With their contagious playfulness and loving nature, dogs make wonderful family pets. Training and caring for dogs, however, requires a lot of responsibility and patience. Designed as an introductory guide for children and their parents, Your Puppy, Your Dog covers all aspects of dog ownership in clear and accessible language. Pat Storer provides expert advice on selecting the best breeds, training techniques, veterinary appointments, feeding, grooming, and much more. You’ll have all the information you need to confidently raise a happy, healthy, and loving dog.
About the Author
Popular author of Your Puppy, Your Dog, Pat Storer has designed her book to guide both parents and children on the care of their furry family addition. She has trained dogs in herding, carting, weight pull, obedience, tracking, and schutzhund (protection). Additionally, she has been the leader of 4-H groups in domestic and animal sciences for many years. She is a member of the American Rottweiler Club, founded the Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers, and was a former officer of each affiliation. Not only is she experienced with upbringing man's best friend--she also raises two breeds of AKC dogs--but Pat has owned an exotic animal ranch for over 25 years. Using this experience, she has been writing freelance articles and handbooks on various exotic animals for over 15 years. Pat has lectured on exotic animals and birds, and dog training and temperament at numerous expositions, sales club meetings and Purdue University. She currently lives in Columbus, Texas.
Table of Contents
1 Choosing the Best Dog for You
2 Your Dog's New Home
3 Feeding Your Dog
5 Your Dog's Good Health
6 Training and Teaching Your Dog
7 Having Fun with Your Dog
8 Activities for You and Your Dog
Appendix: Recognized Pure Breeds
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I think that this book gives great advices to children of all ages and adults. I thought it gave great advice to help children be prepared for when they want to get a dog. I have a dog myself and in this book I learned some things about my dog that I didn't know about before. I deffenitly reccomend this book for everyone who has a dog or is interested in getting a dog. I just read the sample and I thought it was GREAT!