Hello all animal-lovers, from a very warm and sunny Dorset! We've had glorious weather for days now, and it’s set to continue for a while yet.
 
Arriving home after a hot day at work, there’s nothing nicer than sitting outside in the garden for a while, watching the wildlife. Well, I say wild, but this seagull is a regular visitor to my garden, availing himself of the water in the bird bath for both a wash and a drink! This supply is obviously well-used, as I refill it every morning. In weather like this, it’s not just food we should remember to put out for the birds: fresh water, too, is essential.
 
Within a foot or two of my garden bench, I can watch bees (who start work at stupid o’clock in the morning, and don't knock off until after I do), busily collecting nectar stashes, which can be seen in the accompanying image.
 
This issue of Animal Magic is chock-full of info and features – we hope you enjoy reading!
 
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with any comments or points you’d like to make: we’d love to hear from you!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jude Brooks,
Publisher
 
New books at Hubble & Hattie
Fresh in this month, we have two brilliant new titles … in stock now!
 
Dogs just wanna have FUN!
There are many books that celebrate our canine friends, but few so colourfully and evocatively demonstrate the sheer enjoyment they experience simply from being a dog. The photographs in this book are not about the bond between us and our canine companions, the results of dog training, or the ever-expanding canine wardrobe. Rather, the focus is on how dogs behave when they are freed from everyday constraints, and can indulge their natural instincts.

The unsung heroes here are the owners, who, after ensuring that their beloved best friend would be safe, let him or her run free to interact with others for the photoshoot. The resultant images showcase pure doggie delight – as the expressions on the dogs’ faces demonstrate!

Whether chasing balls or other dogs, mud-bathing, swimming, or rolling, this is a joyous celebration of dogs simply enjoying themselves!


Price £12.99 UK • $16.99 USA • $21.99 CAN SKU HH5201 Format Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 112 pages • 90 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-787112-01-8 UPC 6-36847-01201-4
 
A puppy called Wolfie
Using established and cutting-edge psychotherapies, Free Will Teaching™ (FWT) offers a perspective that will change your approach to teaching your dog. Force-free, and embracing each dog’s right to free will, both you and your dog will achieve great success. Owning a puppy is an exciting and rewarding experience. Understanding why your puppy does what he does, and what influences his behaviour, is key to a harmonious life together, and essential for avoiding the many problems and issues that crop up along the way.
Charting the first 18 months of Wolfie's life, from when he arrived with Kathie Gregory’s family at nine weeks of age, this book looks in detail at the mind and behaviour of a puppy, and how he develops as he becomes an adult dog. It also examines how dogs think, what they do, how they learn, form responses; their likes, dislikes, development stages and hormones, and how all of these influence a dog’s personality and development.
 
Language, cognitive ability, and emotional awareness are key aspects of FWT, resulting in fantastic achievements. Whether for your own dog or on a professional basis, this detailed account of how to use Free Will Teaching™ as a way of life to teach and guide every dog, takes today’s dog training into the future.
 

Price £14.99 UK • $18.99 USA • $24.99 CAN SKU HH5070  Format Paperback • 22x17cm 176 pages • 88 pictures
ISBN 978-1-787110-70-0  UPC 6-36847-01070-6

 
Hubble & Hattie Kids!
There’s a brand-new imprint at Hubble & Hattie!
 
At Hubble & Hattie, we have always promoted compassion, understanding, and respect between all animals – including human ones – through our publications. We’ve also always strived to bring you books that are of real benefit, whether offering practical help on improving the lives of you and your animals, or providing a better understanding of how animals experience the world, and us.

It’s never too late to learn such values, and – just as importantly – it’s never too early. And that’s precisely where our new imprint comes in. With Hubble & Hattie Kids! we aim to promote the same values that we’ve always held uppermost, but to the adults of the future.

Of course, we’re not talking about academic papers or text books here. No, we’re talking beautifully illustrated, carefully crafted books that children, and more than a few adults, will cherish and learn from, absorbing valuable life lessons that will help improve the lot of all animals and our relationship with them.

It’s early days for our new imprint, but we have some great ideas, and some wonderful books already in the pipeline that are relevant to all age groups, and there’s something for every child. Over the coming year, we’ll be expanding our kids range, and tailoring our website to our new imprint.

