Features a new 8-page color sectionThe bestselling guide to making the most of puppy's firstyearBringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppyhoodprepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics --housebreaking, feeding, training -- to the latest on doggie daycare, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you geteverything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy,playful, well-mannered dog.Discover how to* Choose the perfect puppy for you* Socialize your puppy* Stimulate your puppy's growing mind* Use the latest training tools* Keep peace between kids and puppies
Introduction. Part I: A Match Made in Heaven. Chapter 1: Raising a Puppy: Making Heads and Tails of It. Chapter 2: Pre-Puppy Considerations. Chapter 3: Picking the Right Kind of Puppy for You. Chapter 4: Finding and Choosing Your Puppy. Part II: Nurturing Your Puppy Day to Day. Chapter 5: Home Sweet Home. Chapter 6: Life from His Paws: Understanding Your Puppy"s View of the World. Chapter 7: Socialization and Civility. Chapter 8: Kids and Puppies. Chapter 9: Living with Your Puppy in the Real World. Part III: Training Your Puppy. Chapter 10: Getting Everyone Involved. Chapter 11: Using Cool Tools and Groovy Gadgets. Chapter 12: Housetraining for Success. Chapter 13: Teaching Everyday Etiquette. Chapter 14: Training through Your Pup"s Growth Stages. Chapter 15: Graduating to Off-Lead Control. Part IV: Overcoming Behavioral Problems. Chapter 16: Dealing with Daily Hassles. Chapter 17: When Anxiety Strikes. Chapter 18: Curbing Socially Unacceptable Behaviors. Part V: In Sickness and in Health. Chapter 19: Food and Fitness. Chapter 20: Preventative and Emergency Care. Chapter 21: Bugged In and Bugged Out: Internal and External Parasites. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 22: Ten Crowd-Pleasing Tricks. Chapter 23: Ten Fun Games. Index.
Sarah Hodgson has been a trainer of dogs and their people for over 20 years. She has had many famous clients, including TV personality Katie Couric, actors/actresses Richard Gere, Glenn Close, Chazz Palminteri, Chevy Chase, and Lucie Arnez, business moguls George Soros, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Mottola, and Michael Fuchs, and sports greats Bobby Valentine and Alan Houston. Sarah is the author of eight dog training books, including Teach Yourself Visually, Dog Training; Dog Tricks For Dummies; DogPerfect; and PuppyPerfect. Soon to be released: Miss Sarah"s Book of Etiquette for Dogs.
Features a new 8-page color section The bestselling guide to making the most of puppy's first year Bringing home a puppy? This fun, friendly guide to puppyhood prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From the basics " housebreaking, feeding, training " to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy, and the new designer breeds, you get everything you need to help your puppy grow up to be a healthy, playful, well-mannered dog. Discover how to Choose the perfect puppy for you Socialize your puppy Stimulate your puppy's growing mind Use the latest training tools Keep peace between kids and puppies