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The Focused Puppy
Deborah Jones
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The Focused Puppy

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A new puppy is a blank slate with endless possibilities. It’s a new beginning that offers you a chance to get it right and not repeat past mistakes. Anyone who has trained a dog before loves that feeling of starting fresh, believing this new puppy will be the best one ever! But a new puppy is also pressure. A new puppy means a major time commitment, not only in how much ti ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published 2010 by Clean Run Productions LLC
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Feb 18, 2013 Katherine rated it really liked it
Really great information!

The books is set up chronologically for puppy developement phases, but I found it important to read the later chapters up front. There was content at the end that applies to early stages and it illuminates the goals behind some of the early exercises.

A little more guidance would be helpful to distinguish what skills/exercises are important for companion dogs compared to competition dogs. For example, the book instructs you to teach the puppy that it should not leave an o
Sep 08, 2011 Louise rated it it was ok
Shelves: dog-books
This book is tailored more towards the novice trainer. It is well structured with detailed descriptions of the exercises but uses more luring than I prefer, and I didn't always like their variations on the common exercises dog sport people tend to play. But for someone fairly new to dog training, this is a wonderful resource.
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