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Labrador Retriever: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, with DVD, 2nd Edition

Labrador Retriever: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, with DVD, 2nd Edition

Liz Palika

ISBN: 978-0-470-19230-6

May 2008

144 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Description

Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your Labrador Retriever even better. Inside, you'll find: Characteristics to look for when choosing a Lab; 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 her unique personality.
Part I: The World of the Labrador Retriever.

Chapter 1: What Is a Labrador Retriever?

The Sporting Breeds.

The Lab’s Physical Appearance.

The Lab’s Character.

Chapter 2: The Labrador Retriever Yesterday and Today.

The Lab in the USA.

The Lab Today.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Labrador Retriever?

Are You Ready for a Dog?

The Lab as a Pet.

The Working and Field Lab.

If Labs Could Choose Their Owners.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Labrador Retriever.

Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?

Choosing Your Lab.

Puppy Temperament Test.

Choosing an Adult Lab.

Part II: Caring for Your Labrador Retriever.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Labrador Retriever.

Basic Supplies.

Puppy Essentials.

Make Your Yard Safe.

When Your Dog First Comes Home.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Pet Professionals.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Labrador Retriever.

Feeding Your Dog.

Nutritional Building Blocks.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Commercial Dog Foods.

Homemade Diets.

Seven Mistakes to Avoid.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Labrador Retriever.

Brushing.

Bathing.

Other Details.

External Parasites.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Labrador Retriever Healthy.

Preventive Health Care.

Problems That Affect the Lab.

Internal Parasites.

Emergency First Aid.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

As Your Lab Grows Older.

Part III: Enjoying Your Labrador Retriever.

Chapter 9: Training Your Labrador Retriever.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Labrador Retriever.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Labrador Retriever.

Some Good Books.

Magazines.

Clubs and Registries.

On the Internet.

Index.

Getting Active with Your Labrador Retriever
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Your Lab and Your Family
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Additional Housetraining Schedules

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