101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

The Essential Guide to Preparing Your Family and Home for a Canine Companion

101 Things to Know Before Getting a Dog

By:  Ewing, Susan

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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


Author Biography

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.