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Training Your Puppy

The Essential Guide

Follow these simple instructions and your puppy should develop into a delightful, obedient and devoted member of your family. He will bring you great companionship and happiness for many years to come.

There are many puppy-training books available today, but none so clear and coherent as this one. There is a strong logic to Fiona Baird’s method which gives confidence to both owner and puppy. She makes training fun, simple and very straightforward.

Fiona Baird has trained countless puppies professionally, and has many devoted clients.

She truly is the Mary Poppins of puppy training.

Author: Fiona Baird
Photographer: Bridget Wood
ISBN: 978 1 906122 82 9
Published: March 2015
Format: 198 x 129 mm
Binding: Paperback
No. of pages: 136
46 colour photographs
6 black & white illustrations
Price: £9.99

Training Your Puppy by Fiona Baird

Reader reviews

Reviewed by Sophie Turner in February 2015

This is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants a simple, no nonsense book to help them with their first puppy, or are having problems with a young dog. My husband and I had never owned a puppy before and having got hold of a pre-release copy of Fiona Baird's book through a friend of a friend, we now have a well behaved 6 month old who walks to heel, comes back to the whistle, is peaceful in the house and admired by all our friends who come to stay with us! I am completely confident leaving him with the children who adore him and also love helping to train him too! The book is so clearly written and laid out, it couldn't be easier to follow. It's packed with advice that you can't believe you didn't think of before. I also love that it fits in my coat pocket when I go for walks and the spiral binding means you can keep the page open easily whilst trying to grab the dog lead or whistle at the same time! I really couldn't recommend this book highly enough.

Press reviews

Reviewed by Tom Quinn of CLA's Land & Business Magazine in July 2015

'A straightforward no nonsense guide that will help the novice trainer instil the basics in any dog and from there of course more advanced training becomes a possibility.

For those who have had problems with dogs that refuse to come when called the section on strategies for dealing with this will be a godsend.'

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