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Welcoming your puppy from planet dog : how to go beyond training and raise your best friend / Kathy Callahan, CPDT-KA.


"Written in a fresh, warm voice loaded with empathy, Welcoming Your Puppy from Planet Dog lights the path to a relaxed, happy interspecies household. After a decade of guiding people who've just added a puppy to the family, dog trainer Kathy Callahan has learned a fundamental truth: at some point every one of them feels overwhelmed. When they seek out expertise, they're flooded with impossibly detailed advice, conflicting opinions, and a surprising number of techniques that seem unkind. In contrast, Callahan reassures owners that success flows not from nailing an intimidating list of disciplinary tactics, but from adopting a mindset of 'trusted guide' rather than 'master.' The key to great training is recognizing that we have essentially kidnapped these puppies from their own vastly different culture. Using an easy-to-grasp 'Planet Dog/Planet Human' concept, Callahan dives into the puppy essentials, including: how to prepare your house (and yourself) for puppyhood; potty training, chewing, jumping, and other challenges; how to train with fun, not fear; why it might seem your puppy 'just doesn't listen;' navigating puppyhood with young kids, cats, and/or other dogs; and what to do if there's household disagreement on things like whether dogs belong on furniture. In fun-to-read chapters filled with empathy for both the beleaguered humans and their confused puppies, Welcoming Your Puppy from Planet Dog paves the way for a rewarding friendship between a relaxed, well-prepared human and a canine family member who's happily at ease in our world." -- Description provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781608689217
  • ISBN: 1608689212
  • Physical Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, [2024].

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction : you kidnapped your puppy from another planet -- Part 1: Nesting. Your mindset : choose to love this moment -- Your village : build it beforehand -- Your setup : create a puppy apartment -- Part 2: First week. First day : keep it simple -- Sleeping arrangements : yes, you can sleep with your new puppy -- Potty training : focus now, so your puppy can learn fast -- Puppy biting : survive sharp teeth by planning for them -- Leash : why doesn't my puppy want a walk? -- Crying : it's lonely to be somebody's new puppy -- Crate : make it a happy place -- Picking up puppy : avoid the surprise-swoop-squeeze -- Part 3: Housemates. Puppies and little kids : heaven! (oh … and hell) -- Puppies and canine siblings : help your adult dog like the new puppy -- Puppies and cats : create a peaceable kingdom -- Puppies and spouses : get on the same page -- Part 4: Socialization. Puppy shot dilemma : get out there, but be smart -- People, places, and things : teach that 'new' is not scary -- Other dogs : build your pup a friendly canine world -- Body language : learn to spot these subtle clues -- Narrating planet human : talk to your puppy -- Puppy friends : plan and supervise great playdates -- Part 5: Behavior. Beyond training : five key themes for great behavior -- Golden rule : catch your puppy doing something right -- A plea for empathy : stop saying no -- Essential enrichment : let dogs be dogs -- Quick thinking : when puppy absolutely must 'drop it' -- Part 6: Training. Rewards-based learning : train with fun, not fear -- Reinforcer : use your puppy's food hierarchy ladder -- Basics : how to teach a cue -- Your training vibe : posture, tone, and mindset matter -- Your cues : when puppy 'doesn't listen' -- Trick training : spin your way to happy learning -- Everyday practice : find the time in routine moments -- Pulling on leash : move your dog with your brain, not your brawn -- Group training class : five survival tips -- Part 7: Being a great owner. Quality of life : five common mistakes -- Medical care : get the most out of vet visits -- Importance of agency : how to answer 'May I pet your dog?' -- A final thought : let go of the vision so you can meet your actual dog -- Recommendations and resources -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- About the author.
Subject: Puppies > Training.
Puppies > Behavior.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library 636.708 CALLAHAN 2024 (Text) 0001012556217 Nonfiction New Checked out 08/05/2024

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