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Adoptable dog : teaching your adopted pet to obey, trust, and love you
Ross, John.
Adult Nonfiction SF431 .R648 2003

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ContentsPage
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Part 1 - Adopting the Right Dogp. 1
1. - Why Adopt? The Pros and Consp. 3
2. - What Are You Looking For?p. 10
3. - Evaluating Adoption Resourcesp. 20
4. - Picking the Perfect Petp. 29
Part 2 - Off to a Good Startp. 39
5. - A Dog-Friendly House and Yardp. 41
6. - Canine Communicationp. 52
7. - Taking Charge: What It Means to Be Pack Leaderp. 60
8. - Bonding from Day Onep. 70
Part 3 - Problem Solving for Your Adopted Dogp. 77
9. - Housebreaking an Adolescent or Adult Dogp. 79
10. - Mouthing and Biting Problemsp. 96
11. - Excessive Barkingp. 106
12. - Problems with Foodp. 116
13. - Separation Anxietyp. 126
14. - Shy and Submissive Dogsp. 133
15. - Overcoming the Scars of Abusep. 149
16. - When the Best Efforts Failp. 158
Part 4 - Adoptable Dog Trainingp. 165
17. - A Commonsense Training Philosophyp. 167
18. - Using the Right Equipmentp. 172
19. - Your Training Environmentp. 191
20. - Sit on Commandp. 198
21. - Down on Commandp. 207
22. - Sit-Stayp. 218
23. - Down-Stayp. 231
24. - Come on Commandp. 236
25. - Walking on a Leashp. 254
26. - Greeting People Without Jumpingp. 266
Part 5 - Additional Tips for Successp. 281
27. - Exercise Is a Mustp. 283
28. - Grooming Tipsp. 294
29. - Kids and Dogs: Play It Safep. 302
30. - Your Adopted Dog and Other Petsp. 312
31. - Spaying and Neutering Mythsp. 320
Epilogue: Giving Back--More Ways to Help Unwanted Dogsp. 329
A Personal Afterwordp. 333
Appendix A - Adoptable Dogs on the World Wide Webp. 335
Appendix B - Humane Societiesp. 337
Indexp. 341


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