Organizations

American Dog Breeders Association

Salt Lake City, UT 84110

(801) 936-7513

American Dog Owners Association

1654 Columbia Turnpike Castleton, NY 12033 (518) 477-8469

United Kennel Club

100 East Kilgore Rd. Kalamazoo, MI 49002 (269) 343-9020 www.ukcdogs.com

Photo Credits:

Courtesy of the American Kennel Club: 23, 24

Kent Dannen: title page, 8-9, 11, 12, 14, 17, 21, 22, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 49, 52, 54-55, 56, 57, 60, 65, 66, 67, 70, 73, 81, 84, 86, 89, 90 (bottom), 91, 97, 124, 126, 129, 134 Jean M. Fogle: contents page, 16, 19, 32, 40, 46, 61, 64, 71, 72, 76, 80, 87, 90

(top), 94, 96, 100, 102-103, 104, 130, 131, 133 Howell Book House: 10

Index

AAFCO (American Association of Feed Control Officials), food guidelines, 69 accidents, cleanup, 132—134 adolescent dogs aggression concerns, 36 nutrition considerations, 67—68 protectiveness development, 16, 35 rescue groups, 44—45 selection criteria, 52—53 vaccination guidelines, 82—83 adoptions, 44-53

adult dogs nutrition considerations, 67-68 rescue groups, 44-45 selection criteria, 52-53 vaccination guidelines, 82-83 Advantage, spot-on flea treatment, 75 affection, personality trait, 38 aggression, 16, 22, 36-39 America, 24-27, 30 American Animal Hospital Association, 82-83

American Dog Breeders Association,

11-15, 26 American Dog Owner's Association

(ADOA), breed history, 28-29 American Kennel Club (AKC), 26, 31 American Pit Bull Registry, 11-15 anal glands, symptoms/treatment, 87 animal shelters, 45, 52-53 Animal Welfare Act, 28-29 appearance, standard guidelines, 12-15 appetite loss, symptoms/treatment, 88 ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, 96 attention focus, training, 120-122

baby gates, housetraining uses, 125 backyard breeders, avoiding, 42—43 Bahamas, breed specific legislation, 30 baking soda, teeth cleaning, 78 bathrooms, puppy-proofing, 58 baths, grooming techniques, 74—76 bedding, doghouses, 60 bedrooms, puppy-proofing, 58 BioSpot, spot-on flea treatment, 75 blood sports, 23, 24-25

body language elimination posture, 131-132 training element, 113 body (trunk), standard guidelines, 14 bomb/drug detection dogs, owner/dog activity, 17 bones, avoiding, 71 breed clubs dog enthusiasts 26 research resource, 47 breed development history, 21-31 breeders backyard, 42-43 defective dog indicators, 38-39 desirable traits, 41-42 food recommendations, 60 questions (by you), 47 questions (for you), 47 referral resource, 46-47 breeding defective dog indicators, 38-39 spay/neuter issues, 98-101 breed-specific legislation, 29-32 breed standard, 12-15 Britain, 21-24, 30

brushes, grooming techniques, 72—74 brushing, grooming element, 72—74 buckle collars, training tool, 111

Canada, breed-specific legislation, 29 canned foods, pros/cons, 65—66 Capstar, systemic flea product, 75 cars, flea prevention/treatment, 79 chains, avoiding confinement, 57 chew toys, purchasing guidelines, 62 children adult supervision required, 15, 20 dog-bite prevention programs, 31 choking, emergency first aid, 95—97 coats, 14-15, 72-74

collars, 62, 111

colors, 14-15

combs, grooming tools, 74

come command, training, 117-118

commercial foods, varieties, 65-66

companionship, 15, 34

conditioner/shampoo, 74-76

cooperation, training techniques, 123

cotton balls, ear cleaning, 79

coughing, symptoms/treatment, 90

crates, 63, 125, 127

curry brush, grooming technique, 72

demodectic (red) mange, 85 diarrhea, symptoms/treatment, 89 diets, homemade foods, 66-67 discrimination, breed-specific, 30-31 dog-bite prevention programs, 31 dogfighting

ADOA (American Dog Owner's

Association), 28-29 Animal Welfare Act, 28-29 breed development history, 23, 25 doghouses, outdoor dogs, 57, 60 dog runs, outdoor dog confinement, 57 down command, training, 115-116 drug/bomb detection dogs, 17 dry (kibble) foods, pros/cons, 65-66

ear mites, external parasites, 84 ears cleaning techniques, 79 cropped/uncropped, 13-14 hearing sense, 37 infection indicators, 79 standard guidelines, 12-13 elimination accident cleanup, 132-134 indoor/outdoor conversion, 129 puppy guidelines, 127-128 emergencies, first aid techniques, 91-98 enzymatic cleaners, 126 equipment. See supplies/equipment Europe, 21-24 exercise (X) pens, 125-126 external parasites, 84-86 eyes, 13, 37

family members, 34-35 feet, 37, 76-77 females, 14, 98-101 fencing, yard guidelines, 56

fights, APBT myth, 18-19 financial burden, ownership, 35 first aid kit, components, 95 fleabite allergic dermatitis, 86, 87 Flea Busters, flea-killing powder, 78 flea combs, grooming technique, 74 fleas, 75, 78-79, 84-86 follicular mange, mites, 85 food dishes, 62, 71 foods, 65-71

Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy,

WAGS program, 31 Frontline Plus, spot-on flea treatment, 75

gait, breed standard element, 13 garages, puppy-proofing, 59 gauze, teeth cleaning, 78 Google, research resource, 47 Greece, 21 grooming, 72-79 grooming tools, 62, 72, 74

Half-and-Half, 24 hanging ears, undesirable trait, 13 head, standard guidelines, 12—13 health problems. See individual problem hearing sense, dog versus human, 37 heartworms, symptoms/treatment, 82—83 heatstroke, emergency first aid, 93—94 height, standard guidelines, 14 hip dysplasia, symptoms/treatment, 87 homemade diets, pros/cons, 66—67 homeowner's insurance, liability, 30 household pets, aggression, 18—19 housetraining, 126—136 hypothyroidism, symptoms/treatment, 88

ID tags, information guidelines, 61 insect growth regulators (IGRs), 75, 79 insecticides, prevention/treatment, 78—79 insurance, liability issues, 30 intelligence, personality trait, 16—17 internal parasites, 81-84 Internet, dog research, 47 Italy, 21

jaws, APBT myth, 18

joints, ruptured cruciate ligament, 88

K-9 Advantix, spot-on flea treatment, 75 kennel runs, 57

kibble (dry) foods, pros/cons, 65-66 kitchens, 58, 128

lameness, 90, 92-93

leadership, training development, 106

leashes, 61, 62, 111-113

legislation, 23, 28-32

let's go command, training, 119-120

lice, external parasites, 84-86

life's rewards, 107

lifestyles, ownership adjustments, 33-35 littermates, puppy selection element, 48 locking jaws, APBT myth, 18 Lyme disease, deer tick concerns, 84

males, 14, 98-101 mange, symptoms/treatment, 85 markers, training aids, 113-114 media myths, damage to breed, 28-29 medium-soft bristle brush, 72 merle patterns, 15

mild lameness, symptoms/treatment, 90 mites, external parasites, 84-86 mouth, teeth cleaning, 77-78 mouth/tongue, taste sense, 37 mouth-to-nose resuscitation, 97-98 muzzles, emergency first aid, 91

nail clippers, 62, 76-77 neck, breed standard guidelines, 14 neglect, behavior problem reason, 39 neuter/spay, pros/cons, 98-101 noncore vaccines, guidelines, 83-84 nose, smell sense, 37 nutrition, 67-69

OK command, training techniques, 115 outdoor dogs, 57, 60 owners, desirable traits, 40

pack theory, training, 105-106 pain tolerance, personality trait, 38 parasites, 81-86 people foods, pros/cons, 68, 71 personality traits adult dog selection element, 53 affection, 38 companionship, 15 defective dog indicators, 38-39 intelligence, 16-17 pain tolerance, 38 protectiveness, 15-16, 35 Puppy Temperament Test, 48-51 self-confidence, 36 trainability, 16-17 versatility, 17-18 physical punishment, versus positive reinforcement, 107-111 plastic bags, housetraining uses, 125

poison, emergency first aid, 96 poop removal tools, 125 positive markers, training aids, 113—114 positive reinforcement, versus physical punishment, 107-111 prey driven, APBT concerns, 18-19 problem behaviors, 109-111 Program, systemic flea product, 75 protectiveness, personality, 15-16, 35 puddle pads, housetraining uses, 125 Puerto Rico, 30

punishment, 107-111, 132-134 puppies elimination frequency, 127-128 elimination posture, 131-132 first day housetraining, 126-128 free dog, 45-46

housetraining accident, 132-134 housetraining schedules, 134-136 leash introduction, 112 littermates, 48

