DescriptionDogs are a part of nearly 40 percent of United States households. With this in mind, author Linda P. Case has written the definitive textbook on dogs and their care. Completely updated and revised, the second edition of The Dog covers four areas of compelling interest: the bond between dogs and humans, canine behavior, canine health and disease, and canine nutrition. Aiming to enhance the human-dog bond, author Case uses clear, understandable writing to explain selective breeding, training principles, solution to common behavior problems, diet and nutrition, and preventative health care. Case liberally uses distinctive figures and tables, current references plus suggested readings, and a thorough glossary to aid in comprehension. More in-depth that most dog books, The Dog will prove to be an indispensable tool for undergraduate companion animal courses, veterinary technician courses, and dog care/training courses. In addition, it will serve as a valuable resource for professional breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and veterinary clinicians.
Part 1. Man's best Friend: The Animal within the Companion.
Chapter 1. Man and Wolf: The Process of Domestication.
Chapter 2. Selective Breeding: The Creation of the Working Dog.
Chapter 3. The Dog’s Body: Structure, Movement and Special Senses.
Chapter 4. Reproduction and Breeding Management.
Chapter 5. Genetics and Breeding Programs.
Chapter 6. Sharing Our Lives with Dogs: Benefits and Responsibilities.
Part 2. Behavior: Communicating with man's Best Friend.
Chapter 7. Developmental Behavior: Puppy to Adult.
Chapter 8. Understanding Normal Canine Behavior.
Chapter 9. Learning Process and Training Principles.
Chapter 10. Common Behavior Problems and Solutions.
Part 3. Health and Disease: Taking Care and Keeping Fit.
Chapter 11. Infectious Diseases and Vaccination Programs.
Chapter 12. Common Non-Infectious Disorders of Dogs.
Chapter 13. Internal Parasites.
Chapter 14. External Parasites.
Chapter 15. First Aid Procedures for Dogs.
Part 4. Nutrition: Feeding for Health and Longevity.
Chapter 16. Nutrient Requirements of the Dog.
Chapter 17. Providing a Healthy Diet.
Chapter 18. Feeding For Health Throughout Life.
Chapter 19. Nutritionally Responsive Disorders in Dogs.
more in-depth than most dog books available;
an indispensable resource for professional breeders, trainers, exhibitors, and veterinary clinicians.