Subtitle: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right
Author: Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS
Length: 186 pages
Release Date: 2011
Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad's puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too.
With 186 pages and over 400 color photos, Dr. Yin explains step-by-step why puppies do what they do, how the environment and your training methods help form their personalities, and how quickly puppies can learn when you set them up for success. It provides the basics of reading body language and understanding perception as well as a comprehensive guide for making desirable behavior a habit rather than a trick performed only when food is present.
Most of us don't have any contact with our new puppy until he's 8 weeks of age and we get to take him home. So we found the first chapter of the book particularly fascinating. It discusses how the puppy develops before you ever meet him and how what happens during these first precious weeks can affect the puppy for the rest of his life.
Dr. Yin's positive-reinforcement program leads to a strong bond between you and your pup from day one. Buy your copy today and get started!
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Perfect Puppy in 7 Days contains the following sections:
- Chapter 1: How Your Puppy Developed Before You Got Her
- Chapter 2: Why Start Training So Soon?
- Chapter 3: Preparing for the Puppy
- Chapter 4: A Foolproof Potty Training Program
- Chapter 5: Dr. Sophia Yin's Learn to Earn Program for Puppies
- Chapter 6: Socializing Your Pup to Dogs, People, New Environments, and Handling
- Chapter 7: A Head Start on All the Rest
"This is like no other puppy book you've seen before. With over 400 photos, it visually takes you through the steps needed to potty train, socialize, and provide life skills for your puppy. And it ensures that your puppy will enjoy behaving well, because it teaches you how to make good behavior fun. It isn't just about teaching your puppy manners, it's a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing your pup for life! With Dr. Yin's approach, your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year!" —Dr. Marty Becker, "America’s Veterinarian" Resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show. Author of 20 pet books, including Your Dog: The Owner's Manual
"I own tons of dog training books and none of them are as much fun to read as this one. If you have a puppy, work with puppies, raise puppies, or just plain like puppies, get this book." —Nancy Abplanalp, Education Specialist, CPDT-KA, Thinking Dogs
"This book is a comprehensive and humane guide to puppy behavior and training, incorporating a detailed guide on how to interpret your puppy’s body language. Worth buying for the socialization advice and checklist alone." —John Bradshaw, Ph D, Director of the University of Bristol’s Anthrozoology Institute, Author of Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make you a Better Friend to Your Pet
"Well written, factually correct and brilliantly illustrated. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone thinking of getting a new puppy. Two paws up for a great contribution!" —Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine