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Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you?ll love forever and make him or her part of your family. Whether you choose a standard or miniature this one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your adorable ?hot dog.?

This must-have resource is packed with expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, ...

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Overview

Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love forever and make him or her part of your family. Whether you choose a standard or miniature this one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your adorable “hot dog.”

This must-have resource is packed with expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even showing your Dachshund. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Dachshund’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d like a smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired pooch. Discover how to:

  • Choose your ideal Dachshund
  • Prepare your home for your new arrival
  • Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health
  • Conquer training problems
  • Groom a smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired Dachshund
  • Build a strong and loving bond with your pet
  • Handle common Dachshund back problems
  • Choose toys, grooming tools, and accessories
  • Select a crate and bedding
  • Introduce your dog to other pets
  • Take charge of your Dachshund’s training

Bringing a lively, clever Dachshund into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!

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Eve Adamson's Dachshunds For Dummies is the most "reader friendly" introduction to Dachshunds available today. Adamson shows how to choose the right Dachshund for you, how to maintain your Dachshund's good health; feed your Dachshund properly; exercise and entertain your Dachshund; and handle behavioral problems common to the breed. The text is an entertaining as it is informative and a "must" for anyone who owns a Dachshund, or aspires to having one as their own personal animal companion.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470229682
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/10/2007
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 402,763
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Eve Adamson has been a Dachshund fan since childhood and a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. Eve has written or coauthored over 45 books, including Adopting a Pet For Dummies, Shih Tzu For Dummies, and Labrador Retrievers For Dummies. She has won many dog writing awards and is a member of the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Eve lives in Iowa City with her family, which includes her dogs, Jack and Sally.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Preparing to Live with a Dachshund.

Chapter 1: Is a Dachshund Right for You?

Chapter 2: Defining the Dashing Dachshund.

Chapter 3: The Long and Short of Dachshund Varieties.

Chapter 5: Rescue Me! Adopting a Dachshund.

Part II: Starting Out on the Right Paw at Home.

Chapter 6: Making Your Home Dachshund-Proof.

Chapter 7: Dachs-Proofing Your Family.

Chapter 8: Purchasing Your Dachshund Essentials.

Chapter 9: The First Day: What to Do and What to Expect.

Part III: The Obedient Dachshund (Not an Oxymoron).

Chapter 10: Understanding the Defiant Dachshund.

Chapter 11: Taking Charge of Your Dachsie.

Chapter 12: Determining Your Trainer Profile.

Chapter 13: Teaching Your Dachshund the House Rules.

Chapter 14: Putting Your Dachshund through Basic Training.

Chapter 15: Advanced Training and Competing for Fun.

Part IV: Helping Your Dachshund Stay Healthy.

Chapter 16: Healthy Dachshund 101.

Chapter 17: Handling Dachshund Health Problems.

Chapter 18: Enjoying Your Senior Dachsie and Saying Goodbye.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Dachshund-Focused Books and Web Sites.

Chapter 20: Ten Good Foods, Ten Bad Foods.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2007

    The best reference on Dachshunds!

    This book has everything you need when you are buying a dachshund! A great reference from the beginning to the end of your dachshund's lifetime! Simply a great book. I highly recommend this reference guide.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Very good

    I have this at my house because I have a doxie.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Dachsunuds for Dummies

    This is an excellent book and I would highly recommend for those who want basic information.

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

    A Must for Every Doxie Owner

    This book covers it all; from picking out the right tempermant, through potty training, puppy chewing, clear up to adult problems. Very comprehensive. It is a must for every Doxie owner.

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