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Beagles For Dummies (0470039612) cover image
Beagles are an extraordinary breed—no bones about it. They’re cute, compact, fun-loving, and great with kids. (Not to mention those soulful eyes!) But their sense of humor, independence, and stubborn nature isn’t for everyone. So whether you’re thinking about getting your very own Snoopy-dog, or if you’ve already opened your heart and home to one, Beagles for Dummies answers important questions like: ... Read More
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Bird Watching For Dummies (0764550403) cover image
Millions of people worldwide enjoy bird watching; it offers them a chance to get back to nature and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Bird Watching For Dummies covers all the basics of bird watching, leading you on a guided tour of the gorgeous world of birds. From identifying birds by sight and sound to making your own “life list,” you’ll find all the tips and advice you need right here.

Whether you’ve been bird watching for years or you’re just ... Read More

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"Filled with the information every bird-owner...needs." Joel Murphy, DVM, ABVP, author of How to Care For Your Pet Bird Praise for Birds for Dummies(r) "Squawk about this! A lighthearted...informative book about the care and maintenance of our fine-feathered friends." - Gary A. Gallerstein, DVM, author of The Complete Bird Owner's Handbook "At last - a book that contains more than just pretty bird pictures. This was fun to read. It is clear, concise ... Read More
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Boston Terriers For Dummies (0470127686) cover image
Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent!

Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier ... Read More

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Boxers For Dummies (0764552856) cover image
Strong, smart, loyal, and self-assured, the Boxer is great with kids and makes a wonderful family pet. A typical boxer has boundless energy and curiosity and is a natural clown. Although it’s rare to find one with a mean streak, the breed can be inquisitive to a fault, and the Boxer’s extroverted, comic personality can drive your neighbors’ cats and dogs up a tree–literally and figuratively. Luckily, those characteristics are balanced by the Boxer’s ... Read More
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Breeding Dogs For Dummies (0764508725) cover image
So what’s the big deal about breeding purebreds? You put two compatible dogs alone together in a room, lower the lights, put a Barry White CD on the stereo and voila, two months later you’ve got yourself a litter of purebreds—and the rest is gravy, right? Not quite. Simply breeding dogs takes considerable space, time, and capital. Consistently breeding mentally and physically sound purebreds, on the other hand, is a labor of love that involves all ... Read More
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Bulldogs For Dummies (0764599798) cover image
Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog

Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success!

Discover ... Read More
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Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies (1118377028) cover image
Help your four-legged friend pass the Canine Good Citizen Test in a day? Easy!

The AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program is one of the most rapidly growing programs in the American Kennel Club. With useful tips and quick fixes that will put a stop to all sorts of bad habits, Canine Good Citizen Test In A Day For Dummies helps owners build solid relationships with their dog based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience. ... Read More

Cats for Dummies, 2nd Edition (0764552759) cover image
The most essential information for both potential cat owners and feline fanatics. Find out how to choose, housebreak, groom, and even travel with your feline friend. ... Read More
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Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470229675) cover image
Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch.

You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the ... Read More

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Choosing a Dog For Dummies (0764553100) cover image
Getting a dog is more like getting married than it is like buying a new car or lawnmower—it’s a melding of spirits and a lifetime commitment. So, before you take the leap, you’d better make sure that your choice is based on more than a nice smile and a lively tail. And with more than 400 breeds to choose from, it shouldn’t be too hard to find the right canine companion for you. Looking for a fun-loving pal for lots of rough and tumble family fun? ... Read More
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Cockatiels For Dummies (0764553119) cover image
Natural-born charmers, cockatiels are small colorful parrots native to the Australian desert. When raised by people, they’re usually calm and cuddly and have an inquisitive, adventurous disposition. Cockatiels are just large enough to be handled easily, but they’re not so big that they require a great deal of space in your home. And while the cockatiel’s gentle nature and captivating personality encourage you to form close and lasting relationships ... Read More
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Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470229683) cover image
Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love forever and make him or her part of your family. Whether you choose a standard or miniature this one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your adorable “hot dog.”

