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    DescriptionGwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now, updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book.

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    The Perfect Puppy
    Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book with You!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gwen Bailey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 510 g
    ISBN 13: 9780600617228
    ISBN 10: 060061722X

    BIC E4L: PET
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.4
    BIC subject category V2: WNGD
    DC22: 636.707
    BISAC V2.8: PET004000
    Illustrations note
    Over 200 colour photographs and 10 illustrations
    Octopus Publishing Group
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    Publication date
    15 May 2008
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    Author Information
    Gwen Bailey was the Head of Animal Behaviour for The Blue Cross, one of Britain's foremost animal welfare charities, for many years and also spent 15 years as Chairman of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. As well as lecturing at national and international conferences, Gwen also runs training courses for staff at animal charities around the world and is the owner of The Puppy School, establishing a network of professional, well-trained tutors across the UK. She is the author of several dog-training titles including Puppy School, What is my Dog Thinking?, The Rescue Dog and Choosing the Right Dog for You, all published by Hamlyn.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. The raw material. A puppy's view of the world. The new family. Developmental stages. Life with a new puppy. Socialization. Housetraining. Behaviour control and leadership. Toys and games. Preventing biting and aggression. Chewing. Handling and grooming. Good manners. Learning to be alone. Training your puppy. Adolescence and beyond. Appendix: Socialization programme.