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The Happy Puppy Handbook

The Happy Puppy Handbook

Your Definitive Guide to Puppy Care and Early Training

  • Author: Pippa Mattinson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448177375
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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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 Labrador Handbook

The Labrador Handbook

The definitive guide to training and caring for your Labrador

  • Author: Pippa Mattinson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473527988
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your labrador. From puppyhood to old age, this book provides an in-depth guide to raising your labrador, making for a contented owner and a happy dog. Pippa Mattinson is in touch with over 300,000 dog owners every month through her website www.thelabradorsite.com and online forum www.thelabradorforum.com and knows exactly what labrador owners want. Founder of The Gundog Trust, her first two books Total Recall and The Happy Puppy Handbook have won praise from many happy dog owners.

Choosing the Perfect Puppy

Choosing the Perfect Puppy

  • Author: Pippa Mattinson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473550254
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 224
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Somewhere out there is the dog of your dreams! With over 200 breeds to choose from, how do you know which would be right for you? In this book you will discover: How to compare pedigree with mixed breeds; at-a-glance information on the most popular dog breeds in the world; how to choose the best place to start searching; how to choose the right puppy from a litter. Written by industry expert and best-selling author, Pippa Mattinson, this book tells you everything you need to know before you welcome a puppy into your life.

Total Recall

Total Recall

Perfect Response Training for Puppies and Adult Dogs

  • Author: Pippa Mattinson
  • Publisher: Quiller Press
  • ISBN: 9781846891496
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 248
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Many dog owners struggle to manage their dogs, and the vast majority of people who need help have one simple but overwhelming problem. Their dog won't come back when they call him. Through focusing on this single and most important of obedience commands, Pippa Mattinson shows the dog owner - whether of a puppy or an adult dog - how to build up a reliable recall successfully, layer by layer, and step by step, using effective and positive training techniques. The author offers the reader an insight into the mind of the dog and explains exactly why dogs behave in the way that they do. Training exercises are described in unique detail, and with the inclusion of a helpful problem solving section, nothing is left to chance.

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month By Month

  • Author: Debra Eldredge DVM,Terry Albert
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1615642870
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 368
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Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month-by-Month provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Expert authors Terry Albert, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and many they don't think to ask, including: - What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home - Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them - How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible - What do to when your puppy cries at night - Why and how to crate train your puppy - When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does - When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands-like Sit, Stay, and Come-and the best way to teach them -When and how to go about leash training - How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy - What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't - When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works - How and how often to bath your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth. - How to know what requires a trip to the vet and what doesn't - What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

Puppy Training the Guide Dogs Way

Puppy Training the Guide Dogs Way

  • Author: Julia Barnes
  • Publisher: Interpet
  • ISBN: 9781860542091
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 128
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Puppy Care & Training

Puppy Care & Training

Your Happy Healthy Pet

  • Author: Bardi McLennan
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780764596216
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 144
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The authoritative information and advice you need, illustrated throughout with full-color photographs--now revised and redesigned to be even more reader-friendly! Puppyhood is the most crucial stage of your dog's life--the time when you get to teach him how to interact with you and behave in his new home. This updated guide gives you all the tools you need to keep your puppy healthy and turn him into a well-mannered member of your family, including: * Pointers on puppy-proofing your home * Nutritional information to help your puppy thrive * Tips on hassle-free housetraining * Positive training techniques that ensure success * Advice on immunizations and health problems * Bonus chapters available on companion Web site

Perfect Puppy

Perfect Puppy

Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You!

  • Author: Gwen Bailey
  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • ISBN: 0600625451
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 198
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Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.

Puppy Training for Kids

Puppy Training for Kids

  • Author: Colleen Pelar
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
  • ISBN: 1438092342
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 96
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Kids and dogs are naturally attracted to each other, and this brand-new title introduces boys and girls to the responsibilities and the joys of puppy care, training, and companionship

The Puppy Bible

The Puppy Bible

The ultimate week-by-week guide to raising your puppy

  • Author: Alison Smith,Claire Arrowsmith
  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • ISBN: 0600628035
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 288
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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.

Before and After Getting Your Puppy

Before and After Getting Your Puppy

The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

  • Author: Ian Dunbar
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 9781577313441
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 240
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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.

My Smart Puppy (TM)

My Smart Puppy (TM)

Fun, Effective, and Easy Puppy Training

  • Author: Brian Kilcommons,Sarah Wilson
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN: 0446551287
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 352
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America's most beloved dog trainers are back with brand-new training techniques in the definitive guide to raising a happy, obedient puppy. Photos.

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition

Everything you need to know at each stage to ensure your cute & playful puppy grows into a happy, healthy companion

  • Author: Terry Albert,Debra Eldredge DVM,Don Ironside,Barb Ironside
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465451072
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 368
  • View: 826
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Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, Second Edition provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including: - What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home - Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them - How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible - What to do when your puppy cries at night - Why and how to crate train your puppy - When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does - When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them - When and how to go about leash training - How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy - What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't - When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works - How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth - How to know when a trip to the vet is needed - What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

  • Author: Zak George,Dina Roth Port
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1607748916
  • Category: Dogs
  • Page: 240
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Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you to tailor train to your dog's unique traits and energy level--leading to quicker results and a much happier pet. Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and--most of all--fun!

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

  • Author: Walton,Eve Adamson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118053676
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 288
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You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better? Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you're thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you're just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle Know what to look for in Lab pups Determine if a breeder meets high standards Understand health and nutrition needs Handle emergencies with a cool head Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique Show off your Lab in competitions You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more: Exercising your pup and older Lab Choosing the right veterinarian Exploring spaying/neutering Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving Managing barking and whining Housetraining your new puppy Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don't take care of themselves. They need you. Don't let them need you unless you're ready to be needed.

Care for a Puppy

Care for a Puppy

  • Author: Michelle Medlock Adams
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1612287239
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Puppies come in many sizes, from tiny teacup breeds to sprawling Saint Bernards, and their personalities can vary just as widely. Find out how to choose the best puppy for your family and how to take care of it once it arrives. Then arm yourself with the Top Ten Reasons I Need a Puppy, and see if you can convince your parents you’re up for the job of owning a canine.

The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet

Learn the Seven Skills Every Dog Should Have

  • Author: Jolanta Benal
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 1429985151
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 288
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If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.

The Everything Labrador Retriever Book

The Everything Labrador Retriever Book

A Complete Guide to Raising, Training, and Caring for Your Lab

  • Author: Kim Campbell Thornton
  • Publisher: Everything
  • ISBN: 9781593370480
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 304
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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!

Puppy Training

Puppy Training

Owner's Week-By-Week Training Guide

  • Author: Charlotte Schwartz
  • Publisher: i5 Publishing
  • ISBN: 1593789556
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 128
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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!

Training the Working Spaniel

Training the Working Spaniel

  • Author: Janet Menzies
  • Publisher: Quiller Press
  • ISBN: 9781846890703
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 192
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Training the Working Spaniel makes it simple for anyone to train a gundog, no matter what facilities are available. From training the urban gundog, how to keep a working dog in a family home and introducing first-timers to working a spaniel in a variety of shooting situations, tha author takes the reader to competing in field trials at the highest levels.