Before & After You Get Your Puppy - ebooks by Ian Dunbar

Discuss training topics and dog related activities, such as conformation, obedience, dog sports etc.
User avatar
Sabine
Site Admin
Posts: 19302
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 12:42 am
Custom Title: One Dog Girl
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Before & After You Get Your Puppy - ebooks by Ian Dunbar

Postby Sabine » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:47 am

Dr. Ian Dunbar's excellent puppy books are now available for free download online:

Before
http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/downl ... _Puppy.pdf

After
http://www.dogstardaily.com/files/downl ... _Puppy.pdf

This is truly important information, so please pass it on to anyone you think could need it!
Image

RobinS
No, I don't have a life!
Posts: 7391
Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 3:40 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact:

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby RobinS » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:46 am

ewww, good to know...I will post that in my blog for sure.

User avatar
JudyL
No, I don't have a life!
Posts: 5875
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:53 pm
Location: Delaware

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby JudyL » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:03 pm

Thanks. I downloaded for future look-see when I have more time.

User avatar
Jen
Built-in Forum Feature
Posts: 14277
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:34 pm
Location: Portland-ish, OR

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby Jen » Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:20 pm

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up. :)

Kathleen
No, I don't have a life!
Posts: 7447
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:55 pm
Location: California

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby Kathleen » Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:09 pm

I just sent someone there today to look at the potty training information. :)

JessicaM
Getting to know you
Posts: 40
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:11 pm
Location: Erie PA

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby JessicaM » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:43 pm

Ok, I have a question. I've never had a puppy before and we go to get her the 30th of this month. There is a part in the first chapter that says that a puppy should get all of her kibble from a toy the first few weeks that she is in my home. Are they serious? SHouldn't she be on a schedule?

Jess

User avatar
Sabine
Site Admin
Posts: 19302
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 12:42 am
Custom Title: One Dog Girl
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby Sabine » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:34 pm

Yes they are serious, and it's very, very helpful.

The puppy will still be on a schedule, just not eating from a bowl. It will become clear once you read through the whole thing - Dr. Dunbar has good reason to recommend feeding that way.
Image

User avatar
QBert
No, I don't have a life!
Posts: 5625
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:55 am
Location: USA

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby QBert » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:01 pm

[quote=JessicaM]... all of her kibble from a toy the first few weeks that she is in my home...[/quote]
Congratulations on your new puppy!
My adult dog only gets kibble served in treat-ball type toys. The last time I tried to give her a bowl of dry food she refused it - once I gave in and loaded up her favorite toy she polished it off within fifteen or twenty minutes. Give it a try!

JessicaM
Getting to know you
Posts: 40
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:11 pm
Location: Erie PA

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby JessicaM » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:20 pm

What if they only eat kibble? How do you transition to them eating out of a bowl? Do I just need to read further? Thanks for any advice. Like I said, total newbie here. Had dogs before, just older ones when they came to live with us.

Jess

User avatar
Jen
Built-in Forum Feature
Posts: 14277
Joined: Sat Aug 06, 2005 8:34 pm
Location: Portland-ish, OR

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby Jen » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:48 pm

[quote=JessicaM]What if they only eat kibble? How do you transition to them eating out of a bowl? Do I just need to read further? Thanks for any advice. Like I said, total newbie here. Had dogs before, just older ones when they came to live with us.

Jess[/quote]

Lots of treat toys use kibble. I have a buster cube, a tug-a-jug, and orbee ball, a squirrel dude, and some sort of football thing that all use kibble in them. I don't think it's that much of a transition. It's food; they'll eat it. ;) But I also don't think you ever need to transition them. My 9 and 7 year old eat out of treat toys at least 4 days a week because it's more fun for them, keeps them busy, and gives their brains some activity instead of just gulping down food.

RobinS
No, I don't have a life!
Posts: 7391
Joined: Wed May 04, 2005 3:40 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Contact:

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby RobinS » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:51 pm

I have my students in my class feed at least one meal from a chew toy like a kong or squirrel dude. I ask them to use the food from the other meal for classical conditioning and training. We use the bowl as part of the classical conditioning, dropping food in for the dog to eat, putting some in and wiggling it around with our hands, etc. I don't like for puppies to just have a bowl of food handed to them...they need to learn to be comfortable with humans near them while eating and eating out of a bowl is a waste of kibble that can be used for training.

zaza1213
Settling in
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:13 pm
Location: northern England

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby zaza1213 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:43 pm

I have had dogs all my life and not heard of these toys. we do have a Kong but our two don't seem to be much interested in it, but this type of feeding sounds like a good exercize for both of our bright dogs, gonna have to see if I can find them in the UK

connie
Built-in Forum Feature
Posts: 10973
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:53 pm
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby connie » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:53 pm

Welcome to the board. :)

I hope you find the toys -- here are some sites that sell the ones I have for my dogs:

http://www.caninegenius.com
http://www.treatstik.com/
http://www.arcatapet.com/item.cfm?cat=10572
http://www.bustercube.com/index.htm

User avatar
Sabine
Site Admin
Posts: 19302
Joined: Sun May 01, 2005 12:42 am
Custom Title: One Dog Girl
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact:

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby Sabine » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:32 pm

Image

zaza1213
Settling in
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:13 pm
Location: northern England

Re: Before & After You Get Your Puppy

Postby zaza1213 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:54 pm

Thank you we had an accidental litter as we rescued both our dogs so tomorrow I deliver the last one out of 11, but since I was a Groomer, Breeder, vet ass, and Kennel manager back home in the states, I will be monitoring all the little muppets making sure they have the right diets and training.. as they were had raised , but now that things are getting back to normal for Mom and Dad , back to training time and making sure they have good lives now Mom is set up for her surgery so no more puppies!
I will be checking these out and referring them to the new puppy owners too thanks


Return to “Activities, Training & Behavior”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron