This book is an absolute must for anyone thinking of getting a puppy. Canine author Linda Whitwam provides a step-by-step guide to selecting the one unique puppy most likely to fit in with you and your family.
This latest book in the acclaimed Canine Handbook series steers prospective owners around the many pitfalls of puppy buying and gives them the expert knowledge to select the individual puppy which is right for them.
Written in an easy-to-understand manner suitable for ages 10 to 100, this in-depth manual is packed full of invaluable information you won’t find elsewhere and makes a great gift for any prospective owner. It includes:
The insider’s guide to the to 25 most popular breeds registered with the Kennel Clubs – and one that isn’t
Choosing a crossbreed or mixed breed
Suitable breeds and crossbreeds for allergy sufferers
Topical health issues with various pure breeds
How to find a good breeder – and the right questions to ask
How to reduce the risk of buying a puppy with health problems
How to pick the puppy with the temperament and energy levels to suit your household
The book is full of tips on what to do before and after you bring your new arrival home, covering:/
Puppy proofing your home
Bringing your puppy home
Feeding schedules, charts and types of food
Housetraining and crate training
Basic obedience and collar and lead training
All about spaying and neutering
Getting a puppy from a rescue centre
The signs of a healthy puppy
How to spot if your puppy is unwell
One of the main reasons puppies are given away or end up in rescue centres is owners’ unrealistic expectations of their dog. Pick the puppy that’s right for you and look forward to a decade or more of happiness with the perfect companion – who turned out to be all that you'd hoped for.
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If you want a puppy read this book first. It has everything you need to know.
This book is a must read for anyone considering a puppy. Linda Whitwam covers, in depth, everything you need to know about owning and caring for a puppy. I especially love the summaries of each breed which is very helpful. I also really like the section on feeding which includes how to "read" a dog food label. For me this book is key to making sure I am doing the best for my puppy. If you want a Labradoodle have a look at Linda's book dedicated to them, that also is very good.