German Shorthaired Pointers

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This sociable dog needs human company. It gets along well with children and makes an ideal family pet. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of ...
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Overview


This sociable dog needs human company. It gets along well with children and makes an ideal family pet. Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals presents information for non-specialist animal owners and prospective owners, with facts about each animal's origins and traits, as well as advice on purchasing, housing, feeding, health care, and much more. Each book is individually written by a trainer, breeder, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. Titles in this series cover every popular breed of dog and cat, freshwater and marine fish, many bird varieties, and virtually all other animals that are kept as pets. All books are filled with handsome color photos and instructive line illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764137709
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 463,679
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Table of Contents

The German Shorthaired Pointer: A Brief History     5
Fulfilling a Need     5
Origins and Ancestry     6
The German Shorthaired Pointer in Europe     6
The German Shorthaired Pointer in America     7
Owning a German Shorthaired Pointer     9
Why Do I Want a GSP?     9
Time and Money     13
Finding Your German Shorthaired Pointer     17
Where to Start     17
Bringing Home Your New Dog     21
Housing Considerations     21
Preparing Your Home     21
Naming Your New Dog     22
First Encounters     23
How-To: House-train Your Puppy     26
Feeding Your German Shorthaired Pointer     29
Nutritional Guidelines for Puppies     29
Nutritional Guidelines for Mature Dogs     30
Nutritional Guidelines for Senior Adults     31
Weight Control     33
Performance Nutrition     35
Preventive Health Care     37
The Physical Examination     37
Immunizations     37
Intestinal Parasite Control     41
Heartworm Prevention     42
Flea Control     42
Fick Control     44
Skin and Coat Care     45
Nail Care     46
Ear Care     47
Dental Care     48
Exercising Your German Shorthaired Pointer     49
Elective Surgeries     51
How-to: First Aid     52
Understanding Your German Shorthaired Pointer     55
Sensory Perception     55
Learning Intelligence     56
Socialization     57
Important Training Principles     58
Establishing Dominance     59
Your Dog's Basic Training     61
Desensitization Training     61
Obedience Training     63
Getting Started     64
Solving Behavioral Challenges     69
Separation Anxiety     69
Barking     70
House-Soiling     72
Digging     73
Destructive Chewing     74
Jumping     75
Fear of Loud Noises     76
Aggressiveness     76
Fear and Pain     76
Territoriality     77
Traveling with Your German Shorthaired Pointer     79
Traveling by Car     79
Taking to the Skies     80
Vacation Planning     80
The Thrill of Competition     83
Events     83
Breed Standard     84
Shows and Tests     84
Your Dog's Golden Years     89
Mental and Physical Changes     89
Information     92
Index     94
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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Perfect!

    This book has everything from what behavior to expect to the best toys for this breed. I love my GSP and this book! I think it is perfect for the first time GSP owner or even someone who has had the breed before!

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