How to Raise the Perfect Dog

Everything You Need to Know from Puppyhood to Adolescence and Beyond A Puppy Training and Dog Training Book

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Pub Date 12 Dec 2023 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2024
Rodale Inc., Rodale Books

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The ultimate no-bullsh*t guide to raising and training your puppy in the first year, with straight-talking advice from the trainer behind social media sensation Southend Dog Training

The first twelve months or so of a dog’s life are the hardest work, but Southend Dog Training founder Adam Spivey can help. In this handy guide to your puppy’s first year, he teaches you everything you need to know to understand your dog and help you both thrive. He shares essential guidance on:

• The top five dog breeds for a first-time owner and what to know about temperament 
• What to buy (and not buy) to prepare your home for a puppy
• Crate training, puppy potty training, and bedtime routines
• Basic training and leash walking
• Socialization, puppy separation anxiety, and more!
Adam says:

My simple, straight-talking approach takes all the nonsense out of dog training and puts your dog at the center of everything you do. You’ll hear me say again and again that I like to train the dog that’s in front of me, not follow a set of rules or guidelines that might not even apply to your puppy, and that’s what you’ll find here. Because for me, the dog always comes first.
The ultimate no-bullsh*t guide to raising and training your puppy in the first year, with straight-talking advice from the trainer behind social media sensation Southend Dog Training

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While a dog is constantly learning and adapting the first year of his life is the most important when it comes to training. However, it is never too late to begin training your dog. A dog will respond to positive reinforcement much better than a scolding. Some dogs are easier to train than others but that is usually the fault of the owner. A dog wants to please his owner. He wants an owner that will lead. It is unfortunate that some owners have not learned that concept and the dog end up being the leader. Even small dogs must be trained. There are certain behaviors that small dogs are allowed to get away with because they are small again I cannot stress enough the owner must lead or the dog will.
Author Adam Spivey offers advice to dog owners. As a dog owner we should be consistent in our relationship with our 4-legged children. Our language and our body language must be concise. A dog must be mentally challenged.

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How to Raise the Perfect Dog is a gem for dog owners. Spivey's guide is like a breath of fresh air, cutting through training complexities with practical and heart-centered advice. It's concise, interesting, and delivered in a conversational tone. From choosing the right breed to bedtime routines, it covers all the essentials. Spivey's emphasis on understanding your specific dog, not generic rules, sets this guide apart. It's a game-changer, offering insights that resonate with both seasoned and first-time dog owners. A must-have manual that speaks directly to the heart of canine companionship.

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This was a great book. I enjoyed reading it very much, and I am looking forward to putting it to good use.

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