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Housetraining For Dummies

McCullough, Susan


2. Auflage September 2019
240 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-61029-8
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Housetraining For Dummies (9781119610298) was previously published as Housetraining For Dummies (9780470476376). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

The latest information and tips on making housetraining easier for your pet and yourself

Did you know that what you feed your dog can effect help or hinder the housetraining process? That's just one of the valuable tips you'll find in Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition, the authoritative housetraining reference for new and veteran pet owners alike.

This new edition features plenty of new and revised material on everything from the latest housetraining equipment to the latest information on diet and nutrition and the crucial role it plays in housetraining. You'll also find useful tips and techniques for creating environmentally safe cleaners from natural products found in the home and alternatives you can use if you have a sensitive pet.
* Features the latest findings on how pet nutrition can influence housetraining success
* Offers proven housetraining strategies
* Introduces new methods for housetraining multiple pets at once
* Reviews new housetraining equipment and products
* Shows you how to make environmentally safe stain and odor removers from products already in your home
* Susan McCullough is a columnist for Dog Fancy magazine and the author of several books including Beagles For Dummies ;and the award-winning Senior Dogs For Dummies

Housetraining can be a difficult and stressful process for both you and your puppy, adult, or senior dog. Housetraining For Dummies 2nd Edition is the resource you need to make it faster and easier for both of you.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Preparing to Potty Train Your Pooch 7

Chapter 1: No, Virginia, It's Not That Hard: Understanding Housetraining Basics 9

Chapter 2: Training the Housetrainer: Taking the Right Approach 17

Chapter 3: Getting Your Home in Housetraining Order 37

Chapter 4: Feeding Fido: What Goes in Must Come Out 59

Part 2: Putting a Plan in Place 81

Chapter 5: Training to Love the Crate 83

Chapter 6: Heading to the Outside: Outdoor Housetraining 95

Chapter 7: Making Some Inside Moves: Indoor Housetraining 111

Chapter 8: Fine-Tuning Housetraining 129

Part 3: Solving Housetraining Problems 143

Chapter 9: Accident-Proofing Small Dogs and Other Problem Potty-ers 145

Chapter 10: Understanding How an Oh-No Can Become a Problem-o 161

Chapter 11: Sorting Out Humans' Housetraining Challenges 175

Part 4: The Part of Tens 191

Chapter 12: Ten Housetraining Mistakes You Don't Have to Make 193

Chapter 13: Ten Reasons Housetrained Dogs Live in Happier Households 201

Appendix: Other Helpful Pit Stops for Housetrainers 207

Index 213
Susan McCullough has written articles about dog care and training for Family Circle, The Washington Post, and AKC Family Dog, among others, and blogged about dog care and culture for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Susan is a six-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for her work, and has also won the Eukanuba Canine Health Award for outstanding writing about canine health.