Puppies for Dummies

Puppies for Dummies

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Arguably, there is no animal in the world that can offer you the amount of unconditional devotion as a dog. The period of puppyhood can be the toughest and most delightful era in your dog's life. Each puppy, as it grows into doghood, faces - and sees - the world in different and unique ways. Some puppies thrive on human interaction; others prefer an independent lifestyle. Some love the general mayhem that small children create; others find the commotion less thrilling. Your puppy will grow up to be your friend, keeper, and voice. Puppies For Dummies is for anyone interested in exploring this momentous era in a dog's life. Whether you already have a puppy curled at your feet (or chewing at your shoelaces), or if you're still in the thinking-about-it stage, this clearly written and easy-to-understand guide will help you to Choose the perfect puppy Raise a well-mannered, happy puppy Housetrain your puppy quickly and effectively Provide proper puppy care and nutrition Keep peace between kids and puppies Find out how to create a lasting relationship between your puppy and you. Explore different training methods to fit your puppy's needs. Puppies For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: Finding a puppy that fits your lifestyle Where to get your puppy Shopping for puppy supplies The five stages of development Teaching your pup some control and manners Ensuring the fitness and health of your puppy Fun games and tricks Having a puppy and experiencing it grow up to be full-grown dog is an amazing journey that will never be forgotten. With a focus on behavior and relationship, this book will show you everything you need to know about your puppy so that it will grow up to be a healthy, playful, and well-mannered dog.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 382 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0764552554
  • 9780764552557

About Sarah Hodgeson

Sarah Hodgson, director of the Cooperative Canine, has taught dog training classes for more than a decade. She is the author of DogPerfect and the coauthor of You and Your Puppy.show more

Table of contents

Introduction; PART I: Maximizing Your Chances of Success; Chapter 1: What's the Big Deal? A Puppy Is Just a Puppy; Chapter 2: Figuring Out Which Kind of Puppy to Get; Chapter 3: Just Do It: Picking Your Breed; Chapter 4: Where Can I Find My Puppy?; PART II: I've Picked Out My Pup - What's Next?; Chapter 5: Shopping for Initial Supplies; Chapter 6: Bringing Your Puppy Home; Chapter 7: How to Be a Good Puppy Trainer; Chapter 8: How to Think Like a Dog; PART III: The "What Have I Gotten Myself Into?" Months; Chapter 9: Puppy Phases; Chapter 10: Kids and Puppies (Reality Bites); Chapter 11: Not on the Rug!; PART IV: Oh, Behave!; Chapter 12: Teaching Your Pup Some Control and Manners; Chapter 13: Daily Hassles; Chapter 14: Training Through the Phases; Chapter 15: Dealing with Socially Unacceptable Behavior; Chapter 16: Me Thinks I Need Some Help!; PART V: Behaving in the Big League; Chapter 17: Training Off the Leash; Chapter 18: Going out in Public; Chapter 19: Great Adventures for Performing Types; PART VI: Ensuring Fitness and Health; Chapter 20: Even Puppies Have to Watch What They Eat; Chapter 21: Proper Puppy Exercise; Chapter 22: Staying on Top of Good Hygiene and Health; Chapter 23: "Eewwww!" (The Parasites Chapter); Chapter 24: Accidents Happen; PART VII: Dealing with Life in the Real World; Chapter 25: Being a Good Neighbor; Chapter 26: Adjusting Your Puppy to Stressful Changes; Chapter 27: Traveling with Your Puppy; PART VIII: The Part of Tens; Chapter 28: Ten Fun Games; Chapter 29: Ten Crowd-Pleasing Tricks; Index; Book Registration Informationshow more

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