Author(s): Terry Albert
"Your Labrador Retriever Puppy Month-by-Month" provides new puppy owners with everything you need to know and do at each stage of development to make sure your playful, energetic puppy grows into a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted companion. Expert authors Terry Albert, vet Deb Eldredge, and breeder Joanne Olivier team up to cover all the questions new owners tend to have and may not think to ask, including: What to ask the breeder before bringing your puppy home. Which vaccinations your puppy needs and when to get them. How to make potty training as smooth (and quick) as possible. What do to when your puppy cries at night. Why and how to crate train your puppy. When socialization should happen and how to make sure it does. When your puppy is ready to learn basic commands-like Sit, Stay, and Come-and the best way to teach them. When and how to go about leash training. How much exercise your puppy needs to stay physically and mentally healthy. What, how much, and when to feed your puppy to give him the nutrition he needs without the extra weight he doesn't. When your puppy is ready for obedience training and how to make sure it works. How and how often to bath your puppy, brush his coat, clip his nails, and brush his teeth. How to know what requires a trip to the vet and what doesn't. What causes problem behaviors, when to expect them, and how to correct them.
Terry Albert has been working with dogs for over 25 years as a dog trainer, foster home, and pet sitter. A long-time Lab owner, she has previously written books about Basset Hounds, Labrador Retrievers and Boxers. Her writing credits include Petco, PetDoc.com, Delta Society, and numerous websites and newsletters. Deb Eldredge, DVM, is a graduate of Cornell and the winner of the Gentle Doctor Award for best client care. She is also an award-winning writer, the author of 10 books on pets, and the past President of the Dog Writers Association of America. Don and Barbara Ironside have owned Labs for 38 years and shown them in conformation, obedience and hunting tests. Under the name Fawnhaven Labradors, they have owned and bred multiple breed champions and hunting dogs. Their achievements include Best Of Breed at the Labrador Retriever National Specialty along with numerous obedience titles and Master Hunters.