eBook Idiot's Guides: Puppies, 1st Edition

  • Connie Swaim
  • Deb Eldredge
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  • ISBN-10: 1615646477
  • ISBN-13: 9781615646470
  • DDC: 636.707
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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About

Overview

Nothing's cuter or more fun than a new puppy. But it takes lots of work to get ready for them, to take good care of them, and to teach them to be a well-behaved member of the family. Idiot's Guides: Puppies gives readers everything they need to prepare for a new puppy and make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible, for the family as well as the puppy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher Note.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Choosing a Puppy.
2: Are You Ready for a New Family Member?.
3: Evaluate Your Home.
4: Choose the Right Puppy.
5: Where to Find Puppies.
6: Preparing for Your Puppy.
7: Setting a Budget.
8: Puppy Proofing Your House.
9: Puppy Proofing Your Yard.
10: What to Buy Before the Puppy Comes Home.
11: Preparing Kids for a Puppy.
12: Preparing Other Pets for a Puppy.
13: Bringing Puppy Home.
14: Giving the Puppy Some Space.
15: Meeting the Other Pets.
16: Meeting Family Members.
17: Getting Through the First Night.
18: Bonding with Your Puppy.
19: Setting Rules for Kids and Puppies.
20: Feeding Your Puppy.
21: Dry Foods.
22: Canned Foods.
23: Raw or Home-Cooked Foods.
24: Natural Foods.
25: How Much to Feed Your Puppy.
26: Setting a Feeding Schedule.
27: How Much Water Does a Puppy Need?.
28: Treats.
29: Crate Training.
30: Choosing a Crate.
31: What Should be in the Puppy’s Crate?.
32: Training the Puppy to Go Into His Crate.
33: Crate Training Tips and Troubleshooting.
34: Housetraining.
35: Before You Start Housetraining.
36: First Steps to Potty Training Your Puppy.
37: Advanced Potty Training.
38: Socialization.
39: Signs of Stress.
40: Puppy Body Language.
41: Is Your Puppy Having Fun?.
42: Places to Socialize Your Puppy.
43: Grooming.
44: Grooming Tools.
45: Trimming Nails.
46: Brushing.
47: Bathing.
48: Ears.
49: Eye Care.
50: Anal Glands.
51: Finding a Groomer.
52: Health Care.
53: Signs of Trouble to Watch for.
54: Choosing a Veterinarian.
55: Preparing Your Puppy for the Vet Visit.
56: The Physical Examination.
57: Vaccinations.
58: Spaying and Neutering.
59: Teeth.
60: Internal Parasites.
61: External Parasites.
62: Heart Problems.
63: Orthopedic Problems for Small Puppies.
64: Orthopedic Problems for Big Puppies.
65: Lifestyle Considerations.
66: Emergencies: First Aid and Poison Control.
67: Thinking Ahead: Microchipping and Pet Insurance.
68: Training Basics.
69: Punishment Versus Rewards.
70: Identifying Rewards.
71: Positive Training.
72: Using Cues.
73: Teaching Waiting at Doors.
74: Furniture Etiquette.
75: Staying Home Alone.
76: Going for a Walk.
77: Going for a Car Ride.
78: Teaching “On” and “Off”.
79: Teaching “Sit”.
80: Teaching “Down”.
81: Teaching “Stay” and “Come”.
82: Teaching “Leave It”.
83: Choosing a Trainer and Training Class.
84: Solving Problem Behaviors.
85: Jumping Up on People.
86: Barking.
87: Begging.
88: Digging.
89: Chewing.
90: Nipping and Biting.
91: Leash Issues.
92: Incomplete Housetraining.
93: Resource Guarding.
94: Chasing Things that Move.
95: Having Fun with Your Puppy.
96: Playing Tug.
97: Playing Fetch.
98: Playing Hide and Seek.
99: Games to Play with Kids.
100: Puppy Play Dates.
101: Puppy Tricks.
102: What Next? Sports, Certifications, and More.
103: On the Move.
104: Traveling with Your Puppy.
105: Traveling Without Your Puppy.
Appendix A Glossary.
Appendix B Resources.
Index.
Photo Credit.
About the Authors.