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Dedicated to the Pug, the biggest dog in a toy-dog package, 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 ...
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Overview

Dedicated to the Pug, the biggest dog in a toy-dog package, 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 Pug, 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: 9781593788391
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Smart Owner's Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • File size: 18 MB
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Table of Contents

K9 Expert Education 4

A Puggy Personality 6

Pug Profile 20

A Pug In Time 22

One Pug Puppy, Please 34

Home Essentials 48

Successful House-training 64

Vet Visits and Everyday Care 76

On the Topic of Health 88

A Toy Dog's Dinner 100

For a Terrific-Looking Toy 112

Time to Train 126

Breaking Bad Habits 140

Pugs at Play 152

Resources 166

Index 174

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Quite helpful

    I've never had a dog before and this guide has really helped me to prepare for one in my life. It has good training tips and how to's for pug ownership, definitely worth it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Pug book

    It was an ok book i loved the pics. The wording was good I have a pug and it said a lot of things i did not know.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2011

    For all pug lovers

    This book is a most need for training a pug or reports.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

    I read the sample but that was enough to know that this book wa great!!! It had soo many details and facts about the pug. Great pictures! They are so cute. The boo had great detail and wording. I LOVED IT!!!!!!<33333333;););)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Must of been hard

    I feel sorry for you and hope that you get another dog

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    This isnt a discussion forum!

    Those of you using it as such need to stop now and take it somewhere else so those of us actually looking for helpful reviews can find them without having to sift through all your crap!

    Speaking of reviews, i have only read a small portion, but ot seems well written and organized, and a useful addition to the library of the novice or experienced pug owner or dog lover/enthusiast, as in my case.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Pumafang

    Thank sc you're back! *tackles Sparkfoot* I love you! *licks all over her face* sorry. *rolls off* :( I'm sorry... go to Dog Breed Profiles and then Pug. I love you. So much. Help persuade her to let us stay. I can't lose you. Oh and camp is in Boxer.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    Calmwater

    O: CALM DOWN! EWWW!!! That is just... *shudders*

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Sweetleaf

    Feeling slightly better. But my brothers and cousins just left me behind!!! ;_; I have to stay with Logan, Tyler, and Laya now!!! AND THEY'RE CRAZY! Demonclaw: Hey! I am NOT!!! Calmwater: I won't argue. :P Darkbramble: Well at least you don't have to stay with Mason, Jessica, Alea, and Sophia.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Hornetfur

    Hey, Frostglimmer! Do you remember me? Eaglefrost says hi but he's chicken sooo... I know you have a mate and kits and stuff but HI!!! lol. Morningpaw: ..? Hornetfur: My mate's name is Palmpaw. Well, she WILL be my mate. Eaglefrost: No! She never said that! As far as she knows, you hate her. Hornetfur: But... I don't hate her. Eaglefrost: Oh really? O: I did NOT know that! lol Morningpaw: Okay. I hate both of you. Hornetfur: :I As long as it's not Palmpaw, I don't care.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2015

    I have a pug

    I have a pug

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Free i pad

    Kiss your hands write this in three difrent books then look under your pellow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    It is grat

    It isthe best in the world

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