To the Dogs
With the National Dog Show in Blenheim this past week, we thought we'd feature some of the great resources on dogs and pets at your library.
Or choose from our featured selections below
Rex : The True Story of a Marine's Best Friend - DVD
Based on the true life story of a young Marine Corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.
Monty and Me by Louisa Bennet
Apart from an obsession with cheese, Monty is a perfectly clever and rational dog. So when his beloved master is stabbed to death, Monty decides to use his formidable nose to track the killer down. Luckily he manages to find a home with Rose Sidebottom, the young policewoman who's investigating the case. But her colleagues are turning against her and the wrong man has been collared. She's going to need a little help from a four-legged friend...
Hero Dogs by Wilma Melville 636.7 MEL
The incredible memoir of how Wilma Melville turned a band of shelter dogs into one of America's foremost disaster-response assets in catastrophes from 9/11 to Katrina. Ana and Hunter were failed service dogs. Recon was left for dead on the train tracks. Cody was returned to the shelter seven times before he turned two. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym teacher and grandma Wilma Melville, they were the heroes America needed.
Teida's Story : Life through the eyes of a dog by Danielle Corrie 636.7 COR
Teida's Story is the beautiful and unique tale of a Staffordshire as seen through her own doggy eyes. Teida shares her story from when she was a young, excited puppy to her first six years of life with her original owner before being whisked away without warning one afternoon and being dropped in the garden of Annie a lady who had never owned a dog before and who spends her days working from sun up until sun down. Teida forms a strong bond and connection with Annie, and together they grow, learn and experience love, friendship, intuition, spirituality, faith and even death on their heart warming adventure together.
Kiwi Dogs & Their People by David Darcy 636.7 DAR
In his quest to capture that bond that exists between dogs and their owners and distil it into the perfect shot, author-photographer David Darcy goes trans-Tasman, traversing the length and breadth of the North Island and the South Island of New Zealand. Along the way, he meets the working dogs, without whom the high country of the South Island could not be farmed successfully; the companion dogs who nurture their owner's sense of well-being and happiness; the family dogs who stick with their people through thick and thin; the police dogs and security dogs whose bravery is unwavering - there are stories that will make you laugh and cry.
Dog Zen by Mark Vette 636.7 VET
This book looks at how the dog evolved from the wolf, and the ancient co-evolved bond that exists between humans and dogs, before explaining how to get your dog into a fundamental calm 'learning state' so you can encourage the behaviours you want from your pet. Mark then explains how to train your new puppy, and if you have an older dog that wasn't trained properly at that crucial early stage, how to correct each of the top ten behavioural problems that occur.