Beagle: Your Happy Healthy Pet / Edition 2

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Beagles, the "Snoopy" breed that won the Westminster Dog Show's Best in Show award in 2008, were fifth on the American Kennel Association's 2007 list of most popular dogs in America—a tribute to the enduring appeal of these playful, very sociable pets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470390559
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Series: Happy Healthy Pet Series, #151
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 843,887
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine Waldorf Gewirtz is the author or contributor of several books including Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide. She's also a multiple winner of the Dog Writers' Association of America's Maxwell Award for Excellence.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Beagle.

Chapter 1: What Is a Beagle?

Something Like a Hound Dog.

The Ideal Beagle.

Chapter 2: Beagle History.

Hounds in England.

The Beagle in America.

Forming a Beagle Club.

The Busy Beagle.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Beagle?

What’s Regal About a Beagle?

What’s Not to Like About a Beagle?

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Beagle.

So Many Choices.

Puppy, Adolescent, or Adult?

Where Do You Get a Beagle?

Picking a Healthy Puppy.

Part II: Caring for Your Beagle.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Beagle.

Home Makeover: Beagle Edition.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Beagle Stuff.

Puppy Essentials.

Bringing Beagleman Home.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Beagle.

How Hounds Were Fed.

Commercial Dog Foods.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Homemade Diets.

Dangerous Foods.

Avoiding Beagle Bulk.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Beagle.

Grooming Supplies.

Giving the Brush-Off.

A Good Soak.

Dental Care.

Nail Salon.

The Ears Have It.

Getting Rid of Pests.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping YourBeagle Healthy.

Choosing Your Veterinarian.

Preventive Care.

Internal Parasites.

Beagle Health Problems.

Common Canine Health Problems.

It’s an Emergency!

When to Call the Veterinarian.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Beagle.

Chapter 9: Training Your Beagle.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Beagle.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Beagle.

Some Good Books.



Clubs and Registries.

Web Sites.


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