Dogs Books

Whether you're caring for a massive mastiff or a tiny chihuahua, we've got the lowdown on how to make sure your pooch is living its best life.

Dogs Books

page 1
page 2
20 results
20 results
book image

Doodle Dogs For Dummies

Published 10-19-2021

Fall in love with a Doodle Dog! This guide tells you everything you need to know about this popular cross-breed.

With their cute names and curly coats, Doodles have become popular pets. And why not? They’re more than just cute—they’re generally affectionate, playful, and highly trainable dogs. They also don’t shed much, so they’ll ideal for people with pet allergies. In other words, a perfect family companion!

If you don’t know exactly what a Doodle is, they’re a cross breed of a poodle with another kind of dog; think Labradoodles (Labrador and poodle), Aussiedoodles (Australian shepherd and poodle), Goldendoodles (Golden Retriever and poodle), or Sheepadoodles (English Sheepdog and poodle). You get the idea. The possibilities are endless and no matter the crossbreed, they all live in the cuteness zone.

If you don’t want to resist—and who can?—Doodle Dogs For Dummies is the ultimate guide on all things Doodles. You’ll find helpful information within its pages whether you’re just considering a Doodle, or you’ve already brought one home.

  • Learn how to identify breeds
  • Find the Doodle that's best for your family
  • Pick a breeder or go the animal shelter route
  • Keep your Doodle looking their best with proper grooming
  • Acclimate your Doodle to your home, including to other pets
  • Get expert tips on training and healthy treats for your Doodle

From long walks on sunny days to cuddling on the couch, you have a lot of quality time to look forward to with your furry best friend. And Doodle Dogs For Dummies will ensure that your Doodle is happy and healthy for their lifetime.

Explore Book

book image

Pit Bulls For Dummies

Published 11-10-2020

The good, the bad, and the snugly about your new best friend

No breed of dog is the subject of more extreme feelings—both good and bad—than the Pit Bull. Man-eating monster or heroic nanny-dog: What's the real story? Are Pit Bulls the very best breed for kids? (Not always.) Is it all in how you raise them? (Not totally). Will they lick you to death? (Absolutely!)

In the fully updated 2nd Edition of Pit Bulls For Dummies, Dr. Caroline Coile—Dog Writer's Association of America Hall of Famer and former Pit Bull owner—sniffs out the reality behind the myth, rips through the dogma that both vilifies and sanctifies this unique family of dogs, helps you find the best source for your new family member, and shows you the latest and greatest ways to raise, train, and live with your own partying Pit Bull and reap the rewards of happy canine companionship for years to come.

Understand your Pit Bull’s origins and characteristics

  • Decide if a Pit Bull is for you
  • Evaluate Pit Bull sources, whether adopting, rescuing, or buying
  • Care for all ages, from puppies to older dogs
  • Deal with bad behavior
  • Socialize your new dog

Follow the advice in this book and help show the world that well-brought-up Pit Bulls are some of the most charming, companionable, and fun-to-be-around dogs out there—enjoy!

Explore Book

book image

Siberian Huskies For Dummies

Published 10-27-2020

Discover how to raise, train, and enjoy your Siberian Husky with this fantastic resource 

The Second Edition of Siberian Huskies For Dummies offers the most up-to-date information about welcoming a Siberian Husky into your home and loving your new family member. Author and Husky owner Diane Morgan walks you through how to care for these beautiful, curious, and engaging dogs, as she: 

  • Suggests ideal methods for adopting and selecting a Husky right for you  
  • Examines ways to socialize your new Husky 
  • Shares details about Siberian Husky grooming and veterinary care 
  • Provides additional information about behavior correction and training 

Siberian Huskies For Dummies is packed full of practical tips about how to raise and have fun with your young or old Siberian Husky. The author shares her advice in plain English for people looking for accessible and approachable information. 

Perfect for new and experienced husky owners, Siberian Huskies For Dummies also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone who’s ever considered adopting one of these magnificent animals. 

