Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

Author: Stanley Coren
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052761
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.). Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity that makes her unique. The first step in understanding your dog is to respect the honorable task she was originally bred for and to identify how these inbred impulses influence her personality and behavior. In essence, you need to speak her language if you expect her to learn to understand yours. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies gives you everything you need to learn to understand your pooch’s unique dialect of “Doglish”—and shows you how to take on the role as pack leader to give your dog the cues, guidance, and consistency she needs to shape and develop good behaviors. Inside you’ll discover how to: Read your dog’s body language Communicate with your dog Interpret your dog’s breed-specific traits Correct dog-behavior-gone-bad Counter anxiety-based behavior Understand and resolve aggressive behavior And so much more! Think of this book as Doglish 101—a prerequisite for every human member of your dog’s family. Now, let the training begin!

Understanding Your Dog For Dummies

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What makes Spot go? What makes Cujo psycho? This friendly guide helps you understand the emotional makeup and drives of your dog. All kinds of fun exercises, questionnaires, and charts help you determine what motivates your dog's attitudes and behaviors and use that knowledge, practical advice, and proven training techniques to nurture a great pet and a great relationship.

Dogs All In One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470552263
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Dog Training For Dummies

Author: Jack Volhard
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118054520
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Choosing A Dog For Dummies

Author: Chris Walkowicz
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 9780764553103
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Getting a dog is more like getting married than it is like buying a new car or lawnmower—it’s a melding of spirits and a lifetime commitment. So, before you take the leap, you’d better make sure that your choice is based on more than a nice smile and a lively tail. And with more than 400 breeds to choose from, it shouldn’t be too hard to find the right canine companion for you. Looking for a fun-loving pal for lots of rough and tumble family fun? You might try a Boxer or Spinone. Are you a neat-freak who values quiet? The meticulously clean, cat-like Basenji—the handsome Egyptian barkless dog—is for you. Looking for a dependable, even-tempered guard dog/baby-sitter? You might want to consider the fierce-looking Neapolitan Mastiff. No matter what qualities you’re looking for in a dog, there’s a breed out there for you, and Choosing a Dog For Dummies can help you find it. Written by Chris Walkowicz, President of the Dog Writer’s Association of America, this friendly guide fills you in on what you need to know to: Figure out whether or not you really want to share you life with a dog Decide which pet qualities you value most Select and buy the perfect pet for you and your family Give your canine pal the care it deserves Find out about breed rescue Select a kid-friendly dog From Affenpinschers to Xoloitzcuintlis, Chris gives you the complete lowdown on 150 of the most popular breeds along with priceless pointers on: Finding a reliable breeder and choosing the right puppy for you Navigating registration and pedigree issues and handling the paperwork involved with getting a purebred dog Preparing your home for the new arrival and adjusting to your new lives together Understanding the unique instinctual qualities and demands of each breed, including grooming, exercise, training, and more When it comes to matching the right dog to your lifestyle and temperament, it doesn’t pay to play Wheel of Fortune. Make sure that the breed you choose is the right one and have fun doing it with Choosing a Dog For Dummies.

Dog Training For Dummies

Author: Wendy Volhard
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119656826
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Make your buddy a top dog for life, be your Best Friend’s “Friend,” by training together. Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is a FREE dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given. Dog Training for Dummies shows dog owners how to select the right training method for their puppy, adult, or senior dog. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, this hands-on guide provides training to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family members. Eliminate unwanted behavior Find step-by-step instruction on basic commands Strengthen your bond with your dog Build communication, understanding, and mutual respect Based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience, the tips and tricks inside will help you bring out the very best in your beloved pet.

Your New Dog For Dummies Portable Edition

Author: Susan McCullough
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470878622
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Have fun and enjoy living with your new dog! This hands-on guide gives you everything you need to know right now to begin building a healthy and happy relationship with your new dog. From readying your home for Fido's arrival to housetraining, behavior training, and keeping him fit, Your New Dog For Dummies offers essential information on the day-to-day care of your canine companion. Home sweet home — step off on the right paw with help in choosing the best crate, bedding, bowls, toys, and accessories for your new dog Safety first — learn about common household and outdoor dangers and how to avoid them, and know what to do to make sure your dog can be identified and returned if he gets lost Training camp — develop a housetraining strategy and proper potty protocol for your pooch, and teach manners and basic behaviors Bone up on dog health and nutrition — fulfill Fido's nutritional needs, keep your dog fit with fun exercises, and know basic dog first aid and when to go to the vet Open the book and find: Ways to keep your dog safe from harm Tips for communicating with your dog Help on choosing the right food for Fido Advice for keeping up your dog's appearance Ways to deal with fleas, ticks, and parasites Information for treating common health problems Tips for traveling with your dog Learn to: Feed, train, and care for your dog Select the best gear for your dog Keep your dog fit and healthy Get your relationship with your dog off to a good start

