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Golden Retrievers for Dummiesby Nona Kilgore Bauer
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For the past decade, the Golden Retriever has ranked among the five most popular breeds registered with the AKC, with more than 65,000 Goldens registered every year. The Golden Retriever’s personality is as golden as his outer coat. He was bred to please, and please he does. He started out as a hunting partner who delivered birds to hand and has evolved into modern times delivering whatever suits his owner’s fancy. Because Golden Retrievers were originally bred to work in tandem with humans, they are also highly trainable.
Golden Retrievers For Dummies is intended for busy 21st century dog owners who don’t have time to sit down and read through 300 pages at a crack. This is a reference you can jump in and out of as dog questions rear their furry heads. This handy guide is also for you if
Find out what it takes to own this active, intelligent, and friendly dog. Explore the Golden's personality traits and living requirements. Discover which diseases are hereditary. This reference guide covers all the aspects of dog ownership, including:
If you’re serious about this Golden business and not just caving in to the kids or some other wild impulse, follow the advice of responsible dog owners and breeders. Look deep into your dog-loving soul and carefully consider the big picture. Love alone is not enough.
This is an indispensable, step-by-step guide to owning a Golden Retriever, the second most popular dog with more than 62,000 registered with the AKC in 1999. Training and exercise are explained in detail, along with expert advice on caring for puppies and adopting adult dogs. The book also offers tips on hunting with Goldens. 8-page color insert. Photos & illustrations.
" A gold mine of information… . The author knows her retrievers." Mickey Strandberg, noted Golden Retriever breeder Praise for Golden Retrievers For Dummies® " What a thoroughly wonderful book!" — Joyce Kinghorn, Former President, Golden Retriever Club of America " A valuable, highly educational read for a range of people, from new to experienced dog owners." — Kaye Fuller, DVM, and Roger Fuller, former Western Director, Golden Retriever Club of America <P>Find out about your Golden Retriever' s special needs <P>Get the lowdown on keeping your dog healthy and content There' s much more to a Golden Retriever than its lush coat, sunny disposition, and desire to please. This fun and friendly book shows you how to prepare your home for a new Golden puppy, socialize and train your new pet, and much more. <P>Discover how to: Choose the right Golden for you Maintain your dog' s good health Feed your dog properly Exercise and entertain your dog Handle behavioral problems <P>Get smart! www.dummies.com Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily™ e-mail newsletters Sign up today for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and content — the Dummies Way™
Answers the needs of owners of the most popular pets.
About the Author
Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with Goldens for more than 30 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles.
Table of Contents
PART I: Finding Your Soul Mate.
Chapter 1: Are You Meant for Each Other?
Chapter 2: Knowing What to Look for in the Breed.
Chapter 3: Finding a Golden Breeder.
Chapter 4: Selecting Your Special Puppy.
PART II: Welcome Home!
Chapter 5: Setting Out the Welcome Mat.
Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Puppy Home.
Chapter 7: Crate Training and Housetraining.
Chapter 8: Canine Communication and Growing Pains.
Chapter 9: Home Schooling Your Golden Puppy.
PART III: Keeping Your Pal Healthy and Happy.
Chapter 10: Healthy Habits: Nutrition and Exercise.
Chapter 11: Golden Health Care 101.
Chapter 12: The Ins and Outs of Bugs and Worms.
Chapter 13: Golden Grooming Basics.
Chapter 14: Caring for Your Senior Golden.
Chapter 15: Hereditary Disease.
Chapter 16: Problem Behaviors and Aggression.
PART IV: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Great Games to Play with Your Puppy.
Chapter 18: Ten Internet Web Sites for the Golden Retriever Believer.
Chapter 19: Ten Things in Your Golden Retriever's Bag of Tricks.
Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Help Your Golden Live a Longer and More Golden Life.
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