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Description - For the Life of Your Dog by Greg Louganis

In his #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography Breaking the Surface, Greg Louganis included loving portrayals of his protectors and closest friends: his dogs. Now Greg, a breeder and trainer of Harlequin Great Danes, has teamed up with award-winning animal writer Betsy Sikora Siino to create an extraordinary guide to dog ownership. Greg's distinctive philosophy and practical tips -- hich have produced his best-in-breed winners -- illuminate every page of this special volume that puts the dog's best interests first. Here are insights into choosing a dog, basic care, training, exercise, and nutrition -- and an overview of every stage of a dog's life. Passionate in his opinions and wonderfully effective, Greg includes: * Cures for chewing, barking, biting, and other so-called behavior problems * Answers to the great housetraining disputes -- including the pros and cons of crating * Specific feeding programs for optimal nutrition -- and for combating the greatest health threat to your dog: obesity * An exercise program for the canine athlete (and they're all athletes!) * Training tips for obedience, showing, and search-and-rescue * Preventive medicine, common illnesses from nose to tail, and age-related concerns * Advice on breeding, whelping, adopting your second (third, fourth...) dog, and more! For The Life of Your Dog is an inspiring and eye-opening reference. Delivered with Greg's delightful candor, his sound advice makes it a classic for new and long-time dog owners -- and anyone who has ever loved a dog.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671024512
ISBN-10: 0671024515
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Gallery
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis is a four-time Olympic gold-medal diving champion. His #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, Breaking the Surface, was published in 1995. He lives in Malibu, California, where he raises and trains Harlequin Great Danes, a championship Jack Russell Terrier, and a best-in-breed Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Breaking the surface by Greg Louganis
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