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Beginning with the history of the breed and ending with "The Educated Havanese", this book takes you step by step through the process of deciding if a Havanese is right for you, to how to choose a breeder, choose a puppy, how to prepare for a pup, and how to survive the first few weeks with your new pup. It also has a comprehensive chapter on canine nutrition and feeding, and illustrated chapters on grooming (including a separate chapter on cording.) This is an invaluable guide for those seeking to purchase a Havanese, those who have purchased a Havanese, and anyone who is interested in learning about the Havanese. It also has a chapter devoted to Havanese Health.
Proceeds from The Havanese books are going to support H.E.A.R.T.'s current research project, the Havanese Genetics Project at Texas A&M, under the direction of Dr Keith Murphy.
The Havanese can be ordered at www.lulu.com/havanese.
“Joyous” is all about
what makes a Havanese a Havanese. It’s also all about practicality in
breeding, raising puppies and understanding the essence of canine
From the back cover
She is a University of Havana History of Art graduate, has written radio scripts and currently works in Cuban cinema. Her first research work on the Bichon Havanese, entitled "En busca del Bichón Habanero" (Searching for the Bichon Havanese), was presented in Mexico in 1990 at the First congress of the Americas on Purebred Dogs. She resides in Havana and continues her research on the Bichon Havanese.
The world-famous Bichon Havanese is the only existing purebred dog of Cuban origin, a rare blend of intelligence, personality and natural beauty. Bred for its family- oriented temperament and loving ways, the Havanese is prized in the homes of the Cuban people as well as by fanciers in Europe and America. This colourful, entertaining pet dog who is winning the hearts of dog lovers everywhere. This book provides the much-needed factual information about Bichons Havaneses and their ancestry, character and standard, as well as the proper selection, feeding, training, preventive health care and behaviour of the breed. The new owner will welcome advice about puppy-proofing the home, preparing for the pup's arrival and preventing puppy problems.
In addition to an extremely authoritative text written be a world expert, this book presents over 135 photographs in full colour, which prove to be as informative as they are attractive. Helpful hits and important information are highlighted to provide easy access to everything the reader needs to know about life with a Bichon Havanese.
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Essential reading for the owner or potential owner of the Havanese, this new handbook offers the most current and helpful information about the care and training of this intelligent and versatile toy dog. Havanese is a welcome and reliable resource on breed history, characteristics and pet attributes, breed standard, grooming, puppy care, housetraining, nutrition and feeding, basic obedience training, and proper health care. Over 75 beautiful colour photographs illustrate this indispensable handbook.
official AKC Illustrated Havanese Breed Standard. Prepared by the HCA
as an education tool for all AKC approved Havanese judges, it covers
Havanese History, illustrations to explain the Anatomy of the Havanese, an
illustrated glossary of canine terminology, as well as explanations and
illustrations of the new official Standard of the Havanese, approved
on May 7, 2001.
Published 4 times a year, the Havanese Hotline is the official publication of the Havanese Club of America. It is a great way to keep you abreast of what's going on in the Havanese community in the US. Articles, pictures, news, anecdotes, and more, make this a truly wonderful publication. You don´t have to be an HCA member to subscribe. Yearly subscription for nonmembers within the US is $32.00. Elsewhere it is $50.00. You may contact Mary Anne Luke (3150 N50 East, Greenfield, In 46140) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or maluke@PayasaHavanese.com .
The Yearbook showcases all the Havanese champions of the year. Each page is devoted to a champion, showing his/her picture, his/her registration data, breeder's name and owners' name and address, as well as his/her complete pedigree. You may contact Natalie Armitage, its editor, at NRarmitage@aol.com.
Cuba with Love, the Pedigree Book of the Havanese consists of the
following: History; Standard; Imports (152); AKC Champions, from
1999 - Dec. 2002 (509); Obedience & Agility titles; Top
Producing Sires (5 or more Champions); Top Producing Dams (3 or more
Champions); CKC Champions, from Jan. 2000 - Dec. 2002 (55);
Obedience & Agility titles; Top Producing Sires (5 or more
Champions); Top Producing Dams (3 or more Champions). There are 665,
3 and 4 generation pedigrees in the book, with sex, registration number,
color, date of birth, breeder and owner information.
