alla convivenza con il cane domestico – come la salute, l'igiene, l'alimentazione o le cure sanitarie. La collana si occupa dei cani e delle razze canine sotto l'aspetto strutturale e della loro conformazione in relazione al loro impiego. I motivi per cui l'uomo ha selezionato così tante razze canine – sfruttando la notevole plasticità genetica del Canis lupus familiaris – sono fondamentalmente due: per avere un animale da affezione o per destinarlo a qualche scopo specifico. Qui si parlerà in particolare dei vari aspetti coinvolti nella seconda delle motivazioni ma anche dei particolari che ne caratterizzano l'aspetto. In sintesi, si discute di tutto ciò che può essere utile a una valutazione fenotipica dei cani e delle razze canine. Si ritiene doveroso precisare – infine – che i contenuti di ciascun volume possono prevedere digressioni su temi affini il cui svolgimento sia ritenuto utile alla migliore esposizione del tema principale. Pertanto non sarà improbabile che il Lettore si imbatta in concetti ripresi, sottolineati, riformulati sotto altre angolazioni o ulteriormente approfonditi, con il fine di fornire una loro migliore esposizione.