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Siberian Huskies for Dummies. (For Dummies)by Diane Morgan
Synopses & Reviews
Bred for loyalty, strength and endurance, the easy-going and sociable Siberian Husky is a very pure and ancient breed, dating back 4,000 years or more. First bred by the Chukchis, a semi-nomadic people of northeastern Siberia, to hunt reindeer and pull sleds, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. Prized for their great beauty, intelligence, wonderful way with children and lack of “dog smell,” they are also more free-spirited (and free-ranging) than many other popular breeds, and have a reputation for stubbornness and relentlessness in pursuit of a goal.
Is this breed right for you and your family? Siberian Huskies For Dummies answers this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with a Husky. Siberian devotee—she has eight of her own—Diane Morgan gets you up and running with what you need to know to:
In friendly, down-to-earth language, Diane provides insights into the Siberian Husky temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Husky owner should know—along with fun facts and Husky trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your Husky. Topics covered include:
The indispensable guide for you and your Siberian Husky, Siberian Huskies For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this very ancient and venerable breed of dog.
Praise for Siberian Huskies For Dummies
"Gives you an excellent understanding of the characteristics of this magnificent breed."
—David Noyes, Vice President, Chesapeake Siberian Husky Club, Inc.
"As an owner, trainer, and rescuer of Siberian Huskies for over 25 years, I highly recommend this book for all owners, especially new ones."
"An accessible text worth your time and money. You will emerge knowledgeable about and more appreciative of the qualities of your dog."
—Jean Holland Lindblad, longtime Siberian Husky owner
Find out about your Siberian Husky's special needs
Get the lowdown on keeping your Husky healthy and content Lively, curious, and headstrong, the Siberian is an active breed that loves the outdoors. This fun and friendly book provides insights into the Siberian Husky's temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your dog, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.
Discover how to:
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"Siberian Huskies For Dummies</I> is the essential reference for Siberian Husky care and training. Find out about Siberian Husky history, where to find a breeder or other options, and how to show your Siberian Husky. Get expert advice on puppy behavior and training, correcting behavior problems, socializing, nutrition and exercise, plus fun activities. Also included is information on health issues such as common illnesses and chronic problems found in the breed.
About the Author
Diane Morgan is a writer, college professor, and longtime owner of many breeds of dogs. The Siberian Husky, with its spectacular beauty, engaging personality, and fascinating history, is one of her favorites.
Table of Contents
PART I: Getting to Know Siberian Huskies.
Chapter 1: What Is a Husky?
Chapter 2: Husky History 101.
PART II: Looking for Your Soul Mate.
Chapter 3: Finding and Choosing a Siberian.
Chapter 4: Preparing for Your Puppy.
PART III: Living with a Siberian Husky.
Chapter 5: Welcome Home!
Chapter 6: Understanding What Your Husky Is Trying to Tell You.
Chapter 7: Socializing Your Siberian.
Chapter 8: Training Your Dog.
Chapter 9: Dealing with Dominance and Aggression.
Chapter 10: Breaking Bad Habits in Your Husky.
PART IV: Keeping Your Husky Healthy.
Chapter 11: Feeding Your Husky.
Chapter 12: Grooming Your Dog.
Chapter 13: Establishing a Good Relationship with Your Vet.
Chapter 14: Preventing and Responding to Health Problems.
Chapter 15: Responding to Emergencies.
PART V: Bringing Out the Sled Dog in Your Siberian.
Chapter 16: Getting Your Husky into Sledding.
Chapter 17: The Last Great Race: The Iditarod.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Reasons to Have a Siberian Husky.
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Raising a Siberian Husky.
Chapter 20: Ten Hazards for a Siberian Husky.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Traveling with (Or without) Your Husky.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources.
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