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.
Labrador und Golden Retriever gehören zu den beliebtesten Rassen weltweit und begeistern als Familienhund genauso wie als Jagdbegleiter. Dieser bewährte Begleiter durch die Welpen- und Junghundzeit bietet Retrieverhaltern fundierten Rat: von der Auswahl des passenden Hundes über die Eingewöhnung bis zur Retriever-spezifischen Ausbildung, dem Apportieren. Norma Zvolsky beschreibt die unterschiedlichen Entwicklungsphasen und was der Welpe wann lernen sollte. So wird der Halter sicher durch das erste Jahr geführt, um seinen Hund optimal zu fördern und ihn auf ein Leben als souveräner erwachsener Hund vorzubereiten.
„Das Kosmos Erziehungsprogramm“ gilt als das Standardwerk für eine erfolgreiche Hundeerziehung und umfasst alle Übungen, mit der jeder Hund zu einem fröhlichen und gehorsamen Gefährten erzogen werden kann. Das Besondere an diesem Buch: Für jede Übung werden verschiedene Trainingsmethoden aufgezeigt, die individuell an jedes Mensch-Hund-Team angepasst werden können. Aktualisierte und erweiterte Informationen auf dem neuesten Stand der modernen Hundeerziehung machen diese Neuausgabe zu einem unentbehrlichen Ratgeber. Mit praxisnahen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen sowie detaillierten Übungsplänen für jedes Hörzeichen ist der Erziehungserfolg für Welpen und erwachsene Hunde garantiert.
Author: Aleksandr Klimuk
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Hailing from central Asia, the home of fierce nomadic horsemen, the Akhal-Teke is a horse breed known for its speed, intelligence, and shimmering metallic coat. Featuring more than 150 remarkable images, Golden Horse captures the beauty of these ancient steeds. The photographs of Artur Baboev, a Russian photographer whose love for the breed sent him on a quest across the globe, are accompanied by an authoritative account of the history and qualities of the “golden horse.” This book is a must-have for all horse lovers, owners, breeders, and riders.
Author: Ezekiel Boone
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The United States goes to war against the queen spiders that threaten to overtake the human race forever in this thrilling and horrifying finale of the “captivating, engaging, and completely terrifying” (My Guilty Obsession) internationally bestselling Hatching series. The world is on the brink of apocalypse. Zero Day has come. The only thing more terrifying than millions of spiders is the realization that those spiders work as one. But among the government, there is dissent: do we try to kill all of the spiders, or do we gamble on Professor Guyer’s theory that we need to kill only the queens? For President Stephanie Pilgrim, it’s an easy answer. She’s gone as far as she can—more than two dozen American cities hit with tactical nukes, the country torn asunder—and the only answer is to believe in Professor Guyer. Unfortunately, Ben Broussard and the military men who follow him don’t agree, and Pilgrim, Guyer, and the loyal members of the government have to flee, leaving the question: what’s more dangerous, the spiders or ourselves?
Millions of cats and dogs live in European and American households, and almost all of them are regularly treated with far too many and useless vaccinations, chemical coshes called “medicines” and absurd diet meals which make them ill. In her bestselling tell-all book Dogs would live longer if ... veterinarian Dr. Jutta Ziegler points out everything that is going wrong in veterinary practice. She reveals the interdependence of the veterinary business and the animal feed industry, and offers case examples to explain how our pets should NOT be fed and treated. This book offers important information and advice for the responsible pet owner on how to protect their animal and themselves against corrupt and unscrupulous veterinarians for whom money is more important than ethics, and who opt to put on the line the lives of the animals entrusted to them, giving priority to their own wallet. Every pet owner who loves their pet should read this book!
Author: Keith Erlandson
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Gundog Training is written by a practicing professional. Chapters cover breeds, choice of puppy, and all phases of training, water work, shooting days, and field trials.
