Can anyone suggest a good puppy training book? Our lab will be 8 weeks old when we pick her up on Saturday.
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.
Last edited by EpicStageFright; 01-04-2013 at 09:17 AM.
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).
Last edited by Tanya; 01-04-2013 at 11:06 AM.
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
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.
Thank you. I will check some of these out. Mostly I just want a well mannered dog (who doesn't )
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.