Before and After Getting Your Puppy The Positive Approach

Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family In clear steps with 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 dogThe guide is based on six developmental deadlines Completing owner education and preparation Assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education Teaching errorless house training and chew toy training Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people Learning bite inhibition A continuing program of ongoing trainingIn 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 effectivePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audioBefore and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family In clear steps with 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 dogThe guide is based on six developmental deadlines Completing owner education and preparation Assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education Teaching errorless house training and chew toy training Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people Learning bite inhibition A continuing program of ongoing trainingIn 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 effectivePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audioBefore and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family In clear steps with 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 dogThe guide is based on six developmental deadlines Completing owner education and preparation Assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education Teaching errorless house training and chew toy training Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people Learning bite inhibition A continuing program of ongoing trainingIn 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 effectivePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio


13 thoughts on “Before and After Getting Your Puppy The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy Healthy and Well Behaved Dog

  1. says:

    The print quality on this book is not really great Despite the glossy hardcover appearance the actual text appears to be printed on newsprint and the photos inside are all grainy and black and white so anyone hoping for useful illustrations of what to do will be rather disappointedMore importantly the tone of the book is quite bizarre while you might reasonably assume that someone buying a book about getting a puppy is acting with the best intentions and is interested in their puppy's welfare Ian Dunbar seems to assume no such thing and from the very beginning spends a lot of time barracking the reader with sarcasm and patronising language at one point he literally uses Duh? to make a pointAn example of his writingPuppy owners are often surprised when their new puppy bites barks chews digs and decorates the floors with urine and feces Yet this is what dogs do How did you expect your dog to speak? To moo? To meow? And what did you expect your dog to do to pass the time of day? Housework? To mop and clean floors and dust the furniture? Or to amuse herself reading books watching television or doing macramé?There are plenty of other books that have a much positive approach despite this book's title and get straight to the point without drowning you in nonsense like this Avoid this one like the plague