Item description for I Just Got a Puppy, What Do I Do?: How to Buy, Train, Understand, and Enjoy Your Puppy by Mordecai Siegal...
Overview A thoroughly revised edition of the popular pet guide explains how to select the right puppy for a household, how to prepare for a puppy's homecoming, how to create a bond of trust with one's new pet, the art of housebreaking, how to deal with potential behavior problems, and more. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Publishers Description 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 11, 2002
ISBN 0684855208 ISBN13 9780684855202
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More About Mordecai Siegal
Mordecai Siegal is the author of more than thirty pet books, including the best-selling Cornell Book of Cats, the UC Davis Book of Dogs, and the UC Davis Book of Horses. He has written monthly pet columns for House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, and the CFA Almanac. Mr. Siegal has had a caller-interview radio show, Vets and Pets, on WNYC. He is a founding member of the Cat Writers' Association and president emeritus of the Dog Writers' Association of America. Mr. Siegal resides in New York City.
Mordecai Siegal currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about I Just Got a Puppy, What Do I Do?: How to Buy, Train, Understand, and Enjoy Your Puppy?
Good book for first timer or a refresher for the experienced owner Feb 22, 2006
This book has good guidelines and some good ideas. A little behind in some of the "new age" training. But worth buying.
A very helpful book, especially for a novice. Sep 26, 2005
This book might be under the level of someone who has spent a lot of time around dogs, but for the first time owner, it is great.
The author covers a lot of topics needed for a new puppy mom or dad. I especially recommend the sections on housebreaking vs. paper training. It also works because it doesn't make assumptions about your puppy. Some dogs are dominant and some dogs are meek, and the book is stronger because not only does it take this into account, it has a guide on determining what type of personality your puppy has.
I grew up around dogs, but never trained a new puppy myself, so this was my bible for the first few months with my shih-tzu. In fact, it was out so much that it has chew marks in the corner. So, while helpful as a guide, be prepared to work with your new family member as well.
An excellent guide for first time puppy owners Sep 12, 2005
This book is extremly helpful in assisting the reader in choosing, training and living happily with your puppy.
Good basic information, outdated training techniques Aug 19, 2004
This book has a lot of useful information about puppy development and personality - but it recommends the choke-chain leash-correction training approach, which has been abandoned by many dog trainers. Setting up situations so the puppy gets it right and is then rewarded is much more humane than jerking the poor little one around.
Great! Apr 11, 2001
Really loved this book. Covered just about everything you need to know.