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Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month, 2nd Edition

By Liz Palika   |   Published On: May 10, 2016
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Learn all about your furry bundle of joy with Your German Shepherd Puppy Month by Month. Equipping with you with everything you need to know, as well as what to do at each stage, this book gives you the tools for taking your playful pup into happy, healthy, well-adjusted adulthood. The expert authors cover all the questions that new owners tend to have, as well as the ones they might not think to ask.

In this book, you’ll learn what to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home; how to properly vaccinate; how to make potty training as smooth and quick as possible; what to do when your puppy cries at night, and why and how to crate train. It also covers how to socialize; the basic training commands and when to teach; when and how to go about leash training; what to feed him and how much; how to groom him; what requires a trip to the vet, and so much more. In short, this book means that puppies actually can come with a training manual!

About the Author

Liz Palika is the owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training, where she has been teaching dog training and trick classes for more than 25 years. She is the author of more than 40 pet books.

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  • Item Number
    118677
  • Dimensions
    9 x 7 x 0.75 inches
  • Weight
    14.4 ounces
  • ISBN-10
    1465451099
  • ISBN-13
    9781465451095
  • Pages
    352
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Subject
    Dog Breeds, Training
  • Edition
    2nd Edition
  • Dog Breed
    German Shepherd Dog (GSD)
  • Author
    Liz Palika
  • Publication Date
    May 10, 2016
  • Publisher
    Penguin Random House
Table of Contents

1-2 The Littermate 2

3 Your Puppy Comes Home 16

4 The Social Shepherd 52

5 The German Shepherd Student 84

6 Busy Brain 114

7 Your German Shepherd Tween 142

8 Your Teenage Puppy 166

9 In Search of a Leader 190

10 Ready for Work 214

11 Your Brilliant Puppy 244

12 Approaching Adulthood 276

A Glossary 311

B Body Condition Assessment 317

G Household and Yard Hazards 321

D Resources 327

Index 333

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Has helped a ton!

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    I bought this book because I've never owned a GSD and I wanted to make sure I was prepared for my pup when she arrived. It has definitely helped and now that I've had her for about 3 weeks, I've already applied and utilized many of the tips within. The tips it gives seems relatively basic, but I would definitely recommend if you're a newb GSD owner!

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    Great book

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    Really good book; wish I had read it with all my other puppies; training would have went a lot smoother. It works great for my german shepherd puppy, but also using it to train my older golden retriever that I thought would never pay attention. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks???

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Very informative book!

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    From what I have read so far, in my opinion is a excellent book!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Reading

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    It is right on track matching the reality of a pup's growth. Wonderful read and written to make you want to continue reading.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Your Guide to the GSD!

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    I wish I had this book before I had brought over my first White German Shepherd Dog. It gave much insight into things she did as a puppy and to the now. It is a shame I couldn't do most of this books helpful hints and tricks when she was the actual age but I would recommend this book to any GSD owner. Especially if this is your first GSDog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

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    We had a dog before (a mixed breed) who lived to be 16 years old. We now have a 13 week old full blooded German Shepherd puppy. Since our previous dog was a mixed breed we did not know much about our new fur baby. This book has been an excellent resource in understanding the breed and what things to expect in the upcoming months. I would highly recommend this book a new shepherd owner!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT SOURCE FOR GS OWNERS

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    If you own or love German Shepherds this is a must have. Aki my 4 month old is my second GS & this book has made our lives heaven. It has helped me from making mistakes I've made with previous dogs (kennel training, breaking bad habits, potty training & reading body language) and I'm only on the 4th month of this year long + guide. It has also helped me pick the right Veterinarian & know what questions to ask at our monthly check ups & the proper times to vaccinate. This book (or dare I call bible) has made Aki's life as well as mine the most enjoyable & fruitful puppy experience I have ever had. PLEASE DO YOUR GS & YOURSELF A FAVOR & GET THIS BOOK. YOU'LL THANK ME LATER.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended

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    This is an awesome book. I love following it month by month with my GSD who is now 5 months old. It gives great tips too. If you have a shepherd, get this book to help you know what to expect with your puppy/dog.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing book!

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    Growing up I read a ton of dog books because my parents didn't let me have one. Years later we rescued an 18 month old GSD. Fast forward 8 years and I found "Your German Shepherd Puppy" at a local book store a couple months before I got my first GSD puppy at 8 weeks old, who just turned 1. All I can say is I feel very fortunate that I found this book before we got our girl. Even doing a lot of research online and puppy classes, I can't imagine going through puppyhood without this book!

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