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Penguin presents the audio edition of The Happy Puppy Handbook by Pippa Mattinson, read by Julie Maisey. 

Pippa Mattinson, dog-training specialist, tells you everything you need to know about training and caring for your new puppy. From preparing the house and garden before the puppy arrives, to introducing your new friend to all the family (including children and other animals) and solving problems like crying, night waking, feeding, upset stomachs, biting, chewing and jumping up, this book is packed with all you need to know as a puppy owner.

©2019 Pippa Mattinson (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • Meg
  • 16-06-2020

A Confidence Boost!

I listened to this book while preparing to welcome my very first puppy. It answered a lot of my questions and just generally made me feel more prepared. I appreciate that she gives stages of training for various goals.

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  • Mumrikan
  • 18-09-2019

Good reading and sound method

I’m now fostering my second puppy. Learned a lot with the first one, Readdle and also took several classes. And we had a close and loving 13 years, my first dog, Sudden, and I This book has helped me revive that 14-year old knowledge. But it has given me so much more. By closely combine theory and method is have given me tools that from my experience realistically can help us manage these early steps so that Pixel and I can reach even further

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  • kacifint
  • 25-11-2020

Insightful beyond common sense

As a first time dog owner-to-be, I thoroughly enjoyed this book introducing what is normal puppy and dog behaviour and the tips on looking after and training a young canine citizen. The author is UK-based, the narration is in British English and the structure of the book will delight readers used to UK writing traditions: each chapter is well structured, easy to follow and is concluded with an apt summary of the most important points discussed. I now feel I have a fairly good idea of what to expect once we bring our puppy home and I look forward to trying out the first few steps of training which have been explained here in detail. I'd recommend this book to all new dog owners as well as ones who want to refresh their knowledge.

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  • Discerning buyer
  • 04-08-2020

Accessible & Informative overview

As a soon to be puppy owner, this book has greatly increased my knowledge and confidence. It has given me a solid understanding of what to expect, how to prepare, as well as some sensible objectives, start points and a structure to adhere to. This book also dispels some commonly held myths and wades into contentious issues such raw diets and to spay or not to spay, it treats these subjects in a balanced way. It does not try to be the be all and end all, but it does provide the basis for an excellent foundation.

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  • katieh
  • 24-02-2020

very useful

a handy book for someone who is thinking of getting a puppy or is having trouble with certain aspects of training one

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