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Author: Catherine Pickles Illustrations: Chantal Bourgonje Publisher: Hubble & Hattie ISBN: 9781787112926 Worzel Goes For Walk! Will You Come Too? is the second title in this series, the first being Worzel Says Hello! Will You Be My Friend? This beautifully illustrated book is the story of a child and a dog going for a walk, told from the dog’s point of view in an easy-reading rhythmical…

Canine Aggression – Rehabilitating aggressive dog with kindness and compassion

Author: Tracey McLennan Publisher: Hubble & Hattie ISBN: 9781787110793 This is an inspiring story of a dog-to-dog aggressive Bull Mastiff called Calgacus and his first-time pet parent Tracey McLennan, the author of the book. It was a big challenge for her to understanding Calgacus, who was later transformed totally with clicker training, TTouch, trick training and lots of fun. After welcoming…

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Worzel Says Hello! Will You Be My Friend? Author: Catherine Pickles, Publisher: Hubble & Hattie ISBN: 9781787111608 Author Catherine Pickles and her Lurcher, Worzel, in this book Worzel Says Hello! Will You Be My Friend? will take you on a journey where you will gain an understanding of how dogs think and feel, so that all children can have a wonderful relationship with the dogs in their…

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Author: Dale Preece-Kelly Publisher: Hubble & Hattie ISBN: 9781845849566 UPC: 6-36847-04956-0 Ten animals – nine non-humans and one human – take you on ten journeys, where, in each case, an animal in need of rescue overcomes their issues and goes on to help people overcome theirs. This is what this book titled Unleashing the Healing Power of Animals –True Stories About Therapy Animals narrates…

Detector Dog

Author: Pam Mackinnon Publisher: Hubble & Hattie ISBN: 9781845849634 UPC: 6-36847-04963-8 As a drug detector dog handler with HM Customs & Excise, Pam Mackinnon searched all over the UK, from oil rigs to cruise ships, postal depots to airports, and vehicles to houses Combining her detection skills with her work as a dog training and behaviour consultant, Pam developed the UK’s most…

Mister Mushy – The Ugliest Dog in The Land

As children being the most beautiful to their parents, so are dogs to their pet  parents. But life is not easy. What happens when a little girl’s dog is mocked and rejected at a dog show, just because the judges think he is ugly? Mister Mushy - The Ugliest Dog in the Land is a heart-warming book on this ugly dog who eventually proves his mettle and wins hearts. Mister Mushy – The Ugliest…

The Book of Indian Dogs

Author: S Theodore Baskaran, Publisher: Aleph Book Company The Book of Indian Dogs is the first comprehensive book on Indian dog breeds in over fifty years. It features the twenty-five breeds that most breeders and dog fanciers agree constitute the country’s canine heritage. Divided into three groupings—Working Dogs, Companion Dogs and Hounds—the book provides detailed background notes to each…

BABIES, KIDS AND DOGS

Creating a safe and harmonious relationship Authors: Melissa Fallon & Vickie Davenport Publisher: Hubble & Hattie Children love dogs and they benefit a lot from their company, both physically and mentally. But, it is important to have a safe and harmonious relationship between dogs and kids. This book is a visual treat and a ready reckoner for the same. There are instructional colour…

Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs & Cats

Designed for every dog lover, pet parent and those who wish to be pet parents, Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs & Cats is a complete handbook on vital info about cats and dogs. Written by Dr CS Arun, veterinary surgeon at My Pet Clinic & Pet Fancies in Mysore, this book narrates the history of dogs and cats, their breeds, breeding, common diseases and cares in a brief and concise…

Raising Pups & Children

Through drawing parallels between growing children and the life cycle of pets, Raising Pups & Children written by Pali Reen helps first time dog owners understand Raising Pups & Childrananimal parenting and overcome their anxiety. Foreword by Maj. Gen. (Retd) Dr RM Kharb, AVSM, chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, the book has been written in a way that one can find the book an analogy…

Fluffy and Me

A memoir by Anita Krishan, Fluffy and Me is a story of a lonely little girl, the author herself when she was barely nine years old, in Shimla looking for a companion. Then one evening comes an unexpected phone call from one of his father’s friends who gifted her a pet, a Lhasa Apso. Arrival of the pooch at her home thus begins the saga of rare and undying friendship between the two. She names the…

Bite this Book – the book you read to your dog

Bite this Book by Lony Ruhmann is the first-ofits- kind book truly designed and written for pet parents to read to their pooches. Through an inner sweetness that communicates via the language of the heart, this book brings your dog peace. Published by Mirror Publishing – Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you can access to the book on www.bitethisbook.com

Camper vans, ex-pats & Spanish hounds

This book is real life experiences of the authors, Tania Coates and Sam Morris, who travelled through Spain in their VW camper. Once while travelling through the country, they encountered a stray in a poor state of health at the side of the road. So, the story of Pedro’s rescue began as central theme of this book and the situation with regard to animal welfare in Spain with British government’s…

My Dog Has Arthritis ­– but lives life to the full!

 When dogs contract arthritis, they can’t tell you what hurts or how they feel, nor can they ask for help. They have to suffer in silence… until now. This book written by Gill Carrick and published by Hubble & Hattie gives our canine friends they have been longing for. With expert inputs from vets, dog dieticians and specialists in complementary therapies, My Dog Has Arthritis covers a range…

The Dog Who Healed a Family

Written by Jo Coudert, The Dog Who Healed a Family revolves around the story of three adopted children who wreak havoc in their new home until an exceptional dog brings the family together. This is a charming collection of 19 stories you can’t help but fall in love with the unlucky fawn who is saved by a nursing home, the troublesome rabbit who warms her way into a new family and the good German…

Catch That Cat!

In view of International Day of People with Disability on 3rd December, Tulika Publishers has released a very special book that deals positively with disability – Catch That Cat! by writer Tharini Viswanath with illustrations by Nancy Raj. The book is about a little girl looking for a cat. When her friend’s cat, Kaapi, gets lost, Dip Dip goes off to look for it — on the road, inside dustbins,…

Our pooches, our heroes!

We love to read stories about our pooches…their adventures, love and companionship always makes an interesting read. More recently, we interacted with two authors of two lovely books on canines - The Stupendous Timetelling Superdog by Himanjali Sankar and Bambi, Chops and Wags by Ranjit Lal. Here's more from these pooch loving authors. The plots… Penned by Himanjali Sankar, The Stupendous…

Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs & Cats

Here’s a comprehensive book on dog and cat care written by Dr CS Arun, MVSc, PGDMM, My Pet Clinic & Pet Fancies, Mysore. The book titled Frequently Asked Questions About Dogs & Cats gives not just the basic information like origin and utility of dogs, common breeds, etc, it also gives information on selecting a dog, care and management of puppy, training your puppy, breeding, common…

The Book of Joshua

Written by Tanya Mendonsa and published by HarperCollins India (Pages: 208, Price: Rs 299), this book is the celebration of love for your pooch. Two world travellers meet at a party and realise, as they spend the evening in each other’s company, that they are meant to be together. Enter Joshua, an irresistible Cocker Spaniel, and the couple’s life is transformed forever. The Book of Joshua is a…

Emergency First Aid for Dogs

Author: Martin Bucksch Publisher: Hubble & Hattie (Pp 64, ISBN 978-1-845843-86-1) Accidents can happen anywhere…even in the comfortable confines of your home? Every time, it is not possible to run to a vet…sometimes there’s no time to wait for the vet. This is not the time to panic! It is time to act…act fast. Emergency First Aid for Dogs is a read reckoner for all dog lovers who need advice…