Before & After Getting your Puppy

Before & After Getting your Puppy

The Positive Approach to Raising A Happy, Healthy, and Well-behaved Dog

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
A dog trainer's trainer explains the fine art of raising a healthy, well adjusted dog from a puppy, discussing socialization, bite inhibition, and other important issues, all within a structure that follows six developmental deadlines.

Perseus Publishing
Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar's dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in dog training — away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog classes based on competitive obedience and toward a positive approach using toys, treats, and games as rewards for teaching basic manners, preventing behavior problems, and modifying temperament. Before Dr. Dunbar there were no classes for puppies, very few family dog classes, and not much fun in dog training. His positive approach to training revolutionized the field, especially in training puppies.
Now in Before and After Getting Your Puppy Dr. Dunbar combines his two popular puppy-training manuals into one indexed value-priced hardcover edition. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, he presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. Dr. Dunbar’s guide is based around six developmental deadlines: completing your 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, etc.

Combining two popular titles in one value-priced edition, Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the home. 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 house-training and chewtoy-training, completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people, learning bite inhibition, and continuing a 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 — using a kind, positive approach that, over time, has been proven the most effective.


Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2004
ISBN: 9781577314554
1577314557
Characteristics: xiv, 224 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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AgilityQueen Jun 01, 2017

If you're considering getting a puppy, or just got one, this is the first book to read! Great advice and explanations that make sense. Dr. Dunbar is a leader in the dog training community and shares his techniques for raising a wonderful family pet.

lbomya Aug 27, 2012

This is a really good book on how to correctly train your puppy especially what to do if you work during the day. Highly recommended for dog owners that want to properly socialize and train their puppy from the beginning to not be destructive and know how to entertain themselved during the day when you're not home. Clear steps as to how to curb barking and housetraining.

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mkliewer
Jun 12, 2012

This is an awesome resource for someone who is thinking of getting a puppy (or just got one).
A clear explanation of why puppies behave the way they do, and how to start your relationship with your dog on the right foot.
Dr. Dunbar also has tons of material available on Youtube for further information.

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theno1bet
Mar 16, 2012

Excellent book for a beginner dog owner or someone who has had dogs before and want a more positive method of training and understanding their puppy.

frosty73 Apr 25, 2011

This is absolutely one of the best books available for puppy training. I highly recommend it.

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