No home with a puppy should be without "Puppy Preschool." Congratulations! You have (or are thinking seriously of raising) a cute new puppy. He's warm, cuddly, great to hold and pet-- and simply a lot of fun. But watch out! Your adorable ball of fur can be a doggone handful. Given half the chance, he may take it upon himself to eat your furniture, terrorize the kids, dig up the garden, jump on your friends, and eliminate at the most inappropriate times. Let's face it, sometimes what you get raising a puppy can be a "dog's breakfast"-- a mixed bag of happiness and hassle. In order to make it through puppyhood with your sanity still in tact, you need to enroll your pup in" Puppy Preschool." Here, in "Puppy Preschool," John Ross and Barbara McKinney, the country's foremost dog-training experts, reveal the benefits of early training in this definitive guide devoted exclusively to the trials and triumphs of puppy rearing. "Puppy Preschool" rewrites the rules on puppy training. While previous training books begin their programs when the puppy has already reached four months of age, "Puppy Preschool" begins educating and disciplining at just "eight weeks old," the time when most puppies are brought into their new homes. Using surefire, revolutionary techniques, Ross and McKinney provide a much-needed head start on good behavior. They offer essential training rules that will be useful throughout your puppy's formative education, including information on: * The right breed for your family or your lifestyle* The ten best breeds for the home* Early leash and collar procedures* Housebreaking* Preventing unwanted chewing* Health and grooming tips* Emergency care* Essential puppy-training equipment and safe, fun toys* A breakdown of puppy development from birth to eighteen months* The best ways for small children to interact with puppies dn0Based on the same training philosophy presented in their classic book, "Dog Talk," of raising your dog from a "canine point of view," Ross and McKinney give easy-to-follow training techniques that will make puppy rearing a great experience for everyone involved.
John Ross and Barbara McKinney are the authors of "Dog Talk: Training Your Dog Through a Canine Point of View." John Ross runs a prominent canine school in Nantucket, Massachusetts, and offers lectures and workshops nationwide. Barbara McKinney is the editor of "Dog Care" magazine.