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Living with a Pug

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Here is in-depth examination of the Pug's traits and needs. This small dog is especially good with children, and is easy to keep groomed. The Living with a Pet series is focused to help inexperienced owners and prospective owners who are thinking about acquiring a specific breed of dog. Books offer an in-depth look at the special characteristics and needs of each title's breed. Is the dog an active animal that needs vigorous daily exercise? Is it good with kids? Will it make a reliable guard dog? Which health ...

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Overview

Here is in-depth examination of the Pug's traits and needs. This small dog is especially good with children, and is easy to keep groomed. The Living with a Pet series is focused to help inexperienced owners and prospective owners who are thinking about acquiring a specific breed of dog. Books offer an in-depth look at the special characteristics and needs of each title's breed. Is the dog an active animal that needs vigorous daily exercise? Is it good with kids? Will it make a reliable guard dog? Which health problems are more prevalent in which breed? These pet manuals are outstanding in appearance, filled with eye-catching sidebar advice and handsome color photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860542435
  • Publisher: Gardners Books
  • Publication date: 5/31/2003

Table of Contents

1 Introducing the Pug 6
Imperial heritage
The Dowager Empress
Palace pooches
European treasures
The Dutch dog
British royalty
The lady's companion
Breed development
American Pug
The black Pug
Last Chinese dogs
The popular Pug
2 Choosing a Pug 16
Finding a breeder
Places to avoid
Vetting the breeder
Viewing the litter
Picking the pup
Male or female?
Color
Show potential
Waiting game
Shop 'til you drop
Puppy-proofing
Finding a vet
Journey home
Rescued dogs
3 Arriving Home 31
Hoem at last
Crate-training
Name game
Meeting the family
Canine companions
Feline friends
Child's play
First night
Vet visit
4 Early Lessons 42
Socialization
Car travel
The outside world
Training
House-training
Collared!
Sit
Down
Come
Stay
Stand
Leash-training
5 Caring for Your Pug 54
Feeding
Types of food
Obesity
Chews and treats
Changing a diet
Exercise
Grooming
Early start
Bathing
Nose
Eyes
Ears
Feet
Nails
Teeth
Older dog (Diet)
Euthanasia
6 Problem Behavior 68
Separation anxiety
Prevention
Trouble-shooting
Barking
Stubbornness
House-training lapses
Dominance/submission
Neutering
7 The Versatile Pug 77
Canine good citizen
Obedience
Agility
Freestyle
Carting
Showing
8 A Special Bond 90
Assistance dogs
Therapy dogs
9 Seeking Perfection 97
The breed standard
Breeding
Inbreeding
Linebreeding
Outcrossing
Puppy to champion
10 Health Care 108
Preventive care
First aid
Breed-prone problems
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