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Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2009

The first book of the New York Times bestselling Chet and Bernie mystery series, an “enchanting one-of-a-kind novel” (Stephen King) that is “nothing short of masterful” ( Los Angeles Times ). Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It , and Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator, are quick to take a new case involving a frantic mother searching for her teenage daughter. This well-behaved and gifted student may ...
  
  











  



  
Rivers: Diary of a Blind Alaska Racing Sled Dog
Mike Dillingham

Publication Consultants, 2001

A chance encounter on a chilly, rainy day started a heartwarming adventure for a blind dog and a human. This is Rivers’ diary of that adventure; becoming pain free and dealing with his disappointments while learning to interact with humans. Rivers tells of a blind dog’s efforts to overcome his challenges and achieve his destiny. Rivers is a tale of the bond between a dog and a man, of courage, friendship, loyalty and adventure. It is full of ...
  
  











  



  
A Dog in a Hat: An American Bike Racer's Story of Mud, Drugs, Blood, Betrayal, and Beauty in Belgium
Joe Parkin

Velo Press, 2008

In 1987, Joe Parkin was an amateur bike racer in California when he ran into Bob Roll, a pro on the powerhouse Team 7-Eleven. "Lobotomy Bob" told Parkin that, to become a pro, he must go to Belgium. Riding along a canal in Belgium years later, Roll encountered Parkin, who he described as "a wraith, an avenging angel of misery, a twelve-toothed assassin". Roll barely recognized him. Belgium had forged Parkin into a pro, and changed him forever. ...
  
  











  



  
Going to the Dogs: Greyhound Racing, Animal Activism, and American Popular Culture (Cultureamerica)
Gwyneth Anne Thayer

University Press of Kansas, 2013

In the 1970s sitcom The Odd Couple, Felix and Oscar argue over a racing greyhound that Oscar won in a bet. Animal lover Felix wants to keep the dog as a pet; gambling enthusiast Oscar wants to race it. This dilemma fairly reflects America's attitude toward greyhound racing. This book, the first cultural history of greyhound racing in America, charts the sport's meteoric rise-and equally meteoric decline-against the backdrop of changes in ...
  
  











  



  
Racing a Dog Star

Painted Pony Books, 2014

Flung headlong into the Dog Days of summer by multiple mysteries that may or may not be related, Jo Harper and Frog Carpenter face: An uncanny schoolmaster! A bubbling, bucking Model-T! Rattlesnake danger! Old West outlaws! and the worst thing of all...the first day of school! In this sequel to WAITING FOR A COMET, Jo, Frog and sure-shootin' lady Constable Abby Drake return for another visit to the exciting town of Willowby, Wyoming ...
  
  











  



  
The Dog Who Knew Too Much: A Chet and Bernie Mystery (The Chet and Bernie Mystery Series)
Spencer Quinn

Atria Books, 2012

The fourth entry in the irresistible New York Times bestselling mystery series featuring canine narrator Chet and his human companion Bernie Little—“the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit” ( Kirkus Reviews ) Humor and intrigue combine for a “thoroughly entertaining comic mystery” ( Booklist ) as Spencer Quinn’s engaging and unlikely team of crime solvers takes on the case of a boy gone missing from a ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel
Garth Stein

Harper Paperbacks, 2009

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
  
  











  



  
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Garth Stein

HarperCollins, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is ...
  
  











  



  
Racing in the Rain: My Life as a Dog
Garth Stein

HarperCollins, 2011

Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Meet one funny dog—Enzo, the lovable mutt who tells this story. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: most dogs love to chase cars, but Enzo longs to race them. He learns about racing and the world around him by watching TV and by listening to the words of his best friend, Denny, an up-and-coming race car driver, and his daughter, Zoë, his constant companion. Enzo finds that life is ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Training For Beginners: Simplifying The Process of Training Your Dog The Basics., 2014

Dog Training For Beginners: Simplifying The Process of Training Your Dog The Basics. As much as you would love for your cute little puppies to enjoy the free-spirited ideals of being man’s best friend, the truth is, there are basics that they need to learn. It’s not so much that you pet has to learn the basic parlour tricks that are often associated with dogs; it’s more of the various acceptable behaviours that involve interaction with ...
  
