The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know
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The Dog Bible: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  4 reviews
For everyone who has ever wished Dr. Spock had written about dogs instead-The Dog Bible is your essential guide to everything you will ever need to know. Whether you're a first-time dog owner or an expert, your dog would want you to read this book. Encyclopedic in scope, it covers not only the basics, but every practical aspect of life with a dog, including many fascinatin...more
ebook, 704 pages
Published November 3rd 2005 by Gotham Books
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This is a thorough, comprehensive guide to dog ownership. It covers every aspect of dog ownership you can conceive of, from finding the right dog to keeping it healthy. There's a fascinating section on communicating with your dog that seems to reflect what most of the positive reenforcement folks teach these days. If you want old-fashioned yank-and-yell techniques to deal with your dog, this isn't your book, and you probably shouldn't own the dog, for that matter.

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I haven't read this whole thing, but a lot of it. It helped when we recently got a new (and very hyper) dog. I checked out tons of books when we first got her, and this is the only one that I keep checking out of the library (eventually I guess I'll stop). I've referred to this a few times about nail clipping, and I haven't caused a bloody nail yet, so it has good directions/descriptions. I love how comprehensive it is about having a dog in your life.
Jan 25, 2013 C.T. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: dog owners, dog lovers, dog seekers
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sensible, practical, well-researched, highly useful reference for any caretaker of a canine companion
Oct 25, 2007 Christy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: dog owners
pretty much anything you want to know about dogs, with few pictures, mostly information.
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