Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog By Kenneth Martin, DVM, and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS

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By Kenneth Martin, DVM, and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS (Behavior)

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Ideal for puppies and dogs of all ages, this book is a must-have resource for dog trainers, puppy socialization class instructors, and dog parents.

Whether you are raising a new puppy or have an adolescent or adult dog, Puppy Start Right can help solve many common nuisance behaviors. Puppy Start Right is a positive approach to problem-solving, prevention, and training—without the use of punishment.

Foundation training exercises are perfect for the household companion dog or the future star in competitive dog sports. Exercises include teaching your dog to focus and offer attention, targeting behaviors including a place or bed cue, the recall, sits and downs (stay cues), loose-leash walking, and the "bring," "drop it," and "leave it" cues. Enjoy step-by-step instructions with corresponding photos!

Topics include:

  • Developmental Stages
  • Canine Communication
  • Domestication
  • Socialization
  • Problem-solving and Prevention
  • House Training
  • Introduction to Training
  • Foundation Training Exercises

Starting a new puppy class? Puppy Start Right is now available in bulk quantities!

"It has been only 2 weeks since I received my shipment of Debbie Martin and Dr. Kenneth Martin's new book Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. I have since seen four new puppy teams, and each family purchased the new book immediately when I shared its many benefits and supportive guidance. Many thanks and kudos to Debbie Martin and Dr. Kenneth Martin. It must have taken time, investment (physical, mental, and financial,) and plain-old hard work to have this published. Now we get to reap the benefits, as do our new dog teams. Great stuff!" – Laura Monaco Torelli, KPA faculty member

"Just wanted to drop you a line on your training manual, Puppy Start Right. Browsing through the ClickerExpo bookstore I happened upon the book, glanced through it, and found it very interesting. I could not wait until I got home to see what was in store for me! Since then, I have picked up the book every day to read—it is exactly what I have been looking for. There is great detail but all the necessary information is provided in layman's terms. Anyone looking for a fantastic training manual, this is it!" – Doug Harris, LuvPup Pet Sitting & Dog Training 

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