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Everything you need to bring home a new puppy 

Across America and beyond, tails are wagging with anticipation. Why? Because puppies and the people who love them are eager for the update of Puppies for Dummies.   Originally released and welcomed as a positive, loving alternative to the alpha dog philosophy of a popular celebrity trainer, Puppies for Dummies is now updated and more relevant than ever.

This new edition covers the latest puppy training gadgets, tricks, and tips and offers expanded coverage on the latest training techniques, including new studies on positive reinforcement methods. This edition continues to provide readers with the trusted and proven advice that has made previous editions a success.  

  • Integrate a puppy in your life
  • Explore the latest science of dogs
  • Train a happy, healthy pup
  • Raise and nurture a loving dog

Rather than saying: 'Uh oh, now what?!' new pet owners can be equipped with the best advice. 



Sarah Hodgson is a dog and puppy behavior expert and the author of many bestselling books on dog training. Her positive techniques help dogs become well-behaved family members. She writes for the Huffington Post, and collaborates on articles for Parenthood, Prevention, and Country Living magazines as well as The New York Times. and has appeared on Animal Planet. Connect with her at SarahSaysPets.com!

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Sarah Hodgson is a dog and puppy behavior expert and the author of many bestselling books on dog training. Her positive techniques help dogs become well-behaved family members. She writes for the Huffington Post, and collaborates on articles for Parenthood, Prevention, and Country Living magazines as well as The New York Times. and has appeared on Animal Planet. Connect with her at SarahSaysPets.com!

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  • Understand your puppy's actions
  • Use positive reinforcement techniques for training
  • Redirect problem behaviors

Are you about to become a puppy parent?

Congratulations! Expect some wonderful inspiration and unconditional love, along with some hair on the furniture and a wet spot or two on the floor. But fear notthis updated guide from a renowned trainer, behavior specialist and online influencer is what you need to raise a happy, healthy puppy. From how to choose the new addition to your family, to managing everyday frustrations from housetraining to separation anxiety. This rewards-based training guide uses the new science of modern dog training to encourage learning on both ends of the leash! Want a book that helps you to develop a joyful bond to last a lifetime? Look no further!

  • Exploring canine personalities
  • Starting off on the right paw
  • Keeping your puppy healthy
  • What your puppy needs from you
  • The importance of socialization
  • How puppies learn best
  • Training techniques that encourage good behavior


Résumé

Everything you need to bring home a new puppy

Across America and beyond, tails are wagging with anticipation. Why? Because puppies and the people who love them are eager for the update of Puppies for Dummies. Originally released and welcomed as a positive, loving alternative to the alpha dog philosophy of a popular celebrity trainer, Puppies for Dummies is now updated and more relevant than ever.

This new edition covers the latest puppy training gadgets, tricks, and tips and offers expanded coverage on the latest training techniques, including new studies on positive reinforcement methods. This edition continues to provide readers with the trusted and proven advice that has made previous editions a success.

  • Integrate a puppy in your life
  • Explore the latest science of dogs
  • Train a happy, healthy pup
  • Raise and nurture a loving dog

Rather than saying: "Uh oh, now what?!" new pet owners can be equipped with the best advice.



Contenu

Introduction 1

About This Book 2

Conventions Used in This Book 2

Optional Reading 2

Foolish Assumptions 3

How This Book is Organized 3

Part 1: Choosing a Dog to Love for a Lifetime 3

Part 2: Living and Loving Your Puppy: The Early Days 4

Part 3: Training with a Positive Spin 4

Part 4: Conditioning Good Manners in Your Puppy 5

Part 5: Creating a Wellness Plan 5

Part 6: The Part of Tens 5

Icons Used in This Book 5

Beyond the Book 6

Where to Go from Here 6

Part 1: Choosing a Dog to Love for a Lifetime 7

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Puppy Love Club: Here's All You Need to Know! 9

