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Bulldogs For Dummies

Bulldogs For Dummies

Susan M. Ewing

ISBN: 978-1-118-05480-2

Mar 2011

288 pages

$11.99

Description

Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog

Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success!

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

Introduction 1

Part I: A Bully for You 7

Chapter 1: Bulldog: A Tough Name for a Big Softy 9

Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with the Bulldog Package 15

Chapter 3: Deciding on a Bulldog 37

Chapter 4: Finding the Best Bulldog for You 41

Part II: Living with Your Bulldog 53

Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Bulldog 55

Chapter 6: Bringing Your Bulldog Home 67

Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bulldog 75

Chapter 8: Grooming Your Bulldog 89

Part III: Training, Working, and Traveling: The Busy Bulldog 105

Chapter 9: Housetraining Your Bulldog 107

Chapter 10: Mastering Good Manners and Basic Commands 119

Chapter 11: Showing and Showing Off Your Well-Trained Bulldog 139

Chapter 12: On the Go: Taking, Leaving, or Looking for Bully 161

Part IV: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy 179

Chapter 13: Knowing Your Veterinarian, Vaccinations, and Common Treatments 181

Chapter 14: Recognizing and Tackling Bulldog Health Issues 195

Chapter 15: Familiarizing Yourself with Fido First Aid 215

Chapter 16: Caring for Your Senior Bulldog 229

Part V: The Part of Tens 241

Chapter 17: Nine Great Resources for Bulldog Owners 243

Chapter 18: Ten Good Reasons for Not Breeding Your Bulldog 249

Chapter 19: Ten Important Things to Do for Your Bulldog 255

Index 259