Table of Contents
Book I: Choosing and Bringing Home a Dog.
Chapter 1: What Are Dogs and Why Do They Behave That Way?
Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Stop: What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Dog.
Chapter 3: Considering All the Options.
Chapter 4: Looking for Love in All the Right Places.
Chapter 5: Helping Your Adopted Dog Make the Homecoming Transition.
Chapter 6: All the Right Stuff.
Chapter 7: Understanding Your New Roommate's View of the World.
Chapter 8: Fido and the Law.
Book II: Dog Nutrition and Health.
Chapter 1: The Scoop on Dog Food.
Chapter 2: Vaccinations and Common Health Issues.
Chapter 3: Canine First Aid.
Chapter 4: Preventing and Treating Diseases: Working with Your Vet.
Chapter 5: Getting the Lead Out: Exercising Your Dog.
Chapter 6: Caring for an Aging Dog.
Chapter 7: Dog Breeding 101.
Book III: Cleanliness Is Next to Dogliness: Grooming.
Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About.
Chapter 2: The Basics of Brushing and Bathing.
Chapter 3: Caring for Nails, Teeth, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Face, and . . . Elsewhere.
Chapter 4: To Clip or Not to Clip: Dog Haircuts.
Book IV: Training, Agility, and Shows.
Chapter 1: Housetraining 101.
Chapter 2: Teaching Your Dog Manners.
Chapter 3: Basic Training and Beyond.
Chapter 4: Teaching Your Dog Tricks.
Chapter 5: The Ins and Outs of Agility Training.
Chapter 6: Best in Show: Showing Your Dog.
Book V: Meet the Breeds.
Chapter 1: Profi ling the Toy Group.
Chapter 2: Profi ling the Working Group.
Chapter 3: Profi ling the Herding Group.
Chapter 4: Profi ling the Hound Group.
Chapter 5: Profi ling the Terrier Group.
Chapter 6: Profi ling the Sporting Group.
Chapter 7: Profi ling the Non-Sporting Group.
Chapter 8: Profi ling the Mixed Breeds.
Book VI: Resources.
Appendix A: Glossary Plus.
Appendix B: Dog Resources.
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