Chihuahuas For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2011 - Pets - 292 pages
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Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch.

You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to:

  • Choose your ideal Chihuahua
  • Prepare your home for your new arrival
  • Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health
  • Prevent common behavior problems
  • Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks
  • Build a strong and loving bond with your pet
  • Train children to get along with your Chihuahua
  • Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories
  • Select a crate and bedding
  • Introduce your little dog to other pets
  • Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior

You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!


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I am lovin this book. Never owned a Chi before and it is extremely helpful. Am using it as a reference guide and so far every piece of advice has been right on. Read full review

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Having recently adopted a yen year old Chihuahua, I wanted to learn quickly about the breed and how to be the best "mom" to this puppy mill baby. The book is great! If you want to know lots, but don't want to research each issue, I recommend this book. Read full review


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Is a Chihuahua Your Canine Compadre?
Striving for the PicturePerfect Chihuahua
Perusing the Particulars
Fitting a Compact Canine
Welcome Home Little Amigo
Suppressing that Dangerous Fantasy of Freedom
Making the Crate a Home Base
Keeping Your Place
Reinforcing the Drop It Command
Training Your Chi for Canine Events
Chihuahua Care and Concerns
Debugging de Dog
Dealing with Sickness Injury
Ten Questions to Ask Chihuahua Breeders

What You Need to Know about Commercial Dog Food
Positive Training for Your Petite Pal
Positive Training for Your Petite Pal 119 Chapter 9 Socializing Your Chihuahua
Ten Web Sites Where Chihuahua Lovers Gather
Ten Or So Famous Chihuahuas

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About the author (2011)

Jacqueline O’Neil is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books and a couple hundred magazine articles on animal care and training. She and her husband, Tom, a wildlife photographer, follow the sun around North America in a motor home. Favorite stops include the Florida Keys, Montana, Alaska, and the Yukon. Before morphing into a Gypsy, Jackie was a successful dog breeder and trainer, handling her own dogs to top awards in the show and obedience rings.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Jackie is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, the National League of American Pen Women, and the Dog Writers Association of America, where she also served two terms as a director. In addition to dogs, she’s into horses, birds, fishing, scuba diving, and fiddling.

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