The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide: Caring for a Dog When You're Short on Time and Space

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9780882665757: The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide: Caring for a Dog When You're Short on Time and Space

Easy-to-read chapters remove the anxieties associated with selecting the right dog, housebreaking, exercise, manners, behavior problems, home hazards, travel, and dog health.

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Thousands of people who would love to own a dog decide that they can't, often for one of the following reasons: they live in the city or suburbs; they live in an apartment, condominium, or small house; or they work and are away from home all day.

If you are one of these frustrated dog lovers, The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide can help. Author Diana Delmar explains how you can select the dog best suited to your own personality, schedule, and living space. Understanding the options, the rules, and the responsibilities of living with a dog can ensure the health and happiness of both animal and owner, and Diana Delmar discusses all the vital issues:

-- Where to Get Your Dog - Shelter, Breeder, or Pet Store?

-- Checking a Dog's Personality Before You Bring It Home

-- How to "Puppy-Proof" Your Home

-- Indoor and Outdoor Housebreaking Tricks

-- Professional Training Versus Training the Dog Yourself

-- Dog Schedules, Sitters, and Kennels

-- Keeping Your Neighbors Friendly

This book covers more than just the basics, providing information specifically designed for owners of confined dogs. From ideas for indoor exercises you can do with your dog to a guide to common behavior problems, from identifying hazards in your home to travelling with your pet, The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide clearly and concisely deals with the special challenges -- as well as the special rewards -- of keeping a dog as a companion.

Invaluable for urban and suburban dwellers alike, the book applies as well to everyone who keeps a dog and works outside the home. Remove the anxieties and maximize the pleasures of owning a dog with The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide.

About the Author:

Diana Delamar is a freelance writer and editor specializing in veterinary topics and human health-care trends. She is the author of The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide and Taking Up Riding as an Adult, both from Storey Books.

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