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Golden retrievers for dummies
Bauer, Nona Kilgore.
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Publication Information:
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
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SF429.G63 B385 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SF429.G63 B385 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
SF429.G63 B385 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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 bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.

Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don't have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if

You own a Golden Retriever or thinking about getting one. You've just brought home a Golden pup. You want to find the best way to raise and train your Golden. You want to help your Golde n to not just survive but to thrive.

Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including:

Looking at breeders, rescue groups, and animal shelters Adopting and caring for older dogs Selecting a puppy with help from an established testing process Dog-proofing your house and yard Crate training, housetraining, and obedience training Canine communication and growing pains Feeding, exercising, and playing with your Golden Dealing with illness, problem behavior, and treatment Grooming for health and beauty

If you're serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.

Author Notes

Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with Goldens for more than 30 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles.

Table of Contents

Part I Finding Your Soul Mate
Chapter 1 Are You Meant for Each Other?
Chapter 2 Knowing What to Look for in the Breed
Chapter 3 Finding a Golden Breeder
Chapter 4 Selecting Your Special Puppy
Part II Welcome Home!
Chapter 5 Setting Out the Welcome Mat
Chapter 6 Welcoming Your Puppy Home
Chapter 7 Crate Training and Housetraining
Chapter 8 Canine Communication and Growing Pains
Chapter 9 Home Schooling Your Golden Puppy
Part III Keeping Your Pal Healthy and Happy
Chapter 10 Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Exercise
Chapter 11 Golden Health Care 101
Chapter 12 The Ins and Outs of Bugs and Worms
Chapter 13 Golden Grooming Basics
Chapter 14 Caring for Your Senior Golden
Chapter 15 Hereditary Disease
Chapter 16 Problem Behaviors and Aggression
Part IV The Part of Tens
Chapter 17 Ten Great Games to Play with Your Puppy
Chapter 18 Ten Internet Web Sites for the Golden Retriever Believer
Chapter 19 Ten Things in Your Golden Retriever's Bag of Tricks
Chapter 20 Ten Ways to Help Your Golden Live a Longer and More Golden Life
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