Am I Boring My Dog: And 99 Other Things Every Dog Wishes You by Edie Jarolim

By Edie Jarolim

A delightfully witty advisor to protecting much-loved canine not only fed and groomed, yet satisfied to be with you. And vice versa.

Geared to the thousands who are looking to be socially in charge but in addition indulgent, who are looking to learn in regards to the most up-to-date rules inc are and coaching, and, notably, who fear approximately their relationships with their canines, this poignant, irreverent consultant is doggone humorous. Written through a first-time puppy proprietor who's been there, nervous approximately that, this complete yet available ebook articulates the questions that many of us have approximately all issues canine-related yet are afraid to invite, all with a reassuring, fun tone.

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There’s no question, however, that the size of your grocery bill will be directly proportional to the size of your dog. In addition, some dogs are more likely than others to incur high vet costs. Boxers, for example, are prone to heart disease and gastrointestinal ailments, while German Shepherds are subject to hip dysplasia. Sometimes these two cost categories overlap—many large dogs have a tendency to ingest undigestible items that require surgical removal. For example, Schatzi, a sweet Bernese Mountain dog I know, likes to eat tennis balls, pantyhose, and beach towels, among other items.

There’s no question, however, that some canids discovered it was in their best interest to endear themselves to homo sapiens to get access to food and fires. Humans eventually became actively involved in the genetic selection process, breeding dogs to make them useful as well as appealing. Thus the bond between the two species developed and strengthened over time. Interspecies communication is another matter, which I’ll get to in Chapter 6; suffice it to say, it’s nearly as complicated as intraspecies communication between the genders.

The smaller terriers were bred to get rid of rodents and vermin, which means they love to tunnel and dig. Members of this group tend to be endlessly amusing but very strong-willed. If you don’t watch it, they’ll have you trained to do their bidding in no time. SIGHT HOUNDS: THE ARISTO-DOGS Thin, elegant, graceful, and fast, this group includes Afghans, Greyhounds, Borzois, and Whippets. Although they’re excellent hunters, they also tend to be gentle and sensitive; don’t insult them or they’ll take off in a flash.

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