Poodle [NOOK Book]


Celebrating the canine world’s genius child, the Poodle, boasting the most abundant coat in dogdom and the most humanlike personality, 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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Celebrating the canine world’s genius child, the Poodle, boasting the most abundant coat in dogdom and the most humanlike personality, 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. Here 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: 9781593788438
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/2011
  • Series: Smart Owner's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 763,580
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

The experts from Dog Fancy® magazine, the world’s most widely read dog magazine for almost 40 years, brings you the ultimate series of dog breed books. With the collaborative minds of Dog Fancy® Editors resulting in the creation of this exceptional line of up-to-date, interactive and information-packed books that will set the standard for all breed books.
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Table of Contents

K9 Expert Education 4
By Allan Reznik, Editor-at-large, Dog Fancy magazine

People Pleasers 6
The poodle — in all his sizes — makes a great addition to any family.

Breed Profiles 19
Our simple one-page guides give you all the necessary information about the Toy, Miniature and Standard Poodle — in 300 words or less!

The Poodle’s Past 22
The poodle is the toast of several countries — created in Germany, refined in France and mastered in the United States.

Finding a Puppy 34
Find out how to choose a reputable breeder and pick a healthy puppy, or maybe you’d like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way,
there are plenty of poodles out there waiting for homes.

Home Essentials 48
You can’t bring home a dog and hope everything will take care of itself. You need to puppy-proof, or poodle-proof, your house.
Plus, you need to make sure that you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, such as bedding, toys and lots more.

Successful Housetraining 64
Your first job is getting your poodle 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 your poodle’s first vet visit.
Also, learn 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.
Nutritional Notes 100
With proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your poodle a sound diet so he won’t end up a pudgy pooch.

Primping Your Poodle 112
From nail clipping instruction to brushing and bathing basics, we’ll have your poodle looking proper.

Time to Train 126
Every poodle needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay and come, and additional training will make your dog well behaved without hassle.

Changing Bad Behavior 140
A well-behaved poodle isn’t born that way. When behavioral problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. If you teach your dog that there are better ways to get attention, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches.

For the Fun of It 154
The energy of the poodle calls for plenty of exercise and attention, and his competitive spirit makes him perfect for dog sports, from conformation to agility.

Resources 166

Index 174

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    excellent book

    A great book. have to keep reading it over and over again . Has so much information. Just got a new poodle and it is so helpful

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