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Chihuahuas For Dummies [Paperback]

Jacqueline O'Neil
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30 Nov 2007 For Dummies
Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2 nd Edition, is fully updated to show you how to find the one you’ll love most and make him or her part of your family. This one–stop guide gives you all the information you need to raise and care for your plucky little pooch. You’ll find expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to housebreaking, grooming, training, and more. Plus, you’ll learn the ins and outs of selecting the right vet, handling emergencies, and even entering your little darling in a dog show. You’ll find out about the ups and downs of living with a pet, get familiar with the Chihuahua’s classic physical characteristics, and find help in deciding whether you’d prefer a dog with a long coat or a smooth coat. Discover how to: Choose your ideal Chihuahua Prepare your home for your new arrival Manage your puppy’s nutrition and health Prevent common behavior problems Teach your Chihuahua fun tricks Build a strong and loving bond with your pet Train children to get along with your Chihuahua Choose Chihuahua toys and accessories Select a crate and bedding Introduce your little dog to other pets Teach your little dynamo manners and good behavior You know that bringing a Chihuahua into your home will be a happy and joyful experience. Chihuahuas For Dummies, 2 nd Edition, makes it easy, too!

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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 2nd Edition edition (30 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470229675
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470229675
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 0.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"a guide to help you know what to expect from these loveable creatures" (I Want It Now, June 2006) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Tips for tackling housebreaking and behavior issues Your one–stop guide to selecting and raising this plucky little pooch Are you crazy about Chihuahuas? This updated guide shows you how to find the right one and make him or her part of the family. You get expert advice on everything from feeding and healthcare to grooming and training. Plus, you′ll see how to find a vet, handle emergencies, and even show your Chihuahua. Discover how to: Choose your ideal Chihuahua Prepare your home for your Chihuahua Manage nutrition and health Prevent common behavior problems Teach your dog fun tricks

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
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This book is comprehensive and written in an easy to follow format. The book guides you through how to keep and care for a Chihuahua - follow the referenced chapters for guidance. There are some great highlighted tips and facts in every chapter. It is written in a witty style and has lots of great photos. There are lots of 'Americanisms' and references to Amercian Chihuahua breeders. The UK audience will get the gist, but there is is a good deal of information that won't be relevent. I would have liked to have read a more detailed Chapter on Housebreaking, (toilet training). This area was skipped over and as a Chihuahua owner, any further help or guidance would have been appreciated!! However, there is also a lot of detailed information about your pet's health, diet and well-being that some books don't touch on.
In summary: this book has some great information and facts about the history of the dog. It is an easy to follow guide and good value for money at 241 pages.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very detailed 9 Mar 2005
By Ella
Format:Paperback
This is a great book for anyone with a new chihuahua, as it's very detailed and covers every possible subject. My only complaint is the text-book format, with very little pictures and diagrams used to demonstrate the advice. It makes the book seem quite tedious. But that said, this problem can easily be averted by highlighting/bookmarking the sectios most useful.
A must-buy for any chi-lover
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference work 16 Jan 2008
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Free from jargon. If you want to know about the breed, whether this dog is right for you, how to acquire one, how to feed one and generally look after it, written by someone who clearly owns one, this is the book for you. I dislike jargon at the best of times, I dislike books which have a general tone of superiority, this book doesn't have the first and doesn't do the second. Just simple honest advice. A winner.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very complete, fun and down to earth 27 Jun 2005
Format:Paperback
I bought this book a week after having decided that we wanted to have a Chihuahua join our familly. My parents have always had large dogs at home but this is the first time I will be having a dog of my own. I wanted to make sure that upon having our puppy coming home, we would be fully trained for the job ;o)
This book is absolutely great and complete. It start off by a small chapter presenting the breed and the plus and minus of choosing for a chi in order to make sure that both the dog and the owner will be happy partners for ever after. It tells you a bit about the Chi history and where it comes from. It gives you advice on subjects like what type of food to chose for your puppy and later on adult or senior dog, how to care for her, how to train her, chirobics (fun activities with your chi), health issues and lots more.
The author has a good sense of humor and manages to portait the breed in a very loving yet realistic manner.
Truly a must have for first time Chi owners or for already lucky chi owners who may find in this book some very usefull tips.
A five stars for me !!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful and full of good advice. 11 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this on kindle shortly before getting our new pup it help us prepare well and we find ourselves referring to it many times. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful source of information 15 July 2013
By viv720
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This book was very, very useful to me when I bought my first Chihuahua pup home.
It was full of good, clear, information which set my mind at rest.
Crate training and potty training were a breeze after following the advice in the book.
I also liked the fact that it was written in an entertaining way which made it nice to read from cover to cover.
I would recommend this book to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The chihuahua guide!! Excellent 21 Sep 2011
By Buyer
Format:Paperback
I am not one for reading books but i could not put this book down! I managed to read it in a day despite a couple of hundred pages long full of information about training, the breed itself, little bits of their history, facts and theories and partnership. I re-read and refer to this book over and over again! It's a very exciting and extremely useful guide for new learners especially or for the readers who have lots of knowledge anyway. Very easy to understand with a few great quirky pictures. Definitely one to pass on to friends after use. I can guarantee you'll learn something new if not a tonne of information you will not forget! I call this book the Chihuahua Bible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Buy a chihuahua 13 Jan 2014
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I absolutely loved this book and although written for an American readership, 90% of the book is totally relevant to a UK reader. I was not sure which small dog i wanted to get before reading this, now I am totally convinced and when I get my dog later this year, I will be using this as my Bible. Well laid out, clear and covers pretty much everything you need to know.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Raymond Hickey
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing up a Chihuahua.
I have found this book so useful and a complete joy to read. I have kept dogs all my married life but never a Chihuahua. She is also a joy to own. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jennifer Doyle
4.0 out of 5 stars good as a reference
I thin this is good for dipping in and out of as required for a particular subject or problem rather than as a book to be read from cover to cover. Read more
Published 15 months ago by K. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on the subject
This is the best all round guide for anyone lucky enough to have a Chihuahua. It is so comprehensive and answers all your questions in such an endearing and informative manner.
Published 15 months ago by maxine handy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for chihuahua novices!
Super book for a chihuahua novice!! Gives clear info on history, choosing your dog & care! Even my husband dipped into it (when I wasn't looking!)
Published 15 months ago by KJK
3.0 out of 5 stars great book for first time dog owners
This book was fantastic for giving us some insight into chihuahuas. I would have liked more information on diet and exercise rather then on them being a show dog, I think... Read more
Published 17 months ago by heather whitaker
4.0 out of 5 stars review
It was a present.
I didn't realise it was coming from the USA, and so it was slower than I would have liked.
It was worth the wait.
Published 21 months ago by Donald B. Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars Chihuahuas For Dummies
This book was delivered in excellent condition just two days after i had ordered it, I was astounded as I am still waiting for two other books that I ordered from a different... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Marie Massey
3.0 out of 5 stars More bark than bite
Sorry, I just couldn't help myself. I haven't read the book. I'm sure it's alright. And so are Chihuahuas, of course. Read more
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