One of the somewhat surprising impacts of the pandemic - maybe its not surprising - is a boom in people adopting puppies and dogs from both breeders and shelters. If you are one of those people or you are advising clients or friends who are considering getting a new dog, there are lots of great resources to make the new relationship a success. Here are a number of titles to get off on the right foot and solve the almost inevitable problems that arise:
The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore. Our best selling puppy book!
The Puppy Survival Guide by Sarah Whitehead. Tips to preventing and solving common puppy problems.
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Sophia Yin. A great overview of basic training and care.
Do Over Dogs by Pat Miller. A great book if you are adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue organization.
Way to Go by Patricia McConnell and Hard to Housetrain by Peggy Swager. A quick guide and a more in-depth problem solving book.
Puppy Culture - The Powerful First 12 Weeks DVD by Jane Killion. The best guide to socializing a puppy on the market.