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BEFORE You Get Your Puppy

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AFTER You Get Your Puppy

These two books describe six essential exercises for your puppy's first two and a half months at home, clearly rank-ordering the exercises in terms of what's urgent and what's important.

If you already have a puppy or adult dog, for the easiest, quickest, and most enjoyable way to teach basic manners: 

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Dr. Ian Dunbar is one of the world's most respected experts on dog training and behavior, with a veterinary degree from London University and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1982, he designed and taught the world's very first off-leash puppy socialization and training classes – SIRIUS® Puppy Training – and revolutionized the world of pet dog training. He founded the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, the world's largest association of dog trainers, has authored numerous books and videos,  has given over one thousand seminars and workshops around the world and has trained thousands of dogs. He has been instrumental in the rise of reward-based, fun and games, scientifically-sound dog training methods.

Kelly Dunbar has spent her life training dogs, beginning in Chicago where she founded her own dog behavior counseling service, then in Los Angeles at the SPCALA's Outreach Department. Kelly co-founded Dog Star Daily with Ian, a website filled with free dog training information and resources, and she also started a non-profit called Open Paw that created and promoted resources for dog shelters. Kelly is the lead instructor and the director of curricula at SIRIUS Puppy Training and Dunbar Academy.

Jamie Dunbar is Ian's son, and he initially joined the family business as a cameraman and video editor, but his role has since expanded to encompass a wide variety of responsibilities, including marketing, advertising, graphic design and writing. Jamie is an expert at taking complicated ideas and making them simple and accessible to novices, which is something he also enjoys doing in the form of his illustrated books for children.

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