Everybody loves a Wiener dog. Their funny bodies with their short little legs, floppy ears, and pleading eyes make Dachshunds irresistible even to people who claim to dislike small dogs. Also, Dachshunds are natural clowns. They can keep a room in stitches with their antics and coax one more dog cookie out of the strictest disciplinarian. In addition, Dachshunds are great with kids, love to play, and can be extremely affectionate. On the other hand, Dachshunds can sometimes be very willful and hard to train, often bark a lot, and can rival a Labrador Retrievers in their ability to dismantle your furniture.
Is this playful and inquisitive breed the right dog for you and your family? Dachshunds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this unique breed. Life-long Dachshund fancier and leading pet journalist, Eve Adamson gets you up and running with what you need to know to:
- Find and communicate with reputable breeders
- Choose the right Dachshund for you
- Housebreak and socialize your new puppy
- Educate yourself and your dog
- Handle behavioral problems
- Participate in competitions
In friendly, down-to-earth language, Eve provides insights into the Dachshund temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Dachshund owner should know—along with fun facts and Dachshund trivia, and tips on how to have a great time with your Dachshund. You’ll discover how to:
- Decide on whether a male or female is right for you
- Find and choose your new friend and bring him or her home
- Understand how to communicate with your Dachshund
- Train your Dachshund
- Find a good trainer and attend classes
- Deal with emotional conflicts
- Feed and exercise your Dachshund
- Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems
- Have loyal friend for life
The indispensable guide for you and your Dachshund, Dachshunds For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this plucky breed of dog.
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About the Author
Eve Adamson is a regular contributor to Dog Fancy magazine and other pet-related publications. She is the coauthor of Labrador Retrievers For Dummies(r).
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