The 1981 edition (now out of print) of this little classic on puppy rearing was a word-of-mouth best seller. This substantially revised and expanded edition benefits from an additional decade of observation of puppy behavior by its authors and includes effective, up-to-date methods for educating puppies to become good canine citizens. Along with Job Michael Evans's The Evans Guide for Housetraining Your Dog (Howell, 1987), this is required reading for new puppy owners. Whether the copy still in circulation is battered and gnawed or the book slipped by the first time around, every public library should acquire this new edition, and academic libraries should seriously consider it for its insights into canine behavior. Highly recommended.
- Jennifer King, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Manalapan, N.J.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Rutherford and Neil's book may be as important for puppies as preschool is for children." -- Dog Fancy
"This is a good books for the breeder to read before breeding the litter..." -- Ilio --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I spent all week looking in local bookstores for a good puppy training book. 3 bookstores later, I have a single book that I found worth reading- this was it. Read morePublished on May 7 2013 by dude
When we got our puppy we were prepared after reading this book. We found the adjustment to having a puppy that much easier after reading it.Published on March 16 2013 by Kimber
If you are completely new to the dog species, this book might be for you. If, however, you have walked a dog before, read a book or two on breeds or dog behaviour, or have owned a... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2008 by redmud
we just got a black russian terrier puppy and this book has been really helpful!Published on Oct. 8 2003 by B. Ordway