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Life Skills for Puppies: Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship Paperback – Illustrated, 15 Jun 2012
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'The best puppy book I have ever read' Jean Donaldson, Dog Behaviour & Training expert
'I like it. The more I read the more I liked it. It is what it says it is and there is no unnecessary padding … It is the best puppy book I have seen for many a year … it will do a lot of good.' --Our Dogs
'A very clever book which is the first puppy book I have read that gives a fantastic amount of advice on all the basics and loads of practical tips, exercises and help. I am delighted to see so much covered in a puppies life, as it should be in a fun and happy manner ... A refreshing and new outlook for both competitive and pet puppy owners, and well worth a read.' --Dog Training Weekly
Every year millions of puppies join families - but sadly, many are given up to rescues and kennels and some lose their lives because their new families were unprepared for the reality of responsible dog ownership. A new book aims to help lay the foundations for a loving lasting relationship between a young dog and his or her human pack by focusing on ten key skills that puppies and their owners need to master. Life Skills For Puppies, by Helen Zulch & Daniel Mills, has been published by specialist pet book company Hubble & Hattie. It takes the unusual approach of being written from the puppy's point of view. There are lots of practical tips and advice to help the growing pup and his family to enjoy their time together. Photographs are well-used throughout to illustrate the points made, and each chapter includes a worksheet to help owners chart their puppy's progress. Authors Helen and Daniel are well-qualified to know their subject inside out. Helen is a vet who qualified in South Africa and worked in a number of areas of veterinary science before joining the University of Lincoln. Together with the rest of the staff of the university's Animal Behaviour Clinic, Helen is involved in the development of the Life Skills training and research programme, on which this book is based. The programme includes Life Skills for Puppies training classes held in the local community, and research studies investigating measures for the prevention of problem behaviour in pets. Daniel also works at the University of Lincoln where he is Professor in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine. After completing his PhD, he became the first individual to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine, and subsequently was recognised by the European College and Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. His main areas of research focus around the biological basis of problem behaviour and the recognition of emotional states in animals, which has led to the development and promotion of a number of novel approaches to managing problem behaviour. --lostandfond.co.uk
Well-respected South African animal behaviourist and vet, Dr Helen Zulch, has just co-written a new book, Life Skills for Puppies; Laying the Foundation for a Loving, Lasting Relationship. Covering the key skills that puppies need to learn to cope with the stresses of modern life while enjoying good welfare and a fulfilling relationship with their family, this book is a must for all new puppy owners. It is presented as life skills from the puppy's point of view, to encourage owners to think about what the pup needs to learn, rather than what they feel they need to train him to do. It is full of tips that people can integrate into their daily lives and is beautifully illustrated with photographs. --Animal Talk
This book is… full of tips that people can integrate into their daily lives and is beautifully illustrated with photographs. --Animal Talk
From a trainer's point of view it's one of the few books I recommend to clients & now my primary puppy recommendation - --KAREN BACKHOUSE BSc (Hons) Canine --Pet Owners Association
If you're looking for a gift for a new puppy, 'Life Skills for Puppies' by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills is a delightful choice ... Each section is written from the puppy perspective, helping you to see things from the pup's point of view. And the authors have included a fun checklist at the end of each chapter that will encourage all members of the family to take part in bringing up your puppy. --Driving with Dogs
A thoughtful and attractive book to buy if you are thinking of getting a puppy, have chosen one and are waiting for it to be ready or if you now have your new puppy at home, in which case - get reading! ... As always with Hubble & Hatttie, the book is beautifully and relevantly illustrated by a varied cast of delightful young canines. It would make a lovely gift. --Pet Owners Association
About the Author
Helen Zulch is a veterinarian who qualified in South Africa, and has since worked in a number of areas of veterinary science. She developed an interest in animal behaviour and has consulted and lectured in the field for over 10 years, moving to the University of Lincoln, UK, to continue her career. Her main interests and areas of research include the prevention of behaviour problems through appropriate early life experiences, the application of scientific principles in animal training, the interaction between health and behaviour, communication in animals, and olfaction in dogs. She has owned and trained dogs for over 21 years.
Professor Daniel Mills became the UK's first specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine to be recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is now the country's first professor of the discipline. Based at the University of Lincoln, he combines his behavioural and clinical knowledge to offer a referral clinic for animals with behaviour problems, provides consultancy to a range of organisations in the animal care and science industries, and co-ordinates independent trials of potential new products. In addition, he develops his own initiatives that focus on improving behaviour without compromising welfare. He lectures internationally in his field.
Peter Baumber is a multi-skilled photographer with specific expertise and experience in the fields of classic motorcycles, portraiture, dogs and cats.
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