This No. 1 bestselling information book on the breed is packed full of up-to-date information specifically about Bulldogs.
There are more than 200 registered Kennel Club breeds & all are different – but there’s something extra special about the Bulldog. The distinguished, wrinkled head & powerful body are unmistakable - & despite his rugged exterior, the Bulldog is a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He is gentle & placid, loves children & being part of the family; he makes you laugh & is extremely affectionate.
But there is a price to pay for owning one of these rewarding dogs with the giant personality. More than any other breed, the Bulldog requires a special kind of owner - one prepared to give the extra care he needs for a happy life. Bulldogs aren’t like other dogs; they have certain sensitivities & specialised needs. They can have health issues & be expensive to keep, so anyone thinking of owning one should do so with their eyes wide open.
If you have got or are thinking of getting one of these striking dogs, then this is the only reference book you will ever need - & it makes a great gift for any Bulldog fan. This hefty manual is full of invaluable insight as it guides you through the pitfalls & highlights of Bulldog ownership. Written by specialist canine author Linda Whitwam, The Bulldog Handbook provides answers to many frequently-asked questions from owners, including:
How to pick the right breeder - & the ones to avoid
Bringing home a new puppy
Housetraining & crate training
Exercise and basic obedience training – & how NOT to do it with a Bulldog
Bulldog temperament, typical traits & behaviour
What to feed, how much, how often & the raw diet
Feeding charts for puppies, adults & seniors
How long you can leave a Bulldog alone and dealing with separation anxiety
Grooming & personal care
Whether & when to spay or neuter
Bulldog allergies & skin conditions
Bulldog rescue & what adoption involves
It’s packed full of advice you won’t find elsewhere, like:
12 Tips for Choosing a Healthy Bulldog Puppy
14 Tips for Training your Bulldog
16 Bulldog Feeding Tips
14 Tips to Avoid Separation Anxiety
14 Tips to prevent a Bulldog Overheating
The Handbook covers Bulldog health in detail & how to tell if all is not well. You might not know it, but your dog CAN talk to you. A change in behaviour or habits can be a sign of something amiss. Learn to spot The 13 Signs of a Healthy Bulldog and The 5 Vital Signs of Illness. Taking swift action can improve your Bulldog’s chances of a good outcome and if you're lucky, you can even prevent a chronic condition & save a fortune in vets’ bills.
There’s also feeding charts for puppies, adults & seniors, info on behaviour & character traits, true stories & a Bulldog quiz. Too many Bullies end up in rescue centres or living short lives. Choosing the right one & knowing how to properly care for him is the best way of ensuring many years of joy with this handsome, lovable & extremely rewarding breed.
Reviews for The Bulldog Handbook:
“Remarkable book - very informative and comprehensive. It is not to be missed, even seasoned bulldoggers could stand to learn a few things from this book,” W. SHOPLAND, of EXTREMEBULLS, MIDDLESEX, UK
“ Well written guide for the new bulldog owner. Covers things most people don't think about when deciding on the right breed and when purchasing a bulldog puppy. A must have for the new bulldog owner, whether pet or show bound,” K. JACOBSEN, of RELYABULL BULLDOGS, NEW JERSEY, USA
“Looking for the definitive bulldog handbook? Then here it is. Linda Whitwam has produced an 'everything you need to know' book. Highly recommended,” S HANSON, of WEST YORKSHIRE, UK
Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog
Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success!
Discover how to * Understand the breed and its history * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active * Watch for breed-specific health problems
From USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Sucevic comes the second standalone novel in the Barnett Bulldogs Series- Friend Zoned.
Is it wrong to suddenly find yourself crushing on your best friend? The one person who has always been there for you? I’m kind of thinking that it is. What I know for sure is that absolutely no good can possibly come from it. My relationships tend to expire long before the gallon of milk sitting idly in my fridge. So why would I want to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had?
No brainer- I wouldn’t.
And yet I can’t stop noticing the way his piercing blue eyes pin me right in place. Or the unexpected urge I have to drag my fingers through his short thick blond hair. And those killer abs I sometimes catch a fleeting glimpse of when he stretches that big muscular body of his next to me in class? Yeah, you know you’re in trouble when your panties instantly flood on the spot. And don’t even get me started on the way soft cottony t-shirts fit across his ridiculously broad shoulders…
Nope… I should most definitely not be noticing any of this. Nor should I want to claw out the eyes of the waitress who keeps flirting with him right in front of my face…
Clearly you can see why I’m starting to freak out here.
So, exactly how do I go about getting rid of these traitorous feelings that have oh-so-unexpectedly taken root? How do I rewind time to when I wanted nothing more than a platonic friendship with him?
