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 - Teddy's Loving Care (TLC): The Work of a School Therapy Dog
Teddy's Loving Care (TLC): The Work of a School Therapy Dog

Ever wonder what a school therapy dog's job is? What sorts of things does one do to help children? Does it need to have a certain personality or a special kind of training? Who works with it and where does it live? Meet Teddy, a real certified professional therapy dog at an elementary school. Follow him through the pages of this book to learn answers to these questions and more!

  • ASIN: 1504927222
 - The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

  • ASIN: B01MSVMQR1
 - Teaming With Your Therapy Dog (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond)
Teaming With Your Therapy Dog (New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond)

This book reminds all handlers who work on teaming with their dogs that they must focus on their behavior, not just the animal’s. It provides general principles of teamwork that they can apply in their own way to work with their therapy dog. As the author writes, “The book explores a way of being conscious of what you do with and to your therapy dog to support him in his work. It describes functional principles of behavior you can learn and use immediately, independently or together as a package.” Using an exciting new methodology, the author outlines several STEPs for teaming with your dog: Speak conversationally, stay in touch with your dog, keep your eyes on your dog, maintain close proximity to your dog, and (most importantly) be fully present.

  • ASIN: 1557537038
 - The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

With more than a million copies sold worldwide, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman's unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage. Here is the culmination of that work: the seven principles that guide couples on a path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward yet profound, these principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving greater levels of intimacy. Gottman offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem, whether dealing with issues related to sex, money, religion, work, family, or anything else.Packed with new exercises and the latest research out of the esteemed Gottman Institute, this revised edition of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

  • Brand: Gottman John
  • ASIN: 0553447718
 - Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend - A children's book about a therapy dog and the friends he makes at the library and nursing home
Ben: The Very Best Furry Friend - A children's book about a therapy dog and the friends he makes at the library and nursing home

A playful and informative children's book about the places that Ben, a working therapy dog, visits and the friends he makes. The book describes how Ben helps children build self-esteem by improving reading skills and fluency in a fun, confidence-building, and non-judgmental atmosphere at schools and libraries; plus the comfort, interaction, and health benefits he brings to the elderly in nursing homes.

  • Brand: Pylon Publishing
  • ASIN: 0982967691
 - Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days

The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, "unadoptable" shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbeha...

  • ASIN: 0062479024
 - The Friend: A Novel
The Friend: A Novel

WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"A beautiful book … a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love." —Wall Street Journal"A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez has a wry, withering wit." —NPR"Dry, allusive and charming…the comedy here writes itself.” The New York TimesA moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on ...

  • ASIN: B0721HK732
 - How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

New York Times Bestseller“This book may help those who are susceptible to illnesses that can be prevented.”―His Holiness the Dalai Lama“Absolutely the best book I’ve read on nutrition and diet” –Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones SolutionFrom the physician behind the wildly popular Nutrition Facts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can help prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death.In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America--heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more--and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches to help prevent and reverse these diseases, freeing us to live healthier lives.The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientifi...

  • Brand: Flatiron Books
  • ASIN: 1250066115
 - Recycled Pups: from rescued dog to therapy pet
Recycled Pups: from rescued dog to therapy pet

Recycled Pups provides you with the information needed to select and adopt a rescue dog with potential to be part of a confident and successful animal assisted activity team. By sharing their years of personal experience working with therapy dogs, the authors’ guidance will help you understand the desirable characteristics of both pet and handler, rules and regulations of certifying organizations, the pet- handler evaluation process and components of an actual pet therapy visit.

  • ASIN: 1516990293
 - Turn Your Dog into a Therapy Dog
Turn Your Dog into a Therapy Dog

Many people have a Therapy Dog just sitting in their living room and they don’t even know it! A misconception when you see therapy dogs in hospitals, nursing homes, or schools, is that the dog was specially trained for this job. The truth of the matter is, is that if your dog can learn basic obedience added with just a few more ingredients, you’ve got yourself a therapy dog! See how easy it is to get started in this rewarding volunteer work! This book covers different therapy dog organizations, their contact information and what they require as far as testing. As well as the simple basic commands in obedience you need to get started! About the Author:Sally Grottini has been training dogs for over twenty years, has had a dog advice column in the local paper, and has been involved with therapy dog work both as a handler and evaluator since 2004. Since 2007, Sally continues to share her expertise as a verified expert to help her audience with dog behavior on the popular internet site justanswer.com. Sally's blog which also talks about dog behavior as well as dog products can also be found on kindle here. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0071847BM

  • ASIN: B0077QWNW8
 - The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:Relaxation and breathing techniquesEnding negative self-talk and mistaken beliefsImagery and real-life desensitizationLifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changesWritten by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrit...

