Family Dog

Author: Richard A. Wolters
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: 9780525944720
Size: 49.48 MB
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Presents effective, simple directions for training the family dog and offers advice on selecting the right dog to suit one's lifestyle, grooming, medical care, and diet and nutrition

Top Dog

Author: Joseph Middleton
Publisher: Joseph Middleton
ISBN: 0525947884
Size: 67.51 MB
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In a new addition to the Richard A. Wolters series, a master dog trainer shares his innovative, up-to-date techniques of training dogs for hunting, introducing six key tests for selecting the right puppy in a litter, the essentials of obedience training, how to use the electronic collar, tips on the fine art of retrieval, and drills for advanced dogs. 12,500 first printing.

Australian Cattle Dog

Author: Charlotte Schwartz
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788452
Size: 53.86 MB
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This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Australian Cattle Dog serves as a complete introduction to Blue Heeler from Down Under. Regarded in Australia as the island nation’s pride and joy, the Australian Cattle Dog knows no peer as a working herding dog, capable of controlling the most difficult stock in the punishing environs of its native land. Today the breed excels in various arenas beyond its bred-for ranching job, and the book traces the breed’s fascinating origins and shows how the Australian Cattle Dog has become the most versatile dog on the planet. Beyond the history of the breed, the book includes chapters on characteristics and the breed standard encapsulating all of the virtues of this active breed, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to own the nonstop AuCaDo. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with attitude and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the quick-minded (and quick-moving) AuCaDo will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Chapters on showing and participating in dog sports as well as solving common behavior issues (such as barking, digging, etc.) will prove informative to the new owner. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Author: Louise Harper
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1593788991
Size: 27.79 MB
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This Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to the Bernese Mountain Dog serves as a complete introduction to this handsome Swiss breed, recognized for his long tricolored coat of jet black, rich red, and white. The most popular of the four Swiss mountain breeds, the Bernese is as friendly and warm-hearted as any Working dog can be! Around the world, the breed is highly regarded for its versatility as a farm dog, cart puller, watchdog, and companion, all roles that are discussed in the first chapter of the book dedicated to the breed’s origins in Europe. This chapter also provides a brief overview of the breed’s development in the U.S. and England. It is followed by a chapter on owning the breed and activities suitable to keep an active Bernese happy, offering sound advice about which owners are best suited to the breed. New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on the breed standard, finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with handsome adults and puppies bursting with energy and personality! In all, there are over 135 photographs in this compact, useful, and reliable volume. The author’s advice on obedience training the attentive Bernese will help readers better mold and train their dogs into the most socialized, well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, parasites, infectious diseases, and more, which is followed by a chapter on caring for the senior dog. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.

Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy

Author: Steve Mann
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
ISBN: 1788701615
Size: 50.20 MB
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THE PUPPY TRAINING GUIDE YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! My name's Steve Mann and I've been a professional dog trainer and behaviourist for over 30 years. As founder of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I've helped transform the lives of over 100,000 dogs and their families - and now I want to help you, too! Whether you're living with a brand-new puppy, an adult dog or rescue dog, my methods will give you everything you need to know. Using simple, proven, science-based and ethical techniques, I'll show you how to have the best relationship with your pup, as well as teaching you how to get: super-fast recalls, great loose lead walking, perfect manners and much, MUCH more... I promise, it really is easy peasy and every tip, trick and lesson will bring you and your puppy closer together. I'll see you on the other side, Enjoy! Steve Mann

Spanish Water Dog

Author: Cristina Desarnaud
Publisher: i5 Publishing
ISBN: 1621870774
Size: 24.52 MB
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The first book of its kind in English, this Special Rare-Breed Edition serves as a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish Water Dog, written by Spanish breed fancier, Cristina Désarnaud, including a thorough history of the breed, a discussion of the breed's characteristics and unique personality, plus the Spanish breed standard. Illustrated with over 135 color photographs, the book also provides helpful information on puppy selection, housebreaking, feeding, coat care and grooming, obedience training, showing and more.