The Family Dog : An Owner's Guide to All Aspects of Caring for Your Dog

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This practical book is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of dog care. Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, there is expert advice on everything a dog owner needs to know, from feeding, exercise, healthcare, grooming and training, to showing and breeding.

This comprehensive, informative book will appeal to anyone planning to buy a puppy or a dog and who needs the ultimate manual on basic care.

The world’s top 30 most popular dog breeds are featured in depth with information on their temperament, characteristics, suitability for different households and appearance. This is invaluable in helping you to choose the right breed of dog for your family and lifestyle. However, if you prefer a cross-breed dog, there is also guidance on acquiring one from a rescue centre.

Chapter breakdown:

Introduction
1. Choosing a dog
2. The perfect puppy
3. Communicating with your dog
4. Curing behaviour problems
5. Training is fun
6. Daily care
7. Healthcare
8. First aid for dogs
9. Showing your dog
10. Breeding
11. Illustrated guide to top 30 dog breeds

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Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, this practical book is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of dog care. There is expert advice on everything a dog owner needs to know, from feeding, exercise and grooming to training, showing and breeding. There are also sections on healthcare and first aid.

The world's top 30 most popular dog breeds are illustrated with information on their temperament, characteristics, suitability for different households and appearance. This is invaluable in helping you to choose the right breed of dog for your family and lifestyle.

'Contents include:'
• Choosing a dog
• The prfect puppy
• Communicating with your dog
• Curing behaviour problems
• Training
• Healthcare
• First Aid
• Showing your dog
• Breeding
• Illustrated guide to top 30 dog breeds

This informative book will appeal not only to dog owners and dog lovers but also to people who are planning to buy a puppy and who need the ultimate, authoritative manual on basic care. Planning for the puppy's arrival, purchasing the basic equipment and the early stages of settling a young pup into your home are all covered in depth.

A large section within the book is devoted to the most contemporary reward-based training techniques which are now universally accepted as the most effective means of training.

There is advice on communication with your pet and how to build a successful partnership with him which will last for many years. Behavioural problems are easily prevented or cured if you know how.

Practical aspects of caring for an adult dog on a daily basis are also covered. There is information on feeding and grooming, and expert advice on keeping your dog fit and healthy, together with basic first aid for a range of common emergencies.

Showing dogs can be fun and there is information on preparing your dog, ringcraft and judging procedures. If you intend to breed from your dog, there is detailed advice on mating, pregnancy and antenatal care.

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book is a must for every dog-owning family.

About the Author:

David Taylor BVMS, FRCVS, FZS is a well-known veterinary surgeon, broadcaster and author of over 30 books, including Small Pet Handbook (HarperCollins) and six volumes of autobiography, some of which were the basis for the BBC TV drama series One by One. The founder of the International Zoo Veterinary Group travels around the world attending to a range of animals from dogs to killer whales, elephants and crocodiles.

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