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Housetraining for Dummiesby Susan Mccullough
Synopses & Reviews
You finally gave into that adorable puppy or friendly adult dog and now Fido’s a member of the family. You just can’t get enough of those big soulful eyes or his cute little antics…until you step in his not so adorable doggy mess on your new beige carpet. That’s when you know – it’s really time to start housetraining.
So you’ve made the decision to start housetraining Fido but you have no idea how to go about it. Do you yell, do you praise, do you give him the evil eye? Housetraining for Dummies takes all the guesswork out of housetraining your dog and demystifies the entire process. Award-winning author, Susan McCullough, who specializes in dog training and care gives you all the answers to potty training your dog – whether it’s a puppy or an adult – in plain English so you can train Fido faster and save your carpet from those tell-tale stains. You’ll get practical advice about:
McCullough shares all of her insider advice as well as her own horror and success stories to make housetraining as easy as possible for you and your pooch. Housetraining for Dummies includes helpful tips, reminders, warnings, and information on:
You don’t have to keep sending Fido to the doghouse because of those puddles or piles. Housetraining for Dummies makes it easy for you to housetrain him so you can both enjoy the great indoors again.
An effective guide to housetraining your dog quickly and easily
Discover how to put your puppy on the cleanliness track
Answers housetraining questions that dog owners are too embarrassed to ask
This easy-to-follow guide takes the mystery out of housetraining. Find out how to use encouragement and positive reinforcement to successfully housetrain your new pup or your older dog. Author Susan McCullough provides inventive solutions to common and uncommon housetraining problems.
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A guide to housetraining a dog quickly and easily.
About the Author
Susan McCullough contributed to the bestselling Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover’s Soul. She has written for The Washington Post, Family Circle, Dog World, and Animal Fair.
Table of Contents
Part I: Mastering the Preliminaries.
Chapter 1: What Housetraining Is--and Why It Matters.
Chapter 2: Instincts and Learning.
Chapter 3: The Right Approach.
Part II: Gearing Up.
Chapter 4: The Crate.
Chapter 5: The Collar and Leash.
Chapter 6: Cleanup Equipment.
Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Gear.
Part III: Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty.
Chapter 8: Indoor Training.
Chapter 9: Outdoor Training.
Chapter 10: The Finer Points of Housetraining.
Part IV: Making the Nutrition Connection.
Chapter 11: What to Feed Your Dog.
Chapter 12: How to Feed Your Dog.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 13: Ten Mistakes You Don't Have to Make.
Chapter 14: Ten Problem Potty-ers and How to Help Them.
Chapter 15: Ten Potty Problems That May Mean Your Dog Is Sick.
Chapter 16: Ten Helpful Pit Stops on the World Wide Web.
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