How to Raise a Puppy: A Dog-Centric Approach (Paperback)
Email or call for price.
How to Raise a Puppy moves away from the traditional approach to raising puppies, focused on obedience and control, and instead takes an holistic, dog-centred approach. Drawing on research into how dogs naturally rear their young, and how dogs have evolved to behave and spend their time, it supports a new way of sharing our lives with our dogs. It also offers advice on dealing with some of the common challenges people experience with puppies, and tips for managing adolescence.
A much-needed resource for dog trainers, veterinarians and behaviourists to recommend to clients, this conveys a powerful message to help overcome all too common issues so many people have with their puppies. Packed with practical advice, it offers an overdue "puppy perspective", with respect for a dog as a sentient being at its core.
About the Author
'Dublin-based Steph Rousseau is a dog behaviourist and owner of Steph's Dog Training. She is also the Founder of Happy Office Dogs, which offers support and resources to dog-friendly workplaces as well as to those considering introducing dog-friendly policies. Her book Office Dogs: The Manual was published in 2019. It has also been published internationally and multilingually. She sat on the Board of the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe from 2017-2020 and since 2013 has worked with hundreds of dogs and their humans in both London and Dublin. Rousseau has spoken at various events around the world, including the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE), AGMs in Vienna, Austria, and Durham, UK, and the Dog Symposium in Norway. She has appeared on national television and radio in Ireland, as well as on podcasts and radio stations in America, Australia, and beyond. Prior to dedicating herself to all things 'dog' she studied at Trinity College in Dublin and Cambridge University in the UK.Turid Rugaas is an internationally renowned dog and equine behaviourist, her series of courses for dog and horse instructors known and respected worldwide. In 1984 she set up her own dog school and conducted several studies on dogs, one lasting two years and ending in the success book On Talking Terms with Dogs, still a bestseller in many countries. Following her attendance at the Human-Animal Bond conference in Montreal in 1991, Turid has travelled the world 3-4 times a month, giving talks and seminars, and educating dog trainers in 17 countries. She has written three books which are all still on the market: Calming Signs: On Talking Terms with Dogs; Barking: The Sound of a Language and My Dog Pulls, What Should I do? Rugaas received the Norwegian King Harald's medal in 2018 for her work with dogs and today she runs a new centre - www.hundelandnordvest.com - together with her daughter Linda.