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    brc023 is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultRecs on a good puppy training book

    Can anyone suggest a good puppy training book? Our lab will be 8 weeks old when we pick her up on Saturday.

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    I do not have any books to recommend, I have found the internet a good source and free. I have also found user "tab289" on YouTube to be very helpful (my opinion)

    good luck, hope this helps.

    Left you a PM with a link.
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    My BIGGEST recommendation is puppy classes (for puppies who do not have all their shots yet). they are absolutely invaluable for not only training but socialization that very important stage.

    Books I love:
    Patricia McConnell - The Puppy Primer (Patricia McConnell PH.D. | McConnell Publishing Inc.)
    Patricia McConnell - the other end of the leash (Patricia McConnell PH.D. | McConnell Publishing Inc.)
    Ian Dunbar has two that are FREE: Free downloads | Dog Star Daily
    Jean Donaldson - The Culture Clash (www.jeandonaldson.com)
    Ian Dunbar has a great website with lots of tips and tricks and resources for common problem: Patricia McConnell PH.D. | McConnell Publishing Inc.

    There is a lot of great info in understand a dog (which is key to training them) as well as lots of hand on training techniques in all the books. I have and reread all of these (and some others).
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    Second Tanya's recommendations. I personally prefer training advice from people who have devoted their life's work to it and who have studied the science - not just the pop culture version of canine behavior.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Thank you. I will check some of these out. Mostly I just want a well mannered dog (who doesn't )

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    I also got a lot of information from the internet and this site specifically. But one book I did enjoy was "Puppies for Dummies" The thing is, I don't think there is any one resource where you can get all the info you need. Like I said,I read the book, looked up things on the net, talked to people, also I've owned other dogs before my perfect Jack so I tapped into my own knowledge plus 2 of my dogs were in organized puppy groups and obience classes. So I took what I knew worked, what I wanted to try, and weeded through all the advice (asked for and not) and Jack is a fairly well behaved and smart puppy. There is a ton of experience on this site to be tapped into. Don't be shy. Ask for help. Good luck to you and can't wait to see pictures.

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