Author: David Alderton
Publisher: i5 Publishing
For beginning aquatic fancier looking to start out right with fish, Freshwater Aquariums by David Alderton is the ideal primer. A vertebrate that breathe primarily by means of gills and swim by means of fins is the author’s lead-in to the first chapter called “What are Fish?” Alderton builds the reader’s confidence by providing solid information about what fish are anatomically speaking, how they evolved, how they breathe, how they move, where they live, and how they behave. The new fancier’s aquarium begins in chapter two with instructions on setting up the tank, including selecting the right size, figuring out how many fish, setting the tank, equipment, substrate, heating, lighting, filtrations, plants, water chemistry, assembly, and more. Choosing the freshwater fishes that appeal to the reader is the subject of “Introducing the Categories of Fish,” which schools readers in seven categories: Cyprinids (e.g., goldfish, minnows, and barbs), Characins (e.g., tetras), Cichlids (e.g., oscars, angelfish, and discus), Anabantoids (gouramis, bettas/Siamese fighting fish, and paradise fish), Toothcarps (guppies, swordtails, platies, black mollies, and killifish), Catfish, and others (loaches and Chinese algae eaters). The purchasing, maintenance, and feeding of fish are described in considerable details, and the author gives a basic overview of breeding and keeping fish healthy as well. Resources, glossary, and index conclude the book.
Balance in Movement
Author: Susanne (NA) Von Dietze
Attributing the art of successful and harmonious riding to the ability of the horse and rider to perform in total unity, this video reveals how to develop such unity and explains where and why problems and faults occur in the rider's position.
A Flame in Hali
Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley, Deborah J. Ross
In the era of The Hundred Kingdoms, a time of war and unrest, King Carolin of Hastur and his friend Keeper Varzil Ridenow work selflessly to put an end to the destruction caused by the long range weapons of the magical matrix Towers. But Eduin Deslucido-who once called Carolin brother-has been consumed with a vengeful rage, and will stop at nothing to destroy the king and his plan for peace.
Horse, Follow Closely
Author: Gawani Pony Boy
Publisher: i5 Publishing
The bible of North American Horsemanship, Horse, Follow Closely is GaWaNi Pony Boy’s signature title about the relationship training methods that are steeped in common sense and the age-old wisdom of his Native American ancestors. Of mixed blood Tsa-la-gi, GaWaNi Pony Boy was able to conceive his philosophy and compile the methods of relationship training while touring the United States with a Native American drum band and consulting the Tribal Elders from many different nations and backgrounds. The methods and beliefs of relationship training come directly from the first great horsemen of North America. “Horse and rider are one. Theirs is a relationship of trust, harmony, and respect born of a way of life that is all but lost.” The stunning full-color photographs by Gabrielle Boiselle capture Pony Boy’s serenity and unity with his close horse companions. The author’s simple eloquence forges a deep, profound relationship with his readers that few books ever hope to achieve. As Pony Boy writes in the introduction, “For many [the Native American horseman] represents the ultimate rider. The essence of a horseman, both his skill and intuition, goes beyond the hours he spends in the saddle….the folklore of every Native tribe are stories, tales, and beliefs to exemplify human’s relations to other animals.” The book begins with an analysis of how horses came to live with the Natives of North America and horses’ impact on Native life. The crux of relationship training, according to the author, is to understand “what it means to be a horse, react like a horse, and relate to other things like a horse….” Native Americans were able to create such strong relationship with horses in a short time because they understood that “a horse is a horse.” Learning to balance the relationship between horse and human is the missing link to becoming a masterful horseman or horsewoman. The book describes not only the techniques involved for relationship training but also the belief system and attitude that must be applied to all methods of horsemanship. In addition to presenting the methods and philosophy of relationship training, Horse, Follow Closely also includes many stories and legends of Native Americans and their horses, all of which teach the reader something new about himself and his relationship with his horse.
The no-punches pulled autobiography of former MP Frank Howard, who went from prison to federal politics in a career that saw him win ten elections over almost three decades.
Written by a leading gundog breeder and trainer this is a complete guide to the training and breeding of the Pointer, English, Irish, and Gordon setters. Included in the book are chapters on the origins of pointers and setters and advice on choices. The book is essential reading for anyone interested in these breeds.