CANINE LINK OF THE
The Link of the Week aims to help you improve your dog's skills, behavior and activities,
with occasional special features on other topics of interest for working dog owners. No
matter your breed, sports or training interest, the link should be worthwhile.
For competitive canines and companions
BUILDING A STRONGER BOND WITH YOUR DOGS
Whether you want a closer bond with your dog to
help improve his or her performance in competitive activities that involve you both, or
you want that positive relationship with your pet that makes for a good life together,
this short piece has plenty of ideas worth checking out.
The author of this featured article
talks about the importance of "daily rituals" for himself and his dog Forbes
that forge the links between them, a process that is simple to do if you are committed to
that quality time with your canine companion. These are some of the ideas in this
online article -- which may also give you a chuckle or two. Enjoy!
Find the newest featured link on the
right side of the WorkingDogWeb home page.
* * HEART-WARMING DOG BOOKS FOR THE HOLIDAYS! * *
Big-Enough Anna: Little Sled Dog that Braved the Arctic
By Pam Flowers & Ann Dixon
Several summers ago, I had a chance to meet Pam Flowers and her
huskies during a trip to Alaska, and was impressed with her courage and love of her dogs.
WorkingDogWeb has featured her book on her trip across the Arctic [see below, Alone
Across the Arctic] and now are delighted to feature Big-Enough Anna,
her children's story about Anna, the gutsy husky puppy. Perfect for any child who likes
animals and adventure, and for parents who love reading to their youngsters.
Bear: Heart of a Hero
By Capt. Scott Shields & Nancy West
If you admire the courage of the
search and rescue dogs who served at Ground Zero following the attack on the World Trade
Center on 9/11, you will want this book -- Bear: Heart
of a Hero -- for yourself and as gifts to
others who love working dogs.
Dog Is My Co-Pilot : Great Writers on the
World's Oldest Friendship
By Various Authors, selected by Editors of Bark Magazine
This volume is filled with heart-warming and inspiring stories about the human and
canine bond. You'll appreciate being able to dip into a few pages when you have time
in your busy life to enjoy great writing about dogs. Among the authors included in Dog Is My Co-Pilot are Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, Mark
Doty, Caroline Knapp, Thom Jones, Mark Derr, Rick Bass, Tom Junod and Erica Jong and many
The New Work of Dogs: Tending to Life, Love,
By Jon Katz
We had the please of interviewing Jon when his first dog book, A Dog
Year: Twelve Months, Four Dogs and Me [see below left] was published a few years
ago. We were delighted when his new book, The New Work of Dogs,
gave him room to explore the many ways that dogs are intertwined in our lives -- and what
that means for the dogs themselves. If you care at all about dog rescue, his story
of a remarkable woman who dedicates her life to rescue is must reading.
Working Dogs: True Stories
of Dogs and Their Handlers
By Kristin Mehus-Roe
Finally, we are pleased to feature a wonderful book that explores the whole
range of dog work, from assistance dogs to ranch dogs to therapy dogs to sled dogs to
police, military and SAR dogs. Working Dogs: True Stories Working Dogs:
True Stories can be enjoyed any dog lover who admires capable dogs, as
well as by those seeking specific information about each canine career.
To examine and order these
books, just click through the links on the WorkingDogWeb home page or the links at left of
you are reading this on the Web.
SEE ALL BEST-SELLERS:
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BEST-SELLING BOOKS A GREAT OPTION!
Now is a perfect time to order a top dog book
to give you new ideas on training your dog,
helping your dog reach peak performance
in competition or learning more about what
makes dogs tick! Free shipping
is still available
on orders over $25, so browse bestsellers now.
Fun Free Stuff for You &
NEW: FREE DOG TREATS & FUN FEATURES
New at Best Dog Free Stuff are free samples of a new
kind of natural jerky dog treats, Web greeting cards, a
puppy starter kit from Pedigree and more. Remember,
no matter your breed, except the very rare ones, you'll
find free e-greeting cards to suit your needs on our big
Best Dog Free Stuff page. One site in our collection offers
more than 500 photos with a search engine to find your breed.
For all Best Dog Free Stuff:
Try FREE eGreetings:
Remember to send a note to a friend today one with appealing dog graphics.
DogShops Expanded & DogProducts Page Added
CONVENIENT ONLINE SHOPPING
FOR YOUR DOG'S SUPPLIES, TOYS
We've expanded the selection of online dog shops
featured at our handy DogShops page so you can
find what you need - when you need it. Dog food,
treats, health care products, supplies, training
equipment -- or your breed on cups, shirts and
much more. CONVENIENT!
Looking for a Dog Doorbell
so your dog can signal that it's
time to come in or go out? We've displayed a great selection
of dog products including a special dog doorbell that you can
order conveniently online from Amazon.com through links at
WorkingDogWeb - supporting our many free services. Thanks!
COOL CANINE SITE WINNERS:
in the All-Around and Cool category of Cool Canine Site Award winners is the site for the
Oxbow Crew including the charming Corgis including Quest, Cochise and Dancer, plus the
appealing story of Liberty, the rescue dog. The site has super photos, nice design
and easy to follow navigation. It's fun too! [Note: There are now three
pages for Cool Canine Sites, our newest winners and our long-time winners. Explore all
see the winner, visit here:
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