So, say hello to Hubble & Hattie Kids!, and to our first books from our new imprint!

   
Worzel says hello! Will you be my friend?
Catherine Pickles and her Lurcher, Worzel, 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 lives, and all dogs can feel happy, safe, and loved.

Price £6.99 UK • $9.99 USA • $12.99 CAN SKU HH5160 Specification Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 32 pages ISBN 978-1-787111-60-8 UPC 6-36847-01160-4
 
 

 
Worzel goes for a walk! Will you come too?
Taking a dog for a walk is both pleasurable, and essential for any dog. In Worzel Goes For a Walk, children learn there are important rules that need to be followed to ensure that walking the dog is a positive experience for everyone.

Price £6.99 UK • $9.99 USA • $12.99 CAN SKU HH5292 Specification Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 32 pages ISBN 978-1-787112-92-6 UPC 6-36847-01292-2
 

 

Fierce Little Grey Mouse

In a world full of happy, fluffy animals, ONE Mouse wants to be FIERCE. He exercises, eats mountains of porridge and drinks lots of milk. He practises his roaring and pouncing skills. Soon, he is Fierce Grey Mouse. But what happens when his friends want to play with Little Grey Mouse and find only Fierce Grey Mouse ...?


Price £6.99 UK • $9.99 USA • $12.99 CAN SKU HH5312 Specification Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 32 pages • ISBN 978-1-787113-12-1 UPC 6-36847-01312-7

 
 
The Little House that didn’t have a home
A story about a little house that has nowhere to live, who sets off on an long and daring journey to find his dream home and a place in the world for himself and his best friend Bear. Come along on this fun-packed adventure to find out if Little House (and Bear) find their very own home! 

Price £7.99 UK • $10.99 USA • $14.99 CAN SKU HH5307 Specification Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 36 pages ISBN 978-1-787113-07-7 UPC 6-36847-01307-3
 

 
The Lucky, Lucky Leaf – A Horace and Nim Story
It’s a windy autumn day and the forest friends are out catching falling leaves for luck. Nim wants to break his all-time record of five lucky leaves before tea time ...?

Price £6.99 UK • $9.99 USA • $12.99 CAN SKU HH5306 Specifications Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • 32 pages ISBN 978-1-787113-06-0 UPC 6-36847-01306-6
 
 


 
 
Time to head off on holiday!
What a glorious start to the summer we have had! We're nearing July now, and that can only mean one thing: time to think about that summer holiday! No holiday would be complete without taking along the whole family, and that includes our four-legged friends. 

 
 
We are very fortunate in the UK to have a number of holiday companies that provide dog-friendly accomodation. Whether you prefer to holiday in the great outdoors, or favour your creature comforts, there is something for everyone. 
 
For those of you who fancy a holiday closer to nature, websites such as pitchup.com offer a list of dog-friendly campsites across the UK and around the world! The world is literally your camping oyster with this handy site!

If you prefer to stay in a home away from home, then websites such as forestholidays.co.uk and caninecottages.co.uk offer a wide selection of properties that will let your canine companion holiday in style. These can be browsed by region, so you're not stuck for choice!
 
Websites such as yourdogholiday.co.uk and weacceptpets.co.uk allow you to search for any type of accommodation, not just campsites and cottages, but B&Bs and even houseboats! With these sites, you'll be really spoilt for choice, so you might have to treat yourself to more than one holiday! 
 
Before you head off on your holi-bobs with Fido in tow, though, there are a few things you should consider in order to help your trip run as smoothly as possible. These include: researching the local area to suss out places that are dog-friendly; where the nearest vet is, and what to expect in the way of wildlife, and deciding what you need to pack for your dog, especially for long car trips or extended vacations. 
 
For more information, check out our blog, and whilst you're at it, maybe think about stocking up on some helpful books, such as Walking the Dog and Dogs on Wheels. Later this year, we have a great new book, Wonderful walks from dog-friendly campsites throughout the UK, which will help with planning your future dog-friendly trips! This book will guide you on 46 varied walks that allow you and your dog to enjoy the diversity of the British landscape, and return to the campsite invigorated and exhiliarated. 

