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Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition,
is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love forever and make him or her part of your family. Whether you choose a standard or miniature this one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your adorable “hot dog.”
This must-have resource is packed with expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even showing your Dachshund. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Dachshund’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d like a smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired pooch. Discover how to:
- Choose your ideal Dachshund
- Prepare your home for your new arrival
- Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health
- Conquer training problems
- Groom a smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired Dachshund
- Build a strong and loving bond with your pet
- Handle common Dachshund back problems
- Choose toys, grooming tools, and accessories
- Select a crate and bedding
- Introduce your dog to other pets
- Take charge of your Dachshund’s training
Bringing a lively, clever Dachshund into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!
'Dachshunds For Dummies,
2nd Edition provides owners with the latest advice, tips and information they need to raise a healthy, happy pet, including:
- Choosing a healthy puppy or adult dog
- Feeding and grooming Housing and supplies
- Health care and first aid
- Basic training and Dachshund-Proofing a home
- Caring for your senior Dachshund
- Showing your Dachshund
- Having fun with your dog
"Dachshunds For Dummies, 2nd Edition" provides owners with the latest advice, tips and information they need to raise a healthy, happy pet, including how to choose a healthy puppy or adult dog, health care and first aid, basic training, and how to showcase your Dachshund.
Tips for grooming smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired Dachshunds
The must-have guide for you and your Dachshie
Thinking about owning a Dachshund? Whether you choose a standard or miniature, this updated guide gives you expert guidance on everything from housing and diet to exercise and health care. You get expert advice on training your Dachshund, handling their common back problems, and just having fun with this clever, lively dog.
Discover how to:
Choose the right Dachshund for you
Prepare your home for your Dachshund
Manage nutrition and health
Conquer training problems
Show your Dachshund
About the Author
Eve Adamson has been a Dachshund fan since childhood and a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. Eve has written or coauthored over 45 books, including Adopting a Pet For Dummies, Shih Tzu For Dummies, and Labrador Retrievers For Dummies. She has won many dog writing awards and is a member of the Dog Writer’s Association of America. Eve lives in Iowa City with her family, which includes her dogs, Jack and Sally.
Table of Contents
Part I: Preparing to Live with a Dachshund.
Chapter 1: Is a Dachshund Right for You?
Chapter 2: Defining the Dashing Dachshund.
Chapter 3: The Long and Short of Dachshund Varieties.
Chapter 5: Rescue Me! Adopting a Dachshund.
Part II: Starting Out on the Right Paw at Home.
Chapter 6: Making Your Home Dachshund-Proof.
Chapter 7: Dachs-Proofing Your Family.
Chapter 8: Purchasing Your Dachshund Essentials.
Chapter 9: The First Day: What to Do and What to Expect.
Part III: The Obedient Dachshund (Not an Oxymoron).
Chapter 10: Understanding the Defiant Dachshund.
Chapter 11: Taking Charge of Your Dachsie.
Chapter 12: Determining Your Trainer Profile.
Chapter 13: Teaching Your Dachshund the House Rules.
Chapter 14: Putting Your Dachshund through Basic Training.
Chapter 15: Advanced Training and Competing for Fun.
Part IV: Helping Your Dachshund Stay Healthy.
Chapter 16: Healthy Dachshund 101.
Chapter 17: Handling Dachshund Health Problems.
Chapter 18: Enjoying Your Senior Dachsie and Saying Goodbye.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Dachshund-Focused Books and Web Sites.
Chapter 20: Ten Good Foods, Ten Bad Foods.