Responsible Dog Ownership

Responsible Dog Ownership

by Kathy Diamond Davis
     
 

Responsible Dog Ownership addresses selecting the right dog, responsible breeding practices, neutering, control, multiple-dog ownership, grooming, care and health essentials, letting go, training, and the role of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Test. Essential!  See more details below

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Responsible Dog Ownership addresses selecting the right dog, responsible breeding practices, neutering, control, multiple-dog ownership, grooming, care and health essentials, letting go, training, and the role of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Test. Essential!

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
It's hard to imagine an audience for this joyless treatise on the duties implicit in having Fido as a member of the family. Davis ( Therapy Dogs ), whose experience working with dogs appears to be limited to training her own, stitches together common sense and well-known veterinary lore (e.g., the medical benefits of neutering/spaying) with personal opinions and a trace of righteous indignation (``Some dog-food manufacturers should go to jail for what they do to dogs with their cheap products,'' she expostulates, without further comment). Her concern that dogs receive adequate care and supervision, while commendable, is hardly newsworthy, and is in fact treated more comprehensively and creatively by trainers and veterinarians in any number of behavior manuals and health guides (see The Natural Dog , reviewed above). She outdoes the trainers, however, in her preoccupation with the neighbors of dog owners: ``If you live in an apartment with a barking dog, my suggestion is to try to move to a free-standing house.'' A better suggestion might be, try another book. Photographs not seen by PW. (Jan.)
Dog World Magazine

"Resposible Dog Ownership" by Kathy Diamond Davis aims to safeguard a person's right to enjoy dogs in our contemporary society. Davis guides the reader through the many stages of caring for a dog, and provides advice on how to choose a pet for one's specific needs.

Readers will learn how to communicate with their pets in order to secure desirable behavior patterns and how to care for the animals in a healthy manner. Chapter topics include: selecting a dog you can handle, the Canine Good Citizen Test, owning multiple dogs, when is it time to give up?, neutering, resposible breeding, confinement, grooming, training and care at home and with the veterinarian.

The chapters are short and enjoyable, and the action-filled pictures illustrate perfectly the points Davis is making. Davis is a woman on a mission as she offers the reader a refreshing look at preparing for life with a dog.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876058015
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.57(h) x 0.92(d)

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