You’ve got a new puppy or dog—now what? This guide will help you learn how to build a wonderful relationship, keep your new puppy healthy and happy, and avoid common mistakes of first time dog and puppy owners.
Whether you have a dog, are thinking about getting a dog, or just love puppies and dogs, this guide is packed with the essential information, tips, and advice that every dog-loving kid will enjoy. Every chapter begins with a short story to introduce the topic and engage the reader. Stories are short but lead directly into the information, showing the importance in everyday situations from destructive puppy chewing to sports and games to play with a dog. Adorable pictures and photos aid in understanding, as well as keeping a young reader interested.
The Absolute Beginners Guide to Dogs and Puppies covers a lot of important topics including:
Preparing your home for a new dog
Dog breeds and their characteristics
Amazing dogs in movies, books and real-life heroes
Nutrition and health care
Unique needs of puppies and young dogs
Domestication of wolves into dogs
And so much more!
Lynn Guelzow begged her way into her first job at the age of ten at her neighbor’s boarding, grooming, and training kennel. This began a lifelong love and fascination with dogs of all kinds. She trained dogs in obedience through 4-H as a kid and continued as an adult. Lynn has worked with dogs her entire life, from a small Jack Russell Terrier to a Great Dane mix. Her household has welcomed purebreds and mixed breeds. She’s worked with rescue groups and fostered dogs and puppies. Lynn’s home in Connecticut is a menagerie consisting of two dogs, a cat, and two horses—all of whom have learned to become happy family members through positive, consistent training.