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The Dog Owner's Manual : Owner's and Instruction Manual - David;Stall, Sam; Brunner

The Dog Owner's Manual

Owner's and Instruction Manual

Paperback

Published: 1st April 2004
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At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Canine Technology
 
Pee stains on the carpet. Barking at all hours of the night. That embarrassing thing he does with your leg. It’s enough to make you cry out, “Why doesn’t my dog have an owner’s manual?” And now, thankfully, he does.
 
Through step-by-step instructions and helpful schematic diagrams, The Dog Owner’s Manual explores hundreds of frequently asked questions: Which breeds interface best with children? How can I program my model to fetch? And why is its nose always wet? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers right here—courtesy of celebrated veterinarian Dr. David Brunner and acclaimed author Sam Stall. Together, they provide plenty of useful advice for both new and experienced dog owners.

Welcome to Your New Dog!p. 10
The Dog: Diagram and Parts Listp. 13
The Headp. 13
The Bodyp. 14
Sensor Specificationsp. 15
Memory Capacityp. 19
Product Life Spanp. 19
Overview of Makes and Modelsp. 20
A Brief Product Historyp. 22
Survey of Brandsp. 24
Top-Selling Modelsp. 26
Nonstandard, Off-Brand Modelsp. 38
Selecting an Appropriate Modelp. 40
New Versus Used Modelsp. 42
Selecting a Genderp. 43
Selecting a Vendorp. 43
Puppy Pre-acquisition Inspection Checklistp. 46
Adult Dog Pre-acquisition Inspection Checklistp. 48
Home Installationp. 50
Preparing the Homep. 52
Recommended Accessoriesp. 53
Initial Introductionp. 56
Interfacing with Childrenp. 57
Interfacing with Other Dogsp. 60
Interfacing with Catsp. 63
First Night at Homep. 66
Selecting a Namep. 67
Daily Interactionp. 68
Audio Cues and Body Languagep. 70
Dogs and Human Speechp. 72
Sleep Modep. 72
Dog Identification Methodsp. 73
Exercise and Fitnessp. 74
Yard Containment Protocolp. 77
Waste Disposal Protocolsp. 81
Crate Trainingp. 81
House-Trainingp. 84
Dealing with Unauthorized Downloadsp. 84
Basic Programmingp. 86
Overview of Factory-Installed Softwarep. 88
Establishing Dominancep. 89
Training Options (Software Add-Ons)p. 92
Socializationp. 92
Leash Trainingp. 92
Sitp. 94
Stayp. 94
Heelp. 97
Coming When Calledp. 98
Selecting an Obedience Programp. 101
Fuel Requirementsp. 102
Types of Fuelp. 104
Selecting a Brandp. 106
How to Feedp. 107
Fuel Supplements (Snacks)p. 111
Managing the Dog's Weightp. 112
Weight Reductionp. 114
Exterior Maintenancep. 116
Understanding the Coatp. 118
Overview of Dog Hair Varietiesp. 119
General Coat Maintenancep. 122
Selecting a Professional Groomerp. 123
Removing Matsp. 124
Bathingp. 125
Earsp. 128
Eyesp. 129
Teethp. 129
Anal Glandsp. 129
Nailsp. 130
Emergency Cleanupsp. 132
Growth and Developmentp. 134
Puppy Growth Stagesp. 136
Birth to 8 Weeksp. 136
8 to 15 Weeksp. 136
16 Weeks to 11 Monthsp. 137
12 Monthsp. 137
Calculating Age in "Dog Years"p. 140
Teeth Developmentp. 140
Diet Requirementsp. 141
Sexual Maturityp. 141
Spaying and Neuteringp. 142
Interior Maintenancep. 144
Selecting a Service Providerp. 146
Conducting a Home Maintenance Inspectionp. 147
Visiting Your Service Providerp. 149
Age 6-8 Weeksp. 149
Age 10-12 Weeksp. 149
Age 14-16 Weeksp. 150
Annuallyp. 150
Potentially Major Hardware Glitchesp. 151
Minor Hardware Glitchesp. 154
Medicinal Compoundsp. 156
Administering Pillsp. 157
Measuring the Dog's Heart Ratep. 158
Measuring the Dog's Core Temperaturep. 159
Emergency Maintenancep. 160
Contagious Diseasesp. 162
Chronic Diseasesp. 164
Hereditary Diseasesp. 166
Allergiesp. 167
Poisonsp. 168
Traumap. 170
Bugs in the Systemp. 172
Internal Parasitesp. 172
External Parasitesp. 175
Behavioral/Psychological Disordersp. 178
Emergency Transport Techniquesp. 180
The Heimlich Maneuverp. 183
Artificial Respiration and CPRp. 184
Pet Insurancep. 187
Advanced Functionsp. 188
Home and Personal Defensep. 190
Contestsp. 191
Hardware Modificationsp. 195
Reproductionp. 196
Selecting a Matep. 196
Matingp. 197
Pregnancyp. 198
Prenatal Monitoringp. 198
Preparing for Birthp. 199
Birthp. 199
Canine Travelp. 200
Automobile Travelp. 200
Air Travelp. 202
Old Agep. 203
Obsolescence and Deactivationp. 204
Appendixp. 206
Troubleshootingp. 207
Technical Supportp. 216
Glossary of Termsp. 217
Indexp. 219
About the Authorsp. 224
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ISBN: 9781931686853
ISBN-10: 1931686858
Series: Owner's and Instruction Manual
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 1st April 2004
Publisher: Quirk Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 12.4  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1