Golden Retrievers For Dummies

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For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem...

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Overview

For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.

Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if

  • You own a Golden Retriever or thinking about getting one.
  • You've just brought home a Golden pup.
  • You want to find the best way to raise and train your Golden.
  • You want to help your Golde n to not just survive but to thrive.

Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including:

  • Looking at breeders, rescue groups, and animal shelters
  • Adopting and caring for older dogs
  • Selecting a puppy with help from an established testing process
  • Dog-proofing your house and yard
  • Crate training, housetraining, and obedience training
  • Canine communication and growing pains
  • Feeding, exercising, and playing with your Golden
  • Dealing with illness, problem behavior, and treatment
  • Grooming for health and beauty

If you’re serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764552670
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2000
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 333,320
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with Goldens for more than 30 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Finding Your Soul Mate.

Chapter 1: Are You Meant for Each Other?

Chapter 2: Knowing What to Look for in the Breed.

Chapter 3: Finding a Golden Breeder.

Chapter 4: Selecting Your Special Puppy.

PART II: Welcome Home!

Chapter 5: Setting Out the Welcome Mat.

Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Puppy Home.

Chapter 7: Crate Training and Housetraining.

Chapter 8: Canine Communication and Growing Pains.

Chapter 9: Home Schooling Your Golden Puppy.

PART III: Keeping Your Pal Healthy and Happy.

Chapter 10: Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Exercise.

Chapter 11: Golden Health Care 101.

Chapter 12: The Ins and Outs of Bugs and Worms.

Chapter 13: Golden Grooming Basics.

Chapter 14: Caring for Your Senior Golden.

Chapter 15: Hereditary Disease.

Chapter 16: Problem Behaviors and Aggression.

PART IV: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 17: Ten Great Games to Play with Your Puppy.

Chapter 18: Ten Internet Web Sites for the Golden Retriever Believer.

Chapter 19: Ten Things in Your Golden Retriever's Bag of Tricks.

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Help Your Golden Live a Longer and More Golden Life.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2004

    Have questions about golden retrievers? If so, this is the book to read!

    Golden retrievers are my favorite type of large breed dog. Although, I've never owned one and was looking for more information. This book is awesome!!!! It covers all issues from choosing the right puppy for your lifestyle to training and correction of bad behaviors. Not to mention many other things about the breed itself. Such as, goldens in particular have issues with weight (wanting to eat everything in sight) to having allergies. I found this book to be extremely informative and helpful especially because I'm looking into getting a service dog. People should consider bying this book for any golden lover in their lives. It was a great and fast read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2010

    Retrievers are Golden

    Excellent book for anyone who have never raised a Golden Retriever. The book explains the unique traits and temperment. It is ecential in raising a good dog.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2002

    Excellent Choice

    This book is an excellent choice for beginning golden owners. Ms. Bauer covers every concievable aspect of being 'owned' by a golden. I would highly recommend it. Other books would be useful for more indepth training, but htis is the best place to start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2002

    Outstanding Book

    This is a wonderful book for new golden owners. It covers almost every detail about owning a golden retriever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    OK if you know much about dog training

    This is not the greatest guide to train and keep a Golden Retriever. I have read it front to back and I am still unsure about many parts. Every section is too general. You are better off with several books each specialized in different areas than this book.

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