Dachshunds: Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, and Behavior

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Barron's Educational Series, 2000 - Pets - 103 pages
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This dog is a loyal friend to its owner and an ideal companion for apartment dwellers. Books in the Complete Pet Owner's Manuals series present basic information for new or soon-to-be owners. Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, and much more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.

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This book gave me a very clear idea if I wanted to buy a Dachshund. It was insightful, and easy to read so that a 10 year old could understand it. I could not believe how much information was jam packed into this amazing book. And now, I am almost an expert on Dachshunds, and I'm making a website about them! 

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This book is outdated with old fashioned training techniques that in my opinion should NOT be used on a Dachshund.
Dachshunds can suffer from back problems and care is needed to protect them as
much as possible. This book suggests a FIRM tug on a collar and lead to teach the STOP command and a "forward tug" on the lead to teach heel. This is in my opinion is irresponsible information as one cannot determine how much of a tug the public will do. Teaching Stay, Stop and Loose lead walking is far easier than this and requires no harsh pulling or pushing.
Also pushing the dog into a sit and into a down is also not good for a Dachshunds back. As a Dachshund owner for years I would NOT suggest this as a good book. I think the person who wrote it has no idea about the breed at all.

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Pinney is an independent service veterinarian. He is the Veterinary Host and Advisor for "Hollywood Pets with John Avalon Reed," a syndicated talk show with 61 affiliate stations nationwide.

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