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Before and After Getting Your Puppy : The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog
by Ian Dunbar


Overview - Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar's dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in dog training away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog classes based on competitive obedience and toward a positive approach using toys, treats, and games as rewards for teaching basic manners, preventing behavior problems, and modifying temperament.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Very few dog trainers have not been influenced by Dr. Ian Dunbar's dog-friendly philosophy. In the 1970s, Dr. Dunbar sparked a dramatic shift in dog training away from leash corrections and drill-sergeant adult dog classes based on competitive obedience and toward a positive approach using toys, treats, and games as rewards for teaching basic manners, preventing behavior problems, and modifying temperament. Before Dr. Dunbar there were no classes for puppies, very few family dog classes, and not much fun in dog training. His positive approach to training revolutionized the field, especially in training puppies.
Now in Before and After Getting Your Puppy Dr. Dunbar combines his two popular puppy-training manuals into one indexed value-priced hardcover edition. In clear steps, with helpful photos and easy-to-follow training deadlines, he presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog. Dr. Dunbar s guide is based around six developmental deadlines: completing your education and preparation, assessing a puppy s prior socialization and education, teaching errorless housetraining and chewtoy-training, completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people, etc."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781577314554
  • ISBN-10: 1577314557
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 224


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Unleashing the trainer in you

One of the key elements in Before & After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy & Well-Behaved Dog is embedded in its title. There is much to consider before bringing a new pet into a household, and this book helps you make an informed decision. Dr. Ian Dunbar guides you through the fast-paced puppy training process, providing developmental deadlines to mark your progress. Errorless Housetraining and Chewtoy-Training, for example, should begin the day your puppy comes home, and Bite Inhibition by 18 weeks.

 
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