The Perfect Puppy
The Perfect Puppy
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Gwen Bailey
Audience: Trade
Specs: full color throughout, further reading, sources, index
Pages: 208
Trim Size: 6" X 9"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20170314
Copyright Year: 2017
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The Perfect Puppy

Highly regarded dog behaviorist Gwen Bailey shares her proven system of training a puppy.

Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. It is now updated with the latest findings in canine behavior and a completely new user-friendly design, and answers many of the questions she has received from dog owners since the first edition.

The Perfect Puppy teaches new puppy owners how to raise a well-behaved dog. Bailey's aim is to show puppy owners how they can influence their puppy's behavior for the better, and how to mold his future character. She uses her proven system of training a puppy using only positive rewards-based methods, coupled with a lot of play and fun

Full-color photographs show how to housebreak a puppy, how to teach it to obey, how to prevent biting, chewing and other problems, and to generally be a good canine citizen and a beloved member of the family. She provides step-by-step training, a valuable socialization plan, and games that incorporate learning.

The contents include:

  • The raw material - how breeds affect behavior
  • A puppy's view of the world
  • The new family, life with a puppy
  • Developmental stages
  • Socialization
  • Housetraining
  • Behavior control and leadership
  • Toys and games
  • Preventing biting, aggression, chewing
  • Handling and grooming
  • Good manners and learning to be alone
  • Training your puppy
  • Adolescence and beyond.


Gwen Bailey was the Head of Animal Behaviour for The Blue Cross, one of Britain's foremost animal welfare charities, for many years and also spent 15 years as Chairman of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors. As well as lecturing at national and international conferences, Gwen also runs training courses for staff at animal charities around the world and is the owner of The Puppy School, which established a network of professional, well-trained tutors across the UK. She is the author of several dog-training titles including Puppy School, What Is My Dog Thinking?, and The Rescue Dog.

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