- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: New World Library; 43738th edition (April 29, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1577314557
- ISBN-13: 978-1577314554
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 252 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,124 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog Hardcover – April 29, 2004
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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 2004
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Dr. Dunbar is a well-respected behaviorist and his understanding of operant conditioning pairs fantastically with his views on how to improve the owner-dog relationship through frequent training and bonding sessions. I would recommend this book to any current or future puppy owner, but in particular this text is suitable for those who are more interested in dog psychology and behaviorism. This is definitely a manual on how to raise an attentive, obedient dog and is not necessarily the best for owners who do not want to modify their puppy's behavior or who don't want to integrate training into a lifestyle.