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The Border Collie: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)by Mary Burch
Synopses & Reviews
At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the species-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The Border Collie is written by a breed expert and includes a special chapter on training by Dr. Ian Dunbar, internationally renowned animal behaviorist, and chapters on getting active with your dog by long-time Dog Fancy magazine columnist Bardi McLennan. Best of all, the book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet easy and enjoyable.
Not an AKC-recognized breed, but beloved as one of the most intelligent dogs.
Giving pet owners the information they need to take the best possible care of the their pets.
About the Author
MARY R. BURCH, Ph.D. is the editor of the Therapy Dogs International newsletter. Her writing on therapy dogs has appeared in US News and World Report, Newsweek and Reader's Digest. Most recently, she is the author of the Howell book Volunteering with Your Pet.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Welcome to the World of the Border Collie.
1. What Is a Border Collie?
2. The Border Collie's Ancestry.
3. The World According to the Border Collie.
PART TWO: Living with a Border Collie.
4. Bringing Your Border Collie Home.
5. Feeding Your Border Collie.
6. Grooming Your Border Collie.
7. Keeping Your Border Collie Healthy.
PART THREE: Enjoying Your Dog.
8. Basic Training (Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., MRCVS).
9. Getting Active with Your Dog (Bardi McLennan).
10. Your Dog and Your Family (Bardi McLennan).
11. Your Dog and Your Community (Bardi McLennan).
PART FOUR: Beyond the Basics.
12. Recommended Reading.
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