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The Border Terrier, ranked #82 in dog registrations by the AKC, is an intelligent and independent little canine. Originally bred to hunt foxes and other small game, these working dogs are often adventurous and very energetic. With all newly authored text from an expert on Border Terriers, this book provides the most up-to-date information on the breed, including feeding, training methods, and proper grooming techniques for maintaining their unique wiry coat.
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Table of Contents
1 History of the Border Terrier 4
Early History of the Border Terrier, The Border Terrier in England, The Border Terrier in the United States
2 Characteristics of Your Border Terrier 16
Physical Characteristics, Living With a Border Terrier
3 Supplies for Your Border Terrier 30
Automobile Safety Restraint, Bed(s), Collar, Crate, Digging Zone, Exercise Pen and/or Puppy Playpen, Food and Water Bowls, Gates, Grooming Supplies, Head Halter and No-PullWalking Harness, Identification and Location Devices, Leash, Toys, Yard Fence
4 Feeding Your Border Terrier 42
Achieving a Balanced Diet, Commercial Dog Foods, Non-Commercial Dog Foods, Feeding Schedules, Obesity
5 Grooming Your Border Terrier 56
Grooming Supplies, Coat and Skin Care, Nail Care, Ear Care, Eye Care, Dental Care
6 Training Your Border Terrier 70
Your Basic Training Program, Positive Training, Socialization, Crate Training, Housetraining, Basic Obedience Signals
7 Solving Problems With Your Borer Terrier 88
Barking (Excessive), Chewing and Destructiveness, Digging, Jumping Up, Nipping
8 Activities With Your Border Terrier 102
Traveling With Your Border Terrier, Sports and Activities
9 Health of Your Border Terrier 118
Finding a Veterinarian, The Annual Wellness Checkup, Vaccinations, Breed-Specific Illnesses, General Illnesses, Alternative Therapies, Senior Dogs