nutrition considerations, 67-68 Puppy Temperament Test, 48-51 rescue groups, 44-45 selection criteria, 47-52 table scrap, 71

vaccination guidelines, 82-83 puppy corral, 128-131 Puppy Temperament Test, 48-51

questions research element, 47 trainers, 64 veterinarians, 63-64

raw (homemade) diets, pros/cons, 66-67 recall command, training techniques, 118 red (demodectic) mange, 85 referrals, research resource, 47 release words, training element, 115 rescue dogs, owner/dog activity, 17, 38 rescue groups, 44-45, 47, 52-53, 60 research, dog selection element, 46-47 resources, 46-47, 137-139

respiratory system, coughing, 90 retractable leash, training tool, 111 Revolution, spot-on flea treatment, 75 rewards, positive reinforcement, 107 ringworm, symptoms/treatment, 87 Rocky Mountain spotted fever, 84 Romans, 21

ruptured cruciate ligament, 88

sarcoptic mange, mites, 85 scent markers, puppy corral uses, 129 schedules, housetraining, 134—136 search/rescue dogs, 17, 38 self-confidence, personality trait, 36 semi-moist foods, pros/cons, 66 senses, dog versus human, 37 shampoo/conditioner, 74—76 shelters, 45, 52-53 shock, emergency first aid, 94-95 shoulders, breed standard guidelines, 14 shyness, defective dog indicators, 38-39 sit command, training, 114-115 size, height/weight standard, 14 smell sense, dog versus human, 37 snakebites, emergency first aid, 94 socialization, 16, 18-19, 36 soda bottles, training tool, 111 sounds, remote consequence, 109-111 spay/neuter, pros/cons, 98-101 spot-ons, IGRs, 75 squeaky toy, training tool, 111 stay command, training, 116-117 supplies/equipment baking soda, 78 chew toys, 62 collars, 62 cotton balls, 79 crates, 61, 62, 63 emergency first aid kit, 95 foods, 60

food/water dishes, 62 gauze, 78

grooming tools, 62, 72-74 housetraining aids, 124-126

supplies/equipment (cont.) ID tags, 61 leashes, 61, 62 nail clippers, 62, 76-77 shampoo/conditioner, 74-76 toothbrush, 77-78 toothpaste, 77-78 toys, 62

training tools, 111 systemic products, IGRs, 75

table scraps, avoiding, 71 tails, breed standard guidelines, 14 taste sense, dog versus human, 37 teeth, cleaning techniques, 77-78 temperament breed standard element, 13 defective dog indicators, 38-39 Puppy Temperament Test, 48-51 terriers, 24

tethers, owner/dog, 112-113 therapy dogs, owner/dog activity, 17, 38 ticks, 84-86

timidity, defective dog indicators, 38-39 toenails, trimming, 76-77 toothpaste, teeth cleaning issues, 77-78 topical treatments, IGRs, 75 touch sense, dog versus human, 37 toys, 62, 111

trainability, personality trait, 16-17

trainers, 30, 64

training attention focus techniques, 120-122 body language, 113 canine nature, 105, 107 come command, 117-118 cooperation techniques, 123 down command, 115-116 equipment/supplies, 111 leadership development, 106 let's go command, 119-120 OK command, 115 owner/dog tethering, 112-113 pack theory, 105-106 positive markers, 113-114

positive reinforcement versus physical punishment, 107-111 puppy/leash introduction, 112 recall command, 118 release words, 115 remote consequence, 109-111 sit command, 114-115 stay command, 116-117 training classes, discrimination, 30 training tools, types, 111 travel, food/water dish guidelines, 71 treasure hunt, attention focus, 121-122 treats, positive reinforcement, 107 trunk (body), breed standard, 14

United Kennel Club (UKC), 11-15, 26

vacations, food/water dishes, 71 vaccines, health considerations, 82-83 versatility, personality trait, 17-18 veterinarians, 63-64, 82, 92-93 vision sense, dog versus human, 37 vomiting, symptoms/treatment, 88

WAGS program, Foundation for Pet

Provided Therapy, 31 watchdogs, personality trait, 15-16 water, 57, 128 water dishes, purchasing, 62 weight-pulling contests, 17-18 weight, standard guidelines, 14 whiskers, touch sense, 37 World War I, 27-28 worms, internal parasites, 81-84

X (exercise) pens, 125-126

yards designated potty areas, 126-127, 130

flea prevention/treatment, 79 puppy-proofing, 56-57, 59

Zodiac FleaTrol, flea-killing powder, 78

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