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Dogwise is proud to announce that the National Canine Research Council http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com have made their publications available for download on Dogwise! We hope that having these publications available on Dogwise helps spread the valuable research of the NCRC. The eBook downloads on this page work just like the eBooks we sell on the site, click here to view our entire eBook selection.
Dog Bites Problems and Solutions By Janis Bradley A cogent and common-sense discussion of this highly charged and poorly understood issue. Author Janis Bradley (DOGS BITE: BUT BALLOONS AND SLIPPERS ARE MORE DANGEROUS) puts dog bites in a realistic public health perspective, and discusses which measures will reduce the incidence of dog bites. Breed-specific legislation is not effective in enhancing community safety. Rather, education, responsible ownership and robust dangerous ownership ordinances have produced the best results. This paper is indispensable for communities that want to improve their local animal ordinances.
Published by the Animals & Society Institute.
The Relevance of Breed in Selecting a Companion Dog by Janis Bradley People keep as companions dogs of all sizes, shapes and historical backgrounds. Is breed, or, as is more usually the case, a presumption about a dog’s breed based upon its appearance, a reliable predictor of a dog’s suitability to fulfill this role? THE RELEVANCE OF BREED IN SELECTING A COMPANION DOG explores this question by rigorously examining the assumptions upon which it is based. Is the dog’s breed identifiable? Is behavior reliably predictable based upon the identification? Is the predicted behavior relevant to the characteristics we seek in a companion dog?
National Canine Research Council Vision Series.
The Pit Bull Placebo: The Media, Myths and Politics of Canine Aggression by Karen Delise First it was “bloodhounds.” At other times, it may have been German Shepherd dogs or Dobermans that provoked urban myth and popular dread. Delise’s groundbreaking history of our response to perceived canine aggression exposes how we can be persuaded to abandon common sense and allow our perceptions of dogs to be dictated by those who traffic in myths and pseudoscience. In doing so, she asks the critical question: Do we accept breed-ban placebos and risk losing our most rewarding and profound interspecies relationship, or do we step forward and take responsibility for our dogs?
Published by the National Canine Research Council
The Problem of Dog-Related Incidents and Encounters Americans love dogs. Because dogs are so much a part of our society, police and other first responders can reasonably expect to encounter unfamiliar dogs in the course of their duties. This guide, written specifically for first responders, discusses the tools, practices and procedures that will help them respond effectively when they do encounter a dog. Its primary goals are the safety of officers, the public, and the dogs.
Published by the Community Oriented Policing Services of the U.S. Department of Justice
PDF Format - This format is the best for viewing on your PC or if you want to print out the book. You will need the Adobe PDF Reader which can be downloaded from Adobe here
EPub Format - This is format is supported by the Sony Reader, Barnes and Noble Nook, and the Apple Ipad/Itouch/Iphone. Please note that most smartphones and other bookreaders use the Epub format. Refer to your user manual for specific instructions or contact us and we'll be happy to help you out.
To Add a book to your Ipad/touch/phone
Make sure you have the latest version of Itunes. In addition make sure you have the iBooks app installed available free from Apple.
Download the Epub file with your computer - using the Safari Browser built into your Apple Device will not work.
Connect your Apple Device to your computer.
Drag the Epub file into your Library, it should go into the books folder.
Select your Ipad in the devices dialogue on the left hand side.
Go to the books tab and make sure you have the sync books option turned on.
You can now sync your Apple Device and the book should appear in your bookshelf.
Here is a video on how to transfer to your Ipad/phone:
Mobi Format - This format is the Kindle Specific format.
To add a Mobi (".mobi") Ebook to your Kindle:
Turn your Kindle on
Connect the Kindle to your computer using the USB cable that
came with your Kindle
Drag and drop the ".mobi" Ebook file into the documents folder on your Kindle
When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing,
"Safely Remove Mass Storage Device" (Windows) or "Eject" (Mac) the
Kindle from your computer
When the USB activity indicator on your Kindle stops flashing,
unplug the USB cable from your Kindle
The Ebook should now appear in your Kindle
Here is a video on how to transfer to your Kindle if you have a PC:
Here is how to transfer to your Kindle if you have a Mac:
Barnes and Noble Nook
Connect your Nook to your PC or Mac using the USB cable. If you are unfamiliar how to do this, read the USB Connectivity section in the Nook User Manual.
Once Nook is connected to your computer, you will see a series of folders: "my documents", "my music", "my screensavers", etc.
Copy the .epub file you downloaded from Dogwise.com to the "my documents" folder on your Nook. Nook Color Users: The file goes into the main Nook Color drive, do not place it in any of the folders on the Nook Color. The device will then move the file itself.
When the .epub file has been copied and is visible in the "my documents" folder on your Nook, use your computer to unmount or eject your Nook before disconnecting the USB cable.
After disconnecting, tap "my library" on the Nook's touchscreen, and select "View My Documents" to open and read your ebook.
Here is a video on how to load the files onto your nook:
We recommend using the Alkido Book Reader - available free on the Marketplace on your phone/tablet.
Download the Epub file on your PC.
Put the file onto your SDcard / Phone memory by connecting your phone to your computer with the USB cable.
Open the Alkido App, select the home icon, select SD card.
Find the folder named Download, the epub file you downloaded should be in it, select import into Alkido.
Connect your Sony Reader to your PC or Mac using the USB cable. If you are unfamiliar how to do this, read the Transferring Content section of the User's Guide
Once the Sony Reader is connected to your computer, you can use either the Sony Reader Library software to transfer the file onto your reader
When the .epub file has been copied, use your computer to unmount or eject your Sony Reader before disconnecting the USB cable.