This must-have resource is packed with expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming ... Read More

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Dog Grooming For Dummies (0471773905) cover image
Handle grooming yourself to save money and bond with your dog

Brush, bathe, and clip your dog like a pro!

Whether your dog is destined for a career in the show ring or a spot on the living room couch, good grooming is important. This friendly guide shows you how to develop a grooming routine that will keep your dog clean - and strengthen the bond between you. It includes detailed, step-by-step grooming instructions for all types of coats. ... Read More

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Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies (0764553186) cover image
You do everything you can to maintain your optimum health. Doesn’t your best friend deserve the same? Your dog’s a member of the family and needs the same attention to health and nutrition as you do to stay healthy, be happy, and live longer.

However, it’s easy to get lost in the pet store’s sea of dog products, passing aisle after aisle of dog food. Keeping your dog healthy or getting her back on the road to good health doesn’t have to be difficult ... Read More

Dog Training Basics For Dummies App (WS100045) cover image

Teach your dog to sit, stay, and behave with our Dog Training For Dummies app. A well-trained dog is a happy dog and a very happy owner. From the basic commands to more advanced training, you’ll get detailed instructions and lots of insight into what your dog is thinking as well.  ... Read More

Dog Training For Dummies, 3rd Edition (0470600292) cover image
Make training fun and effective

This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. ... Read More

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Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470539593) cover image
The fun and easy way to teach a dog new tricks

Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies (previously titled Dog Tricks For Dummies) makes trick and agility training fun for both you and your dog. You will learn to teach simple tricks, like tail wagging or barking on command to more complex tricks like fetching keys, your dog's dinner bowl, or the laundry. This hands-on guide provides the lowdown on the coolest dog tricks and offers expanded coverage on infusing ... Read More

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Dogs All-in-One For Dummies (0470529784) cover image
The most essential information on dog ownership in one easy-to-navigate book

Dogs All-in-One For Dummies offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. From finding the right dog for your lifestyle and teaching your dog good manners to housetraining, grooming, and knowing when your pet is sick or needs medical attention, this fact-packed guide will serve ... Read More

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Dogs For Dummies, DVD Bundle, 2nd Edition (0470461675) cover image
Train and learn all about your dog with this Super value bundle. Includes, the bestselling Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, 380 pages with everything you need to raise a healthy, happy dog – from puppyhood to senior stage. Covers feeding, training, grooming, and solving behavioral problems (mixed breeds and purebreds alike). And all in a in a down-to-earth tone that has won rave reviews from customers and vets alike. ... Read More
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Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0764552740) cover image
These days, people's dogs have become bona fide members of the family. Moving from the kennel to the couch, they share our beds, family rooms, and holidays; and they are recipients of our kindest and utmost concern. A pet partnership is a lifetime commitment. Do it right, and your dog will become an important and valuable part of the family for many years. Do it wrong, and you've broken a sacred covenant between humankind and another living being. ... Read More
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Ferrets For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470139439) cover image
Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care.

This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference ... Read More

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Finches For Dummies (0470121610) cover image
Friendly advice on proper finch care

Of all the birds kept as pets-16.5 million in American homes-none are as widely diversified as finches, which hail from nearly every corner of the globe. This fun, practical guide provides finch owners and those deciding if they want to bring a finch into their home with expert guidance in raising this delightful bird. It covers choosing the right species of finch, health care, housing and supplies, feeding, training ... Read More

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Freshwater Aquariums For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470051035) cover image
Covers the latest aquarium gadgets


Design a dazzling underwater environment with this bestselling guide!

Setting up your first freshwater aquarium can be a daunting task. This friendly guide answers all your questions, from setting up your tank and selecting fish to the water, chemicals, plants, and much more. There's also expanded guidance on combining different species of fish, maintaining a tank, cleaning gravel, and dealing with common problems ... Read More
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