 
Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2018!
Hubble & Hattie welcomed some new faces for this year's Bring Your Dog To Work Day …
Friday the 22nd of June was this year's Bring Your Dog To Work Day – the UK's fifth official annual event. Founded and organised by ethical dog grooming product company HOWND, and this year raising funds for All Dogs Matter. Oh … and we were an official sponsor, too!
 
 
Each year BYDTWD raises money for charities dedicated to making a difference to the welfare of dogs. Through social media, TV and print, they have been spreading the word about all of the positive benefits to be had in bringing your dog – and sometimes other pets – to work, not just for yourself, but for colleagues and others.

This year, we were once again an official sponsor, and as usual, we had a small contingent of doggy pals on-site at H&H HQ. First in the office was Bonnie (that's her on the left), who was spending the day at H&H with Jude, and did a fine job ensuring visitors were checked-in and registered – you can’t be too careful, you know! 
 
Also joining us was Jeff Danton’s dog, Scooby. If you’ve seen photos of Scooby before, you may notice he has a little less hair now … all the better in this weather.
Bonnie, and Scooby with Jeff, at Hubble & Hattie for Bring Your Dog To Work Day.

Absent for what was set to be her first ever BYDTWD at H&H, was Indie, Kevin Atkins’ dog, who was recovering from her keyhole spaying the day before. Amazingly, she was up and about within hours, as if nothing had happened, and is now back in the office, squeaking her Ducky, and playing with the giant gym ball … albeit sporting a rather unusual underbelly haircut!
 
She may have been unable to join us at H&H HQ, but she did make it into the Dog with a Job hall of fame … see if there are any other dogs you recognise here.

Each year, BYDTWD offers a competition, and if you donate over £10, you are automatically entered into the draw for a chance to win hundreds of pound worth of goodies. This year, 24 different companies have donated to the draw, including us: we’ve donated a selection of books of the winner’s choice, valued at £50.
 
This year there will also be a mega prize for the best pooch selfie uploaded to the ‘Dog with a Job Hall of Fame’ that posts the best dog with a job on #BringYourDogToWorkDay! Winners will be announced on Friday 29th June.For more info, and to get prepared for next year’s Bring Your Dog To Work Day, take a look at the official website, and keep up to speed with all the good work that is being done by All Dogs Matter.

 
Lily: one in a million update
This book has been available for a while, but that doesn't mean author Laura has slowed down in terms of promoting her fabulous book!
 
You may remember, back in March, we posted a blog that detailed Laura's personal promotional efforts in time for the release of her book, Lily: one in a million. A few months down the line, and Laura has really stepped up a gear in terms of getting Lily's story out to the world! Here's just a brief summary of what she's been up to ... 

  • Lily has been featured in many print articles, from the magazine for the Hamphire WI to Portsmouth News
  • A World Book Day school visit inspired a pupil so much, that she wrote a short story from Lily's point of view, to be entered in he National Young Writers' Awards, which this year was judged by none other than David Walliams!
  • Laura has arranged a number of book talks and book signings, which have been going down a storm
  • Lily celebrated her 4th birthday on the 5th of May
  • Laura has a few thigs in common with the newest Royal, which prompted her to send a copy of the book to the newlyweds 

For more deatils on what Laura and Lily have been up to in the last couple of months, be sure to keep an eye on our blog for a full post, coming soon! 

 
Nowzad – The only offical animal shelter in Afghanistan

Nobody likes to hear of animals in need – even more so when it's for those stuck in war-ravaged countries. However, for those animals on the streets of Afghanistan, there is hope in the form of Nowzad.
 
The life of a dog or cat in Afghanistan is a desperate one, and Nowzad is their one chance. The charity relieves the suffering of stray and abandoned animals, and is the only recognised animal shelter and clinic in the whole of Afghanistan. But they need your support to help animals with no voice but Nowzad's.
 
 
 
Author talks Stateside
Professor Daniel Mills has a couple of events lined up in the United States next month 
Professor Daniel Mills is an internationally recognised veterinary behaviour specialist, and a professor in veterinary behavioural medicine at Lincoln University, but he may be better known to H&H readers as co-author of Life skills for puppies, and Helping minds meet. Next month, Daniel is heading Stateside to take part in two fascinating events.
 
