All you need to know about dogs and puppies!
A must have book if you or someone else you know has or is thinking of getting a dog or puppy!
Looking for some more information on one of the world's greatest pets? Then look no further. This book has everything you need to know, from choosing a dog or puppy, to playing with them, feeding them, training them, taking care of them, and much more! Dogs and puppies make great pets - they're cute, cuddly, smart, and affectionate among many other things. Be sure to learn everything you can about man's best friend so that you can have a long and happy life together!
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'Dogs' is a helpful introduction to choosing the right dog for your situation/family and guiding it through the issues of puppyhood into life as a balanced family pet. There is a wealth of sound, beginner-level, insight and information here, and I would recommend this to anyone new to dogs or wishing to 'start from scratch', so to speak.
I run a pet services business that mainly focuses on dogs, and I really like the positive approach of this book. It takes the perspective of reward based training and assumes that time is freely available to work with your puppy - otherwise you wouldn't have brought a dog into your life, right? I think this is a valuable lesson in and of itself, as most of the doggie issues we see are down to people not investing enough time in their puppies.
Training and play are considered in some detail and the emphasis given to play is refreshing and - if taken on board - life enhancing for both dog and human.
While not comprehensive, I loved the taster session at the beginning, looking at the different popular breeds of dog and their traits, and despite many breeds not being mentioned, the author does provide information about where to look on the web for full breed lists.
I also champion the references to nutrition that suggest choosing good quality feed for your dog, as this will benefit their health, weight, vitality and longevity. Great advice for all.
The Audio is well narrated by Joshua Mackey, in a clear and enthusiastic style, which helps both understanding and attention, though I think this is probably at least a 2-session listen.
This book on dogs is really a must-read for anyone who has or is considering getting a puppy or dog.
It contained many new ideas and tips that I had not previously encountered and tackles everything you can think of when it comes to knowing more about being a dog owner.
You are taken right through the process, from things to think about before you choose a breed and preparing your home, right through to diet and training tips.
For me, the best part was where the author focused on puppies and their training, sleep and toilet. It was a wealth of valuable info and certainly gave me some new things to consider.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough if you are planning, or have become a dog-owner. This guide will definitely come in handy!
The book is a good intro but that's as fast as it goes. I felt the book was a miss mash of info. From lots of places. The info and content was useful but needed much more elaboration. It left me wanting more. Therefore if u are a complete novice maybe there is something useful here but I wouldn't waste my money but would look elsewhere. Interesting but too short and incomplete also rushed to squeeze the info into 1h30m..
I really enjoyed this audiobook for a number of reasons. I’ve been wanting to get a dog for a long time but know my circumstances don’t really allow for it, I really liked that this book emphasises the responsibility and commitment involved in getting a dog and asks you to consider whether you are able to dedicate the necessary time and expenses for properly caring for a dog.
I really enjoyed the section which talks about the pros and cons of a number of different popular breeds. It details their characteristics, whether they are good with kids, grooming, exercise needs and potential health problems which is incredibly useful to know ahead of time in finding the right breed for you.
It has a really great section on health concerns with dogs and a guide on how you can check over your dog to pick up on any health issues.
There is also a nice section on simple training techniques which will really help you to get started with your new dog. Great little guide and definitely worth listening to, especially before making the commitment of getting a dog.
This book is just what I was looking for! It contains a lot of tips and strategies that are very, very useful when it comes to our pet dogs. My boyfriend and I were planning to get a dog for quite some time already but before we actually made our decision, we had to consider a few things. We were hesitant on whether to get a male or a female dog, a puppy or a grown dog, didn’t know which breed is ideal, and most importantly, we were unsure if we have time to take care of it.
Those questions were answered after I stumbled upon this amazing book. It has shed us some light and helped us decide. Now, it has already been one week since we got our puppy and we are really happy with our decision! Every detail in this book is definitely of great help in giving you the idea starting from how to properly look after them, feed them, understand them, what their needs are, how to keep an eye on their health, up to even the most specific questions running in your head right now!
If you are a dog owner or still indecisive on whether to get a dog or not, I highly recommend this book!
Very high, number 2 in my top 10 favorites audio books.
I like the vivid and informative chapter about different dog breeds. That characteristic give you valuable information how is dogs behavior, nutrition, care and relationships with children and others people and animals. After listening "Dogs" I have very good background which breed is the best to keep as a pet and what I should prepare to welcome dog in my home.
Joshua Mackey is a usually well prepared for his narration. I was listening "Cats" several times, as well as others audio books by Ace McCloud, so this time I found his narration even more enthusiastic, engaging and cheerful. I think that Joshua must be the animal lover, because his voice tone is really cheerful when he is reading about dogs.
I was very emotional about passage about adopting rescue dogs, especially middle age dogs. That is a big and challenging thing, because this is very demanding when you start retraining process. You have to be very patient, never lose his temper because this dog can have bad memories. very useful tips is present yourself as a leader and teacher. "Dogs" presents how to spend time with your dog, how to walk with him or play, how to teach him good manners.
Very enthusiastic audio book that shows you not only pleasurable things about dogs but also duties and responsibilities like vet visit, choosing the right diet and nutrition, potty training and reduce inappropriate behavior.