Breeding Dogs For Dummies

Author: Richard G. Beauchamp
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118068632
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So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all of the above and a whole lot more. If you really love dogs then you need to consult with an expert on the many responsibilities, rules, and regulations dog breeding entails before you take the leap. And that’s where Breeding Dogs For Dummies comes in. Written by Rick Beauchamp, professional breeder, exhibitor, and author of numerous books on the care and feeding of purebred dogs, Breeding Dogs For Dummies fills you in on every facet of the business. Packed with priceless insider tips and expert advice and guidance, it tells you what you need to know to: Decide whether dog breeding is really for you Choose the right breed for you Create the best possible breeding environment for your dogs Establish a breeding program Find the right breeding stock Comply with all government and AKC regulations Care for and socialize your pups Find the right owners for your dogs Explore what it takes to start a breeding program that will ensure your dogs’ health and enhance their lineage for fun and profit. Topics covered in detail include: Selecting breeding stock and keeping track of breed types Understanding purebred genetics and genotype characteristics Finding and selecting the right stud dog and brood bitch Prenatal care, whelping, and raising puppies Running a successful dog breeding business—including tips on budgeting, taxes, registration, charting, planning litters, transactions, sales contracts, and more Breeding puppies involves many responsibilities, but it can also be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of your life. Make sure that it is—order a copy of Breeding Dogs For Dummies today.

Dog Tricks And Agility For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470647356
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The fun and easy way to teach a dog new tricks Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously titled Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. You will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail wagging or barking on command to more complex tricks like fetching keys, your dog's dinner bowl, or the laundry. This hands-on guide provides the lowdown on the coolest dog tricks and offers expanded coverage on infusing the thrill of agility (whether for fun or competition) into your dog's life. Push a cart or stroller, run an agility course, play Frisbee and fly ball, and put the toys away Navigate all types of agility obstacles big and small, narrow and wide Prepare your dog for canine good citizen certification Determine if your dog can get involved in pet therapy and what's involved (i.e. nursing homes, children's centers, prisons, etc.) Make your own agility obstacles at home and set up a course Officially enter agility trials

Puppies For Dummies

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Editor: For Dummies
ISBN: 1119558476
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Everything you need to bring home a new puppy Across America and beyond, tails are wagging with anticipation. Why? Because puppies and the people who love them are eager for the update of Puppies for Dummies. Originally released and welcomed as a positive, loving alternative to the alpha dog philosophy of a popular celebrity trainer, Puppies for Dummies is now updated and more relevant than ever. This new edition covers the latest puppy training gadgets, tricks, and tips and offers expanded coverage on the latest training techniques, including new studies on positive reinforcement methods. This edition continues to provide readers with the trusted and proven advice that has made previous editions a success. Integrate a puppy in your life Explore the latest science of dogs Train a happy, healthy pup Raise and nurture a loving dog Rather than saying: "Uh oh, now what?!" new pet owners can be equipped with the best advice.

Chihuahuas For Dummies

Author: Jacqueline O'Neil
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052259
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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!

Healthcare And Nutrition For Dummies Portable Edition

Author: M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118042875
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Help your dog enjoy a happy, healthier life You do everything you can tomaintain your optimum health. Does't your best friend deserve the same? Your dog is a member of the family and needs the same attention as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer. Healthcare & Nutrition For Dummies makes it easier to ensure that your canine is living a healthy lifestyle. A healthy dog from head to tail — recognize the signs of a healthy dog and learn how to examine your dog’s coat, skin, ears, toes, and teeth "Paws" to learn about nutrition — discover the power of protein, the facts about fat, and the roles that carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals play in your pooch’s overall health Feed me, Seymour — select the best food for Fido, serve the proper portions, set a feeding schedule, and address special dietary needs Reap the rewards of exercise — enjoy fun and creative activities with your pooch to maintain or lose weight and keep joints healthy Open the book and find: What to feed dogs who have diseases or allergies The benefits of nutritional supplements How to handle common orthopedic problems Ways to identify dental problems and how to care for your canine’s canines The signs of an aging dog How to address vision and hearing issues, incontinence, cognitive impairment, and more When to schedule a visit with the vet

