Product ID: 1231 $19.99
Available 01/10/2017 Fox Chapel Publishing
7.0 X 9.0 in 224 pg
PETS / Dogs / General
Dog Writers Association of America Best Reference Book Winner2017 - United States
If you’re longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new dog owners aren’t prepared, it’s the dog who suffers, so it’s very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable dog for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new dog owners.
Inside 101 Things to Know before Getting a Dog:
Advice on selecting a puppy or adult dog based on your family, living space, and lifestyle
Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group
The equipment and supplies you’ll need before the dog comes home
Getting the dog acclimated to his new environment
Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages
Keeping your dog safe at home and away
Illustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare
Susan M. Ewing has written close to a dozen dog books. She writes a bi-weekly pet column for the Post-Journal of Jamestown, New York, and has written for many national cat and dog publications. Winner of a Maxwell Award from the Dog Writers’ Association of America (DWAA), she is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, DWAA, and the Cat Writers’ Association, of which she is president.