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General Beagle Books
These cheerful canines have been trained as hunters since the dawn of history, but they also make affectionate house pets. Here's everything the neophyte owner needs to know about the Beagle and its traits. Like popular breed books, these are titles pet owners can turn to for the essential information they need to raise a four-footed family member. The Happy, Healthy Pet guides are rich with professional quality color photos and are designed to be enjoyable and easy to learn from.
Geared more to the show ring, this book gives the history of the breed and has many pictures of top winners from the 1980s Beagles are especially perceptive, intelligent little hounds. Although natural hunters, they adapt readily to home life. Titles in Barron's extensive selection of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with high-quality photos and anatomically accurate line drawings.
This book is an excellent manual of beagle care from breeding to health care to show preparation. The photographs are superb and the authors have really done their homework in presenting the information. The book is written in a plain, clear style that will not only sustain the readers' interest, but will also help keep readers informed about the care and temperament of this wonderful breed. Here is detailed advice for owners of this cheerful breed, which is adaptable as a hunter or a household pet. Titles in this pet care series are similar to Barron's Pet Owner's Manuals, but are larger, with more detailed instruction and more illustrations. The books advise pet owners on purchase, health care, nutritious feeding, proper housing and other facts important to owners and their pets.
This is a wonderfully written book. While it is not geared to owners who have beagles simply as pets, it is a wonderful tool and a must have for breeders, serious enthusiasts, exhibitors, etc. The only drawback is that the pictures are all in black and white. As a caring Beagle owner, you want the best for your pet. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy Beagle. Your Beagle's Life was written with one purpose in mind: to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Reviewed by a nationally known veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your Beagle the best life possible-whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your family or adopted an older dog.
An Amazon reviewer states "In adopting our rescue beagle, Lucy, earlier this year, I needed a good reference book, giving me the history & care material necessary for understanding & working with a Beagle--this was my winner! I perused, read through, and really "reviewed" several books at my local libraries, and decided upon this one as the best to put in my reference library at home. Not only is it very informative, to the point, and full of great advice and tips on getting to know your beagle, it does not focus too heavily on the show aspect of a beagle."    

Training Books
It is an invaluable guide to rehabilitating those myriad unfortunate dogs which have either never had a home or have been shuttled from one owner to another, losing confidence, trust and self-esteem every step of the way. It is an absolute must for every owner who wants his second-hand dog to regain the ability to become the warm, loving companion every dog should be. With more than 150,000 copies sold, Mother Knows Best is one of the top training books of all time. Based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies, Benjamin's training method is humane, effective and all natural.
New to clicker training? then this is a "must read." Learn from this book how training can be FUN, both for you and your dog! If you are curious about clicker training and want to give it a try, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs is the place to begin. Karen Pryor clearly explains the underlying principles of behavioral training and through numerous fascinating examples reveals how this art can be applied to virtually any common situation. And best of all, she tells how to do it without yelling threats, force, punishment, guilt trips--or shooting the dog. 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior. The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior--for results without strain or pain through "affection training."
Clicker training is a method of teaching behavior to dogs using positive reinforcement. The successive approximation of desired behavior is marked with a clicker and rewarded with a treat, a toy, or a pat. Inappropriate behavior is ignored, not punished. "The only American to study and work with the renowned Barbara Woodhouse, Brian Kilcommons solves all those "bad dog" problems that drive owners crazy - and shows you how to raise a puppy into a happy, perfectly behaved dog.  The trick is to understand how dogs think, read their body language, and, with the secrets Kilcommons shares in this book, be "fun, fair and firm."  A dog training guide that gives you immediate results even with an adult dog, this manual trains you..."
Fitness Unleashed- a dog owner's guide to losing weight and gaining health together People put on pounds not just through failed wilpower but because we live in a society that encourages us to overeat. This applies equally well to dogs, whom we reward with food, food, and more food. Now, a prominent veterinarian and an obesity expert team up to present an exercise guide for you and your dog. Through a walking program, you and your dog will become fit and have a great time doing so! The Other End of the Leash begins with an eloquently simple premise: "All dogs are brilliant at perceiving the slightest movement that we make, and they assume each tiny movement has meaning." With that in mind, all of Dr. Patricia McConnell's recommendations for communicating with your canine make immediate sense. Don't we all automatically bend forward when coaxing a dog to come and play? Break eye contact when we wish to avoid a confrontation? While these instinctive behaviors are right on target, a number of other habits aren't so positive, and McConnell helps us break them with both humor and common sense.