"Great for First-time Dog Owners"
This was a great book to listen to for many reasons while my family decided whether to get a dog or a cat.
His performance has an even pace and a soothing tone.
I feel that the sections regarding the traits of the different dog breeds was most helpful to me. I have referred back to this a few times, since this is such a hard decision.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is gearing up to purchase a dog. The information will help you realize things that you may have overlooked.
"Learn to raise a well trained, loving pup"
I bought this book shortly after adopting two small pups. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and they were beginning to take over my house (yikes!). This book taught me how to dog proof my home, great training techniques that have really paid off and fun exercise games to help them spend some of their endless energy. This book has really brought balance into my home and my pups are well on their way to being the amazing dogs I know they are. They listen better, have stopped chewing on everything and are generally well-behaved. This is a great book for new puppy parents or those looking to add a furry companion to their family.
"Have or looking for a dog?"
If you have dogs or looking to get a dog, listen to this book! You will get great care tips to help you provide a great home for your new or current dog. This book is very in depth and can help you with many different questions you might have before owning a dog.
"Treat Your Dog Right With This Guide!"
Animals are just as vulnerable to physical and mental health problems just like us. However, unlike us they can't tell us what's wrong. Unless you're paying really close attention or are a vet, you probably won't pick up on something until it's too late.
This book teaches you how to care for your dog properly from the start so you don't have to worry about being the cause of a health problem. Taking care of a dog sounds easy, but there's a bunch of stuff that most people don't know that could be making their dog miserable.
If you have a family pooch that you love, buy this book and give him the lifestyle he deserves.
"Amazing tips on training your Dog!!"
This audiobook is incredibly helpful if you are looking to build a better relationship with your dog. Not only will you learn useful tips on how to train your dog properly, but also you will benefit from the nutrition tips that will assist you in giving your dog the best health possible! Our dogs are long-term companions, and giving them suitable care and attention can make that bond much stronger. Take advantage of this beneficial book, you could immediately learn tips that will help you and your dog in the long run.
"Learn to care for your dogs like they're your baby"
I have a delightful little pug that is a rescue. She is a purebred born with a deformity that made her useless to her breeders so we adopted her. This is an excellent book to use for tips and tricks on taking care of your puppy so they are happy and feel safe and secure in your family. We didn't have much trouble training our pup, she is really smart! It's important to take the absolute best care of your animals and this is a great book to help out with that!
"When you Adopt a Dog, Buy This Book"
It is the complete instruction manual for ownership of a dog. It tells you everything from feeding, to grooming, to special problems and training. It answered the questions of a first time dog owner very well.
The book was nonfiction so the whole thing is memorable and gives you what you need to know about dogs or puppies. It prepares you and helps you decide if you are ready for dog ownership and if you are, it helps you get through the first few days and months by teaching what you need to know about taking care of that dog or puppy.
I would say I liked the training part. It was very informative and the instructions on training your dog were easy to follow and straight forward.
I learned different behaviors of dogs or puppies and what each sound they make might mean. I learned the best way to feed a puppy and when it needs to go to the vet. I also learned about different breeds that help me make a decision on what kind of dog to get.
The book tells you anything you need to know about owning a dog and makes you a responsible pet owner merely by following all the wonderful and logical tips that are printed inside. I suggest it for any dog owner whether they have a dog already or are thinking about getting one.
""All You Need To Learn About Dogs From A to Z""
I loved learning about the many different breeds of dogs, and how each breed is different from the other. I'm partial to the Yorkshire Terriers because I have one, and the description is spot on!
The most memorable moment for me in "Dogs" is Chapter 2. When the narrator talks about "How to Care for Puppies," and he tells us that we can simulate the warmth of the puppy's mother by letting the puppy snuggle with a hot water bottle. It really warmed my heart.
When Joshua Mackey talks about different topics of how to raise a puppy or an adult dog, he gives a few examples of his friends that dogs, and how they behave or listen. I could actually see his examples as he tells the story.
The most important insight that I will take away after reading "Dogs" is from Chapter 7. We need to keep our dogs healthy, just as if they are our children. Always watch for behavior changes, for any sign of change could mean there is something wrong.
I loved every aspect of this "Dogs." I have rescued 3 dogs, and you really do need to give them time to get used to a new family and new rules. All dogs give unconditional love, but I feel that rescue dogs know that you saved them. My three were just so loving and protective, at times, but they just seem to have a very special way about them.
"Great tips for training dogs and puppies!"
I am a new dog owner and after having quite a bit of trouble with my new puppy I decided I had better research proper training techniques as Jasper has been driving me crazy! This audio has been well worth the price! Especially with all the aggravation it has saved me and now I am starting to see some real progress in the behavior of my little buddy! Structuring a playtime was very helpful as well as structuring a training time every day has helped tremendously! He can now sit on command and he loves playing catch with the ball... a fun trick to teach! The nutrition advice was really helpful as well. If you are looking to have a better home life with your dog I would definitely recommend this audio!
"Picking the Best Dog For You"
Dogs by Ace McCloud is an all inclusive book about dogs. The information contained inside includes information on the different types of breeds, different methods of care and different kinds of games you can teach them, as well as diet and training tutorials. I read this book to learn about the different kinds of dogs before I got my beagle.
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