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First published in 1995, this authoritative book has helped nearly 40,000 families raise healthy, content pets. Packed with illustrations and photos, it explains how to keep puppies healthy, put them through basic training, correct behavior problems, and integrate them into family life.
Since the initial publication, coauthor Sarah Hodgson has become the media's favorite puppy expert—a dog trainer who writes for The New York Times, appears on the Rosie O'Donnell Show," the "Today Show," and other programs, and even helped Katie Couric choose a puppy."
Acknowledgments for Sarah Hodgson.
Acknowledgments for James DeBitetto, DVM.
PART 1: Put Yourself in My Paws!
Chapter 1: A Puppy's Eye View.
Chapter 2: Doglish.
Chapter 3: Understanding Your Puppy's Personality.
PART 2: Training: First Day Through First Year.
Chapter 4: Equipment Essentials.
Chapter 5: The Teaching Lead.
Chapter 6: Special Considerations.
Chapter 7: Starting Off on the Right Paw.
Chapter 8: The Infant: 8 to 12 Weeks.
Chapter 9: The Terrible Twos: 12 to 16 Weeks.
Chapter 10: The Budding Adolescent: 16 to 24 Weeks.
Chapter 11: Puppy Puberty: 6 to 9 Months.
Chapter 12: The Trying Teen: 9 to 12 Months.
PART 3: Mister or Miss Manners.
Chapter 13: The Encyclopedia of Canine Etiquette.
Chapter 14: Beyond the Cooperative Canine.
PART 4: Your Puppy's Health.
Chapter 15: Preventive Health Maintenance.
Chapter 16: Fleas, Ticks, Worms, and Other Bugs.
Chapter 17: Household Dangers and First Aid.
Chapter 18: Puppy Pediatrics: A Glossary.