Guilt-Free Dog Ownership
Book review of a pretty good book, emphasizing responsible dog ownership, especially addressed to the city dweller who holds an out-of-the-home job
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This is a pretty good book, emphasizing responsible dog ownership, especially addressed to the city dweller who holds an out-of-the-home job. It provides an overview of most aspects of dog care, clearly written and illustrated with many amusing drawings.
The section on housebreaking and the clear distinction between the basis for housebreaking and that for paper-training are quite commendable. The sections on using dog sitters and other pet care assistants and on traveling with a dog are also excellent. The section on maintaining good relations with one's neighbors and the one on safety for the dog are essential and well handled discussions of topics often ignored. The book presents both sides on such controversial issues as ear cropping and use vs overuse of crating. The strong advocacy of spaying and neutering are highly commendable and much appreciated.
I would recommend this book as a good introduction to responsible dog care for anyone contemplating his or her first undertaking of canine guardianship.
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