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Puppy Zen

By Mark Vette

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A comprehensive guide to puppy training by Mark Vette, of Pound Pups to Dog Stars fame. Mark's first book Dog Zen had just 40 pages on puppies - this book goes into full detail about all ages and stages, and how to do the right thing at the right time. Following a quick look at the role of pups within the wolf pack, and how dogs evolved from wolves, this book gives a day-by-day, week-by-week guide to the fundamentals of training your puppy and building a happy lifelong bond between the two of you. Mark stresses the importance of the formative period (1-4 months) to instill good habits in your puppy, then shows you exactly how to do so and when to teach each skill. Includes chapters on choosing a puppy, forming a bond with your pup, training foundations (equipment and techniques), basic commands (like sit, heel and stay), what to train in which weeks of age, house training, socialisation, teaching them not to bite or indulge in continual barking, jumping up or other anti-social behaviours. It is a detailed and practical guide combining the latest cognitive science with modern, loving, training techniques. Illustrated with irresistible puppy photos (by renowned animal photographer Rachael McKenna), plus down-to-earth how-to shots of the training methods.

Product code: 9780143774051

ISBN 9780143774051
A comprehensive guide to puppy training by Mark Vette, of Pound Pups to Dog Stars fame. Mark's first book Dog Zen had just 40 pages on puppies - this book goes into full detail about all ages and stages, and how to do the right thing at the right time. Following a quick look at the role of pups within the wolf pack, and how dogs evolved from wolves, this book gives a day-by-day, week-by-week guide to the fundamentals of training your puppy and building a happy lifelong bond between the two of you. Mark stresses the importance of the formative period (1-4 months) to instill good habits in your puppy, then shows you exactly how to do so and when to teach each skill. Includes chapters on choosing a puppy, forming a bond with your pup, training foundations (equipment and techniques), basic commands (like sit, heel and stay), what to train in which weeks of age, house training, socialisation, teaching them not to bite or indulge in continual barking, jumping up or other anti-social behaviours. It is a detailed and practical guide combining the latest cognitive science with modern, loving, training techniques. Illustrated with irresistible puppy photos (by renowned animal photographer Rachael McKenna), plus down-to-earth how-to shots of the training methods.

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Mark will set you onto the pathway for a happy dog bond!

Sue From Masterton Store - December 2019

Mark Vette is the ‘Caesar Milan of New Zealand’ and more! He follows up his exceptional dog training book Dog Zen with Puppy Zen. The animal behaviourist catches your puppy at the crucial formative time to eliminate bad habits and establish good behaviour, habits and routines. “Do the right thing at the right time and you will be rewarded with a lifetime of joy and bond with your pup. This is a week by week guide that will teach you; the ‘why’ of puppy behaviour and how pups develop and learn, how to pick the right puppy for you and your family, how to prepare your home for the new arrival, how to undertake the basics for training and how to ensure your pup is friendly towards people, dogs and other animals. Mark will also show you how to avoid having a dog that bites, barks excessively, jumps up, destroys household furniture or items, whines and cries when you are away or is frightened by everyday noises and objects.” Mark will set you onto the pathway for a happy dog bond!