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Brad Pattison's Puppy Book: A Step-By-Step Guide to the First Year of Training

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Canine behaviourist, dog advocate and bestselling author Brad Pattison is back with his essential guide for all things puppy.
 
From choosing the right breeder and your pup's first days with your family to street safety, chew training, grooming and bathing, Brad Pattison's Puppy Book covers pretty much everything a new dog owner needs to know. While Unleashed covered Pattiso
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Random House Canada (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mindy
Oct 21, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm thinking about getting a puppy so I took out a bunch of books from my library to help me get a sense for what to expect.

This book has some valid information but a lot of the things he suggests doing with your dog make me uncomfortable.

For instance one of his training techniques required you to pinch your puppies ear until you illicit a pain response in order to teach the puppy. Not OK.

Really the flavor of the book is about dominating your dog, even though the author tries to package it in a
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Becky
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Decent puppy raising book with some novel ideas. I've realized though that raising a puppy is kinda a go with the flow type thing. You can read all you want but actually putting it all into play is a different thing. Still a good book.
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