Puppy Care & Training: Your Happy Healthy Pet [NOOK Book]

Overview

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Puppyhood is the most crucial stage of your dog's life--the time when you get to teach him how to interact with you and behave in his new home. This updated guide gives you all ...
See more details below
Puppy Care & Training: Your Happy Healthy Pet

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK Study
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$12.99
BN.com price

Overview

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Puppyhood is the most crucial stage of your dog's life--the time when you get to teach him how to interact with you and behave in his new home. This updated guide gives you all the tools you need to keep your puppy healthy and turn him into a well-mannered member of your family, including:
* Pointers on puppy-proofing your home
* Nutritional information to help your puppy thrive
* Tips on hassle-free housetraining
* Positive training techniques that ensure success
* Advice on immunizations and health problems
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470246863
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Series: Your Happy Healthy P , #113
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,269,147
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Bardi McLennan is the author of many books on dogs, including only the second complete history ever written about her own breed, the Welsh Terrier (The Welsh Terrier Leads the Way). She has written books on other breeds, including four since 2000 that have been published in Europe.
For fifteen years Bardi was a contributing editor to Dog Fancy magazine, and has written feature articles for the AKC Gazette and all major canine publications, as well as for many trade magazines in the pet industry. She has received the Kal Kan Pedigree Award for outstanding journalism on pet care, plus several awards from the Dog Writers Association of America, where she’s been an active member since 1986.
No longer involved in breeding and showing her own dogs, Bardi has recently judged a Kerry Blue Terrier Sweepstakes and an Irish Terrier Sweepstakes.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part I: Welcoming a Puppy.

Chapter 1: Congratulations on Your New Puppy!

Preparing for Your Puppy.

Identifying Your Dog.

Chapter 2: What Your New Puppy Needs.

Food and Water Bowls.

Food.

Collar and Leash.

Picker-Uppers.

Grooming Tools.

Toys.

Keeping Puppy Confined.

Crate and/or Bed.

What You Will Need.

Chapter 3: Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Keep Things Out of Reach.

Knick-Knacks.

Indoors and Outdoors.

Toxic Plants.

Other Poisons.

Other Small Creatures.

Cats.

Chapter 4: Starting Off Right.

Toilet Time!

Confinement Indoors.

Confinement Outdoors.

Introducing the Crate.

Preventing Trouble.

Part II: Your Growing Puppy.

Chapter 5: Food, Exercise, and Care.

Where and When to Feed.

What to Feed.

How Much to Feed.

Dog Food Do’s and Don’ts.

Exercise.

Roughhousing.

Walking the Dog.

Grooming.

Brushing.

Trimming Nails.

Ear and Eye Care.

Tending to Teeth.

Anal Sacs.

Using Shampoo/Bathing.

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Puppy Healthy.

Choosing a Veterinarian.

Know Your Puppy.

Immunizations.

Spay/Neuter.

Giving Your Puppy Medicine.

Internal Parasites.

Fleas.

Ticks.

Mites and Mange.

Skin Ailments.

First Aid and Emergencies.

Life-Saving Procedures.

Male and Female Problems.

Part III: Enjoying Your Puppy.

Chapter 7:Housetraining.

Preparations.

Establishing Rules.

Indoor Rules.

Stick to the Schedule.

Paper Training.

When Is the Puppy Housetrained?

Forming Good Habits.

Puppy’s First Playtime.

Chapter 8: Training Your Puppy.

Consistency.

Puppy Learning.

Teaching “Heel”.

Teaching “Sit”.

Teaching “Sit-Stay”.

Teaching “Come”.

Teaching “Leave It”.

Teaching “Stand”.

Teaching “Down”.

Teaching “Drop It”.

Tricks and Treats.

Chapter 9: Family Fun and Activities.

Travels With Puppy.

Canine Activities.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Puppy.

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)