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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781888047011
  • Publisher: James & Kenneth, Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 295,756
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Developmental Deadlines 9
The Most Urgent Priority 10
The Most Important Priority 11
The Most Enjoyable Priority 12
Chapter 2 Household Etiquette 101 13
When You Are Not at Home 13
When You Are at Home 15
Housetraining 1-2-3 16
Common Mistakes 17
Chapter 3 Home Alone 19
Separation Anxiety 21
When Leaving Home 23
When Returning Home 23
Jekyll and Hyde Behavior 24
Chapter 4 Socialization with People 27
Urgency 28
A Hundred People 29
Three Goals of Socialization 31
1 Teach Your Puppy to Like People 32
Training Treats 33
Willing Compliance 35
Children 36
Puppy Party Games 39
Men and Strangers 41
Sit to Say Hello 42
Teasing and Roughhousing 43
Handfeeding 47
2 Handling and Gentling 48
Hugging/Restraint 50
Calming Quickly 51
Tantrums 52
Alpha Rollover??? 52
Handling/Examination 53
Punishment 57
Grabitis 61
"I Ate My Dog's Homework" 64
Barking and Growling on Cue 71
Outrageous Silliness 73
3 Guarding Valued Objects 74
The Token System 76
The Food Bowl 79
The Delinquent Waiter Routine 81
Paper Tissue Issues! 82
Chapter 5 Learning Bite Inhibition 83
Good Bite Inhibition 84
Case Histories 85
Dog Bites: Bad News and Good News 87
Human Bite Inhibition? 90
Bite Inhibition with Other Dogs 92
Bite Inhibition with People 93
Bite Inhibition Exercises 94
Inhibiting the Force of Bites 94
Decreasing the Incidence of Mouthing 96
Out-of-Control Play Sessions 99
Puppies with Soft Mouths 100
Puppies That Don't Bite 100
A Big Mistake 101
Puppy School 102
#1 Reason for Puppy Classes 105
Health Risks 107
Carry Your Puppy 109
Looking for a Puppy Class 112
Chapter 6 The World at Large 113
Changes During Adolescence 114
Manners, Bite Inhibition, Socialization 115
Fighting 118
The Secret to Adolescent Success 122
The Dog Walk 123
Housetraining on Walks 124
Socializing on Walks 126
Training on Walks 127
Sit and Settle Down 131
Training in the Car 134
Training in the Dog Park 135
Come When Called 137
Emergency Distance Sit 138
Integrate Training and Games 141
Lifestyle Training 143
Chapter 7 Homework Schedules 146
Chapter 8 Shopping List/Books & Videos 153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2006

    One of the BEST ever!

    I've read every dog training and behavior book out there since 1982. And I've raised six puppies as my own pets over the years. When I found myself in a bind with a rambunctious new challenge, I read everything looking for help- CESAR MILAN, GOOD OWNERS/GREAT DOGS by Kilcommons, PERFECT PUPPY Gwen Bailey , MOTHER KNOWS BEST by Carol Lea Benjamin, HOW TO RAISE A PUPPY YOU CAN LIVE WITH, SARAH HODGSON, THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, Jan Fennel'S DOG LISTENER, UNCLE MATTY.... you name it. I'd spend hours reading looking for suggestions. Far and away the #1 book that helped me the most and offered me the most practical advice was IAN DUNBAR'S BEFORE & AFTER YOU GET YOUR PUPPY- mostly the 'after' part! The book contains short and sweet, easy to read and apply how to's for raising a well-behaved, well-adjusted puppy. You know the kind that goes potty outside, is quiet through the night, will go into her crate and stay quietly without whining. After all these years, I thought I knew it all. I didn't. When I needed help, IAN DUNBAR provided it. The best advice ever, 1-2-3 housetraining, confinement, rules, restrictions, 'sssshhh', etc.

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