In paperback at last - the definitve guide to canine care and basic training from one of America's most trusted names in animal advocacy.
* The guide covers everything from choosing the puppy or dog that's right for you to house training and socialization to veterinary care to solving problem behavior.
* No one knows every dog breed better than the staff of the Humane Society.
* The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal-protection organization, with a constituency of more than five million people. Based in Washington, D.C., the HSUS maintains nine regional offices, an education division, and an international arm, Humane Society International.
Author Biography: Marion S. Lane is the author of The Yorkshire Terrier and is on the board of governors of the Dog Writers Association of America.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Edition description:||1 PBK ED|
|Product dimensions:||7.46(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.87(d)|
Table of Contents
|Part 1||All Things Considered|
|1.||What Is a Dog?||5|
|2.||The Canine Covenant||18|
|3.||A Good Dog for You||28|
|4.||Finding Your Dog||54|
|Part 2||Health and Safety|
|6.||The Right Veterinarian||87|
|7.||Ounces of Prevention||100|
|8.||Food and Feeding||112|
|9.||Eye on Health||124|
|11.||Before Disaster Strikes||160|
|Part 3||Care and Training|
|13.||Socialization and Handling||183|
|Part 4||Enjoying Your Dog|
|16.||Everyday Fun and Games||227|
|Part 5||Problem Solving|
|18.||Dog Behaviors/People Problems||249|
|20.||Solving Common Problems||275|
|Part 6||Lifelong Partners|
|Appendix I.||State Pet-Store Rules and Regulations||377|
|Appendix II.||What's Distinctive about an AAHA Hospital Member?||381|