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Puppies For Dummies, 3rd Edition

By Sarah Hodgson   |   Published On: Mar 1, 2012
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Read up on everything you need to know about puppies with Wiley Puppies For Dummies, 3rd Edition. A must for anyone bringing home a furry bundle of joy, this fun, friendly guide to puppies prepares you for this tough but terrific time. From teaching all the basics, like crating, feeding and the all-important housebreaking, to the latest on doggie day care, traveling with a puppy and the new designer breeds, it’s your go-to guide for raising a healthy, playful and well-mannered dog.

In this third edition, noted authority Sarah Hodgson gives the professional scoop on how to care for your new pup, including the latest dog training tools and gadgets, the best dog food suppliers and treats, and positive reinforcement training. It’s everything you need to start out right from day one, including a completely new eight-page color insert! Bringing home a canine kid is one of the best days ever, and this fun and informative guide is your tool for making a smooth integration into your life and home.

About the Author

Sarah Hodgson, teaches dogs and people under the business name Simply Sarah, Inc. She is an active participant in public events and works to raise canine awareness through media appearances. Sarah has appeared on TV shows such as NBC's Today and The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She is the best-selling author of Puppies For Dummies and Dog Tricks For Dummies.

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  • Item Number
    116344
  • Dimensions
    9.25 x 7.25 x 1 inches
  • Weight
    1.2 pounds
  • Series
    For Dummies
  • Edition
    3rd Edition
  • Pages
    384
  • Subject
    Training
  • ISBN-13
    9781118117552
  • ISBN-10
    1118117557
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Author
    Sarah Hodgson
  • Publication Date
    Mar 1, 2012
  • Publisher
    Wiley
  • Made in
    United States
Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Choosing a Dog to Love for a Lifetime

  • Chapter 1: Puppy Love: Making All the Important Decisions
  • Chapter 2: Considering a Puppy to Fit Your Lifestyle
  • Chapter 3: Browsing the Breeds: Choosing the Right Dog for You
  • Chapter 4: Searching High and Low for Your Puppy

Part II: Caring for Your Puppy's Everyday Needs

  • Chapter 5: Outfitting Your Home
  • Chapter 6: Preparing for the First Days and Weeks
  • Chapter 7: Communicating with Your Puppy
  • Chapter 8: Socializing Puppy
  • Chapter 9: Living in the Real World: Kids, Travel, and Other Adventures

Part III: Training with a Positive Spin

  • Chapter 10: Involving Everyone in Team Puppy
  • Chapter 11: Using Cool Tools and Groovy Gadgets
  • Chapter 12: Teaching Lessons for Puppies of Every Age
  • Chapter 13: Civilizing Your Puppy Indoors and Out
  • Chapter 14: Living Life Off-Leash

Part IV: Conditioning Good Manners in Your Puppy

  • Chapter 15: Housetraining for Success
  • Chapter 16: Redirecting Everyday Hassles
  • Chapter 17: Addressing Extreme Reactions
  • Chapter 18: Recognizing and Redirecting Aggressive Behavior

Part V: Creating a Wellness Plan

  • Chapter 19: Feeding Your Puppy Well
  • Chapter 20: Staying Healthy and Handling Emergencies
  • Chapter 21: Identifying Common Ailments

Part VI: The Part of Tens

  • Chapter 22: Ten (Plus One) Crowd-Pleasing Tricks
  • Chapter 23: Ten Fun Games

Index

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    This is my fourth puppy over the course of 30 years (I had 1 larger rescue, 2 little ones at the same time and my new little one. I’ve also had extensive experience dog sitting for my kids’ 2 rescue dogs). I wish this title were different because it assumes you know nothing— I have learned SO much with this book, that I have since purchased it and gifted it to three other people...telling them ignore the title! Lol It explains to you the way that dogs process information, and if you follow it, it is a giant help in training, retraining and guiding the behavior you want in your dog. It addresses everything—barking at the front door, how to keep fears at bay, learning manners and This is my fourth puppy over the course of 30 years (I had 1 larger rescue, 2 little ones at the same time and my new little one. I’ve also had extensive experience dog sitting for my kids’ 2 rescue dogs). I wish this title were different because it assumes you know nothing— I have learned SO much with this book, that I have since purchased it and gifted it to three other people...telling them ignore the title! Lol It explains to you the way that dogs process information, and if you follow it, it is a giant help in training, retraining and guiding the behavior you want in your dog. It addresses everything—barking at the front door, how to keep fears at bay, learning manners and more. You will find out that so much of what actually works with dogs, is counterintuitive to what you have been doing! The book is set up so that you can skip around chapters, and readily get what you need. It’s an invaluable read: user friendly and super informative. My new puppy is doing phenomenally with the tweaks I have learned in this book. I only wish I had found it sooner, with my other dogs. Don’t hesitate to get it. … more

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    New puppy family

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    This was a gift for my son, daughter in law, and family. Getting a new puppy was an exciting time.

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