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Your Dog: The Owner's Manual by Marty Becker

May 17, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 154

This book is broken down into four sections: Fresh Starts and New Beginnings (finding the right pet), How to Care for and Keep Your Pet Healthy and Safe (eating, grooming and everyday care), The Social Behavior (training) and In Sickness and in Health (preventive care, emergencies, medical care and special care for the aging dog).

In the first section, we are given information on how to deal with a breeder as you are looking for your dog. You will also find information about the different kinds of breeds available. Dr. Becker lists many of the basic items you will need for your dog such as a brush, crates, dishes and dental care necessities.

In the second section, you will find information on what your dog should eat, on weight control, canned vs. pouched food, treats and homemade food. There is also a great source of information on exercise for your dog and activities like fetching and swimming. There is a wealth of information on grooming and brushing teeth. You will learn to use the right tools for grooming and several tips for bathing your dog. You are also told how to prevent catastrophes.

The third section covers behavior training and socialism. You will learn to be consistent when training your puppy and the right time to give praise. How do you handle a puppy that is chewing and doing other naughty things such as biting and barking? You will find the answer to these questions in this section.

In the fourth section, we learn that is very important to find a good veterinarian. Once that is done your dog should have a wellness exam. This book does an excellent job of informing a dog owner about what is checked in this exam. You will understand why preventive care is so very important. We are also given information on how to deal with emergencies and what you should have in a first-aid kit for your dog. There is information on caring for an aging dog and when a decision must be made to say goodbye to your elderly pet.

As you can see, this book is an excellent source for anyone who owns or wants to own a dog. This is a book you will want to keep on your shelf as a handy reference. Dr. Becker is an expert in this area and he has created this manual for dog owners. He also has many money saving tips listed. I have read many books and guides about dogs but Your Dog: The Owner's Manual has to be the best and most comprehensive one I have read.

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