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Total Dog Manual (

Meet, Train and Care for Your New Best Friend

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Thanks to the experts at, the definitive guide to dog care is here!

This essential resource, brought to you by David Meyer, Abbie Moore, Dr. Pia Salk and the Editors of, has everything you need to know about canine companions— from understanding a dog's anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips.

Behavior Why do dogs jump so much? What supplies do you need before you bring home a new puppy? What do wolves have to do with anything? Find these answers and so much more to better understand how dogs “talk” to each other—and to us—and how to communicate more effectively with your furry friend.

Training Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Look no further for the instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, the latest trends on teaching basic commands, and how to deal with the challenges and rewards of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family.

Care Is his fur a tangled mess? Wondering what do you do during a thunderstorm? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, vacations and travel, and major upheavals such as moving homes or stressful situations.

Get advice on how to choose a new four-legged family member, establish good habits, and keep your pet happy and healthy. Whether you're bringing home a new pooch or caring for an old friend, The Total Dog Manual is your guide to nurturing one of life's most precious bonds.

With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards—this manual is the perfect gift!


Whenever you introduce a new dog into your home, allow for a several-week adjustment period when you can expect some challenges. This applies even if you are adopting a housetrained dog, but is especially true if you are getting a puppy. Although he will quickly adapt to his new family, a puppy will initially miss his mom and littermates.
It’s important to be at home as much as you can for the first few weeks to keep a constant watch on your new family member, to start the housetraining process, and begin to forge a friendship that will last a lifetime.

About The Authors (formerly is North America's largest non-profit pet adoption website. We help nearly 16,000 animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to milli

As a multiple world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, as well as a martial arts expert and teacher (having trained the likes of Chuck Norris and many top UFC fighters), David Meyer has spent a lifetime enabling weaker individuals to become stronger. But as the co-founder and president of, he is a passionate advocate for the truly powerless in our society – abandoned and homeless animals. David has used his skills to help guide to become the world’s largest non-profit homeless pet adoption website, and he continues to push the organization forward and act as a spokesperson for all shelter animals.

Abbie Moore, Executive Director of, revels in the opportunity to bring joy to animals and the people who adopt them. After spending the first several years of her career working in the entertainment industry, Abbie changed courses to pursu

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (October 27, 2015)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781616289553

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