The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--w revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly!Puppyhood is the most crucial stage of your dog's life--the time when you get to teach him how to interact with you and behave in his new home. This updated guide gives you all the tools you need to keep your puppy healthy and turn him into a well-mannered member of your family, including: * Pointers on puppy-proofing your home* Nutritional information to help your puppy thrive* Tips on hassle-free housetraining* Positive training techniques that ensure success* Advice on immunizations and health problems* Bonus chapters available on companion Web sit
Bardi McLennan is the author of many books on dogs, including only the second complete history ever written about her own breed, the Welsh Terrier ( The Welsh Terrier Leads the Way ). She has written books on other breeds, including four since 2000 that have been published in Europe.For fifteen years Bardi was a contributing editor to Dog Fancy magazine, and has written feature articles for the AKC Gazette and all major canine publications, as well as for many trade magazines in the pet industry. She has received the Kal Kan Pedigree Award for outstanding journalism on pet care, plus several awards from the Dog Writers Association of America, where she's been an active member since 1986.No longer involved in breeding and showing her own dogs, Bardi has recently judged a Kerry Blue Terrier Sweepstakes and an Irish Terrier Sweepstakes.