By Margaret H. Bonham
The ebook to convey domestic earlier than you carry domestic a dog or a puppy! canines are magnificent partners, yet they wish plenty of consciousness and care. Are you up for the problem? With this functional, hands-on advisor, you are going to be aware of what to expect--cost-wise, care-wise, and chore-wise. you will have details on selecting the best puppy on your family members, taking good care of it, and extra. details and interactive actions comprise: Worksheets that assist you make knowledgeable judgements, decide on a breeder or a veterinarian, and extra Questions and charts that can assist you ensure in case your kin is prepared for puppy possession, no matter if to get a dog or a puppy, and extra Checklists protecting how you can puppy-proof a house, vaccinations your puppy must have, goods you have to prior to bringing the package deal of pleasure domestic, and different facets of being a liable puppy ''parent'' * puppy care chore charts to maintain you equipped * advised actions, together with pages for children to paint * assets to maintain along with your pet's files and knowledge carry Me domestic! canine make nice PETS covers welcoming your new puppy into your loved ones, crate education and housetraining, healthcare, and extra that will help you make a cheerful domestic in your puppy. Then she's going to faithfully welcome you domestic time after time for years and wags to return.
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Why did you breed these two dogs? Responsible answer: To produce puppies that will improve the breed. How old are the puppies’ parents? Responsible answer: Two years or older. Have the puppies been wormed and vaccinated? Responsible answer: Yes (and specifies dates). continues Finding Your Dog How did you choose the stud dog? Responsible answer: I searched for the right dog to breed to this female. I looked for a dog that would improve the conformation and bloodline of my stock. qxd 7/27/05 11:56 AM Page 38 Bring Me Home!
3. Call the breeders in your area to find out if they will have puppies in the near future or if they currently have dogs available. 4. If the breeder has puppies available or soon will have, take the time to qualify the breeder. Do not skip this step—this is important! Ask the questions in the worksheet “Is This a Responsible Breeder? Breeder Interview Questions” on page 36. 5. Visit the breeder to see the facilities and to meet the breeder. 6. Ask to see appropriate paperwork and make sure everything is in order before putting a deposit down on a puppy or dog.
How do you determine a dog’s temperament? First, you need to do research on each individual breed you’re interested in (the dog breed books in the Your Happy Healthy Pet series, by Howell Book House, are an excellent resource; you can also talk with owners and breeders of these dogs) and determine whether the temperament of the breed is right for you. As you look at individual dogs, you’ll need to perform the basic puppy tests and temperament tests included in chapter 3 to see if the dog is right for you and your family.