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Total Dog Manual (Adopt-a-Pet.com): Meet, Train and Care for Your New Best Friend


David Meyer, Abbie Moore, Dr. Pia Salk and the Editors of Adopt-a-Pet.com bring you the definitive resource for dog owners. The Total Dog Manual has everything from how to choose and understand your pet as well as appropriate training methods and environments, to selecting the right food, toys, and care for your new family member.

From understanding a dog’s anatomy and those deep-down doggie instincts to training methods and grooming tips – the experts have provided you with everything you need understand your furry friend.

All the information you need to understand your dog is now at your fingertips. The Total Dog Manual’s easy to follow format and the step-by-step training methods makes this your foolproof guide to dog care. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!

Meet the Authors

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 Adopt-a-Pet.com, he is a passionate advocate for the truly powerless in our society – abandoned and homeless animals.  David has used his skills to help guide Adopt-a-Pet.com 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 specializes in social justice and the human-animal bond. She is an Adopt-a-Pet.com spokesperson and a contributing writer to their website, her writing was also included in the recently published book, Pet Loss and Human Emotion. She is a frequent guest on the Martha Stewart Show and was a regular guest contributor to The Maratha 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, Executive Director of Adopt-a-Pet.com, 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 and 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 Adopt-a-Pet.com, 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.

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