|10-24-2012, 09:12 AM||#173 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Bought a few books recently.The first one was Dont Give Up on that Puppy: Raising a GSD. Its on Amazon. Reading it I thought about Daisy after the parvo and Lucky when we first got him. The story about Cooper a long haired GSD w/ some fear issues detailsd the first year and all the interventions she used. Loved itWish I could have read the book befor I started w/ our dogs. The other book is Calming Signals ,Turid oh no i forgot the last namem . I also am reading The other end of the leash.
On a fun read Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie mystery "A Fistful of Collars.'That was a fun read. Love to see Chet's reactions to the other end of the leash.
Has anybody else read these books? What did you think? I really liked all of them but Dont Give Up on thart Puppy was my favorite.
Lucky- GSD Rescue 2/16/2002
Thunder from the East: adopted 1/25/2013
Miss Chevy Cruz - adopted 1/25/2013
|10-26-2012, 04:16 PM||#174 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2012
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|11-29-2012, 10:16 AM||#175 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cary, NC
Thanks so much for this thread!
As a hopeful soon GSD owner/partner/friend, this info is invaluable! Currently, my reading list is:
1. The Art of Raising a Puppy: Monks of New Skete
2. How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend: " "
3. Divine Canine: " "
4. Don't Give Up On That Dog!: Denine Phillips
5. The Other End of the Leash: Patricia McConnell
6. For the Love of a Dog: " "
7. I'll Be Home Soon: " "
8. The Power of Positive Dog Training: Pat Miller
9. Purely Positive: Shiela Booth
10. It's Me or the Dog: Victoria Stilwell
11. 101 Dog Tricks: Kyra Sundance
12. Don't Shoot the Dog: Karen Pryor
13. Imagine Life With a Well-Behaved Dog: Julie Bjelland
I've started into a couple of them and am very pleased with many of the cross-overs regarding training methods, praise, and dog psychology. Each has their own feel, but the same end goal
|12-12-2012, 10:15 AM||#176 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Elmira NY
"No Greater Love: A Tribute to True Friendship"
I've only just discovered this forum and hope you'll pardon this bit of self-promotion for a worthy cause. As fellow German Shepherd lovers, I think you'll find this interesting.
When my beloved rescued 10-year-old Shepherd, Duffy, who I'd adopted just 5 years earlier, died quite unexpectedly in June, I channeled my grief into writing a full-length book -- not only about him and our unusual experiences but also about the special, even mystical role animals play in all our lives. Entitled No Greater Love: A Tribute to True Friendship, itís available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere in both print and e-book formats. Most importantly, net proceeds are pledged to worthy organizations dedicated to animal welfare and/or rescue.
It's been over since months since Duffy died, and not a day goes by that I don't miss him. Having the book's fundraising effort serve as his lasting legacy is the only reason I decided to make it public.
Complete information is available online at www.sharack.com/nogreaterlove. I hope you'll at least take the time to learn more, and please forgive me if this is in any way objectionable.
-Ted Sharack, Elmira NY
|12-25-2012, 03:42 PM||#177 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Ok, I was in WalMart the other day, and I saw a book I don't have with a GSD on the cover, Seargent Rex. I see some people have mentioned it, so I am looking forward to it. I just hope the dog doesn't die in the end. It seems like the place dog books tend to end is at the end of the dog's life. There is a kid's book, "No More Dead Dogs." Yeah, I got that too.
Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
Hepzibah & Hannah
|12-25-2012, 04:42 PM||#178 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
|06-01-2013, 06:44 PM||#180 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles
The best training book I've read so far is:
When Pigs Fly! by Jane Killion - essentially for more stubborn breeds than the GSD but I found it to be the best book on clicker training out there (esp if your dog isn't 'treat' motivated)
Others I loved were:
The Other End of the Leash - Patricia McConnell
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals - Turid Rugaas
Bonding with Your Dog - Victoria Schade is also worth a look