Brad Pattison's Puppy Book: A Step-By-Step Guide to the First Year of Training
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Canine behaviourist, dog advocate and bestselling author Brad Pattison is back with his essential guide for all things puppy.
From choosing the right breeder and your pup's first days with your family to street safety, chew training, grooming and bathing, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book covers pretty much everything a new dog owner needs to know. While Unleashed covered Pattison's basic training philosophies and how to correct negative behaviour, this book will ensure that you get things started on the right foot, and will keep those negative habits from forming later in life. With his proven canine communication techniques and safe, effective training methods, you don't have to be a fan of one of his shows to realize that Pattison's innovative approach stands out from the pack. He teaches you how to recognize and work with your puppy's needs, so that you can effectively communicate and bond with them. Pattison knows that there's no such thing as one-size-fits-all when it comes to dog training, and puppies everywhere will be better off if their owners buy this book.
love puppies may also love cats. And they might already have one at home. But if you introduce a puppy to a household already inhabited by a cat, you’ll not only have to establish a pack structure with your new canine. You’ll also have to teach the puppy that the cat (or cats!) is/are now part of their family pack. Ditto if you are thinking of getting a kitten after you bring a pup home. Dogs and cats don’t speak the same “language,” so integrating these two species into the same home can be
Before long, you’ll learn to move assertively while on umbilical, without hesitation. • With larger-breed puppies, allow your leg to make contact with your dog’s body and allow yourself to exert slight pressure on his body to get him to move out of the way. Remember, you’re not meant to be a bowling ball, but you’re also not meant to be a butterfly. Don’t step around your pup. Keep your lines of movement straight. GROWING UP UMBILICAL Puppies younger than eleven weeks will likely be
red and unsteadiness on the feet. That could mean your pup’s not getting enough oxygen. Severe symptoms include the inability to stand, and in severe cases, a dog can develop DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation), which causes abnormal bleeding and blood clotting, or acute kidney failure, which requires hospitalization. In these extreme cases, studies have found that heat stroke has a 50 percent mortality rate for dogs, so it’s important to take preventive measures. If signs of heat
Dogs Are Pack Animals, Not Sherpas Remember that while dogs are pack animals, they’re not meant to literally pack around our psychological baggage and live up to unrealistic, fairy-tale-like expectations. Far too often, we heap masses of complex human expectations and ideals onto our dogs. Before even shaking paws with that new buddy, many humans saddle him with piles of their own human baggage, and this only sets dogs up for failure. It’s really important to have expectations for our pups,
Start house-training immediately. Keep an elimination diary, so you can discover how long your pup can hold her bladder. • Allow a few accidents with a young pup, especially as he learns how to eliminate outdoors and gains control of his bladder. But make sure to teach your pup or adult dog that such behaviour is unacceptable. • Learn how to give your pup a chest scrunch, a full-body massage and a mouth massage so you can get to know her body and so she becomes habituated to human touch. This