The Puppy Primer: Second Edition [NOOK Book]

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The NEW EDITION of The Puppy Primer is an updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer, used by thousands of trainers across the country. New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. Almost twice the size of the original, The Puppy Primer covers basics like sit, down, stand, and come, as well as no jumping, walking by your ...
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The Puppy Primer: Second Edition

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Overview

The NEW EDITION of The Puppy Primer is an updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer, used by thousands of trainers across the country. New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. Almost twice the size of the original, The Puppy Primer covers basics like sit, down, stand, and come, as well as no jumping, walking by your side, the Puppy Pause, take/drop it, and games like fetch. Expanded sections/special topics include:
~ Socialization
~ Positive Reinforcement
~ House Training
~ Crate Training
~ Handling/Collar Touch
~ How to Stop Unwanted Behavior
~ Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears
~ How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control
~ How Not to Play!
~ Lots of New Tricks and Games
~ Adolescence
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Editorial Reviews

Khris Erickson
This is the perfect book for the perfect puppy! I highly recommend "The Puppy Primer" to everyone, whether a novice or experienced trainer. I'll be sure to give this book to all of my training clients!
--Khris Erickson, CPDT-KA, Humane Animal Welfare Society, Waukesha, WI
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013605541
  • Publisher: McConnell Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/23/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 108,383
  • File size: 274 KB

Meet the Author

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., CAAB is an Ethologist and Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist who has consulted with cat and dog lovers for over twenty years. She combines a thorough understanding of the science of behavior with years of practical, applied experience. Her nationally syndicated radio show, Calling All Pets, played in over 110 cities for fourteen years. She is the behavior columnist for The Bark magazine (the New Yorker of Dog Magazines) and a Consulting Editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology. She is Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." Dr. McConnell is a much sought after speaker and seminar presenter, speaking to training organizations, veterinary conferences, academic meetings and animal shelters around the world about dog and cat behavior, and on science-based and humane solutions to serious behavioral problems. She is the author of eleven books on training and behavioral problems, as well as the critically acclaimed books The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend and Tales of Two Species.

Brenda Scidmore's lifelong passion for dogs became a professional interest many years ago, after receiving help from Dr. McConnell for "Kato", Brenda's very shy, and aggressive Great Dane puppy. Thanks to appropriate early intervention Kato overcame his fear of and aggression toward people, while Brenda became permanently hooked on the study of dog behavior and how to influence and change it. Brenda began her career working with Patricia McConnell at Dog's Best Friend, Ltd as a class instructor, behavior consultant, and writer. Brenda currently owns Canine Behavior Consulting, a family-dog consulting and training business that offers in-home counseling and training for families with dogs that are exhibiting behavior problems from minor, to serious. Brenda is a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Best training book!

    Best author for dog training! Her books are well written and use humane methods!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Excellent insight on your puppy

    The author brings a great deal of simple and very understandable insight into the raisins and training-- a must have!

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