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Author Bucsis, Gerry.

Title Training your pet guinea pig / Gerry Bucsis, Barbara Somerville.

Imprint Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    636.9359 BUC    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    636.9359 BUC    Available
Description 102 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 100) and index.
Contents Preparations come first -- Good nutrition is important for lifelong learning -- Choosing your trainees -- Training your cavies to trust you -- Fostering friendship: guinea pig introductions -- Learning guinea pig language -- Decoding body language -- A need to gnaw -- Challenge your cavy's IQ: set up a stimulating cage -- Out-of-the-cage playtime -- Learning through play -- Training technique #1: lure-reward training -- Training technique #2: clicker training -- Coming when called -- Litter training -- Teaching tricks -- Lessons in leash walking -- Guinea pig travel plans -- A lifetime of learning.
Summary "Barron's Training Your Pet books are for inexperienced pet owners who seek detailed advice on how to get started in keeping and training caged pets. These books describe and illustrate the correct housing and equipment, and advise on getting all members of the household acquainted with the newly acquired pet. Guinea pigs are docile, easy to care for, and are capable of learning tricks. This book advises on keeping healthy and contented guinea pigs, and suggests activities that will amuse both the pets and their owners. Color photos on most pages"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book contains comprehensive advice about caring for guinea pigs. It places special emphasis on training them"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Guinea pigs as pets.
Guinea pigs -- Training.
Added Author Somerville, Barbara.
ISBN 9780764146251 (pbk.)
0764146254 (pbk.)

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