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The dog handbook

Author: Dan Rice
Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A clearly written, attractively designed and illustrated (with photos and drawings) guide, written by a veterinarian. Coverage includes acquiring a dog, care and feeding, grooming, training, and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rice, Dan, 1933-
Dog handbook.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, ©1999
(DLC) 99023129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Rice
OCLC Number: 1033645646
Description: 1 online resource (x, 173 pages : illustrations (some color))
Contents: Canine Instincts and Traits --
Origin of the Dog --
Domestication --
Traits of Dogs and Their Ancestors --
Thinking and Reasoning --
Human Helpmates --
Selecting Your New Dog --
Are You Ready for a Dog? --
Timing --
Puppy or Adult? --
Veterinarians' Opinions --
Purebred or Mixed Breed? --
Male or Female? --
Age --
Temperament and Disposition --
The Right Breeder --
Consider the Parents --
Selecting a Healthy Pup --
AKC Papers --
Getting Acquainted with Your Dog --
Daisy and Dandy --
Bonding --
Handling a Puppy --
Dog Furniture --
House Dog --
Outdoor Dog --
Introducing Family --
New Dog Socialization --
Identification --
Routine Dog Cate --
The Coat --
Eyes --
Ears --
Teeth --
Nails --
Bathing --
Exercise --
Breeding Your Bitch --
Spaying --
Castration --
Canine Nutrition --
Water --
History of Dog Food --
Free-Choice Feeding --
Feeding Frequency --
Cost of Dog Food --
Bioavailability --
Essential Dietary Requirements --
Supplements --
Prepared Dog Foods --
Homemade Diets --
Formulated Rations --
Treats --
Obesity and Inappropriate Eating Habits --
Training --
Behavior --
Trainability and Intelligence --
Body Language --
Work-Play Balance --
Commands and Rewards --
Methods of Training --
Basics --
Manners --
Games Dogs Play --
Collar and Leash --
Some Simple Tricks --
Canine Good Citizen --
Obedience Overview --
Equipment --
Fundamentals of Obedience Training --
Formal Obedience Training --
Emergencies --
First Aid Kit --
Evaluate the Emergency --
Treating Emergencies --
Diseases and Illnesses --
Choosing a Good Veterinarian --
The Life Expectancy of Dogs --
Signs of Puppy Ailments --
Preventive Health Care: Vaccinations --
Parasites --
Allergies --
Otitis Externa --
Hereditary Conditions --
Miscellaneous Intestinal Diseases --
Old Dog Diseases --
Euthanasia --
When Your Dog Dies --
Briet Descriptions of Popular Breeds --
Sporting Group --
Hound Group --
Working Group --
Terrier Group --
Toy Group --
Non-Sporting Group --
Herding Group.
Responsibility: Dan Rice ; drawings by Michele Earle-Bridges.
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