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I Just Got A Puppy, What Do I Do?

I Just Got A Puppy, What Do I Do?

How to Buy, Train, Understand, and Enjoy Your Puppy

WHO SAID A PUPPY DOESN'T COME WITH AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL?
Newly revised, this perennially popular guide to everything you ever needed to know about your new puppy is now a more invaluable resource than ever. First use the authors' safe and effective tests to determine your dog's temperament: strong-willed, shy, high-energy, outgoing, calm, aggressive; then use their personalized techniques to begin your training. Soon you'll be on your way to a rewarding and loving relationship with your new dog. You will also get the lowdown on:
• Where to get a puppy (and where not to)
• What to do and buy to prepare for your puppy's homecoming
• How to create an immediate bond of trust between you and your puppy
• How to paper train and housebreak your puppy
• How to correct behavioral problems like spot soiling, furniture chewing, begging, jumping, excessive barking, and biting

Complete with updated training techniques and an all-new section of profiles of the twenty-five most popular breeds, this fully illustrated guide is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for any dog owner or dog owner-to-be.
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684855202 | 
  • June 2002
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Introduction

Puppies are full of mischief and piddle. They are fidgety, stubborn, unruly, nosy, noisy, chewy, yappy, and totally dedicated to their "incoming" and "outgoing" stuff. They drive many dog owners crazy. Their human caretakers seldom understand a dog's nature or know how to manage a dog, especially a very young one. The canine problems mount, and the puppy simply compounds things because his owners don't know what to do. But take heart. Inside every unmanageable puppy is an endearing dog waiting to bounce into his grown-up dog suit and become a normal member of your family.

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