  • Brand: New Harbinger Publications
  • ASIN: 1626252157
 - 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly. Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill.Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from:Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your LeashFunny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the PianoDancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line KicksLove, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to do more with your dog! Millions of peopl...

  • Brand: Quayside Pub Group
  • ASIN: 1592533256
  • UPC: 080665001802
 - Yoga For Beginners: Poses for Strength, Flexibility and Relaxation
Yoga For Beginners: Poses for Strength, Flexibility and Relaxation

  • ASIN: B0043LKPOI
 - Summer at the Lake (Flying Solo Book 1)
Summer at the Lake (Flying Solo Book 1)

  • ASIN: B07261C853
 - Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a

"What the heck is my partner thinking?" is a common refrain in romantic relationships, and with good reason. Every person is wired for love differently, with different habits, needs, and reactions to conflict. The good news is that most people's minds work in predictable ways and respond well to security, attachment, and rituals, making it possible to actually neurologically prime the brain for greater love and fewer conflicts.Wired for Love is a complete insider’s guide to understanding your partner’s brain and enjoying a romantic relationship built on love and trust. Synthesizing research findings on how and why love lasts drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this book presents ten guiding principles that can improve any relationship.Strengthen your relationship by:•Creating and maintaining a safe “couple bubble”•Using morning and evening rituals to stay connected•Learning to fight so that nobody loses•Becoming the expert on what makes your partner feel lovedBy learning to use simple gestures and words, readers can learn to put out emotional fires and help their partners feel more safe and secure. The no-fault view of conflict in this book encourages readers to move past a "warring brain" mentality and toward a more cooperative "lo...

  • Brand: New Harbinger Publications
  • ASIN: B006HY0PH6
 - Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition
Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Revised Edition

The Eat To Live 2011 revised edition includes updated scientific research supporting Dr. Fuhrman's revolutionary six-week plan and a brand new chapter highlighting Dr. Fuhrman's discovery of toxic hunger and the role of food addiction in weight issues.  This new chapter provides novel and important insights into weight gain. It explains how and why eating the wrong foods causes toxic hunger and the desire to over consume calories; whereas a diet of high micronutrient quality causes true hunger which decreases the sensations leading to food cravings and overeating behaviors.  It instructs readers on how to leave behind the discomfort of toxic hunger, cravings, and addictions to unhealthy foods.New recipes and menus are included as well as new and updated Frequently Asked Questions.This is a book that will let you live longer, reduce your need for medications, and improve your health dramatically. It is a book that will change the way you want to eat. Most importantly, if you follow the Eat To Live™ diet, you will lose weight faster than you ever thought possible.

  • Brand: Fuhrman Joel
  • ASIN: 031612091X
 - A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him
A Dog Called Hope: A Wounded Warrior and the Service Dog Who Saved Him

Lone Survivor meets Marley & Me in this “inspiring and very moving” (Bear Grylls, host of the hit TV show Man vs. Wild) memoir of an extraordinary service dog whose enduring love brought a wounded soldier back to life.A decade ago, special forces warrior Jason Morgan parachuted into the Central American jungle on an antinarcotics raid. He’d served with the famous Night Stalkers on countless such missions. This one was different. Months later, he regained consciousness in a U.S. military hospital with no memory of how he’d gotten there. The first words he heard were from his surgeon telling him he would never walk again. The determined soldier responded, “Sir, yes, I will.” After multiple surgeries, unbearable chronic pain, and numerous setbacks, Morgan was finally making progress when his wife left him and their three young sons. He was a single father confined to a wheelchair and tortured by his pain. At this very dark, very low point, Morgan found light: Napal, the black Labrador who would change his life forever. A Dog Called Hope is the incredible story of a service dog who brought a devastated warrior back from the brink and taught him how to be a true father. It is the story of Napal, who built bridges between his wheelchair-bound battle buddy and the rest of ab...

  • ASIN: B010MH9ZQ0
 - Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!
Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals: Create 10 Pictures One Sticker at a Time!

Find the sticker, peel the sticker, place the sticker. And sticker by sticker, a koala appears! Or an elephant, frog, red panda, puffin, peacock, snake, giraffe, tiger, or gorilla. (And no mess to clean up!) Designed for children ages 5 and up, Paint by Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals uses low-poly art—a computer style that renders 3-D images out of polygon shapes—and removable color stickers so that kids can create 10 vibrant works of art. The stickers are larger, as befits the younger audience, and the card stock pages are perforated for easy removal, making them suitable for displaying.  

  • Brand: Workman Publishing Company
  • ASIN: 0761189602
  • UPC: 019628189608

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