Your New Dog: An Expert Answers Your Every Question

Your New Dog: An Expert Answers Your Every Question

by Susan McCullough




Bringing a new puppy or dog into your life can be either one of the most joyous or frustrating experiences you'll ever have. Written by award-winning writer and pet expert Susan McCullough, "Your New Dog" provides a complete guide to starting off right with a new canine companion. Targeted to the inexperienced but conscientious dog owner - but also useful to anyoner who wants further education about their pet -- "Your New Dog" is written in a reader-friendly question-and-answer format. From learning where to find your new dog to the how-tos of feeding and caring for him, this book is full of lists and charts that help you shop for supplies and organize information. Your new dog is your newest family member and this book will ensure that you have the expectations and information you need to launch a lifetime of loving canine companionship!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931868181
Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/28/2003
Series: Capital Ideas: Pets Ser.: Pets Are Family Too Ser.
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Award-winning writer and pet expert Susan McCullough has written numerous of books and articles about dogs. She is the author of Housetraining For Dummies (Hungry Minds, 2002). McCullough won the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award in 2002 and 2001 and was a finalist in 2000. In addition, she won the 2001Eukanuba Canine Health Award for the feature article that best promotes the health and well-being of dogs. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, Family Circle, Modern Maturity, Woman's Day Moms on Call, Dog World, Popular Dogs, Dogs USA, Cats,, PetLife, Whole Dog Journal, and many others. McCullough is a contributor for New Choices in Natural Healing for Dogs and Cats (Rodale Press, 1999), The Well-Mannered Dog (Rodale Press, 1999), PetSpeak (Rodale Press, 2000), and Chicken Soup for the Cat and Dog Lover's Soul (Health Communications, 1999). She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Washington Independent Writers, Dog Writers Association of America, and Cat Writers Association. McCullough lives in the Washington DC area with her family.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Making Sure You're Ready for a New Dog
Chapter Two: Knowing Where to Find Your New Dog
Chapter Three: Choosing Your New Dog
Chapter Four: Shopping for Your New Dog
Chapter Five: Getting Your Home Ready for Your New Dog
Chapter Six: Starting Life with Your New Dog
Chapter Seven: Dealing with Your New Dog's Health Issues
Chapter Eight: Dealing with Your New Dog's Emotional Issues
Chapter Nine: Feeding Your New Dog
Chapter Ten: Grooming Your New Dog
Chapter Eleven: Exercising Your New Dog
Chapter Twelve: Socializing Your New Dog
Chapter Thirteen: Teaching Your New Dog
Chapter Fourteen: Housetraining Your New Dog
Chapter Fifteen: Building Your New Dog's Knowledge
Chapter Sixteen: Sharing Your Life with Your New Dog
Afterword: Facing the Future with Your New Dog
Appendix One: A Dog Breed Primer
Appendix Two: New Dog Document Samples

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