Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew up with Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly news reports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors' backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surface of one of the most fascinating and confusing breeds on earth. Whether it's selection, nutrition, routine health care, training, competition, or just having fun, there's more to it with a German Shepherd than with other breeds. And if you're thinking about adding one to your family, or you already have one, you need to know all you can about this breed. Which is where German Shepherds For Dummies comes in. Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you and your family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for, and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd owner and longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor, Carline Coile, PhD ,gets you up and running with what you need to know to: * Find and communicate with reputable breeders * Choose the right German Shepherd for you * Housebreak and socialize your new puppy * Educate yourself and your dog * Handle behavioral problems * Participate in competitions Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun facts and Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips on how to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to: Understand how to communicate with your German Shepherd Train your German Shepherd Find a good trainer and attend classes Deal with hereditary health problems Feed and exercise your German Shepherd Recognize, prevent and treat common health problems Have loyal friend for life The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd, German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you'll need to help you have the best possible experience with this handsome and sensitive breed of dog. German Shepherds For Dummies (9781119644644) was previously published as German Shepherds For Dummies (9780764552809). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.
D. Caroline Coile, PhD, is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 34 dog books and many dog-related magazine articles, and she's the winner of 20 national dog-writing awards.
Choose the right German Shepherd for you Housebreak, train, and socialize your new puppy Handle common behavioral problems Get the lowdown on this noble breed Loyal and intelligent, the German Shepherd has a long history as a working dog and as a family companion. But how do you decide if a Shepherd is for you? Look no further! This fun and friendly book helps you choose the right German Shepherd for your family, provides insights into the breed's temperament, delivers sensible advice on taking care of and training your dog, offers tips on participating in a variety of competitions, and much more. You'll soon discover that your German Shepherd will be your loyal friend for life. Inside... Acclimate your puppy to his new home Educate yourself and your dog Maintain good health through proper diet and exercise Make training fun and effective Communicate with your German Shepherd Have fun with your famiy friend
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