The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell & Brenda Scidmore
In it's second edition, this is the perfect book for the perfect puppy! Whether a novice or a seasoned trainer, this book is highly recommended for anyone looking for effective ways to start your pup out on the right path. The Puppy Primer covers basics like sit, down, stand, and come, as well as no jumping, walking by your side, the Puppy Pause, take/drop it, and games like fetch.
Expanded sections/special topics include:
• Positive Reinforcement
• House Training
• Crate Training
• Handling/Collar Touch
• How to Stop Unwanted Behavior
• Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears
• How Play Teaches Emotional Control
• How Not to Play!
• Lots of New Tricks and Games
You can read a chapter a week and use it as a six-week training program, or read it cover-to-cover and get the information you need to have a dog who loves you, loves to listen to you, and loves to do what you say!