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Pre Puppy Reading. Which trainer, what book??

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by binaryferret, Feb 4, 2012.


  1. binaryferret

    binaryferret PetForums Junior

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    Hello, hopefully in April I'll have a doby pup.

    I've got a number of dog training, canine behaviour books that have been fun to read and insightful. Sometimes they'll be different approaches to the same task, and having a good range of books / knowledge allows me to choose the best.

    I recently purchased 'Before and after getting your puppy by Ian Dunbar' as it was recommended to me.

    I'm just wondering if anyone could recommend books that they read and found helpful with regards to preparing for a puppy, and training it etc.

    I'm only looking for books that put a positive spin on training, so no hitting, prodding, shouting at, or alpha rolls etc etc.

    It'd be nice if you could also put a few tips that helped you that perhaps isn't in a book you've read.

    Thank you! :)
     
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    ClaireandDaisy PetForums VIP

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    The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson is the best one I`ve read. :smile5:
     
  3. hawksport

    hawksport Banned

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    If you can make your visits to the breeder on a Monday you would be welcome to come up to training with her
     
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    please don't hate me, but those books are both available as free downloads on DogStar Daily - :eek:

    that's Dunbar's website, which also has many useful FREE handouts on the 'download' page, plus all the videos,
    articles, links, blogs, etc, elsewhere on the website. It's ENORMOUS --- go poke about, see what tips, treasures,
    & training-protocols U find. ;)

    The Dog-Giggler is not a book, it's a channel on UTube, but the lessons are very good, the classes are 'real',
    there's no editing - a young child who wanders into the frame is called back by Mom, dogs & handlers both
    make mistakes, but it's fun, enlightening, & reward-based, humane training. :wink:

    similarly, ANYthing on UTube by KikoPup AKA Emily Larlham is going to be excellent: well-explained,
    clearly demonstrated, safe & kind.
     
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    be sure to get the Second edition. :wink:
     
  6. binaryferret

    binaryferret PetForums Junior

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    Cheers everyone for your advice, links etc.

    I didn't know that book was free on that site hehe, Oh well it wasn't expensive and at least increased my kindle book collection :)

    Hawksport - sounds funky. Thanks once more :D I owe you a drink or two.

    I was just making sure that Ian Dunbar was a good choice.

    Cheers.
     
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    smokeybear PetForums VIP

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    The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey
    Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
     
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    Boxer1 PetForums Junior

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    I would also recommend, The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey.

    But also check out some of the youtube vids by, kikkopup, TAB289 or supernatural.
     
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    debtherat PetForums Member

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    Kikopups vids are great, Pat Miller has good advice in Positive Perspectives....she has good advice everywhere though!...and read anything by Patricia McConnell!!;)
     
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    smokeybear PetForums VIP

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    Even better, go to Kikopup's two day Seminar in September in Berks! :)
     
  11. PennyH

    PennyH PetForums Senior

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    Definitely The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey - brilliant book.
    Good luck with your puppy.
     
  12. hawksport

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    One thing she is keen on apart from health is training
     
  13. binaryferret

    binaryferret PetForums Junior

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    That's good to know. There are a few training (both puppy and adult etc) places that near me, so probs middle of this month I'm going to start ringing around and book myself for puppy classes, along with doing my own reading.

    I haven't heard anything back from her for about a week but she did mention that she was getting her bitch mated so will be away awhile.
     
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