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How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language

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With their love and companionship, animals help to makeand#160;our lives better every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives. Daisy to the Rescue celebrates over fifty of these heroic animals with stunning illustrated portraits and detailed accounts of their exploits. The book asks important questions about why these animals act the way they doand#8212;often putting themselves in harmand#8217;s way in the process.

Today, scientists vigorously debate whether other animals share our capacity for empathy, compassion, morality, and altruism, and amazing new research is continually revising our understanding of the human-animal bond. Daisy to the Rescue presents these findings and applies them to these extreme life-saving situations. Taken together, these rescue stories make a compelling case for the presence of compassion in other animals and for the vital importance of the human-animal bond.

The dramatic, moving stories in Daisy to the Rescue provide a hopeful message about our world. Not only do they contain startling evidence of the mental and emotional capacities of animals, but they also demonstrate the healing, transformative power of our intimate connection with those incredible beings with whom we share the world.

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"What is butt-sniffing all about, anyway? And how about scooting? What does it mean when a dog pricks up its ears? This compact guide book to dog communication demystifies dog body language and behavior using photographs of a variety of breeds. Newman and Weitzman (a veterinarian) zero in on how specific facial expressions, tail movements, barks, and other sounds connote different canine emotional states. On 'the begging stare,' the authors write, 'Don't cave! That little beggar... staring directly at you while you eat is not starving. What he is doing is controlling you.' Theoretical scenarios encourage readers to take an active role in interpreting what a dog is attempting to communicate. Advice for handling separation anxiety, house training, tips, and quizzes round out a prime resource for young dog owners. Ages 8 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Who rescued who? This popular animal-shelter bumper sticker captures an enduring emotional truth: With their love and companionship, animals save our lives every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives, and this heartwarming book collects overand#160;fifty real-life stories of animals rescuing people, in which their bravery and compassionand#160;have meant the difference between life and death.

Synopsis:

Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behavior. Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to the irresistible call of the canine in this delightful book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere--a must-have in every home where pups are looking for love and understanding.

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About the Author

DR. GARY WEITZMAN, veternarian and President of the San Diego Humane Society, former CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, and expert on National Public Radio's Animal House.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Marc Bekoff............................................................... 8

INTRODUCTION ........................................................................ 12

PART ONE

DOMESTIC COMPANIONS

LuLu the Pot-Bellied Pig . . . Stops Traffic...................................... 27

Dory the Rabbit . . . leaps into action.............................................. 32

Mkombozi the Dog . . . Rescues an Abandoned Baby.................... 36

Frisky the Dog . . . Kisses His Owner.............................................. 41

Honey the Cocker Spaniel . . . Meets the Neighbors........................ 45

Shana the Half-Breed Wolf . . . Digs a Tunnel of Love..................... 49

Toby the Golden Retriever . . . Performs the Heimlich Maneuver.. 53

Khan the Doberman Pinscher . . . Tosses the Toddler..................... 58

Willie the Quaker Parrot . . . Learns a New Word.......................... 62

Inky the Cat . . . Knocks on the Door............................................. 66

Angel the Golden Retriever . . . Wrestles a Cougar.......................... 70

and#8220;Free-of-Charge Muttsand#8221; . . . Fend Off a Suicide Bomber.................. 74

Stormy the Quarter Horse . . . Drop Kicks a Feral Boar................... 79

Kabang the Aspin . . . Stops a Motorcycle....................................... 83

Pudding the Maine Coon . . . Plays Doctor....................................... 89

Lilly the Pit Bull . . . Confronts a Freight Train................................... 93

Czarue the Stray . . . Keeps a Lost Girl Warm................................... 97

PART TWO

TRAINED TO SERVE, INSPIRED TO HEAL

Fonzie the Dolphin . . . Makes a Boy Laugh...................................... 107

Dakota the Golden Retriever . . . Predicts Heart Attacks.................. 112

Endal the Labrador Retriever . . . Becomes Endal, the Wonder Dog!. 118

Roselle the Seeing-Eye Dog . . . Leads the Way Out.......................... 124

Trakr the German Shepherd . . . Finds the Last Survivor.................... 130

Rocky the K-9 . . . Catches an Armed Fugitive.................................. 135

