Basset Hound (Happy Healthy Pet) Hardcover – 28 Nov 2008
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From the Back Cover
30–minute training DVD contains bonus material specifically for your Basset Hound! Dog behavioral trainer Peggy Moran shows you how properly training your Basset Hound makes your best friend a Happy Healthy Pet for life.
"The clown of the dog world," the Basset Hound′s greatest joy comes from making family and friends laugh unless, of course, he′s snoozing on the couch or following the scent of a rabbit. With his good temperament, stout stature, and signature floppy ears, he has earned a reputation for being a beloved companion and a trustworthy scent hound.
Packed with full–color photographs, this fun and practical guide gives you everything you need to make your relationship with your best friend even better. Inside, you′ll find:
Characteristics to look for when choosing a Basset Hound
A list of supplies you′ll need before you bring him home
Advice on grooming, feeding, and training
A reproducible pet–sitter chart to keep track of important information
A bonus DVD shows you that educating your Basset Hound positively is easier and more fun than you think. You′ll learn how to teach your furry friend basic commands and tricks, correct inappropriate behaviors, and understand his unique personality.
About the Author
Terry Albert is a writer and artist specializing in pet–related subjects. She has won several Maxwell Awards from the Dog Writers Association of America for her writing and artwork, and served for several years as their annual writing competition chairperson.
She has had hands–on experience with hundreds of breeds of dogs as a professional dog trainer, at a foster home for numerous breeds, and in more than fifteen years of work as a pet sitter.
Terry has served on the board of directors for Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue and the Humane Society of Seattle/King County, is an active volunteer for several breed rescue groups, and was a founding member of Southern California Labrador Retriever Rescue. She volunteers as a Reserve Park Ranger in the mounted patrol unit in Poway, California. She also received Channel 10 San Diego s Leadership Award for her volunteer work.
Terry s art has been exhibited in the Art Show at the Dog Show and the AKC Museum of the Dog. She also has had numerous commissions from dog breed clubs and private collectors. She currently works from her home, which she shares with her five dogs, two horses, two cats, and two box turtles. She dedicates this book, her first, to the memory of her dad, George Johnson, because he would have been so proud.
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Albert's straight forward style is easy to understand and quite interesting. I didn't know Basset Hounds are considered a "dwarf" breed and require special attention in terms of their build. For example, for the first year a Basset Hound puppy shouldn't jump at all because his bones are still growing and joints forming, and adults should be assisted in and out of the car or up on and off a bed or couch. Also, because they are a long-back breed there is a specific, safe way to carry a Basset Hound and carrying should be done by an adult, not a child. And because a Basset is chest heavy, descending stairs is not recommended because they can topple over.
Albert describes the Basset Hound good temperament, grooming basics and feeding tips. Additionally, there is a printed section and accompanying DVD by Peggy Moran for training your Basset Hound.
Reading "Basset Hound:Your Happy Healthy Pet" before getting your Basset Hound will ensure a positive, loving pet experience for the whole family. Highly recommended.