Housebreaking and Training Your Puppy

Housebreaking and Training Your Puppy

by Pat Storer


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Happy Puppies, Proud Owners!

Puppies are great fun, and they make wonderful family pets. However, puppies can also be a lot of work - they're playful to the point of being rambunctious, they tend to make a mess of the house, and they demand a lot of attention. How do you help your playful, energetic puppy become a happy, well-mannered member of the family? It's all in the training!
Pat Storer offers expert advice on housebreaking a new puppy and teaching basic obedience. Her tried-and-true approach -- emphasizing firmness, consistency, and patience -- is guaranteed to help owners earn their puppies' respect, trust, and confidence. Storer also offers tips and tricks for solving common behavior problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580172981
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 07/21/2000
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 396,158
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Popular author of Your Puppy, Your Dog, Pat Storer has designed her book to guide both parents and children on the care of their furry family addition. She has trained dogs in herding, carting, weight pull, obedience, tracking, and schutzhund (protection). Additionally, she has been the leader of 4-H groups in domestic and animal sciences for many years. She is a member of the American Rottweiler Club, founded the Houston Area Rottweiler Fanciers, and was a former officer of each affiliation. Not only is she experienced with upbringing man's best friend--she also raises two breeds of AKC dogs--but Pat has owned an exotic animal ranch for over 25 years. Using this experience, she has been writing freelance articles and handbooks on various exotic animals for over 15 years. Pat has lectured on exotic animals and birds, and dog training and temperament at numerous expositions, sales club meetings and Purdue University. She currently lives in Columbus, Texas.

Table of Contents

  • The Basic Nature of a Dog: Leader or Follower? 2
  • A Dog's Senses 2
  • Earning Your Puppy's Respect, Trust, and Confidence 4
  • Leash Training 5
  • Crate Training 6
  • Housebreaking 11
  • Paper Training 14
  • Common Housebreaking Problems 15
  • Basic Obedience Training 17
  • Solving Common Behavior Problems 24

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