Bulldogs For Dummies

Bulldogs For Dummies

By: Susan M. Ewing (author)Paperback

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Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to Understand the breed and its history Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active Watch for breed-specific health problems

About Author

Susan Ewing has been in dogs since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with the emphasis on trying. She holds a Master s degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and of the Cat Writers Association and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who s Who in America. Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand; The New Owner s Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis; The Pug; and The Dachshund. Her column, The Pet Pen, is in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book , Cats Do It Better Than People. Her articles have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA s Animal Watch, and Bird Talk. She has been a radio copywriter, owned and operated a boarding kennel, and served as the director of the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.


Introduction 1 Part I: A Bully for You 7 Chapter 1: Bulldog: A Tough Name for a Big Softy 9 Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with the Bulldog Package 15 Chapter 3: Deciding on a Bulldog 37 Chapter 4: Finding the Best Bulldog for You 41 Part II: Living with Your Bulldog 53 Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Bulldog 55 Chapter 6: Bringing Your Bulldog Home 67 Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bulldog 75 Chapter 8: Grooming Your Bulldog 89 Part III: Training, Working, and Traveling: The Busy Bulldog 105 Chapter 9: Housetraining Your Bulldog 107 Chapter 10: Mastering Good Manners and Basic Commands 119 Chapter 11: Showing and Showing Off Your Well-Trained Bulldog 139 Chapter 12: On the Go: Taking, Leaving, or Looking for Bully 161 Part IV: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy 179 Chapter 13: Knowing Your Veterinarian, Vaccinations, and Common Treatments 181 Chapter 14: Recognizing and Tackling Bulldog Health Issues 195 Chapter 15: Familiarizing Yourself with Fido First Aid 215 Chapter 16: Caring for Your Senior Bulldog 229 Part V: The Part of Tens 241 Chapter 17: Nine Great Resources for Bulldog Owners 243 Chapter 18: Ten Good Reasons for Not Breeding Your Bulldog 249 Chapter 19: Ten Important Things to Do for Your Bulldog 255 Index 259

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780764599798
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9780764599798
  • weight: 420
  • ISBN10: 0764599798

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