Puppy Parenting: Everything You Need to Know About Your Puppy's First Year

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9780060393151: Puppy Parenting: Everything You Need to Know About Your Puppy's First Year

They are rambunctious, don't listen, make a mess,destroy your belongings, and never clean up after themselves. No, not children-puppies!

We may be your baby now, but if you want him to grow up to be your best friend, it's going to take some preparation. From the time he's just a twinkle in your eye to the end of the first year, Puppy Parenting helps you raise a happy, healthy, well-behaved puppy.

Jan Gteye and Gail Smith -- aka the Dog Divas of Beverly hills -- have been helping to nurture pampered puppies in the 90210 zip code for more than sixteen years and are truly the best puppy caregivers around. Now they've gathered all the information they've learned over the years and written the ultimate guide to bringing your puppy up right.

In Puppy Parenting, Jan and Gail guide you through all the developmental and behavioral stages of your puppy's first year:Bringing baby home -- 1 to 4 months: getting his shots, learning his language, and dealing with separation anxiety, teething, and groomingThe brat zone-5 to 7 months: sending him to school, deciding whether or not to neuter, keeping him safe, socializing him, and determining the right diet for himYoung adult -- 8 to 12 months: dealing with his teenage months, traveling with him, learning games that are fun to play and will help with his development

Puppy Patenting contains everything a parent needs to know:Choosing the right breed for your personality and lifestyleFinding a reputable breeder or picking the perfect pound pupPreparing your home for the new arrival: buying everything you need (and nothing you don't), puppyproofing your home, and getting your family readyHousebreaking: crate, paper, and tether training -- and what to do when mistakes happenTraining techniques: how to get your pup to listen -- and what to do when he doesn'tKeeping puppy healthy -- and when to call a vet

Complete with all the information you need to make it through the first year, Puppy Patenting is every proud puppy parent's bible.

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About the Author:

Jan Greye grew up in the San Pernando Valley. After training horses, she moved to Los Angeles to train dogs. In 1984, she met Gail "Jesse" Smith, an animal lover from Portland, Oregon. They soon started Kritter Sitters, an innovative animal-care program specializing in dog care and training, and since then they've been helping dog owners raise the best-behaved puppies in Beverly Hills.

From Library Journal:

Greye and Smith are the cofounders of Kritter Sitters, a Beverly Hills-based dog-training business. But new puppy owners anticipating gossipy tidbits about the authors' exclusive and glamorous 90210 clientele will be disappointed. Anecdotes are sparse and rendered anonymously. Still, the authors offer solid information on selecting and raising a puppy, with the requisite warnings about pet store dogs and puppy mills. Chapters are organized by puppy developmental stages, with a concluding chapter of dog resources. There is some breed-specific material, too. The attitude recommended toward all dogs is indulgent, loving, and consistent. However, readers looking for in-depth behavioral insights will do better with Judith Halliburton's Raising Rover (LJ 6/15/96), and libraries seeking a comprehensive dog-care book should examine Dogs: The Ultimate Care Guide, edited by Matthew Hoffman (Rodale, 1998). For larger public libraries. Cleo Pappas, Lisle Lib. Dist., IL
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