Table of contents for The everything Labrador retriever book / Kim Campbell Thornton.

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Chapter 1: Meet the Labrador Retriever
Labradorís Fetching Personality
How the Lab Got Its Name
The Labís Early History
Development in England
Back to the Americas
Labrador Needs
Chapter 2: The Labrador Defined
The Labrador Retriever Breed Standard
Defining Characteristics
Lab in the Show Ring
Pet, Show Dog, or Hunter?
The Working Lab
Understanding the Labrador Character
Chapter 3: Looking for a Labrador Retriever
Looking for Labs in All the Right Places
The Reputable Breeder
Labrador Rescue Organizations
Animal Shelters and Humane Societies
Looking for Labs in All the Wrong Places
To Your Labís Good Health
Chapter 4: Choosing a Labrador Retriever
Know What You Want
Puppy Versus Adult
Male or Female?
One Lab or Two?
Labs and Children
Labs and Other Pets
Puppy Primer
Lab Personality Tests
The Breederís Advice
Choosing an Adult Lab
Chapter 5: Preparing for Your New Labrador Retriever
Family Affair
Puppy (and Dog) Proofing Your Home
Your Labís Safe Place
Where Will Your Labrador Sleep?
An Inside or Outside Dog?
Necessary Dog Supplies
Choosing a Veterinarian
Chapter 6: Bringing Your Labrador Home
Plan Ahead and Take Time Off
Picking Your Lab Up from the Breeder
Having Your Puppy Shipped
Visiting the Veterinarian
Arriving Home
Meeting Other Pets
Naming Your Lab
The First Few Nights
Chapter 7: Housetraining
Crates and Housetraining
Establishing a Routine
Paper Training
Accidents Happen
How Long Does Housetraining Take?
Housetraining an Adult Lab
Housetraining Problems
Relapses in Housetraining
Chapter 8: Basic Nutrition
Vital Nutrients
What Is a Balanced Diet?
Choosing Dog Food
Understanding the Label
Homemade and Raw Diets
How and When To Feed
Treat Talk
Nutritional Nightmares
Chapter 9: Basic Health Care
Spaying and Neutering
Parasite Prevention
How To Examine Your Lab
Lab Exam Tips
Whatís Normal?
How To Give Your Lab Medication
Chapter 10: Basic Grooming
Grooming Supplies
Brushing and Combing
Yes, Labs Shed
Cleaning Ears and Eyes
Dental Hygiene
Trimming Nails
Anal Sacs
Chapter 11: Basic Obedience
Basic Commands
ìWalk Nicely on a Leashî
Chapter 12: Teaching Manners
Setting Rules
The ìOffî Command
ìOff the Furnitureî
ìGo to Your Bed/Placeî
ìLeave It/Drop Itî
Chapter 13: Socialization
In the Home
Out and About
Is Your Lab Antisocial?
Play Dates
Visits to the Veterinarian
Becoming Accustomed To New Situations
A Baby in the House
Moving to a New Home
Chapter 14: Travel
Car Travel
Air Travel
Boat Travel
Traveling Abroad
Boarding Kennels
Pet Sitters
Chapter 15: Behavior Problems
Potential Behavior Problems
Barking and Whining
Begging and Scavenging
Mouthing and Nipping
Noise Shyness
Separation Anxiety
Working With a Behaviorist
Chapter 16: Choosing a Trainer
Why Hire a Trainer?
Finding the Right Trainer
Training Classes
Puppy Kindergarten
Obedience Training
Training for Sports
Training for Therapy Work
Training Tips and Techniques
Chapter 17: Advanced Training
Field Trials and Hunt Tests
Other Lab Activities
Sports-Related Injuries and Conditions
Chapter 18: Common Illnesses and Injuries
When Do You Need To Visit the Vet?
Cuts, Scrapes, and Foxtails
Diarrhea, Vomiting, and Lack of Appetite
Lumps and Bumps
Orthopedic Problems
Eye Diseases
Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD)
Chapter 19: Emergencies
Being Prepared for an Emergency
First-Aid Kit
How To Muzzle Your Lab
Does Your Lab Need CPR?
How To Move an Injured Dog
Dealing with Emergencies
Chapter 20: The Senior Labrador Retriever
When Is a Dog Old?
A Golden-Age Health Exam
Problems of Aging
Keeping Your Old Lab Comfortable
When To Say Goodbye
Appendix A; Resources
Appendix B: Guidelines to Finding a Breeder 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Labrador retriever