Puppies For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 3, 2011 - Pets - 384 pages
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Features a new 8-page color section



The bestselling guide to making the most of puppy's first year

Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppyhood prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics -- housebreaking, feeding, training -- to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog.

Discover how to
* Choose the perfect puppy for you
* Socialize your puppy
* Stimulate your puppy's growing mind
* Use the latest training tools
* Keep peace between kids and puppies
 

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User Review  - xicanti - LibraryThing

This is a great resource for anyone looking to get a puppy. The information helped me out both before and after I'd found my dog. I've recommended it to several friends on dog searches of their own, and they've also found it very useful. Read full review

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User Review  - Mark S. - Overstock.com

Love this book... Ive learned a lot . I would recommend this book.. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
A Match Made in Heaven
7
PrePuppy Considerations
21
Picking the Right Kind of Puppy for You
31
Finding and Choosing Your Puppy
51
Nurturing Your Puppy Day to Day
69
Life from His Paws Understanding Your Puppys
95
Life from His Paws Understanding Your Puppys View of the World 95 Chapter 7 Socialization and Civility
109
Teaching Everyday Etiquette
187
Training through Your Pups Growth Stages
209
Graduating to OffLead Control
237
FAQs about OffLead Training 245 Part IV Overcoming Behavioral Problems
247
When Anxiety Strikes
269
Curbing Socially Unacceptable Behaviors
279
In Sickness and in Health
291
Preventative and Emergency Care
307

Kids and Puppies
123
Living with Your Puppy in the Real World
133
Training Your Puppy
153
Using Cool Tools and Groovy Gadgets
161
Housetraining for Success
175
Bugged In and Bugged Out Internal and External Parasites
323
Ten CrowdPleasing Tricks
333
Ten Fun Games
341
Index
347
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About the author (2011)

Sarah Hodgson has been a trainer of dogs and their people for over 20 years. She has had many famous clients, including TV personality Katie Couric, actors/actresses Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Chazz Palminteri, Chevy Chase, and Lucie Arnez, business moguls George Soros, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Mottola, and Michael Fuchs, and sports greats Bobby Valentine and Alan Houston.
Sarah is the author of eight dog training books, including Teach Yourself Visually, Dog Training; Dog Tricks For Dummies; DogPerfect; and PuppyPerfect. Soon to be released: Miss Sarah’s Book of Etiquette for Dogs.

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