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Table of Contents Chapter 1: Putting Yourself in Your Puppy's Paws Genetic/Historic Impulses All Together Now--Herding Breeds Think Twice Before Entering--Guarding Breeds Watchdog--Protective Breeds Play Ball--Sporting Breeds Sound the Alarm--Terriers Self-Motivated (Dogs with Distinct Skills) Sweet Aroma--Scent Hounds Motion Detectors--Sight Hounds Mighty Hunters--Hunting Breeds Snuggle Puppies--Companion Breeds You Talking to ME???--Fighting Breeds Steam Engine--Draft and Sled Dogs The "Pure" Mix Breed Discover Your Puppy's Personality Personality Profile A Personality Quiz Nature vs. Nurture Chapter 2: A Welcome Home Going Shopping for Puppy Supplies Food and Bowls Mats and Beds Bones Toys Treat Cups Training Tools Enclosures Collars, Leashes, Raincoats, Oh My! Feeding Time Human Food Canned Food Dry Kibbles Healthy Habits, Happy Home Is There a Dog Doctor in the House? Everyday Hygiene Prevention Beats a Cure Hands Down Chapter 3: Doglish 101 Ahem!--Getting Your Attention Eye Contact Body Language Tone First Words The Civilized Puppy Chapter 4: Puppy Parenting Styles What Feels Right Attachment Puppy Parenting A More Separate Approach Outdoor Living Sweet Dreams Rooming In Solitary Sleepers Two Heads on One Pillow Mystical Trinkets and Teaching Techniques Clicker-Happy Learning Targeting Point Training Outside Help Dog Walker/Pet Sitter Doggie Daycare Kennel Chapter 5: Fun, Structure, and Communication for All A Look at Yourself Choose Your Battles Age-Appropriate Discipline Young Puppies (7-18 weeks) Developing Adolescence (4 1/2-9 months) Puberty (9-18 months) Modify You, Modify Puppy The Game Gallery Positive Play Training Chapter 6: The Not-So-Perfect Puppy Understanding Their Impulses Creative Connections Is It Fear or Understanding? Cause-and-Effect Corrections Defining Flags Housebreaking 101 Troubleshooting Tips General Guidelines Addressing Specific Needs Young Puppies (up to 5 Months) Older Puppies (over 5 Months) What to Chew? Young Pups (8-16 Weeks) Older Puppies (16 weeks and older) Mouthy Marvins Young Puppies (Under Five Months) Older Puppies (Over Five Months) Jump-a-holics Reaction Techniques to Try Situation-Specific Techniques Counter Cruising Catching the Thought Caught in the Act After the Fact Loud Mouth Solutions Dynamic Diggers Poopie Palate Tough Puppy Aggression 101 Separation Anxiety Leash Lungers Mule Wannabes Runaway Puppies Whine-a-Lots Doorway Dramas Door Wide Open Mounting Dramatics Herding Habits A Positive Outlet Differentiating The Concept of NO Inedible Ingestion Chapter 7: Enjoying the First Year Oh-So Dependant (8-12 Weeks) What to Expect What to Teach Self Assured (12-16 weeks) What to Expect What to Teach Look At Me Now (4-6 months) What to Expect What to Teach Hot Shot (7-9 months) What to Expect What to Teach Who's the Boss? (10-12 months) What to Expect What to Teach Appendix Expecting a Puppy? What Kind of Puppy Is Right for Me? What's Temperament Testing? Raising Kids and Puppies Kid-Friendly Charts and Phrases Other Tidbits Things to Avoid Two Puppies: Twice the Fun or Double Trouble? Transitioning a New Puppy with Other Pets Dogs Cats Other Pets Sarah's Doglish Glossary Reference Page Author List Website List
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Puppies -- Training.
Puppies -- Behavior.