Puppy Love

August 3, 2012 by  
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Puppy Love

Combining informative text with beautiful full-color photographs, this book covers everything you need to know about caring for puppies from birth to age six months. Busy puppy parents will get fast and authoritative advice on: Puppy-proofing your home and yard What age to bring home a puppy Housetraining The first trip to the vet Crate training Feeding Socialization And much moreWhether you’re a proud puppy parent or just love to admire these adorable bundles of joy, this is a charming book you

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Do You Speak Dog?: How To Easily Train Your Dog By Communicating With Him On HIS Level

Even the most unruly dog can be trained if you just know how to talk to him! If you are a dog owner, you probably already know how challenging dog training can be. Dogs have their own personality and their own ideas about what they want to do and it’s not always what you want them to do. Couple that with the fact that most people aren’t born being able to simply “whisper” to dogs and get them to do their bidding and you have a recipe for frustration. All dogs are not created equal so it stands t

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  1. Mary R. Burch "Dr. Mary Burch" says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Puppy Love-LOVE it!, April 9, 2009
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    Mary R. Burch “Dr. Mary Burch” (Tallahassee, FL USA) –
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    BRAVO to Liz, Sheri, and Wiley Publishers!

    As a dog writer, I knew that any new book by Liz Palika would be well written, but dog books are dog books and after you look at hundreds of them, most start to look alike. Puppy Love stands alone.

    The material covered is basically the same as what is covered in other puppy books. But this book is very different. Each topic from teaching basic skills to housetraining and handling behavior problems is covered on one page with a color photo of a puppy on the opposite page. Liz has summarized for busy puppy owners what they need to know about each topic on one page. She has left out all of the typical blah, blah, blah and provided only the critical information. For teaching new skill, a very simple task analysis is provided.

    The photo editor, Sheri Wachtstetter, is credited on the book’s cover. This is something one rarely sees, but this photo editor’s work was a key part of this book. In many dog books, every few pages, there is a great photo. In full color, the photos appearing on every other page of Puppy Love are all GREAT. There are coffee table books with wonderful photos and no written information, and there are books with written information that when reading, you wish there were more photos. This book manages to give you both content and photos.

    As a dog trainer, I love the approach in this book where less is more. If you want to read about theory, this is not the book for you. If you want a book that is like a cookbook that tells you exactly what to do, Puppy Love is for you and your puppy.

    If you’re a writer, you should buy Puppy Love because it is cutting edge and unlike anything else that has been done before. This book is the exemplar for the writer’s saying, “I would have written less if I had more time.”

    Puppy Love is bold and fresh and it cuts to the chase in a hurry. The photos are beautiful and the content is behaviorally correct.

    Mary R. Burch, PhD

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  2. Readsalot says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Pass on the book unless you want a book full of photos, November 25, 2011
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    Readsalot (Los Angeles, CA, USA) –

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    Every other page is a photo of a cute puppy. Kids liked looking at the photos. While the information on puppy raising is good, it is not easy to read. Opposite each photo is a page of information about puppies. However, a page is not long enough for some topics, and so there is a lot of filler information. When the topic is too long to be dealt with in a page, it still gets just a page (in which case important information is left out), or it is broken down into several pages. I thought it made reading very disjointed.

    I prefer Patricia McConnell’s puppy book The Puppy Primer. It doesn’t have the cute photos, but it has all the information you need clearly and succinctly presented.

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  3. Patrick Duffy says:
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent; Thorough, Step by Step guide, August 13, 2010
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    Patrick Duffy
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    I got a copy of Puppy Love before getting a puppy, and now I have a long list of things to remember and a guide to raising a great dog. A good way to prevent playful puppies from turning into untrained terrors (should you actually read it and follow the great advice)

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  4. mary welfel says:
    24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Finally My Dogs Behave!!, January 8, 2012
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    mary welfel
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    First let me tell you about my dog:
    When we left her at home, she would constantly rip the house apart. We got a kennel for her, and she broke some of the wires out. I didn’t want her to get hurt, so we tried to put her in the bathroom, where she ate the toilet flushing handle, left teeth marks in the doorknob, and tore up the door frame. Next we tried to put her on a leash in the house, just while we were gone, she tore up the carpet, and ripped up linoleum. I flipped over the kennel and tried it that way, and she busted completely out of it, while we were gone, and ate my prescription medication. Finally, we put her on her chain outside while we were gone for half an hour, and came home to her running around the neighborhood, with her collar on, and the chain completely intact- she is Houdini!

    I started reading Lee’s book and quickly implementing the training information she included, because we were having to get a babysitter while we went out! It was amazing how the little things like putting a blanket under the table while we were gone helped her feel more comfortable at home, alone.

    We had also had problems with her jumping, but since working on my leader of the pack skills I’ve been able to command her to be have when people come over. She understands when I tell her bed and she does it. I’ve read a lot of puppy websites, and books and none seemed to include as many ideas to help like this one did. I can’t wait to see if Lee provides another book on dogs, because the insight to their psyche is definitely useful for anyone with dogs, and I’ve had them my entire life. Thanks again, and I definitely recommend!

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  5. zacinthewind says:
    18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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    uninsightful, March 29, 2012
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    This is a brief overview of what a dog is and how to moderately train it. There is little insight into the nuances of dog training, nor is there anything of worth in the explanations of how a dog thinks or why it acts like it does. It references outdated thinking, and recommends things I would never tell anyone to do (grabbing a dog by the scruff and growling into his face). If you really want directions on how to train your dog responsibly, look elsewhere.

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  6. Paul J Coleman says:
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    A book with a lot of heart, March 5, 2011
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    Paul J Coleman (San Diego) –

    It’s all about understanding. If you want to avoid anger and disappointment, knowing your dog is the solution. I learned a lot from this book, and I couldn’t help thinking that maybe some of these insights apply to humans!

    Written by someone who obviously cares and is on your side. Highly recommended.

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