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ABOUT THE BOOK

Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? What supplies do you need before you bring home a new puppy? What do you do during a thunderstorm or with an elderly animal? For 15 years, Adopt-a-Pet.com has brought companions into the lives of thousands and now, for the first time ever, the editors at Adopt-a-Pet.com present The Total Dog Manual, a comprehensive guide to understanding your furry friend.

From understanding a dog’s anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips, all the information you need to understand your dog is now at your fingertips. Broken up into three sections–behavior, training and care–and easily organized from puppy-hood to old age, you will learn tips on curbing bad habits, teaching basic commands, vacationing with your dog, communicating effectively and much, much more. The Total Dog Manual’s easy to follow format and step-by-step training methods makes this your foolproof guide to dog care.

Dr. Pia Salk specializes in social justice and the human-animal bond.

In both her clinical work and in her writing, Pia addresses topics ranging from the loss of a personal companion animal to the climate of animal welfare as it relates to social justice on a broader scale.

Her writing is included in the recently published, Pet Loss and Human Emotion. And her extensive involvement in the animal rescue effort following hurricane Katrina has been featured on such shows as Animal Planet’s Hurricane Heroes and 20/20 to name a few. Pia is the spokesperson for www.Adopt-A-Pet.com , North America’s largest non-profit pet adoption website.  This site gives adoptable animals national exposure and a chance at being adopted into loving homes.  

Pia hosts The Save-a-Pet show and is a contributing writer on the Adopt-a-Pet.com website. She covers such topics as why adopting not only saves lives, but makes for good parenting and promotes pro-social behavior in today’s youth.

You may also recognize Pia as a frequent guest on The Martha Stewart Show, where she highlights the important role that animals play in our lives and how our societal treatment of animals conveys important messages to our youth. Pia is also a regular guest contributor to The Martha Stewart blog, "The Daily Wag"
 
Pia has developed programs that pair at-risk teens with animals who share similar histories of abuse and neglect.  According to one of her Psychologist colleagues, “She may be little in stature, but she is big on personality. The kids and animals she works with love her ability to roll around and get dirty, both physically and emotionally.  She has a knack for reading both animals and humans!”.
 
Dr. Salk brings her own rescued animals into her clinical work. And she often credits the animals as being “the real therapists.”  

Doggie Manners Publishing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brilliant(!) New Book on Puppy Socialization Written by Caryl Wolff  
The buzzword today in dog training is Puppy Socialization – acquainting puppies to the “real world” before they are 16 weeks old through positive associations.  Puppy owners have previously been told to wait until puppy shots were completed before taking them outside – which is equivalent to keeping a child housebound until he is 12 years old!  Veterinary behaviorists now emphasize that the more positive exposure a puppy has before vaccines are completed, the more balanced and behaviorally fit the puppy will ultimately be as an adult dog – that first 16 weeks is critical.
With contributions from top dog experts, this book is endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively.
“Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness”
 Dispels many untruths and myths about socialization  Bases its recommendations on scientific evidence  Offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
“I wrote this book,” says Wolff, “so more dogs will be behaviorally fit and have good doggie manners as adults so that fewer dogs will be relinquished to shelters for behavior issues, many of which would never even appear if they had been properly socialized as puppies.”
About the Author 
Author and dog trainer/behavior consultant Caryl Wolff is the first dog trainer to be certified by five dog trainer organizations.  She has written seven books about dog training and behavior.  She lives in Los Angeles with her two adopted dogs and a 42-year-old blue-and-gold macaw, which she has had since he was a fledgling – she confirms that he is her longest relationship….  
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Bash Dibra is a big, ebullient man with a warm smile, a gentle manner, and a lifelong affinity for dogs. When he was only three years old and fled with his family from Albania to a refugee camp in Yugoslavia, he made friends with the attack dogs that guarded the compound. Later, as the family traveled through Europe, Bash was able to work with master dog trainers, and he continued his work when he came to the United States. Then came the opportunity to raise and train a wolf, and through this experience Bash developed his unique methods of dog training.

Bash & Friends.jpgAs author of six best-selling books on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in the entertainment industry, Bash Dibra sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets as well as to pets who are celebrities in their own right. Mr. Dibra has trained the pets of countless celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. His own pets are celebrities themselves, featured in motion pictures, television commercials and print ads.

Bash has appeared on countless TV shows promoting responsible pet ownership, and he works diligently behind the scenes for animal welfare and to promote animals in service to mankind. Bash credits his incredible way with dogs to his beloved wolf, Mariah, who taught him so much, and who was the official symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Gary Sanchez Productions and Rat Pac Entertainment present an R rated, 100 minute, Comedy, directed by Etan Cohen, screenplay by Jay Martel and Ian Roberts with a theater release date of March 27, 2015.

BASH DIBRA

"Celebrity Pet Trainer Bash dubbed the" Pet Laureate of our Times."

From coast to coast, from celebrities to casting directors, from in front of the camera to behind the scenes, the "movers and shakers" in the industry know to contact BASH DIBRA, author, pet expert and celebrity trainer-to-the-stars, who is fast becoming the "PET LAUREATE OF OUR TIMES!" proclaims the prestigious Yearbook of Experts, the in-house industry "Bible" of the media.

Bash is an animal behaviorist, author of 6 best-selling books and a video on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in both the pet and entertainment industry, and the soon-to-be-published "STARPET: How to Make Your Pet A Star." He sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets, as well as any pet owner who comes to him for help.

Bash has appeared on numerous TV shows such as Inside Edition, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Early Show and CNN, promoting responsible pet ownership. He works tirelessly for animal welfare, promoting animals in service to mankind, and is the recipient of numerous awards such as the New York State Humane Association Award, the New York City Veterinary Medical Association�s Unsung Hero Award, American Sociiety for Protection of Animals and the North Shore Animal League�s Legendary Bond Award.

At the age of three, Bash and his parents fled from their native country of Albania to Yugoslavia. They ended up in a refugee camp where Bash had his first introduction to the forerunner of dogs, the wolf. Used to guard the prisoners and supposedly frighten them, Bash soon out-foxed the wolves and had them eating out of his hands much to the chagrin of the prison guards. From that time on Bash knew what his life career would be � working with animals.

Bash�s own pets are celebrities in their own right, having been featured in motion pictures, tv commercials and ads.

For further information, visit his website at

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Bash Dibra pet expert from Fieldston Pets  wants you to know..that pets are members of the family.... www.bashdibra.com
 
   Pet Power .............        " Behind every  leash there is a Voter "
 
 
Statistics from a recent  Pet Industry survey confirm the nations' collective anthropomorphization of our pets:
  • 61 percent of women tell their dog about their problems.
  • 31 percent of women feel their dog is a better listener than their partner.
  • 24 percent of men use their dog to talk to a good-looking stranger in the park.
  • 14 percent of men say their dog showed them more affection than their loved ones.
 

Bash Dibra is a dog trainer extraordinaire, and animal beharovist.  Here's some accolades from his fans.

"Bash Dibra leads us through various and very often complex parts of the human-canine relationship and shows us not only how it can work, but how we can make it work."
-Roger Caras, Past President, ASPCA

"He doesn't train your dog; he trains you to train your dog by thinking like a dog."
-In Style

"Bash Dibra has such a cult following among Manhattan pet owners that he is known simply as Bash, like a rock star.... To clients like Alec Baldwin, he's 'top dog' among personal pet trainers."
-The New York Times

"High profile folks like Mariah Carey and Henry Kissinger rely on Bash, the trainer who can turn the most problematic pooch into a model canine."
-W

"Anyone who can teach Spike anything should be sainted."
-Joan Rivers

"I think Bash Dibra was raised by wolves."
-Nancy Friday

"Bash Dibra is recognized as an authority and deservedly so."
-William J. Kay, DVM, Past President, Animal Medical Center

"There's nobody quite like Bash when it comes to dogs! Within a few weeks my two Bichons were behaving perfectly and trotting happily on their leashes."
-Barbara Taylor Bradford

"Bash not only trains dogs, but truly loves them. And they love him too."
-Sarah Jessica Parker

"Bash did a great job in training Sally, our Border Collie, and in return, she absolutely adores him. That, to me, seems like the best endorsement of his training philosophy."
-Matthew Broderick

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DOG BITES with Steve Brooks

The Perfect Book for Foodies & Dog Lovers!

Steve Brooks, Celebrity Dog Trainer and founder of SteveBrooksK9U, shares secrets to modifying canine behavior without the use of threats or force. Discover how to train your dog using gourmet, healthy dog bites as rewards for good behavior!

Steve Brooks (CPDT/KA) is a master of creative, positive, science-based reward training methods with terrific results and has been training dogs for over 20 years using “dog bites” to correctly train thousands of dogs with lasting results.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks uses food as an effective training tool. In this book, you will discover what is safe and unsafe to feed your dog while learning how to modify your favorite meals to share with your pup! While Steve cooks recipes from Organic Turkey Meatballs, Sweet Pup-Tato Fries to Chicken Pup-Pie, he shares what is safe and delicious for canine consumption. He also demonstrates the health benefits and dangers of many human foods.

