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Title:
The dog handbook
Author:
Rice, Dan, 1933-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
x, 173 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170).
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780764111525
Format :
Book

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Grand Island Library SF427 .R4885 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

This volume covers all aspects of canine ownership and care regardless of pedigree. The author offers guidance on purchasing a healthy puppy or adult dog, and advice for maintaining its well being through nutrition, grooming, training,and veterinary attention. There is information on mixed breeds as well as purebreeds.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. viii
1. Canine Instincts and Traitsp. 1
Origin of the Dogp. 1
Domesticationp. 1
Traits of Dogs and Their Ancestorsp. 3
Thinking and Reasoningp. 6
Human Helpmatesp. 7
2. Selecting Your New Dogp. 10
Are You Ready for a Dog?p. 10
Timingp. 12
Puppy or Adult?p. 12
Veterinarians' Opinionsp. 14
Purebred or Mixed Breed?p. 14
Male or Female?p. 15
Agep. 16
Temperament and Dispositionp. 17
The Right Breederp. 18
Consider the Parentsp. 20
Selecting a Healthy Pupp. 21
AKC Papersp. 24
3. Getting Acquainted with Your Dogp. 25
Daisy and Dandyp. 25
Bondingp. 25
Handling a Puppyp. 27
Dog Furniturep. 28
House Dogp. 31
Outdoor Dogp. 32
Introducing Familyp. 34
New Dog Socializationp. 36
Identificationp. 36
4. Routine Dog Catep. 38
The Coatp. 38
Eyesp. 40
Earsp. 40
Teethp. 40
Nailsp. 41
Bathingp. 41
Exercisep. 42
Breeding Your Bitchp. 45
Spayingp. 46
Castrationp. 46
5. Canine Nutritionp. 47
Waterp. 47
History of Dog Foodp. 47
Free-Choice Feedingp. 48
Feeding Frequencyp. 49
Cost of Dog Foodp. 49
Bioavailabilityp. 50
Essential Dietary Requirementsp. 51
Supplementsp. 52
Prepared Dog Foodsp. 53
Homemade Dietsp. 56
Formulated Rationsp. 56
Treatsp. 56
Obesity and Inappropriate Eating Habitsp. 57
6. Trainingp. 59
Behaviorp. 59
Trainability and Intelligencep. 61
Body Languagep. 62
Work-Play Balancep. 62
Commands and Rewardsp. 63
Methods of Trainingp. 63
Basicsp. 65
Mannersp. 66
Games Dogs Playp. 70
Collar and Leashp. 72
Some Simple Tricksp. 73
Canine Good Citizenp. 74
Obedience Overviewp. 79
Equipmentp. 80
Fundamentals of Obedience Trainingp. 80
Formal Obedience Trainingp. 84
7. Emergenciesp. 85
First Aid Kitp. 85
Evaluate the Emergencyp. 85
Treating Emergenciesp. 87
8. Diseases and Illnessesp. 92
Choosing a Good Veterinarianp. 92
The Life Expectancy of Dogsp. 94
Signs of Puppy Ailmentsp. 94
Preventive Health Care: Vaccinationsp. 96
Parasitesp. 98
Allergiesp. 104
Otitis Externap. 105
Hereditary Conditionsp. 105
Miscellaneous Intestinal Diseasesp. 109
Old Dog Diseasesp. 111
Euthanasiap. 114
When Your Dog Diesp. 115
9. Briet Descriptions of Popular Breedsp. 116
Sporting Groupp. 116
Hound Groupp. 124
Working Groupp. 130
Terrier Groupp. 138
Toy Groupp. 144
Non-Sporting Groupp. 151
Herding Groupp. 159
Glossaryp. 166
Useful Addresses and Literaturep. 169
Indexp. 171

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