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Dedicated to the world’s most elegant, intelligent, and affectionate toy dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find ...
Dedicated to the world’s most elegant, intelligent, and affectionate toy dog, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.
Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.
Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.
The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Cav, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.
The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Inside this tiny toy beats the heart of a big dog.
The Cav in Profile
Our simple two-page guide gives you all the necessary information about the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - in 300 words or less!
A Cav in Time
This spaniel has royal heritage.
The Cav Breeder
Find out how to choose a reputable breeder and pick a healthy puppy, or maybe you'd like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way, there are plenty of Cavaliers out there waiting for homes.
You need to puppy-proof, or Cav-proof, your house, as well as make sure that you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, such as bedding, toys and lots more.
Your first job is getting your Cavalier to do the doo where you want him to. Using a crate - aka a modern-day den - will expedite the process.
Selecting a vet means doing some research and planning your Cav's first vet visit. Also, learn what to do when everyday bumps and bruises come about.
Breed Health Issues
Learn how to deal with external and internal parasites, skin problems, and common medical and behavioral conditions.
How to Feed a Toy
With proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your Cavalier a sound diet so he won't end up a pudgy pooch.
Coiffing a Cav
From nail clipping instruction to brushing and bathing basics, we'll have your Cavalier looking perfect.
Techniques in Training
Every toy dog needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay and come, and additional training advice will make your dog obey without hassle.
A well-behaved dog isn't born that way. When problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. Teach your dog that there are better ways to get attention, and you'll save yourself a lot of headaches.
Cavs on the Go
This toy breed loves to play and be active. You can harness his energy into productive activities like agility, flyball, musical freestyle, conformation and more.
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