Puppy's First Steps
Move over Monks of New Skete. Sit down Cesar Millan. Your theories are outmoded and not universally supported by science. Puppy's First Steps is a comprehensive, accessible, and humane guide to puppies from one of the world's premiere veterinary schools. Nowhere else will readers find this whole-dog approach—a unique combination of training, behavior, and health care.
Based on cutting-edge research, real day-to-day clinical experience, and unparalleled expertise, the faculty of the Tufts University Cummings School, led by the renowned animal behaviorist Nicholas Dodman, provides the very best information on the health and behavior of puppies. Covering everything from how to pick a puppy, what to feed him, and how to housetrain, to why puppies behave the way they do and what to do in a host of medical situations, Puppy's First Steps is the only book a puppy owner will need.
NICHOLAS DODMAN is a world-renowned animal behaviorist and the bestselling author of the immensely popular The Dog Who Loved Too Much, The Cat Who Cried for Help, and Dogs Behaving Badly. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, and CNN, among many other television and radio programs.
CUMMINGS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY treats more than 28,000 cases annually. Its faculty includes patent-winning veterinary investigators and practitioners, and its emergency critical care program is the largest residency training program in the United States.
LAWRENCE LINDNER is a New York Times bestselling writer who has penned regular columns for the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.