New from Canine Handbooks for 2016. This is the one-stop reference book to help you care for, train and build a successful partnership with your Cocker Spaniel. New owners can call on dozens of experts to answer all their questions… canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with 40 Cocker Spaniel breeders to produce The Cocker Spaniel Handbook, the biggest, most in-depth and up-to-date book yet on the breed. The 299 pages are easy to read and packed full of practical information and insider tips on everything you need to know about caring for and living with one of these lively and highly affectionate dogs. The book is beautifully illustrated with over 100 colour photographs. Puppies - Learn how to prepare your home and garden, what to do when your puppy arrives, where he or she should sleep, getting through the first few days and nights, how much food and exercise to give, crate training, housetraining, socialisation, obedience training, and how to deal with problems such as puppy biting and chewing. Breeders give their personal advice on bringing a puppy home, housetraining, crate training, obedience training, clicker training, exercise, grooming and what behaviour to expect. They highlight the differences between Show and Working Cockers to help you decide which type would be happiest with you and, if you’ve already got your puppy, what the differences mean in terms of behaviour and exercise needs. Learn about Feeding a Cocker Spaniel - Feeding Puppies, What the Breeders Feed, Feeding Charts, Calorie Counters, The Raw Diet, Food Allergies, Reading Dog Food Labels and Feeding Senior Dogs. Cocker Spaniel Health is covered in depth, including Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Allergies,Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming, De-Fleaing and Microchipping as well as ailments which can affect the breed. For anyone who hasn’t chosen their Cocker Spaniel yet, there’s: How to Find a Good Breeder and The Questions to Ask, Cocker Spaniel Puppy Contracts, Where NOT to Buy a Cocker Spaniel From, How to Pick a Healthy Puppy or Adult Dog, Temperament Traits, Picking a Puppy With the Right Temperament, Cocker Spaniel Proofing Your Home and Rescue Cockers. Five Cocker experts have written sections on taking the next step with these adaptable dogs, including Richard Preest, winner of the 2016 Cocker Spaniel Championship. There are articles on showing, Flyball, agility, gundogs, field trails and Cockers as assistance dogs. Reviews for The Cocker Spaniel Handbook: “A really good book, full of information straight from the people who own, breed and work Cocker Spaniels. This means you are getting info and advice from the people in the know and what really works for them. Great value for money and very useful for any first time cocker spaniel owner or anyone thinking of getting one,” A. J. SMITH, KENT, ENGLAND "Comprehensive, informative, everything you will ever need to know is in this book. It’s very easily read and is laid out in such a way that it is truly an ideal reference book for current owners/breeders and anyone thinking about getting a cocker spaniel. The difference between the 2 types of cocker is also made clear. I would recommend it to anyone considering buying a cocker,” G. GUNN, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND “A most informative book on a wonderful breed of dog. The author has consulted with many experienced breeders to bring together a comprehensive guide to the Cocker Spaniel. Well laid out with and illustrated with some lovely photographs, this is a must for anyone considering buying a cocker spaniel,” JACQUIE WARD, BEDFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND “A very informative guide detailing all you need to know about the breed. I have owned working Cocker Spaniels for 11 years and bred Cockers for 6 years. I will recommend this book to all my prospective Cocker Spaniel puppy owners,” C. WARNER, COVENTRY, ENGLAND “The Cocker Spaniel Handbook is a must-have for those who love and raise cocker spaniels. The advice is pertinent and the breeders’ comments are cogent insights on this loyal and likable breed. I'm making sure our new puppy owners have access to a copy of this handbook,” EUNICE WINE, VIRGINIA, USA “A wonderful book filled to burst with information for the Cocker Spaniel owner. It is an absolute must for everyone having a Cocker or planning to,” H. VAN WESSEM, HOLLAND “Absolutely excellent book. Up to date and full of information from people working, showing or doing sports with cockers. Extremely clear about the differences between show and working cockers. A must for anyone wanting to learn more about the breed," K. MARCANT, SURREY, ENGLAND “Cocker Spaniel information at its best! A really excellent book, full of tips, information and above all a MUST for any Cocker Spaniel owner, whether you are just starting out with Cockers or like myself you have owned and bred them for years! Very worthwhile,” RACHEL APPLEBY, LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND
The Essential Guide For New & Prospective Cocker Spaniel Owners
Author: Linda Whitwam
Publisher: Canine Handbooks
(back cover) The Information You Need to Raise a Happy and Healthy Cocker Spaniel Facts, advice, and fascinating insights tell you all you need to know about Purchase Training Grooming and Feeding Exercise Health Behavior Filled with color photos and instructive line illustrations
Author: D. Caroline Coile
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Cocker spaniels puppies are cute, intelligent, lively and eager to please. Their friendliness, devotion and ability to adapt to different environments and people make them a very popular breed to own. This puppy guide book by Blair Smart will give you a quick and easy overview on cocker spaniel puppy care. It will take you by the hand through all you need to know about raising a cocker spaniel puppy, including: History of Breed Physical Attributes The Pros and Cons of a Cocker Spaniel Housing and Supplies Required Preparing for Your Puppy's Arrival Welcoming Your Puppy Grooming and Cleaning Development Training Socialization Common Ailments Signs of a Healthy Puppy Show Requirements
