Labrador Retriever [NOOK Book]

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Dedicated to the most popular dog in the world—a sporting dog with no equal and a companion above all else--the Labrador Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a ...
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Labrador Retriever

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Overview

Dedicated to the most popular dog in the world—a sporting dog with no equal and a companion above all else--the Labrador Retriever, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Lab, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593788216
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Smart Owner's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 467,126
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

K9 Expert Education Allan Reznik 4

The Lab Results are In 6

Good-natured, energetic, handsome-it's no wonder the-Labrador Retriever is the favorite breed in the United States. His easy-going, happy temperament fits with almost every lifestyle.

Retriever Report 20

Our simple two-page guide gives you all the necessary Lab info in 300 words or less!

Retrieving the Breed History 22

This hunting dog from the Labrador/Newfoundland region of Canada was further refined in England, then made perfect back across the Atlantic in America.

Where to Look for a Lab 34

Find out how to choose a reputable retriever breeder and select a healthy puppy. Or maybe you'd like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way, there are plenty of Labs out there waiting for homes.

Home Essentials 48

You can't bring a dog home and hope everything will take care of itself. You need to puppy-proof, or Lab-proof, your house. Plus, you'll need to make sure you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, like bedding, toys, and much more.

Successful House-training 64

Your first job is getting your Labrador to do the doo where you want him to. Using a crate-aka a modern-day den-will expedite the process.

Vet Visits and Everyday Care 76

Selecting a vet means doing some research and planning before your Lab's first vet visit. Also, you'll need to know what to do when everyday bumps and bruises come about.

On the Topic of Health 88

Learn how to deal with external and internal parasites, skin problems, and common medical and behavioral conditions.

A Sporting Dog's Supper 100

Labs like to eat-a lot! But with proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your dog a gooddiet so he won't end up a pudgy pooch.

Grooming by the Book 112

All dogs need some grooming to look and feel their best, even low-maintenance breeds like Labrador Retrievers. From nail clipping to brushing, we'll have your Lab looking labulous.

Time to Train 126

Every dog needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay, and come but other training advice will have your Labrador Retriever well-behaved and obedient without too much hassle.

Breaking Bad Habits 140

A well-behaved Lab isn't born that way. When behavioral problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. If you teach your Labrador that there are better ways to get attention, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches.

Sports for Sporting Dogs 152

Field trails, tracking, agility, dock jumping, rally! This active breed will he much happier if you get him off the couch and out into the world!

Resources 166

Index 174

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    Labs!

    I love labs!!!

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    Dogdogdog

    Helpful and handy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Bearheart

    *Purrs* I'll let you BELIEVE that, but I'm not saying that's true. And I love you more! *licks the top of Spotted's head*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    Bearheart

    Okay... I'll miss you...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Bearheart

    *purrs* Which books do you post in? I want to make sure I'm with you and the kits when they become apprentices... :)

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Bearheart

    :) Good. Everyone will know that she's ours then when they're admiring her. They'll all have you in them always as long as they're beautiful and amazing as the Spottedcloud I love and I know they always will be. Clawscar: Sorry but how do you come up with things like that? AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN'T TALK POETICLY ENOUGH TO SHOW MY MATE SHE'S THE MOST AMAZING PERSON ILL EVER MEET AND HAVE EVER MET??? GRRR! I need to stop hanging out with Darkbramble. Bearheart: :I keep your thoughts in your head and not on my posts to my mate please? Clawscar: Sorry, Spotty and Bearo. Bearheart: :I

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  • Posted January 16, 2012

    Bearheart

    *purrs* They're beautiful. I love you :) and more than you could ever love me. I promise. *twines tails and rubs cheek against hers*

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Bearheart

    Okay. I convinced my parents to let me post so Jadefeather can't tell on me because they already know I post and are fine with it. :D I can stay :D love you, Spottedcloud Clawscar: Berrythorn, I love you :) I'm going to try to convince her. Bearheart: Oh I gtg tell Harefoot we can stay. Clawscar: Really??? RIGHT in front of me??? :( Bearheart: Sorry?

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Bearheart

    I love you, Spottedcloud. :( and I know... take care of them for me :) I love you so much I'll try my best to convince Jadef.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Clawscar

    Berrythorn.... :( I love you... I'll miss you forever. Bearheart: Spottedcloud, I love you more than anything, but go to Pug in Dog Breed Profiles... :*( Jadefeather really hurt Jadefeather's feelings and apparently RC doesn't like our crew... we're being kicked out.

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Bearheart

    :DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD I love you soooooooooooo much :) Clawscar: loooool

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  • Posted January 13, 2012

    Bearheart

    Whose kits??? Clawscar: *facepalm*

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Bearheart

    SPOTTEDCLOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Songpaw

    Hi, Burntpelt! :D Morningpaw: ... Songpaw: I'm just saying hi! Morningpaw: What? Palmpaw: LOL! Songpaw: I love Olivefrost, okay? I'm no competition. Morningpaw: O: I didn't say- Palmpaw: Oh-la-la, Morningpaw! Morningpaw: O: O: O: O: O: O: *attacks both she-cats* I hate you guys!!! Songpaw: O: You better get Palmpaw she could steal your man's heart if she wants! Palmpaw: What?! Morningpaw: My man's? Okay, I'm confused. Eaglefrost: XD!!! We know who you looooove. Morningpaw: What??? I don't love anyone!!! Acornfur: She doesn't. Morningpaw: See? Boulderfall: Me. Morningpaw: O: You know what, I'm going to go get some pickles.

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Whirlclaw

    Harefoot's going to be gone for a few days. :P He said to pass it on. To Thunderberry: I have a lot of single cousins. You looking for male or female? Smokefur: You are stupid. Crystalshine: *facepalm*

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

    Harefoot

    Mudsplash? I'm going to be inactive... I'm going to be out of town. I love you :) C u soon

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    Posted November 30, 2011

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    Oopps i ment took my nook

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    Posted November 25, 2011

    Crookedfoot to flameclaw

    Thanks were do you want me at medicine cat or warrior or am i an apprentice?

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