Living with a Pug

Living with a Pug

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Overview

Living with a Pug by Alison Mount

Here is in-depth examination of the Pug's traits and needs. This small dog is especially good with children, and is easy to keep groomed. The Living with a Pet series is focused to help inexperienced owners and prospective owners who are thinking about acquiring a specific breed of dog. Books offer an in-depth look at the special characteristics and needs of each title's breed. Is the dog an active animal that needs vigorous daily exercise? Is it good with kids? Will it make a reliable guard dog? Which health problems are more prevalent in which breed? These pet manuals are outstanding in appearance, filled with eye-catching sidebar advice and handsome color photos.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781860542435
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 05/31/2003

Table of Contents

1Introducing the Pug6
Imperial heritage
The Dowager Empress
Palace pooches
European treasures
The Dutch dog
British royalty
The lady's companion
Breed development
American Pug
The black Pug
Last Chinese dogs
The popular Pug
2Choosing a Pug16
Finding a breeder
Places to avoid
Vetting the breeder
Viewing the litter
Picking the pup
Male or female?
Color
Show potential
Waiting game
Shop 'til you drop
Puppy-proofing
Finding a vet
Journey home
Rescued dogs
3Arriving Home31
Hoem at last
Crate-training
Name game
Meeting the family
Canine companions
Feline friends
Child's play
First night
Vet visit
4Early Lessons42
Socialization
Car travel
The outside world
Training
House-training
Collared!
Sit
Down
Come
Stay
Stand
Leash-training
5Caring for Your Pug54
Feeding
Types of food
Obesity
Chews and treats
Changing a diet
Exercise
Grooming
Early start
Bathing
Nose
Eyes
Ears
Feet
Nails
Teeth
Older dog (Diet)
Euthanasia
6Problem Behavior68
Separation anxiety
Prevention
Trouble-shooting
Barking
Stubbornness
House-training lapses
Dominance/submission
Neutering
7The Versatile Pug77
Canine good citizen
Obedience
Agility
Freestyle
Carting
Showing
8A Special Bond90
Assistance dogs
Therapy dogs
9Seeking Perfection97
The breed standard
Breeding
Inbreeding
Linebreeding
Outcrossing
Puppy to champion
10Health Care108
Preventive care
First aid
Breed-prone problems

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