It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion…for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life. Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, Pomeranians For Dummies fills you in on everything you need to know to find, choose, raise, care for, and have a ball with a member of that outstanding breed of dog. From finding your canine soul mate to breeding Pomeranians for show or companionship, award-winning dog author and renowned dog psychologist, Dr. Caroline Coile covers all the bases, including how to: Decide whether the Pom is right for you Find a good Pom breeder Select the perfect Pom for you Make sense of your Pom’s behavior Train your Pom Keep your Pom happy, healthy and well-groomed Know what common health problems to look for Take your Pom on the road Illustrated with dozens of heart-melting photos of Poms in-action, Pomeranians For Dummies helps you to guarantee that you and your little buddy have a long, happy life together.
Introduction. Part I: Pomeranians: What’s Not to Love? Chapter 1: Catching Pomer-mania. Chapter 2: What’s in a Pom? Chapter 3: In Search of Your Soul Mate. Chapter 4: The Final Selection: Picking Your Perfect Partner. Part II: When Your House Becomes Your Pom’s Home. Chapter 5: Prepare to Be Pomerized! Chapter 6: Coming Home. Chapter 7: Starting Off on the Right Paw: The First Few Days. Part III: Caring for Your Pom from Head to Paw. Chapter 8: Eating Out of the Pom of Your Hand. Chapter 9: Primping Your Pom. Chapter 10: Maintaining Your Pom’s Health and Happiness. Chapter 11: Doctoring Your Dog. Chapter 12: Traveling with a Pom Pilot (Or Leaving Him in Others’ Care). Part IV: Training Your Pom with TLC. Chapter 13: Saving the Carpets: Housetraining. Chapter 14: Mastering Manners and Basic Commands. Chapter 15: Dealing with Doggy Delinquents. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Cool Activities to Do with Your Pom. Chapter 17: Ten Fun Facts about Poms. Index.
D. Caroline Coile, PhD, has written 26 books and more than 300 articles about dogs. She has received numerous awards and has taught college classes in psychology and animal learning.
Tips on health, grooming, and having a happy Pom Discover the secrets to nurturing and training this beloved breed Has your heart been stolen by a Pomeranian? You're not alone. The popular Pom is a wonderful companion, but he also has some unique needs. This book will help you pick a puppy, handle basic training, anticipate health and behavior issues, and enjoy a happy, healthy life with your energetic little pal. Find a good Pom breeder Pom-proof your home Understand your Pom's behavior Keep your Pom well groomed Recognize common health problems Travel with your Pom