The Everything Poodle Book: A complete guide to raising, training, and caring for your poodle (Google eBook)

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Everything Books, Aug 6, 2004 - Pets - 304 pages
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Did you know that the poodle ranks among the top ten breeds in America? It comes as no surprise when you consider their lovable personalities and easily trainable temperament. Poodles are known for being intelligent, loyal dogs who make great family pets and companions. Written by pet writer and poodle owner Janine Adams, The Everything Poodle Book is your definitive guide to learning how to care for your dog from puppyhood into adulthood. Complete with tips for training your dog to basic health care information, this book gives you all the essential facts you need to understand your pet's needs. The Everything Poodle Book helps you: Train and socialize your poodle; Teach effective discipline; Choose a veterinarian; Develop a balanced diet and exercise routine; Identify common health problems. With these tips, your poodle will be on its way to an active, healthy lifestyle! Janine Adams is the author of four books and more than 100 articles on pet-related topics. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and an associate member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
  

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Contents

Looking for a Poodle
13
Puppy or Adult?
27
Questions to Ask the Breeder
39
Preparing for Your
49
Poodle Necessities
55
Choosing a Veterinarian
61
Arriving Home
68
Housetraining
75
Relief from Hot Spots
142
Emergency Health Care
149
The Heimlich Maneuver
156
Congenital
163
Idiopathic Epilepsy
169
Sebaceous Adenitis
175
Using a Clicker
181
Teaching Stay
189

Establishing a Potty Spot
82
Basic Nutrition
89
Commercial Foods
92
How and When to Feed
99
Basic Health Care
105
Parasite Prevention
112
Holistic Care
118
Selecting a Professional Groomer
124
Anal Sacs
131
Relieving Poodle Allergies
138
Socializing Your Poodle
203
Working with a Behaviorist
223
Other Sports for Poodles
237
Field Work
243
Traveling with Your Poodle
249
Leaving on a Jet Plane
255
The Senior Poodle
261
Keeping Your Old Poodle Comfortable
271
Index
281
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About the author (2004)

Janine Adams is an award-winning author who writes exclusively about pets. She is the author of You Can Talk to Your Animals and 25 Stupid Mistakes Dog Owners Make, and has contributed to New Choices in Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats, Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul, and Vet on Call. Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, The Bark, Dog World, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Petlife magazine, among other publications.

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