Explore Book

book image

Mixed Breeds For Dummies

Published 10-13-2020

Own and care for a classy dog—no pedigree required!

All dogs are unique—but mixed breeds are even more so! The new edition of Mixed Breeds For Dummies helps you count the ways, walking you through the latest on choosing, training, and caring for a non-traditionally pedigreed pup. Whether you prefer mystery mixes or designer Labradoodles, winsome rescues or pampered pups from a breeder, you'll find everything you need to know and more about your new faithful friend—including the science on why they frequently enjoy better health than most pedigreed breeds and often make better domestic companions!

In her friendly, dog-whisperer style, professional animal trainer and prolific author, Miriam Fields-Babineau, begins with tips on choosing the mix that's right for you, setting up a puppy-friendly environment, and making sure your larder is stocked with healthy foods they'll love. Once you're confident your new pal is happily settled in, she clues you in on the best (and most enjoyable) ways to exercise together for maximum fitness, finding a vet you trust (and administering first aid yourself), as well as schooling you in the latest animal psychology-based training methods to ensure you both know where you stand (or sit). You'll also discover ways to get to know your friend even better—from exercises to test their temperament to delving into the secrets hidden in their DNA!

  • Decide which mix is the one for you
  • Keep your furry friend healthy, from puppy to senior
  • Establish discipline and overcome common training challenges
  • Socialize your dog at a mixed-breed club

From walks and games on the beach to cozy nights in your happy home, there's a lot of fun to look forward to with your not-quite-best-in-show but much-loved best friend. This book will ensure you and your mixed-breed pal will live happily and healthily ever after!

Explore Book

book image

Golden Retrievers For Dummies

Published 06-30-2020

Get the most out of this Golden breed 

Man’s best friend doesn’t get any better than the Golden Retriever. Originally bred as hunting companions who retrieved birds and hares and delivered them to hand, the breed today is much more than “just a hunting dog.”  Highly intelligent and eager-to-please, Golden Retrievers have a history as working dogs that makes them easy to train. Attired in a luxurious fur coat and blessed with a gentle and affectionate nature, they are the third most popular breed in the United States and a favorite for families with young children.  

Written in a friendly style by Retriever-owner Nona Kilgore Bauer, the 2nd edition of Golden Retrievers For Dummies puts everything you need to know about your furry friend right in your hand. You’ll learn how to care for a Golden Retriever from puppyhood to its stately golden years and how to communicate with them better. You’ll also learn about grooming and training, as well as how to deal with common ailments and behaviors.  

  • Select the best puppy for you 
  • Adopt an older dog 
  • Dog-proof your home 
  • Train your Golden Retriever right 

Whatever you’re looking for from your Golden Retriever, this book will help you get there, making for happiness all around—and many golden years ahead!  

 

Explore Book

book image

Dog Training For Dummies

Published 04-07-2020

Make your buddy a top dog for life, be your Best Friend’s “Friend,” by training together. 

Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is a FREE dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given. 

Dog Training for Dummies shows dog owners how to select the right training method for their puppy, adult, or senior dog. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, this hands-on guide provides training to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family members.

  • Eliminate unwanted behavior
  • Find step-by-step instruction on basic commands
  • Strengthen your bond with your dog
  • Build communication, understanding, and mutual respect

Based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience, the tips and tricks inside will help you bring out the very best in your beloved pet.

Explore Book

book image

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies

Published 12-05-2019

Your guide to a happy life with your Jack Russel Terrier!

