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THE DOG BIBLE: EVERYTHING YOUR DOG WANTS YOU TO KNOW

by: Tracie Hotchner

Foreword by Barry Browning, DVM. “The Dog Bible” is ‘Dr. Spock’ for dogs–destined to become an essential & reliable guide for anyone who wants to provide the best care for a beloved pet. 7.5×9 inches, 544 pgs.

1-592-40132-5
978-1-592-40132-1
Softcover
06-01-2005
Dogs & Dog Training

Currently Out of Stock

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Overview

Sixty million dog owners live in America, with close to 80 million dogs, and the pet industry generates 32.4 billion dollars’ worth of business every year. Until now, there was one thing all these dog owners and their money could not buy: an unbiased, well-organized guide covering all the topics that affect dogs’ well being. Lifelong dog owner & mjillion-copy bestselling author Tracie Hotchner has done exhaustive research–reading the latest journals, consulting animal behaviorists & veterinarians, and checking out every dog book on the market–in order to offer just such a guide. The Dog Bible begins with finding the best breed of puppy for you and goes on to cover every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinating subjects readers won’t find in other books.

For everyone who has ever wished Dr. Spock had written about dogs instead—The Dog Bible is your essential guide to everything you will ever need to know. Whether you’re a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers not only the basics, but every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinating and helpful subjects never before collected in one volume:

* The Dangers of Puppy Farms: What pet stores don’t want you to know

* The Logic of the Wolf Pack: Rules from the wild to help you understand and communicate with your dog.

*What does “Alpha Dog” really mean?

* House training for every dog in every possible living situation

* The truth about dog food no one has told you: foods that help, foods that harm
What’s really in it? Learn to read labels!

* Teaching manners: the pros and cons of different training equipment and methods, and how to keep your dog safely on your property

* Vaccination Ethics and Safety: shocking facts about the potential dangers of vaccinations

* Warning Signs of Vicious Dogs: How to know when a dog can—and can’t—be saved

* Scooby Doo Hotchner’s 25 Rules for Kids—a special chapter written just for children to help them stay safe around dogs

* Pregnancy, new babies, and your dog: how to prepare for a peaceful homecoming and life together

* Dog 911: Some of the most—and least—common emergencies your dog may face and what to do, including instructions on how to administer CPR and the Heimlich maneuver

* Life-saving advice about the special needs of toy breeds: everything you need to know to protect and enhance their wonderfully long lives

* Dog Psychology: Eye-opening ideas from an emerging field of study, including a chapter on the weird things dogs do—and why!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracie Hotchner
has distilled years of research into one comprehensive, accessible guide, written in a conversational style that will appeal to dog owners and dog-care professionals alike.

Hotchner is the author of the million-copy bestseller Pregnancy & Childbirth, which was nominated for the American Book Award, as well as three other books on pregnancy. She has appeared on national talk shows, including the Today show and Oprah, and she lives in East Hampton, New York, with her three dogs, Jazzy, Billy Blue, and Scooby Doo.

Details

ISBN: 1-592-40132-5
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE
Publish Date: 06-01-2005

“THE DOG BIBLE: EVERYTHING YOUR DOG WANTS YOU TO KNOW”

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