Puppy Survival Guide from ECDA

Eastern Counties Dachshund Association has obtained a supply of this 56 page Handbook and it’s available for £4.25 each including p+p, or £4.00 including p+p for 10 or more copies.

Puppy Survival Guide

It has been extremely well written by Lyn Fleet and Helen Roberts, both members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (whose members use kind, fair and effective methods).

The authors have a particular interest in, and understanding of, puppy development. This is a short, but critical, time in a dog’s life. Many behaviour problems that arise later on in a dog’s life could have been prevented by a careful, structured and “busy” upbringing.

The information contained in this booklet comes from years of experience living with their own dogs, and helping clients cope with that happy but fraught time that is their dog’s childhood. They hope that, by reading this booklet and putting the advice into practice, they can help you give your puppy the best start in life. Also visit their web site for in-depth help and advice about puppies and dogs.

Topics covered in this booklet are –

  • Settling Your Puppy Into His New Home
  • Simple House Rules
  • Feeding the New Arrival
  • How Puppies Learn
  • House-training
  • Chew Chew Train
  • Socialisation and Habituation
  • How Do You Do?
  • The Indoor Kennel – Your Puppy’s Own Bedsit
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Puppies and Children – an Ideal Combination?
  • Something to Sink Your Teeth Into
  • Your Puppy’s Name
  • Getting Your Puppy Used to his Collar and Lead
  • Pure in Mind and Body
  • Choosing a Puppy Class
  • What’s Yours is Mine and What’s Mine’s My Own
  • Car Travel
  • Grooming and Handling
  • Health and Welfare
  • Owning More Than One Dog
  • The Law and Its Implications
  • Puppy Proof Your Home
  • Socialisation Exercises

It’s ideal for anyone with a new puppy, or if you are breeding and want to give a comprehensive handout to new owners.

Contact Gina Hardy on 01953 601623 or e-mail: hardyhounds@tiscali.co.uk

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