  • Discover how to modify K9 behavior with Steve’s Positive Training Tactics

  • Learn how to use food (and other rewards) to correctly train your dog

  • Teach your dog to: walk without pulling on the leash, come, stay, tricks…and more!

  • Reduce fear, food-guarding and aggression issues

  • Know which foods are safe and unsafe; foods that can heal or harm your dog

  • Train your dog to take food gently right out of your hand!

Steve Brooks is a world-renowned Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT/KA), a credential granted by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). He is a Canine Behavioral Expert and professional member of the APDT, Association of Pet Dog Trainers. He is a licensed presenter of Family Paws Parent Education, Dog & Baby Connection, Dog & Storks, and a proud member of Pet Professional Guild where he promotes force free training

Steve founded SteveBrooksK9U (www.SteveBrooksK9U.com) in Los Angeles in 1999. Since then, he’s been one of LA’s most sought-after dog trainers. Thousands of dogs have graduated from K9U. Steve’s clients include Hollywood celebrities such as: Sheryl Crow, Robert Downey Jr, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lori Alan, Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, William Fichtner, Cheryl Tiegs, Dennis Dugan, William Peterson, Rick Rubin, members of the bands Chicago, and Earth Wind and Fire to name a few, as well as, thousands of everyday dog lovers.

DOG BITES with Steve Brooks is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, most online bookstores and at www.SteveBrooksK9U.com

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Steve’s talents have garnered him media exposure in both national and international markets.  He has appeared regularly as the dog expert on training and safety for Fox News in both San Diego and Los Angeles and NBC news in Palm Springs. In 2009, Steve was featured as the dog training expert in Marley & Me (Blu-Ray DVD). He has appeared in programs such as Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, as well as, appearing on CBS’ “World’s Funniest Pets”,TBS’ “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” and the nationally syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Steve was the trainer of Presley, the rescue Boxer and winner of “The Greatest American Dog.” Many international broadcasters in Japan, Canada and Australia have also profiled Steve and his work as a professional trainer. Steve has been featured on a multitude of radio shows such as Pet World Insider and KPCC 89.3 Public Radio. He is a regular contributor to numerous publications and an ongoing writer for Fido Friendly magazine.

DISCUSSION TOPICS WITH STEVE BROOKS

A Feast For Fido - Sharing Holiday Meals With Your Dog - Creative, safe and healthy meals you can share with your dog during the holidays.

Keeping Your Home Safe For Your Dog - Ways you can ensure your home is safe for the new Christmas puppy. How to avoid dangers that may be lurking in your home that could endanger your dog.

Holistic Help For Your Dog - Natural ways to care for your dog to enhance good health.

No Kibble Needed - Throw together a healthy meal for your dog with ingredients right from your refrigerator.

Feeding Fido On the Go - On the road with no kibble, Steve shares surprising healthy fast food options you can feed your dog.

Holiday Manners For Your Pup - Quick tips to keep your pup "party polite."

PUP-tality! – What you can do NOW to help your dog live a longer life with vitality!

Superfoods For Your Dog – Turn your dog’s diet from good to great with superfoods!

First Aid For Your Dog – Learn how to handle emergencies, such as poisonous foods and choking, with techniques that could save your dog’s life.

Fido Fitness – Exercise tips for your dog at every age!

Splash and Dash Groomerie & Boutique Offers Safe and Comfortable Environment with a Wide Array of Pet Grooming Products & Services
Premiere Pet Groomerie and Boutique Offers Selection, Technology, and Knowledge of a Large Pet Store With the Passion and Dedication of a Small Grooming Business
 
