The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics.Section I: "The Dog in Our World" starts with the domestication of dog and ...
Author: Kristin Mehus-Roe
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover's resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics.Section I: "The Dog in Our World" starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog's place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues.Section II: "A New Dog" is a new owner's primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home.Section III: "Life with a Dog" discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more.Section IV: "Breeds" is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed's development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns;all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family.Section V: "Health" extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques.Section VI: "Daily Care" provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled "The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog" addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions.Section VII: "Training and Behavior" could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems.Section VIII: "Dogs and Work" includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers).The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.
Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book.
Author: Tracie Hotchner
For everyone who has ever wished Dr. Spock had written about dogs instead—The Dog Bible is your essential guide to everything you will ever need to know. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers not only the basics, but every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinating and helpful subjects never before collected in one volume. Life-saving advice about the special needs of toy breeds: everything you need to know to protect and enhance their wonderfully long lives Dog Psychology: Eye-opening ideas from an emerging field of study, including a chapter on the weird things dogs do—and why! Tracie Hotchner, lifelong dog owner and author of the million-copy bestseller, Pregnancy and Childbirth, has distilled years of research into one comprehensive, accessible guide. You’ll make hundreds of decisions about your dog’s care during his lifetime. THE DOG BIBLE is here to give you the latest and best information available to help you make those decisions. It’s everything your dog would want you to know.
At first he identifies himself as simply an Israelite (5:5), ... Tobit is the first example in biblical literature of a dog being a companion (though Job ...
Author: James D. G. Dunn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
No one familiar with the Bible needs to be told that it is a truly remarkable work. But it takes help to understand this ancient collection of diverse forms of literature written by different people across many centuries. The Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible (ECB) is the finest, most up-to-date single-volume Bible handbook now available. Written by world-class Bible scholars, the ECB encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship on the sixty-six biblical books plus the Apocrypha. The only one-volume Bible commentary to cover all the texts (even including 1 Enoch) regarded by one or more Christian churches as canonical, the ECB provides reader-friendly treatments and succinct summaries of each section of the text that will be valuable to scholars, students and general readers alike. The primary objective of this work is to clarify the meaning of each section of the Bible. Rather than attempting a verse-by-verse analysis (virtually impossible in a one-volume work), the ECB focuses on principal units of meaning -- narrative, parable, prophetic oracle, section of argument, and so on -- highlighting their interconnectedness with the rest of the biblical text. The volume also addresses and answers major issues -- including the range of possible interpretations -- and refers readers to the best fuller discussions. Beyond providing reliable, informative commentary, this hefty volume also includes thirteen introductory and context-setting articles that do justice to the biblical documents both as historical sources and as scriptures. The sixty-seven contributors to the ECB come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are acknowledged leaders in the field of biblical studies. Their contributions stand out either for their fresh interpretations of the evidence, or for their way of asking new questions of the text, or for their new angles of approach. While the translation of choice is the New Revised Standard Version, many of the contributors offer their own vivid translations of the original Hebrew or Greek. Cutting-edge, comprehensive, and ecumenical, the ECB is both a fitting climax to the rich body of interconfessional work undertaken in the latter part of the twentieth century and a worthy launching pad for biblical study in the twenty-first. Special features of the ECB The only one-volume commentary to cover all the texts (including the Apocrypha and 1 Enoch) regarded as canonical Thirteen major essays that introduce each section of Scripture and its study Encapsulates in nontechnical language the best of modern scholarship Includes superb bibliographies and an extensive subject index Written by sixty-seven first-rate Bible scholars Designed for use by scholars, students, pastors, and general readers
Pennant considers that the jackal is the original stock of the old - world dogs . Amongst the Jews , and indeed amongst all Orientals , the terms ' dog ' or ' son of a dog , ' or ' dead dog , ' were terms of abuse and reproach , or of ...
26:17 Someone who grabs a dog by the ears is, in the biblical world of unfailingly nasty dogs ... At first he was in no danger, but as soon as he butted in, ...
Author: James L. Kugel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
As soon as it appeared, How to Read the Bible was recognized as a masterwork, “awesome, thrilling” (The New York Times), “wonderfully interesting, extremely well presented” (The Washington Post), and “a tour de force...a stunning narrative” (Publishers Weekly). Now in its tenth year of publication, the book remains the clearest, most inviting and readable guide to the Hebrew Bible around—and a profound meditation on the effect that modern biblical scholarship has had on traditional belief. Moving chapter by chapter, Harvard professor James Kugel covers the Bible’s most significant stories—the Creation of the world, Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham and Sarah, Jacob and his wives, Moses and the exodus, David’s mighty kingdom, plus the writings of Isaiah, Jeremiah, and the other prophets, and on to the Babylonian conquest and the eventual return to Zion. Throughout, Kugel contrasts the way modern scholars understand these events with the way Christians and Jews have traditionally understood them. The latter is not, Kugel shows, a naïve reading; rather, it is the product of a school of sophisticated interpreters who flourished toward the end of the biblical period. These highly ideological readers sought to put their own spin on texts that had been around for centuries, utterly transforming them in the process. Their interpretations became what the Bible meant for centuries and centuries—until modern scholarship came along. The question that this book ultimately asks is: What now? As one reviewer wrote, Kugel’s answer provides “a contemporary model of how to read Sacred Scripture amidst the oppositional pulls of modern scholarship and tradition.”
Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.Publish On: 2010-07-07
This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine.
Author: Shawn Messonnier, D.V.M.
2000 Winner, Better Health for Life Award, Cat Writer's Association (CWA) When it comes to your dog's or your cat's health, you want the best health care available. But did you know that conventional medicine is not the only answer, or even the best answer? Inside you'll learn from a respected veterinarian how the therapeutic wonders of natural medicine can benefit your dog or cat. This comprehensive guide discusses more than 40 common conditions or diseases that can affect your pet and how they can be treated or improved with natural medicine. Easy to understand and use, with cross-references between conditions and treatments, this informative resource includes: ·An A-Z guide to common health conditions ·An A-Z guide to herbs, vitamins, and supplements ·Dietary recommendations for specific health concerns ·Proven complementary therapies for your pet ·And much, much more! Do your pet a great favor—add this complete reference to your library. You'll both be glad you did. Inside, natural treatments for: ·Allergies ·Obesity ·Cancer ·Kidney Disease ·Arthritis ·Heart Disease ·Feline Leukemia ·Dental Disease ·Ear Infections ·And many more common conditions Praise for Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats "Incredibly well thought-out and organized. This bible will serve as an excellent reference for veterinarians and pet owners alike."—L. Phillips Brown, D.V.M., product manager, Inter-Cal Nutraceuticals "A concise overview of common animal conditions and available complementary therapies that will help readers ensure their pets and patients receive the best treatment."—Myrna Milani, D.V.M., author, Preparing for the Loss of Your Pet "This bible is a 'new testament' that may help pet caregivers heal their sick pets."—Alice Villalobos, D.V.M.
Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.
Author: Alison Smith
Publisher: Hachette UK
Comprehensive and simple to use, The Puppy Bible is uniquely structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet. The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. The front section is cross-referenced with expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care, including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as troubleshooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare. Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.
Containing the Old and New Testaments. 2 BIBLICAL NATURAL HISTORY . appropriate metaphor for a cruel enemy . ... Lion - hunting with dogs was a favorite sport names in the history of this place — the house of leopards ' of old ; as the ...
He stressed the need to determine the literal sense of Scripture, ... DOG The dog in the Old Testament is a scavenger. equated with impurity.
Author: Scott Hahn
More than a generation has passed since the appearance of the last major Catholic Bible dictionary. It has been a fertile generation for biblical scholarship, an eventful time for biblical archaeology, and a fruitful time for the Church’s interpretation of the Bible. It is time for a new resource. Scott Hahn, internationally renowned theologian and biblical scholar, has inspired millions with his insight into the Catholic faith. Now he brings us this important reference guide, written specifically for Catholics, which contains more than five thousand clear and accessible entries and covers a wide range of people, places, and topics. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole of salvation history is presented and explained in smart, easy-to-understand prose. Catholic Bible Dictionary is an invaluable source of information, insight, and guidance for Catholics and others who are interested in enriching their understanding of Sacred Scripture. Scott Hahn draws from two millennia of scholarship to create an accessible and comprehensive tool for deeper and more rewarding biblical study.
Take problem recall for example. Most owners will see this as the dog running off. Whilst this is true, the author sees it primarily that the dog doesn't know or care where her owner is. This is the reason for the problem.