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 everyone. It takes time, patience, and an unmistakable sense of humor to tolerate their endless antics and tireless energy. For thousands of dog owners across the country, however, no other breed is worth considering. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies is the guide for you if

  • You're thinking of owning a Jack Russell Terrier
  • You just brought a new puppy home
  • You are curious about this popular breed
  • You already own a JRT and want to know more about its temperament

Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies shows you how to cope with the breed's high energy levels and odd but common behaviors. You'll become acquainted with the breed standard and look at common faults. This book also covers the following topics and more:

  • Distinguishing between a pet dog and a show dog
  • Deciding if a puppy or an adult dog is best for you
  • Puppy-proofing your house
  • Understanding guidelines for obedience training and agility training,
  • Dealing with behavioral problems such as separation anxiety, aggression, and barking
  • Finding a great veterinarian
  • Knowing how to care for your pet: Health, grooming, exercise
  • Dealing with health concerns specific to JRTs

Jack Russell Terriers are cute, charming, and very smart. They're a big dog in a little dog’s body and are fun, fearless, and funny to be around. Remember, however, that they also are pushy, extremely active, and have a voracious appetite for attention. Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies will help you make sure you’re making a well-educated, conscious choice to purchase one of these little white tornadoes and to give you the knowledge to keep your sanity after the decision has been made.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies (9780764552687). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

Explore Book

book image

German Shepherds For Dummies

Published 10-29-2019

Discover how to raise, train, and enjoy your German Shepherd with this fantastic resource.

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 than with other breeds. And if you're thinking about adding one to your family, or you already have one, you need to know all you can about this breed. Which is where German Shepherds For Dummies comes in.

Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you and your family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for, and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd owner and longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor, Carline Coile, PhD ,gets you up and running with what you need to know to:


* Find and communicate with reputable breeders
* Choose the right German Shepherd for you
* Housebreak and socialize your new puppy
* Educate yourself and your dog
* Handle behavioral problems
* Participate in competitions


Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun facts and Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to:

  • Understand how to communicate with your German Shepherd
  • Train your German Shepherd
  • Find a good trainer and attend classes
  • Deal with hereditary health problems
  • Feed and exercise your German Shepherd
  • Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems
  • Have loyal friend for life


The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd, German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you'll need to help you have the best possible experience with this handsome and sensitive breed of dog.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of German Shepherds (9780764552809). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

Explore Book

book image

Housetraining For Dummies

Published 08-06-2019

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 equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet.

  • Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success
  • Offers proven housetraining strategies
  • Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once
  • Reviews new housetraining equipment and products
  • Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home
  • Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies ;and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies

Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, youÂre probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Housetraining For Dummies (9780470476376). The book you see here shouldnÂt be considered a new or updated product. But if youÂre in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. WeÂre always writing about new topics!

Explore Book

book image

Dogs For Dummies

Published 06-25-2019

It's a "doggy-dog" world, and this easy-to-use guide will help you navigate it.

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.

Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is for you if you are looking to adopt a dog, trying to improve the relationship with the one you have, or attempting to come up with fun things to do with your canine companion. This book is also for people who want to

  • Choose the right veterinarian
  • Explore the dog-breeding business
  • Find breed-rescue groups
  • Identify canine health problems
  • Look for a purebred

Improve your chances at pet success by knowing how to raise and live with your dog properly. Discover which breed best suits your lifestyle, and if a puppy or adult dog is best for you. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, also covers the following topics and more:

  • Caring for an aging dog
  • Choosing collars, harnesses, halters, and leashes
  • Considering euthanasia
  • Feeding Fido the right way
  • House training puppies and adult dogs
  • Keeping up appearances with good grooming
  • Participating in canine competitions
  • Preparing your dog for a disaster
  • Traveling with your dog

Award-winning author Gina Spadafori says the lack of accurate information — not the lack of effort or concern — is often the reason for doomed people-pet pairings. With her help, you can avoid the agony. Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is full of useful tips, how-to advice, illustrations, and photographs (both color and black-and-white). You deserve a healthy, happy, and well-mannered canine companion; and you'll be the owner every pet wants and deserves — informed, responsible, and loving.

P.S. If you think this book seems familiar, you’re probably right. The Dummies team updated the cover and design to give the book a fresh feel, but the content is the same as the previous release of Dogs For Dummies (9780764552748). The book you see here shouldn’t be considered a new or updated product. But if you’re in the mood to learn something new, check out some of our other books. We’re always writing about new topics!

Explore Book

page 1
page 2