St. Petersburg, FL – October 8, 2014 –  Splash and Dash for Dogs (http://splashanddashfordogs.com) is one of America’s go-to sources for all things pet-related. Priding itself on being a big box pet store, yet remaining personable and compassionate like a mom and pop business, Splash and Dash implements the best of both worlds to customers globally.
“With a connection to customers being an integral part of the company’s business model, Splash and Dash created a signature bath membership, where members pay a monthly premium to bring in their pets for unlimited bathing and brushing,” says CEO Dan J. Barton. “Along with this, members also get the opportunity to receive other grooming services as well.”
At a three-year growth rate of over 2000% annually, Splash and Dash for Dogs is featured as one of Inc. 500’s America’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2014.
As an innovator in the PET Industry, Splash and Dash offers the following services as well:
·         Pet taxi – Splash and Dash will pick up your dog and bring them home after. They even pick up items from their pet store boutique for clients. This is perfect for those with disabilities.
·         One Stop Shop - They offer all the services and products you need in one location.  Whether you are looking for dog grooming with nail polish or an embellished collar, you will find it there.
·         Free Online Training – Splash and Dash’s online courses will teach you about dog nutrition. This will help you to ensure you are feeding your pets the food they need to be truly healthy.
·         100% Money Back Guarantee - This is their Founder’s Promise. Every product or dog service in their pet store comes with a money back guarantee from founder, Dan J. Barton.
·         Technology – Splash & Dash embraces technology that improves their customer’s experience in the pet store.
·         Rotational Diet Experts - They believe a rotational diet is the healthiest option for your dog.  Splash and Dash can assist you with getting your dog on this diet.
·         10 Point Wellness Review - This is an exclusive Splash and Dash service that looks at 10 key points of your pet’s wellness including: teeth, gums, mouth, skin, coat, overall physique, behavior, eyes, ears and nose.  You will get a print-out showing you the overall wellness as well as suggestions for how to improve this.
·         Pet IQ Tracking - You will get updates throughout your dog’s visit to Splash and Dash so you will know right where they are in the process.
 
The boutique offers a wide selection of goods and products for customers including: dog food, cat food, collars, leashes, beds, bowls, treats, chews, toys and wellness products.
 
Currently, Splash and Dash is offering franchise opportunities for aspiring business owners in the pet industry (which is currently bringing in a yearly revenue close to $60 BILLION). While other franchises have a strict division between franchisors and franchisees, Splash and Dash are your partner in success, as they have created an atmosphere designed for mutual growth and success. With this opportunity, franchisees receive powerful branding, proven marketing materials, expert training, a recurring revenue model, and the lowest franchise costs in the industry.
 
Splash and Dash currently has locations in: California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah and Australia.
 

Bash Dibra is a big, ebullient man with a warm smile, a gentle manner, and a lifelong affinity for dogs. When he was only three years old and fled with his family from Albania to a refugee camp in Yugoslavia, he made friends with the attack dogs that guarded the compound. Later, as the family traveled through Europe, Bash was able to work with master dog trainers, and he continued his work when he came to the United States. Then came the opportunity to raise and train a wolf, and through this experience Bash developed his unique methods of dog training.

Bash & Friends.jpgAs author of two best-selling books on responsible pet ownership, training and the proper treatment of animals in the entertainment industry, Bash Dibra sets the industry standard of service to celebrities and their pets as well as to pets who are celebrities in their own right. Mr. Dibra has trained the pets of countless celebrities, including Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathleen Turner, Mariah Carey, Joan Rivers, Kim Bassinger and Alec Baldwin. His own pets are celebrities themselves, featured in motion pictures, television commercials and print ads.

Bash has appeared on countless TV shows promoting responsible pet ownership, and he works diligently behind the scenes for animal welfare and to promote animals in service to mankind. Bash credits his incredible way with dogs to his beloved wolf, Mariah, who taught him so much, and who was the official symbol of the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo.

BIOGRAPHY - Dr Roger Mugford

Dr Mugford obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology and Psychology in 1968, followed by a Doctor of Philosophy Degree from the University of Hull in 1973, where he studied aggression in animals. Subsequently, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA and began research on the behavior of dogs and cats, again with a particular interest in their social and aggressive behavior.

After 9 years' full time research with Mars Inc. who manufacture pet foods, Roger began an applied referral practice (at The Animal Behaviour Centre, Surrey, UK) to service the needs of veterinary surgeons and their clients having problems with their pets. In the 32 years of this practice, more than 80,000 pets have been seen, in the UK, France and elsewhere.

Dr Mugford is widely known in the veterinary profession and beyond for his work in animal behavioral therapy and is a frequent contributor to International Symposia, books, radio and TV programs about dogs and cats. In particular, he is generally regarded as an authority on aggression in dogs. On several occasions each year, Roger teaches applied animal behavior at veterinary schools such as the 5 British Veterinary Schools, at Hannover, Oslo, Shanghai and Barcelona Vet.Schools.

Dr Mugford has written three books, "Dr. Mugford's Casebook" (Hutchinson 1991) ; "Dog Training the Mugford Way" (Hutchinson 1992) and in 2013 his latest book,” The Perfect Dog” was published by Hamlyn in both N. America and UK.

