Adopting a Dog: The Indispensable Guide for Your Newest Family Member
John Ross, Barbara McKinneyISBN: 0393326500;
At last, an indispensable guide to the unique needs of the 2.5 million dogs adopted every year in America. Unbelievably, there has never been a comprehensive training-and-care guide written for the adopted or "pre-owned" dog. Manuals abound for the puppy, even for the adult or mature dog, but Adopting a Dog has established itself as the standard work for this exploding population. John Ross and Barbara McKinney provide invaluable advice for every kind of adoptable dog: the older puppy, the overactive or unhousebroken adult dog, the shelter pooch, or even the mature canine in need of one last, loving home. As previous dog owners know, great intentions are not enough to make your new pet a well-loved, well-behaved partof your family. Your enthusiasm after rescuing a homeless dog can quickly turn sour when problems appear. After all, it's not unusual for adopted dogs to bring all sorts of behavioral baggage with them. In fact, their behavioral problems may have been...
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