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Golden Retriever: Your Happy Healthy Pet, with DVD, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-19569-7
144 pages
May 2008
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Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your Golden Retreiver even better. Inside, you'll find: Characteristics to look for when choosing your Golden; a list of supplies you'll need; advice on grooming, feeding, and training; a chart to keep track of important information. In addition, a bonus DVD shows you how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand his or her unique personality.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Golden Retriever.

Chapter 1: What Is a Golden Retriever?

The Golden Standard.

Gold Medal Athletes.

All That Glitters.

Chapter 2: Golden Retriever History.

Jolly Good Sports.

Mothers and Fathers of the Breed.

Getting to the USA.

The All-Purpose Golden.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Golden?

The Social Golden.

Trainability and Intelligence.

Golden Temperament.

Regarding Other Creatures.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Golden.

The Best Breeder.

Meeting the Puppies.

Your Adult Golden.

Almost Home.

Part II: Caring for Your Golden Retriever.

Chapter 5: Bringing Your Golden Home.


Fun Stuff!

Outdoor Puppy-Proofing.

Puppy Essentials.

The Big Day.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Quality Time.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Golden Retriever.

Commercial versus Natural Food.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Feeding a Growing Golden.

Keeping Adults in Good Weight.

Golden Years: Fit, Not Fat.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Golden Retriever.

Grooming Equipment.

Puppy Grooming.

Adult Grooming.

Bathing Your Golden.

Don’t Neglect the Nails.

Creepy Crawlies.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Golden Healthy.

A Healthy Start.

Hereditary Diseases.

Common Canine Ailments.

What to Do in an Emergency.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

Part III: Enjoying Your Golden Retriever.

Chapter 9: Training Your Golden Retriever.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Golden Retriever.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Golden Retriever.

Some Good Books.


Clubs and Registries.

On the Internet.


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Author Information

Peggy Moran has been educating dogs and their owners for more than thirty years. She is the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers, Rowdy and Buddie, who are shining examples of the breed's beauty and brains. Peggy has been featured on television and radio shows and currently offers training at her Lemont, Illinois, training center.
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