Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

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By Kenneth Martin, DVM, and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

Ideal for puppies and dogs of all ages, this book is a must-have resource for dog trainers, puppy socialization class instructors, and dog parents.

Whether you are raising a new puppy or have an adolescent or adult dog, Puppy Start Right can help solve many common nuisance behaviors. Puppy Start Right is a positive approach to problem-solving, prevention, and training—without the use of punishment.

Foundation training exercises are perfect for the household companion dog or the future star in competitive dog sports. Exercises include teaching your dog to focus and offer attention, targeting behaviors including a place or bed cue, the recall, sits and downs (stay cues), loose-leash walking, and the "bring," "drop it," and "leave it" cues. Enjoy step-by-step instructions with corresponding photos!

Topics include:

  • Developmental Stages

  • Canine Communication

  • Domestication

  • Socialization

  • Problem-solving and Prevention

  • House Training

  • Introduction to Training

  • Foundation Training Exercises

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