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  1. Variation in dog society: between resource dispersion and social flux

    Contributor(s):: Macdonald, D.W., Carr, G.M.

  2. Why people own pets

    Contributor(s):: Feldmann, Bruce Max

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. Traveling Blind: Adventures in Vision with a Guide Dog by My Side

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    | Contributor(s):: Susan Krieger, Alan M. Beck

    Traveling Blind is a romance, a travel adventure, an emotional quest, and a deeply reflective description of coming to terms with lack of sight. It reveals the invisible work of navigating with a guide dog while learning to perceive the world in new ways. Although an intensely personal account,...

  6. The Health Benefits of Dog Walking for People and Pets: Evidence and case studies

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson (editor), Alan M. Beck (editor), Sandra McCune (editor)

    Obesity is at epidemic levels worldwide. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 the cost of treating weight-related illnesses will double to almost $350 billion a year. A 2010 report by the U.S. Surgeon General estimates that two-thirds of American adults and almost one in three...

  7. Rescuing Rover: A First Aid and Disaster Guide for Dog Owners

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    | Contributor(s):: Sebastian E. Heath

    Whether you're hiking with your canine friend in a remote area or work with a dog on a search-and-rescue team or police force, you need to be prepared for emergencies when veterinary service is not available. Rescuing Rover: A First Aid and Disaster Guide for Dog Owners provides dog owners,...

  8. 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,...

  9. On Dogs and Dying: Inspirational Stories from Hospice Hounds

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    | Contributor(s):: Michael A. Rivera

    Dogs know when we are feeling down. They love it when we are happy and seeking friendship and fun, and they understand when we are feeling sad and desperate. This book presents a series of real-life tales of the positive effects dogs have had on people at the end of their lives, chronicling the...

  10. Independent Vision: Dorothy Harrison Eustis and the story of The Seeing Eye

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    | Contributor(s):: Miriam Ascarelli

    Mention the words "Seeing Eye," and most people will associate them with guide dogs for the blind and partially-sighted. Mention the name "Dorothy Harrison Eustis," and most people will not recognize it, even though she is the woman responsible for founding The Seeing Eye, the first guide dog...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. Saving Grace K9's

    The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...