A new puppy in the family is an exciting time for young and old alike. The arrival of this cute little bundle of fur and joy will capture your heart. But a puppy also brings with it responsibilities and some challenges. This book guides you through every aspect of choosing and owning your puppy and nurturing it into the obedient, loving, loyal, fully grown dog that will be a credit to you or your family. How and where to find the best breeder; Providing bedding, a sleeping area and safe toys; Basic house training and play suggestions from day one; Micro chipping and pet safety and health Supervising children and dogs; Obedience training; Showing your dog; Coping with illness and bereavement; With additional comments and advice from other dog owners, this book is a must for anyone considering buying - or just about to buy - a new puppy.
Contents: Introduction; 1.Finding the best puppy for you; 2. Your Home and your puppy; 4. The health of your puppy; 5. Food for life; 6. Children and dogs; 7. Canine safety; 8. Travelling with a puppy; 9. Hobbies with your dog; 10. The years ahead; 11. Coping with bereavement; Productions for puppies; Books and contact information; Contributors; Index.