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Collins Complete Dog Manual

Collins Complete Dog Manual
Collins Dictionaries

A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to all aspects of owning a dog.All of the aspects of dog ownership are covered in the comprehensive Collins Complete Dog Manual. From choosing which breed is right for you, to all elements of looking after your dog, training your dog and building a meaningful relationship with your dog, this book is the most complete and most authoritative guide to caring for and living with your beloved pet.The book offers an appealing combination of accurate and practical information and stunning photography.Includes:Which Breed?Finding a DogRescue DogsThe Perfect PuppySettling into a New HomeDog Breed GuideThe Most Popular BreedsDog BehaviourHuman/Dog RelationshipCommunication MechanismsCuring Common ProblemsTrainingDaily CareHealthcareAdvanced Dog Care

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Note: Dogs obviously come in both sexes, but to simplify our training message

we have used 'he’ rather than 'he/she’ or 'it’ when referring to any dog.

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This edition first published by HarperCollinsPublishers 2014 The material featured in this book was originally published in The Family Dog © 2000 and Need to Know: Dog Training © 2005.

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Source ISBN: 9780007513109

Ebook Edition © November 2014 ISBN: 9780007513116

Version: 2014-11-04

Contents

Cover (#uc12af757-7b68-5371-811e-99e8e62fc11d)

Title Page (#ua280d952-9f8f-525c-b015-2e71138c048e)

Copyright (#u57c66021-9220-5d67-b57d-b928b14a2f8c)

Chapter 1 (#ulink_2bff6ccc-00b5-5f78-8540-6c1eca720806)

Choosing Your Dog (#ulink_2bff6ccc-00b5-5f78-8540-6c1eca720806)

Finding a Dog (#ulink_2da24d8f-0c00-5766-ac81-d0af787744fc)

Selecting the Right Dog (#ulink_bf6ffcd6-7b64-594e-93f6-eadddaf9d46b)

The Perfect Puppy (#ulink_7b5325e3-4748-533e-9f39-af39b01a41b3)

Good Social Skills (#ulink_f532807e-4c9b-5983-bd91-0d689f089a43)

Chapter 2 (#ulink_36539efe-d2bd-57b2-9db2-a9c0fd1db62f)

Dog Breed Guide (#ulink_36539efe-d2bd-57b2-9db2-a9c0fd1db62f)

Gundogs (#ulink_9b1fbf77-4a91-56f2-99d7-2946f4eba464)

Hounds (#ulink_5363f9cd-b4d3-554c-ab44-0ae6edca586d)

Working Dogs (#ulink_c7eed37a-8b08-5e6f-a041-7c8487fa54c1)

Terriers (#ulink_d179f494-9cb6-506c-ba59-e2ce0cacc2f8)

Toy Dogs (#ulink_a7982f6b-8f2d-5a64-bcf8-041ff6cd88c9)

Utility (#litres_trial_promo)

Pastoral (#litres_trial_promo)

Other Popular Breeds (#litres_trial_promo)

Useful Addresses (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 3 (#litres_trial_promo)

Good Dog Behaviour (#litres_trial_promo)

Communicating with Your Dog (#litres_trial_promo)

Communication Mechanisms (#litres_trial_promo)

Curing Common Problems (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter 4 (#litres_trial_promo)

Training Your Dog (#litres_trial_promo)

Training Basics (#litres_trial_promo)

Body Language (#litres_trial_promo)

Starting Off (#litres_trial_promo)

Equipment and Training Aids (#litres_trial_promo)
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