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Dachshund by Dog Fancy Magazine, Dog Fancy

Dedicated to the one-of-a-kind Dachshund, known for his elongated construction, his unstoppable nose, and his gallons of personality, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.

Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.

Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call “It’s a Fact,” “Smart Tip,” “Notable & Quotable,” and “Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called “Pop Pups” and “True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the “Try This” feature pages.

The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Dachsie, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.

The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593787707
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Series: Smart Owner's Guide Series
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,306,282
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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Dachshund 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find this book very informative, and i have had weiner dogs for over 20 years. Initially purchased it to deal with fighting between our 4 yr old established girl and our 7 yr old rescue girl. They got a long for the first month, now can't make eye contact without wanting to tussel. I started reading; but could only think about the book when I was not reading.
Katie Cowan More than 1 year ago
Very Cute. Has good info. (:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking at the cover makes you say aww bixers ad all other dogs rule go dogs
DJSegootz More than 1 year ago
I was having trouble - as most Doxie owners have - with getting my pup to go potti. This booked helped me to get it done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hello? Anybody here? ~Frostglimmer
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Brookheart-PARTYROCKLMFAO More than 1 year ago
THRUSHPELT!!!!!!!!!! *screams and tackles him* Lavendereyes: Wait! Did he get a new mate? Cloversong: O:
Badgerfoot-RC More than 1 year ago
:D Sooo.... Was there anything... you wanted to talk about? *rubs cheek against hers*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Goldenpaw wandered in, hopeful to find her clan. "Hello? Rainstar? Nightfrost? IvyClan where are you!" The tabby yowled.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is our new camp? Why did we move? If someone can tell me, thanks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Lilykit of Ivyclan. I got really lost after we changed camps. I really need to know if this is Ivyclan.
Willowlock-IC More than 1 year ago
Does anyone know where Crisppaw is? Cloversong: Or Thrushpelt???