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Puppy zen : eight weeks to train your pup and create a lifelong bond / Mark Vette.

By: Vette, Mark.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland] New Zealand : Random House New Zealand, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 432 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143774051; 0143774050.Subject(s): Puppies -- Training | Dogs -- Behaviour therapy | Dogs -- TrainingDDC classification: 636.70887 Summary: "There is a critical time, called the formative period, during which a puppy can learn skills and social behaviour quickly and easily. Miss it, and you could have a lifetime of problem behaviours. Make the most of it, and you will have a happy lifelong bond with your pup. This week-by-week guide will teach you: the 'why' of puppy behaviour and how pups develop and learn; how to pick the right puppy for you and your family; how to prepare your home for the new arrival; how to undertake the basics of training; how to ensure your pup is friendly towards people, dogs and other animals. It will also you how to avoid having a dog that: bites; barks excessively; jumps up; destroys household items or furniture; whines and cries when you are away; is frightened of everyday noises or objects"--Back cover.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A comprehensive guide to puppy training by Mark Vette, of Pound Pups to Dog Stars fame. Mark's first book Dog Zen had just 40 pages on puppies - this book goes into full detail about all ages and stages, and how to do the right thing at the right time.

Following a quick look at the role of pups within the wolf pack, and how dogs evolved from wolves, this book gives a day-by-day, week-by-week guide to the fundamentals of training your puppy and building a happy lifelong bond between the two of you.

Mark stresses the importance of the formative period (1-4 months) to instill good habits in your puppy, then shows you exactly how to do so and when to teach each skill. Includes chapters on choosing a puppy, forming a bond with your pup, training foundations (equipment and techniques), basic commands (like sit, heel and stay), what to train in which weeks of age, house training, socialisation, teaching them not to bite or indulge in continual barking, jumping up or other anti-social behaviours.

It is a detailed and practical guide combining the latest cognitive science with modern, loving, training techniques.

Illustrated with irresistible puppy photos (by renowned animal photographer Rachael McKenna), plus down-to-earth how-to shots of the training methods.

"As seen on TV"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

"There is a critical time, called the formative period, during which a puppy can learn skills and social behaviour quickly and easily. Miss it, and you could have a lifetime of problem behaviours. Make the most of it, and you will have a happy lifelong bond with your pup. This week-by-week guide will teach you: the 'why' of puppy behaviour and how pups develop and learn; how to pick the right puppy for you and your family; how to prepare your home for the new arrival; how to undertake the basics of training; how to ensure your pup is friendly towards people, dogs and other animals. It will also you how to avoid having a dog that: bites; barks excessively; jumps up; destroys household items or furniture; whines and cries when you are away; is frightened of everyday noises or objects"--Back cover.