Overview

Have fun and enjoy living with your new dog!

This hands-on guide gives you everything you need to know right now to begin building a healthy and happy relationship with your new dog. From readying your home for Fido's arrival to housetraining, behavior training, and keeping him fit, Your New Dog For Dummies offers essential information on the day-to-day care of your canine companion.

  • Home sweet home — step ...

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Overview

Have fun and enjoy living with your new dog!

This hands-on guide gives you everything you need to know right now to begin building a healthy and happy relationship with your new dog. From readying your home for Fido's arrival to housetraining, behavior training, and keeping him fit, Your New Dog For Dummies offers essential information on the day-to-day care of your canine companion.

  • Home sweet home — step off on the right paw with help in choosing the best crate, bedding, bowls, toys, and accessories for your new dog

  • Safety first — learn about common household and outdoor dangers and how to avoid them, and know what to do to make sure your dog can be identified and returned if he gets lost

  • Training camp — develop a housetraining strategy and proper potty protocol for your pooch, and teach manners and basic behaviors

  • Bone up on dog health and nutrition — fulfill Fido's nutritional needs, keep your dog fit with fun exercises, and know basic dog first aid and when to go to the vet

Open the book and find:

  • Ways to keep your dog safe from harm

  • Tips for communicating with your dog

  • Help on choosing the right food for Fido

  • Advice for keeping up your dog's appearance

  • Ways to deal with fleas, ticks, and parasites

  • Information for treating common health problems

  • Tips for traveling with your dog

Learn to:

  • Feed, train, and care for your dog

  • Select the best gear for your dog

  • Keep your dog fit and healthy

  • Get your relationship with your dog off to a good start

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470878620
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 504,785
  • File size: 1,023 KB

Meet the Author

Susan McCullough is a five-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America's Maxwell Award.

Gina Spadafori is an award-winning columnist and recipient of the DWAA's President's Award and the Maxwell Medallion.

M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the author of Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

About This Book.

Conventions Used in This Book.

Foolish Assumptions.

Icons Used in This Book.

Where to Go from Here.

Chapter 1: So You Have a New Dog!

Getting the Goods.

Shaping Good Behavior.

Keeping Your Dog Fit with Food and Exercise.

Paying Attention to Your Pooch’s Health.

If You Haven’t Found Your New Dog Yet.

Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Dog’s New Home.

Providing a Place of His Own.

Bowls and Waterers.

Collars and Leashes.

Encouraging Playtime with Toys.

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Great Outdoors.

Making Sure Your Dog Can Be Identified.

Protecting Your Dog from Household Hazards.

Chapter 3: Housetraining Your Canine Companion.

Planning a Potty Strategy.

Understanding How Outdoor Training Works.

Training Your Pooch to Go Potty Outdoors.

Dealing with Oopsies.

Chapter 4: Communicating and Teaching Basic Manners.

DogSpeak 101: Figuring Out How to Communicate with Your Pet.

Training the Polite Pooch.

Chapter 5: Day-to-Day Care for Your Dog.

Fulfilling Basic Nutritional Needs.

Choosing Food for Fido.

Treating Your Dog.

Understanding the Benefits of Exercise.

Mixing Up Your Dog’s Exercise Routine.

Getting the Gear for Grooming.

Keeping Up Appearances.

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Dog Healthy.

Vaccinating Your Dog.

Neutering Your Dog.

Getting Rid of Fleas, Ticks, and Worms.

Assembling a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Giving First-Aid Treatment.

Chapter 7: Ten Tips for Traveling with Your Dog.

Travel Manners Are a Must.

Pack a Doggie Suitcase.

Bring Emergency Papers.

Make Car Rides Safer.

Help Your Dog Keep Her Cool.

Travel by Air.

Find Dog-Friendly Quarters.

Choose a Doggie Resort.

Try Ruffing It!

If Your Dog Can’t Go with You.

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