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Introduction Chapter 1: Meet the Rottweiler Rugged and ReadyùThe Versatile Rottie A Brief History of the Rottweiler The AKC Rottweiler Standard Understand the Rottie Personality The Working Dog The Attraction and Downsides to the Rottweiler Chapter 2: Looking for a Rottweiler Should You Get a Rottweiler? Kids and Dogs Where to Look for Your Rottweiler Where Not to Look for Your Rottweiler and Why Health Certificates and Common Hereditary Diseases Locating a Reputable Breeder Chapter 3: Choosing a Rottweiler Your Rottweiler Choices Age to Bring a Puppy Home Choosing a Puppy Choosing an Adult What Are Papers? What's a Pedigree? The Contract Chapter 4: Preparing for Your New Rottweiler Dog-Proofing Your House Choosing a Safe Area Your RottieÆs Crate Where Will Your Rottie Sleep? Inside or Outside Dog? Necessary Dog Supplies Not-So-Necessary Dog Supplies Choosing a Veterinarian Pet Health Insurance Chapter 5: Bringing Your Rottie Home Planning Ahead When Not to Bring a New Dog Home Bringing Your Rottie Home Items in Your Take-Home Package Trip to the Veterinarian Your Trip Home Meeting Other Pets The First Few Days and Nights Chapter 6: Housetraining Crates and Housetraining Establishing a Routine Puppy Mill Dogs What to do About Accidents How Long Does it Take to Housetrain? Should You Paper Train? Relapses in Housetraining Submissive Urination Chapter 7: Basic Nutrition Choosing a Dog or Puppy Food Canned, Dry, Frozen, or Semi-Moist? The Role of Vital Nutrients in a Dog's Diet Free Feeding Hypoallergenic Diets Raw Diets Vegetarian Diets How and When to Feed Poisonous Foods Obesity Chapter 8: Basic Health Care Spaying and Neutering Vaccinations The Health Check How to Take Your DogÆs Temperature How to Give Your Dog Medicine Internal Parasites External Parasites Chapter 9: Basic Grooming Use a Groomer or Do It Yourself? Grooming Supplies Brushing and Combing Removing Mats Bathing Cleaning Ears Clipping Toenails Dental Hygiene Anal Sacs Removing Skunk Odor Removing Sticky Substances Chapter 10: Common Illnesses and Injuries When to Visit a Vet Allergies Skin Problems Gastric Problems Feet and Legs Incontinence Chapter 11: Emergencies Identification First-Aid Kits Important Phone Numbers Disaster Preparedness How to Muzzle Your Rottie Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation Emergencies Chapter 12: Congenital and Hereditary Diseases Bloat Cataracts Hip Dysplasia Elbow Dysplasia and Osteochondrosis Dissecans Entropion and Ectropion Epilepsy Hypothyroidism Paneosteitis Retinal Atrophy Sub-Aortic Stenosis Von WillebrandÆs Disease Chapter 13: Choosing a Trainer Training Your Rottie Yourself Looking for the Right Trainer Training Classes Available Checklist for Finding a Trainer Chapter 14: Basic Obedience Simple Obedience Training Collars Leashes Clicker Training Walk Nicely on Leash Sit Down Come Heel Stay Teaching Tricks Chapter 15: Teaching Manners Setting Rules Watch Me Go To Your Bed Stay Off the Furniture Leave It Trade No Chew No Dig Chapter 16: Socialization Why Socializing Is Important Places to Socialize Your Rottweiler Puppy Classes Socializing with People Socializing with Other Pets Becoming Accustomed to New Situations Visits to the Veterinarian and Groomer Riding in the Car Baby in the House Dog Park Etiquette Moving to a New Home Chapter 17: Behavioral Problems Identifying the Root of the Problem Barking and Whining Chewing Digging Fear of Loud Noises Jumping Up Mouthing and Nipping Separation Anxiety Scavenging Chapter 18: Competitive Obedience Novice Competition Heeling on Leash Figure Eight Stand for Exam The Recall Off-Leash Heeling The Long Sit The Long Down The Canine Good Citizen« Test Chapter 19: Advanced Training Conformation Herding Tracking Agility Flyball Therapy Dogs Chapter 20: Schutzhund What Is Schutzhund? Begleithund Schutzhund I Schutzhund II Schutzhund III FH1 and FH2 Watch Dog Test Schutzhund Trials Chapter 21: Traveling with Your Rottweiler Should You Travel with Your Rottweiler? Your RottweilerÆs Travel Bag Car Travel Air Travel Accommodations Boarding Your Dog Pet Sitters Identification Chapter 22: The Senior Rottweiler How Old Is Old? Keeping Your Old Rottie Comfortable Arthritis Cancer Loss of Senses Should You Get Another Dog? Saying Goodbye Appendix A: Organizations Appendix B: Periodicals and Books Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Rottweiler dog