WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING
“This is the one training book I wish could go home with every new shelter adoption, puppy or adult.”
—Sue Sternberg, Author of Successful Dog Adoption and creator of the Dog Park Assistant iPhone App
“[A] thorough overview of raising a puppy to be behaviorally healthy, with lots of good advice written in a way the average pet owner will easily understand and enjoy.”
—Cheryl Kolus DVM, American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (read the full review)
“[Puppy Savvy] offers really good—and I mean really good—tips for dogs at both ends of the spectrum; those dogs you’d think are going to be Cujo, they are so over-the-top confident, to others where you are saying, ‘C’mon little puppy, get out from under the couch.’ And this book is fun to read.”
“This is the book we have all been waiting for! Clear, concise and complete, Puppy Savvy is packed with effective techniques anyone can master, all delivered with wit and encouragement. Puppy Savvy is the best training guide I have read, and the one I recommend to all my clients.”
—Susanne Hughes, DVM
Snow Hill Whippets
“Puppy Savvy should be the new bible for every new puppy parent. Shumannfang’s humorous and empathetic style offers a breath of fresh air to the genre of dog training books.”
—Virginia Hoffmann CPDT-KA, CDBC
Dog Training and Behavior Consultant
“It feels great to know that I can send Puppy Savvy home with clients and feel confident that they have a reliable, engaging reference guide for raising their dogs to be both good family members and members of the community. Kudos to Barbara Shumannfang for creating such an amazing resource for veterinarians!”
—Alison Klaitman, DVM
WHAT IS SO DIFFERENT ABOUT PUPPY SAVVY?
Puppy Savvy is not your mother’s dog training book. It offers practical fixes for common problems like house soiling, chewing, pulling on leash, carsickness and leaping on kids. You will also find special tips for bold and bashful puppies. Puppies have their own individual personalities, and that should affect your training choices during socialization field trips or just around the house. It will make everything go so much more smoothly.
If you are a busy person, you might really like the Magic Wand Chart, which divides training-tips-at-a-glance into Quick Fix, Make It Stick and Extra Slick categories, so you can pick your solution based on how fancy (or desperate) you are feeling.
And the book comes with free video tutorials that correspond with many of the lessons. Please enjoy these downloadable goodies (below), which go with more detailed instructions you’ll find in Puppy Savvy. Just click on the little picture and print!
Puppy Savvy also helps when you’re wondering what on earth you were thinking when you got a puppy, and when your friends are doling out well-meaning (but possibly wacky) advice. In other words, integrating a dog into your life can sometimes be frustrating and challenging, and this book can help you get though it, maybe even with an occasional chuckle. Check out a sample page. Got a puppy? Get Puppy Savvy!