The Complete Labrador Handbook

"This is an excellent read for anyone who wants a Labrador or already has one.

The Complete Labrador Handbook

The Complete Labrador Handbook

Imagine you could call on top Labrador Retriever breeders in the UK & USA for complete advice about your new puppy - or choosing the right puppy. Well, now you can! Canine author Linda Whitwam has teamed up with 31 Labrador experts - all Kennel Club Assured Breeders or AKC Breeders of Merit - to answer the dozens of questions every new & prospective owner has. If you only buy one Labrador book, get this one. It guides owners through the different life stages of the Labrador, from puppyhood & adolescence to adulthood & right through to old age. The Complete Labrador Handbook is the biggest, most in-depth & up-to-date book yet on the breed. The pages are easy to read & packed full of practical info & insider tips on everything you need to know about these intelligent, loyal & highly-rewarding dogs. This one-stop reference book helps you care for, train & build a successful partnership with your Labrador & it makes a great gift for new & prospective owners. Read the breeders' advice & learn about: The different colours & types of Labradors How to prepare your home & garden What to do when your puppy arrives home Where he or she should sleep Getting through the first few days & nights How much exercise to give Typical Labrador traits & puppy habits Understanding your dog's behaviour Labradors & children Crate training Housetraining (potty training) Socialisation Obedience training How to deal with issues such as puppy biting & chewing Grooming Feeding - Feeding Puppies & Adults, What the Breeders Feed, Feeding Charts, The Raw Diet, Food Allergies, Reading Dog Food Labels & Feeding Senior Dogs. Labrador Retriever Health is covered in depth, including Ear Infections, Skin Issues, Allergies, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming, De-Fleaing & Microchipping, & ailments which can affect the breed. For anyone who hasn't chosen their puppy yet, there's: The Importance of Health Testing How to Recognise a Good Breeder & the Questions to Ask Puppy Contracts Where NOT to Buy a Labrador Retriever From How to Pick a Healthy Puppy or Adult Dog How to Pick a Puppy With the Right Temperament Getting a Rescue Labrador NOTE: This is not a glossy coffee table book, this is a detailed step-by-step reference manual on how to take care of your Labrador Retriever. Reviews for The Canine Handbooks: "This is a very complete & comprehensive book about French bulldogs. I would highly recommend this book to new puppy owners & people wishing to learn more about the breed," SUSAN SIMON, Secretary, FRENCH BULL DOG CLUB OF AMERICA (French Bulldog Handbook) "Brilliant book! There is everything you need to know about Schnauzers in this book, truly a great insight into these beautiful dogs from start to finish," G.M. HICKEY, LONDON, UK (Schnauzer Handbook) "An EXCELLENT BOOK, well written & informative, an absolute must-have for new & would-be Pug parents, a guaranteed point of reference you will return to time after time, easy to understand, very breed specific, unlike lots of other books which seem generic, this has been written by someone who knows the breed. If you are thinking of getting a Pug you need this book, 10/10," D. BEECHAM, of FIZZLEWICK PUGS, SOUTH WALES, UK (Complete Pug Handbook) "Remarkable book - very informative & comprehensive. It is not to be missed, even seasoned bulldoggers could stand to learn a few things from this book," W. SHOPLAND, of EXTREMEBULLS, MIDDLESEX, UK (Bulldog Handbook)

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