Make your buddy a top dog for life, be your Best Friend’s “Friend,” by training together. Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well-trained dog is a FREE dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given. Dog Training for Dummies shows dog owners how to select the right training method for their puppy, adult, or senior dog. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, this hands-on guide provides training to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged family members. Eliminate unwanted behavior Find step-by-step instruction on basic commands Strengthen your bond with your dog Build communication, understanding, and mutual respect Based on positive reinforcement, trust, and obedience, the tips and tricks inside will help you bring out the very best in your beloved pet.
Cavapoos are one of the most popular new dog breeds in the world. A cross between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Standard Poodle, the Cavapoo combines the best traits from both breeds to form one adorable and even-tempered dog. In this book you will learn everything you need to know to successfully raise your Cavapoo from puppy-hood to old age. This breed is friendly, social, and people-oriented—the ultimate family pet! In this chapter, you will learn the basics about what the Cavapoo breed is like based on the two breeds from which it was developed. Some topics include: Is a Cavapoo the right dog for me? I brought my Cavapoo home. What now? How can I best train my Cavapoo? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? The book will give you vital information about purchasing and rescue options, as well as top tips for when you bring your Cavapoo home for the first time. It will guide you from the exciting time before you get your puppy, all the way through to when it’s time to say goodbye to your old and beloved friend. You’ll find out everything you'll need to know as a new owner, including: Cavapoo Dogs Defined Cavapoo Breed History Choosing a Cavapoo Puppy Preparing Your Home The First Few Days with Puppy The First Few Weeks with Your New Cavapoo Puppy Housetraining Your Cavapoo Making Friends – Socializing Your Cavapoo Puppy Being a Puppy Parent Training Your Cavapoo Puppy Learning the Basic Commands Meeting Your Cavapoo’s Nutritional Needs Grooming Your Cavapoo Cavapoo Health Care Your Aging Cavapoo Traveling with Your Cavapoo As wonderful as the Cavapoo breed is, these dogs are not the right choice for everyone. A dog is a major commitment of time and dedication, so the choice to bring a Cavapoo puppy home is not one that should be made lightly! As a dog owner, you are committing yourself to caring for your Cavapoo for 10 to 15 years, or more! During that time, you’ll have to love and care for your Cavapoo, making sure that all of its needs are met. In return, it will favor you with lots of love and affection. While owning a Cavapoo can certainly be a challenge, it is also extremely rewarding. If you think that the Cavapoo might be the right choice for you and your family, this book is the perfect place to begin! By now you know just about everything there is to know about this wonderful breed. If you still think that a Cavapoo is a good fit, congratulations! You’ll never regret bringing home your cute and cuddly Cavapoo puppy.
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Make training fun and effective This friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you'll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Concentrate on canines — discover why your dog acts the way she does, understand her nutritional needs, and ready yourself for the task of training your dog Prep for your pup — prepare your home for your puppy's arrival, discover the importance of socialization, and get started on housetraining Put your best paw forward — teach basic commands like Sit, Stay, and Down, and get the scoop on how to deal with doggie don'ts like chewing, digging, and excessive barking Take training to the next level — get involved in organized dog activities and competitions, where you'll both show off impressive tricks like retrieving, figure 8s, and much more Open the book and find: Step-by-step instructions for teaching your dog basic commands Helpful advice on crate training Safe ways to address aggression and separation anxiety Tips for teaching Buddy to behave himself around people and other dogs Techniques to keep your senior dog feeling young Health issues that can interfere with training Experts to turn to for training help Learn to: Use positive reinforcement as an effective teaching tool Select the gear you need for training success Teach the basics including Sit, Stay, and Down Eliminate unwanted behavior
Describes the West Highland white terrier breed and its history, and explains how to care for its health, discussing feeding and nutrition, health at different ages, medical problems, infections and infestations, and first aid.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Good nutrition is a key factor in maintaining a dog's health. Here are facts every dog owner needs to know: Why different canine life stages and life styles call for different diets; buying and storing dog food; how to maintain the correct balance of protein, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals; what dog food packages do and don't tell you; and much more.
Today's dog food industry is producing hundreds of dog food formulas for the market. This industry has also tested many different breeds of dogs for their nutritional requirements. Results of this testing were in 1985 and it showed such a wide range of nutritional requirements that we now know one food cannot be correct for all dogs. Yet, to date, no one from any of the dog food companies has come forward to tell us which breeds might react adversely to their food. This has left most dog food buyers in the position of having to experiment at home in order to find the best food for the dos they are feeding. Too oftent his type of experimenting has had disastrous results. But now the dog food buyer has a tool...a book that can help all dog owners match the type of dog they are feeding to the correct food.
Veterinary medicine by American Veterinary Medical Association