Dogs For Dummies

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Wiley, Dec 11, 2000 - Pets - 416 pages
13 Reviews
These days, people′s dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you′ve broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being.

Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to

  • Choose the right veterinarian
  • Explore the dog–breeding business
  • Find breed–rescue groups
  • Identify canine health problems
  • Look for a purebred

It′s a "doggy–dog" world, and this easy–to–use guide will help you navigate it. Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more:

  • Caring for an aging dog
  • Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes
  • Considering euthanasia
  • Feeding Fido the right way
  • House training puppies and adult dogs
  • Keeping up appearances with good grooming
  • Participating in canine competitions
  • Preparing your dog for a disaster
  • Traveling with your dog

Award–winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information not the lack of effort or concern is often the reason for doomed people–pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how–to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black–and–white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well–mannered canine companion; and you′ll be the owner every pet wants and deserves informed, responsible, and loving.

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User Review  - Rachel Blom - Goodreads

Since we're thinking about getting a dog sometime soon, I picked up this book from the library, hoping to learn the basics about having a dog. I wasn't disappointed. Dogs for Dummies offers a solid ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ariadna73 - Goodreads

Dogs for Dummies is a book intended to show us how to train our dogs at home. It is very helpful and has a lot of tips to use with our little fidos. I will apply the tricks with my dog when I have one; and I am sure they are going to work just fine. Read full review


Bringing a Puppy or Adult Dog into Your Life
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Gina Spadafori is affiliated with the Veterinary Information Network and is an essayist for She's also the award-winning coauthor of Cats For Dummies?? and Birds For Dummies??.

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