The definitive resource on dogs from North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. Includes photos!The Total Dog Manual
covers everything from how to choose your pet to appropriate training methods and environments, to understanding behavior and selecting the right food, toys, and care for your new family member. From understanding a dogs' anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to grooming tips, this team of experts provides all you need to understand your furry friend.Behavior:
Why do dogs jump so much? What do wolves have to do with anything? Find these answers and more to better understand how dogs "talk" to each other--and to us--and how to communicate more effectively with your pets.Training:
Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Find instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, the latest thinking on teaching basic commands, and how to deal with the challenges and rewards of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family.Care:
Is his fur a tangled mess? What kind of collar tag should you get? What supplies does a new puppy need? What do you do during a thunderstorm or with an elderly animal? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, vacations and travel, and major upheavals such as moving homes or stressful situations.
This easy-to-use manual, filled with delightful photos, is an ideal reference no matter what your dog's age or breed.