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Move over Monks of New Skete. Sit down Cesar Millan. Your theories are outmoded and not universally supported by science. Puppy"s First Steps is a comprehensive, accessible, and humane guide to puppies from one of the world"s premiere veterinary schools. Nowhere else will readers find this whole-dog approach--a unique combination of training, behavior, and health care. Based on cutting-edge research, real day-to-day clinical experience, and unparalleled expertise, the faculty of the Tufts University Cummings School, led by the renowned animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman, provides the very best information on the health and behavior of puppies. Covering everything from how to pick a puppy, what to feed him, and how to housetrain, to why puppies behave the way they do and what to do in a host of medical situations, Puppy"s First Steps is the only book a puppy owner will need.

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