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The last word in puppy books! Dog training expert Alison Hornsby has enlisted the help of experts in veterinary health, dog showing, and other specialties to deliver up-to-the-minute guidance on everything puppy owners need to know. Stunning color photos, helpful illustrations, and an oversized ...

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Overview

Expert advice and beautiful color photos - the ultimate guide for puppy owners!

The last word in puppy books! Dog training expert Alison Hornsby has enlisted the help of experts in veterinary health, dog showing, and other specialties to deliver up-to-the-minute guidance on everything puppy owners need to know. Stunning color photos, helpful illustrations, and an oversized format make the book as attractive to look at as it is useful. Readers get:

  • In-depth coverage of housetraining, health, nutrition, grooming, play and obedience
  • A reference guide and coffee table book, all in one
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764563188
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.27 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Role Models 10
The evolution of dog types
Communication
Your responsibilities
Where to get your puppy
Chapter 2 Making the Right Match 20
US Specials
UK specials
The 50 most popular breeds
Chapter 3 Puppy Temperament Testing 88
Temperament tests
Parental background
Temperamental tendencies
Predicting behaviour
Good pet characteristics
Breed behaviour
What is being tested?
Preparing for the tests
Beginning the tests
The tests
Conclusions
Chapter 4 Settling in 100
Puppy Safeguards
Equipment
Bed
Feeding bowls
Collar and lead
Brush and comb
Identification
Toys
Crates
Cages or playpens
Vets
Puppy socialisation/training classes
The right age to acquire your puppy
Collecting your puppy
Night-time
Meeting the family
Cats
Other pets
House-training
Handling exercises
Food-bowl guarding
Play-biting
Chewing
Encouraging independence
Digging
Barking
Jumping up
Early basic training--communication
Reward or bribery?
Timely interruptions
Clicker training
Rules of reward
Basic training
Sit
Down
Stand
Stay
Lead-training
Recall
Chapter 5 The Outside World 126
Learning who is leader
Leadership concepts
Encouraging self-confidence
Building in emergency controls
Identifying signs of stress
Dealing with stress
Places to go, things to do
Puppy classes
Chapter 6 Growth and Development 144
The functions of the puppy's body
Correct feeding routines
The importance of vaccinations
Socialisation and stimulation
Neutering for health
Chapter 7 Looking Good 168
The benefits of grooming
Routine care
Housing
Exercise
When to start your grooming regime
Equipment
Brushes
Combs
How to groom
Bathing
Shampoos, Conditioners
Cleaning ears
Nail-clipping
Different coat types
Choosing your groomer
Experienced required
Business diversity
Do-it-yourself
Chapter 8 Adolescent Agonies 192
Recognising problems
Understanding your dog's needs
Tones of voice
Training equipment
Pulling
Jumping up
Poor recall
Sexual problems
Dog aggression
Aggressive tendencies in the car
Noisy behaviour in the car
Retrieve problems
Destructive behaviour
Chapter 9 The Perfect Companion 212
Games to play
Watch me
Give a paw
Catch a toy
Tug-of-war
Hunt the treat
Retrieve
Hide and seek
Down at a distance
Quick down or hit-the-deck
Drop on recall
Sendaway
Canine Sports
Breed-specific sports
Agility
Flyball
Competition Obedience
Working Trials and Tracking
Back retrieve
Chapter 10 Health Care 228
External parasites
Internal parasites
First aid for common accidents and injuries
Puppy diseases and inherited disorders
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