Total Dog Manual (Adopt-a-Pet.com)
Meet, Train and Care for Your New Best Friend
David Meyer, Dr. Pia Salk, Abbie Moore
David Meyer, Dr. Pia Salk and the Editors of AdoptAPet.com bring you the definitive resource for dog owners. The Total Dog Manual has everything from how to choose and understand your pet as well as appropriate training methods and environments, to selecting the right food, toys, and care for your new family member. From understanding a dogs’ anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips—the experts have provided you with everything you need understand your furry friend. Behavior: Why do dogs jump so much? What do wolves have to do with anything? What supplies do you need before you bring home a new puppy? Find these answers and so much more to better understand how dogs “talk” to each other—and to us—and how to communicate more effectively with your pets. Training: Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Look no further for the instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, the latest thinking on teaching basic commands, and how to deal with the challenges and rewards of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family. Care: Is his fur a tangled mess? What kind of collar tag should you get? What do you do during a thunderstorm or with an elderly animal? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, vacations and travel, and major upheavals such as moving homes or stressful situations. All the information you need to understand your dog is now at your fingertips. The Total Dog Manual’s easy to follow format and the step-by-step training methods makes this your foolproof guide to dog care.