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Your puppy, your dog : a kid's guide to raising a happy, healthy dog
Storer, Pat.
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Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Communications, [1997]

Physical Description:
172 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Explains dog behavior and suggests how to develop a rewarding relationship with your dog, discussing all the steps from selecting the right puppy to showing the dog and getting veterinary care.
General Note:
"A Storey Publishing book."

Includes index.
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SF426.5 .S77 1997 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With their contagious playfulness and loving nature, dogs make wonderful family pets. Training and caring for dogs, however, requires a lot of responsibility and patience. Designed as an introductory guide for children and their parents, Your Puppy, Your Dog covers all aspects of dog ownership in clear and accessible language. Pat Storer provides expert advice on selecting the best breeds, training techniques, veterinary appointments, feeding, grooming, and much more. You'll have all the information you need to confidently raise a happy, healthy, and loving dog.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Storer begins with a list of dog owner responsibilities to give potential puppy shoppers an idea of what they might be getting into--a relationship that can last as long as 15 years, with feeding, walking, playing, grooming, and toileting needs continuing long beyond the cute puppy phase. Chapters on each of these subjects follow, with plenty of specific advice, background information, and warnings when warranted. Sections on discipline and training begin with the basics and follow up with just-for-fun tricks and information on showing dogs in competitions. Activities, such as baking dog biscuits and concocting flea shampoo, are included. Adult books will still need to be consulted on specific topics, but this is a good overview for young dog owners. (Reviewed December 15, 1997)0882669591Susan Dove Lempke

Table of Contents

1 Choosing the Best Dog for You
2 Your Dog's New Home
3 Feeding Your Dog
4 Grooming
5 Your Dog's Good Health
6 Training and Teaching Your Dog
7 Having Fun with Your Dog
8 Activities for You and Your Dog
Appendix: Recognized Pure Breeds Helpful
Sources Glossary