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The German shepherd dog : everything about purchase, care, feeding, and training

Author: Horst Hegewald-Kawich; Ginny Altman
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, ©2007.
Series: Complete pet owner's manual.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Information and advice to help you take good care of your German Shepherd dog.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horst Hegewald-Kawich; Ginny Altman
ISBN: 0764134574 9780764134579
OCLC Number: 68373448
Description: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: General Description of the German Shepherd Dog 5 --
Origin 5 --
Attributes 5 --
Understanding German Shepherd Dogs 11 --
Reputation 11 --
A Herding Dog at Heart 12 --
A Dog That Needs Challenges 13 --
History of the Breed 13 --
Breed Standard 15 --
Choosing a German Shepherd Dog 19 --
Lifestyle Questions 19 --
Male or Female? 22 --
Puppy or Adult? 22 --
Acquiring an Adult Dog 23 --
American or European Dog? 23 --
Finding a Breeder or Club 24 --
What to Look For 26 --
Papers and Pedigree 27 --
Immunization 27 --
Contract of Sale 29 --
Choosing a Puppy 29 --
Accommodations for Your Dog 29 --
Essential Equipment 31 --
Acclimation and Daily Routine 35 --
Making Your Home Safe 35 --
Trip Home 35 --
First Hours at Home 35 --
First Nights at Home 37 --
House-training 37 --
Crate Training 39 --
Toys 40 --
Puppy Development 41 --
Building Trust 43 --
Physical Contact 44 --
Communication 44 --
Training Your Puppy 47 --
Living Together 49 --
Children and Dogs 50 --
Not Everyone Is a Dog Lover 51 --
How-To: Train Your Dog 52 --
Activities and Advanced Training 55 --
Play and Fitness 55 --
Finding a Good Dog Club 55 --
Right Trainer 57 --
Exercise with Your Dog 57 --
Activities with Your Dog 59 --
Working Dog Sport 60 --
Feeding and Nutrition 63 --
First Days at Home 63 --
As Your Puppy Grows 63 --
Ending Puppy Food 64 --
Choosing a Diet 65 --
Where and When to Feed 66 --
Water 67 --
Overweight Dogs 67 --
Grooming and Health 69 --
Start Grooming Early 69 --
Health Check from A to Z 69 --
Should I Bathe My Dog? 72 --
How-To: Grooming 74 --
Preventive Care and Diseases 77 --
Your Dog's Health 77 --
Vaccinations 77 --
Heartworm Prevention 78 --
Parasite Control 79 --
Removing Parasites 79 --
Detecting Signs of Illness 83 --
Behavioral Problems 83 --
Keeping Your Dog Healthy 84 --
Breed-Related Diseases 87 --
Euthanasia 91.
Series Title: Complete pet owner's manual.
Other Titles: Deutsche Schaferhund.
Responsibility: Horst Hegewald-Kawich and Ginny Altman ; filled with full-color photographs ; illustrations by Michele Earle-Bridges.
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