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Puppy Bible: The Ultimate Week-by-Week Guide to Raising Your Puppy

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An owner's guide to giving a puppy a successful start to life.

Puppy Bible is uniquely designed to guide new puppy owners on a week-by-week basis from the all-important planning and decision stages, up to those exciting first days at home, through the first six months of a puppy's life and beyond.

The book is divided into two parts. First, a clearly illustrated, week-by-week ...

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Overview

An owner's guide to giving a puppy a successful start to life.

Puppy Bible is uniquely designed to guide new puppy owners on a week-by-week basis from the all-important planning and decision stages, up to those exciting first days at home, through the first six months of a puppy's life and beyond.

The book is divided into two parts. First, a clearly illustrated, week-by-week planner that educates the owner about a number of important topics, including:

  • The puppy's physical and mental development
  • What the owner should do at every stage of the puppy's growth
  • Newborn: 8-week countdown to puppy's arrival
  • Toddler: weeks 9 to 12
  • Juvenile: weeks 13 to 18
  • Adolescent: weeks 19 to 24
  • Six months and beyond
  • Common problems that may occur.

The information in part one is cross-referenced to part two of the book, a comprehensive encyclopedia covering all areas of puppy care with detailed expert advice on a wide number of topics, such as:

  • House training
  • General care and grooming
  • Health
  • Breed-specific considerations
  • Behavior
  • Socialization
  • Obedience training
  • Diet
  • Socialization and troubleshooting
  • Canine first aid.

When it comes to puppies, it's important to do it right from the very first day. What happens in the first sixteen weeks of its life sets the tone for the rest of the dog's life. While
Puppy Bible is designed primarily for those first 16 weeks, it will be useful at any stage of the dog's life: training needs occasional reinforcement, general care and grooming are always important, and a source of first aid care is essential.

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Editorial Reviews

North Shore News - Terry Peters
The decision to have a dog become a part of your family is a significant one... The authors provide a detailed look at steps to take in preparing for your new arrival, and follow up with a week-by-week description of the first six months' growth... The book features colour photographs throughout as well as many separate examples to illustrate the specific subjects.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770851931
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/31/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 676,514
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire Arrowsmith is the author of Brain Games for Dogs, Correcting Bad Habits in Dogs and Instant Dog Training.

Alison Smith is the editor of Our Dogs, the UK's best-selling canine newspaper, and the author of several books on different aspects of dog ownership.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

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    Well organized and full of information

    Faced with the prospect of a new puppy for the first time in over 15 years, I was in a panic and at a loss for information. This book settled my nerves and gave me a central reference point. The structure and organization of this book is brilliant: the first section is a week-by-week guide on what to expect in your puppy's development, the second is a comprehensive encyclopedia and, best of all, they're cross-referenced, so any topic in the week-by-week guide references specific pages in the encyclopedia to read in more depth. In tandem with a more specifically training-oriented book (e.g., Patricia McConnell's "Puppy Primer"), this book is all you need.

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