Dogs For Dummies
Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to
Choose the right veterinarianExplore the dog-breeding businessFind breed-rescue groupsIdentify canine health problemsLook for a purebred
It's a "doggy-dog" world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more:
Caring for an aging dogChoosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashesConsidering euthanasiaFeeding Fido the right wayHouse training puppies and adult dogsKeeping up appearances with good groomingParticipating in canine competitionsPreparing your dog for a disasterTraveling with your dog
Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information not the lack of effort or concern is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves informed, responsible, and loving.
- Paperback | 408 pages
- 185.42 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
- 11 Dec 2000
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
- 2nd Edition
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Marty Becker, DVM, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul The indispensable guide to selecting, training, and caring for your dog "Two paws up! . . . A wealth of practical information."
Darris O. Hercs, Humane Society of Sonoma County From mixes to purebreds, puppies to seniors, this friendly guide tells you what you need to know to choose, train, and enjoy living with a dog. Get the best and latest information on nutrition, preventive health care, common diseases, and more -- along with tips for traveling with your pooch, dog gear, and even the hottest new dog sports. Praise for the 1st Edition of Dogs For Dummies(R) "Written with intelligence, wit, and heart. If your dog had a credit card, he'd buy you this wonderful guide."
-- Carol Lea Benjamin, author of Dog Training in 10 Minutes "An intelligent, thorough, and humorous reference that should be on any dog lover's list of must-haves."
-- Duncan C. Ferguson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine "This book represents the best dog writing of the year. We honor it with pride."
-- Mordecai Siegal, President, DWAA, and author of Good Dog, Bad Dog Discover how to: Choose the right puppy or dog Keep your dog groomed, fit, and healthy Know what to feed your dog Solve common behavioral problems Have fun with your dog Get smart!
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Table of contents
PART I: Bringing a Puppy or Adult Dog into Your Life.
Chapter 1: Considering the Canine Possibilities.
Chapter 2: Narrowing the Field.
Chapter 3: Finding Out about Breeders, Shelters, and Other Sources.
Chapter 4: Choosing and Bringing Home a Puppy.
Chapter 5: Adopting and Settling In an Adult Dog.
PART II: Getting the Relationship Off to the Best Start.
Chapter 6: All the Right Stuff.
Chapter 7: Feeding Your Puppy or Dog.
Chapter 8: House-Training Puppies and Dogs.
Chapter 9: Early Puppy Training.
PART III: Keeping Your Dog Healthy.
Chapter 10: Good Grooming.
Chapter 11: Preventive Health Care for Puppies and Dogs.
Chapter 12: Common Canine Health Problems.
Chapter 13: Caring for an Aging Dog.
PART IV: Living Happily with Your Dog.
Chapter 14: Teaching Your Dog Manners.
Chapter 15: Problem-Solving.
Chapter 16: Canine Competitions: Fun Things to Do with Your Dog.
Chapter 17: To Breed or Not to Breed.
Chapter 18: Traveling with Your Dog.
PART V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Dog Myths -- Debunked!
Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask When Buying a Purebred Puppy.
Chapter 21: Ten Things You Need to Know to Prepare Your Dog for a Disaster.
Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Have Both a Dog and a Nice Yard.
Chapter 23: Ten Must-See Dog Sites on the World Wide Web.
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