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The star of the British television show Dogs with Dunbar has been teaching pet owners to train their dogs humanely and thoroughly for over 30 years. In this compassionate and honest volume, the veterinarian shares his definitive opinions about the way dogs should be trained. This is a great tool that anyone who wants to get a dog should peruse before they bring their pup home because, as the author points out, owning a dog is a big responsibility, and "millions of dogs are euthanized each year simply because their owners did not know how to housetrain or chewtoy-train them." Dunbar includes information that prospective dog owners should know before they select a puppy, and he also explains how to meet his proscribed series of important Developmental Deadlines (two of which come up even before the dog reaches its new home!). In addition to a step-by-step guide to every stage of puppyhood, the book includes practical services, such as a pre-puppy shopping list and lists of the best dog training books and videos.
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this edition belongs... alongside such classics as Dog Training in 10 Minutes and The Power of Positive Dog Training. -- Library Journal, Spring 2004See all Editorial Reviews
I have really liked this book (I reread it after finishing it). Other reviewers thought the information could have been covered in a book with far few pages, and I agree, to point... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Dad2Two
I'm not ready yet to regret the money spent on the book, but I am loosing my patience. I have the same issues as a 3star reviewer had with the message of the book, and I barely... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
THE book to have if you are contemplating getting a puppy or if you have one whose behavior is causing difficulties in your home. His methods are common sense and the WORK!!Published 19 days ago by L. T. Ferris
Very complete, helpful and with a very sensible and positive attitude. I haven't had a dog for over 20 years and now I am getting a Schipperke puppy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by rafael davidson
I'm a fan of Dr. Dunbar's and respect his method of dog training, but there was a lot of redundancy in this book that made it difficult to get through.Published 1 month ago by Christine D.
Make you understand what we and Dogs do and can do to be happy partners. A little study and applied will prevent most bad owners and or Dogs.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Unfortunately I purchased this book after getting our new addition, but I recommend it to anyone who is considering getting a puppy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cheryl Brake
When I got my golden retriever/cocker spaniel mix puppy at 8 weeks old, two years ago, I exclusively followed the advice of Dr Ian Dunbar. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melanie Bradshaw
A lot of talking but no clear instructions?? I was looking for something that would show me how to teach a dog commands with more detail.Published 1 month ago by Jer