The Akita: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-10-01
  • Publisher: Howell Book House
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At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn about the species-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The Akita is written by a breed expert and includes a special chapter on training by Dr. Ian Dunbar, internationally renowned animal behaviorist, and chapters on getting active with your dog by longtime Dog Fancy magazine columnist Bardi McLennan. Best of all, the book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet easy and enjoyable.

Author Biography

BARBARA BOUYET first became interested in Akitas in 1976. She is dedicated to the health and welfare of the breed, serving as Science Research Editor for Akita Review and Science and Health Editor for Akita News.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: Welcome to the World of the Akita.
1. What Is an Akita?
2. The Akita's Ancestry.
3. The World According to the Akita.
PART TWO: Living with an Akita.
4. Bringing Your Akita Home.
5. Feeding Your Akita.
6. Grooming Your Akita.
7. Keeping Your Akita Healthy.
PART THREE: Enjoying Your Dog.
8. Basic Training (Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., MRCVS).
9. Getting Active with Your Dog (Bardi McLennan).
10. Your Dog and Your Family (Bardi McLennan).
11. Your Dog and Your Community (Bardi McLennan).
PART FOUR: Beyond the Basics.
12. Recommended Reading.
13. Resources.

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