Book Review: AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy by Mary R. Burch, PhD

December 14, 2012 Uncategorized 1

  • Review:  AKC STAR Puppy
  • Series: —
  • Author: Mary R. Burch
  • No of Pages: 207
  • Release Date: October 28th 2012 by Dogwise Publishing

Synopsis:AKC Star puppy

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program will help your puppy, purebred or mixed breed, become a well-behaved and healthy member of your family and the community. Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible Ownership are what every puppy needs in order to have a good life and this book will help you every step of the way! Puppies who graduate from S.T.A.R. classes have the foundation to be successful in the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program and succeed in more advanced activities such as obedience, agility, rally and therapy dog work. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is about much more than teaching the basics such as sit, down and come. It includes practical information about introducing your puppy to the world, housetraining (including using a crate), health care, advice from nationally recognized breed experts, what to expect at every developmental stage and the right time to start home and group training.

My thoughts:

Really great book about all the stuff that pups can and will do to get into trouble and how you can train them not to!

If they don’t have enough appropriate chew toys, puppies will find their own things to chew such as furniture, shoes or nice grooming tools.

I would not only recommend this book for someone that has or is getting a puppy but also for owners that may have a dog with issues. There is quite a bit about what to expect when you get a puppy and how it will effect you and your home but it’s more than just that. It’s about really getting to know how to talk with your puppy. How to figure out his signals and what to do about those signals!

This book has everything from crate training, finding a vet, when your pup may need a vet, dinner through their ages and more! So much more. And although this book is strictly about pups and the various ways of taking care of them, I did find a lot of useful information. My pups are not really pups anymore, the youngest being over a year but I still enjoyed the helpfulness and insight that even after having dogs for years, I didn’t know!

And even if you don’t plan to get a pup for a while, this book is designed to help you look for a pup that suits your needs and then to help you get that puppy home and enjoy your first few months together, in reasonable peace. Definitely a great find! And the pictures of all the puppies are too darn adorable!! I just want to adopt all of them!

Thank you to Dogwise Publishing for allowing me to review this super cute book!


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