How does that happen? How do people do it!? This is impossible!
Don’t freak out! You can do this! I’ve got here this lovely little book that will teach you the basics of puppy training. Kennel training, house breaking, and obedience training – it’s all here to get you where you need to be. This is the quick guide to puppies. This is what you need to know to keep your house clean and your puppy happy. It’s not as hard as it may seem. Read on, dear puppy owner. Read on.
For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.
Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.
Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.
#1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:
• what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development
• quick and easy housebreaking
• the essentials of proper nutrition
• the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating
• creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership
• how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs
• how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
• unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed
From the Hardcover edition.
No matter what age the dog is, puppy or adult, it needs the proper potty training.
Also, no matter what the size, whether small or large dogs, they need the rules, boundaries and limitation from you.
Start potty training your dog now and avoid having accidents around your house. Not only can your dog benefit from the training but also you. To live a life without house mess can also be achievable through dog housetraining.
When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed—beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood’s “Little Rascals”—come to be known as a brutal fighter?
Her search for answers takes her from nineteenth-century New York City dogfighting pits—the cruelty of which drew the attention of the recently formed ASPCA—to early twentieth‑century movie sets, where pit bulls cavorted with Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton; from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, where pit bulls earned presidential recognition, to desolate urban neighborhoods where the dogs were loved, prized—and sometimes brutalized.
Whether through love or fear, hatred or devotion, humans are bound to the history of the pit bull. With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion, and a firm grasp of scientific fact, Dickey offers us a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed, and an insightful view of Americans’ relationship with their dogs.
From the Hardcover edition.
A deeply touching portrait of a remarkable dog and his relationship with the author, Merle’s Door explores the issues that all animals and their human companions face as their lives intertwine, bringing to bear the latest research into animal consciousness and behavior as well as insights into the origins and evolution of the human-dog partnership. Merle showed Kerasote how dogs might live if they were allowed to make more of their own decisions, and Kerasote suggests how these lessons can be applied universally.
—Joan Belle Isle, President, Greyhound Project
“Anyone who reads this book and follows its guidance willhave a happier, healthier dog and be a happier, more relaxed dogowner.”
—Hal and Karen Hawley, Greyhound Friends Northwest
The Greyhound has been celebrated in song and legend forthousands of years. Nowadays, Greyhounds are bred almostexclusively for racing. In the bad old days, prior to the 1980s,dogs that didn’t make the grade at the track, and those pasttheir primes, were destroyed. According to official estimates,60,000 of these noble, mild-mannered dogs were destroyed each year!Fortunately, a number of organizations now exist devoted torescuing these unwanted dogs and placing them in good homes.
Thinking about adopting a retired racing Greyhound? Or maybeyou’re already sharing your life with one of these charminganimals. Either way, this friendly guide tells you everything youneed to know to:Understand the Greyhound personalityFind a retired racing Greyhound to adoptChoose the right ex-racer for you and your familyEducate yourself and your retired racerGive your new pal the diet and exercise it needsKeep your dog healthy and happy for years to come
With plenty of good humor and straight-talk, Lee Livingooddrawing on her forty-years of experience training adult rescue dogsto cover all the pros and cons of being a retired racing Greyhoundowner, and she fills you in on:The amazing 8000-year history of the GreyhoundDeciding whether an ex-racer is the right do for you and yourfamilyPhysical and behavioral characteristicsHow to get a retired racer used to living in a home and be acompanionDealing with common behavioral and health problemsFeeding, grooming, and exercising a GreyhoundFun things to do with your hound
Bursting with expert advice on all aspects of living with anex-racer, Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies is mustreading for anyone considering adoption or who’s alreadytaken the leap.
Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm,dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you'realready a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, thisfriendly guide will answer your questions and help you and yourBully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training,diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldogsuccess!
Discover how to
* Understand the breed and its history
* Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog
* Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands
* Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active
* Watch for breed-specific health problems
Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you andyour family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides theanswer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for,and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd ownerand longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor,Carline Coile, PhD ,gets you up and running with what you need toknow to:Find and communicate with reputable breedersChoose the right German Shepherd for youHousebreak and socialize your new puppyEducate yourself and your dogHandle behavioral problemsParticipate in competitions
Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperamentand loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun factsand Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips onhow to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to:Understand how to communicate with your German ShepherdTrain your German ShepherdFind a good trainer and attend classesDeal with hereditary health problemsFeed and exercise your German ShepherdRecognize, prevent and treat common health problemsHave loyal friend for life
The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd,German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you’llneed to help you have the best possible experience with thishandsome and sensitive breed of dog.
Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21stcentury dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and readthrough 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump inand out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handyguide is also for you ifYou 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 yourGolden.You want to help your Golde n to not just survive but tothrive.
Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, andfriendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and livingrequirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. Thisreference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership,including:Looking at breeders, rescue groups, and animal sheltersAdopting and caring for older dogsSelecting a puppy with help from an established testingprocessDog-proofing your house and yardCrate training, housetraining, and obedience trainingCanine communication and growing painsFeeding, exercising, and playing with your GoldenDealing with illness, problem behavior, and treatmentGrooming for health and beauty
If you’re serious about this Golden business and not justcaving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the adviceof responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into yourdog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love aloneis not enough.
The dog is your pet and therefore your responsibility. If you have a dog that bites somebody, then you are responsible. That responsibility can be scary if you have a dog that is aggressive; you love your dog and do not want to give up the dog, but the responsibility that comes with an aggressive dog is very high.
Many of these dogs end up in shelters if the owner cannot control their behavior. Formal dog training is expensive, not all dog owners can afford that.
This book will help you with your aggressive dog, to help you understand why your dog is aggressive and how to cure it. Our methods are effective and focus on positive reinforcement to help you, and your dog.
Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.
For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:
• Choosing the right pup for you
• Housetraining and basic training
• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues
• Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food
• Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog
• Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action
Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!
Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help orhinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuabletips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition,the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran petowners alike.
This new edition features plenty of new and revised material oneverything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latestinformation on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays inhousetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques forcreating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products foundin the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitivepet.Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influencehousetraining successOffers proven housetraining strategiesIntroduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets atonceReviews new housetraining equipment and productsShows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odorremovers from products already in your homeSusan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazineand the author of several books including Beagles ForDummies and the award-winning Senior Dogs ForDummies
Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for bothyou and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining ForDummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it fasterand easier for both of you.