We recommend the following reading for puppy guardians:
Before and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar, Ph.D
Outlines everything you need to know to select the right puppy, as well as all the crucial lessons a puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development.
Taking Care of Puppy Business by Tails-U-Win
Presents positive reinforcement solutions to many common problems that frustrate new dog owners, and deals with major issues such as crate training, housebreaking, exercise, puppy biting or mouthing, establishing a strong relationship. A gentle approach gets positive results!
Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog by Pat Miller
A complete dog training, puppy raising, problem solving, and basic health guide. Written as a series of columns in “Whole Dog Journal”, Positive Perspectives gives you information on day-to-day living with dogs in small, easily understood “bites.” For puppy as well as adult dog owners.
Ultimate Puppy Toolkit by Sydney Bleicher and Peggy van Dam
A complete, fun, step-by-step guide to raising a happy, well-adjusted dog. Helps with socialization, problem prevention, games, junior obedience, and house training.
Sirius Puppy Training DVD by Ian Dunbar, Ph.D
Fun to watch, easy to use techniques for pups and older dogs. Problem prevention and training whole family.
Your Outta Control Puppy by Teoti Anderson
A fabulous new puppy behavior problem book from leading trainer Teoti Anderson. Find out about all the cutting edge positive training methods you can use to get your puppy under control.
Clicker Puppy DVD by Doggone Crazy
Clicker training is a fun all-positive method that works for dogs of all breeds and all ages. This video features children teaching young puppies sit, down, come, fetch, roll over, high five, and more. Endorsed by Karen Pryor.
Puppy Love: Raise Your Dog the Clicker Way DVD by Karen Pryor
The gentle, puppy-friendly way to raise a great family dog! Families learn to teach a new puppy where to sleep and play, the right places to “go,” good manners, polite greeting, permitting handling, coming when called and more.
Raising a Behaviorally Healthy Puppy by Suzanne Hetts and Daniel Estep, Ph.D
This book gives you the critical knowledge you need to make the most of these formative months. Contains a unique 5-step plan for dealing with major puppy issues from housetraining to getting along with other pets. Learn how to evaluate your puppy’s behavioral health; how to best socialize your puppy; how to meet your puppy’s behavioral needs; alternatives to “discipline” and saying “NO!” over and over; what’s important and what’s not when it comes to “dominance”; a step-by-step guide to crate training and much more.