Before and After Getting Your Puppy

  • by Ian Dunbar
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog.
The guide is based on six developmental deadlines:


Completing owner education and preparation
Assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education
Teaching errorless house-training and chew-toy training
Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people
Learning bite inhibition
A continuing program of ongoing training

In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr. Dunbar's kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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Excellent for training

I thought I would read several books on training a puppy.
This is the best one.
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- Book Worm

Happy Puppy

I don't usually leave reviews but most definitely found this book to really work. Training my puppy has become fun and at 8 weeks old she has learnt to sit and pee on her puppy pads. I will go through the book a second time. Worth it!
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- Maria Angel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-06-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio