Boston Terriers for Dummies

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270 pages.
June 2007.
ISBN: 9780470127681

Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you're thinking about adding one of these "American Gentlemen" to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent!

Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You'dll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You'dll discover how to:

Understand the breed’s origin and history
Choose the right Boston Terrier for you
Puppy-proof your home and yard
Teach your Boston basic commands
Housetrain and socialize your puppy
Correct Boston behavior gone bad
Handle breed-specific health concerns
Enhance your dog’s quality of life
Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter
Care for the senior dog
Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!

Table of Contents:
Part I: That Bullish Terrier.
Chapter 1: Welcome to Boston!
Chapter 2: Tracking the Boston Terrier.
Chapter 3: Committing to a Lifetime of Care.
Chapter 4: A Match Made in Boston.

Part II: Caring for Your Boston Terrier.
Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Boston’s Homecoming.
Chapter 6: Welcome Home!
Chapter 7: Eating Well.
Chapter 8: Looking Good.

Part III: Stepping Out.
Chapter 9: Housetraining for Bostons.
Chapter 10: Socializing for Life.
Chapter 11: Training and Behavior.
Chapter 12: Taking Training to the Next Level.
Chapter 13: Traveling with (Or without)Your Boston.

Part IV: Health and Well-Being.
Chapter 14: Your Visit to the Veterinarian.
Chapter 15: Breed-Specific Ailments.
Chapter 16: First Aid.
Chapter 17: Caring for the Senior Dog.

Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Trivia Tidbits about Bostons.
Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Boston’s Day.

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