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  1. Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound: How you and your dog can lose weight, stay fit, and have fun together

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    | Contributor(s):: Phil Zeltzman, Rebecca A Johnson, Alan M. Beck

    A dog is an ideal workout partner: always supportive, happy to go for a walk, and never judgmental. When people and dogs exercise together, fitness and health happen on both ends of the leash. As the obesity epidemic spreads, 70 percent of Americans and 50 percent of dogs are overweight or obese,...

  2. Unleashed Fury: The political struggle for dog-friendly parks

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Walsh, Alan M. Beck

    The question of whether dogs should be allowed off the leash in public places has become a major political issue in cities and suburbs across the United States. In the last two decades, "leash-law disputes" have burst upon the political scene and have been debated with an intensity usually...

  3. Playing with my dog Katie: An ethnomethodological study of dog-human interaction

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    | Contributor(s):: David A. Goode

    The relationship between dogs and humans has been represented and contemplated since the beginning of human culture. Lasting expressions of this interest can be found in art, philosophy, literature, and science. With the rise of biological and social sciences in the nineteenth century,...

  4. Brood Bitch: A mother's reflection

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    | Contributor(s):: Celia Townsend Wells

    Brood Bitch is a mother's reflection inspired by her hand-raising a litter of Pembroke Welsh corgis whose own mother died after a Caesarian delivery. Devastated by the loss of her only companion and awed by the task of saving the puppies, the author is surprised to discover she enjoys this...

  5. Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet

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    | Contributor(s):: Tami L. Harbolt

    What happens behind the doors of the animal shelter? This book will introduce the reader to the work culture of animal shelter employees, volunteers, activists, educators, and pets. By weaving together her own personal memoirs with interviews with workers, the author describes the traditions,...

  6. Assessing the Human-Animal Bond: A Compendium of Actual Measures

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    | Contributor(s):: David C Anderson

    This book gathers, in one place, those measures presently used to study the human-companion animal bond. The measures chosen for inclusion are the most heavily used by researchers, as well as measures that appear to be innovative or relate to the different aspects of the human-companion animal...

  7. Animal Control Management: A new look at a public responsibility

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    | Contributor(s):: Stephen Aronson

    This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal, health, and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in...

  8. A Trace of Kinship: The Place of Animals in Environmental Aesthetics

    | Contributor(s):: Fellenz, Marc

  9. Comparative Analysis of Ancient Ritual Sacrifice

    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Price

  10. Future Mix: Remodelling Biological Futures

    | Contributor(s):: Franklin, Sarah

  11. Hounds Helping Heroes Heal

    Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...

  12. Is a wolf wild as long as it does not know that it is being thoroughly managed?

    | Contributor(s):: Tønnessen, Morten

  13. Ornithological Biography, Animal Studies, and Starling Subjectivity

    | Contributor(s):: Karnicky, Jeffrey

  14. Risk, Human Health, and the Oppression of Nonhuman Animals: The Development of Transgenic Nonhuman Animals for Human Use

    | Contributor(s):: Peggs, Kay

  15. Unfamiliar biological futurities: Animals in techno-science (an introduction to Sarah Franklin's "Future Mix")

    | Contributor(s):: Holmberg, Tora