Its hard to say but how many new puppy owners without realizing  it are creating future shelter dogs. Training your puppy can be fun and can start on day one when you bring them home. The first goals are house training, socialization and a soft mouth. Then get them into a good off leash, safe & fun puppy class. They learn so much from other dogs. Teaching them puppy skills in a puppy class environment is setting them up for the real world. Dogs are not born shelter dogs, they end up there because we don't help them to coexist in our world.

BEFORE You Get Your Puppy

This book is simply a MUST READ for anyone thinking of getting a puppy.  With a little preparation, you can raise a dog that never makes a single house-soiling or destructive chewing mistake, is calm and quiet on command or when home alone, and is gentle and confident around people.

BEFORE You Get Your Puppy.pdf 2.68 MB

After You Get Your Puppy

This book explains how to easily housetrain and socialize your puppy, starting from Day One.  It covers: crate training, house soiling, destructive chewing, socialization, preventing aggression, bite inhibition, on-leash walking, recalls, preventing adolescent problems and the importance of an off-leash puppy socialization and training class.


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AFTER You Get Your Puppy.pdf 4.69 MB



Download two great FREE Puppy Books written by Ian Dunbar. Before you get your puppy and After You Get Your Puppy. Call your Local DogSmith for a FREE phone consultation. Lets keep dogs in homes and out of shelters.