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! Expanded sections/special topics include: * Socialization * Positive Reinforcement * House Training * Crate Training * Handling/Collar Touch * How to Stop Unwanted Behavior * Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears * How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control * How Not to Play! * Lots of New Tricks and Games * Adolescence
Author: Brenda K. Scidmore
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
Release Date: 2005-01-01
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!
Author: Ian Dunbar
Publisher: New World Library
Release Date: 2010-09-24
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.
Author: Liz Palika
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Combining informative text with beautiful full-color photographs, this book covers everything you need to know about caring for puppies from birth to age six months. Busy puppy parents will get fast and authoritative advice on: Puppy-proofing your home and yard What age to bring home a puppy Housetraining The first trip to the vet Crate training Feeding Socialization And much more Whether you're a proud puppy parent or just love to admire these adorable bundles of joy, this is a charming book you'll turn to again and again. A Certified Pet Dog Trainer and Certified Animal Behavior Consultant, Liz Palika has written more than fifty books. She has received two prestigious Maxwell Awards from the Dog Writers' Association of America. Her work has been published in Newsweek, Dog World, Dog Fancy, the AKC Gazette, and other magazines.
An instructive and marvelously entertaining chronicle of a puppy's first year, by the executive editor of The New York Times One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009. Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diaries continues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor. What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diaries provides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.
Comprehensive and simple to use, The Puppy Bible is uniquely structured to provide the best guidance for raising a happy, healthy pet. The week-by-week planner takes you from before your puppy arrives to beyond six months, shows how he is developing, and tells you exactly what to do and when to do it. The front section is cross-referenced with expert advice in the second half of the book that encompasses every area of care, including training, health, diet, socialization and first aid, as well as troubleshooting for any concerns over your dog's welfare. Clearly illustrated throughout, this is an indispensable guide to your puppy's first six months.
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.
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!
Author: Karen B. London
Publisher: Dogwise Pub
Release Date: 2003-01-01
How to housetrain a dog of any age! This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits. In addition to a step-by-step plan to get your dog to eliminate outside and outside only. Way to Go! is loaded with practical information about how long you can expect housetraining to take, tips for knowing when your puppy needs to go outside, how to handle night time, how to clean up accidents, and how to teach your dog to eliminate on cue.
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 these positive methods work with adult dogs, too. Tracking is fun both you and your dog when you use these positive methods. Any age dog can be taught to track-6 week-old puppies on up to senior citizens. It improves fitness for both dog and owner! It is mentally stimulating for both of you. You'll gain a new-found respect for just how smart your dog is.