JAVMA (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association) recently published a review of Phyllis Holst's book, Canine Reproduction: The Breeder's Guide (3rd Edition).
"The third edition of Canine Reproduction: The Breeder's Guide is a wonderful tool for novices as well as experienced breeders who wish to delve into the world of canine reproduction. It can also easily serve as a powerful tool for veterinarians with an interest in reproductive medicine and as such should be included as an excellent quick reference. The author is a veterinarian with over 40 years of experience with dogs who does an excellent job of discussing all aspects of canine reproduction in a straightforward and simplified manner using language and terms that are appropriate for breeders or laypersons while also providing medical information and scientific data in a practical and engaging format for veterinarians...Perhaps most endearing for readers is the author's ability to provide the material with both humility and humor, often correcting or clarifying statements made in previous editions. This book is certain to be a valuable reference for breeders and veterinarians and should be part of their libraries, where it will be used time and again."
"This handy paperback is as valuable to the beginner rider as the keen competitor or coach. It can help rider and trainer stay on track and answer the question “why do I have to ride these exercises again?” It acts as a reminder of the bigger picture and is packed with keen observations and practical advice. . . . Far from being a checklist or workbook to complete, the Training Tree for Riders offers readers the know-how to realise their potential and solve problems as they arise. Well worth reading; I’ve ridden all my life and have already used Berges’ ideas to step back and remedy a few things." –Samantha Mattocks, The Arabian Magazine
CLARICE RUTHERFORD author of best selling book How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With, has written a new book A Dog is a Dog, and that's why he's so special.
“Gr 4-8–This is a unique and engaging exploration of the world of dogs. The book begins with their evolution, their “wolfness,” and the origins of different breeds. It provides insights into their instincts and senses, which can help humans to better understand canine behavior. The importance of socialization is clearly explained. What their gestures, such as lip-licking and yawning, are saying is identified, enabling readers to interpret them to improve their communication with their four-legged companions. There are also chapters on teaching good manners and playing fun games. The writing style is enthusiastic and highly readable. Many attractive and appropriate color photos and black-and-white drawings are included. Family dogs would certainly put this book on a recommended reading list to ensure that their people become wiser and better “pack leaders” in their daily lives.”
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