Synopses & Reviews
-- The pet industry is currently a $23 billion industry, and that number is expected to triple in size within the next 5 years.
-- There are currently over 61 million dogs in U.S. households!. That's a dog for every other household, and of that number, Labrador Retrievers are the most popular breed in terms of American Kennel Club registrations
-- Unlike many other series breed books that cover training, nutrition, and health related issues generic to dogs in general, this book covers these topics as they relate specifically to Labs.
The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Labrador Retrievers will cover everything a new or prospective Lab owner would need to know, including: deciding whether or not a Labrador Retriever is right for you, and vice-versa, the history of the breed, and how to find a reputable breeder. This book also tells readers how to acclimate their new Lab to their home, housetrain, manage their Lab's nutrition and health, what to do in an emergency, how to training their Labrador Retriever, how to deal with mistakes, and understanding Lab behavior.
How to raise a healthy and happy Lab.
Now Lab owners and those who want to join their ranks can learn about the breed?s special needs?medical, nutritional, and emotional?as well as the basics on keeping, training, medical care, and nutrition. In this new edition, readers will find the latest on clicker training for Labs, up- to-date information on genetic diseases and medical innovations, travel needs, and how to guard against acquiring an overly inbred Lab.
-Labrador Retrievers are an extremely popular breed
-Includes an eight-page, four-color insert, as well as four-color IFC and IBC elements
-More than a third of the photos in the book are new
-An updated training section that includes clicker training
About the Author
Margaret H. “Maggie” Bonham is the author of six books, including Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers, Northern Breeds, and Your Siberian Husky’s Life. Her work has appeared in various national pet publications including Dog Fancy, Dog World, Dog and Kennel, Pet Life, PetView, Natural Pet, and Mushing Magazine. She has been a columnist and contributing editor for Dog and Kennel and PetView magazines, and she was a frequent contributor to Pets.com.