Table of contents for How to raise a puppy you can live with / Clarice Rutherford, David H. Neil.


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Acknowledgments .......................................................  vii
Introduction ........................................................... ix

1 Choosing Your Puppy ................. ............................ .....
selecting based on breed characteristics . choosing the right puppy

2   Behavior: Environmental Factors ...........................................

environment shapes behavior . the breeder's role is foremost

3 The First Three Months ...............  ................................. 13
the developmental periods . the neonatal period . the transitional period 
the socialization period

4   The Breeder's Responsibility ............... ............................. 27

exposure to mild stress . environmental enrichment

5   Puppy Goes to a New Home ...............   ..............................35
preparations . age of the puppy  the first day  first night alone . first visit to a
veterinarian . house-training . using crates and kennels . the importance of play 
puppies and older dogs
6 Socialization Continues ............... .................................. 45

prepare your eight- to sixteen-week-old puppy for the future . stimulate those neurons 
teach eye contact  socialize your puppy  introduce the puppy to pretraining activities 
important basics when teaching puppies

7   Domesticating Your Puppy ................................................ 55
shaping behavior . the bonding process . discipline 
evaluating the different disciplines . puppies will be puppies

8   Development from Three to Six Months .................................  65

dominance and submission . the avoidance period . teething 
the leadership concept  the pack structure  the family pack . conclusion

9 The Importance of Personality ............................................. 75

individual characteristics . the trainer's personality

10 Dog Signals Using Body Language ................ ........................ 8

calming signals . using calming signals . warning signals . conclusion




11 Behavioral Problems ............     ........................................87

why is my puppy acting this way? . guarding the food dish 
jumping out of reach . separation distress . digging  chewing . barking .
jumping up . mouthiness and biting  the aggressive puppy * find creative solutions

12 The Rewards of Puppy Training ................ .......................... 99

communicating with your puppy . teaching your puppy to learn 
teaching basic tasks . clicker training . then versus now

13 The Second Six Months ...............   .................................119

  more exercise, less freedom . use the basic commands to control behavior 
  behavioral traits . communication . sexual maturity * the Canine Good Citizen Test 
  don't worry-have fun!

  Afterword ..............      ................................................ 135

  Appendix-Puppy Temperament Testing .  ..  ............................... 137

  Bibliography ........... .   ..................................................147

  About the Authors ...............  ....................................... 149

  Index ................................................................. . 151





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Puppies Training, Puppies Behavior, Puppies, Dogs Training, Dogs Behavior, Dogs