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Puppy Care & Training: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Puppy Care & Training: Your Happy Healthy PetTM, 2nd Edition

Bardi McLennan

ISBN: 978-0-764-58387-2

Apr 2005

144 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Puppyhood is the most crucial stage of your dog's life--the time when you get to teach him how to interact with you and behave in his new home. This updated guide gives you all the tools you need to keep your puppy healthy and turn him into a well-mannered member of your family, including:
* Pointers on puppy-proofing your home
* Nutritional information to help your puppy thrive
* Tips on hassle-free housetraining
* Positive training techniques that ensure success
* Advice on immunizations and health problems
* Bonus chapters available on companion Web site
Part I: Welcoming a Puppy.

Chapter 1: Congratulations on Your New Puppy!

Preparing for Your Puppy.

Identifying Your Dog.

Chapter 2: What Your New Puppy Needs.

Food and Water Bowls.


Collar and Leash.


Grooming Tools.


Keeping Puppy Confined.

Crate and/or Bed.

What You Will Need.

Chapter 3: Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Keep Things Out of Reach.


Indoors and Outdoors.

Toxic Plants.

Other Poisons.

Other Small Creatures.


Chapter 4: Starting Off Right.

Toilet Time!

Confinement Indoors.

Confinement Outdoors.

Introducing the Crate.

Preventing Trouble.

Part II: Your Growing Puppy.

Chapter 5: Food, Exercise, and Care.

Where and When to Feed.

What to Feed.

How Much to Feed.

Dog Food Do’s and Don’ts.



Walking the Dog.



Trimming Nails.

Ear and Eye Care.

Tending to Teeth.

Anal Sacs.

Using Shampoo/Bathing.

Chapter 6: Keeping Your Puppy Healthy.

Choosing a Veterinarian.

Know Your Puppy.



Giving Your Puppy Medicine.

Internal Parasites.



Mites and Mange.

Skin Ailments.

First Aid and Emergencies.

Life-Saving Procedures.

Male and Female Problems.

Part III: Enjoying Your Puppy.

Chapter 7:Housetraining.


Establishing Rules.

Indoor Rules.

Stick to the Schedule.

Paper Training.

When Is the Puppy Housetrained?

Forming Good Habits.

Puppy’s First Playtime.

Chapter 8: Training Your Puppy.


Puppy Learning.

Teaching “Heel”.

Teaching “Sit”.

Teaching “Sit-Stay”.

Teaching “Come”.

Teaching “Leave It”.

Teaching “Stand”.

Teaching “Down”.

Teaching “Drop It”.

Tricks and Treats.

Chapter 9: Family Fun and Activities.

Travels With Puppy.

Canine Activities.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Puppy.


Errata Download
Bonus Chapter 2: How a Growing Puppy Behaves Download
Bonus Chapter 1: Illness and Injuries Download