Hardcover version is printed in FULL COLOR! "The Complete Guide to Papillons is an excellent book for anyone considering adding a Papillon to their family or for current Papillon owners. It contains great information to help anyone make an informed decision before getting a Papillon." Karen Lawrence, MCK Papillons If you're considering purchasing or adopting a Papillon, this book provides you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether this is the right breed for you. If you already own a Papillon, you will learn about what it takes to be the best pet parent you can be. You'll learn about the origins of the breed and their history as the companions of European royalty. Whether you plan on adopting an adult dog from a rescue or purchasing a puppy from a reputable breeder, this book will teach you what to look for in your new Papillon and what questions you should ask the shelter staff or breeder. The Complete Guide to Papillons will answer all your basic questions including:Is a Papillon the right dog for me? I brought my Papillon home. What now? What should I feed my Papillon Puppy? What are some common mistakes should I avoid? You want to be thoroughly prepared before bringing your new family member home and this guidebook will help you puppy-proof your home and start your relationship with your Papillon off on the right foot. You'll learn how to house-train your puppy, teach the basic commands, and correct bad behavior in a gentle and effective manner. A well-socialized and properly exercised dog is a joy to be around, so you need to know about different training methods that can help your Papillon grow up to be a friendly and polite member of your community. Chapters include basics and advanced topics such as:History of the Papillon Choosing a Papillon Preparing Your Home for Your New Papillon Bringing Home Your New Papillon - The First few Nights and Weeks Being a Papillon Parent Housetraining Socializing with People and Animals Papillons and Other Pets Physical and Mental Exercise Training your Papillon Basic Commands Unwanted Behaviors Traveling with Papillons Nutrition Grooming your Papillon Basic Health Care Advanced Papillon Health and Aging Dog Care Whether you are new to the breed or are an experienced Papillon owner, this guidebook will serve as an invaluable reference throughout your dog's life. You'll learn everything there is to know about the intelligent, energetic little dog known as the Papillon.