“Before & After Getting Your Puppy” by Dr. Ian Dunbar emphasizes a positive approach to raising a well-behaved, happy and healthy dog. He outlines what to know before getting a puppy and how to have a plan for training your puppy that encompasses six stages in its development.
If you are looking to adopt a dog from a shelter, you’ll want to read “The Adopted Dog Bible” by Kim Saunders. This book gives important information on mixed breeds, choosing, training, care and expense, and has stories of adopted dogs and their families.
Detailed medical information on dogs can be found in “Caring for Your Dog” by Bruce Fogle. The author gives information on what to do when your dog is sick. Medical information is arranged by body system and describes suggestions for treatment.
“Training the Hard to Train Dog” by Peggy Swager lists effective techniques to use with stubborn, shy, and controlling dogs. The author is a professional trainer and she shows you how to regain control of your dog using step-by-step methods.
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Marie Bruni is director of Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta. Her column appears in the community section of The Daily Star every Thursday, and can be found online at www.thedailystar.com/librarycorner.