Dog Care

Dog Care

An Introduction to Dogs & the Essentials of Dog Care

James Kavanagh, Waterford Press, Raymond Leung


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This guide is a simplified introduction to dogs and dog care. Topics include how to select the breed that is right for you, introducing it to your home, their daily physical needs (water, food, shelter, exercise and companionship), how they communicate with people and other dogs, how to try to train them to behave and health care concerns. Most importantly, it provides daily, weekly and monthly checklists on how to ensure your dog stays healthy. This guide is an excellent source of portable and practical information for dog-lovers of all ages.


James Kavanagh:
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh’s path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.

With 650+ titles in print and 6.5 million copies sold, Waterford Press publishes the largest line of folding-format reference guides in the industry. Our mission is to connect people to the natural world by making knowledge about wildlife identification, outdoor recreation, travel, and safety and survival skills accessible to a wide audience.