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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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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!

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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

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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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, 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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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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German Shepherds For Dummies (0764552805) cover image
Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew up with Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly news reports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors’ backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surface of one of the most fascinating and confusing breeds on earth. Whether it’s selection, nutrition, routine health care, training, competition, or just having fun, there’s more to it with a German Shepherd ... Read More
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Golden Retrievers For Dummies (0764552678) cover image
For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally ... Read More
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Housetraining For Dummies, 2nd Edition (0470476370) cover image

The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself

Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition,the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike.

This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining ... Read More

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Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies (0764552686) cover image
With their spunky personalities, endless energy, and remarkable intelligence, it’s no wonder Jack Russell Terriers have become a favorite for television ads and Hollywood films. Performing comes naturally to Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs for short). They love to show off their strange and quirky personalities, and they have more than their share of fun while entertaining you and themselves.

Despite their winsome ways, Jack Russell Terriers aren’t for ... Read More

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Labrador Retrievers For Dummies (0764552813) cover image
You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel ... Read More
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Pit Bulls For Dummies  (0764552910) cover image
Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been around Pit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on the prowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you know they are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – but they plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doing something irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bulls are a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny canine combination of fun, foolishness ... Read More
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Pomeranians For Dummies (0470106026) cover image
It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion…for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life.

Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, ... Read More

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