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The Everything Poodle Book: A complete guide to raising, training, and caring for your poodle [NOOK Book]

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Did you know that the poodle ranks among the top ten breeds in America? It comes as no surprise when you consider their lovable personalities and easily trainable temperament. Poodles are known for being intelligent, loyal dogs who make great family pets and companions. Written by pet writer and poodle owner Janine Adams, The Everything Poodle Book is your definitive guide to learning how to care for your dog from puppyhood into adulthood. Complete with tips for training your dog to basic health care information,...
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The Everything Poodle Book: A complete guide to raising, training, and caring for your poodle

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Overview

Did you know that the poodle ranks among the top ten breeds in America? It comes as no surprise when you consider their lovable personalities and easily trainable temperament. Poodles are known for being intelligent, loyal dogs who make great family pets and companions. Written by pet writer and poodle owner Janine Adams, The Everything Poodle Book is your definitive guide to learning how to care for your dog from puppyhood into adulthood. Complete with tips for training your dog to basic health care information, this book gives you all the essential facts you need to understand your pet's needs. The Everything Poodle Book helps you: Train and socialize your poodle; Teach effective discipline; Choose a veterinarian; Develop a balanced diet and exercise routine; Identify common health problems. With these tips, your poodle will be on its way to an active, healthy lifestyle! Janine Adams is the author of four books and more than 100 articles on pet-related topics. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and an associate member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605504742
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/6/2004
  • Series: Everything
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 419,761
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Poodle Breed Specifications v
Introduction xiii
Chapter 1 Meet the Poodle 1
Poodle Popularity 1
A Brief History of the Poodle 2
The AKC Breed Standard 3
The Work of the Poodle 8
Special Needs of the Poodle 9
Chapter 2 Looking for a Poodle 13
Is the Poodle Right for You? 13
Poodles and Other Pets 15
Poodles and Children 16
Who Will Care for Your Poodle? 17
Where to Look for Your Poodle 17
Places to Avoid 21
Chapter 3 Choosing a Poodle 25
Which Variety? 25
Puppy or Adult? 27
What Color? 29
Male or Female? 32
Poodle Mixes 32
Picking a Poodle Puppy 33
Choosing an Adult Poodle 36
Chapter 4 Reputable Breeders 37
What Is a Reputable Breeder? 37
Finding a Reputable Breeder 38
Questions to Ask the Breeder 39
Questions to Expect the Breeder to Ask You 40
Health Certifications 41
Your Poodle's Papers 43
Chapter 5 Preparing for Your New Poodle 49
Puppy (and Dog) Proofing Your Home 49
Choosing a "Safe Area" 54
Where Will Your Poodle Sleep? 54
Poodle Necessities 55
Your Poodle's Crate 59
Your Poodle's Exercise Pen 60
Choosing a Veterinarian 61
Chapter 6 Bringing Your Poodle Home 63
Planning Ahead 63
Avoid Bad Timing 64
Shipping Your Puppy Home 65
Visiting the Veterinarian 66
Arriving Home 68
Naming Your Poodle 69
Introductions Among Pets 70
What to Do at Bedtime 73
Chapter 7 Housetraining 75
Management Is Key 75
Crate Training 77
The Long-Term Confinement Area 80
Establishing a Potty Spot 82
Dealing with Accidents 84
Housetraining an Adult Dog 86
Relapses in Housetraining 87
Chapter 8 Basic Nutrition 89
Essential Nutrients 89
Commercial Foods 92
Home-Prepared Diets 94
Choosing a Food 96
Understanding the Label 97
How and When to Feed 99
What about Supplements? 100
Table Scraps 100
Tempting Treats 101
Maintaining the Right Weight 102
Chapter 9 Basic Health Care 105
Spaying and Neutering 105
Vaccinations 107
Parasite Prevention 112
The Home Health Check 116
How to Give Your Poodle Medication 117
Holistic Care 118
Chapter 10 Grooming Basics 121
Poodle Clips 121
Pros and Cons of Home Grooming 123
Selecting a Professional Groomer 124
Brushing and Combing 126
Bathing and Drying 127
Trimming Nails 128
Anal Sacs 131
Cleaning and Plucking Ears 132
Dental Hygiene 132
Chapter 11 Common Illnesses and Injuries 135
What's Normal? 135
When Do You Need to Visit a Vet? 136
Relieving Poodle Allergies 138
Cuts and Scrapes 141
Dealing with Foxtails 141
Relief from Hot Spots 142
Lumps and Bumps 143
Gastrointestinal Problems 143
Ear Infections 145
Lameness or Limping 146
Chapter 12 Emergency Health Care 149
Being Prepared for an Emergency 149
How to Muzzle Your Poodle 151
Restraining Your Injured Poodle 152
How to Move an Injured Dog 153
Performing CPR on Your Poodle 154
The Heimlich Maneuver 156
Dealing with Emergencies 157
Chapter 13 Congenital and Hereditary Diseases 163
Bloat and Torison 163
Blood Problems 165
Endocrine Diseases 167
Idiopathic Epilepsy 169
Eye Problems 171
Juvenile Renal Disease 172
Orthopedic Problems 173
Sebaceous Adenitis 175
Chapter 14 What Every Good Dog Should Know 177
Why Every Poodle Needs Training 177
Should You Enroll in Training Classes? 177
Finding the Right Trainer 178
Reward, Don't Punish 180
Using a Clicker 181
Training Your Poodle to Sit 183
Teaching "Down" 184
Teaching Your Poodle to Come 186
Teaching "Stay" 189
Teaching "Walk Nicely on Leash" 191
Chapter 15 Teaching Manners 193
Taking Charge 193
Setting Rules 195
No Jumping on People 196
Off the Furniture 198
Go to Your Bed/Place 199
Leave It/Drop It 200
Chapter 16 Socializing Your Poodle 203
In Your Home 203
Out in the World 204
Preventing Separation Anxiety 205
Socializing an Adult Poodle 206
Helping the Shy Poodle 206
Play Dates 207
Dog Park Etiquette 208
Riding in Cars 209
Becoming Accustomed to New Situations 210
Chapter 17 Behavior Challenges 213
Basic Tenets of Problem Solving 213
Setting Your Poodle Up for Success 214
Redirecting Improper Behavior 214
Dealing with Specific Behavior Problems 215
Working with a Behaviorist 223
Chapter 18 Competitive Obedience 225
About Traditional Obedience Trials 225
Novice Competition 227
The Open Level of Competition 229
Utility Competition 232
Rally Obedience 233
The Canine Good Citizen Test 235
Chapter 19 Other Sports for Poodles 237
Conformation Shows 237
Agility Events 241
Field Work 243
Freestyle Routines 244
Other Activities 245
Special Considerations for Canine Athletes 247
Chapter 20 Traveling with Your Poodle 249
The Importance of Identification 249
Staying in a Hotel 250
Car Travel 251
Leaving on a Jet Plane 255
Traveling Abroad 257
Leaving Your Poodle Behind 258
Chapter 21 The Senior Poodle 261
What Is Old? 261
The Senior Health Exam 262
Nutrition for the Older Dog 263
Problems of Aging 265
Keeping Your Old Poodle Comfortable 271
When to Say Goodbye 272
Appendix A Organizations 274
Appendix B Books, Magazines, and Web Sites 276
Index 281
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    Good information

    This book is an easy read and informative, but I was disappointed in the lack of detail on clipping your poodle. I was not interested in how to choose a groomer, but how to groom and clip my puppy myself. I wanted more details and diagrams on various cuts for a poodle.

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