Dog the Complete Guide

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Barnes & Noble Publishing, 1999 - Dogs - 256 pages
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Contents

awardw nr ng Childrens Zoo and the zoos collection of handleable animals used for teaching Contents 6 Introduction
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Mans Best Friend
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What is a Dog?
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Introduction 16 Evolution Domestication 18 Structure of a Dog 20 Body Shapes 22 Skin Coat 24 Body Systems
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Sight 28 Hearing 30 Scent Taste 32 Movement
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Hunting Retrieving 38 Scent Defense 40 Life Cycle of the
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Dog Behavior 46 Socialization
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Intelligence Communication
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Your Dogs Health 126 Introduction 128 Preventative Healthcare
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Hereditary Diseases 132 Neutering
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Eye Ear Mouth Tooth Disorders
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Nervous Circulatory Disorders 138 Skin Disorders
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Bone Muscle Joint Disorders
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Digestive Respiratory Ailments
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Reproductive Urinary Disorders 146 Natural Medicine
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Nursing First Aid 152 Having Puppies
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Caring for Dogs
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Introduction 58 Why a Dog? 60 Whats Involved? 62 Choosing a Dog 66 Making the Right Choice
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Supplying the Basics 70 Early Days 72 Understanding Your
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Your Dogs Needs 76 Basic Practicalities 78 Introducing Your New
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Settling In 82 Handling Your Dog 84 Training a Puppy
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Continuing Training 88 Training an Adult Dog 90 Establishing Roles
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Dog Discipline 94 House Hygiene 96 Living Areas
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Dogproofing Your Home
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Traveling 102 Problem Dogs
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Your Dogs Wellbeing 108 The Healthy Dog 110 Nutrition Diet
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Grooming 118 Essential Equipment 120 Dogs Play
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Dogs Exercise 124 Toys Games
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Selecting a Mate
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The Pregnancy 158 The Birth 160 The New Arrival
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Dogs in Action
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Dog Breeds 168 Introduction 170 Hounds 180 Gundogs 194 Terriers 206 Utility Dogs
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Working Dogs 230 Toy Dogs 240 Show Dogs
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Dogs in History
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famous Dogs Dogs of the Famous
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Dogs the Imagination
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Useful Addresses 251 Further Reading
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Index 255 Credits
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