While bringing a new puppy home is exciting, it can also feel overwhelming. Dr. Ian Dunbar’s book outlines common, predictable puppy problems and provides a timetable for their development, suggesting a variety of dog-friendly preventative measures and solutions, emphasizing the overwhelming importance of early socialization, confinement, prevention, and lure/reward training techniques.
The final chapter in the book also includes an extremely helpful Homework Schedule to take a new puppy parent through Dunbar’s suggested steps to avoid behavior, training, and temperament problems while still in puppyhood.Before-You-Get-Your-Puppy-Ian-Dunbar-eBook
About the Author
Dr. Ian Dunbar is a veterinarian, animal behaviorist, and writer. He has been lecturing to veterinarians and dog clubs for over thirty years; since 1986 he has conducted over 800 days of seminar and workshop around the world. His trainings take are from-the-animal’s-point-of-view and he has developed many dog-friendly trainings over his 25-year career.