If you're longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. And here is everything you need to know! When new dog owners aren't prepared, it's the dog who suffers, so it's very important to consider all angles of dog care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable dog for your home and lifestyle, and then it goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective dog owners. Included is:
*Advice on selecting a puppy or adult dog based on your family, living space, and lifestyle
*Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group
*The equipment and supplies you'll need before the dog comes home
*Getting the dog acclimated to its new environment
*Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages
*Keeping your dog safe at home and away
*Illustrations, charts, and checklists to help you plan and prepare.
Bringing a puppy or dog into your home will change your life and make you happier and healthier. But you will want to be ready for everything you may face. Here is what you need to know, all from an expert!