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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Everything I Know About Training and Racing Sled Dogs
George Attla, Bella Levorsen

Publishing Service, 1972

Contents include: Preface; Huslia; Great Dogs and Races of Yesterday; Training Philosophy; Fall Training Schedule; Winter Training; Questions and Answers about Breeding, Puppies, Build, Feeding/Watering, and Changing Owners; Equipment - Sleds, Lines, Harnesses, Accessories; Dog Psychology; Attitude in Harness; Team Make-Up; Leaders and Leader Training; Passing; Stopping; Loafers; Bad Habits; Riding the Sled; Trails; Lame Dogs; Health; Travel; ...
  
  











  



  
Yukon: Sled Dog
Judith Janda Presnall

Two Lions, 2013

Sled dogs must love to run. Sled dogs must be strong. Sled dogs must obey commands. Sled dogs must get along with teammates. Puppy Yukon is the only girl in her litter, and she’s got high energy. Could she be a leader in the sled dog team? Trainer Roberta works with the puppies. Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers. Roberta thinks Yukon can help lead the team! Yukon continues to train with her team for two long years. Is she finally ...
  
  











  



  
Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone
Lonnie Olson

Howell Book House, 1997

Flyball Racing: The Dog Sport for Everyone Imagine four dogs, competing against each other side-by-side on two separate racing lanes. Then picture a packed crowd of spirited spectators waiting to hear ""Get Your Ball"" and the excited barking of the competitors at the cue to start the race. If you can envision racing lanes with four jumps, spaced ten feet apart, and a Flyball box at the end of each lane you know the thrill of Flyball Racing. The ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Born to Pull: The Glory of Sled Dogs
Bob Cary

Univ Of Minnesota Press, 2009

For centuries, sled dogs pulled the people of northern climates over otherwise impassable distances of snow and ice, guiding them home through trackless wilderness. These burly, strong dogs were the lifeblood of the northern winter world. Today, from races like the famed Iditarod and the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon to sled dog tours, people from all climates are rediscovering the joy of this dog-powered sport. Born to Pull is a ...
  
  











  



  
Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life

Algonquin Books, 2013

Comet’s Tale is a story about a friendship between two former winners, both a little down on their luck, who together stage a remarkable comeback. A former hard-driving attorney, Steven Wolf has reluctantly left his job and family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. There he is drawn to a local group that rescues abused racing greyhounds. Although he can barely take care of himself because of a spinal condition, Wolf adopts ...
  
  











  



  
The Adventures of Blizzard the Sled Dog, 2014

Blizzard is a clumsy and silly husky puppy that is always getting himself into trouble. He goes on multiple adventures as he is growing up as a puppy. He is training to become a sled dog like his father and mother. There will be an exciting competition in a couple of months to see who the next lead sled dog will be. He lives with a bunch of other husky dogs and puppies in a house in the Arctic. Blizzard has many dangerous adventures that he must ...
  
  











  



  
The World of Sled Dogs: From Siberia to Sport Racing
Lorna Coppinger

Howell Book House, 1977

Surveys the use of sled dogs in the Siberian and American Arctic from the second millennium B.C., their roles in arctic life, exploration, military operations, and sports, and the rules and records of sled-dog racing. B&W photographs.
  
  











  



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

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. Grab yourself a betting bargain!
  
  











  



  
It's Just A Dog, 2013

AMAZON KINDLE BESTSELLER! What if your dog died and then came back as a ghost…that could talk? Would you welcome him back with open arms, or run away scared to death? This is the premise of IT’S JUST A DOG , a humorous, heartwarming new novel about love, pet loss, and one man’s ghost dog who rises up yapping from the grave as a talking dog. Charlie Keefe is not just your typical dog lover –– he’s a world famous dog ...
  
  











  



  
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Gary Paulsen

Mariner Books, 1995

Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.
  
  











  



  
It's A Dog's Life (A DI Lorne Simpkins novelette) (Justice series), 2011

This is a 12,000 word novelette based on actual events. It may not be homicide, but to DI Lorne Simpkins it’s still murder. When a reporter friend of DI Lorne Simpkins gives her a tip about a story involving ex-racing greyhounds, Lorne is sceptical. But after delving into it, she’s horrified to discover the grisly fate of racing dogs that are no longer useful to their owners – and she’s determined to bring the cruel and uncaring ...
  
  











  



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

Lyons Press, 2008

Based on the positive training methods of Ali Canova and Joe Canova, two of the top agility competitors in America, this book will get you and your dog started in agility training. This author makes it easy with her step-by-step approach, footing diagrams and course illustrations, and beautiful full-color ­photographs. The unique method from proven champions strengthens the connection between any dog and his owner, and success is guaranteed for ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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