A community of monks offers guidance on raising a puppy by emphasizing commitment, choosing a breed, training the dog, and avoiding intractable behavior problems later on.
The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New York monastery for more than 20 years. Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuates the essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dog's instincts, needs, and behavior.
Understanding a dog, the monks say, is the key to successfully training him. They first published this philosophy in their 1978 classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend. Now the monks concentrate on the first three months of a puppy's life in The Art of Raising a Puppy. The book observes a litter of monastery puppies from birth to 12 weeks.
Tender photographs and dialogue reflect these precious first few weeks of life. Even at this time, the human-canine link is vital; the monks stress the importance of gentle touch to help forge this connection. Basic puppy training techniques are explored and executed, all of which puppy owners should find easy to implement. Virtually all types of dog problems and dog training are examined in the book, always in compassionate and easily comprehensible language.
The monks also look well beyond surface training techniques to analyze the roots of dogs' problems and explain how training can help. Owners are taught how to gently assert dominance over their dog, which will make for a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship. Beautiful black-and-white photographs of monastery puppies will pull at every heartstring.
Helps the dog owner to understand his dog's nature, knowing when and how to discipline, and to select a breed that is appropriate to his life-style. Editorial Reviews
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend, an informal, friendly guide by The Monks of New Skete, is really two books in one: a step-by-step training manual and a philosophical discussion of the spiritual benefits of owning a dog.
The Monks, who support their community in upstate New York by breeding and training German shepherds, reveal a profound devotion to all breeds in this detailed guide to every imaginable aspect of dog ownership. They cover it all: naming the puppy, training with eye contact and jingling keys, establishing the best sleeping arrangements, even dealing with pet loneliness.
Owners are advised to think of themselves as the dog's alpha figure, to train with praise instead of punishment, and to beware of becoming the dog's maid or doorman. Throughout, the authors reflect on the deep spiritual connection possible between humans and dogs. Generations of dogs have been trained with the bestselling 1978 edition of this book. With this update, the Monks are bound to gain many new fans--happy humans and obedient canines alike. With modesty and generosity, the Monks offer an extensive list of other helpful books about dogs, as well as a useful appendix of American Kennel Club titles and terms. --Judy Fireman
A student of the renowned British trainer, Barbara Woodhouse, reveals the secrets of lifetime behavioral dog training techniques and provides information on everything from canine dietary needs to temperament testing.
The Culture Clash is special. Jean Donaldson's first book is quite simply the very best dog book I have ever read. It is utterly unique, fascinating to the extreme, and literally overflowing with information that is so new it virtually redefines the state of the art in dog behavior and training.
Written in Jean's inimitably informal yet precise lecture style, the book races along on par with a good thriller. In fact, I read the manuscript three times in a row before it was even published. The Culture Clash depicts dogs as they really are - stripped of their Hollywood fluff, with their loveable 'can I eat it, chew it, urinate on it, what's in it for me' philosophy.
Jean's tremendous affection for dogs shines through at all times, as does her keen insight into the dog's mind. Relentlessly, she champions the dog's point of view, always showing concern for their education and well being. The Culture Clash joins a very distinctive group of books and it runs at the head o! f the pack.
Like Karen Pryor's Don't Shoot the Dog, The Culture Clash has a refreshingly original perspective. Like Gwen Bohnenkamp's books, The Culture Clash cuts to the chase - no if's and no but's - here's the story - now educate your dog! Without a doubt, Jean's book is the hottest doggy item on the market - the quintessential book for dog owners and dog trainers alike - a very definite two paws up! Do yourself and your dogs a big favor: Give it a read! And let's look forward to many more books by Jean Donaldson. Dr. Ian Dunbar.
Discusses the underlying principles of behaviorial modification and explains how to apply the methodology of positive reinforcement of areas ranging from memory improvement to breaking addictive habits.
"Whatever the task, whether keeping a four-year-old quiet in public, housebreaking a puppy, coaching a team, or memorizing a poem, it will go fast, and better, and be more fun, if you know how to use reinforcement."--Karen Pryor.
Now Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips--or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior.
The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection training." How to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating or whatever, how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent. Plus. . .House training the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much more!
