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Raising, Housebreaking and Training

How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond
by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
320 pages
Three Rivers Press (2010)
In this book Cesar Millan tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescent dogs.
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Raising a well-behaved and well-balanced dog all starts with the proper foundation in the early years.

A good puppy training book should cover the following points:
- what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development
- how to housebreak your puppy
- creating the right setting for perfect obedience through rules, boundaries and mutual respect
- bonding with your puppy.
- how to avoid common mistakes and problem behavior at a later stage.
How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days
by Shirlee Kalstone
Paperback: 96 pgs.
Bantam; Rev. edition (2004)
Compact guide with sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak your beloved pet--in just one week.! Tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day.Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household--in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. Also explains how to identify your dog's natural behavioral rhythms--and use them to your advantage, how to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems. Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites.
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How to Housebreak your dog in 7 days
How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With
by Clarice Rutherford, David H. Neil.
Paperback: 160 pages
Alpine Pubns; 4 edition (April 1, 2005)
This revised and expanded edition of a classic offers the latest information on puppy rearing with up-to-date methods , including a discussion of clicker training. It covers planning for the new puppy, selecting a breeder and details the growth of a puppy, at which ages to expect certain results, training methods at different age levels and how to socialize a puppy to promote confidence and a sound temperament. Breeders will learn valuable information about puppy development during the first weeks of life and will gain insights to enable them to give their puppies the best start possible.
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The Art of Raising a Puppy
by the Monks of New Skete
Paperback: 274 pages
Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (1991)
The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New York monastery for more than 20 years. Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuates the essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dog's instincts, needs, and behavior.
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Before and After Getting Your Puppy
Before & After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy & Well-Behaved Dog
by Ian, Dr. Dunbar.
224 p.
New World Library (2004)
Combining two popular titles in one value-priced edition, Before and After Getting Your Puppy is a practical guide focusing, in the first half of the book, information, on what prospective dog owners need to know to select a great puppy, and, in the second half,  a step-by-step guide to every stage of puppyhood. The guide is based on six developmental deadlines. These easy-to-follow training deadlines, combined with photos and sidebars of information, and photos provide a structured plan for everything from socializing the animal to preventing predictable problems at different points of the puppy's growth.
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Mother Knows Best: The Natural Way to Train Your Dog
by Carol Lea Benjamin.
Hardcover: 256 pages. 
Howell Book House; 1 edition (April 9, 2002)
One of the best-selling training books of all time covering every aspect of training, based on the natural way a mother dog trains her puppies.  Benjamin's training method is humane and effective and ranges from the basics of puppy training to structured obedience exercises, in sufficient detail and sufficient examples to apply the advice to your own situation. 
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Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence: A Positive Training Program
by Carol Lea Benjamin.
Hardcover: 224 pages. 
Howell Book House; 1 edition (1993)

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Cesar's Way :
The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
by Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
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The Well-Connected Dog:
A Guide to Canine Acupressure
by Amy Snow
This well-researched book presents the traditional theory in an easily digestible way. The basic principles are explained in a way that is easy to understand and apply, even for beginners.
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101 Dog Tricks:
Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
by Kyra Sundance
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Bonding with Your Dog: A Trainer's Secrets for Building a Better Relationship
by Victoria Schade
224 pages
Publisher: Howell Book House; 1 edition (2009)
This book reveals that a successful relationship between you and your dog isn't about establishing yourself as the pack leader, but about building a meaningful bond. The author explains how this bond forms the core of the entire relationship between you and your dog; if it's lacking, it's the primary source of any frustration you may be having with your dog. More information:

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