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German Shepherds For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)) Paperback – Bargain Price, September 15, 2000

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Find out about your German Shepherd's special needs

Get the lowdown on keeping your dog healthy and content Loyal and intelligent, the German Shepherd has a long history as a working dog and as a family companion. This fun and friendly book provides insights into the German Shepherd temperament, sensible advice on taking care of and training your dog, tips on participating in a variety of dog competitions, and much more.

Discover how to: Choose the right German Shepherd for you Acclimate your puppy to his new home Educate yourself and your dog Maintain good health through proper exercise and diet Handle behavioral problems

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

Get smart! www.dummies.com Attention pet owners! Get free Dummies Daily e-mail newsletters Sign up today for tips on dogs, cats, or birds Keep your pet healthy and content — the Dummies Way

About the Author

D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is an enthusiastic dog breeder and exhibitor. She is the author of 17 dog books and many dog-related magazine articles.
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Product Details

  • Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 15, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764552805
  • ASIN: B002WTCBSQ
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. Lue on May 18, 2007
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I'm new to dog ownership and I just adopted an 18-month old German Shepherd Dog from a local shelter. I wanted to learn as much as I could about dogs, specifically GSD's so I ordered this book. My observations are:

1) The book is informative and covers I wide range of topics, i.e., training, feeding, housebreaking, etc.

2) This book can be used as a reference guide so you don't need to read the entire book if you just need advice on specific issues.

3) This book was easy to read and I read the entire book in a few days.

4) Although I gained some knowledge from this book, many of the items covered I was able to find quite easily on the internet for free.

5) This book was inexpensive and available through Amazon with free shipping, which is how I got it.

Bottom line: If you don't mind spending a few dollars, this is a nice reference guide to have. Otherwise, you can find this information for free on the internet.
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= A Champion Read
As a German Shepherd owner in northern Ontario, Canada, I found this book of valuable assistance. There is little help in a practical sense for animals in this part of the world, but this book has really helped. Chapters 12 and 13 on pet care are the best chapters in the book: they help you to dedect ailments early on and so you can avoid expensive trips to vets or even losing your loved animal.
Each chapter is clearly set out and has spacing between main paragraphs and sections.
It is obvious that this book is written by a true professional: it is thorough, yet not boringly over detailed. It mentions in one chapter about dominant aggression of the dog, but also, as always, goes to the root cause of the problem , which, of course, helps the breeder or owner alike, to be beware and maybe prevent such behaviour from happening in public.
As I say, it is a very practical book. It starts with a practical plan of how much it would cost to keep a German Shepherd at your home and then goes on to point out how it would fit in the family, how to house it etc. In another chapter, it gives really good advice on what to do with the "undesirables" such as how to remove a stink from your home to removing ticks from the dog.
Beautiful black & white as well as colour photos accompany the chapters.
Only a dummie would skip buying this book !
Glen M Darlow
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I'll tell you why.:

Little story, my husband surprised me with a GS puppy last year when I came back from a weeklong vacation. I did not want a puppy yet because I've never owned a dog before and I wanted to do some reading on the subject, especially with a GS. It's not the kind of breed that you can just buy and say "ok, we have a cute puppy" and that's it. Every dog deserves a well informed owner. But I ended up using my intuition and common sense to do the majority of training for my dog (who I now love dearly). This book taught me nothing that I hadn't already figured out on my own. And I must add that there is only about 10% of this book that is actually geared towards GS's. It's a very broad based book on how to train a dog, not just a GS. There are many other books out there that will tell you about the breed and what to expect about there intelligience, personality and the AKC standards for this breed. I learned more things browsing through GS magazines at PetSmart. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK !!!! There are MUCH better books about German Shepherds !!!!!!!
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This book has some pretty good general advice, but I was very disappointed. I really expected better. This is the same author who wrote several other 'Breed for Dummies' books, and it's pretty obvious she doesn't (and couldn't) have extensive experience with all of them. Couldn't they find a knowledgeable person within the breed to write the books for them? Also, in the training section, she makes no mention of any other training methods or what to do if her's fails. The one she suggests is decent enough, but she seems completely closed-minded to others. In the discussion of whether to get an American or a German line GSD, her point of view seems to be limited to 'American dogs win the dog shows and German dogs have roach backs'. Hardly objective, and not very accurate. The section on breed history is pretty good, although like most books it focuses on the herding section of the breed's past, while putting Max von Stephanitz's role in the breed down as 'formed a club and sponsored dog shows'. I wouldn't spend the money on this book.
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Having purchased several "other" guide books - this is the only one I will need. D. Caroline Coile writes this book for the common folk to understand and throws a few chuckles in with her skillfull knowledge. And excellent, understandable guide to raising and loving your German Shepherds! Thank you D. Caroline Coile for making me understand to think as my pups do, with a gentle loving hand! I recommend every German Shepherd owner to purchase!
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Great book. I refer to it a lot. It's a lot of information to take in, but it's the usual type of reference book when it comes to the "Dummies" collection. It's been quite useful in training and raising a German Shepherd puppy. Would definitely recommend.
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