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The chosen puppy : how to select and raise a great puppy from an animal shelter
Benjamin, Carol Lea.
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Publication Information:
New York : Howell Book House, [1990]

Physical Description:
viii, 87 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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SF427 .B5176 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
SF427 .B5176 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Discusses the pet overpopulation problem, describes a puppy's care requirements, and includes detailed advice on training a puppy.

Author Notes

Carol Lea Benjamin is a dog trainer and author who integrates her careers into both fiction and nonfiction writing.

Benjamin's nonfiction works include, Dog Training in 10 Minutes and The Chosen Puppy: How to Select and Raise a Great Puppy from an Animal Shelter. Her fiction works include The Dog Who Knew Too Much and This Dog for Hire, which won the 1997 Dog Writer Association of America Award for Fiction.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Delightfully humorous line drawings accent this accessible selection and training manual. Although specifically aimed at persons interested in choosing a puppy from an animal shelter, this breezily written guide is useful for all potential owners, regardless of where they obtain their new pets. A puppy evaluation test helps prospective owners "evaluate the potential of any given puppy to become a good pet." Following this evaluative procedure, helpful training and maintenance suggestions are presented, including introducing a collar and leash, feeding, housebreaking, and obedience training. Dog lover Benjamin emphasizes the importance of raising a puppy to become a well-trained, well-mannered adult dog who receives plenty of love from its caring owner. No index. --Sue-Ellen Beauregard

Table of Contents

Introduction: John F. Kullberg, Ed.D
1 From Shelter Puppy to Chosen Puppy
2 How to Talk to a Puppy
3 Choosing the Best Puppy for You
4 Puppy Comes Home
5 Teaching Your Puppy How to Learn
6 The Well-Mannered Puppy
7 The Obedient Puppy
8 Advanced Learning for Puppies
9 Growing Up Canine
10 Afterword