Dogs For Dummies

Dogs For Dummies

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by Gina Spadafori
     
 

"I enthusiastically recommend this book to all of my clients and to millions of pet lovers." Marty Becker, DVM, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul "Two paws up! … A wealth of practical information." Darris O. Hercs, Humane Society of Sonoma County Praise for the 1st Edition of Dogs For Dummies®

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"I enthusiastically recommend this book to all of my clients and to millions of pet lovers." Marty Becker, DVM, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul "Two paws up! … A wealth of practical information." Darris O. Hercs, Humane Society of Sonoma County Praise for the 1st Edition of Dogs For Dummies® "Written with intelligence, wit, and heart. If your dog had a credit card, he'd buy you this wonderful guide." — Carol Lea Benjamin, author of Dog Training in 10 Minutes "An intelligent, thorough, and humorous reference that should be on any dog lover's list of must-haves." — Duncan C. Ferguson, D.V.M., Ph.D., University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine "This book represents the best dog writing of the year. We honor it with pride." — Mordecai Siegal, President, DWAA, and author of Good Dog, Bad Dog

The indispensable guide to selecting, training, and caring for your dog

From mixes to purebreds, puppies to seniors, this friendly guide tells you what you need to know to choose, train, and enjoy living with a dog. Get the best and latest information on nutrition, preventive health care, common diseases, and more — along with tips for traveling with your pooch, dog gear, and even the hottest new dog sports.

Discover how to: Choose the right puppy or dog Keep your dog groomed, fit, and healthy Know what to feed your dog Solve common behavioral problems Have fun with your dog

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Dog owners of the world, rejoice! Whether you are a dog owner wannabe or a seasoned veteran, there is something useful, interesting, or entertaining for you in this handy reference of practical canine information. For those purchasing a dog, the first chapters present the important factors to consider. Readers with Internet access will appreciate the references to helpful listservs, newsgroups, and web sites. For those who already have a dog, valuable chapters cover the necessary equipment and supplies, early puppy training, veterinary care, house training, grooming, and more advanced basic training. The author, a syndicated pet-care columnist and host of "Gina Spadafori's Pet Connection" on America Online, offers sound advice on breeding, caring for aged animals, and traveling with Fido and provides a thumbnail sketch of various competitions. The "Dummies" icons make particularly useful information easy to locate. Highly recommended; public libraries will want to have more than one copy-it's sure to be popular.-Edell Marie Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., Wis.
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, Gina Spadafori's Dogs For Dummies continues to be the most reader friendly and comprehensive introduction to dogs and dog ownership available for the non-specialist general reader. Dogs For Dummies shows how to choose the right puppy or dog for you; how to keep a dog groomed, fit, and healthy; what to feed a dog; how to solve common behavioral problems, and how to have a world of fun with your dog every day. Whether a mongrel pet or a showplace purebred, Dogs For Dummies is a superbly presented, highly recommended, "user friendly" guide with invaluable tips for traveling with a dog, canine gear, and even the hottest new dog sports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764552748
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
578,692
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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