German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

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Dedicated to the worlda€™s most accomplished working dog, respected guard dog, and beloved family companion, the German Shepherd Dog, this Smart Ownera€™s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining. Each Smart Ownera€™s Guide offers a description of the breeda€™s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppya€™s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more. Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call a€œIta€™s a Fact, a€ a€œSmart Tip, a€ a€œNotable a Quotable, a€ and a€œDid You Know?a€ Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called a€œPop Pupsa€ and a€œTrue Tails.a€ Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the a€œTry Thisa€ feature pages. The Smart Ownera€™s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by At Club GSD, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20, 000 pages of solid information, therea€™s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes. The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Ownera€™s Guide is fully indexed.If you use a hair dryer, test the air flow against the inside of your wrist first, then hold it about 10 to 12 inches from your dog ... All dogs shed. German Shepherds shed a lot. Shedding is controlled in large part by how much light he is exposed to.

Title:German Shepherd Dog
Author:Dog Fancy Magazine
Publisher:i5 Publishing - 2010-12-07


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