The star of Smithsonian Channel’s Dogs With Extraordinary Jobs reveals everything you need to raise the perfect pet—and get off on the right “paw” with your new best friend!
“By far, one of the best resources for new and future puppy parents.”—Marc Abraham, award-winning veterinarian, broadcaster, and founder of PupAid
Celebrity trainer Victoria Stilwell is one the most trusted names in the pet world. In this fun and informative guide, her first for puppies, she teaches you how to navigate each stage of a puppy’s growth, from the first weeks through adolescence. You’ll learn:
• puppy-proofing your home
• toilet training
• building leash-walking and play skills
• preventing nipping and excessive barking
• caring for your puppy’s health
• and more!
VICTORIA STILWELL is a world-renowned dog trainer best known as the star of the international hit TV series It's Me or the Dog. She also served as a judge for Greatest American Dog on CBS and as the on-camera behavior specialist for Dogs Might Fly on Sky One. Stilwell is the CEO of Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training, and in 2015, Victoria opened the Victoria Stilwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior. Stilwell is the author of three bestselling books: It's Me or the Dog, Train Your Dog Positively, and The Secret Language of Dogs. A regular guest on talk shows, news broadcasts, and radio programs in the US, Europe, and Asia, Stilwell has been the recipient of multiple international awards and honors. Her Positively Podcast series is available globally, and she is currently filming a new show for Love Nature and the Smithsonian called Dogs with Extraordinary Jobs, which airs at the beginning of 2019. Stilwell lives with her husband, daughter, and two rescue dogs.