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Pomeranians For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

D. Caroline Coile
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Book Description

It’s easy to see why you fell in love with the idea of adopting a Pomeranian. Distinguished by its vivacity, intelligence, extroversion, and fierce loyalty to its family, this tiny canine can make an excellent companion…for the right person. As with any breed, or dogs in general for that matter, it’s important for you to know what to expect when you take a Pom into your life.

Whether you’re a new or an aspiring Pom owner, Pomeranians For Dummies fills you in on everything you need to know to find, choose, raise, care for, and have a ball with a member of that outstanding breed of dog. From finding your canine soul mate to breeding Pomeranians for show or companionship, award-winning dog author and renowned dog psychologist, Dr. Caroline Coile covers all the bases, including how to:

  • Decide whether the Pom is right for you
  • Find a good Pom breeder
  • Select the perfect Pom for you
  • Make sense of your Pom’s behavior
  • Train your Pom
  • Keep your Pom happy, healthy and well-groomed
  • Know what common health problems to look for
  • Take your Pom on the road

Illustrated with dozens of heart-melting photos of Poms in-action, Pomeranians For Dummies helps you to guarantee that you and your little buddy have a long, happy life together.

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From the Back Cover

Tips on health, grooming, and having a happy Pom

Discover the secrets to

nurturing and training this beloved breed

Has your heart been stolen by a Pomeranian? You're not alone. The popular Pom is a wonderful companion, but he also has some unique needs. This book will help you pick a puppy, handle basic training, anticipate health and behavior issues, and enjoy a happy, healthy life with your energetic little pal.

  • Find a good Pom breeder
  • Pom-proof your home

  • Understand your Pom's behavior

  • Keep your Pom well groomed

  • Recognize common health problems

  • Travel with your Pom

About the Author

D. Caroline Coile, PhD, has written 26 books and more than 300 articles about dogs. She has received numerous awards and has taught college classes in psychology and animal learning.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3161 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0470106026
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (April 18, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #595,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best-- very informative. August 21, 2007
By Rose
This book is fantastic. I got my first Pom earlier this year, and have been collecting a library of Pom books. This one is by far the best. It has pretty much everything you need to know about owning & caring for a Pom. Every once in a while I cross reference to another Pom book, but generally this one is right on with what is best & most up to date! Very informative without being too biased, too.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life saver!!! June 5, 2009
I ordered this book a couple weeks after rescuing a seven month old pomeranian puppy. This book was a life saver!!! The information about house training was fantastic. Although the chapters about deciding on the breed and finding a breeder in the beginning of the book came a little to late for me, it would have been very useful. Whether you already have a pom, or are just thinking about it, I highly recommend getting this book!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good book for those considering buying a Pom January 27, 2010
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Much of this book is devoted to the decision to buy a Pom, advise about choosing a Pom, and how to care for a Pom puppy. Since I purchased an adult Pom before buying the book, it wasn't quite what I needed. That said, the information that was relevant for me was very helpful.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pomeranian for Dummies April 13, 2009
I received this product very timely and was well satisfied with it. I have owned a Pom for nine years and wished I would have read this book when I first got her. I had plenty to learn though and from past experience, the book is "right on." Recommend it to anyone who is thinking about raising Pomeranians.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To know him is to love him July 18, 2008
Pomeranians For Dummies (For Dummies (Pets))

If you love your pom, you'll read this book and get to know your pet....that way, you can give it the care it needs and yearns for.

This book tells you in layman terms everything you would want to know as a responsible and loving dog owner. Pomeranians are a special breed with unique physical characteristics and a personality of its own. This isn't just another dog book, it's written especially for pom lovers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! July 19, 2011
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This book is great! it has taught me a lot about the breed and my Pom and i have the best relationship. :) Highly recommend it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good and informative book November 5, 2011
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In June of this year my husband got me a 3 mo. old pom for my birthday. I fell in love at first sight, but up until this point I'd always been a human society adopter and had never gotten a dog younger than 1 1/2 old. This book was very helpful in unraveling some of the quirks of the breed, explaining some things to watch out for and special tips to training a pom. Some of it was also a bit no brainer or could be applied to any dog, but it was still insightful in many other areas. With some help from this the fuzzball is well on her way to being trained, at about 5 1/2 months she was completely potty trained which was FABULOUS because my steam cleaner was getting a bit worn out =P. I would recommend this for new owners but just don't treat it like the Pomeranian bible. A bit of common sense mixed with educated information can go a long way with your new best friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great as an Intro to Poms June 12, 2008
I'll be honest, by the time I bought this book I had already done a lot of research on the breed online. I knew I was planning on getting a Pom and wanted all the info I could get my hands on. This book didn't really tell me anything breed specific that I didn't already know. So, if you aren't a google sleuth... it's a fabulous intro to the breed and dog ownership in general. If you want to save your money though do a lot of reading online and join some forums... they will educate you just as much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Board knowledge of poms from Puppy to adult hood for new pom owners!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
For the most part this book is pretty comprehensive. I wish it had more information on potty training though.
Published 6 months ago by Jennifer L. Polk
1.0 out of 5 stars She said it was not a good book at all
I bought this for my niece as she had just gotten this type of dog. She said it was not a good book at all. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Frances G. Donbrosky
2.0 out of 5 stars just ok
It was ok. It didn't really wow me like I hoped.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome book! Super fast shipping!!
Published 8 months ago by Cristina Marquez
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely recommend this one
This was a really helpful book that covers a wide range of necessary topics. I've had other types of breeds, but just got my first Pom puppy and this book definitely came in handy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by R. Fountain
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 8 months ago by Diana
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good information and easy to follow...good book
Published 9 months ago by Debbie Behrer
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book, especially helpful for Pomeranian lovers
Bought this as a surprise for a good friend who just bought a baby Pomeranian. My friend is delighted and finds the book
very helpful. It was shipped quickly too. Read more
Published 11 months ago by doctork
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book to help with basics
This was a big help to me since I've never had Pomeranian dogs before. It gives you lots of information on care, grooming, dog traits, etc. Great beginner book!
Published 14 months ago by E. Mattox
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More About the Author

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. has written 34 books and hundreds of magazine and scientific articles about dogs. She writes the monthly Breeder's Notebook column for Dog World magazine and the bi-monthly Nutrition column for the AKC Gazette. Her dog writing awards include the Dog Writer's Association of America Maxwell Award (eight times), the AKC Canine Health Foundation Award (twice), the Eukanuba Canine Health Award (twice), and the DWAA Denlinger Award. Her best-known book is Barron's Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. She has also written two children's books about dogs.

Caroline holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Florida State University, with research interests in canine behavior, senses, genetics and neuropsychology. She has taught college classes in psychology, behavioral genetics, animal senses, and animal learning, among others. She has served as a canine consultant to the FAA and has served on the AKC Canine Health Foundation President's Council. She has appeared on television and radio shows, including NPR's Talk of the Nation and Australia's Breakfast Radio. She has been quoted in Newsweek magazine and USA Today.

On a practical level, Caroline has lived with dogs all of her life, and has competed in dog events since 1975. She is the only person to have owned Best in Show, Best in Field, High in Trial (obedience), and High in Trial (agility) salukis, and they were all owner-handled. Her dogs have included nationally ranked #1 show and #1 obedience salukis, and top-10 lure-coursing, agility, rally and racing salukis.


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