Author(s): Eve Adamson
Gives you the information you need to raise and care for Dachshund. This guide is packed with an advice on various things from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, and training. It helps you find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet as well as get familiar with the Dachshund's classic physical characteristics.
Eve Adamson has been a Dachshund fan since childhood and a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. Eve has written or coauthored over 45 books, including Adopting a Pet For Dummies, Shih Tzu For Dummies, and Labrador Retrievers For Dummies. She has won many dog writing awards and is a member of the Dog Writer's Association of America. Eve lives in Iowa City with her family, which includes her dogs, Jack and Sally.
Introduction.Part I: Preparing to Live with a Dachshund.Chapter 1: Is a Dachshund Right for You?Chapter 2: Defining the Dashing Dachshund.Chapter 3: The Long and Short of Dachshund Varieties.Chapter 5: Rescue Me! Adopting a Dachshund.Part II: Starting Out on the Right Paw at Home.Chapter 6: Making Your Home Dachshund-Proof.Chapter 7: Dachs-Proofing Your Family.Chapter 8: Purchasing Your Dachshund Essentials.Chapter 9: The First Day: What to Do and What to Expect.Part III: The Obedient Dachshund (Not an Oxymoron).Chapter 10: Understanding the Defiant Dachshund.Chapter 11: Taking Charge of Your Dachsie.Chapter 12: Determining Your Trainer Profile.Chapter 13: Teaching Your Dachshund the House Rules.Chapter 14: Putting Your Dachshund through Basic Training.Chapter 15: Advanced Training and Competing for Fun.Part IV: Helping Your Dachshund Stay Healthy.Chapter 16: Healthy Dachshund 101.Chapter 17: Handling Dachshund Health Problems.Chapter 18: Enjoying Your Senior Dachsie and Saying Goodbye.Part V: The Part of Tens.Chapter 19: Ten Dachshund-Focused Books and Web Sites.Chapter 20: Ten Good Foods, Ten Bad Foods.Index.