The Complete Guide to Bloodhounds

The Complete Guide to Bloodhounds

by Kevin Stueber

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When I bought my first Bloodhound, I asked the breeder if there were any crucial items I should buy for my dog. Her answer caught me by surprise. Without hesitation, she replied, "you're going to need two mops: one for the floor and one for the walls."

Their iconic look, sound and ability to track scents all make the Bloodhound stand out amongst the rest. Their natural aptitude for following a scent is so reliable; it can even be used in court. When these dogs aren't helping law enforcement solve cases, their gentle disposition is also used for therapy and rehabilitation. In all, these wonderful dogs are not only a joy to own but are undeniable in their abilities to help humans.

This guide will walk you through the in's and out's of owning this phenomenal breed. Whether you're someone playing with the idea of getting a Bloodhound, or have already embarked on your journey with your pup, this guide will offer an insight into how to create a happy and fulfilling life for you and your Bloodhound. This book will answer all your questions such as:

Is a Bloodhound the right dog for me?
I brought my Bloodhound home. What now?
How can I best train my Bloodhound?
What are some common mistakes should I avoid?

Covering everything from specific breed traits, to training, to old age and end of life care, this guide will walk you through what you and your dog need to be happy and healthy. Owning this breed can come with its own set of joys and frustrations, and this definitive guide will let you know you're not alone. It's ok to be frustrated at times with this hard-headed breed, because the rewards of owning one are well worth the struggle.

Topics covered in the book include:

Bloodhounds - A History and Description of the Breed
Special Considerations and Special Needs
Making Sure Your Home is Suitable for a Bloodhound
Choosing the Perfect Bloodhound for Your Lifestyle
Starting the Journey - Start Strong With Your Pup!
The Joys and Frustrations of Having a Fur Toddler
Getting them to "Go" When and Where you Want
Making Friends. Both Human and Canine
Bringing the Wild into your Home: A Pack of Your Own
Exercise: Your Bloodhound's Best Friend
Basic Household Training
Basic Commands
Advanced Training: Using Your Bloodhound's Nose
Identifying and Correcting Bad Behaviors
Vacation: To Take Your Bloodhound or Leave Them at Home
Grooming Your Bloodhound
Basic Health Care
Bloodhound Specific Health
Long and Full Lives: How to Love and How to Say Goodbye

So, if having an enormous, hard-headed drool monster sounds appealing to you, get a Bloodhound. They are a special breed and require a truly special and patient owner. This book will help you decide if you are ready to take on the challenge of having one and will tell you everything you need to know about these gentle giants.

Mops Sold Separately.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161513491
Publisher: LP Media
Publication date: 04/27/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Kevin has worked as an Analyst and Technical Writer for a major telecommunications company in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past 6 years. He received a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of New Mexico in 2009. He is an outdoor and Jeep enthusiast who spends most weekends and free afternoons in the mountains and desert surrounding Albuquerque with his wife, stepson, and nephew. HIs time in the wilderness of New Mexico, Colorado, and South Carolina inspired him to begin his journey of owning and training Bloodhounds after seeing how critical they were in survival and search and rescue situations. Kevin has a child on the way and employs the techniques discussed in this book to ensure a harmonious relationship between humans and hounds in his home.

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