"In the course of becoming a renowned dolphin trainer, Karen Pryor learned that positive reinforcement (the only kind useable with dolphins, who can't be reached with leashes, bridles, fists, or yells) is even more potent that prior scientific work had suggested. . .This new book looks like the very best on the subject--a full-scale mind-changer."--Stewart Brand, The Coevolution Quarterly .
From the Back Cover "In the course of becoming a renowned dolphin trainer, Karen Pryor learned that positive reinforcement (the only kind useable with dolphins, who can't be reached with leashes, bridles, fists, or yells) is even more potent that prior scientific work had suggested. . .This new book looks like the very best on the subject--a full-scale mind-changer."--Stewart Brand, The Coevolution Quarterly.
With more than 150,000 copies sold, Mother Knows Best is one of the top training books of all time. Based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies, Benjamin's training method is humane, effective and all natural. Now we've put a bright new cover on a timeless classic.
An approach to training designed to make an obedient, reliable animal of the family dog.
The Power of Positive Dog Training is the best book yet on explaining how and why purely positive training works. Inside, you'll find easy to read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises. This book is geared toward the dog owner who wants to develop a relationship with their dog based on friendship and positive reinforcement, not fear and punishment. You get 30 chapters with instructive illustrations, including an easy-to-follow, step-by-step, six-week basic training program (with diary) for any dog.
From the Back Cover Unlock the Power of the Positive Within You and Your Dog to Achieve All Your Training Goals. Access your power! In this long-awaited book by one of the leading proponents of positive dog training, Pat Miller demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time. Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving Access your dog's power!... read more
This guide to dog training includes easy-to-read discussion of the philosophy of positive training followed by training tips and exercises.
An illustrated reference source for dog owners, listing the official breed standards and history, with advice on choosing the right dog, training, nutrition, health and grooming. Nineteenth revised edition.
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The Complete Dog Book Revised 19th Edition Since the first edition was published in 1929, The Complete Dog Book has been the premier reference on purebred dogs.
The Complete Dog Book contains the official breed standards for all 146 breeds recognized by the AKC. The totally Revised 19th Edition also features complete breed histories and a reworked Glossary. Enhanced sections include "Living with Your Dog" and "Canine Health and First Aid." This revised edition contains numerous new photographs and provides authoritative information on training and all aspects of dog ownership. New to the 19th Edition are standards, histories and photographs for the seven breeds that gained AKC recognition since the 18th Edition: the American Eskimo Dog, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Canaan Dog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog and Shiba Inu. This is in addition to those breeds currently in the Miscellaneous Class. Agility Trials and Earthdog Trials, along with the Canine Good Citizen(r) program, have been added to the growing list of AKC events. All the sports, with all the titles, are covered in this Revised 19th Edition. It's All Here! The official standard for every AKC breed, along with a photo and a detailed history of the breed. Sections on:*AKC registration procedures, including the latest forms*Joining a dog club*Choosing the right dog for you*Training*Nutrition*Responsible breeding*Grooming*Canine first aid and health*A complete Glossary, including anatomical drawingsEvery AKC sport, what titles are available and how to get involved:*Agility Trials*Canine Good Citizen(r) Program*Conformation Shows*Coonhound Events*Earthdog Trials*Field Trials*Hunting Tests and Trials*Herding Tests and Trials*Junior Showmanship*Lure Coursing Tests and Trials*Obedience Trials*Tracking Tests
Reviews the physical, behavioral, and temperamental qualities of 175 breeds and outlines a procedure for selecting a dog that matches the potential owner's personality and lifestyle.
Profiles each AKC breed, covering breed history, physical traits, health, longevity, behavior, and exercise needs.
Kids and puppies make natural friends. This heavily illustrated guide is written especially for kids, with information on dogs and how they develop and grow. Just as important are easy-to-understand instructions for boys and girls on puppy training and care—always with an emphasis on fun. Kids learn what to feed puppies and how much to give them, and how to play games that are safe and enjoyable. They also learn basics of puppy handling and grooming, giving commands and teaching obedience, tricks they can teach young canines, and much more. There are instructive and charming full-color photographs throughout the book. Suitable for ages 9-12, or 4-8 with parents' guidance.
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