How to Help Your Puppy Grow Up to Be a Wonderful Dog

Elizabeth Randolph, Author, Ginger Hamilton, Photographer MacMillan Publishing Company $16.95 (239p) ISBN 978-0-02-600940-9
This commonsensical guide to the physical and behavioral development of puppies will teach owners how to effectively handle canine housebreaking, aggression, territorialism, increased sexuality, public leash walking, immoderate barking, chewing and biting, as well as how to effect proper car etiquette and ""table manners.'' Randolph ( Your Pet's Complete Record Book, etc.) and animal behaviorist Hamilton guide readers through the decision-making process of dog adoption by encouraging self-examination: ``Are you willing and able to take proper care of a puppy?'' ``Why do you want a dog?'' ``What do you want your dog to be like?'' Instructions for preventive medicine, grooming, feeding and exercise are detailed. Charts provide helpful comparisons by breed on coat care, problem behavior and physical disorders. While important points are reiterated for emphasissuch as the ongoing need for socializationsome repetition is excessive. Photos not seen by PW. (March 31)
Reviewed on: 03/01/1987
Release date: 03/01/1987
Genre: Nonfiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 10 pages - 978-0-449-21503-6
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-345-47277-9
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