We suggest that all new owners take the time to read or listen to one of our recommended dog training books, either Ian Dunbar's 'Before and After Bringing Home Your Puppy', full of good advice presented with good humor, from the puppies point of view, and easy to put into practice. We also love
'Decoding your dog: the ultimate experts explain common dog behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones' before bringing home the new puppy. This book will explain house training, crate training, and almost all facets of dog ownership. It is written by licensed veterinarians who are also certified dog behaviorists. It is full of common sense, or not so common sense around dogs!