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The star of the British television show Dogs with Dunbar has been teaching pet owners to train their dogs humanely and thoroughly for over 30 years. In this compassionate and honest volume, the veterinarian shares his definitive opinions about the way dogs should be trained. This is a great tool that anyone who wants to get a dog should peruse before they bring their pup home because, as the author points out, owning a dog is a big responsibility, and "millions of dogs are euthanized each year simply because their owners did not know how to housetrain or chewtoy-train them." Dunbar includes information that prospective dog owners should know before they select a puppy, and he also explains how to meet his proscribed series of important Developmental Deadlines (two of which come up even before the dog reaches its new home!). In addition to a step-by-step guide to every stage of puppyhood, the book includes practical services, such as a pre-puppy shopping list and lists of the best dog training books and videos.
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A lot of talking but no clear instructions?? I was looking for something that would show me how to teach a dog commands with more detail.Published 4 months ago by Jer
This to my way of thinking is the only way to train a puppy so that he is good with the three year old and not just the
calm, authority figure that other trainers would like... Read more
I purchased this book based on the reviews. I am barely half way through it and find it a little unreasonable and unsettling. Read morePublished 5 months ago by H.W.
I have read this book along with several other of the more popular ones. I found myself getting overwhelmed trying to take everything I have read into consideration. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Leanne
Prompt delivery before schedule . Have new puppies, books very helpfulPublished 10 months ago by B Campbell
Obviously Dr. Ian Dunbar knows what he's talking about. He is a little harsh on the imperfect owner sometimes, but he gets the message across clearly and lets the reader know how... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Heather Booker
Lots of great tips for looking after and training a puppy in a positive way rather than using punishment techniques.Published 15 months ago by Elisabeth Sorensen
Very informative book! I highly recommend it whether you're a new dog owner or have owned dogs in the past.Published 15 months ago by Richard Murray