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New for 2020! The German Shepherd Handbook is packed full of the latest training techniques, insider tips & stunning photos to help you raise a happy, well-adjusted German Shepherd.
“An excellent reference book with tips to help throughout the dog’s life. We will ensure that no pup will be leaving us in the future without a copy of this book in their puppy pack,” LARRY & DIANE YATES, breeders of Lornstone German Shepherds for over 50 years.
“I own many GSD books but this book includes the most recent information from understanding the breed to training & caring for your GSD once you bring your pup home. The author clearly defines the characteristics and temperament of this breed as well as guides you through the stages of puppyhood. This book is packed full of useful information for every German Shepherd owner,” SCOTT B, USA.
Written by experts with 100s of years of combined experience, this in-depth Kindle also has over 100 full colour photos of German Shepherds. Only buy it if you want to better understand your Shepherd and the best way to train him or her.
Will this book answer every single question you have on GSDs? Probably not.
Is this book a must-have guide to raising & training a relaxed, obedient German Shepherd who’s a joy to live with & the envy of your dog-loving friends? DEFINITELY!
German Shepherds are unique dogs. They are incredibly loyal, affectionate, courageous & intelligent, & can be trained to a level higher than any other canine.
There’s just one snag – they don’t arrive in your home as the finished article!
This book guides you through puppyhood:
- Coping with the First Few Days & Nights
- Getting Your Pup Used to You & Your Home
- Understanding Your Puppy’s Mind
- Housetraining & Crate Training
- When & When Not to Reward Your GSD Puppy
- Building a Bond
- How to Avoid Separation Anxiety
- Obedience Training inc. Sit, Stay, Recall, Walking on Lead
- Socialisation Methods
- Dealing with Puppy Biting & Jumping Up
- Exercising Puppies
- What Makes German Shepherds Tick
- Different Types of GSD & How That Affects Behaviour
- Instinctive Traits
- The Most Effective Training Techniques
- What German Shepherds DON’T Like
- The Importance of Socialisation
- How to Avoid Hip & Other Health Issues
- Exercise – How Much and How Often
- Grooming Your “German Shedder”
If you haven’t got your puppy yet, there’s 16 pages on how to spot bad breeders & then how to choose a healthy pup with a good temperament.
Leading American breeders Marie Donahue & Jacqueline Levy have shared their many years of experience in Raising German Shepherd Puppies & The Working GSD, including lots of info on Obedience and canine competitions you and your GSD can get involved in.
Some Shepherds have sensitive stomachs. There’s over 20 pages On Feeding, incl. Feeding Puppies, Feeding Options, Raw Diet, Reading Dog Food Labels, & Diet & Supplements for Seniors.
German Shepherd Health, Skin & Allergies are covered at length with proven medical & holistic treatments. Read money-saving tips on Insurance, Keeping Your Shepherd Healthy, GSD Facts of Life, Spaying, Neutering, Vaccinations, Worming & De-Fleaing.
This book is part of the Canine Handbooks, Amazon’s No.1 dog breed series. British canine author Linda Whitwam has joined forces with 11 breeders in the US & UK to bring you this definitive guide to the incomparable German Shepherd, King of the Canines.