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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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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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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 and 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 Photography For Dummies (111817075X) cover image
Tips and tricks for capturing your canine's personality with every click of the camera

Simply snapping a picture may not capture the playfulness or spontaneity of a dog. Knowing what kind of equipment, angle, and composition to use while photographing a dog can make all the difference in the character captured in the photo. Dog Photography For Dummies gives you practical and fun guidance for capturing your dog's personality and turning ordinary shots ... 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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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 is an indispensable guide to selecting, training, and caring for your dog. Make a dog part of your family, chose the perfect dog for your lifestyle, solve common canine behavior problems, and have more fun with your dog with this great new video from Razor & Tie!

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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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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Poodles For Dummies (0470067306) cover image
The Poodle is known for her keen intelligence, excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks. But there’s more to the Poodle than meets the eye (like, say, those expensive grooming bills). So, to Poodle or not to Poodle? That is the question.

With an overview of the breed’s history, an exploration of all three varieties (Standard, Miniature, and Toy), and 8 pages of full-color photos detailing the colors available and tips ... Read More

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Pugs For Dummies (0764540769) cover image
Currently ranked as the fifteenth most popular breed in the United States, the Pug is one of the most endearing and loyal toy breed dogs. Their roly-poly shape, big googly eyes, and wrinkles cause many people to fall in love with them at first sight. But just because they look all cute and cuddly isn’t a good enough reason to run out and get one. Now, there’s a book that will help you decide if owning a Pug is right for you. ... Read More
Puppies For Dummies, 3rd Edition (1118117557) cover image
Everything you need to train a puppy

Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog.

In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers ... Read More

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Puppy Basics For Dummies App (WS100036) cover image

Get ready for puppy parenthood with the Puppy Basics For Dummies App. Filled with valuable information for acclimating your puppy to your home and/or family; as well as training basics, you’ll start down the path for a well behaved pup. Practical tools keep track of everything from first aid instructions to finding veterinarians, dog parks, and pet stores. There’s even a puppy scrapbook section and areas to keep track of vaccinations, veterinarian ... Read More

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies (0764552767) cover image
“The next best thing to having an experienced Greyhound owner living with you.”
—Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project

“Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance will have a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dog owner.”
—Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest

The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend for thousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almost exclusively for racing. In the ... Read More

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Rottweilers For Dummies (0764552716) cover image
Known for its great strength, endurance, and protectiveness, the Rottweiler can be a good-natured, playful pet. It can also be a highly challenging breed. In the right hands, a Rottweiler can be the best security system in town, and at the same time, an affectionate friend to the whole family, always ready for fun and games. The well-bred, well-trained Rottweiler has the courage of a lion and is happy to obey. In the wrong hands, a Rottweiler just ... Read More
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Siberian Huskies For Dummies (0764552791) cover image
Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going and sociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, dating back 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer and pull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderful way with children and lack of “dog smell,” they are also more free-spirited ... Read More
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Understanding Your Dog For Dummies (0471768731) cover image
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of getting a dog or nervous about caring for the one you’ve already brought home, now you can relax. Understanding Your Dog for Dummies helps you recognize not only why your dog behaves the way she does, but in a way that enables you to parlay that into a well-behaved companion who listens (and sits, and speaks, and comes, etc.).

Whether your pooch is a mixed breed or purebred, she has a distinct identity ... Read More