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The Puppy Primer by P. McConnell (MC767012)

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The Cautious Canine by P. McConnell (Paperback)

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Trainer favorite! Engaging, humorous and easy to follow, The Puppy Primer is packed with positive reinforcement tips, tricks, special topics and more. 

  •    How to make training fun for BOTH you and your puppy
  •    How to teach basic cues including Sit, Down, Come, Heel, Stay
  •    Simple steps for house and crate training
  •    How to use positive reinforcement without spoiling your puppy
  •    What to do when adolescence strikes!

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The Puppy Primer by P. McConnell (Paperback)
117 p, 10.0 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches 

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a have a house-trained puppy who comes when you call? Each chapter in this best-selling book provides step-by-step instructions on teaching manners to new puppies. Also included are important topics like socialization, appropriate play, helping puppies conquer their fears, and how to stop unwanted behavior. Engaging, humorous and user-friendly, The Puppy Primer describes a six-week program to get you and your puppy off on the right paw. Designed for puppies under five months of age, you’ll learn how to create the foundation your pup needs to become a well-adjusted and well-behaved member of the family.

It is true what they say: Practice really does make perfect, but it has to be fun or you won’t do it. 
The Puppy Primer not only makes it fun, it provides a week-by-week structure that is easy to follow and realistic for busy owners and distractible puppies.

Patricia McConnell, PhD, a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training.


Dog Owners Equally useful as a compliment to training classes or for people who are “home schooling,” this book will help you and your puppy graduate at the top of your class. Lots of experienced puppy owners tell us they are grateful they had The Puppy Primer as a resource.

Class Trainers Perfect as a supplement to classes, trainers all over the country use this for ideas on class structure and as a supplement for their clients. Be head and shoulders above the competition by including the book in your training class fee.

Veterinarians/Veterinary Technicians Establish lifelong clients by providing effective and science-based training resources along with good medicine. We all know how serious behavioral problems can be—The Puppy Primer is an essential resource to help prevent problems in the years to come.

Behaviorists So many problems and so little time! The Puppy Primer is an invaluable resource to support our one-on-one work with clients. Everyone will profit from enhanced communication between owners and dogs, an understanding of what is expected, and enthusiastic responses to standard cues like sit, down, come, stay and leave it.

Shelters/Rescues Great to send home with new adopters to make sure they are fully prepared. Make sure your placements get the level of care that they deserve!

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Manufacturer McConnell Publishing Limited

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