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German Shepherd Dog Your Happy Healthy Pet

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ISBN-10: 0470192313

ISBN-13: 9780470192313

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Liz Palika

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Updated coverage: Comprehensive guidance and information for the German Shepherd owner. From understanding the breed behaviors and characteristics to choosing the right pup to grooming, feeding, and training, readers will have an all-encompassing guide. Assured quality: This book is ideal for a new dog owner. The all-new full-color photos create its visual appeal; the sturdy hardcover and preprinted cases produce functionality. Author expertise: The Happy Healthy Pet books are written by respected and established authors. Information is readable and to-the-point and presented in an easy-to-follow format. The 30-minute dog training DVD is a perfect complement to this new…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

The World of the German Shepherd Dog
What Is a German Shepherd Dog?
The Herding Breeds
The GSD's Physical Appearance
The GSD's Character
The Stuff of Legends
The GSD Yesterday and Today
The First GSDs
The Changing German Shepherd Dog
The GSD in the USA
The GSD Today
Why Choose a German Shepherd Dog?
Are You Ready for a Dog?
The GSD as a Pet
The Working GSD
If GSDs Could Choose Their Owners
Choosing Your German Shepherd Dog
Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?
Finding the Right GSD
Choosing the GSD for You
Puppy Temperament Test
Choosing an Adult GSD
Caring for Your German Shepherd
Getting Ready for Your GSD
Basic Supplies
When Your Dog First Comes Home
Puppy-Proofing Your Home
Puppy Essentials
Feeding Your German Shepherd Dog
The Importance of Good Nutrition
Commercial Dog Foods
Reading Dog Food Labels
Homemade Diets
Feeding Your Dog
Seven Mistakes to Avoid
Grooming Your German Shepherd Dog
Brushing
Bathing
Other Details
External Parasites
Making Your Environment Flea Free
Keeping Your GSD Healthy
The Daily Check
Internal Parasites
Problems that Affect the GSD
Emergency First Aid
When to Call the Veterinarian
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kit
Medicating Your Dog
As Your GSD Grows Older
Enjoying Your German Shepherd
Training Your German Shepherd Dog
Understanding Builds the Bond
Practical Commands for Family Pets
Training for Attention
Teaching Cooperation
Housetraining Your GSD
Your Housetraining Shopping List
The First Day
Confine Your Pup
Watch Your Pup
Accidents Happen
Scheduling Basics
Appendix: Learning More About Your German Shepherd Dog
Some Good Books
Magazines
Clubs and Registries
Internet Resources
Index