Looking at All Your Options 10

Helping Your Puppy Jump into the Family Groove 12

Understanding your puppy's point of view 12

Raising a puppy in the modern world 13

Positively overdoing bonding and socialization 13

Tackling Training Throughout Your Puppy's Growth Phases 14

Teaching words your puppy should learn and love 15

Picking a consistent approach 15

Handling Day-to-Day Frustrations and More Serious Problems 16

Ensuring a Clean Bill of Health 17

Chapter 2: Finding the Puppy That's Right for You 19

Living Your Dream: Pinpointing What You Really Want 20

Getting in the right mindset 20

Considering yourself before you choose your puppy 21

Interpreting your answers 24

Deciding on the age to bring your puppy home 27

Considering Your Household 28

Me and my shadow 28

Just the two of us plus pup 29

A family with young kids 30

A family with older children 31

A whole menagerie (other pets) 31

Other dogs 32

Chapter 3: Browsing Breeds and Rescues: Choosing One That's Right for You 35

Figuring Out Whether You Want a Purebred, Mixed-Breed, or Designer Dog 36

Choosing the breeder route versus the rescue route 37

Deciding on a purebred dog 38

Opting for a random-mix puppy 39

Designing fancy (and expensive) mixed breeds 39

Choosing the Type of Dog That's Right for You 41

Different Breeds for Different Folks 42

The Sporting group 43

The Hound group 43

The Working group 44

The Herding group 44

The Terrier group 45

The Toy group 45

The Non-Sporting group 46

Chapter 4: Deciding Where to Go to Get Your Puppy 47

Searching High and Low for Your Puppy 48

Finding puppy love on the Internet 49

Adopting a pup from a shelter or a rescue organization 51

Buying a puppy from a professional breeder 54

Checking out a home breeder 56

Avoiding puppy brokers, puppy mills, and pet stores 57

Meeting and Assessing Puppies 59

Finding out what to expect when visiting puppies 59

Profiling puppy personalities 60

Testing a puppy's temperament 62

Going for an Older Puppy 67

Considering the source 68

Testing older pups 70

Chapter 5: Shopping for Your New Baby and Looking to the Months Ahead 73

Shopping for the Early Days with Your Puppy 74

Your puppy's safe place 74

Rewards, toys, and self-soothing activities 79

Freedom lines (indoor and out), collars, and early leash skills 82

Exploring Future Needs, Modern Gadgets, and Training Tools 86

Compassion wear (also known as walking restraint) 86

Leash training 89

Clicking and targeting tools to simplify learning 91

Bringing Puppy into the Digital Age 92

Two-way camera 92

Automatic feeder and water fountain 93

Treat dispenser 93

Tracking collar 93

Automatic poop-picker-upper 93

Treadmill and hamster wheel 93

Mechanized brush, hair remover, and bathing apparatus 93

Bluetooth music cube 94

Light-up leash and collar 94

Activity monitor 94

Part 2: Living and Loving Your Puppy: The Early Days 95

Chapter 6: Bonding with Your Puppy Using the Science of Modern Dog Parenting 97

Domesticated Wolves or Little Children? 98

Brain science 99

What the nose knows 100

Master emotions 101

Your Puppy is Talking Are You Listening? 103

Posture 103

Eyes: blinking, social gazing 105

Tail talk 106

Ears 107

Mouth: Grin or grumble, stress panting, play panting, yawning 108

Vocalizing 108

Fur 110

Understanding Your Puppy's Basic Needs 110

Sleeping 111

Eating 112

Drinking 112

Going to the bathroom 113

Playing 113

Chapter 7: Establishing Good Habits from the Start 115

Preparing for Your Puppy's Arrival 116

Puppy-proofing a free-play zone 116

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Informations sur le produit

Titre: Puppies For Dummies
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Code EAN: 9781119558484
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: For Dummies
Genre: Élevage d'animaux
nombre de pages: 432
Parution: 21.03.2019
Taille de fichier: 17.5 MB