Dachshunds for Dummies

Dachshunds for Dummies

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Everybody loves a Wiener dog. Their funny bodies with their short little legs, floppy ears, and pleading eyes make Dachshunds irresistible even to people who claim to dislike small dogs. Also, Dachshunds are natural clowns. They can keep a room in stitches with their antics and coax one more dog cookie out of the strictest disciplinarian. In addition, Dachshunds are great with kids, love to play, and can be extremely affectionate. On the other hand, Dachshunds can sometimes be very willful and hard to train, often bark a lot, and can rival a Labrador Retrievers in their ability to dismantle your furniture. Is this playful and inquisitive breed the right dog for you and your family? Dachshunds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this unique breed.
Life-long Dachshund fancier and leading pet journalist, Eve Adamson gets you up and running with what you need to know to: Find and communicate with reputable breeders Choose the right Dachshund 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, Eve provides insights into the Dachshund temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Dachshund owner should know along with fun facts and Dachshund trivia, and tips on how to have a great time with your Dachshund. You'll 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 Dachshund Train your Dachshund Find a good trainer and attend classes Deal with emotional conflicts Feed and exercise your Dachshund Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your Dachshund, Dachshunds For Dummies is the only book you'll need to help you have the best possible experience with this plucky breed of dog.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 612.35g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • illustrations (some colour)
  • 0764552899
  • 9780764552892
  • 1,410,750

Table of contents

Introduction; PART I: Preparing for Life with a Dachshund; Chapter 1: Dachshund Dilemma: Are You Made for Each Other?; Chapter 2: Dachshunds Defined; Chapter 3: The Long and Short of It: Dachshund Variety; Chapter 4: Where to Find Your Dachshund; Chapter 5: Rescue Me!; PART II: Introductions: Starting Out on the Right Foot; Chapter 6: Dachs-Proofing Your Home; Chapter 7: Dachs-Proofing Your Family; Chapter 8: Shop 'Til You Drop: Outfitting Your Dachshund; Chapter 9: The First Day; PART III: The Obedient Dachshund; Chapter 10: Dachshund Defiance: What It's All About; Chapter 11: Who's Training Whom?; Chapter 12: Determining Your Trainer Profile; Chapter 13: Teaching the House Rules; Chapter 14: Basic Training; Chapter 15: The Makings of a Champion; PART IV: The Healthy Dachshund; Chapter 16: Healthy Dachshund 101; Chapter 17: Dachshund Discs; Chapter 18: Your Aging Dachshund; PART V: The Part of Tens; Chapter 19: Ten Books and Ten Web Sites; Chapter 20: Ten Dachshund Clubs and Organizations; Appendix A: Dachshund Dainties: Recipes for Healthy Treats; Appendix B: Dachshund Diary; Index; Book Registration Information
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About Eve Adamson

Eve Adamson is a regular contributor to Dog Fancy magazine and other pet-related publications. She is the coauthor of Labrador Retrievers For Dummies .
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