Cheyenne the Pit Bull . . . Keeps a Vet from Suicide.......................... 139

Betsy the Quarter Horse . . . Bows to a Child................................... 145

Molly the Pony . . . Loses a Leg and Inspires Hope........................... 152

Chancer the Golden Retriever . . . Calms the Storm........................... 158

Treo the Labrador Retriever . . . Sniffs Out a Bomb........................... 164

Ricochet the Surfing Dog . . . Rides with the Disabled........................ 169

Daisy the Labrador Retriever . . . Detects Breast Cancer.................... 176

Cairo the Belgian Malinois . . . Assists Navy SEAL Team Six............ 180

PART THREE

WILD SAVIORS

Jambo the Gorilla . . . Comforts a Fallen Boy...................................... 187

Ugandan Vervet Monkeys . . . Adopt a Runaway............................... 192

Binti Jua the Gorilla . . . Consoles an Injured Child............................... 198

Donna Nook Gray Seals . . . Keep a Woman Afloat............................ 204

Lulu the Kangaroo . . . Saves a Farmer................................................. 209

Bottlenose Dolphins . . . ROUND UP THE Lifeguards........................ 213

Ningnong the Elephant . . . Runs from a Tsunami.................................. 216

Ethiopian Lions . . . Rescue a Girl from Kidnappers.............................. 221

Bottlenose Dolphins . . . Stop a Shark Attack..................................... 224

Mila the Beluga Whale . . . Lifts a Drowning Diver.............................. 231

legends and folktales

PART FOUR

LEGENDS AND FOLKTALES

Mediteranean Dolphins . . . Give a Greek Poet a Ride..................... 247

Gelert the Wolfhound . . . Saves the Baby....................................... 252

Moustache the Poodle . . . Joins the French Revolution................... 255

Barry der Menschenretter . . . Saves Travelers in the Swiss Alps.. 260

Pelorus Jack . . . Guides Ships Through Rocky Straits.................... 265

Sergeant Stubby . . . Sniffs Out Gas in WWI................................... 270

Wolves in India . . . Raise Two Girls in Their Den............................ 275

Togo the Siberian Husky . . . Goes the Extra Mile............................. 282

Chips, Dog 11-A . . . Takes Italian Prisoners..................................... 288

NOTES AND FURTHER READING............................................... 295

INDEX ................................................................................................. 310

Product Details

ISBN:
9781426313738
Author:
Newman, Aline Alexander
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Beyer, Ramsey
Author:
Campbell, Jeff
Author:
Weitzman, Gary
Subject:
Animals - Pets
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Animals - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 BandW illustrations
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.22 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What is butt-sniffing all about, anyway? And how about scooting? What does it mean when a dog pricks up its ears? This compact guide book to dog communication demystifies dog body language and behavior using photographs of a variety of breeds. Newman and Weitzman (a veterinarian) zero in on how specific facial expressions, tail movements, barks, and other sounds connote different canine emotional states. On 'the begging stare,' the authors write, 'Don't cave! That little beggar... staring directly at you while you eat is not starving. What he is doing is controlling you.' Theoretical scenarios encourage readers to take an active role in interpreting what a dog is attempting to communicate. Advice for handling separation anxiety, house training, tips, and quizzes round out a prime resource for young dog owners. Ages 8 — up. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , Who rescued who? This popular animal-shelter bumper sticker captures an enduring emotional truth: With their love and companionship, animals save our lives every day. But sometimes, to our utter amazement and everlasting gratitude, animals literally save our lives, and this heartwarming book collects overand#160;fifty real-life stories of animals rescuing people, in which their bravery and compassionand#160;have meant the difference between life and death.
"Synopsis" by , Do you speak dog? How to Speak Dog is a fun, informative, and photographically driven book that helps kids understand what their dog is trying to tell them through body language and behavior. Super-engaging dog photography, along with National Geographic Kids' signature bold and bouncy design, helps illustrate the key canine concepts. Quick-hit tip boxes, fun facts about mankind's best friends, and informative sidebars from the experts enliven the text. Readers young and old will respond to the irresistible call of the canine in this delightful book that will warm hearts and wag tails everywhere--a must-have in every home where pups are looking for love and understanding.
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