Author: Blair Smart
Publisher: Smart Puppy Guides
(back cover) BARRON'S Training Your Dog Series Books in this series speak exclusively to the task of dog training, and tell you what you need to know about the distinctive traits of individual breeds. You'll find information on virtually every aspect of training, starting with housebreaking and paper training, then progressing to basic obedience, walking your dog on a leash, teaching obedience through verbal commands and hand signals, and much more. Special behavior problems are also covered. You'll learn humane methods of eliminating bad canine habits such as begging, jumping on visitors, unnecessary barking, and aggressive behavior. Filled with instructive illustrations and full-color photos Training Your Cocker Spaniel Here's practical instruction that will give you a well-trained Cocker Spaniel. You'll learn how to establish leadership and understand the ideas behind the training methods as you take the first steps in teaching your dog to obey. The smallest of the sporting breeds, the Cocker Spaniel has an active nature and need for human company when kept as a household pet. It should never be left confined alone in the home for long periods because its energetic temperament can lead to destructive behavior.
Author: Nikki Riggsbee
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Pugs have a very long and rich history, but their most enduring legacy has always been their cheerful temperament and social personality. It's no wonder the Pug is still one of the most popular breeds today. With The Everything Pug Book you'll learn all there is to know about your best friend! From adoption methods and training techniques, to specific tips on diet, exercise, and basic care, you can anticipate your Pug's every need and be prepared for any situation. The Everything Pug Book covers: Common diseases and health issues Proper grooming and handling Effective methods for disciplining your dog How to encourage socialization Caring for older Pugs Whether you've owned a Pug for years, or you're considering adopting one, The Everything Pug Book is the authoritative text for keeping your dog healthy and happy for years to come.
A Complete Guide To Raising, Training, And Caring For Your Pug
Author: Kim Campbell Thornton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
An expert answers questions on selecting, feeding, grooming, training, and breeding cocker spaniels.
Everything about Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training
Author: Jaime J. Sucher,Matthew M. Vriends
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.
Learn the Seven Skills Every Dog Should Have
Author: Jolanta Benal
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Lively, funny, intelligent, and true: that's the Goldendoodle. This beautiful dog is a cross between the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Golden Retriever and the faithful, fun-loving Poodle. First bred about three decades ago, these now-popular dogs make faithful household companions. Here is everything new pet owners will need to know about life with their Goldendoodle. Like all of Barron's Complete Pet Owner's Manuals, this book is filled with useful information and heavily illustrated with instructive, high-quality photos. Every book in this series is written by breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and other pet-care specialists, and offers advice on purchasing, feeding, health care, training, grooming, and other aspects of responsible pet ownership.
Author: Edie MacKenzie
Publisher: Barron's Complete Pet Owner's
This book is not intended as a substitute for the medical advice of veterinarians. Readers should regularly consult a veterinarian in matters relating to their dog’s health, and particularly with respect to any symptoms that may require medical attention. In writing this book, we have described the signs and symptoms that will lead you to a preliminary idea of what is happening with your dog, so you can weigh the severity of the problem. Knowing when to call your veterinarian is very important. Delays can be dangerous. At the same time, we have sought to provide guidance for the acute or emergency situations that you must handle on your own until you can get your dog to a veterinarian. Life-saving procedures such as artificial respiration and heart massage, and what to do in the event of poisonings, obstetrical problems, and other emergencies are explained step by step. But a veterinary handbook is not a substitute for professional care. Advice from a book can never be as helpful or as safe as actual medical advice. No text can replace the interview and the hands-on examination that enables a veterinarian to make a speedy and accurate diagnosis. However, the knowledge provided in this book will enable you to more effectively cooperate and better understand your interactions with your veterinarian. You’ll be more alert to the signs of health problems and better able to describe them. You’ll know more about basic care for your dog, and you’ll be prepared in an emergency.
Author: Howell Book House
Everything owners need to know about these dogs—hugely popular house pets, due to their joyous charm and energetic playfulness A comprehensive guide to all aspects of owning a cocker spaniel, this book is full of practical information and expert advice for pet owners and breeders. It covers characteristics and behavior of cocker spaniels, as well as how to care for the breed. Practical information is provided on feeding, training, grooming, exercising, breeding, and showing the dogs, as well as healthcare and first aid.
An Owner's Guide
Author: Lesley Scott-Ordish,John Bower,Caroline Bower