So, I know (thanks to a previous thread on training and puppy books) that the Puppies for Dummies is supposedly really helpful, and was wondering what other's takes are on the Labrador Retriever version. Just found out that my breeder gives this to all of the new puppy parents, which I thought was pretty nice, but should I still purchase an additional reference?
It's written by Joel Walton, a student of Ian Dunbar (a vet, animal behaviorist, and generally smart guy). I would say it's a good book--nothing earth shattering, but a useful reference. Theo's breeder encouraged us to buy it, along with Dunbar's "Before and After You Get Your Puppy." The Dunbar books are better for the novice puppy owner, but having both in combination is good, too.