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The everything Yorkshire Terrier book : a complete guide to raising, training, and caring for your yorkie

Author: Cheryl S Smith
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2005.
Series: Everything series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Everything Yorkshire Terrier Book helps you: train and socialize your Yorkie; develop a balanced diet and exercise routine; teach effective discipline; identify common health problems; choose a veterinarian; and more."--Back cover.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl S Smith
ISBN: 1593374232 9781593374235
OCLC Number: 60671815
Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chapter 1 History of the Breed 1 --
Origins in Britain 1 --
Rising Popularity 4 --
Changing Standards 5 --
Notable Individuals 8 --
Beyond the Show Ring 10 --
Current Conditions 12 --
Chapter 2 What to Expect from a Yorkie 15 --
Defining Characteristics 15 --
Yorkshire Terrier Official Standard 18 --
Terrier Temperament 22 --
Pet Dog Versus Show Dog 23 --
Lifespan 26 --
Never Ignore a Yorkie 28 --
Chapter 3 Where to Find Your Yorkshire Terrier 31 --
Organizing Your Search 31 --
Show Breeders 33 --
Backyard Breeders 36 --
Rescue Organizations 38 --
Animal Shelters and Humane Societies 40 --
Pet Shops 41 --
Chapter 4 How to Choose Your Yorkie 45 --
Know What You Want Before You Look 45 --
Puppy or Older 47 --
Male or Female 49 --
One, Two, or More 51 --
Yorkies with Others 52 --
Personality Testing 54 --
Pedigrees, Contracts, and Health Guarantees 57 --
Choosing an Adult Yorkshire Terrier 59 --
Chapter 5 Preparing for Your New Pet 61 --
Family Members 61 --
Puppy-Proofing the Home 63 --
Choosing Your Safe Areas 69 --
Sleeping Arrangements 70 --
Supplies You'll Need or Want 71 --
Choosing a Veterinarian 75 --
Chapter 6 Bringing Your Yorkie Home 79 --
Planning Ahead 79 --
Picking Up Your Pup from the Breeder 81 --
If Your Puppy Must Be Shipped 83 --
Once You Arrive Home 84 --
Making Introductions 87 --
Visiting the Vet 89 --
First Few Nights 91 --
Chapter 7 Housetraining 93 --
Concerning Crates 93 --
Paper and Litter Box Training 95 --
Outdoor Training 96 --
Long-Term Confinement 100 --
Dealing with Accidents 101 --
Housetraining Setbacks 102 --
Dog Doors 103 --
Chapter 8 Grooming 105 --
Basic Supplies 105 --
Grooming Your Yorkie 108 --
Bathing 111 --
Tooth and Nail Care 113 --
Cleaning Eyes and Ears 115 --
Using a Professional Groomer 115 --
Yorkies for Show 116 --
Yorkies at Home 117 --
Chapter 9 Basic Nutrition 119 --
What a Dog Needs 119 --
Commercial Foods 121 --
Canned, Kibble, or Other 124 --
Where and When to Feed 127 --
Homemade Diets 129 --
Treats 131 --
Table Scraps 131 --
Avoiding Obesity 132 --
Chapter 10 Basic Health Care 137 --
Vaccinations 137 --
Parasite Control 140 --
Spay and Neuter 141 --
Home Health Checks and Handling 143 --
How to Examine Your Yorkie 145 --
Normal Parameters 147 --
Giving Medication 148 --
Chapter 11 Common Illnesses and Injuries 151 --
Allergies 151 --
Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Refusal to Eat 155 --
Foxtails and Other Weed Seeds 157 --
Hypothermia 158 --
Bumps and Bruises 159 --
Eye and Teeth Problems 161 --
Chapter 12 Congenital and Hereditary Diseases 163 --
Patellar Luxation 163 --
Collapsing Trachea 165 --
Pancreatitis 168 --
Portosystemic Shunt 171 --
Lymphangiectasia 175 --
Other Possibly Hereditary Disorders 176 --
Chapter 13 Socialization 179 --
Getting Out and About 179 --
Meeting New Friends 183 --
Canine Pals 183 --
A Baby in the House 186 --
People Leaving the Home 189 --
Moving to a New Home 190 --
Chapter 14 Choosing a Trainer and Classes 193 --
Locating and Interviewing the Trainer 193 --
Observing Classes 196 --
Private or Group Classes 197 --
Puppy Classes 198 --
Good Manners Classes 201 --
Continuing Education 202 --
Chapter 15 Basic and More Advanced Training 205 --
Keep It Positive 205 --
Training "Sit" 208 --
Training "Down" 211 --
Training "Come" 213 --
Walk Nicely on Leash 216 --
Continuing Training 218 --
Chapter 16 Traveling with Your Yorkie 219 --
Car Travel 219 --
Air Travel 223 --
Boat Travel 227 --
Travel Abroad 229 --
Boarding Kennels 231 --
Pet Sitters 234 --
Chapter 17 Dog Sports and Activities 235 --
Conformation 235 --
Obedience 241 --
Agility 243 --
Freestyle 245 --
Go-to-Ground Competition 247 --
Pet Therapy 248 --
Chapter 18 Behavior Problems 251 --
Instinct to Spoil 251 --
Shyness 253 --
Aggression 256 --
Barking and Whining 259 --
Digging 260 --
Separation Anxiety 262 --
Chapter 19 Emergency Health Care 265 --
Your Canine First-Aid Kit 265 --
Using a Muzzle 267 --
CPR 268 --
Moving an Injured Dog 270 --
Specific Emergencies 271 --
Emergency Clinics and After-Hours Care 276 --
Chapter 20 As Your Yorkie Grows Older 279 --
When Is a Yorkie a Senior? 279 --
More Frequent Health Exams 280 --
Nutrition 281 --
Problems of Aging 283 --
Accommodating Changes in Your Older Yorkie 289 --
Saying Goodbye 290 --
Appendix C Organizations and Online Shopping 298.
Series Title: Everything series.
Responsibility: Cheryl S. Smith.
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The Everything Yorkshire Terrier Book is the one handbook you need to help you and your Yorkie make the most of your special bond. With professional advice on nutrition, health care, and grooming,  Read more...

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