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One of America's favorite dog breeds is profiled in detail in this newly updated pet manual. Even-tempered and typically gentle in disposition, the Beagle is good with kids and makes a fine family pet. The author offers extensive advice on nutritious feeding, training, grooming, health care, and much more. This title in B.E.S. Complete Pet Owner's Manuals is just one among many in a series that covers all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Titles in this series feature approximately 70 color photos.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438001449
Publisher: Peterson's
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Series: Complete Pet Owner's Manual
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 744,219
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Considerations Before You Buy 5

Is a Beagle Right for You? 5

Space Considerations 7

The Dog Trade 7

Selecting a Breeder 8

Selecting a Puppy 11

Microchips 18

Taking the Puppy Home 21

HOW-TO: Basic Training 22

Basic Rules of Beagle Care 27

Getting the Puppy Settled 27

A Private Spot 27

The Doghouse 29

The Run 31

Boarding Kennels 31

Traveling with Your Beagle 32

The Security Room 33

Toys-Good and Bad 33

Beagles and Children 34

HOW-TO: Choosing Equipment 36

Grooming 39

Care of the Teeth 39

Foot Care 40

Care of the Nails 40

The Ears 42

Fleas 43

Lice 43

Ticks 44

HOW-TO: Coat Care 46

The Proper Diet 49

History of Dog Food 49

Protein 51

Fats and Oils 51

Carbohydrates and Fiber 52

How to Choose a High-Quality Commercial Dog Food 52

Variety Is the Spice of Life 53

How Many Times a Day? 54

Dry, Semi-Moist, or Canned Food? 54

Raw Meat and Bone Diets 54

Feeding Your Senior or Overweight Beagle 54

Water 55

If Your Beagle Gets Sick 57

Disorders of the Coat and Skin 57

Disorders of the Digestive System 58

Worms 59

Kennel Cough 62

Vaccinations 62

Canine Diseases 64

First Aid 68

Temperature and Heart Rate 70

Euthanasia 71

Obedience Training Using Markers 73

Body Language vs. Words 77

YES Marker or Clicker Mark 77

Jackpotting Rewards 78

Distractions 78

Targeting 79

Luring During Marker Training 79

Baby Steps 80

When to End a Training Session 80

Teaching Sit 81

Look 81

Teaching Down 81

Understanding Beagles 83

History 84

Beagles for Work in the Field 87

Beagle Shows 88

Information 92

Index 94

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