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Before and After Getting Your Puppy Audiobook

Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

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Publisher's Summary

Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with 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 chew-toy 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2004 Dr. Ian Dunbar (P)2016 Tantor

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    Book Worm UK 03/09/2016
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    "Excellent for training"

    I thought I would read several books on training a puppy.
    This is the best one.

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    Maria Angel 12/07/2017
    Maria Angel 12/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Happy Puppy"

    I don't usually leave reviews but most definitely found this book to really work. Training my puppy has become fun and at 8 weeks old she has learnt to sit and pee on her puppy pads. I will go through the book a second time. Worth it!

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    Maggie Crowther 02/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Very useful information"

    So glad I bought this book. Good info for someone who's never had a dog before. Will read it a few more times before getting my puppy and will refer to it afterwards. Pity that it was written by an American as it often referred to 'dog parks' and gave out US phone numbers which wouldn't be useful to someone living in the UK.

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  • Agnes
    30/11/16
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    "Most read"

    I loved this book because it is writing with knowledge and heart.
    The writer has a lot of love and respect for dogs, and he knows what he is talking about. I think that is wonderful.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Illyria
    26/07/16
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    "Essential listening for puppy-dog owners!"

    Excellent book, excellent narration. Should be required reading or listening before anyone is allowed to own a puppy or dog! I cannot emphasize enough how important the information in this book is if you want to have a well adjusted dog who is a joy to be around and is a happy member of your family.

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  • Lori Wells
    12/07/16
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    "Not enough substance"

    Too much repetition and not enough substance. Some good pointers, but the repetition gets monotonous.

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    10/09/17
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    "Fun and Powerful!, Learned a lot of simple tools."

    Great writing...great expertise.. amazing tools to help my two puppies be angels. Don't think you can do it without help.. This stuff works and is proven.

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  • tcm10
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    "good resource"

    This book was a good dog training resource for our husky puppy! It's easy to follow, and has a positive training focus.

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  • juanfgiraldo
    20/04/17
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    "un magnífico libro"

    Magnífico. muy útil especialmente si se le antes de que el cachorro cumplan 5 meses.

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