The Total Dog Manual
The editors of Adopt-a-Pet.com, the world’s largest nonprofit homeless pet adoption website, have written a new book Total Dog Manual (Adopt-a-Pet.com): Meet, Train and Care for Your New Best Friend.
The Total Dog Manual has everything from how to choose and understand your pet as well as appropriate training methods and environments, to selecting the right food, toys, and care for your new family member.
From understanding a dog’s anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips, all the information you need to understand your dog is now at your fingertips. Broken up into three sections–behavior, training and care–and easily organized from puppy-hood to old age, you will learn tips on curbing bad habits, teaching basic commands, vacationing with your dog, communicating effectively and much, much more. The Total Dog Manual’s easy to follow format and step-by-step training methods makes this your foolproof guide to dog care.
Behavior Why do dogs jump so much? What do wolves have to do with anything? What supplies do you need before you bring home a new puppy? Find these answers and so much more to better understand how dogs “talk” to each other—and to us—and how to communicate more effectively with your pets.
Training Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Look no further for the instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, the latest thinking on teaching basic commands, and how to deal with the challenges and rewards of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family.
Care Is his fur a tangled mess? What kind of collar tag should you get? What do you do during a thunderstorm or with an elderly animal? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, vacations and travel, and major upheavals such as moving homes or stressful situations.
All the information you need to understand your dog is now at your fingertips. The Total Dog Manual’s easy to follow format and the step-by-step training methods makes this your foolproof guide to dog care.