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Pit Bulls For Dummies

Pit Bulls For Dummies by D. Caroline Coile
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Pit Bulls have an image problem. If you’ve never been aroundPit Bulls, you may think they are bloodthirsty man-eaters on theprowl for their next meal. If you’ve lived with one you knowthey are, indeed, on the prowl for their next meal – butthey plan to get it by conning you out of your meal by doingsomething irresistibly cute! A breed of satin and steel, Pit Bullsare a mixture of softness and strength, an uncanny caninecombination of fun, foolishness, and serious business.

If you think Pit Bulls should be purged from the face of theearth, Pit Bulls For Dummies will enlighten you. Perhapsyou're curious about this breed and want to know what Pit Bulls arereally like; if so, this book is for you. Who else needsthis handy reference?

  • Smart people who realize that all breeds have good and badpoints
  • New (and not so new) owners who need help with training
  • Owners looking for just the right veterinarian
  • Potential owners looking to adopt from a breed-rescuegroup
  • Pit Bull owners who need help identifying Pit Bull healthproblems

Too many dog care books are filled with unrealistic scaretactics that would cause anyone to just give up, while others arefilled with hand-me-down dog lore that has no basis in reality. Youwon't find any of that in Pit Bulls For Dummies. Here's asampling of the handy information you'll find in this essentialguide:

  • Understanding the Pit Bull's origins and characteristics
  • Caring for a puppy or older Pit Bull
  • Keeping your dog healthy with diet and exercise
  • Dealing with bad behavior: Biting, barking, jumping, andmore
  • Training your Pit Bull in the basics such as sit, stay, heel,and come
  • Understanding Pit Bull body language
  • Helping your dog become a social animal

Owning a Pit Bull isn’t easy, but that’s not becauseof the dogs. A special commitment to the breed and a special dogowner are needed. Pit Bulls are pretty special dogs, and they haveto prove it every day.

Wiley; April 2011
240 pages; ISBN 9781118069370
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Author: D. Caroline Coile
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