The Chihuahua is bred in both smoothcoat and longcoat varieties, but because of their tiny size, both present special challenges in keeping them healthy and happy. This handbook discusses both varieties with advice on purchase, health care, feeding, training, grooming, and more. Titles in Barron’s popular series of Pet Handbooks present comprehensive information and helpful advice from breeders, veterinarians, and other pet experts. These photo-illustrated books instruct on housing, feeding, health care, and where applicable, grooming and training. Barron’s Pet Handbooks resemble Barron’s alternate series, the Complete Pet Owner’s Manuals, but the Handbooks have a larger page count and contain more detailed information, advice, and instruction. Color photos throughout.
Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one-stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch.
You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to:
Choose your ideal Chihuahua
Prepare your home for your new arrival
Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health
Prevent common behavior problems
Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks
Build a strong and loving bond with your pet
Train children to get along with your Chihuahua
Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories
Select a crate and bedding
Introduce your little dog to other pets
Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior
You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2nd Edition, makes it easy, too!
Because the typical Chihuahua is fiercely loyal to its master, this little dog doesn't always get along well with strangers or children. Prospective owners of Chihuahuas are generally advised to include socialization methods in the dog's training when it is very young. This book, a title in Barron's Training Your Dog series, presents breed-specific advice to dog owners. The emphasis is on dog-friendly methods for teaching skills and preventing or correcting bad habits. Virtually every aspect of canine training is covered, including house training, teaching obedience to verbal cues and hand signals, retrieving, walking the dog on a leash, and more. Instructive color photos appear on most pages.
Celebrating the world’s smallest and sauciest purebred dog, the Chihuahua, this Smart Owner’s Guide, created by the editors at Dog Fancy magazine, offers the most up-to-date and accurate information every dog owner needs to become a well-informed caregiver for his dog. Illustrated with color photographs of adorable puppies and handsome adults, this easy-to-read primer is designed in a modern, lively manner that readers will find user-friendly and entertaining.
Each Smart Owner’s Guide offers a description of the breed’s character and physical conformation, historical overview, and its attributes as a companion dog. The reader will find informative chapters on everything he or she needs to know about acquiring, raising, and training this remarkable purebred dog, including: finding a breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy; preparing for the puppy’s homecoming, shopping for supplies, and puppy-proofing the home; house-training; veterinary and home health maintenance; feeding and nutrition; and grooming. Obedience training for basic cues (sit, stay, heel, come, etc.) and solving potential problem behaviors (barking, chewing, aggression, jumping up, etc.) are addressed in separate chapters, as are activities to enjoy with the dog, including showing, agility, therapy work, and more.
Entertaining tidbits and smart advice fill up colorful sidebars in every chapter, which the editors call ?It’s a Fact,” ?Smart Tip,” ?Notable & Quotable,” and ?Did You Know?” Real-life heroes and rescue stories are retold in full-page features called ?Pop Pups” and ?True Tails.” Recipes, training, and care tips are highlighted in the ?Try This” feature pages.
The Smart Owner’s Guide series is the only series that offers readers an online component in which dog owners can join a breed-specific online club hosted by dogchannel.com. At Club Chi, owners of the breed can find forums, blogs, and profiles to connect with other breed owners, as well as charts and checklists that can be downloaded. More than just 20,000 pages of solid information, there’s a host of fun to be had at the club in the form of downloadable breed-specific e-cards, screensavers, games, and quizzes.
The Resources section of the book includes contact information for breed-related organizations and rescues, as well as practical guidance on traveling with dogs, identification, and locating qualified professionals to assist the dog owner, such as pet sitters, trainers, and boarding facilities. This information-packed Smart Owner’s Guide is fully indexed.
The tiny Chihuahua is well-known for his tendency to bond with his owner, to whom he remains fiercely loyal for life. Chihuahuas come in two varieties, long-coat and smooth-coat, though both are the same breed. This title in Barronâ€™s Complete Pet Ownerâ€™s Manuals is just one among many in a series that covers all popular dog and cat breeds, bird varieties, hamsters and other small caged animals, aquarium fish varieties, terrarium pets, and even reptiles, amphibians, and exotics. Each title features approximately 70 color photos and advises prospective owners on acquiring an animal, housing, feeding, health careâ€”and where applicable, grooming and training.
Popular dog trainer and Chihuahua expert Tinka LaRue, condenses her 30 years of experience into 24 Secrets that will change the way you interact with your dog forever.
She shares with her readers how to easily train your pooches to love their carriers, pee and poo on a pad, mind every command, travel around the world, and behave like an angel.
This is not your ordinary training and care manual, as it is unique to the needs of your Chihuahua. Also, Tinka’s book is now Certified Easy Reading™.
Art of Chihuahua Coloring Book Collection - A Coloring Book for Chihuahua Lovers. A beautiful collection of Chihuahua illustrations printed singled sided and ready to color. Featuring artwork by Ed Delacruz inspired by Henna, Mandala, Zentangles, Art Nouveau, Asian and Egyptian art.
Who knew that such little dogs can be such BIG helpers? Well, their hundreds of thousands of masters certainly know. Here is photographic proof that chihuahuas are able and eager to perform an array of everday tasks. 101 full-color images reveal their innate abilities as back seat drivers, home security alarms, lawn fertilizers, garbage disposals and more. This is the ninth edition in Willow Creek's best-selling "101 Uses" series.
The Chihuahua Dog Complete Owners Manual has the answers you need when researching this smallest member of the canine world. Learn about this small, but feisty dog with the big ears whose ancestors hail from Mexico and find out whether or not this dog will be the best choice for you and your family. Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets and how to care for every aspect of the Chihuahua’s life. This manual contains all the information you need, from birth to the Rainbow Bridge, including transitioning through house breaking, care, feeding, training and end of life, so that you can make a well-informed decision about whether or not the Chihuahua is the breed for you. If you already have a Chihuahua, this book will teach you everything you need to know to make your dog a happy dog and to make you a happy dog owner. The author George Hoppendale is an experienced writer and a true animal lover. He enjoys writing animal books and advising others how to take care of their animals to give them a happy home. Co-Author Asia Moore is a professional Dog Whisperer, Cynologist and Author, living on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of British Columbia, in Canada, who believes that all humans and dogs can live together in harmony. She and her dog whispering team, which includes an 8-year-old Shih Tzu named Boris, teach dog psychology to humans, to help alleviate problem behaviors that arise between humans and their canine counterparts so that everyone can live a happy and stress-free life together. Covered in this book: - Temperament - Vital statistics - Before you buy - Choosing the right dog - Health - Daily care - Feeding - House training - Medical care & safety - Grooming - Training - Poisonous Foods & Plants - Caring for your aging dog .... and much more.