The fully illustrated, practical and modern guide, The Complete Guide to Caring for your Dog covers subjects as diverse as the early domestication and development of dog types, introducing a new dog into your home, canine nutrition and special care for older animals. An Illustrated directory section introduces 24 of the most popular breeds, presenting information ob their origins, weight and stature, and various temperaments. The Complete Guide to Caring for your Dog also offers step-by-step illustrations on basic training at home, and provides valuable information for understanding and resolving behavioral problems. A comprehensive chapter deals with monitoring health, signs of illness and first aid. This handy pocket-size book filled with stunning full-color photography and is both a perfect introduction for new owners and a valuable source of reference for long-established dog lovers.