Total Dog Manual (

Meet, Train and Care for Your New Best Friend

Written By: The Editors of, David Meyer, Dr. Pia Salk, Abbie Moore
Thanks to the experts at, the definitive guide to dog care is here!

This essential resource, brought to you by David Meyer, Abbie Moore, Dr. Pia Salk and the Editors of, has everything you need to know about canine companions— from understanding a dog’s anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips.

Behavior Why do dogs jump so much? What supplies do you need before you bring home a new puppy? What do wolves have to do with anything? Find these answers and so much more to better understand how dogs “talk” to each other—and to us—and how to communicate more effectively with your furry friend.

Training Tired of your dog slobbering on your face? Trying to minimize mouthing? Want to teach an old dog new tricks? Look no further for the instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, the latest trends on teaching basic commands, and how to deal with the challenges and rewards of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family.

Care Is his fur a tangled mess? Wondering what do you do during a thunderstorm? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, vacations and travel, and major upheavals such as moving homes or stressful situations.

Get advice on how to choose a new four-legged family member, establish good habits, and keep your pet happy and healthy. Whether you’re bringing home a new pooch or caring for an old friend, The Total Dog Manual is your guide to nurturing one of life’s most precious bonds.

With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable, wipe-clean flexicover with metallic corner-guards—this manual is the perfect gift!
Format: Softbound
Publication Date: 10/27/2015
ISBN: 9781616289553
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.5 x .9

  • About the Author 
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David Meyer, Author: As a multiple world champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, as well as a martial arts expert and teacher (having trained the likes of Chuck Norris and many top UFC fighters), David Meyer has spent a lifetime enabling weaker individuals to become stronger. But as the co-founder and president of, he is a passionate advocate for the truly powerless in our society – abandoned and homeless animals. David has used his skills to help guide to become the world’s largest non-profit homeless pet adoption Website, and he continues to push the organization forward and act as a spokesperson for all shelter animals.

Dr. Pia Salk, Author: Dr. Pia Salk specializes in social justice and the human-animal bond. She is an spokesperson and a contributing writer to their Website; her writing was also included in the recently published Pet Loss and Human Emotion. She was a frequent guest on the Martha Stewart Show and was a regular guest Contributor to The Martha Stewart blog “The Daily Wag”. She has been featured on Animal Planet’s Hurricane Heroes and 20/20 for her animal rescue efforts following hurricane Katrina.

Abbie Moore, : Abbie Moore, Executive Director of, revels in the opportunity to bring joy to animals and the people who adopt them. After spending the first several years of her career working in the entertainment industry, Abbie changed courses to pursue her true passion. She moved into the world of animal welfare, first working in administration at a large animal rescue organization in Los Angeles. It was there that Abbie realized she could combine her marketing skills with her inside understanding of the animal welfare world to help homeless pets across the country. In 2004, Abbie was hired by, and in her current capacity has led many new initiatives, including "Twitter a Critter" a celebrity-oriented social networking campaign designed to spread the word about adoptable pets. She has also spearheaded the non-profit organization’s extensive work with professional athletes who have a passion for helping stray pets.