German Shepherds For Dummies
D. Caroline Coile
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Everybody thinks they know the German Shepherd. Many of us grew upwith Rin Tin Tin, or we saw German Shepherds in nightly newsreports breaking up riots, or we saw them in neighbors’backyards protecting children. But that only scratches the surfaceof 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 itwith a German Shepherd than with other breeds. And if you’rethinking about adding one to your family, or you already have one,you need to know all you can about this breed. Which is whereGerman Shepherds For Dummies comes in.
Is this noble and intelligent breed the right dog for you andyour family? German Shepherds For Dummies provides theanswer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for,and living with this loveable breed. Lifelong German Shepherd ownerand longtime German Shepherd breeder, trainer, and exhibitor,Carline Coile, PhD ,gets you up and running with what you need toknow to:
Find and communicate with reputable breedersChoose the right German Shepherd for youHousebreak and socialize your new puppyEducate yourself and your dogHandle behavioral problemsParticipate in competitions
Dr. Coile provides insights into the German Shepherd temperamentand loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice, along with fun factsand Shepherd trivia, amusing and informative anecdotes, and tips onhow to have a great time with your dog. Discover how to:
Understand how to communicate with your German ShepherdTrain your German ShepherdFind a good trainer and attend classesDeal with hereditary health problemsFeed and exercise your German ShepherdRecognize, prevent and treat common health problemsHave loyal friend for life
The indispensable guide for you and your German Shepherd,German Shepherds For Dummies is the only book you’llneed to help you have the best possible experience with thishandsome and sensitive breed of dog.