I’m ready! Maybe?
I guess my true of you will have to wait until I’ve had my puppy for a while, but I feel like I know more now! I’ve never had a puppy before, and haven’t even had an adult dog since I was a child, so I really don’t know that much about dogs beyond how freaking cute they can be and that they like to chew.
This book did a great job of giving an overview and then specific pointers about each topic. I appreciated them being very specific in the process of each step, as well as how to correct when they don’t go as planned. Using the already-trained sit command to distract and redirect the puppy from doing something wrong and be able to praise them for doing something right when they follow the sit command is something that sounds useful in many sustains.
*Note* – I just brought my puppy home today! She’s settling right in well so far, and I’m in love already. ^.^
This is the “bible” of puppy raising that a host of breeders recommend to new puppy owners. Learn how the puppy’s body and mind develop and what you can do to shape his behavior into a well-adjusted, well behaved dog. Explains what breeders should do during the puppy’s first seven weeks to insure that the puppy adapts well to family life, plus positive methods for socialization and training puppies of any breed from birth to one year of age.