These are suggestions of books for puppy buyers, especially those that have never had a puppy  
  They may be orderd from a variety of places such as:  
    and always check e-Bay  

The Art of Raising a Puppy

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The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New York monastery for more than 20 years. Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuates the essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dog's instincts, needs, and behavior. Understanding a dog, the monks say, is the key to successfully training him. They first published this philosophy in their 1978 classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend. Now the monks concentrate on the first three months of a puppy's life in The Art of Raising a Puppy
A must read for the new and even experience puppy owner

Also available in “Talking Books” tapes and CD’s and Kindle
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Field Spaniel (Comprehensive Owner's Guide)

By Becky Jo Hirschy

Written by one of the long time breeders, this is a good book to have on hand as you bring a Field Spaniel into you home.

(several versions of the same book have been published)

Dog Wise


Another Piece of the Puzzle: Puppy Development

by: Pat Hastings and Erin Ann Rouse

Another Piece of the Puzzle begins with an overview of developmental stages and moves on to selected articles by respected dog people about the contributions breeders and owners can make to their puppies' health, well-being and sure-footedness.



The Other End of the Leash - WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AROUND DOGS

by Patricia B. McConnell

The Other End of the Leash begins with an eloquently simple premise: "All dogs are brilliant at perceiving the slightest movement that we make, and they assume each tiny movement has meaning." With that in mind, all of Dr. Patricia McConnell's recommendations for communicating with your canine make immediate sense. Don't we all automatically bend forward when coaxing a dog to come and play? Break eye contact when we wish to avoid a confrontation? While these instinctive behaviors are right on target, a number of other habits aren't so positive, and McConnell helps us break them with both humor and common sense.

Several other book By Patricia McConnel



Clicker Training For Dogs - Kit

Includes new EXPANDED edition of Clicker Training for Dogs book!

Everything you need to get started! This kit is a great way to train a new puppy, an adopted dog, or an older dog that just didn't respond well to conventional choke-chain training. You'll see a difference in your dog in just a few short sessions!

This kit includes: The New Expanded Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs Book (approx. 100 pages), an i-Click, a set of Click-a-Trick Cards, an open out instruction booklet teaching how to use the clicker itself, and a sample of dog treats.

A single book is also available

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