Articles Archive - Puppy Selection, Training, and Care
This Archive includes the best of the Puppy articles featured on Working Dogs Cyberzine since 1996.
Raising a puppy for narcotics, search-and-rescue, cadaver, or patrol work by Yvette Piantadosi-Ward
I believe that how a puppy is handled from birth to 16 weeks is critical to their ultimate certification for their intended use.. I am going to give you an outline of how I test my litters and evaluate the puppies. These techniques have worked for me --only 2 of my puppies thus far washed out of any program to which they were targeted. Puppies develop quickly, so each week you must look for something new, thus my initial guidelines are organized by puppy age.
by Yvette Piantadosi-Ward
I have whelped well over 260 litter in the last twenty years, mostly for other people but a number for myself. In that time I think I have seen nearly every problem that can occur but, as with most living things you can still be surprised, so always expect the unexpected.
Authors Dan Karas and Shirley Greene present Everything You Wanted To Know About Puppies But Just Forgot To Ask. We encourage you to print this out and give a copy to every puppy owner you know, whether in the classes you teach or when you sell pups. 30 Tips for New Puppy Owners
Sensory, Emotional, and Social Development of the Young Dog by Dr. Joël Dehasse, Behaviorist Veterinarian. Dr. Dehasse supplements his own exhaustive research with that of some of the pioneering canine behaviorists to illuminate the various phases of canine development and how they may be positively influenced.
Teaching the Out by Master Trainer Tim Tieken; how to build the successful out in the young dog.