Considering a Beagle puppy? Don’t overlook the one element that might escape your attention: the view through the eyes of the puppy. For Dr. Deb M. Eldredge that perspective is critical. In «Beagles: How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend,» the semiretired veterinarian demonstrates that the needs and wants of a Beagle are as important as those of the owner. A perennial puppy-like appearance has helped to make the Beagle the third-most-popular breed in the United States; its social skills and unfussy attitude toward food do not hurt. Eldredge offers comprehensive guidance on Beagle-puppy-proofing your home; how to select a puppy along with training, feeding and grooming your new pet; and recognizing and responding to health issues. Her comprehensive overview of owning and caring for a beagle will ensure an informed decision that will benefit everyone in the household.