Author(s): Consumer Dummies
Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to Understand the breed and its history Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active Watch for breed-specific health problems
Susan Ewing has been "in dogs" since 1977 and enjoys showing and trying various performance events, with the emphasis on "trying." She holds a Master's degree in Television/Radio from Syracuse University and has attended canine seminars at Cornell University. She is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America and of the Cat Writers' Association and is listed in the 2005 edition of Who's Who in America. Ewing has been writing professionally since she was 16 and is the author of several books: The Pembroke Welsh Corgi: Family Friend and Farmhand; The New Owner's Guide to Pembroke Welsh Corgis; The Pug; and The Dachshund. Her column, "The Pet Pen," is in The Post-Journal (Jamestown, NY) every Saturday. One of her essays is a part of the book, Cats Do It Better Than People. Her articles have appeared in AKC Gazette, Family Dog, Bloodlines, German Shepherd Dog Review, Good Dog!, Pet Odyssey, Dog Fancy, Dog World, Puppies USA, the national Schipperke Club newsletter, ASPCA's Animal Watch, and Bird Talk. She has been a radio copywriter, owned and operated a boarding kennel, and served as the director of the Lucy-Desi Museum in Jamestown, NY.
Introduction. Part I: A Bully for You. Chapter 1: Bulldog: A Tough Name for a Big Softy. Chapter 2: Acquainting Yourself with the Bulldog Package. Chapter 3: Deciding on a Bulldog. Chapter 4: Finding the Best Bulldog for You. Part II: Living with Your Bulldog. Chapter 5: Preparing for Your Bulldog. Chapter 6: Bringing Your Bulldog Home. Chapter 7: Feeding Your Bulldog. Chapter 8: Grooming Your Bulldog. Part III: Training, Working, and Traveling: The Busy Bulldog. Chapter 9: Housetraining Your Bulldog. Chapter 10: Mastering Good Manners and Basic Commands. Chapter 11: Showing and Showing Off Your Well-Trained Bulldog. Chapter 12: On the Go: Taking, Leaving, or Looking for Bully. Part IV: Keeping Your Bulldog Healthy. Chapter 13: Knowing Your Veterinarian, Vaccinations, and Common Treatments. Chapter 14: Recognizing and Tackling Bulldog Health Issues. Chapter 15: Familiarizing Yourself with Fido First Aid. Chapter 16: Caring for Your Senior Bulldog. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 17: Nine Great Resources for Bulldog Owners. Chapter 18: Ten Good Reasons for Not Breeding Your Bulldog. Chapter 19: Ten Important Things to Do for Your Bulldog. Index.