Dr. Sophia Yin has a new book out for how to raise a puppy. The book comes out the end of August but is available for pre-order now. I really like Sophia's methods and think this will be a great book for understanding why your puppy does what it does and how to shape the polite behavior we all want.
Message from Dr. Sophia Yin New Puppy Book in Print, Pre-Order Now!
Preorder discount available now at www.drsophiayin.com/perfectpuppy (shipping August 31, 2011)
Books will be sold through Amazon.com in September.
Ebook version will be available through Amazon kindle, Barnes& Noble Nook, www.dogwise.com, apple ibook.
NEW BOOK MAKES TRAINING PUPPIES FUN AND FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE
Puppies are entertaining and fun, but they can also be a lot of work. From cleaning potty accidents to replacing destroyed items, to dealing with the jumping, barking, and nipping, most puppy owners are in for months, even years of misbehavior before they get the well-behaved dog they want.
But what if they could establish good habits right away, even during the first week of adopting their pup? And what if the training was actually fun so that the puppy wanted to behave well? Perfect Puppy in 7 Days makes both of these concepts a reality.
With 400 photos and a step-by-step plan, this book is like no other puppy book you've seen before. The book guides you through potty training, socialization, and life skills in a way that makes the process simple and fun.
In an entertaining way, Dr Yin uses the story of her week working with her dad's puppy, Lucy to illustrate:
Why puppies jump, nip, bark, and chew and how to train them to perform polite behaviors instead
How to socialize your puppy properly so she handles every-day situations with ease and grows into a confident dog rather than one who is fearful or even aggressive
The importance of training good habits before unwanted habits form in their place
Her Learn to Earn Program for developing a clear line of communication while training the puppy to look to you for guidance and to exhibit self-control.
How to read your dog's body language so you know when she's happy vs. fearful or anxious.
The book also comes with online access to a puppy socialization check-list (www.drsophiayin.com/perfectpuppy) and a poster on the body language of dogs (www.drsophiayin.com/perfectpuppy/resources)