Before and After Getting Your Puppy

  • by Ian Dunbar
  • Narrated by Michael Page
  • 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a simple, practical guide for anyone bringing a new puppy into the family. In clear steps, with easy-to-follow training deadlines, Dr. Ian Dunbar, who pioneered puppy classes and a loving style of dog training in the 1970s, presents a structured yet playful and humorous plan for raising a wonderful dog.
The guide is based on six developmental deadlines:


Completing owner education and preparation
Assessing a puppy's prior socialization and education
Teaching errorless house-training and chew-toy training
Completing a socialization program of meeting strange dogs and people
Learning bite inhibition
A continuing program of ongoing training

In the first half of the book, Dr. Dunbar focuses on what the owner needs to know to select a great puppy. In the second half, he presents the crucial lessons the puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Over time, Dr. Dunbar's kind, positive program has been proven the most effective.

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Essential listening for puppy-dog owners!

Excellent book, excellent narration. Should be required reading or listening before anyone is allowed to own a puppy or dog! I cannot emphasize enough how important the information in this book is if you want to have a well adjusted dog who is a joy to be around and is a happy member of your family.
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- Illyria "Luna"

Not enough substance

Too much repetition and not enough substance. Some good pointers, but the repetition gets monotonous.
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- Lori Wells

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio