"The definitive book on the friendliest of pooches." This book covers everything about the selection, care, nutrition, and training of Golden Retrievers, including the history of the breed and breed standard; how to find a reputable breeder; housetraining and acclimating a retriever to a new home; managing a Golden's nutrition and health; basic obedience commands; understanding Golden behavior, and much more. ? Features training, nutrition, and health information specific to Golden Retrievers ? Author is a Dog Writers Association Book Award?winner whose articles have appeared in "Dog Fancy, Dog World, Dog and Kennel, Pet Life, Pet View, Natural Pet," and "Mushing"
Margaret H. Bonham is a sled dog racer in Colorado and a Dog Writers Association's Best Breed Book Award?winner whose books include "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Labrador Retrievers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, The Simple Guide to Getting Active with Your Dog," and "Your Siberian Husky's Life." A columnist and contributing editor for "Dog and Kennel" and "Pet View" magazines and a contributor to Pets.com and Vetmedcenter.com, Bonham has formulated her own racing diet for her sled dogs and researched diets for canine athletes.