Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage of Development

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Overview

Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, Second Edition provides readers with everything they need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure their playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don't think to ask, including:

- What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home
- Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them
- How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible
- What to do when your puppy cries at night
- Why and how to crate train your puppy
- When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does
- When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands--like Sit, Stay, and Come--and the best way to teach them
- When and how to go about leash training
- How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy
- What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't
- When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works
- How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth
- How to know when a trip to the vet is needed
- What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781465451071
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Series: Your Puppy Month by Month
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 466,270
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Terry Albert has been working with dogs for more than 25 years as a pet sitter, dog trainer, and foster home. Her writing credits include several books. Terry has also fostered Goldens while volunteering for Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue. Many of her boarding clients are Golden Retrievers she has cared for from puppy through adulthood and into their senior years. She has also served on the Boards of Directors for Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue and the Humane Society of Seattle/King County.

Deb Eldredge, DVM is a graduate of Cornell and the winner of the Gentle Doctor Award for best client care. She is also an award-winning writer, the author of 10 books on pets, and the past President of the Dog Writers Association of America.

Don and Barbara Ironside have owned Labs for 38 years and shown them in conformation, obedience and hunting tests. Under the name Fawnhaven Labradors, they have owned and bred multiple breed champions and hunting dogs. Their achievements include Best Of Breed at the Labrador Retriever National Specialty along with numerous obedience titles and Master Hunters.

Table of Contents

1-2 The Littermate 2

3 Your Puppy Come Home 20

4 Finding Her Way 60

5 The Rebel 90

6 Full Speed Ahead 124

7 The Silly Tweenager 154

8 Adolescence 186

9 In Search of a Leader 214

10 Transition 248

11 Putting Your Lab to Work 278

12 Your Lab Grows Up 312

A Glossary 333

B Body Condition Assessment 337

C Household and Yard Hazards 341

D Resources 347

Index 351

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