Boxers for Dummies

Boxers for Dummies

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Strong, smart, loyal, and self-assured, the Boxer is great with kids and makes a wonderful family pet. A typical boxer has boundless energy and curiosity and is a natural clown. Although it's rare to find one with a mean streak, the breed can be inquisitive to a fault, and the Boxer's extroverted, comic personality can drive your neighbors' cats and dogs up a tree-literally and figuratively. Luckily, those characteristics are balanced by the Boxer's intelligence and strong desire to please. Boxers excel at obedience training, hospital therapy volunteer work, and rescue work, and they make excellent watchdogs as well. Is this frolicsome clown the right dog for you and your family? Boxers For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this loveable breed.Life-long Boxer owner and long-time Boxer breeder and trainer, Richard Beauchamp gets you up and running with what you need to know to: *Fin d and communicate with reputable breeders *Choose the right Boxer for you *Housebreak and socialize your new puppy *Educate yourself and your dog *Handle behavioral problems *Participate in competitions In friendly, down-to-earth language, Rick provides insights into the Boxer temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Boxer owner should know-along with fun facts and Boxer trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your Boxer.Discover how to: *Decide on whether a male or female is right for you *Find and choose your new friend and bring him or her home *Understand how to communicate with your Boxer *Train your Boxer *Find a good trainer and attend classes *Deal with emotional conflicts *Feed and exercise your Boxer *Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems *Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your Boxer, Boxers For Dummies is the only book you'll need to help you have the best possible experience with this irrepressibly curious and fun-loving breed of dog.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 187.96 x 223.52 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations, bibliographical references
  • 0764552856
  • 9780764552854
  • 441,656

About Richard G. Beauchamp

Richard Beauchamp has been involved in every facet of purebred dogs for most of his life. He is a long-time Boxer enthusiast.show more

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Find out about your Boxer's special needs Get the lowdown on keeping your dog healthy and content Strong, loyal, and self-assured, the Boxer is an energetic dog and a wonderful family pet. This fun and friendly book provides insights into the Boxer temperament, expert advice on taking care of and training your dog, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more. Discover how to: Choose the right Boxer for you Manage your new puppy Educate yourself and your dog Maintain good health, proper exercise, and a balanced diet Handle behavioral problems The Dummies Way(TM) Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! www.dummies.com Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily(TM) e-mail newsletters Sign up today for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and content -- the Dummies Way(TM)show more

Table of contents

Introduction. PART I: Getting to Know Boxers. Chapter 1: What Is a Boxer? Chapter 2: Is a Boxer Right for You? PART II: Finding Your Soul Mate. Chapter 3: Knowing What You Want in a Boxer and Where to Find It. Chapter 4: Choosing Your New Friend. PART III: Living with a Boxer. Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Puppy. Chapter 6: Welcoming a Boxer into Your Family. Chapter 7: Training Your New Dog. PART IV: Maintaining Your Boxer's Health. Chapter 8: Getting to Know Your Boxer . Inside and Out. Chapter 9: Feeding and Exercising Your Boxer. Chapter 10: Preventing Health Problems in Your Boxer. Chapter 11: Being Prepared for Emergencies. Chapter 12: Coping with Chronic Health Problems. PART V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 13: Ten Reasons to Get a Boxer. Chapter 14: Ten Great Training Tips. Chapter 15: Ten Tips for Traveling with (and without) Your Boxer. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Have Fun with Your Boxer. Appendix A: Glossary. Appendix B: Resources. Index. Book Registration Information.show more

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