Veterinary Books
An incredible resource. This excellent book provides dog owners with a wealth of practical, accurate information to help guide reactions to symptoms. Go to the vet much more informed, and are also able to better appreciate the care the vet gives. The section on poisons is extremely helpful, giving the nefarious and varied symptoms good description, and offering effective home remedies which add valuable time to you getting your pet into treatment. Real Food for Dogs
Food is fuel -- for people and dogs. (Food is religion for beagles!) Our pets deserved to be served nutritious, well-balanced meals, and the right "fuel" keeps our dogs fit and frisky. The beauty of this book is that the 50 vet-approved recipes are easy to prepare, nutritious, and delicious. Also features "Canine Nutrition 101," and a section on prescription diets for dogs with special needs. "Bone" appetite!

Non-fiction Beagle Stories
When von Kreisler, author of The Compassion of Animals (1999), found a beagle named Bea whose traumatic past included a stay at an animal-research facility, she was determined to help the cowering, malnourished animal. From the dog's condition, von Kreisler knew it wouldn't be easy. She was right.... A Dog Called Perth: The True Story of a Beagle is about a strong-willed beagle, much loved by her owners. When the owners go abroad for a summer, Perth escapes from her Vermont caretakers and somehow survives on her own. She eventually takes up with a new family before finally being reunited with her owners who have been desperately searching for her. The owners make some stupid mistakes (and probably wouldn't qualify as SOS adopters) but their hearts are in the right place. At any rate, this is an excellent read.
In What the Dog Did: Tales from a Formerly Reluctant Dog Owner, journalist Emily Yoffe chronicles her adventures in adopting a female beagle named Sasha. Suffice it to say that Sasha has some issues. This is by far and away the funniest book I have read in my entire life! If you know someone who could use a good laugh (maybe that someone is you) this book will deliver. An online review aptly describes Lauren's Story: An American Dog in Paris as follows:
Kay Pfaltz's account of the years spent with her beagle Lauren will enchant anyone whose life has been changed by a special dog. Pfaltz sets out to write about 'the meaning of unconditional love,' and her story is at once a reflection on this topic and a personal memoir. LAUREN'S STORY is an essay on happiness, both human and canine. [It] is a tribute to life, and an invitation to cherish every moment of it.
Life is Good Now, as told by Floyd. A beagle named Floyd narrates this charming, funny story of how he was rescued along with another beagle named Rosebud and a birddog named Wilma. The book is co-authored by Valerie Blettner, their human. Life is Good Now is great for both kids and adults and the pictures are just priceless. If you buy it through our link you will be helping both SOS Beagle Rescue and Triangle Beagle Rescue of NC! That Dog Won't Hunt! In Valerie Bettner's 2nd book, we hear the tale of how Bo, a buck-toothed beagle who refused to hunt, finds a loving home. (Did you know that many of the beagles rescued by SOS became homeless simply because they weren't good hunters?) The book includes the rescue story of many dogs of all different breeds. Both kids and adults will love this book.

Beagle Stories for Children
        The Shiloh Trilogy.. Author Phyllis Reynolds Naylor won the 1992 Newberry Medal for her book Shiloh. It tells the story of Marty, a West Virginia boy who desperately tries to help Shiloh, a little female beagle being neglected and abused by her owner. Two additional Shiloh books followed: Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh. This is a good series for teaching your children about ethics.

Beagle DVDs
Underdog There's no need to fear...Underdog is here! Man's best friend is crime's worst nightmare in Disney's hit 2007 live-action/special effects movie. Visit the official site to view the trailer and learn more about the film. (Please return to this page to order.) The Complete Shiloh Film Trilogy - These 3 movies are based on the the Newberry award-winning Shiloh series of books about a boy's desperate efforts to save an abused beagle named Shiloh. The first film in the series, Shiloh, was voted Best Film at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. It also won the Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival. The trailer for Shiloh is here. The trailer for Shiloh Season is here. The trailer for Saving Shiloh is here.

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Cats and Dogs. In this 2001 live-action/special effects film, cats are trying to take over the world. It falls to Lou, a courageous beagle puppy, to stop them and save his human family (and the rest of the world). A hilarious family movie, starring Alec Baldwin, Tobey Maguire, Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock. View trailers and photos here.

Dog Rescue DVDs
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Hotel for Dogs (2009), stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Don Cheadle, and Johnny Simmons. It's a comedy the whole family will enjoy. The top dog is Friday, a jack rusell terrier, but there are an astounding number of dogs of all breeds in this film, including a beagle! It tells the story of two orphan kids who are secretly keeping a little terrier (the foster parents don't allow pets). When the kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel where two stray dogs live, they turn it into a home for all the stray dogs in town. There is a double happy ending -- the kids are adopted and the dogs find a home! Visit the official site here. (Please return to this page to order.)

Year of the Dog (2007) stars Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly. In this touching comedy, Peggy, a lonely secretary, is inconsolable after her beagle Pencil dies under mysterious circumstances. She subsequently becomes a voice for the animals. She makes mistakes along the way, but her heart is in the right place. It does have a surprise ending. btw, I loved the names-- Peggy Spade and her love interest Newt, etc. Visit the official site here. (Please return to this page to order.)

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