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Good Reading Materials
Working with animals as a profession and from a young age, the majority of my
dog/puppy knowledge was learned by doing not reading. I have done some research
and found what seem to be pretty good reading materials on training and general care
for your new puppy for anyone interested in books to read.

Puppy Primer -  I really like Patricia McConnell. She is very concise
and to the point…no extra words. This book covers the very basics
(crate training, housebreaking, nipping, etc…) for when you bring
your puppy home." Buy on Amazon here.

Living with Kids and Dogs Without Losing Your Mind -  This is
my #1 book for any of you that have children in your life,
grandkids included. It is specific to managing the
interactions between your puppy and the children to
create long lasting healthy, happy relationships, in addition
to very good general training tips. Buy on Amazon here.

From teething to training, this book follows the development of your puppy from new
pet to best friend. In The Puppy Listener Jan Fennell presents a simple-to-follow yet
detailed handbook for puppy owners. Whether this is your first pup or you are a
seasoned dog-owner, the hints and tips in this concise guide are valuable and well
informed. This handy guide follows the life of your puppy from weaning to walking. Jan Fennell covers every aspect of caring for your new best friend - from introducing a
puppy into its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioural
problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there are
problem-solving guides dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety. Once again Jan
illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work
with damaged and delinquent dogs. Her love of animals is contagious and she inspires
owners to persevere with their pups and show them who is boss. The book contains
photographs and plate sections which accompany the text. Buy on Amazon here.

In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of
German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly
distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.

This new edition of THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY features new photographs
throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from
shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest
developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory. Buy on Amazon Here.