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Golden Retriever: Your Happy Healthy Pet with DVD (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)by Peggy Moran
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Your Happy Healthy Pet
30-minute large-breed dog training DVD contains bonus material specifically for your Golden Retriever!Author and dog behavioral trainer Peggy Moran shows you how properly training your Golden Retriever makes your best friend a Happy Healthy Petfor life.
The Golden Retriever is a trustworthy friend, a capable sporting dog, an enthusiastic obedience and performance competitor, and a devoted assistance dog. Her tolerance, sensitivity, intelligence, and playfulness make her an ideal companion for just about any type of family. The Golden truly is a dog to treasure—from her eager eyes and human-like smile down to her feathered, wagging tail.
Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your best friend even better. Inside, you'll find:
A bonus DVD shows you that educating your Golden Retriever positively is easier and more fun than you think. You'll learn how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand her unique personality.
Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your Golden Retreiver even better. Inside, you'll find: Characteristics to look for when choosing your Golden; a list of supplies you'll need; advice on grooming, feeding, and training; a chart to keep track of important information. In addition, a bonus DVD shows you how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand his or her unique personality.
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About the Author
Peggy Moran has been educating dogs and their owners for more than thirty years. She is the proud owner of two Golden Retrievers, Rowdy and Buddie, who are shining examples of the breed's beauty and brains. Peggy has been featured on television and radio shows and currently offers training at her Lemont, Illinois, training center.
Table of Contents
Part I: The World of the Golden Retriever.
Chapter 1: What Is a Golden Retriever?
The Golden Standard.
Gold Medal Athletes.
All That Glitters.
Chapter 2: Golden Retriever History.
Jolly Good Sports.
Mothers and Fathers of the Breed.
Getting to the USA.
The All-Purpose Golden.
Chapter 3: Why Choose a Golden?
The Social Golden.
Trainability and Intelligence.
Regarding Other Creatures.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Golden.
The Best Breeder.
Meeting the Puppies.
Your Adult Golden.
Part II: Caring for Your Golden Retriever.
Chapter 5: Bringing Your Golden Home.
The Big Day.
Puppy-Proofing Your Home.
Chapter 6: Feeding Your Golden Retriever.
Commercial versus Natural Food.
Reading Dog Food Labels.
Feeding a Growing Golden.
Keeping Adults in Good Weight.
Golden Years: Fit, Not Fat.
Chapter 7: Grooming Your Golden Retriever.
Bathing Your Golden.
Don’t Neglect the Nails.
Making Your Environment Flea Free.
Chapter 8: Keeping Your Golden Healthy.
A Healthy Start.
Common Canine Ailments.
What to Do in an Emergency.
When to Call the Veterinarian.
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.
Part III: Enjoying Your Golden Retriever.
Chapter 9: Training Your Golden Retriever.
Understanding Builds the Bond.
Practical Commands for Family Pets.
Training for Attention.
Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Golden Retriever.
Your Housetraining Shopping List.
The First Day.
Confine Your Pup.
Watch Your Pup.
Appendix: Learning More About Your Golden Retriever.
Some Good Books.
Clubs and Registries.
On the Internet.
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