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Basset Hound: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet (Owner's Guides to a Happy, Healthy Pet)by Barbara Wicklund
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30-minute training DVD contains bonus material specifically for your Basset Hound! Dog behavioral trainer Peggy Moran shows you how properly training your Basset Hound makes your best friend a Happy Healthy Pet for life.
"The clown of the dog world," the Basset Hound's greatest joy comes from making family and friends laugh—unless, of course, he's snoozing on the couch or following the scent of a rabbit. With his good temperament, stout stature, and signature floppy ears, he has earned a reputation for being a beloved companion and a trustworthy scent hound.
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 Basset Hound 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 his unique personality.
Originally bred to trail game with its sensitive nose, this laid-back, even-tempered breed was number 31 on the American Kennel Association's 2007 ranking of America's most popular dogs.
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 Basset Hound" 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.
About the Author
Barbara Wicklund and her husband, Al, have bred and shown champion and obedience-titled Bassets since purchasing their first Basset in 1963. She devotes her time to rescuing and placing Basset Hounds and ex-racing Greyhounds.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Welcome to the World of the Basset Hound.
1. What Is a Basset Hound?
2. The Basset Hound's Ancestry.
3. The World According to the Basset Hound.
PART TWO: Living with a Basset Hound.
4. Bringing Your Basset Hound Home.
5. Feeding Your Basset Hound.
6. Grooming Your Basset Hound.
7. Keeping Your Basset Hound 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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