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Rottweilers For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Richard G. Beauchamp
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Book Description

Known for its great strength, endurance, and protectiveness, the Rottweiler can be a good-natured, playful pet. It can also be a highly challenging breed. In the right hands, a Rottweiler can be the best security system in town, and at the same time, an affectionate friend to the whole family, always ready for fun and games. The well-bred, well-trained Rottweiler has the courage of a lion and is happy to obey. In the wrong hands, a Rottweiler just as easily can become an unruly beast, a menace to all that come near.

Is the Rottweiler the right breed for you and your family? Rottweilers For Dummies provides the answer to this and all your questions about getting, caring for and living with this big dog. Long-time Rottweiler breeder and trainer Richard G. Beauchamp gets you up and running with what you need to know to:

  • Choose the right Rottweiler for you
  • Socialize your new puppy
  • Educate yourself and your dog
  • Maintain good health, proper exercise and diet
  • Handle behavioral problems
  • Participate in dog competitions

In friendly, down-to-earth language, Rick provides insights into the Rottweiler temperament and loads of sensible, easy-to-follow advice on everything a Rottweiler owner should know – along with fun facts and tips on how to have a great time with your Rottie. Discover how to:

  • Decide on whether a male or female is right for you
  • Find and choose your new friend and bring him or her home
  • Understand how to communicate with your Rottweiler
  • Train your Rottweiler
  • Finding a good trainer and attend classes
  • Deal with emotional conflicts
  • Feed and exercise your Rottweiler
  • Recognize, prevent, and treat common health problems
  • Have loyal friend for life

The indispensable guide for you and your Rottweiler, Rottweilers For Dummies is the only book you’ll need to help you have the best possible experience with this admirable and loveable breed.

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From the Back Cover

Find out about your Rottweiler's special needs

Get the lowdown on keeping your Rottweiler healthy and content Known for its strength and protectiveness, the Rottweiler is a good-natured, playful family pet. This fun and friendly book provides insights into this big dog's temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your Rottweiler, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.

Discover how to:

  • Choose the right Rottweiler for you
  • Socialize your new puppy
  • Educate yourself and your dog
  • Maintain good health, proper exercise, and diet
  • Handle behavioral problems

Get smart!

About the Author

Richard G. Beauchamp, a respected breeder and prominent dog show judge, has been involved in every facet of purebred dogs for most of his life. He is a longtime Rottweiler enthusiast.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3818 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0050C496O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #389,347 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Rottweiler Reference June 14, 2002
By rzaster
I just got a seven week old Rottweiler puppy and I needed a reference to help me learn about the breed and to learn basic information to teach the dog certain rituals. I found this book and it is a true gem. This book will teach you about the breed, whether or not the dog is right for you, and a plethora of other useful information about the dog. Rottweilers are actually one of the most loving breeds of dog that there is and one part of the book will help people to realize that these dog are great dogs that are good with children and people if they are treated and taught well from the first day that you bring your dog home.
This superlative reference is broken up into is broken up into four parts with numerous chapters that fall under that specific topic. The main things that are discussed in this great book are getting to know Rottweilers, where you find out about the dog and whether or not the dog is right for you; the next part is called searching for a soulmate where you get information on knowing what you are looking for in the dog and how to choose what to get; part three of the book discusses how you can keep your Rottweiler in good health by learning about the dog's basic anatomy, feeding and exercise rituals, and health problems; the final part lists ten reasons to own or not to own a Rottweiler, and training and traveling tips. This is a handy reference because of the multitude of topics that are discussed in this book.
I detracted one star from the book because I felt that the training information in the book was not specific and that I didn't get a great deal of information regarding my dog's habits for doing bathroom rituals. I didn't get a lot of information as to how many times a day I should take my dog out and how often my dog should be fed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book out of 6 I have read February 16, 2005
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This book is well written and contains more than enough information for beginners and most advanced dog owners. If you are considering getting a Rottweiler and want to know what to expect, get this book. If you already own a Rottweiler, this book has excellent tips and hints on the care and well-being of your dog. Thank you to Richard G. Beauchamp for an excellent book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read October 18, 2003
By A Customer
I have a small number of dog books, and this is the most fun one to read! Sure, I totally reccomend it to anyone who owns or is interested in getting a rottie. They are great dogs with wonderful personalities if given the proper environment to grow up in. This book helps you to do that for them, so it is a plus for you and your dog. Easy and fun, that is the best way to learn.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must Have" Rottie Reference! June 17, 2003
I must say that I stumbled upon this book ... about a month and a half ago. A thorough examination of the book provided me with an absolutely great read. Unfortunately, It does not cover every aspect of raising the breed in great detail. However, if you are just beginning research on Rottweilers, reading this book will give you a VERY SOLID FOUNDATION to support your future reading. Your understanding of breed characteristics, history, specific training methods, and even terminology will increase by leaps and bounds. For prospective Rottie owners, this book is a "must have!"
Best wishes and happy reading,
Will Marple
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rottweiler Mix May 31, 2006
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I recommend this book for all rottweiler (and or mix breed) dog owners. The history of the breed will give you a good understanding of the dogs nature. It is quite interesting. The training hints and tips are very helpful. I injoyed reading and following the tips in the margins of the pages. Training will only inhance the dogs loyalty and companionship.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. July 7, 2009
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This is a very good book. Not too long and not too short. It was everything you need to know about the rottweiler from puppy care to training. I purchased other books that are rottweiler specific but this is the book that I always come back and look at.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rottweiler puppies for dummies December 11, 2013
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Wasn't really what I had hoped for--speaks mostly to puppies and dogs from breeders--not my 2 year old from a rescue. Also talks about giving "correction" but doesn't describe what that means ie: yelling, smacking, time out?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book not without flaws! March 16, 2011
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I love Rotties. I've owned four to date. I think they are the most wonderful dog: smart, loving, caring, selfless, loyal, dependable and protective. I love reading everything I can about them and this book was no exception. There is a great deal of information present, though, not without flaws. Some information is misleading while other info is just glanced over.
Full of photos, color and black and white, I highly recommend it for fans or owners of Rottweiler breed. It is a great addition to the bookshelf.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
The cover page is about the Rottweilers; however, contents is about Labrador Retrievers.
Published 1 month ago by Andzia
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This Is a great product. Very informative book.
Published 1 month ago by Ruben M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the book!
Published 1 month ago by Marg
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent info!
Absolutely great advise and details on Rotties. I love how this book is writen and the no nonsence approach the author uses. Read more
Published 2 months ago by spl70
5.0 out of 5 stars Rottweilers for Dummies (aka Smart yet slightly ignorant people)
Our family had recently acquired a Rottweiler puppy. Rather than my hubby and I disagreeing on a few training and raising issues, we started reading this wonderful book. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lani Silverman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great easy read
Already have a rottie and learned a lot about her behavior from this book. Will definitely be getting a couple more also because of this book. Great family dogs!
Published 7 months ago by Tim Witcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
This book was very nice, it did cover a few things i wasn,t sure of. I do recomend this book if your thinking about getting a rottie. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Whitney R. Heidenreich
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
I hate to read books but am half way thru this book already in 2 days..... gives so much helpful info on Rotties.
Published 11 months ago by Donna E
3.0 out of 5 stars A little outdated
This book has some good tips and advice, but some of the info is old ,including the idea that a dog is just a fancy looking wolf and its owner needs to be leader of the pack. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Ashley K. Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for first time dog owners
It is great for someone who doesn't know anything about dogs. It has everything you need to know about this breed.
Published 17 months ago by agloriousexistence88
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