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Retired racing greyhounds for dummies

Author: Lee Livingood
Publisher: Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, ©2000.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you."--Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project"Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner."-Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends NorthwestThe Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost  Read more...
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Livingood, Lee.
Retired racing greyhounds for dummies.
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, ©2000
(DLC) 00104217
(OCoLC)45060144
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Livingood
ISBN: 9781118053652 1118053656
OCLC Number: 759518510
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 255 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: ""Title""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""About This Book""; ""Why You Need This Book""; ""How This Book Is Organized""; ""Icons Used in This Book""; ""Part I : Getting to Know Greyhounds""; ""Chapter 1: The History of Greyhounds""; ""Of Coursers and Kings""; ""On to the New World""; ""The Racing Greyhound""; ""Chapter 2: Retired Racing Greyhounds 101: The Basics of the Breed""; ""Understanding What Sets Greyhounds Apart""; ""Growing Up in the Fast Lane: The Puppyhood of Future Racers""; ""Sizing Up the Greyhound’s Physical Needs"" ""Getting Your Hands on the Equipment You Need""""Taking Advantage of the Calm before the Storm""; ""Knowing What to Expect on the Big Day""; ""Helping Your Retired Racer Adjust to His New Family""; ""Part III : Training Your Greyhound for Life after the Racetrack""; ""Chapter 6: Living with a Retired Racing Greyhound""; ""Helping Your Retired Racer Get to Know You""; ""House-Training 101""; ""Helping Your Hound Stay Home Alone""; ""Making Friends""; ""Facing Challenges with Your Greyhound""; ""Chapter 7: Learning to Speak Dog""; ""Aren’t Dogs Just Wolves with Manicures?"" ""Einstein or Idiot?""""Getting Past the Alpha Theory: Looking at Training in a New Light""; ""Working within the Training Triangle""; ""Getting the Behavior You Want from Your Greyhound""; ""Avoiding Punishment""; ""Chapter 8: Elbows off the Table!: Teaching Your Greyhound Basic Household Etiquette""; ""Teaching Your Retired Racer His Name""; ""Getting Your Retired Racer to Pay Attention""; ""Mastering Simple Stationary Behaviors""; ""Teaching Your Greyhound to Share""; ""Training Your Dog to Behave Like He’s One of the Family""; ""Chapter 9: More Training: Adding Multitask Behaviors"" ""Keeping in Mind the Degree of Difficulty""""Wait""; ""Steady""; ""Settle""; ""Close""; ""Chapter 10: Dealing with Behavioral Problems""; ""Overcoming the Habit of Leash-Pulling""; ""Keeping Your Greyhound from Jumping Up""; ""Stopping Your Hound from Counter-Surfing""; ""Putting an End to Trash Raids""; ""Preventing Your Greyhound from Digging Himself into a Hole""; ""House-Soiling Troubles""; ""Overcoming Sibling Rivalry among Greyhounds""; ""Chapter 11: Helping the Fearful Dog Stand on His Own Four Feet""; ""Avoiding Fear""; ""Helping Your Retired Racer Overcome His Fears""
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Lee Livingood.
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An authoritative guide on the special needs of these retirees. Is there life after retirement? Absolutely, for these lucky dogs. More than 18,000 Greyhounds are adopted every year. This handy  Read more...

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