Boston Terriers For Dummies

Author: Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118051450
File Size: 30,14 MB
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Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent! Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You’ll discover how to: Understand the breed’s origin and history Choose the right Boston Terrier for you Puppy-proof your home and yard Teach your Boston basic commands Housetrain and socialize your puppy Correct Boston behavior gone bad Handle breed-specific health concerns Enhance your dog’s quality of life Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter Care for the senior dog Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies

Author: Deborah Britt-Hay
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069331
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With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves. Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier You just brought a new puppy home You are curious about this popular breed You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more: Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you Puppy-proofing your house Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training, Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking Finding a great veterinarian Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

Senior Dogs For Dummies

Author: Susan McCullough
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069870
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Dog Training

Author: Alice Wiston
Editor: Independently Published
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Check Out This Comprehensive Guide on Training Grown Dogs. Discover the Easiest Way to Train and Correct Your Dog's Behavior. You have a grown dog, or you took one from dog's shelter? He wasn't trained properly while he was a puppy? Would you like to: Understand how dogs think? Easily teach your dog to listen to your every command? Correct your dog's bad behavior? You've probably heard that saying, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks." But the truth is, you can. And this book is designed just for that. The book has comprehensive guides made in collaboration with the experts. If you follow these incredible guides, teaching your dog new tricks will be a piece of cake. Here's what this unique book will offer you: Getting off to a good start: Find out how to build a good relationship with your dog as a foundation for proper training. The best training method: Discover the best way to train your dog. Find out the advantages of using food as a training tool. Understand your dog's personality: Learn how to build a genuine connection with your dog. Find out how to adjust the training program according to your dog's personality. The major problem solver: Discover what are the most common issues that appear during the training, and how to solve them. Starting the training: Follow the easy step-by-step guide explicitly designed for grown dogs. Choose the type of training that is best for your dog's personality. Expert tips and advice: Discover the expert tips and advice designed to make the training a piece of cake. Use the expert knowledge found in this book and have an easier time training your dog. Following the easy step-by-step guides found inside will make your life easier. So what are you waiting for? Scroll up, click on "Buy Now with 1-Click", and Get Your Copy Now!

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Author: D. Caroline Coile
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118069374
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Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness, and serious business. If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of the earth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhaps you're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls are really like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needs this handy reference? Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and bad points New (and not so new) owners who need help with training Owners looking for just the right veterinarian Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescue group Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull health problems Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scare tactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others are filled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. You won't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's a sampling of the handy information you'll find in this essential guide: Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, and more Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel, and come Understanding Pit Bull body language Helping your dog become a social animal Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not because of the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dog owner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they have to prove it every day.

Training The Best Dog For Beginners

Author: Igor Medys
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ISBN: 9781718076259
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This book goes into detail about ways that ACTUALLY work, and proven strategies to tame your dog. This book will allow you to learn how to socialize your dog so that he or she can interact amicably with your friends and family. You'll be able to understand your dog's behavior and body language so you can better understand what your dog is really trying to say. Bringing home, a new dog is hugely rewarding, and at the same time, it's a huge responsibility as well. Did you know that you, as the pet parent, are solely responsible for training him to be a responsible member of society? Did you know that failure to do so is not only a disgrace to you and a misfortune to your pup, but it could possibly land you on the wrong end of the law? Yes, it's THAT important. Each chapter is filled with all the information that you need in dog training such as the various types of pet supplies you should give them, understanding their behaviors, training them to be accustomed to a new environment, and creating fun and exciting games for your dog and your family. This training manual is very easy to understand. I made sure that the explanations here are simple but very useful so that you will have a better time reading it. Although this reading material is well designed for kids aged 8 to 12, there are some concepts that they may not easily understand and several activities that require parental supervision. I sincerely wish that you guide your little ones across the various pages of this book so that they will learn from it and enjoy what they are reading. Before you move to the first chapter, my first piece of advice is to be calm and patient when handling your dogs. Their actions can sometimes be very rash and annoying, but it takes a good owner to make them behave.

Dog Tricks For Dummies Mini Edition

Author: Sarah Hodgson
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118043057
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Have the most talented dog in the neighborhood! Want to teach your dog the coolest tricks? This step-by-step guide helps you easily train your four-legged friend using positive reinforcement. By teaching Fido a variety of tricks — from simple moves to more complex routines — you'll fulfill your dog's desire to be the star of the show. Open the book and find: Basic commands for dog training Ways to praise and reward your pooch Old and new favorites to teach man's best friend Tips for keeping your dog focused on the task at hand

Understanding Your Dog

Author: Michael Fox
Editor: Dogwise Publishing
ISBN: 1617811661
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Dr. Fox's classic guide to dog psychology and behavior has been reissued. Learn the motivation behind your dog's behavior.