← Back to Search

Holding Details

TitleHow to pick a puppy : an ethical guide to choosing the perfect pet / Vanessa Holburn.
AuthorHolburn, Vanessa, author.
Call No636.7 HOL
CollectionAdult 600-699
Reserve Item


LocationCirc StatusCall NoIssue Name
WinamacAvailable636.7 HOL 

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781472144843 (ePub ebook)
International Standard Book Number 9781472144850 (pbk.)
International Standard Book Number 1472144856 (pbk.)
Personal Name Holburn, Vanessa, author.
Title Statement How to pick a puppy : an ethical guide to choosing the perfect pet / Vanessa Holburn.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice London : Robinson, 2020.
Physical Description x, 213 pages ; 24 cm.
Content Type text txt rdacontent.
Media Type unmediated n rdamedia.
Carrier Type volume nc rdacarrier.
Series Statement A how to book.
General Note Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note Part I. The research phase. 1. What kind of home are you? ; 2. Reasons not to own a puppy ; 3. Where not to get a puppy ; 4. The law and dog ownership ; 5. Alternatives to dog ownership -- Part II. Choosing your dog. 6. What type of dog suits me best? ; 7. Considering breed groups ; 8. Puppy or senior? ; 9. Pedigree or crossbreed? ; 10. Shop or adopt? ; 11. Hobbies for you and your dog ; 12. Assistance and therapy dogs ; 13. Your dog as a sibling ; 14. Rescue dogs ; 15. Finding a dog breeder ; 16. The pick of the litter -- Part III. The first month with your new pet. 17. Settling in ; 18. Finding a vet ; 19. Training your dog ; 20. Neutering ; 21. Worst-case scenarios--your dog needs a new home -- Conclusion.
Summary, Etc. From animal welfare campaigner Vanessa Holburn and with a foreword by dog lover and presenter of 'A Place in the Sun' Danni Menzies, this book has everything you need to know to help you pick the perfect pooch for your home and lifestyle. How To Pick a Puppy is the essential handbook to finding a 'furever' dog and ensuring that you have many happy and healthy years together. It contains practical advice on how to research the types and breeds of dog available. It considers the pros and cons of puppies, senior, pedigree and rescue dogs, and explains why one might suit an individual more than another. The book equips the reader with all the right questions they need to ask before they choose a dog and shows them how to find a responsible breeder or rescue centre. It teaches how to avoid the pitfalls of getting the wrong dog from the wrong place, and shows you how to spot and avoid a puppy farmer. It also explains the legal responsibilities of dog ownership and covers the range of hobbies and activities owners and dogs can enjoy together. At each stage of the book, Vanessa's advice is complemented by comment from canine experts such as trainers, behaviourists, breeders and those involved in rescue. Happy dog owners and foster carers also add their experience. In the final section the book guides you through the settling in period, discussing early training, socialisation and vet care, so your first month together can be as smooth as possible.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Dogs.
Series Added Entry-Uniform Title How-to book.
Location 636.7 HOL 31662001693027

Book Reviews

Create Review