We encourage everyone who is thinking of getting a puppy or who has recently acquired one to download and read Dr Ian Dunbar's books, BEFORE You Get Your Puppy and AFTER You Get Your Puppy. These e-book downloads are available for free.

These books are essential reading for all owners of dogs under 12 months of age and will show you how to prevent problems like house soiling and destructive chewing, and how to raise a dog that is quiet, calm and well-mannered, as well as obedient and confident around people and other dogs.


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BEFORE You Get Your Puppy describes the process of selecting a puppy and preparing for their first days at home, as well as the key developmental deadlines including socialisation and bite inhibition.  It also offers training advice on topics every owner needs to know about, like toilet training and chew toy training.

AFTER You Get Your Puppy offers proven, time-tested and practical knowledge to guide owners through all the early developmental stages from puppyhood to adolescence, including how to manage the critical socialisation window between 8 and 12 weeks and the importance of learning bite inhibition before 22 weeks of age. 

Dr Ian Dunbar DVM Ph D is a renowned veterinarian, veterinary behaviourist, author and lecturer on canine behaviour delivers seminars around the world. He founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (USA) in 1993 and its presence and membership has since spread to more than 26 countries worldwide, including Australia. Dunbar is credited with launching what is now commonly regarded as the modern era in dog training, based on training, socialising and handling puppies before 6 months of age to prevent behavioural problems in later life.

Visit DOG STAR DAILY and click on Training Textbook for more free advice on traimning and behaviour.

Dr Dunbar receives no financial benefit from the electronic distribution of his BEFORE & AFTER books, however owners who wish to purchase a hard copy may still do so from most good book outlets. The BEFORE and AFTER books have been made available free of charge courtesy of the author through an initiative of The Siberian Husky Club of NSW Inc.


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BEFORE You Get Your Puppy
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