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Welcoming your puppy from planet dog : how to go beyond training and raise your best friend / Kathy Callahan, CPDT-KA.


"An innovative, engaging guide that teaches dog owners how to train a puppy by working with, rather than against, the puppy's instincts. Includes advice on dealing with common issues such as house-breaking, chewing, jumping, and helping puppies live harmoniously with cats, other dogs, or children"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781608689217
  • ISBN: 1608689212
  • Physical Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2024]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: You kidnapped your puppy from another planet -- Part 1: Nesting. Your mindset: choose to love this moment -- Your village: build it beforehand -- Your setup: create a puppy apartment -- Part 2: The first week. The first day: keep it simple -- Sleeping arrangements: yes, you can sleep with your new puppy -- Potty trainiing: focus now, so your puppy can learn fast -- Puppy biting: survive sharp teeth by planning for them -- The leash: why doesn't my puppy want a walk? -- Crying: it's lonely to be somebody's new puppy -- The crate: make it a happy place -- Picking up puppy: Avoid the surprise-swoop-squeeze -- Part 3: Housemates. Puppies and little kids: heaven! (oh. and hell) -- Puppies and canine siblings: help your adult dog like the new puppy -- Puppies and cats: create a peaceable kingdom -- Puppies and spouses: get on the same page -- Part 4: Socialization. The puppy shot dilemma: get out there, but be smart -- People, places, and things: teach that 'new' is not scary -- Other dogs: build your pup a friendly canine world -- Body language: learn to spot these subtle clues -- Narrating planet human: talk to your puppy -- Puppy friends: plan and supervise great playdates -- Part 5: Behavior. Beyond training: five key themes for great behavior -- The golden rule: catch your puppy doing something right -- A plea for empathy: stop saying no -- Essential enrichment: let dogs be dogs -- Quick thinking: when puppy absolutely must 'drop it' -- Part 6: Training. Rewards-based learning: train with fun, not fear -- The reinforcer : use your puppy's food hierarchy ladder -- The basics: how to teach a cue -- Your training vibe: posture, tone, and mindset matter -- Your cues: when puppy 'doesn't listen' -- Trick training: spin your way to happy learning -- Everyday practice: find the time in routine moments -- Pulling on leash: move your dog with your brain, not your brawn -- Group training class: five survival tips -- Part 7: Being a great owner. Quality of life: five common mistakes -- Medical care: get the most out of vet visits -- The importance of agency: how to answer 'May I pet your dog?' -- A final thought: let go of the vision so you can meet your actual dog -- Recommendations and resources -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
Subject: Puppies > Training.
Puppies > Behavior.
Chiots > Mœurs et comportement.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.

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