Boston Terriers For Dummies

Boston Terriers For Dummies

by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
Boston Terriers For Dummies

Boston Terriers For Dummies

by Wendy Bedwell-Wilson


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Has a Boston Terrier stolen your heart? Whether you’re thinking about adding one of these “American Gentlemen” to your home or you already have one, this fun, friendly guide is the key to becoming a responsible and happy puppy parent!

Boston Terriers For Dummies gives you all the basics on raising and living with this intelligent, affectionate breed. You’ll learn where and how this dog originated, what it needs, and how to determine if a Boston Terrier is the right dog for you and your family. From feeding and grooming to basic training, you get all the tips any Boston owner needs to make their dog feel welcome, loved, and well-cared for. You’ll discover how to:

  • Understand the breed’s origin and history
  • Choose the right Boston Terrier for you
  • Puppy-proof your home and yard
  • Teach your Boston basic commands
  • Housetrain and socialize your puppy
  • Correct Boston behavior gone bad
  • Handle breed-specific health concerns
  • Enhance your dog’s quality of life
  • Travel with your Boston—or find a reputable sitter
  • Care for the senior dog

Complete with sections on nutrition, first aid, and exercise and play, Boston Terriers For Dummies is the only guide you need to raise a happy, healthy dog!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470127681
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/17/2007
Series: For Dummies Books
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 493,056
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Wendy Bedwell-Wilson writes feature stories for consumer, trade, and online pet and lifestyle magazines, including Pet Product News, Veterinary Practice News, Puppies USA, and Dog World.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: That Bullish Terrier 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to Boston! 9

Chapter 2: Tracking the Boston Terrier 19

Chapter 3: Committing to a Lifetime of Care 29

Chapter 4: A Match Made in Boston 41

Part II: Caring for Your Boston Terrier 53

Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Boston’s Homecoming 55

Chapter 6: Welcome Home! 75

Chapter 7: Eating Well 89

Chapter 8: Looking Good 101

Part III: Stepping Out 117

Chapter 9: Housetraining for Bostons 119

Chapter 10: Socializing for Life 129

Chapter 11: Training and Behavior 147

Chapter 12: Taking Training to the Next Level 165

Chapter 13: Traveling with (Or without)Your Boston 179

Part IV: Health and Well-Being 195

Chapter 14: Your Visit to the Veterinarian 197

Chapter 15: Breed-Specific Ailments 217

Chapter 16: First Aid 227

Chapter 17: Caring for the Senior Dog 237

Part V: The Part of Tens 249

Chapter 18: Ten Trivia Tidbits about Bostons 251

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Make Your Boston’s Day 255

Index 259

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