Beagles For Dummies

Beagles For Dummies

by Susan McCullough

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Overview

Beagles are an extraordinary breed—no bones about it. They’re cute, compact, fun-loving, and great with kids. (Not to mention those soulful eyes!) But their sense of humor, independence, and stubborn nature isn’t for everyone. So whether you’re thinking about getting your very own Snoopy-dog, or if you’ve already opened your heart and home to one, Beagles for Dummies answers important questions like:

  • What are Beagles supposed to look like and how should they behave?
  • Should I choose a puppy or an adult dog? Male or female?
  • How do I correct my Beagle’s behavior problems?
  • What do I need to do to survive my Beagle’s puppyhood?
  • How can I Beagle-proof my house to keep him (and my stuff) safe?
  • What should I teach my Beagle to do? How do I teach him?
  • What health problems is my Beagle likely to have when he’s young? How about when he grows up—or gets old?

Life with these little hounds can lead to years of merriment, entertainment, and love—but if you think Beagles are just another hound dog, think again! Whether you want to know everything there is to living with a Beagle, or just want to skip to a relevant subject (like how to keep him out of the hamper), Beagles for Dummies gives you everything you need to choose and raise your Snoopy soul mate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470039618
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/06/2006
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 783,800
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susan McCullough is the author of the bestselling Housetraining For Dummies and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting to Know Beagles 7

Chapter 1: Beagles and You: Made for Each Other? 9

Chapter 2: The Incredible, Lovable Beagle 21

Chapter 3: Gonna Find Me a Beagle 33

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Beagle Soul Mate 47

Part II: Starting Life with Your Beagle 59

Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Beagle’s Arrival 61

Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Beagle Home 79

Chapter 7: Beginning a Beautiful Friendship 91

Part III: Caring for Your Beagle 105

Chapter 8: Feeding Your Beagle 107

Chapter 9: Getting Physical: Exercising Your Beagle 121

Chapter 10: Sprucing Up Your Beagle 131

Chapter 11: Managing Your Beagle’s Day-to-Day Health 147

Chapter 12: Dealing with Health Issues 163

Chapter 13: Traveling (or Not) with Your Beagle 179

Part IV: Training Your Beagle 191

Chapter 14: Housetraining Your Beagle 193

Chapter 15: Schooling Your Beagle 207

Chapter 16: Rehabbing the Delinquent Beagle 223

Part V: The Part of Tens 235

Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Keep Your Beagle Healthy and Happy 237

Chapter 18: Ten Mistakes You Don’t Need to Make with Your Beagle 243

Chapter 19: Ten Unique Beagle Occupations and Activities 249

Appendix: Wanna Know More? Additional Resources 253

Index 257

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Beagles for Dummies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Dwren More than 1 year ago
Don't' let the title fool you, this book is a complete guide to buying, raising and training beagles. I was looking for a comprehensive guide to go along with my new beagle and glad I choose this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really helped us prepare for the arrival of our rescue Beagle. The tips were really helpful and it is a good resource to check back when things come up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh i have a beagle! I totally need this guide!!!!!!! My dog is definnintly NOT house broken!!!!!!!:(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never read it but i have two ADORABLE beagles!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love beagles so so much! I have two beagles and I love them so much!
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