Beagles for Dummies


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Author: Susan McCullough. 
288 Pages.
November 2006.
ISBN: 9780470039618

Beagles are an extraordinary breed—no bones about it. They're cute, compact, fun-loving, and great with kids. (Not to mention those soulful eyes!) But their sense of humor, independence, and stubborn nature isn't for everyone. So whether you're thinking about getting your very own Snoopy-dog, or if you'dve already opened your heart and home to one, Beagles for Dummies answers important questions like:

What are Beagles supposed to look like and how should they behave?
Should I choose a puppy or an adult dog? Male or female?
How do I correct my Beagle’s behavior problems?
What do I need to do to survive my Beagle’s puppyhood?
How can I Beagle-proof my house to keep him (and my stuff) safe?
What should I teach my Beagle to do? How do I teach him?
What health problems is my Beagle likely to have when he’s young? How about when he grows up—or gets old?
Life with these little hounds can lead to years of merriment, entertainment, and love—but if you think Beagles are just another hound dog, think again! Whether you want to know everything there is to living with a Beagle, or just want to skip to a relevant subject (like how to keep him out of the hamper), Beagles for Dummies gives you everything you need to choose and raise your Snoopy soul mate.

Table of Contents:
Part I: Getting to Know Beagles.
Chapter 1: Beagles and You: Made for Each Other?
Chapter 2: The Incredible, Lovable Beagle.
Chapter 3: Gonna Find Me a Beagle.
Chapter 4: Choosing Your Beagle Soul Mate.

Part II: Starting Life with Your Beagle.
Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Beagle’s Arrival.
Chapter 6: Welcoming Your Beagle Home.
Chapter 7: Beginning a Beautiful Friendship.

Part III: Caring for Your Beagle.
Chapter 8: Feeding Your Beagle.
Chapter 9: Getting Physical: Exercising Your Beagle.
Chapter 10: Sprucing Up Your Beagle.
Chapter 11: Managing Your Beagle’s Day-to-Day Health.
Chapter 12: Dealing with Health Issues.
Chapter 13: Traveling (or Not) with Your Beagle.

Part IV: Training Your Beagle.
Chapter 14: Housetraining Your Beagle.
Chapter 15: Schooling Your Beagle.
Chapter 16: Rehabbing the Delinquent Beagle.

Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Keep Your Beagle Healthy and Happy.
Chapter 18: Ten Mistakes You Don't Need to Make with Your Beagle.
Chapter 19: Ten Unique Beagle Occupations and Activities.
Appendix: Wanna Know More?
Additional Resources.

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