Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog


by Kenneth M. Martin, DVM and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

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Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog

by Kenneth M. Martin, DVM and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior), CPDT-KA, KPA CTP

ISBN:  9781890948443

Publisher:  Karen Pryor Clicker Traininng

Publication Year:  2009

Format:  Trade Paperback

Pages:  184

From the back cover:

“Ideal for puppies and dogs of all ages!

With almost 200 pages, corresponding photos, and step-by-step instructions, Puppy Start Right is the book for fostering and enhancing a ‘parenting relationship’ among people and their dogs!

This book is the ideal resource for all dog parents, dog trainers, puppy socialization class instructors, shelters, and adoption agencies.

Whether you are raising a new puppy, have recently adopted an adolescent dog, or are living with an adult dog, Puppy Start Right is the book for you. This books sets the foundation for a lifelong partnership between you and your dog based on a mutual understanding and trust.

Puppy Start Right is more than a puppy book about socialization; it’s a positive approach to problem solving, prevention, and training, all without the use of force. Problem-solving topics address common behaviours of adolescent dogs, including mouthing/biting, jumping, chewing, digging, counter surfing, and stealing objects. Prevention topics include confinement/independence training, food bowl exercises, handling and restraint, and more.

The book also includes:

  • The Developmental Life Stages of Dogs
  • Domestication, Social Behavior, How Dogs Perceive the World, and Canine Communication
  • How Dogs Learn
  • Positive Socialization and What to Do If Your Dog is Frightened
  • Applying the Problem-Solving Model to Prevent Common Behavior Problems
  • House Training in 5 Easy Steps
  • Foundation Training Exercises

‘This book is a must read for all who share a love for dogs. Puppy Start Right teaches the reader about: successful dog parenting skills, normal dog behavior and development, empathy and understanding of typical dog behaviours, problem prevention techniques, and scientifically based positive dog training. Its clear and concise layout makes it a reference that you will read and re-read whether you are a new dog parent or a multi-dog seasoned veteran.’ – Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” a top-selling author, and the resident veterinarian for “Good Morning America” and “The Dr. Oz Show.”

‘As a positive reinforcement trainer, I am always asked for good puppy training resources by clients and instructors – this book has just risen to the top of my list. It is so much more than just a good training resource and it gives good advice that goes beyond just puppies It is a practical, well-written resource for the new puppy owner and experience trainer alike.’ – Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice President of Animal Care and Animal Training at Chicago’s Shed Aquarium. He has been a professional trainer for more than 35 years.

Puppy Start Right is a book written by scientists who very much are also practitioners of dog training and dog sports. The ideal combination of accurate information and practical tips.’ – Dr Andrew Urs Luescher – Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine – Companion Animals. He is the staff veterinary behaviourist for the Barry Foundation (www.fondation-barry.ch) in Switzerland.'”

Additional information

Weight .54 kg
Dimensions 27.8 × 21.5 × 1.1 cm

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