Did you know that puppies go through critical periods? Do you realize that if certain things are not taught to a puppy in the first twelve weeks of life, it will be much more difficult for him to learn later? Are you aware that what the breeder does or does not do during the first seven weeks will affect how well your puppy adapts to family life?
Clarice Rutherford and David Neil have devoted a liffetmie to the study of animal behavior. Here, they tell you in easy-to-understand language just how a puppy's body and mind develop and what you can do to help him develop in the right way. By following these guidelines, anyone can experience the joy of owning a well-adjusted dog.
."..absolutely indispensible to everyone having anything to do with puppies: breeders, owners, trainers, instructors...totally positive approach...a fantastic book about puppy rearing." -- Fran Ellis "Off-Lead" "The best dog-training book of the hundreds I've read." -- Deborah Lawson "Philadelphia Inquirer"