Labrador Retriever, with DVD Your Happy Healthy Pet

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-05

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Packed with full-color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your Labrador Retriever even better. Inside, you'll find: Characteristics to look for when choosing a Lab; a list of supplies you'll need; advice on grooming, feeding, and training; a chart to keep track of important information. In addition, a bonus DVD shows you how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand her unique personality.

Author Biography

Liz Palika is an award-winning author with more than 40 books to her credit, including All Dogs Need Some Training, The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook, Purebred Dog Rescue Adoption, Senior Dogs For Dummies, and several titles in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series.

Table of Contents

The World of the Labrador Retrieverp. 9
What Is a Labrador Retriever?p. 11
The Sporting Breedsp. 11
The Lab's Physical Appearancep. 12
The Lab's Characterp. 15
The Labrador Retriever Yesterday and Todayp. 18
The Lab in the USAp. 20
The Lab Todayp. 21
Why Choose a Labrador Retriever?p. 23
Are You Ready for a Dog?p. 23
The Lab as a Petp. 25
The Working and Field Labp. 29
If Labs Could Choose Their Ownersp. 30
Choosing Your Labrador Retrieverp. 32
Breeder, Rescue, Shelter, or Free?p. 32
Choosing Your Labp. 35
Puppy Temperament Testp. 36
Choosing an Adult Labp. 39
Caring for Your Labrador Retrieverp. 41
Getting Ready for Your Labrador Retrieverp. 42
Basic Suppliesp. 42
Puppy Essentialsp. 43
Make Your Yard Safep. 44
When Your Dog First Comes Homep. 45
Puppy-Proofing Your Homep. 46
Pet Professionalsp. 50
Feeding Your Labrador Retrieverp. 52
Feeding Your Dogp. 52
Nutritional Building Blocksp. 56
Reading Dog Food Labelsp. 57
Commercial Dog Foodsp. 60
Homemade Dietsp. 62
Seven Mistakes to Avoidp. 62
Grooming Your Labrador Retrieverp. 63
Brushingp. 63
Bathingp. 65
Other Detailsp. 67
External Parasitesp. 71
Making Your Environment Flea Freep. 72
Keeping Your Labrador Retriever Healthyp. 76
Preventive Health Carep. 76
Problems That Affect the Labp. 80
Internal Parasitesp. 87
Emergency First Aidp. 91
How to Make a Canine First-Aid Kitp. 92
When to Call the Veterinarianp. 94
As Your Lab Grows Olderp. 98
Enjoying Your Labrador Retrieverp. 101
Training Your Labrador Retrieverp. 102
Understanding Builds the Bondp. 103
Practical Commands for Family Petsp. 109
Training for Attentionp. 118
Teaching Cooperationp. 121
Housetraining Your Labrador Retrieverp. 122
Your Housetraining Shopping Listp. 123
The First Dayp. 124
Confine Your Pupp. 126
Watch Your Pupp. 130
Accidents Happenp. 131
Scheduling Basicsp. 133
Learning More About Your Labrador Retrieverp. 136
Some Good Booksp. 136
Magazinesp. 137
Clubs and Registriesp. 137
On the Internetp. 138
Indexp. 139
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