Children's Literature - Jamie HainThe practice of keeping dogs as pets dates back 12,000 to 15,000 years, to a time when wild canines were first tamed by early humans. Now, these animals are found throughout modern society, and many are inseparable from their owners. Despite their popularity, dogs can be a mystery to individuals and families that have never owned one before. This informative book provides the answers to of the questions that first-time dog owners will have, explaining how to properly care for the new family pet. It also explores the world of dog behavior, examining common behaviors and explaining the reasons why dogs act the way they do. Tips on choosing the correct dog for your family and house training the new pet are also included. Part of the "Getting to Know Your Pet" series, this book contains a glossary, an index, and a list of websites for further information about life with dogs. Written for the child pet-caregiver, this book has illustrations to enhance and reinforce the information on every page. Information boxes answer common questions that new pet owners have about living with and caring for dogs. There is also a section for parents about helping their children care for the new family pet, including tips on what pet-care tasks are appropriate for children and how to make sure the family pet stays safe and healthy. This book is a must-read for all first-time dog owners. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
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