Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies
Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything you need to know to: * Understand the Greyhound personality * Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt * Choose the right ex-racer for you and your family * Educate yourself and your retired racer * Give your new pal the diet and exercise it needs * Keep your dog healthy and happy for years to come With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingood drawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogs to cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhound owner, and she fills you in on: * The amazing 8000-year history of the Greyhound * Deciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and your family * Physical and behavioral characteristics * How to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be a companion * Dealing with common behavioral and health problems * Feeding, grooming, and exercising a Greyhound * Fun things to do with your hound Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with an ex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is must reading for anyone considering adoption or who's already taken the leap.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 187 x 242 x 17mm | 560g
- 11 Oct 2000
- John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
- Foster City, United States
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Bruce Skinner, Editor in Chief, A Breed Apart
Find out about your retired racing Greyhound's special needs
Get the lowdown on keeping your dog healthy and content
Are you thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound, or are you already sharing your life with one? This fun and friendly book is bursting with expert advice on all aspects of owning an ex-racer: understanding the Greyhound personality, taking care of your new friend, teaching good manners, and much more.
Praise for Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies(R)
"The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you."
--Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project
"Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner."
--Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest
Discover how to:
Find a retired racing Greyhound to adopt
Choose the right ex-racer for you
Manage your new friend
Educate yourself and your retired racer
Maintain good health, proper exercise, and diet
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