Anyone reading this book will find it a must and will pick it up again and again. You will also gain step-by-step tips, guidance and examples from:
Choosing a puppy, and what’s best sex, a bitch or a dog.
Things to look out for such as inherited defects.
What to expect when you bring your new puppy into the home.
Toilet training; getting your puppy clean in the house.
The health of a puppy, things to look out for.
Feeding a puppy.
What bedding to use.
Bonding with your puppy and assessing the puppy’s nature.
Play training, creating a bond with your puppy.
The horrid chewing stage, causes and ways to manage chewing.
Stool eating causes, ways to manage stool eating.
Socialising your puppy with people, children and other dogs.
Introduction to the vehicle and travelling.
Motion sickness when travelling, signs of motion sickness and stress.
Motion sickness tips for better travelling.
Basics of training, when to start play training; the very basics.
How to teach your puppy ‘No’, ‘Down’ and ‘Fetch’ command.
Teaching your puppy the recall command.
Treat reward training, teaching your puppy the ‘Sit’ command.
Lead training, how and when to begin.
Lead training, teaching your puppy to walk to heel.
Getting your puppy familiar on the lead in traffic.
When things go wrong, how to rectify training.
And much more.
Practical advice on equipment, treatments and feeding the puppy, and the start of basic training and obedience required. Illustrated with easy-to-follow pictures step by step. This book will not only appeal to someone who has never owned a puppy before but those who have not had a puppy for many years. All it takes is an open mind and plenty of patience.