Brave and Loyal

Brave and Loyal Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 9781510709119
Release 2017-01-03
Pages 224
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Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world! Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control now in use on western ranches: livestock protection dogs (also called livestock guardian dogs). Although these dogs have been used around the world for thousands of years in primitive systems of livestock production, it’s only in the past four decades that they have been put to work in America in a systematic manner. Guardian dogs were imported to the United States, and their use has allowed the expansion of predator populations into areas where the animals were previously subject to lethal control. The use of guardian dogs is typical wherever livestock may encounter predators—from fox and coyotes, to wolves and grizzly bears. In Brave and Loyal, Cat Urbigkit tracks her journeys from a Wyoming sheep ranch to learn about working livestock protection dogs around the globe. Using historic accounts, published research, personal interviews on four continents, and her own experience on western rangelands, she provides the reader an intimate look into the everyday lives of working livestock protection dogs. Brave and Loyal includes details on raising successful guardians, their behaviors, a discussion of breeds and historic use, an assessment of numbers for various predator challenges, the adoption and spread of programs to place guardians on American farms and ranches, problems and benefits associated with guardian dogs, predator ploys, and matching the dog to the predator challenge. Urbigkit’s work provides the best information on working livestock guardian dogs around the globe, accompanied by more than one hundred beautiful color photos.



Farm Dogs

Farm Dogs Author Janet Vorwald Dohner
ISBN-10 9781612125930
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 352
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Gain a deeper understanding of your canine friends through these in-depth breed profiles that showcase how working dogs think. From familiar breeds like the Border Collie, Corgi, and Dachshund to the lesser-known Akbash, Puli, and Hovawart, Janet Vorwald Dohner describes 93 breeds of livestock guardian dogs, herding dogs, terriers, and traditional multipurpose farm dogs, highlighting the tasks each dog is best suited for and describing its physical characteristics and temperament. She also offers an accessible history of how humans bred dogs to become our partners in work and beyond, providing a thorough introduction to these highly intelligent, independent, and energetic breeds.



Shepherds of Coyote Rocks Public Lands Private Herds and the Natural World

Shepherds of Coyote Rocks  Public Lands  Private Herds and the Natural World Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 9781581577792
Release 2012-09-17
Pages 312
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Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary!) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Cat Urbigkit journeys alone to spend a season on Wyoming’s open range tending to a herd of domestic sheep as they give birth amid the challenges of nature – from severe weather to a wealth of predators. Her only companions are the livestock guardian animals (BIG dogs and a pair of burros named Bill and Hillary!) that repeatedly prove their worth in devotion to protecting the herd. Urbigkit offers interesting reflections on the role of pastoralists around the globe and on the controversial issue in the Western US of private livestock herds being run on public lands. The intimate ways in which abstract public policy plays out on the open range is eye-opening. More than a tale of herding sheep, Shepherds of Coyote Rocks is an action-packed true story that reveals the broad spectrum of the human relationship with nature, from harmony to rugged adventure.



Brave Dogs Gentle Dogs

Brave Dogs  Gentle Dogs Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 1590783174
Release 2005
Pages 32
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Like other livestock in the Rocky Mountains, sheep need protection from predators, such as coyotes and wolves. Guardian dogs help ranchers protect their flocks. But they are not the typical herding dogs, and they are not native to the region. The breeds were imported from Europe, where they have been guarding livestock for thousands of years. As puppies, they are placed in fleece and learn to identify with the smell of sheep. It isn't long before they meet their first sheep and mingle with the flock. With little training, the dogs instinctively know that their job is to keep a lookout for danger and now and then do some babysitting. While doing their job, the dogs form a bond with the sheep that lasts throughout the dogs' life.



Livestock Guardians

Livestock Guardians Author Janet Vorwald Dohner
ISBN-10 9781580176958
Release 2007
Pages 229
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Includes bibliographic references (p. 215-218) and index.



Livestock Protection Dogs

Livestock Protection Dogs Author Orysia Dawydiak
ISBN-10 1577790626
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 244
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Orysia Dawydiak and David Sims have achieved international fame for their pioneering work with livestock protection dogs. For years they have championed the age-old practice of using dogs to guard herds and flocks. With the environmental damage caused by poisons and traps, livestock guardian dogs provide an ecologically sound, safe and economical alternative for farmers and ranchers trying to reduce their losses. This complete guide will tell you all you need to know, including the authors' revolutionary discoveries on temperament testing these breeds. This extraordinary book is chock full of useful information.



The Dog Behavior Problem Solver

The Dog Behavior Problem Solver Author Teoti Anderson
ISBN-10 9781621871224
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 224
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Life with a dog can bring companionship, fun, and joy. Life with a badly behaved dog can bring frustration and heartbreak. Behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners’ abandoning their dogs to shelters and surrendering them to rescues, but many of a dog’s problems can be resolved by a caring owner who’s willing to devote a little time to positive training. In The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, seasoned trainer Teoti Anderson shares her knowledge and experience with dog owners, offering insight into why dogs do what they do while showing owners how to implement reward-based training with their dogs in clear, easy-to-follow steps. INSIDE THE DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEM SOLVER: •A professional’s take on canine behavior and misbehavior to help owners better understand their dogs. •The author’s training philosophy and how she applies it with her canine clients. •The importance of using positive, or reward-based, training to build and strengthen the dog/owner bond in the process of eliminating unwanted behaviors. •A detailed study of the most common behavior issues that dogs exhibit, along with a step-by-step positive-training solution to each of these behaviors.



Puppies Puppies Everywhere

Puppies  Puppies Everywhere Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 1590783638
Release 2006
Pages 24
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Simple rhyming text describes different puppies, from large to small, and their actions, from fighting to biting.



The Guardian Team

The Guardian Team Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 1590787706
Release 2011
Pages 32
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Uses simple text and color photographs to show how Rena, a dog, and Roo, a burro, develop into guardian animals on a sheep ranch in Wyoming.



A Modern Dog s Life

A Modern Dog s Life Author Paul McGreevy
ISBN-10 9781742231051
Release 2009
Pages 320
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Dog-keeping may be as old as hunting and cave-painting, but keeping domestic dogs in family homes is a complex business. A modern dog's life offers a new approach to owning and training a dog, using the latest scientific research to help you see the world through your dog's eyes. It explains what motivates dogs, how to train the effectively, and how to meet their needs for fun and exercise.



The Shepherd s Trail

The Shepherd s Trail Author Cat Urbigkit
ISBN-10 1590785096
Release 2008
Pages 32
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"From breeding season to lambing season, and shearing in between, Cat Urbigkit takes young readers on a fascinating ride along the shepherd's trail" --from publisher.



The Midnight Dog Walkers

The Midnight Dog Walkers Author Annie Phenix
ISBN-10 9781621871187
Release 2016-03-29
Pages 224
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Aggression is a subject that no dog owner wants to talk about, but one that many owners have to face. Statistics show that aggression is not only the most serious problem in dogs but also the top reason for owners to seek out professional help for their pets. Left unchecked, an aggressive dog can become a dangerous dog, and this informative volume comes to the aid of many heartbroken owners who feel that they have tried everything to correct their dogs’ unpredictable and inappropriate behavior. Author and certified dog trainer Annie Phenix shares her belief that many reactive dogs can be rehabilitated with the right training, and she offers her expertise in positive, force-free training methods to desperate owners who have resorted to extreme measures to keep their dogs away from other people and animals. Inside The Midnight Dog Walkers: Stories and practical examples from the author based on aggressive dogs she’s trained and owned Behavioral warning signs that owners should recognize Definitions of different types of aggression and why they occur Tips on how to handle a potentially aggressive or aggressive dog The author’s force-free training philosophy and how she applies it with her clients to effect positive changes Popular myths and misconceptions about training these "grumpy growlers"



Loyal

Loyal Author Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
ISBN-10 9781426219115
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 160
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This treasury features heartwarming photographs and touching stories of dedicated working dogs who have gone above and beyond the call of duty and proven themselves as true heroes. This special collection of dog stories and photographs features four-legged heroes who have worked side by side with soldiers, searched the wreckage of natural and man-made disasters, changed families' lives through emotional support, and administered aid around the world and at home in the United States. Heart-warming photographs and touching anecdotes bring to life thirty-eight caring canines who have served the people who mean the most to them, from a German Shepherd who leads a blind man on his marathon training mssion to a belly rub-loving Sheltie who supports at-risk youth in the classroom. For anyone who has experienced the extraordinary affection of a dog, Loyal is a lasting celebration of the joys of canine companionship.



Joy Unleashed

Joy Unleashed Author Jean Baur
ISBN-10 9781510702417
Release 2016-08-16
Pages 272
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In 2007, Mary Eldergill, a volunteer member of Amigos de Los Animales (Friends of the Animals), discovered a group of newborn puppies on Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico. Mary rescued and rehabilitated them and, three months later, they flew to Newark, New Jersey, to be placed in their forever homes. Jean Baur and her husband adopted one of Mary’s rescues—a dog named Bella—and opened her Pennsylvania home to her new best friend. Just as Jean enrolled Bella in certified therapy-dog classes, she lost her job at the age of sixty-five. This new work, visiting hospital patients with her therapy job, gave Jean hope and a new purpose in life. After moving to Connecticut, Bella’s work expanded to nursing homes and elementary schools, as well as local hospitals and cancer centers. She met an Alzheimer’s patient who learned to smile again after Bella took a treat from her hand. She also befriended a six-year-old boy with autism (who previously held a deep fear of dogs) along with a disabled hospital patient who was withdrawn and uncommunicative until Bella jumped into the bed with him and coaxed him to open up again. Jean and Bella’s journey into the world of therapy-dog work gave them a bright, new outlook—and has helped countless others overcome their own struggles—while proving to all that broken souls can, indeed, be healed. Joy Unleashed is a must-read for anyone who appreciates the true power of the human-canine bond.



Dog Heroes

Dog Heroes Author Karl Meyer
ISBN-10 9781603421164
Release 2008-12
Pages 64
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Collects stories and full-color photographs of dogs who have performed heroic actions to save the lives of humans, and describes dogs that have rescued drowning sailors, saved a family from a fire, and more.



Rethink

Rethink Author Steven Poole
ISBN-10 9781501145605
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 352
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Innovation is not always as innovative as it may seem. This is the story of how old ideas that were mocked or ignored for centuries are now storming back to the cutting edge of science and technology, informing the way we lead our lives. This is the story of Lamarck and the modern-day epigeneticist whose research vindicated his mocked 200-year-old theory of evolution; of the return of cavalry use in the war in Afghanistan; of Tesla’s bringing back the electric car; and of the cognitive scientists who made breakthroughs by turning to ancient Greek philosophy. Drawing on examples from business to philosophy to science, Rethink shows what we can learn by revisiting old, discarded ideas and considering them from a novel perspective. From within all these rich anecdotes of overlooked ideas come good ones, helping us find new ways to think about ideas in our own time—from out-of-the-box proposals in the boardroom to grand projects for social and political change.



Capturing the Light

Capturing the Light Author Roger Watson
ISBN-10 9781250038326
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 320
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An intimate look at the journeys of two men—a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist—as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men—one in France, one in England—developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses—Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris—through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do—to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes—the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype—these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light by Roger Watson and Helen Rappaport charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph.