The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care [NOOK Book]

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The much-anticipated sequel to The Dog Whisperer, 2nd Edition!
Following the phenomenal success of his book, The Dog Whisperer, Paul...
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The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care

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Overview

The much-anticipated sequel to The Dog Whisperer, 2nd Edition!
Following the phenomenal success of his book, The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens and his protege Terence Cranendonk bring a step-by-step guide to all things puppy:
• Evaluating temperament
• Choosing the right personality for the family
• Problem solving
• Training
• Diet
• Health
• Play
• Exercise
The Puppy Whisperer includes what to do from the moment a family adopts a puppy - starting with the trip home and continuing through the critical developmental months.
An indispensable companion to The Dog Whisperer, The Puppy Whisperer is a must-have guide for anyone thinking of adding a furry bundle of joy to the home.
In addition to diet, training, play and problem solving, readers will learn:
• The importance of early socialization and positive conditioning
• Step-by-step instructions for potty training
• Safety and health care, including the latest on vaccinations
Nicole Wilde, author of Energy Healing for Dogs: Using Hands-On Healing to Improve Canine Health and Behavior says, "Paul Owens is well known as the "original" Dog Whisperer, and has always advocated gentle, compassionate training methods. Continuing on that note, his latest offering, The Puppy Whisperer, focuses on getting puppies off to a good start and preventing problems from ever starting. I love that Paul not only discusses the importance of socialization (which is key to how that dog will relate to new people, places, and things for the rest of his life), but gives concrete socialization plans that owners can follow. He also clearly explains the developmental stages that puppies go through, which is vital to understanding behavior, and is not always covered in a puppy primer. Of course, there is also a nicely illustrated section on teaching basic obedience behaviors, complete with the proper use of food treats and how to wean dogs off them. (The tricks section will provide fun for new pups and their owners as well.) As a professional trainer, I highly recommend this book, not only for the actual information, which is invaluable, but for the tone Paul helps owners to set for the lifelong relationship with their puppies; one of respect, love, and compassion."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780983189312
  • Publisher: Sand Castle Enterprises LLC
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 76,488
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Paul Owens is nationally recognized as a leading proponent of nonviolent training who promotes kindness, respect, and compassion. His DVD, The Dog Whisperer, a companion to his bestselling book, has been rated the best family dog training DVD on the market. He lives in Los Angeles.

Terence Cranendonk apprenticed as a trainer with Paul Owens and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT), as well as a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC). In addition to dog training, he is a professional actor and university instructor. He lives in Akron, Ohio.

Norma Eckroate writes on the holistic care of humans and animals. She produced the companion DVD to The Dog Whisperer. She lives in Los Angeles.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2007

    Lessons in Kindness

    The Puppy Whisperer is full of great ideas on how to Kindly guide your Puppy with a focus on compassion. I especially like how the book gives us points to consider even before adopting a Puppy. Very well written and wonderfully informative.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2007

    Puppy Whisperer

    read this book! Puppy Whisperer came out just as I had decided it was time for a new puppy. I read the book with great excitement, as I haven't had a puppy in a very long time. The delivery of the information was easy to read and really interesting. I am a very compassionate person and want to practice the right training with my new puppy Gracie, I want us both to be happy and Mr. Owens and Mr. Crannendock explain everything perfectly! So far, it has been a wonderful journey with my sweet little baby. Thank you so much for writing such a helpful book.

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  • Posted August 26, 2013

    Great Basics and Fundamentals

    I've owned dogs before, but recently adopted an 8-week-old puppy. I needed to brush up on those basics that we often forget after the puppy stages are long past. This book is just what I needed to start over again with a young canine. I know I will refer to it frequently when I need to review my pup's and my own progress.

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    Great reference for those who just got a new puppy!

    Many of the recommendations from this book actually work. Great piece of work!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    Terrific, easy to understand ideas and quick to put into use. Best of the simple training books I've used.

    An easy to read book and easy to use to reference particular issues. Good before and during training. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2007

    Puppy Whisperer

    I went to the SPCA and got a little tiny puppy, I had no idea that they needed so much attention. I immediately went on line and found this wonderful book by Paul and Terry. They really helped me get through the tough times of chewing and running around like crazy. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is thinking about getting a puppy.

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