Puppy Books

Working with animals as a profession and from a young age, the majority of my dog/puppy knowledge was learned by doing not reading. I have done some research and found what seem to be pretty good reading materials on training and general care for your new puppy for anyone interested. We feel these are good books to read to get you ready to care for your Bernedoodles, Goldendoodles or Sheepadoodles.

The Puppy Primer

I really like Patricia McConnell. She is very concise and to the point…no extra words. This book covers the very basics (crate training, housebreaking, nipping, etc.) for when you bring your puppy home.

Living with Kids and Dogs Without Losing Your Mind

This is my #1 book for any of you that have children in your life, grandkids included. It is specific to managing the interactions between your puppy and the children to create long lasting healthy, happy relationships, in addition to very good general training tips.

The Puppy Listener

From teething to training, this book follows the development of your puppy from new pet to best friend. In The Puppy Listener Jan Fennell presents a simple-to-follow yet detailed handbook for puppy owners. Whether this is your first pup or you are a seasoned dog-owner, the hints and tips in this concise guide are valuable and well informed. This handy guide follows the life of your puppy from weaning to walking. Jan Fennell covers every aspect of caring for your new best friend – from introducing a puppy into its new home and handling it in public, to dealing with behavioral problems. With detailed sections on everything from exercise to diet, there are problem-solving guides dealing with worries such as biting or anxiety. Once again Jan illustrates her points with entertaining and inspiring real-life cases from her own work with damaged and delinquent dogs. Her love of animals is contagious and she inspires owners to persevere with their pups and show them who is boss. The book contains photographs and plate sections which accompany the text.

The Art of Raising a Puppy

In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide–brilliantly distilled–the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.

This new edition of THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.