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Dogs All-in-One For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-63594-0
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696 pages
March 2010
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Introduction 1

Book I: Choosing and Bringing Home a Dog 7

Chapter 1: What Are Dogs and Why Do They Behave That Way? 9

Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Stop: What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Dog 23

Chapter 3: Considering All the Options 33

Chapter 4: Looking for Love in All the Right Places 57

Chapter 5: Helping Your Adopted Dog Make the Homecoming Transition 77

Chapter 6: All the Right Stuff 107

Chapter 7: Understanding Your New Roommate’s View of the World 127

Chapter 8: Fido and the Law 149

Book II: Dog Nutrition and Health 161

Chapter 1: The Scoop on Dog Food 163

Chapter 2: Vaccinations and Common Health Issues 191

Chapter 3: Canine First Aid 205

Chapter 4: Preventing and Treating Diseases: Working with Your Vet 229

Chapter 5: Getting the Lead Out: Exercising Your Dog 243

Chapter 6: Caring for an Aging Dog 269

Chapter 7: Dog Breeding 101 281

Book III: Cleanliness Is Next to Dogliness: Grooming 303

Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About 305

Chapter 2: The Basics of Brushing and Bathing 319

Chapter 3: Caring for Nails, Teeth, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Face, and . . . Elsewhere 331

Chapter 4: To Clip or Not to Clip: Dog Haircuts 349

Book IV: Training, Agility, and Shows 359

Chapter 1: Housetraining 101 361

Chapter 2: Teaching Your Dog Manners 383

Chapter 3: Basic Training and Beyond 411

Chapter 4: Teaching Your Dog Tricks 439

Chapter 5: The Ins and Outs of Agility Training 457

Chapter 6: Best in Show: Showing Your Dog 473

Book V: Meet the Breeds 493

Chapter 1: Profiling the Toy Group 495

Chapter 2: Profiling the Working Group 507

Chapter 3: Profiling the Herding Group 523

Chapter 4: Profiling the Hound Group 537

Chapter 5: Profiling the Terrier Group 551

Chapter 6: Profiling the Sporting Group 567

Chapter 7: Profiling the Non-Sporting Group 583

Chapter 8: Profiling the Mixed Breeds 593

Book VI: Resources 611

Appendix A: Glossary Plus 613

Appendix B: Dog Resources 621

Index 629

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