Brad Pattison's Puppy Book: A Step-By-Step Guide to the First Year of Training

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Canine behaviourist, dog advocate and bestselling author Brad Pattison is back with his essential guide for all things puppy.
 
From choosing the right breeder and your pup's first days with your family to street safety, chew training, grooming and bathing, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book covers pretty much everything a new dog owner needs to know. While Unleashed covered Pattison's basic training philosophies and how to correct negative ...
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Brad Pattison's Puppy Book: A Step-By-Step Guide to the First Year of Training

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Overview

Canine behaviourist, dog advocate and bestselling author Brad Pattison is back with his essential guide for all things puppy.
 
From choosing the right breeder and your pup's first days with your family to street safety, chew training, grooming and bathing, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book covers pretty much everything a new dog owner needs to know. While Unleashed covered Pattison's basic training philosophies and how to correct negative behaviour, this book will ensure that you get things started on the right foot, and will keep those negative habits from forming later in life. With his proven canine communication techniques and safe, effective training methods, you don't have to be a fan of one of his shows to realize that Pattison's innovative approach stands out from the pack. He teaches you how to recognize and work with your puppy's needs, so that you can effectively communicate and bond with them. Pattison knows that there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to dog training, and puppies everywhere will be better off if their owners buy this book.
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Praise for Brad Pattison from his clients:
 
"My dog is proof that Brad's training really works. If you open your mind to a new way of training your dog, your world will open up--mine did and I have never looked back. Thank you, Brad, you changed our lives."
—Colleen
 
"My dog is one of the most loved dogs in the neighborhood simply because I've taught him manners, the Brad Pattison way!"
—Kristina
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307360977
  • Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 975,528
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

BRAD PATTISON is an animal trainer and human-being life coach who has been professionally remedying dog behaviour for almost 20 years. Best known for his TV series, At the End of My Leash, Pattison also founded Vancouver's Yuppy Puppy Dog Day Care Inc., pioneered the first Street Safety training program for dogs and facilitates courses that certify other dog trainers. His "Six Legs to Fitness" workout program for owners and their dogs has been featured on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. During the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Pattison mobilized friends and created the Pattison Canine Rescue Team, which spent several weeks in Louisiana rescuing dogs from the floods. He lives in Kelowna, BC.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Stage 1 What A Puppy Needs 6

Stage 2 Puppy Preparedness 30

Stage 3 Welcome to the (Human) Jungle: Puppy's First Twenty-Four Hours in Your Pack 53

Stage 4 Puppy Imprinting: Umbilical Training, Chew Training and Grooming 77

Stage 5 The Honeymoon Period: Street Safety Training 109

Stage 6 Who's the Boss? Assertive Leadership Skills 137

Stage 7 Off-Leash Puppy Power 158

Stage 8 The Terrible Twos: Divas, Rebels and Canine Accountability 181

Stage 9 The Juvenile Period: Urban Agility Training and Bonding 204

Stage 10 You've Come a Long Way, Puppy: Celebrating Your Pup's First Year 217

Epilogue: Positive Interspecies Empowerment 230

Appendix: Puppy Development Chart and Chapter Recaps 235

Resources 258

Notes 263

Index 266

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