I haven’t the faintest clue… I just know that I have to try my damnedest to stop these nonsensical feelings from becoming even more entrenched. Because Sam is the one person I can’t afford to lose. He’s my absolute everything. Without him… yeah, I can’t even begin to imagine my life without him filling it. I refuse to throw away eight solid years of friendship on fickle feelings of sexual attraction.
So, no matter what happens, I can’t give in to these feelings.
Piece of cake, right?
So, so very wrong.
*Friend Zoned is a New Adult novel meant for people 18 years of age or older. This book contains strong language and sexual situations*
Written by a professional dog whisperer and dog owner, The English Bulldog Complete Owners Manual has the answers you may need when researching this muscular, medium-sized, short-nosed canine that would not exist but for the intervention of humankind. Learn about this iconic, friendly and loyal canine and find out whether or not this shedding snuffling, snoring, stocky dog will be the best choice for you and your family. It is important to gather as much information as possible before you take the plunge to share your home with a fur friend. Learn everything there is to know, including little known facts and secrets, and how to care for every aspect of your English Bulldog’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 English Bulldog is the breed for you. If you already have a English Bulldog, 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: - Breeding - 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.
The Bulldog Training Book is a truly informative and unique training guide, full of reliable and tested information - written for the admirers of this wonderful breed. This is an easy-to-read, and in-depth text which you will thoroughly enjoy. It contains a wealth of interesting facts and reliable information, along with detailed advice for owners. Contributed to by a series of Bulldog dog trainers, this book is certainly a must have addition to your collection.
Although originally bred for the now-outlawed sport of bull baiting, today's bulldog is typically mild tempered and a loyal household companion. This book is a brand-new title in Barron's extensive line of Complete Pet Owner's Manuals. They advise current and soon-to-be pet owners on the care of dogs and cats of virtually all recognized breeds, as well as on birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and even exotic creatures like tarantulas and sugar gliders. The information in each book is authoritative but the language is non-technical and easy for every pet owner to understand. Every title in this series is individually written from first page to last by a breeder, trainer, veterinarian, or other animal specialist. All Complete Pet Owner's Manuals are filled with high-quality color photos and instructive line art.
*One of Amazon's Best Selling Dog Training Books and the #1 Best Seller on Training the Bully-Breed*
Bulldogs are known for their stubborn personality but that doesn't mean housetraining has to be a stressful battle between you and your Bully. In fact, another Bully breed trait is their desire to please, so when you follow this simple method to house train your Bulldog puppy, your Bully will catch on quickly.
All dogs respond to positive reinforcement training better than fear and punishment training and this is especially true with Bulldogs. If you invite them into a power struggle, they will respond accordingly. Add to that the fact that Bullies are very sensitive to your mood so if you get stressed or frustrated during house training, your Bully will get stressed and you'll experience setbacks in reaching your house training goals. This doesn't mean you can be a push-over. Treat your Bulldog kindly but firmly – and be unequivocally consistent- and he will respond positively.
Author Andi Andersen has owned dogs for 45 year and her current dog is a Bulldog named Jes. Everything Andi knew about training dogs was challenged when she began training Jes. That's why Andi wrote this book.
This simple stress-free method to house train your bulldog puppy will guide you through an easy-to-follow training process that has proven effective when house breaking Bullies. It does require paying attention to detail, being patient, praising your puppy and developing a predictable routine. But with these four components, your Bulldog puppy will be house trained in no time.
Whether you live in a house with a backyard or an apartment or condo that requires you to take your Bully for a walk, this method of house training will work for your Bulldog.
In addition to this book Andi is also the editor of OldDogCareGuide.com and author of Old Dog Care Guide: Signs, Symptoms, Care & Cures For 17 Common Old Dog Diseases, also available on Amazon.com in hard copy and eBook.
School teacher Mindy Monahan is missing. And the single witness who saw what happened only speaks canine...
Ace reporter Winifred "Freddie" Wolf is in the dog house. After turning down the crime beat at her small town Oregon newspaper because of a conflict of interest, Freddie’s editor at The Dog Mountain Chronicle demotes her back down to the dog beat. Which means covering more boring pooch parades, pet profiles, and canine puff pieces than any serious reporter could handle without losing her doggone mind. But when Freddie’s friend Mindy Monahan goes missing just hours before the local school teacher was due to expose a ring of law-breaking dog owners, the journalist decides she won’t heel and stay within the lines of her beat. With the help of her police lieutenant boyfriend and her puppy, Mugs, Freddie launches her own investigation into Mindy’s mysterious disappearance. But little does Freddie know that by trying to sniff out the mystery, she’s walking right into a deadly trap. Because it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. And Freddie Wolf is about to learn that lesson the hard way…
Bulldogs & Bullets is the second book in the Dog Town USA Cozy Mystery series, and is preceded by Mutts & Murder.