The sport of dog showing has a language and culture all its own. Even filling out an entry form can be a daunting task for a newcomer, who is faced with questions such as, What variety is my dog? , What class am I suppose to enter? , and Can I enter more than one dog? Every weekend, thousands of dog owners enter the ring for the first time. The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Showing Your Dog is a comprehensive guide that explains everything readers need to know to get started in dog showing. Topics include: * Understanding the sport of dog showing — its goals, rules, and regulations* Choosing a show dog* The pros and cons of hiring a professional handler* Getting the most out of a conformation class* Filling out the paperwork* Mechanics — grooming, training, and practicing for the ring* And much, much more!
What’s wrong with my dog? The question every dog owner has to answer and here is the book to help them to understand every aspect of the veterinary care of their pet and to demystify the visit to the vet. Each chapter of this book is written as if it were a consultation with your vet and enables even the vaguest symptom to be translated into an accurate diagnosis with a very specific treatment. This book does not try to replace the vet or prescribe how individual medical conditions should be treated but empowers the owner to meet the vet on more equal terms and to be able to discuss the care of the dog more fully. An invaluable and informative manual for every dog owner.
How to Look After Your Dog: An Expert Practical Guide to Dog Care, Grooming, Feeding and First Aid, with Over 300 Color Step-By-Step Photographs
The dog has been man”s best friend at work and at play for thousands of years. No animal lover can fail to cherish this versatile and endearing animal, combining as it does strength, personality, intelligence and a willing nature. How To Look After Your Dog is the complete guide to understanding and looking after your pet.
To help toddlers through all the questions they may have about the crucial stage of potty training, Murkoff and Angus the Answer Dog guide readers (and parents) through this milestone of growing up. Full color.
This consummate guide offers a refreshing, one-stop resource for new owners, and a wealth of knowledge for veterans.
Today, veterinarians know more about small-animal geriatrics than ever before–making it possible for dogs to live longer, better lives. But science and technology alone aren’t enough: we have to do our part, too. And this thorough guide to the older dog teaches us how. It introduces the basics of caring for a senior pet; examines issues of genetics, environment, and nutrition; presents a prevention primer for forestalling disease and old-age conditions; and explains how to recognize vital signs of change, from cloudy eyes to achy joints. Most important, it offers comforting advice on what to do when your beloved pet does get sick, and how to deal with both the financial and emotional costs. Throughout, dog owners tell their inspiring personal stories.
Living the Good Life Wall Calendar: Some dogs take life as it comes. Not ours! Our canine crew has advice and opinions that are sure to help you handle life’s little challenges—and put a smile on your face. Every month features one of man’s best friends and a few words of wisdom on how to find true happiness.
This informative guide offers step-by-step advice for teaching dogs simple tricks like shake and hide and seek . Also includes tips for physical fitness and nutrition, advice on getting pets involved in the community, and more. Photos & illustrations.