Author: Mark Telford
WARNING: THIS IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER TRAINING BOOK.It will show you how to train any dog, irrespective of age, breed, or past experiences, very quickly and with methods that work using the dog's natural instincts. The training is balanced using both positive and negative reinforcement that not only trains superbly but also increases the bond between dog and owner. Many people have now come to realise that purely positive training methods rarely work for problem behaviours. You can't stop aggression or fix a poor recall with treats or a word of praise. The author has years of experience not only training dogs but specifically in stopping problem behaviours that many books do not care to mention. Problems such as chasing (cars, cyclists, animals, etc), aggression, digging, shyness, pulling, barking, recall, house training, jumping up on people are tackled head-on and easily fixed, quickly and effectively. The author has successfully rehabilitated dozens of dogs that were in the last chance saloon and would have been put to sleep if his training was ineffective. He has a unique perspective that cuts to the chase in dealing with any problem. Take problem recall for example. Most owners will see this as the dog running off. Whilst this is true, the author sees it primarily that the dog doesn't know or care where her owner is. This is the reason for the problem. If you train the dog to be attentive to your movements, then she will not run away. Do you see the distinction? You will also be shown how to effectively train a new range of useful behaviours such as; Leave, Take, Fetch, walk without pulling, watchdog training, Recall, easy house training, and much more. These things can be taught easily and in a very quick time, unlike traditional methods that are typically time-consuming. Reinforcement training is not new, but the way Mark uses it and teaches it is completely different from anything you'll have experienced before. The dog learns very quickly and remembers each exercise. He/she will also display an enthusiasm for training that needs to be seen to be believed. Mark Telford tells and shows you that problem behaviour is actually easier to stop and takes less time than training new behaviours. If this seems alien to your thinking and experience thus far, this book is definitely for you. The psychology behind each exercise is easily explained and also the reason why the methodology works. At first glance, it may seem that this is a book for beginners. That couldn't be farther from the truth. The book is written so that anyone, even those with very limited training experience can use it. It is written both simply and comprehensively. Many people will read this book and become trainers themselves if they apply themselves to the teaching and the exercises. The book reveals the secrets of dog training that professional dog trainers do not want you to know. Whatever your level of experience, there is something for everybody in this book. Possibly, 90% of pet owners fail to understand adequately how a dog thinks. This book, whilst primarily a training book, explains why people so often go wrong when training by failing to understand how the dog thinks. You will develop the right mindset necessary to train quickly and effectively. Over the past twenty years or so there has been a huge movement towards purely positive methods of dog training. It would be fantastic if all problem behaviours could be fixed with treats and praise, but the brutal truth is that this is not the case and millions of people that have bought purely positive books expecting this to fix their problems have been left disillusioned, disheartened and cheated when these books either ignore real problems or fail to deliver solutions that work. This book uses positive/variable reinforcement for training new behaviours, balancing that with negative reinforcement for problem behaviours. "THE BEST TRAINING BOOK IN YEARS, BAR NONE". Dog Training Weekly.
But the Hebrew word means only re - chew , which the hare DOGS in the East were not the friends and companions certainly appears to do , and Moses only speaks according of man , who only cultivated their instinct so far as to to ...
Author: John FARRAR (Classical Tutor at the Wesleyan Theological Institution, Richmond.)Publish On: 1851
46. parts of the Bible . · Solomon puts a They had studied the law of Moses in living dog in contrast with a dead its various branches , and the numer- lion ; to show that even the meanest ous interpretations of later exposi- living ...
Author: John FARRAR (Classical Tutor at the Wesleyan Theological Institution, Richmond.)
Unfortunately , however , when at the fair , the probably do shepherd forgot both his dog and sheep , and did not return home much more than till the morning of the third day . His first inquiry was , whether he imagines , or his dog ...
The let them make a noise like a dog , sent first to the Jews , who are gods are always represented as and go round about the city . Let called the children , and was not having doorkeepers , who were of them wander up and down for yet ...
These common Near Eastern names may be the key to understanding the biblical name Caleb. Caleb could well be a shortened form of a similar Hebrew theophoric MAN'S BEST FRIEND enjoyed high esteem in Egypt, where dogs' bravery and loyalty ...
Between the covers of this "Dog Safety Bible," the authors hold your hand (so that you can hold your dog's paws) through your dog's journey of life! More than twenty years of helping people to help their pets is revealed by Fleck & Semrow.
Author: Denise Fleck
Category: Health & Fitness
THE ULTIMATE RESOURCE FOR DOG PARENTS TO HELP YOU HELP YOUR DOG THRIVE! Between the covers of this "Dog Safety Bible," the authors hold your hand (so that you can hold your dog's paws) through your dog's journey of life! More than twenty years of helping people to help their pets is revealed by Fleck & Semrow.
The marginal dogs ; that the children must be first fed before reading , however , ' to sit at the threshold , ' at the meat was thrown into the street . Those once strikes an Eastern mind as a situation of who are shut out of the ...