This book can help you decide what kind of dog and breed is suitable for you as well as health issues affecting breeds. It also discusses a puppie's needs and what to look for when choosing a breeder and a puppy to avoid puppies from puppy farms and much more.
If you only ever buy one puppy book, this would be the one to get. The first section will prepare you for the new arrival. The second section will take you through all the important early training of you puppy such as settling your puppy at night, house training, good manners, puppy biting, and much more. The third section will help you with problem solving of common issues puppy owners come across.
Dr Dunbar is a legend in the dog training world and this book will help you through all the important aspects of owning a puppy and bringing a puppy up into adolescence. E-book version available for free through my website.
For those with recall problems or those wishing to prevent problems who are prepared to put a lot of work into recall training. A very thorough retraining program and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls.
Probably one of the best books ever written for people wishing to understand how dogs see the world, as well as containing some very sound training advice. Please see below for the comments from a client I recommended this book to:
This book is the 'Men are from Mars - Women are from Venus' for the Human-Dog relationship. The author explains how dogs are innocently self-centred, highly social and do not understand human concepts like friendship, love, guilt, future or past.
This helped me to put aside MY expectations of what my dog was thinking and accept her for what she is, a lively, sociable and fun creature who is very different from me, lives in the moment and, in the cutest possible way, is out for what she can get!
By letting go of my human expectations of what is going on in my dog's mind, I feel much freer to appreciate her dogginess, which is probably as liberating for her as it is for me!