In addition to his interests in behavior therapy, Roger has invented and commercialised a number of accessories designed to restrain or in other ways improve the behavior of dogs. He is best known for invention of the HALTI headcollar, which was the first of its kind in a new product category. There have been other inventions after the HALTI, such as the CLIX range of training products and more recently important safety accessories for dealing with aggressive dogs : the Pet Corrector sound aerosol and the treat-friendly Baskerville Ultra muzzle.

The Company of Animals was formed in the UK in 1979, but is now represented in over 40 countries. Key markets for their unique training products are across all of Europe ,in Canada, Australia and Japan. In the United States, the company distributed the HALTI via Coastal Pet for almost 20 years, but in 2010 formed a wholly owned LLC subsidiary in Bridgeport Conn. It has seen dramatic growth of all brands in the USA and Roger takes great pleasure in spreading a more gentle and British approach to training dogs in America, where the widespread use of shock collars, choke chains and macho methods still distinguishes the two cultures.    

As founder of "The Company of Animals", Roger has near constant contact with owners, trainers, veterinarians and others whose concern is the welfare or reform of problem pets. Both the Animal Behaviour Centre and the Company of Animals are based upon a farm where a wide variety of domestic species are maintained, some for the purpose of animal-assisted psycho-therapy with disabled and learning-impaired visitors.

Dr Mugford is proud to maintain a link with his Devonshire farming heritage and personally takes care of a herd of 70 Pedigree South Devon cattle, 100 sheep, horses, Llamas and more: Ruxbury Farm is a busy and varied place to find work and pleasure amongst animals.

Roger is a Patron to the charity Dogs for the Disabled and a trustee to the charities Medical Detection Dogs and the Pet Care Trust. This work continues his lifelong interest in the Human Animal Bond and the psychological benefits which follow from the company of animals: thus the inspiration for naming the Company of Animals Ltd! Scientific study of the man-animal relationship remains a key interest of Dr Mugford, together with application of new knowledge to the benefit of all but especially for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

In the last 25 years, Roger has given evidence as an expert in many British Courts and some overseas on matters concerning animal behavior and animal welfare. More cases have involved dogs than any other species, on topics varying from dogs in murder trials, civil damages from injuries by animals, cruelty prosecutions and many cases brought under legislation intended to control dangerous dogs.

Four-legged philosophers that show us every day is a gift.
REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF  MY DOG HAS TAUGHT ME by Cynthia L. Copeland 
Inspiring and heartwarming, REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF MY DOG HAS TAUGHT ME (Workman,  September 2014, $12.95) is a collection of the timeless lessons we can learn from man’s best friend.  It includes reminders to greet every morning with enthusiasm, to love completely and forgive easily,  and to enjoy the ride—even if the destination is the dump, not the dog park. Whether it’s a therapy  dog exemplifying a life of service to others, a senior dog celebrating her inner puppy, or a mutt   reveling in his uniqueness, every dog has wisdom to impart. Remarkable photos capture dogs at                  ©Blickwinkel/Alamy work and at play, eating with gusto, protecting young charges, mourning lost friends, and celebrating  ordinary moments.
Every page delivers a lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as to our minds:      
  Love is an action word.        

©Rita Kochmarjova/fotolia  It’s not about catching your tail; it’s about the fun of chasing it.                       Nap. Play. Eat. Repeat.      There’s no such thing as bad weather.                    Greet loved ones with enthusiasm whether they’ve been gone ten minutes,  or ten months.                         ©Jay Fleck/Moment Open/Getty Images         Scratch where it itches, when it itches.               

Bask in a sliver of sunshine.                     Anything can be a toy.  Every meal is the best meal ever!                            ©JumpStart Studios/Iconica/Getty Images 
We may teach our dogs to sit, stay, and roll over, but the “stuff” they teach us every day about love, loyalty, self-confidence, persistence, and optimism is of far greater value. #     #     # _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________ About the Author—Cynthia Copeland is the author of more than 25 books, including The Diaper Diaries and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me.  Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, selected for Oprah’s “O List,” and recommended by Ann Landers.  She currently volunteers as a dog foster parent, taking pups from overcrowded shelters until permanent homes can be found.  She lives in Keene, New Hampshire. REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF MY DOG HAS TAUGHT ME By Cynthia Copeland • Workman Publishing ISBN: 9780761181798 / $12.95 / September 2014 / Paperback / 176 pages

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