Entitled "The Emotional World of Dogs: New insights into Behaviour and Training," this two-day seminar will present the latest research on dog cognition and emotion, as well as how these findings can be applied in clinical practice. The goal is not only to improve our understanding of dog behaviour, but to ensure the safeguarding of dogs' well-being. 
 
There are two events schedules, one on each coast: the east coast event is taking place on the 7th of July at the Women's Humane Society in Bensalem, PA, and the west coast event is taking place on the 28th of July at the East Bay SPCA in Oakland, CA. 
 
You don't have to head to the US to benefit from Daniel's knowledge; we have two brilliant books that are essential reading for all dog owners.
Life skills for puppies 
Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship from the point of view of your puppy!

 
Puppy education from the puppy’s perspective! This book presents key skills for dogs, helping owners to develop a fulfilling relationship with their puppy, while promoting good behaviour, resilience and welfare. Skills are incorporated into everyday life to reduce training time, so good manners and appropriate behaviour become a way of life.
  • Written from the puppy's perspective
  • Clear explanations of the importance of each of the skills
  • Practical tips for implementing the skills in daily life
  • Introducing the concepts of self-control and frustration tolerance
  • Helping puppies to be naturally well behaved, not simply obedient
  • Teaching puppies to make the right choices
  • Clear explanation of what a puppy needs for his wellbeing
  • Detailed description of teaching controlled leash walking
  • Descriptive, specially-taken  photographs support the text
  • Worksheet for every chapter to help owners apply the principles
 
Price £12.99 SKU HH4446 Format Paperback • 20.5x20.5cm • 96 pages
ISBN 978-1-845844-46-2 UPC 6-36847-04446-2
 

Helping minds meet
Skills for a better life with your dog
 
This unique book, written by professionals in the field, explains how and why misunderstandings occur between us and our canine companions, and how we can work to resolve them. It aims to help us adjust the way we interact with our dogs, in order to help our dogs be well behaved, whilst at the same time enabling us to enjoy fulfilling relationships and a good quality of life with them.
  • Clear descriptions of the differences between people and dogs in their perspectives and expectations 
  • Clear explanations of where and why conflict may arise in the dog/owner relationship
  • An explanation of why dogs may experience stress; why this causes problems, and how to minimise it
  • Practical tips for changing people’s behaviour to minimise conflict with dogs
  • Detailed explanations of how to help dogs learn those things that are important for them to help fit comfortably into human society
  • Clear explanations of why dogs may sometimes find it difficult to learn things
  • Practical ideas for ensuring dog welfare while simultaneously building the dog/owner relationship
  • Detailed descriptions of how to create a safe haven and a secure base for a dog
  • Specially-taken, descriptive photographs help explain and illustrate the text
  • Worksheets for each chapter  help owners work through the book’s concepts
 
Price £12.99 SKU HH4576 Format Paperback • 20.5x20.5cm • • 96 pages • 153 colour pictures
ISBN 978-1-845845-76-6 UPC 6-36847-04576-0
 
 
The latest from our blog …
 
 
Lily & Laura Update
 
It's been a few months since we last heard what author Laura Hamilton and her Golden Retriever, Lily, have been up to with regard to promoting Lily: one in a million ... a miracle of survival. That doesn't mean that things have gone quiet though: oh no!
 
 
Man's Best Friend – and Co-worker!
 
It's that time of year again – Bring Your Dog To Work Day! Of course, we encourage this year-round in our office, and there are a number of great reasons why other workplaces should follow suit ... 
 
 
Canine aggression
 
Our second release of 2018 is proving popular. Today, we take a look at some launch events that are guaranteed to educate you, and help dogs, at the same time …
 
 
French Bulldogs

There's more to these pups than meets the eye, and there are some very important aspects that you need to be aware of before deciding whether or not to give one a home. 

 
 
You ain't nothin' but a hound dog
 
We all love our creature comforts. They can help us to unwind after a long day, and make us feel content. And the same goes for dogs! 
 
 
Catch-up with all our latest blog news at http://hubbleandhattie.blogspot.co.uk
 
Ollie and Nina and …
The latest daft doggy doings … 

 
 
Watch this space, and also check out the dippy doggies and their daft doings on facebook …

 
 
 

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Don't forget to send us YOUR entry slip … and GOOD LUCK!
 
 
 
 
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