- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Format: Mixed media product | 144 pages
- Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 18mm | 340g
- Publication date: 1 December 2008
- Publication City/Country: Chichester
- ISBN 10: 0470390549
- ISBN 13: 9780470390542
- Edition: 2, Revised
- Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
- Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
- Sales rank: 1,061,206
In 2007, this affectionate, easy-going breed finally made it to the top ten on the American Kennel Association's list of America's most popular dogs, capping a decade of rapid growth for the breed.Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Liz Palika is an award-winning author with more than 40 books to her credit, including All Dogs Need Some Training, The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook, Purebred Dog Rescue Adoption, Senior Dogs For Dummies(R), and several titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series.
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Your Happy Healthy Pet30-minute training DVD contains bonus material specifically for your Bulldog! Dog behavioral trainer Peggy Moran shows you how properly training your Bulldog makes your best friend a Happy Healthy Pet for life.The Bulldog is the embodiment of tenacity, courage, and strength. It's no wonder he's one of the most popular mascots for colleges, universities, and sporting teams in the world--not to mention his most esteemed position as mascot of the U.S. Marine Corps. But the Bulldog is more than a thick-set tough guy. With his silly nature, perpetually wiggling body, and signature smile, he is also a devoted companion and trustworthy family dog who is as affectionate as he is strong. Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your best friend even better. Inside, you'll find: Characteristics to look for when choosing a BulldogA list of supplies you'll need before you bring him homeAdvice on grooming, feeding, and training A reproducible pet-sitter chart to keep track of important informationA bonus DVD shows you that educating your Bulldog positively is easier and more fun than you think. You'll learn how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand his unique personality.
Table of contents
Part I: The World of the Bulldog. Chapter 1: What Is a Bulldog? English or American? The Bulldog's Physical Appearance. The Bulldog's Character. Bulldog Mythology. Chapter 2: The Bulldog Yesterday and Today. Origins of the Breed. The Evolving Bulldog. Bulldogs in North America. The Bulldog Today. How Popularity Harms. Breed-Specific Legislation. Chapter 3: The World According to Bulldogs. Are You Ready for a Dog? The Pet Bulldog. Problem Bulldogs. If Bulldogs Could Choose Their Owners. Chapter 4: Choosing Your Bulldog. Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free? Finding Your Bulldog. Choosing Your Bulldog Puppy. Puppy Temperament Test. Choosing an Adult Bulldog. Part II: Caring for Your Bulldog. Chapter 5: Bringing Your Bulldog Home. Safety Is Important. When to Bring Your Puppy Home. Puppy Essentials. Choosing Pet Professionals. Puppy-Proofing Your Home. Crate Training. Chapter 6: Feeding Your Bulldog. Nutritional Building Blocks.Commercial Dog Foods Reading Dog Food Labels. Homemade Diets. Feeding Your Dog. Five Mistakes to Avoid. Chapter 7: Grooming Your Bulldog. The Daily Ritual. Bath Time. Toenails. Making Your Environment Flea Free. Mouth and Gums. Chapter 8: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy. Internal Parasites. Spaying and Neutering Your Bulldog. Common Health Problems. Problems Particular to Bulldogs. When to Call the Veterinarian. How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit. Part III: Enjoying Your Bulldog. Chapter 9: Training Your Bulldog. Understanding Builds the Bond. Practical Commands for Family Pets. Training for Attention. Teaching Cooperation. Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Bulldog. Your Housetraining Shopping List. The First Day. Confine Your Pup. Watch Your Pup. Accidents Happen. Scheduling Basics. Appendix: Learning More about Your Bulldog. Some Good Books. Magazines. Clubs and Registries. On the Internet. Index.