Puppy primer

  • Filename: puppy-primer.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924102013608
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 66
  • Author: Brenda K. Scidmore
  • Publisher: Dogwise Pub



Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, "sit" while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to "sit" when company comes to the door! While it's almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners. It's the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo!

Try Tracking

  • Filename: try-tracking.
  • ISBN: 9781929242184
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 90
  • Author: Carolyn A. Krause
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing



Mother Nature equipped our canine companions with an ability to smell that is at least 300 times?some say 1,000 times?more powerful than our own. It is the most important way that your dog gathers information about the world. Tracking is something that comes naturally to each and every dog, no matter what age, what breed or what size. Teaching your dog to track is the perfect to way to spend time together, build your relationship and challenge both of you mentally and physically. You can teach very young puppies to track even before they can start formal obedience training, and Try Tracking! methods work with adult dogs too. Why you and your dog should Try Tracking! Tracking is fun both you and your dog when you use these positive methods. Any age dog can be taught to track?7 week-old puppies or senior citizens. It improves fitness for both dog and owner! You?ll gain a new-found respect for just how smart your dog is.

Before and After Getting Your Puppy

  • Filename: before-and-after-getting-your-puppy.
  • ISBN: 1577313445
  • Release Date: 2010-09-24
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Ian Dunbar
  • Publisher: New World Library



Before & After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines: completing owner education and preparation assessing a puppy’s prior socialization and education teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people learning bite inhibition a continuing program of ongoing training In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr Dunbar’s kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.

Puppy Whisperer

  • Filename: puppy-whisperer.
  • ISBN: 1593375972
  • Release Date: 2007-10-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Paul Owens
  • Publisher: Adams Media



Offers a compassionate approach to training puppies based on using affection, play, toys, and praise as rewards, and provides advice on how to solve behavior problems.

Puppy Training

  • Filename: puppy-training.
  • ISBN: 9781593789558
  • Release Date: 2011-09-13
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Charlotte Schwartz
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing



A positive-training guide to puppy training written by much-loved author and puppy -class instructor Charlotte Schwartz is a “week by week training guide” for all new puppy owners. The late Charlotte Schwartz had trained dogs for over forty years and was a popular, award-winning author, whose no-nonsense style of writing and training comes forth on every page of this best-selling introductory guide. Focusing on the first eight weeks that a puppy spends in the new owner’s home, Puppy Training walks the owner through the lessons to teach one week at a time, offering commonsense solutions to obedience and housetraining problems along the way. Sidebars throughout the text offer useful tips and alternative methods to teach lessons, all of which were originated by Schwartz in her puppy classes over the decades and are illustrated here with color photographs. From the first week, during which the puppy is taught to sit and stand, to the eighth week, devoted to teach the puppy to retrieve and a trick or two, this puppy primer is the best canine educational tool available for under ten dollars!

Raising Puppies Kids Together

  • Filename: raising-puppies-kids-together.
  • ISBN: 0793805686
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Pia Silvani
  • Publisher: Tfh Publications Incorporated



Maintaining a safe and happy household that includes both puppies and children can be a challenging task. Sharing insight gleaned from over 20 years of combined experience in the field of dog training, Raising Puppies & Kids Together provides a roadmap for navigating the sometimes-complicated path to a loving and respectful relationship between puppies and children. Real-life examples of interactions between children and dogs clearly illustrate common problems and offer appropriate solutions, while instructional photos give examples of both "right" and "wrong" behavior. Learn how to meld the playful and protective nature of a puppy with the curiosity and compulsiveness of a child to create a positive atmosphere for the puppy, the child, and the rest of the household.

Puppies For Dummies

  • Filename: puppies-for-dummies.
  • ISBN: 9781118206355
  • Release Date: 2012-02-07
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Sarah Hodgson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Everything you need to train a puppy Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics of puppy training—housebreaking, feeding, crating—to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you'll get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. In this new edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson offers trusted information on caring for a new puppy, including the newest dog training tools and gadgets, the best treats and dog food suppliers, and new insight into positive reinforcement training. Everything you need to start out right from day one Trusted and proven advice from an authority The latest information on positive reinforcement training Includes a completely new 8-page color insert If you're one of the lucky people getting ready to bring home a canine kid, this fun, informative guide gives you everything you need to smoothly integrate a puppy into your life and home.

Life skills for puppies

  • Filename: life-skills-for-puppies.
  • ISBN: 1845845455
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Helen Zulch
  • Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd



Approaching puppy education from the puppy's perspective, this book presents the key skills a dog needs to cope with life, and assists owners in developing a fulfilling relationship with their puppy. Beautiful photographs illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress.

Training the Best Dog Ever

  • Filename: training-the-best-dog-ever.
  • ISBN: 9780761168850
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing



Presents a five week training program for both puppies and adult dogs that uses positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques to teach potty training, bathing and grooming acceptance, and friendliness with strangers.

The Everything New Puppy Book

  • Filename: the-everything-new-puppy-book.
  • ISBN: 9781605507170
  • Release Date: 2009-04-18
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Carlo De Vito
  • Publisher: Everything Books



Nothing is more adorable than a new puppy. But without the proper time spent training them, today’s puppies can become tomorrow’s nightmare hounds. This book teaches puppy owners all they need to know to successfully raise a puppy of any breed or background. Complete with black-and-white photos, owners will learn how to: Choose the best breed for their lifestyle Help children and other pets acclimate to the new puppy Puppyproof the house Housebreak and train the new puppy Feed and groom according to age and breed Solve common behavior problems Also includes detailed information on alternative health care options as well as exercises and advanced training techniques. This book has everything puppy owners need to ensure that their new puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-behaved dog.

Puppy Bible

  • Filename: puppy-bible.
  • ISBN: 1770851933
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Claire Arrowsmith
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Limited



Presents a guide for caring for a new puppy, discussing obedience training, diet, and grooming.

The Happy Puppy Handbook

  • Filename: the-happy-puppy-handbook.
  • ISBN: 9781448177370
  • Release Date: 2014-04-03
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Pippa Mattinson
  • Publisher: Random House



Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals), and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.

The Everything Pug Book

  • Filename: the-everything-pug-book.
  • ISBN: 1605504319
  • Release Date: 2005-05-01
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kim Campbell Thornton
  • Publisher: Everything Books



Pugs have a very long and rich history, but their most enduring legacy has always been their cheerful temperament and social personality. It's no wonder the Pug is still one of the most popular breeds today. With The Everything Pug Book you'll learn all there is to know about your best friend! From adoption methods and training techniques, to specific tips on diet, exercise, and basic care, you can anticipate your Pug's every need and be prepared for any situation. The Everything Pug Book covers: Common diseases and health issues Proper grooming and handling Effective methods for disciplining your dog How to encourage socialization Caring for older Pugs Whether you've owned a Pug for years, or you're considering adopting one, The Everything Pug Book is the authoritative text for keeping your dog healthy and happy for years to come.

The Everything Labrador Retriever Book

  • Filename: the-everything-labrador-retriever-book.
  • ISBN: 1605504882
  • Release Date: 2004-05-06
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kim Campbell Thornton
  • Publisher: Everything Books



According to the American Kennel Club, the Labrador retriever has been rated as the most popular purebred dog in America for thirteen consecutive years. In fact, nearly three times as many Labs were registered in 2002 than any other breed. The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is the perfect introduction to America's most popular pet. Written by dog expert Kim Campbell Thornton, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their Lab safely and successfully. Packed full of photos showing Labs in action, The Everything Labrador Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners!

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