The Perfect PuppyBook - 1995
The Perfect Puppy tells you all you need to know in order to turn your pup into a well-adjusted, confident, happy adult dog. Here you'll find the most up-to-date behavioral information. Author Gwen Bailey is a strong advocate of prevention rather than cure, and she shows how to avoid the problems that so many owners encounter. The book offers comprehensive chapters on the importance of choosing a breed that suits your family and home, taking your puppy home, and easing its introduction to a wide variety of environments. In addition, you'll learn about housebreaking, helping your puppy to accept its position in the hierarchy of the human pack, handling and grooming, and the importance of games for both puppy and owner. Throughout The Perfect Puppy, Gwen Bailey recommends the benefits of reward-based training methods, which help the owner to begin training while the puppy is relatively young and which yield a strong bond between owner and animal. She also explains how puppies learn and presents practical training exercises accompanied by easy-to-follow color photographs. Bailey tells us how to enjoy the lovable puppy stage while making your pup a well-mannered, sociable friend.
Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : Reader's Digest Association, c1995.
Characteristics: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.