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Before You Get Your Puppy

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Before you search for a puppy, you need to complete your education. You need to know how to select a good puppy and how puppies work. Selecting a puppy is similar to buying a car - do lots of research and 'test drive' a wide variety. This book will guide you through the process.

Before You Get Your Puppy

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Before You Get Your Puppy

by Dr. Ian Dunbar

Before you choose your puppy, you need to know how to assess your prospective puppy's current socialisation and educational status. Regardless of breed and breeding, if socialisation, housetraining and basic manners are not well underway by eight weeks of age, the puppy is already developmentally retarded. Make certain that an errorless housetraining and chewtoy training programme is instituted from the VERY FIRST DAY your puppy comes home. Your puppy needs to be socialised to people before it is twelve weeks old. As a rule of thumb your puppy needs to meet at least one hundred different people during its first month at home.

Paperback with photographs.

About the Author:

The world's leading authority on puppy training and dog behaviour, Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviourist and writer. The original creator and populariser of off-leash puppy classes, he has led a doggy revolution in fun, reward-based dog-friendly dog training.

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