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This fully-revised all-encompassing guide to Corgis features everything new owners need to know from preparing for the new pup to geriatric care. All new full-color photography and an included 30-minute training DVD make this a package that can't be passed up.
* Updated coverage: Comprehensive guidance and information for the Corgi owner. From understanding the breed behaviors and characteristics to choosing the right pup to grooming, feeding, and training, readers will have an all-encompassing guide.
* Assured quality: This book is ideal for a new dog owner. The all-new full-color photos create its visual appeal; the sturdy hardcover and preprinted cases produce functionality.
* Author expertise: The Happy Healthy Pet books are written by respected and established authors. Information is readable and to-the-point and presented in an easy-to-follow format.
The 30-minute dog training DVD is a perfect complement to this new edition. The DVD is made precisely for owners of medium sized dog breeds; it covers the training approach, practical commands like heeling and staying, correcting inappropriate behaviors like jumping up and chewing, fun tricks like shaking and rolling over, and a bonus chapter. This bonus chapter is unique because it is breed-specific— a Corgi owner will learn specifically about the personality traits and habits that are characteristic of Corgis. This kind of breed-specific coverage enables owners to cater their training, care, and attention to their Corgi.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Chapter 1: What Is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
The Breed Standard.
Chapter 2: The History of Welsh Corgis.
What’s a Corgi?
Coming off the Farm.
The Trip to America.
Chapter 3: Why Choose a Pembroke Welsh Corgi?
Energy and Activity.
Corgis and Other Animals.
Corgis and Kids.
The Size Factor.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Very Own Corgi.
Which Pup for Me?
Adding an Adult Corgi.
Part II: Caring for Your Corgi.
Chapter 5: Bringing Home Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
The Crate—a Room of His Own.
Choosing Toys and Chewies.
Puppy-Proofing Your Home.
Meeting Other Pets.
Establish a Routine.
Chapter 6: Feeding Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Choosing a Dog Food.
Fresh Foods and Homemade Diets.
Reading Dog Food Labels.
Feeding During Different Stages.
The Chubby Corgi.
Foods to Avoid.
Chapter 7: Grooming Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Basic Combing and Brushing.
Making Your Environment Flea Free.
Managing a Fluffy.
Other Weekly Chores.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi Healthy.
Selecting a Veterinarian.
Problems That Affect Corgis.
When Your Corgi Seems Sick.
When to Call the Veterinarian.
Emergencies and First Aid.
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.
Part III: Enjoying Your Corgi.
Chapter 9: Training Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Understanding Builds the Bond.
Practical Commands for Family Pets.
Training for Attention.
Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Your Housetraining Shopping List.
The First Day.
Confine Your Pup.
Watch Your Pup.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Pembroke Welsh Corgi.