Today is National Love Your Pet Day! Pets bring such joy and comfort into our lives. I have a few nonfiction titles from our Adult collection to help you celebrate your four-legged friends.
The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier For You and Your Cat
by John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis
We often assume that cats can’t be trained and don’t need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises—from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet—The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers.
What Dogs Want: An Illustrated Guide for Happy Dog Care and Training
by Mat Ward
Let’s be honest, our pets may seem pretty straightforward, but as soon as you become an owner, there are so many questions! What do my dog’s barks mean? Should I be brushing their teeth? How do I even know what kind of dog is right for me?
Mat Ward believes that dogs and humans are both pretty amazing and full of potential. His expert guidance for being the world’s best owner comes with tons of cute, funny and accurate illustrations that make it easy. You’ll learn how your furry friend’s brain works and discover amazing modern ways to train them at any age. Play new games, develop communication skills and just relax into having fun together! Your dog will be well-trained and contented, so you’ll feel happy too!
Indoor Cat: How to Enrich Their Lives and Expand Their World
by Laura Moss and Lynn Bahr
Indoor Cat by Laura J. Moss, a journalist and founder of Adventure Cats, and Lynn Bahr, a feline-only veterinarian, explores how to help cat owners understand a cat’s perspective of their indoor homes with practical ways to enhance cats’ lives to the fullest and combat countless health and behavioral problems that result from indoor living, as well as raising the question: should every cat live exclusively indoors?
Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy
by Zazie Todd
We all love our cats and want them to be happy. But making our cats happy isn’t about buying them lots of things—it’s about finding out what matters to them. In Purr, animal behavior expert Zazie Todd addresses every stage of your cat’s life and offers surprising and effective advice for even the most experienced cat owner, all with the science to back it up.
Zak George’s Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog
by Zak George
Does your dog bark a lot, pull on the leash, hate to be left alone, or have accidents in the house? Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs.
Doctor Dogs: How Our Best Friends are Becoming Our Best Medicine
by Maria Goodavage
In this groundbreaking book, Maria Goodavage brings us behind the scenes of cutting-edge science at top research centers and into the lives of people whose well-being depends on their devoted, highly skilled personal MDs (medical dogs). With her signature wit and passion, Goodavage explores how doctor dogs are becoming our happy allies in the fight against dozens of physical and mental conditions.