Doberman Pinscher

Overview


Ranked #14 by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Doberman Pinscher is a versatile working dog who excels at both work and play, making him the ultimate canine sports partner, defender, and loyal family member. Originally bred to be a superior guardian prized for intelligence, power, and agility, the Dobe is easy to train and eager to please, but this active dog must always be kept mentally and physically stimulated. In addition to comprehensive information on breed-specific care and advanced obedience training,...
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Overview


Ranked #14 by the American Kennel Club (AKC), the Doberman Pinscher is a versatile working dog who excels at both work and play, making him the ultimate canine sports partner, defender, and loyal family member. Originally bred to be a superior guardian prized for intelligence, power, and agility, the Dobe is easy to train and eager to please, but this active dog must always be kept mentally and physically stimulated. In addition to comprehensive information on breed-specific care and advanced obedience training, learn about the many competitive sports and activities you can enjoy with this talented and athletic breed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793836147
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 690,956
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Liz Palika is an award-winning writer with more than 70 books and 1,000 magazine articles published. Her work has received numerous awards from the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA), Cat Writers' Association, San Diego Book Writers, and other organizations. A Certified Dog Trainer and Certified Animal Behavior Consultant (CABC), Liz is also the owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training in Vista, California. Liz and her three dogs participate in obedience, agility, carting, flying disc, trick training, lure coursing, and therapy dog work. For more on Liz's writing, go to www.lizpalika.com, and for her training, go to www.kindredspiritsk9.com. Listen to Liz's podcasts on Pet Life Radio at "It's a Doggy Dog World."

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Table of Contents

Introducing the Doberman Pinscher 4

Part I Puppyhood

1 Is the Doberman Pinscher Right for You? 18

2 Finding and Prepping for Your Doberman Pinscher Puppy 32

3 Care of Your Doberman Pinscher Puppy 46

4 Training Your Doberman Pinscher Puppy 66

Part II Adulthood

5 Finding Your Doberman Pinscher Adult 86

6 Doberman Pinscher Grooming Needs 94

7 Doberman Pinscher Nutritional Needs 104

8 Doberman Pinscher Health and Wellness 120

9 Doberman Pinscher Training 146

10 Doberman Pinscher Problem Behaviors 156

11 Doberman Pinscher Sports and Activities 170

Part III Senior Years

12 Finding Your Doberman Pinscher Senior 184

13 Care of Your Doberman Pinscher Senior 190

14 End-of-Life Issues 202

50 Facts Every Doberman Pinscher Owner Should Know 208

Resources 210

Index 214

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