K9 Expert Education 4 By Susan Chaney, Editor, Dog Fancy magazine Mini Sides to a Schnauzer 6 This terrier has plenty of energy, love and sporting ability to be a perfect pet. The Miniature in Miniature 20 Our simple two-page guide gives you all the necessary information about the Miniature Schnauzer -- in 300 words or less! A Schnauzer's Story 22 The Miniature is a direct descendent of the Standard Schnauzer and a close cousin of the Giant, but in popularity, the Mini is the max. Selecting a Schnauzer 34 Find out how to choose a reputable breeder and pick a healthy puppy, or maybe you'd like to adopt a dog from a shelter or rescue organization. Either way, there are plenty of Minis out there waiting for homes. Home Essentials 48 You can't bring home a dog and hope everything will take care of itself. You need to puppy-proof, or schnauzer-proof, your house. Plus, you need to make sure that you have all the things he requires to be comfortable, such as bedding, toys and lots more. Successful Housetraining 64 Your first job is getting your schnauzer to do the doo where you want him to. Using a crate -- aka a modern-day den -- will expedite the process. Vet Visits and Everyday Care 76 Selecting a vet means doing some research and planning your Mini's first vet visit. Also, learn what to do when everyday bumps and bruises come about. On the Topic of Health 88 Learn how to deal with external and internal parasites, skin problems, and common medical and behavioral conditions. Meals for Minis 100 With proper knowledge and know-how, you can feed your Miniature Schnauzer a sound diet so he won't end up a pudgy pooch. Grooming Guide 112 From nail clipping instruction to brushing and bathing basics, we'll have your Miniature Schnauzer looking maximum gorgeous. Time to Train 126 Every Mini needs to learn the basics of sit, down, stay and come, and additional training advice will make your dog obey without hassle. Changing Bad Behavior 140 A well-behaved Mini isn't born that way. When behavioral problems arise, prompt training will turn bad habits into appropriate behavior. If you teach your dog that there are better ways to get attention, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches. For the Fun of It 154 The energy of this schnauzer demands exercise and attention, and his athletic and sturdy body makes him perfect for dog sports, from agility to flyball. Resources 166 Index 174
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