Pit Bulls For Dummies

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Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious ...

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Overview

Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business.

If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference?

  • Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points
  • New (and not so new) owners who need help with training
  • Owners looking for just the right veterinarian
  • Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group
  • Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems

Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide:

  • Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics
  • Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull
  • Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise
  • Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more
  • Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come
  • Understanding Pit Bull body language
  • Helping your dog become a social animal

Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

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Pit Bulls are often misunderstood by the general public as being a threatening, violent, hazardous, uncontrollable canine breed. The truth is that the Pit Bull is affectionate, pleasant-natured animal that can make a wonderful family pet and reliable canine companion if trained correctly. Pit Bulls For Dummies covers every aspect ranging from choosing the right Pit Bull, socializing the new puppy, maintaining good health and diet, exercise, dealing with common behavioral problems, and much more. If you have a Pit Bull or are contemplating acquiring one, the Pit Bulls For Dummies is the most "user friendly" instruction manual you can choose to insure a happy, safe and satisfying relationship for both owner and dog.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764552915
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 258,410
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 18 dog books and is a winner of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell and Denlinger awards.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: Tough Love.

Chapter 1: Pitting and Petting: The Pit Bull's Past.

Chapter 2: Sizing Up the Pit Bull.

Chapter 3: Deciding If It's Bully for You.

Chapter 4: Shopping the Bull Market.

PART II: Your Pet Bull.

Chapter 5: Pit Projects.

Chapter 6: Living with Your Pit Bull.

PART III: Good Bull!

Chapter 7: Coping with a Pit Bull Terrorist.

Chapter 8: Training the Teacher's Pit.

Chapter 9: Going Out to the Bull Games.

PART IV: The Fit Pit.

Chapter 10: Feeding a Bottomless Pit Bull.

Chapter 11: Primping Your Pit Bull.

Chapter 12: A Clean Bull of Health.

Chapter 13: Sick as a Dog.

Chapter 14: Pit Bull First Aid.

Chapter 15: Staying Well Up in Years.

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: More Than Ten Pit Bull Resources.

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Help the Pit Bull's Reputation.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Pit bull

    I WANT TO LET ALL YOU PEOPLE NO OUT THERE THAT PIT BULLS ARE NOT BAD DOG IT THE OWNER AND JUST BECAUSE IT ATTACKS ONE PERSON DOESN'T MEAN IT IS A BAD DOG GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE. I HAVE A PIT BULL AND SHE WAS A ABUSE BEACUSE SHE WOULD NOT BE A FIGHTING DOG. I LOVE PIT BULLS WITH ALL MY HEART AND I AND GOING TO CHANCE PEOPLE MIND ABOUT PIT BULL GUVE ME A THUMS UP IF YOU AGREE WITH ME

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Love it

    Like a bible in a Christian home this is a must have for Pit Bull families!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    To HorseyGirl726

    I know pit bulls are dangerous. My mom was attacked by one for no reason. But for one thing, Wikipedia can't be trusted and I don't know if you put that there yourself or what. And second, just because some pit bulls have violent tendencies, it doesn't mean that all of them do. And think about it. Pit bulls were bred for fighting. They didn't fight because they wanted to, they fought because that's what they were bred to do. Not only that, but they were forced to fight against their will. If they didn't fight and win, they died. End of story. So don't say pit bulls are bad just because the person who bred them for the sole purpose of fighting was bad. And put yourself in their shoes. You clearly don't want to die any time soon, so if you were shoved in a ring with another dog looming over you and told to either kill them or die, you'd probably kill them. Then that instinct would come out whenever you felt threatened afterward. That's how it is for these poor animals. Please don't hate on them.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    I love pit bulls.

    This book rocks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Good book tap here

    This is for the people who like pitbulls. The way i take it if you want an animal uu need to take care of it.

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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Easy reading

    Was a good book but look around for others

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