The most essential information on dog ownership in one easy-to-navigate book Dogs All-in-One For Dummies offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. From finding the right dog for your lifestyle and teaching your dog good manners to housetraining, grooming, and knowing when your pet is sick or needs medical attention, this fact-packed guide will serve as your essential dog bible. Features new information on dog showing, agility, going Green, and traveling with your pooch Includes information from Dogs For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Puppies For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Adopting a Pet For Dummies; Choosing a Dog For Dummies; Dog Grooming For Dummies; Dog Health & Nutrition For Dummies; Dog Training For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Dog Tricks & Agility For Dummies 2nd Edition; Housetraining For Dummies, 2nd Edition; Breeding Dogs For Dummies; Mixed Breeds For Dummies; and Understanding Your Dog For Dummies Thorough and timely, Dogs All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from head to tail!
Table of Contents
Introduction 1 Book I: Choosing and Bringing Home a Dog 7 Chapter 1: What Are Dogs and Why Do They Behave That Way? 9 Chapter 2: Ready, Set, Stop: What You Need to Know Before You Choose a Dog 23 Chapter 3: Considering All the Options 33 Chapter 4: Looking for Love in All the Right Places 57 Chapter 5: Helping Your Adopted Dog Make the Homecoming Transition 77 Chapter 6: All the Right Stuff 107 Chapter 7: Understanding Your New Roommate's View of the World 127 Chapter 8: Fido and the Law 149 Book II: Dog Nutrition and Health 161 Chapter 1: The Scoop on Dog Food 163 Chapter 2: Vaccinations and Common Health Issues 191 Chapter 3: Canine First Aid 205 Chapter 4: Preventing and Treating Diseases: Working with Your Vet 229 Chapter 5: Getting the Lead Out: Exercising Your Dog 243 Chapter 6: Caring for an Aging Dog 269 Chapter 7: Dog Breeding 101 281 Book III: Cleanliness Is Next to Dogliness: Grooming 303 Chapter 1: What Good Grooming Is All About 305 Chapter 2: The Basics of Brushing and Bathing 319 Chapter 3: Caring for Nails, Teeth, Nose, Ears, Eyes, Face, and ... Elsewhere 331 Chapter 4: To Clip or Not to Clip: Dog Haircuts 349 Book IV: Training, Agility, and Shows 359 Chapter 1: Housetraining 101 361 Chapter 2: Teaching Your Dog Manners 383 Chapter 3: Basic Training and Beyond 411 Chapter 4: Teaching Your Dog Tricks 439 Chapter 5: The Ins and Outs of Agility Training 457 Chapter 6: Best in Show: Showing Your Dog 473 Book V: Meet the Breeds 493 Chapter 1: Profiling the Toy Group 495 Chapter 2: Profiling the Working Group 507 Chapter 3: Profiling the Herding Group 523 Chapter 4: Profiling the Hound Group 537 Chapter 5: Profiling the Terrier Group 551 Chapter 6: Profiling the Sporting Group 567 Chapter 7: Profiling the Non-Sporting Group 583 Chapter 8: Profiling the Mixed Breeds 593 Book VI: Resources 611 Appendix A: Glossary Plus 613 Appendix B: Dog Resources 621 Index 629