I didn't wanna reply under the 'not sure what to do' post again; felt like it was getting off track.
I just wanted to say that it's great you're reading and getting prepared for your puppy. I did that too, so did lots of others.
Even before I got Tucker, I'd read this site, and a couple others, for puppy advice, and things/problems people were dealing with. It gave me a 'heads up' in case I encountered anything like that; I'd know it was normal and not to get all excited.
It turned out, for us anyway, a lot of the problems I read about I never encountered...that may turn out to be your experience too. But reading things people are going through will help you, probably, to recognize things as/if they come up.
If you got 'The Other End Of The Leash', I think you'll enjoy it. Some of the studies re: monkeys, etc., I skipped over, and even though it's more about dog behavior, you can use it for training...I did and it works.
The reason I sometimes post here, now, is because if I've gone through a situation, maybe someone can benefit....a few things I'd read here helped me when Tucker was little; dogs react differently to problem-solving; you'll find your own ways that work for you too.
That's all I wanted to say.
I second all of this. ;D
there is a really good Training book for puppies and even adult dogs.
it's very easy to read and easy to follow.
How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks by Ian Dunbar
it's not a "tricks" book, but rather, a how to teach basic obedience and good manners.
i really liked Other End of the Leash, too.
"Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend." ~ Corey Ford
lukefromgeorgia......I love your new sig picture! That's sooo nice
Yes, this is a really helpful book that I also recommend.Originally Posted by luke from georgiaMe too!Originally Posted by Djc1249
I'm Jenn. Keeper of two labs in my home and one forever in my heart.
Throw the ball, damn it!
Thanks, guys! I'm going to be able to open a library with all my labrador and training books! But I'm consuming them all.
Another book that I would recommend is "Katz on Dogs" by Jon Katz.