Victoria Stilwell’s latest user-friendly book is designed to help dog owners build a strong foundation of understanding and accessible tools to ensure a fully enriched life with their new puppy.
This step-by-step guide helps new dog owners lay the groundwork to ensure the best chance for success in puppyhood, from creating a suitable, enriching environment before puppy arrives to discussing how to choose the right puppy for your household. You’ll learn about all of the puppy 'firsts' that they’ll experience, including how to set them up for success in everything from bringing them in the home for the first time to bond-building, early diet and health care.
Infused throughout the book is Victoria’s passion for the concept of choice in dog training. Victoria describes how dogs can reach their fullest potential and live the happiest, most enriched lives by giving them as much opportunity as possible to make their own choices (provided we set them up for success by helping to guide them to make the best choices for our domesticated world.)
These principles guide the reader through later chapters such as 'Teaching Life Skills,' 'Empowering Your Puppy,' and 'The Ups and Downs of Adolescence.'