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Adopting Your First Dog

Internet Resources | Books

The following information is provided for information only. The best advice for any health problem is to consult your veterinarian. Some of the sites listed for the information given also have items for sale; Metro Animal has no connection with these sites and their inclusion does not imply an opinion of their products.

Internet Resources

  • Your New Dog, by Cindy Moore - General information on adopting a grown dog. Also general training tips, how to introduce dogs and cats, etc.
  • from Doctors Foster & Smith
    • Pet Dog Care - A dog owner guide to taking care of new dogs or puppies
  • Fearful Dogs - Help For You & Your Dog - If you live with or are working with a scared or shy dog, this is the place to find information to help you be more effective in rehabilitating your dog. You will find products and services that are available to help with the process, along with groups, message boards and websites that can offer support and advice.

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  • The Other End of the Leash , by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. A new book (2002) with positive training methods; how to use human and dog body language to help your dog understand what you want the dog to do. Also a good read.
  • Bones Would Rain from the Sky, by Suzanne Clothier. Another new book, discussing the author's experiences with positive training.
  • Second-Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours Into A First-Rate Pet, by Carol Lea Benjamin. Many local foster groups give this book out with adoptions.
  • Good Owners, Great Dogs, by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson. How to choose a puppy or dog; preparation for puppy and training (including housebreaking); adult dog care and training; solving common behavior problems.
  • General health books:
    • The Complete Book of Dog Health, by W. J. Kay, DVM/Animal Medical Center. Includes an encyclopedia of diseases, their treatments and preventions.
  • Holistic health books:
    • Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, by Richard Pitcairn, DVM. Includes diets for good health, as well as treatments.

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