Social, Civil, and Savvy: Training & Socializing Puppies To Become The Best Possible Dogs

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Laura VanArendonk Baugh
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You want a dog who is confident and happy, able to immediately distinguish between friend and threat, capable of intense focus on her work, and able to relax and play with you when you need some puppy love. But these attributes are not born in our puppies; they are created through proper socialization.

So much can be done in a puppy s first few months of life to equip her for our human world and expectations. A well-socialized puppy is not only a happier puppy for her own sake but is also a better-mannered and more reliable pet. Learn how to raise a puppy to be:

More comfortable and confident
Upbeat and bold from family life to excursions to vet clinics
Less reactive and excitable
A better learner with better memory
A more creative thinker and better training partner

This practical approach to socialization, with plenty of detail and easy-to-follow steps, will help you to prepare your puppy for her best approach to life and social success. Material is included for the older dog as well!

Laura VanArendonk Baugh is an award-winning writer of speculative fiction, mystery, and non-fiction. Her works have earned numerous accolades, including 3-star (the highest possible) ratings on Tangent s Recommended Reading list. Laura speaks professionally on a variety of topics throughout the year in her day job she s a professional animal trainer and behavior consultant, and for a hobby an award-winning costumer and admits a mental turning point in her career when she realized she could buy that sexy red Tesla with her books!

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  • 4
    Social, Civil, and Savvy Book Review

    Posted by Therapy Dog Trainer and Blogger on 20th May 2021

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Suffice it to say that my book is very well highlighted! I hope a lot of puppy owners, trainers, and raisers will read this book! See my full review and recommendation of this book on my blog:

  • 5
    Excellent resource

    Posted by JL on 9th Nov 2020

    I've started buying multiple copies of this book to send home with litters. It's easy to read and understand, vital information for raising a well-behaved dog.

  • 5
    wonderful puppy book

    Posted by Daryl on 1st Jan 2019

    I really like this book. Easy to understand for new dog owners, nice ideas, tips, explains what socialization really means-exposure but not overexposure!