  











  



  
Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies
Lee Livingood

For Dummies, 2000

“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.” —Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project “Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.” —Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively ...
  
  











  



  
Greyhound Handicapping With Eb: Win With Eb At The Track
Eb Netr

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

This book is for anyone who has ever tried to figure out the puzzle that is greyhound handicapping. It summarizes the knowledge I've gathered over almost forty years of going to US tracks, reading programs, and watching races and schooling races. If I figured out something by poring over thousands of programs and comparing data over a year of races at several tracks, it's in here. If I picked up a nugget of wisdom from a trainer or fellow ...
  
  











  



  
Agility Training for You and Your Dog: From Backyard Fun To High-Performance Training
Ali Canova, Joe Canova, ...

Globe Pequot Press, 2008

Based on the innovative, positive training methods this practical training book explains how to get your dog started in the exciting sport of dog agility.
  
  











  



  
Mush: A Beginner's Manual of Sled Dog Training
Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers Inc

Barkleigh Productions, 1997

The Complete Book of Sled Dog Racing! More thorough and reliable than any other source of mushing wisdom. MUSH! is indispensable to anyone who is thinking of becoming active in this exciting sport! · Dog Selection · Equipment · Commands · Where to Run · When to Run · Housing · Driver Training · Puppy Training · Racing Obedience and more!
  
  











  



  
5 Betting Systems That Work!: Football - Horse Racing - Dogs. 5 Money Making Systems., 2014

** HALF PRICE THIS MONTH ONLY ** A Collection of 5 Fantastic New Betting Systems. Collected and Compiled by best selling author Bob Adams. Football (Soccer(, Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing all feature in this collection using back and lay betting techniques. Each system selling at around 5.00 GBP each, buy here on Amazon for only 9.99!
  
  











  



  
The Dog: Stories
Jack Livings

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014

“Jack Livings’s stories of China are marvels of the imagination.” —Paul Harding, author of Tinkers Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings’s The Dog explodes the country’s cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity.      In this riveting, ...
  
  











  



  
Dog Heroes of September 11th: A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs
Nona Kilgore Bauer, The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation

Kennel Club Books, 2006

This is the first major publication to salute the canines that served America in the recovery missions following the terrorists' strikes on America. A testament to man's best friend and his most critical role in American history, this book pays tribute to 78 canine heroes and their handlers, retelling their heart-stirring stories and photographically capturing many defining moments of the days that followed September 11th, 2001. Nona Kilgore ...
  
  











  



  
Adopting the Racing Greyhound
Cynthia A. Branigan

Howell Book House, 2003

The first edition of this book was responsible for inspiring tens of thousands of people to adopt ex-racers. Now, this fully updated edition features groundbreaking veterinary information not available anywhere else. Greyhound authority Cynthia Branigan–who has placed over 4,000 Greyhounds through her organization–offers updated statistics on the costs involved with adopting as well as new health information, such as warnings about ...
  
  











  



  
Dogs
Seymour Simon

HarperCollins, 2009

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world and Seymour Simon provides useful tips and guidelines for any kid looking for a new pet. Lavishly illustrated with full-color, appealing photographs, Seymour Simon captures dogs as they work, and play. Ages: 5 - 8
  
  











  



  
Introduction to Dog Agility
Margaret H. Bonham

Barron's Educational Series, 2009

This newly updated edition will be welcomed by canine agility enthusiasts. The author, a professional dog trainer, tells owners how to evaluate a dog's physical fitness and readiness for agility training, and then goes on to cover all aspects of this competitive sport. She discusses all relevant agility-training topics, including diet recommendations, the correct use of collars and other positive reinforcement tools, basic commands, and training ...
  
  











  








   



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