Your Puppy, Your Dog: A Kid's Guide to Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog

Your Puppy, Your Dog: A Kid's Guide to Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog

by Pat Storer


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With their contagious playfulness and loving nature, dogs make wonderful family pets. Training and caring for dogs, however, requires a lot of responsibility and patience. Designed as an introductory guide for children and their parents, Your Puppy, Your Dog covers all aspects of dog ownership in clear and accessible language. Pat Storer provides expert advice on selecting the best breeds, training techniques, veterinary appointments, feeding, grooming, and much more. You’ll have all the information you need to confidently raise a happy, healthy, and loving dog. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882669595
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 01/07/1997
Series: Storey's Your Ser.
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,091,354
Product dimensions: 7.05(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Popular author of Your Puppy, Your Dog, Pat Storer has designed her book to guide both parents and children on the care of their furry family addition. She has trained dogs in herding, carting, weight pull, obedience, tracking, and schutzhund (protection). Additionally, she has been the leader of 4-H groups in domestic and animal sciences for many years. She is a member of the American Rottweiler Club, founded the Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers, and was a former officer of each affiliation. Not only is she experienced with upbringing man's best friend--she also raises two breeds of AKC dogs--but Pat has owned an exotic animal ranch for over 25 years. Using this experience, she has been writing freelance articles and handbooks on various exotic animals for over 15 years. Pat has lectured on exotic animals and birds, and dog training and temperament at numerous expositions, sales club meetings and Purdue University. She currently lives in Columbus, Texas.

Table of Contents


1 Choosing the Best Dog for You

2 Your Dog's New Home

3 Feeding Your Dog

4 Grooming

5 Your Dog's Good Health

6 Training and Teaching Your Dog

7 Having Fun with Your Dog

8 Activities for You and Your Dog

Appendix: Recognized Pure Breeds

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