Dogs for Dummies 2nd Edition
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The indispensable guide to selecting, training, and caring for your dog.From mixes to purebreeds, puppies to seniors, this friendly guide tells you what you need to know to choose train, and enjoy living with a dog. Get the best and latest information on nutrition, preventive health care, common diseases, and more--along with tips for traveling with your pooch, dog gear, and even the hottest new dog sports.Discover how to:Choose the right puppy or dog.Keep your dog groomed, fit, and healthy.Know what to feed your dog.Solve common behavioral problems.Have fun with your dog.The Dummies WayExplanations in plain English."Get in, get out" information.Icons and other navigational aids.Tear-out cheat sheet.Top ten lists.A dash of humor and fun.
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Dogs for Dummies is the ultimate reference book for any dog owner.

October 7, 2010 10:19 pm | By Zootoo Editor Flinn D.

Dogs for Dummies, 2nd Edition brings its A-game, yet again, in a simple, easy-to-use tome that is a godsend for dog-owners. This time the editors have tapped Gina Spaddafori, a long time pet-care columnist, to deliver the goods. And deliver she does.

Dogs for Dummies, 2nd Edition, leaves no stone unturned in its quest to bring the reader the most limitless and easy-to-use dog reference book on the planet. The book’s Table of Contents is ten pages long. ‘Nuff said.

This reference guide’s first few chapters cover the basics – when is the right time to bring a dog into your life? Where should you purchase from? How can you prepare your home for a puppy? Then the book segues into the relationship that you will build with your dog and outlines different techniques on how to execute this. After that, the book covers methods for training your dog, keeping your dog healthy and tips for having a happy life with your dog.

At this point, if you aren’t cross-eyed, you can keep reading and learn the top ten myths about dogs, or tips on how to travel with your dog — or even how to prepare your dog for a natural disaster.

Dogs for Dummies, like its predecessors in the “For Dummies” series, is impressive not just for its breadth and scope, but for the way in which its contents are so carefully and methodically indexed for ease of use.

Bottom line: For dog owners — even those who think they know everything, this book is a bible, keep it close at hand.

Pros: Easy-to-use, comprehensive; useful tips and information for any pet owner.

Cons: None.

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Reader's Reviews (4)
Klfowler
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Rating: 4

Good general information

posted 6 years ago

This as with all "Dummies" books is easy to pick up and read. Lots of information in it and most of it is good common sense information.

Pros: easy to read

Cons: none

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Jeanie M.
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Rating: 5

A great gift

posted 6 years ago

I bought this as a gift when my nieces were getting their first dog. It's pretty basic stuff, but written well and with a touch of humor. I learned from it as well. (OK so I always read the book I'm giving as a gift before I give it away.)

Pros: fun and easy reading

Cons: basic

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