The Ultimate Puppy This is the book the dog world has been waiting for the ultimate reference on choosing a puppy, with comprehensive coverage of caring for and training your dog during the first 12 months of his life. Editors Terry Ryan and Theresa Shipp have recruited a panel of experts who give the benefit of their unparalleled experience to make sure that both you and your canine companion get off to the very best start. The first and most important question to tackle is: which dog will suit your lifestyle? Liking a dog for his looks is one thing, but what about temperament, coat care, exercise and those peculiar breed characteristics that no one told you about? In The Ultimate Puppy, expert advice is given on choosing a dog, outlining the pros and cons of more than 50 breeds, with tips on the specific care and training that may be required. Once the decision is made, the big day arrives when your puppy is ready to be collected. From that moment, you must take over as care giver and trainer, responsible for all his needs. The Ultimate Puppy looks at how the dog's body functions, and then gives tailor–made advice on how to rear your puppy from an endearing bundle of fun to a happy, healthy adult. Where appropriate, veterinary information is given on conditions that may affect particular breeds. Big or small, you want your dog to be a well–behaved, well–adjusted individual that is a pleasure to own. To help you achieve this, an education program is mapped out, giving a guide to training exercises and learning experiences. Using a special question and answer format, a team of top dog behaviorists and trainers help you to tackle any problems that may arise. Lavishly illustrated with more than 350 color photographs, including a unique puppy and adult feature, The Ultimate Puppy is essential reading for all dog owners.
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The definitive guide to choosing, raising, training, and caring for a puppy
Detailed profiles of more than 50 breeds, to help you choose the ideal pup.
In depth coverage of your puppy's training and socialization programs, from early puppyhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.
Step–by–step grooming techniques show you how to care for different coat types.
A health–care section gives advice on keeping your puppy fit and well, and provides an informative A–Z listing of breed–specific conditions.
The Ultimate Puppy is written by a team of experts, and illustrated throughout with stunning color photography.