The authors of Good Owners, Great Dogs provide the straight scoop on selecting the perfect dog for one s lifestyle and personality Photos....
|Title||:||Paws to Consider: Choosing the Right Dog for You and Your Family|
|Publisher||:||Grand Central Publishing First Edition edition September 1, 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
|File Size||:||861 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Paws to Consider: Choosing the Right Dog for You and Your Family Reviews
I read this book and complete the questionnaire and did not follow the recommendation: and the prediction is 100% accurate. To elaborate, the book said based on my personality, I should get a Curly coated retriever. I had my heart set on German Shepherd, having grown up with them (when I was small I thought my GSD Tanya was my mother) and I also found one on Petfinder.com that was age 1 and in need of a home. The book rated me with GSD as B+. I wanted to get an animal from a shelter due to pet overpopulation and there really were no Curly Coated retrievers at the shelter for the 4 months I was looking and there was not a rescue for them that I could find either. So after I moved and bought a house I got the GSD that I really wanted.
I have bought 3 books. "Paws to Consider," "Choosing a Dog for Dummies," and "The right dog for you"
Kilcommons and Wilson do a nice job summarizing pluses and minuses of breeds you're likely to encounter.
This is overall a great book. Kilcommins and Wilson break the dogs into several catergories, and define them from there. These people actually know what they are talking about, and list not only the positives of the breeds, but also the negatives, health problems, and other basics of character. This is not some basic dog care manual, this book is written by working dog trainers who have spent there lives with dogs.
One of my favorite books about dogs and a must read for the experienced or novice dog owner who is considering getting a new dog Detailed information including the pros and cons of each breed. i cannot give enough praise for the comprehensive content of this book.
Brian Kilcommons has a few books, he is a fantastic trainer, his advice is spot on. Practical, no nonsense, easy to follow, and it works. Kilcommons books should be required reading for anyone with a dog, or thinking of getting a dog. He has a book called Great Owners, Good Dogs, and one for cats, and they are just wonderful. Seriously, get his book.
I can think of no other breed-selection book that approaches the topic with such remarkable honesty, especially in talking about the breeds most people *shouldn't* have. The authors take a unique approach to classifying the dogs, and their descriptions and recommendations hit the mark. This is one of my very favorite books on breed selection, and I find myself recommending it time and time again -- Gina Spadafori, pet-care columnist for Universal Press Syndicate and the author of the best-selling "Dogs For Dummies."