Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month: Everything You Need to Know at Each Stage to Ensure Your Cute and Playful Puppy (Your Puppy Month by Month) Cover Image
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Your Golden Retriever Puppy Month by Month provides new pet owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. A veterinarian, a trainer, and a breeder team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have, and many they don’t think to ask, including:

* What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home.
* Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them.
* How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible.
* What to do when your puppy cries at night.
* Why and how to crate train your puppy.
* When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does.
* When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands—like Sit, Stay, and Come—and the best way to teach them.
* When and how to go about leash training.
* How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy.
* What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn’t.
* When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works.
* How and how often to bathe your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth.
* How to know when a trip to the vet is needed.
* What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them.

About the Author

Terry Albert has been working with dogs for more than 25 years as a pet sitter, trainer, and foster parent. Her writing credits include several books, including Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month (coauthored with Debra Eldredge, DVM), as well as articles for numerous websites and newsletters. She has served on the boards of directors for Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue and the Humane Society of Seattle/King County. Many of her boarding clients are Golden Retrievers she has cared for from puppyhood through adulthood and into their senior years.

Debra Eldredge, DVM, graduated from Cornell University, where she was the first recipient of the Gentle Doctor Award, a prize given by the clinical faculty for the best patient care. She is a past president of the Dog Writers Association of America and an award-winning author of more than 20 books on pets, including Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month by Month, cowritten with Terry Albert.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781615648856
ISBN-10: 1615648852
Publisher: Alpha
Publication Date: January 12th, 2016
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Your Puppy Month by Month

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