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Bichon Frise: Your Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)

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Publisher Comments:

The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!

Fluffy, white powder puffs with paws, irresistible Bichon Frises are intelligent and adaptable. They're happy up in a high-rise or down on the farm--as long as they're around people! Always ready to snuggle or play, Bichons compete in obedience and agility and make wonderful therapy dogs with their adorable looks and affectionate nature. This guide fills you in on the breed's needs and attributes, covering: Traits to look for, including the dark eyes and double coatThings you'll need to make your pup feel at homeFeeding, grooming, and healthcareThe importance of positive, firm training to keep the Bichon's natural independent streak under controlBonus chapters available on companion Web site

Your Bichon will greet you enthusiastically every time you come home. Just don't be gone too long, because you'll be missed!

Synopsis:

This book is almost as irresistibly appealing as Bichons

In 2004, the Bichon Frise was the 26th most popular dog in the U.S., and 9,796 were registered with the AKC. This book has everything from a list of desirable characteristics and a checklist of items new owners should have to nutrition, grooming, and health information every owner should know. There are helpful sections with step-by-step instructions for key training and pet-care tasks. Charming color photos of these perky, playful white power puffs will captivate any dog lover.

Mary and Kathie D. Vogel (Virginia Beach, VA), a mother-daughter team, have been a major force in the world of the Bichon Frise for over two decades. Their kennel, Vogelflight, has produced over 20 champions.

About the Author

Liz Palika is an award-winning author and a well-respected dog trainer. Her work has been published in all the major pet magazines, including ""DogWorld, Dog Fancy, AKC Gazette, Cats, Cat Fancy, Dogs USA, Puppies USA, "" and others. Her work has also appeared in mainstream publications such as ""Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, "" and ""Women First."" The author of more than forty-five books, ""Save That Dog!"" won a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers Association of America and the first ASPCA Pet Overpopulation Award. Her dog training book, ""All Dogs Need Some Training, "" was named one of the ten best training books available to dog owners by ""Pet Life"" magazine.

Liz is the owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training in Southern California, where she teaches family pet obedience classes, as well as noncompetitive agility and therapy dog training. She was a founding member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

Table of Contents

Part I: The World of the Bichon Frise.

Chapter 1: What Is a Bichon Frise?

What Does a Bichon Look Like?

The Bichon’s Character.

Chapter 2: The Bichon Frise Yesterday and Today.

Origins of the Bichon Frise.

The Bichon in Modern France.

The Bichon in the United States.

The Bichon Today.

Chapter 3: Why Choose a Bichon Frise?

Are You Ready for a Dog?

The Pet Bichon.

The Problem with Popularity.

If Bichons Could Choose Their Owners.

Chapter 4: Choosing Your Bichon Frise.

Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?

Finding the Right Bichon.

Choosing the Puppy for You.

The Puppy Temperament Test.

Choosing an Adult Bichon.

Part II: Caring for Your Bichon Frise.

Chapter 5: Getting Ready for Your Bichon Frise.

A Secure Dog Yard.

Puppy-Proofing Your Home.

Basic Supplies.

Puppy Essentials.

The Great Crate.

Pet Professionals.

Bringing Home Your Bichon.

Chapter 6: Feeding Your Bichon Frise.

The Elements of a Good Diet.

Commercial Dog Foods.

Homemade Diets.

Reading Dog Food Labels.

Nutrition for a Lifetime.

When There’s a Problem.

Chapter 7: Grooming Your Bichon Frise.

Grooming Equipment.

The Bichon’s Coat.

Tearing and Tear Staining.

Bathing Your Bichon.

Cleaning Ears.

Trimming Toenails.

Cleaning Teeth.

Making Your Environment Flea Free.

External Parasites.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Bichon Frise Healthy.

Choosing a Vet.

Preventive Care.

Common Health Problems.

Handling Common Problems.

Emergency How-To’s.

When to Call the Veterinarian.

How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit.

The Aging Bichon.

Part III: Enjoying Your Bichon Frise.

Chapter 9: Training Your Bichon Frise.

Understanding Builds the Bond.

Practical Commands for Family Pets.

Training for Attention.

Teaching Cooperation.

Chapter 10: Housetraining Your Bichon Frise.

Your Housetraining Shopping List.

The First Day.

Confine Your Pup.

Watch Your Pup.

Accidents Happen.

Scheduling Basics.

Chapter 11: Your Bichon Frise and Your Family.

The All Adult Family.

Babies.

Young Children.

Older Children.

Other Pets.

Car Travel.

Appendix: Learning More About Your Bichon Frise.

Some Good Books.

National Breed Club.

Registries.

Magazines.

Internet Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764599170
Subtitle:
Your Happy Healthy Pet
Publisher:
Howell Book House
Author:
Palika, Liz
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds - Non-Sporting Dogs
Subject:
Bichon frise
Subject:
Dogs - Breeds
Subject:
Pet Care;Dogs
Subject:
Pets; Dog breeds
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series:
Your Happy Healthy Pet Guides
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20070723
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book is almost as irresistibly appealing as Bichons

In 2004, the Bichon Frise was the 26th most popular dog in the U.S., and 9,796 were registered with the AKC. This book has everything from a list of desirable characteristics and a checklist of items new owners should have to nutrition, grooming, and health information every owner should know. There are helpful sections with step-by-step instructions for key training and pet-care tasks. Charming color photos of these perky, playful white power puffs will captivate any dog lover.

Mary and Kathie D. Vogel (Virginia Beach, VA), a mother-daughter team, have been a major force in the world of the Bichon Frise for over two decades. Their kennel, Vogelflight, has produced over 20 champions.

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