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Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Colin, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. Colin

    Colin New Member Registered

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    Hi All,

    We are looking to get a puppy in the spring. This would be our first so I would like to do a lot of research before the new family member arrives.

    I would be grateful for any recommendations on good books relating to positive training and general dog care.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    I like The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell: The Puppy Primer book | Puppy Training Book | Patricia McConnell

    What type of dog are you hoping to get? Are you after a rescue, or investigating breeders? (That's just me being nosy, BTW;) - but then again there are so many bad breeders, it's important to know how to select a good one.)
     
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    Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy is getting good reviews.
     
  4. Colin

    Colin New Member Registered

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    Hi JudyN,

    Thanks for the recommendations, I will have a look at them.

    We are considering a Spanish Water Dog. I have been researching breeders For a month or so and only contacted ones listed by the SWD Club and KC. I’m planning to speak with some this week and arrange visits March/April.
     
  5. Colin

    Colin New Member Registered

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    Thanks JoanneF,

    I have already read that one. It was quite good.
     
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    Is the SWD very popular all of a sudden? wasn't there someone else here recently thinking about getting one?
     
  7. JudyN

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    Same person, I think ;)
     
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    Portuguese Water Dogs are quite popular in US...
    Anyway - awesome! Good luck with the puppy. Great that you are doing the research ahead of time, and staying on the positive reinforcement track!
     
  9. Colin

    Colin New Member Registered

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    Yes, l’m the same person. I mentioned it when I said Hello when joining the forum.
     
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    Ah ok .. sorry. I'm awful with human names but I do remember the dogs! :oops:
     
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    Im a bit late to the party. :D Pippa Mattinson The happy Puppy handbook.
     

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