ADOPTING A GREAT DOG
Includes chapters on shelter & rescue dogs, should you adopt, shelters & rescue organizations, what kind of dog should you adopt, the adoption process, much more. Loaded with practical tips and extensive resources.
CHOOSING A DOG FOR DUMMIES
Adding a pet to the household is an exciting time but one where you need to coast, exploring the pros and cons, rather than zooming full speed ahead. Presents a wealth of information, including advice from long-time owners.
CHOOSING A DOG FOR LIFE
Andrew De Prisco & James Johnson
Choose your next canine companion using first-hand experience and advice from breeders and owners. Information on suitable owners, health concerns. Excellent color photos!
Choosing a Dog: A Guide to Picking the Perfect Breed
Nancy Baer, Steven Duno; 1995; paperback
Is a Springer Spaniel too high-strung for an apartment? Is a Golden Retriever the best choice for a family with young children? This easy-to-use, A-Z guide profiles the behaviors of all breeds recognized by the AKC, as well as a cross-section of mixed breeds. The authors also discuss how to choose the right breeder, how to select a puppy and prepare for its homecoming, and more. Line art.
Choosing the Perfect Dog For You and Your Family
Mordecai Siegal; 1994; paperback
An essential guide to selecting the dog of your dreams. Mordecai Siegal details the personalities, physical characteristics, and histories of 45 of America's favorite breeds--as well as their training, grooming, and housebreaking needs. 65 black-and-white photos.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO MUTTS
Addresses all the special needs of owning a mixed breed, providing comprehensive, reliable information on everything from health and training to behavior issues.
DOGOLOGY. WHAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOG REVEALS ABOUT YOU
by Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson Authors Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson, experts on the complex bond between dogs and their owners, use quizzes, psychological insights, and humor to analyze why dog owners gravitate toward certain breeds as pets--and to explain what owner's choices reveal about their character and
Dogs and Kids: Parenting Tips
Bardi McLennan; 1993; hardcover
The authors of Good Owners, Great Dogs offer advice on picking the best breed for a family dog, avoiding common dog/toddler problems, training an older dog to accept an infant, and other topics.
DOGS. THE ULTIMATE DICTIONARY OF OVER 1000 DOG BREEDS
by Desmond Morris From household pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders, even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history, qualities, and characteristics of each breed.
A superb reference for those needing the latest information on the growing population of dog breeds.
Explore your orientation toward dogs. Then apply what you've learned about yourself, your dream dog, your environment and your leadership style to training, exercise, nutrition, health care, and lifestyle programs that best suit you and your new friend!
ESSENTIAL CARE IN THE FIELD: A FITNESS MANUAL FOR WORKING DOGS
by Jackie Drakeford & Mark Elliott Full of sound, practical advice, it describes how to start with the right dog in the first place, how to keep it in top condition, how to achieve and manage peak fitness, and the best methods of dealing with health problems in the field.
GREAT DOG ADOPTIONS: A GUIDE FOR SHELTERS
Practical, step-by-step directions that do not require more space, more people, or miracle dogs or owners. Includes reproducible handouts that shelters can customize and give out, including tips for the first few weeks, information for adopters with children, warning signs, and more.
LIVING WITH YOUR DOG DVD
by Jack & Wendy Volhard The Volhard's "Motivational Method" is a holistic approach that stresses positive reinforcement as a means to enable owners to communicate effectively with their pets.
An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, door manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down.
An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down.
The Volhard's also share their knowledge on equipment, crate training, puppy development, canine socialization, grooming and nutrition.
PAWS TO CONSIDER
Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson
Considering adding a four-footed member to your family? Choose wisely! This new book provides information on genetic health problems, exercise needs, temperaments for nearly 100 breeds, lifestyle matches, more.
PERFECT MATCH: A DOG BUYER'S GUIDE
Helps you choose your ideal canine companion. Highlights each breed's unique qualities along with great information on who should NOT own the breed.
SMALL DOGS, BIG HEARTS
by Darlene Arden A guide to caring for your little dog! Advice on important topics like socialization, behavior, healthcare, housetraining, nutrition, and pampering your pint-sized pooch.
SPORTING SPANIEL HANDBOOK
by Loren Spiotta-DiMare If you are considering adding a spaniel to your family, this is the book for you! History of the sporting spaniel breeds, the current breed standards, personalities, training, exercise, and grooming requirements, as well as breed-specific health concerns.
SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTION
Gentle, expert guidance on how to find and adopt an exceptional canine companion. From popular author, trainer and shelter owner Sue Sternberg.
THE CITY DOG. THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR CITY DWELLERS AND THEIR DOGS
by Sarah Whitehead For the urbanite on the market for the perfect pet, the book provides a guide to the dogs who are most compatible with city life and small living spaces. Since city dwellings can cause specific stresses for dogs, a personalized socialization program is included to help acclimate your dog to the sights, sounds, and smells of urban living.
The IRREPRESSIBLE TOY DOG
From neonate to old companion, look at the special problems and joys of owning a Toy dog! Emphasizes the importance of training and socialization; special section discusses each Toy breed.
THE ORIGINAL DOG BIBLE - DEFINITIVE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS DOG
by Kristin Mehus-Roe, Editor The essential canine compendium - a complete and comprehensive view of dogs! The ultimate resource for new owners and seasoned breeders alike, packs a wealth of information into 9 sections and 30 pages of resources.
The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Choosing and Training a Dog
Sarah Hodgson; 1997; paperback
Lack of proper training will leave you with a hard-to-handle pet. Now you can have complete advice on choosing the right dog, along with easy training tips, all in a convenient pocket-sized handbook. This entertaining step-by-step guide includes lots of practical tips for quick and easy training that will put you on your way to having a well-behaved and well-adjusted pet.
THE PUREBRED PUPPY
by Miriam Fields-Babineau
Explains the pros and cons of living with the top-registered dog breeds and discusses how to find a reputable breeder of purebred dogs. It also offers tips on how to care for each breed.
WHY WE LOVE THE DOGS WE DO
Learn the secrets to finding a loving match with your new canine companion! Use tests matching human personality types with canine characteristics.
WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND: CHOOSING AND TRAINING THE DOG THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU
This unique guide offers advice and suggestions specifically for women, whose needs and nature require special consideration. Topics include: Choosing a family dog, using effective commands, dealing with embarrassing dog behavior, avoiding being overpowered by the dog, more. Even how to use a dog as date bait!
YOUR PUREBRED PUPPY, A BUYER'S GUIDE
Discover how to select the right breed of dog for you and your family, locate a good breeder, and choose the puppy that suits your family best. Revised edition evaluates 200 breeds, including 20 new ones. Honest, thorough.