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The friendship between humans and dogs is one of the oldest in history. From archeological findings, it is known that the first dog (Canis familiaris) domesticated by humans was in fact a wolf (Canis lupus). Dogs did not become domesticated through force, there was a friendship and mutual benefit of the relationship which enabled both to eat and therefore survive.

The evolution of the dog was rapid. All physical and psychological characters that we see in dogs did originate in the genetics of the wolf. So the wolf followed two paths – in one path the species remained the same; wild, untamed and fierce, but the other pathway to evolution enabled the existence of dogs we see today.

As a dog owner it is your responsibility to care for your dog. This ebook gives you all the information you need to choose the right dog for you, and to keep your best friend healthy and happy.

 

ISBN: 978-0-9872647-3-2
Pages: 79
Images: 73

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: DOGS AND HUMANS

History
Dog breeds
Pure breeds or crossbreeds
A selection of common breeds
Basic dog care
The right dog for you
Creating a healthy home environment for a dog
Dogs and fire emergencies – how prepared are you?
The law

CHAPTER 2: BIOLOGY OF DOGS
Physiological characteristics
Reproductive system

CHAPTER 3: BASIC HEALTH

Signs of a healthy dog
Recognising poor health
Common internal parasites
Common external parasites
Common disease and illness
Skin problems in dogs
Notifiable diseases
Preventative health care & care of the sick dog
Good nutrition
Reproduction and breeding
Desexing

CHAPTER 4: PSYCHOLOGY
Understanding the dog’s mind
Evolution and domestication
Behavioural development
Common behaviour and body language
Behavioural problems
General training tips

CHAPTER 5: GROOMING

The need for grooming
Techniques
Grooming tools
Pet clips and styling

CHAPTER 6: WORKING IN THE CANINE INDUSTRY
Health services
Breeding
Grooming
Training
Day care & exercise
Long term care
Assistance dogs
Canine therapy
Professional dog handling
Retail
Funeral and memorial services

APPENDIX


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