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Product Details

  • Series: Howell reference books
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (December 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076456238X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764562389
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,201 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"You & Your Puppy is lively, well written and thorough. It is an uncommonly good dog book." ?Donald McCaig Author, Nop's Hope Lucky you!

Now that you're the proud owner of an adorable puppy, you are in for the time of your life. As you raise this new family member, you'll get to know your puppy as you watch her grow. But like any family member, your puppy will need to learn some basic manners and will need to be well taken care of.

The authors of You & Your Puppy?a professional dog trainer and a veterinarian?understand what it takes to turn your bundle of fluff into a healthy, happy canine companion.

In You & Your Puppy you will find a training schedule to work with your puppy through every developmental phase, including adolescence. You'll also learn how to housebreak your puppy, how to control nipping and chewing, how to puppy-proof your home, what your puppy should be eating, what shots your puppy needs, how to control fleas and ticks, and much more.

You & Your Puppy is the all-in-one puppy-rearing book you can turn to for the first 12 months of your puppy's life, and then come back to as your puppy matures.

About the Author

James DeBitetto, DVM, is the owner and director of the Country Home Veterinary Clinic in Bedford Hills, New York. He is a graduate of the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University.

Sarah Hodgson, director of Simply Sarah Inc., has taught dog training classes for more than 14 years. She is the author of DogPerfect and Puppies for Dummies.


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I have given this book to two new puppy owners who said it was a big help to them.
MHOhio
There are also great games listed in the book to play with your dog so that your puppy can learn while having fun.
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Easy for a novice dog owner to understand, but some good ideas even for the more experienced ones.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 2003
Format: Paperback
It's easy to read, and has a few good tips, but overall I found this book very poor. The training section is broken down into stages for different-aged pups, which sounds like a good idea until you realise that training principles are the same at any age, and therefore each chapter is exasperatingly repetitive. Along with the wide spacing, big headings, short paragraphs and abundant meaningless pictures, that makes for a remarkably uninformative book. There is no discussion of major controversies such as positive versus force-based training or natural versus dry feeding; the author's preferred technique is presented as the only option and areas of huge disagreement among trainers are not even flagged. Evidently Hodgson's style appeals to some; I found it irritatingly condescending, bubbly and saccharine. Finally, the book is dangerously poorly edited: on p. 128 Hodgson says: "Don't give him free access to water yet, or he'll turn into a fountain"... then on p. 155 DeBitetto says: "Puppies need a lot of water, and restricting it can put your puppy at risk of dehydration. The only time water can be safely witheld is at night." The health section was better-written and much more informative, but you'd still be much better off buying one good training book and one good health book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Katlee on July 8, 2004
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I've been training dogs for 10 years, and I have recommended this book to all of my puppy owners! It's a great way to get through the first year of puppyhood, and have a dog you'll be proud to call yours. All of my students have found the information easy to understand, the methods easy to use, and the results are wonderful!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. Taylor on October 21, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a great book. It guides you through the development of your puppy by dividing the book into chapters based on age. It explains what you should be teaching your puppy at each age level and discusses any puppy problems you may be experiencing. There is also a whole chapter later in the book that talks in details about puppy problems that arise and how to deal with them. The book also has chapters devoted to nutrition, common dog diseases and first aid. There are also great games listed in the book to play with your dog so that your puppy can learn while having fun. This is a great comprehensive book for the first year of your dog's life.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By "jhosler" on September 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is my second book by Sarah Hodgson. What specifically drew me to the book was the way it was divided into what to expect at each age (8 to 12 weeks,12 to 16wks, etc) As well as the section on how to test your puppies personality (I think you can do this before you get your dog) - Again, a great book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Bonar on August 1, 2004
Format: Paperback
Our new baby responds to the instructions in this book wonderfully. I was worried about getting a dog, but the results we are getting by following the instructions presented her have made me really glad that I finally got a dog. I could not be more greatful for such a good instuction manual.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sarah J Trueax on March 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is great! It gives good insight to what the puppy is feeling and has broken down training and behavior patterns by the pups age. The book also provides good detail in health maintenance for your dog as well as a typical puppy schedule! I found the schedule to be very helpful in planning my day in order to give my pup the most attention.
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