Here is the ultimate resource for anyone who brings a puppy into their home, or is even thinking about it. All things puppy are covered here in incredible detail in the pages of this definitive book. New puppy parents will be thrilled to have expert and author Tracy J. Libby as their new best friend, offering her positive dog-friendly methods and deep-rooted knowledge of her four-legged subjects, everything you need to know about your puppy's first year: *Selecting a puppy, puppy proofing and safety, daily routine, and accessories *Puppy kindergarten and house-training, puppy manners and socialization, puppies and children *Teaching basic cues (sit, down, stay, come, etc.) and advanced training *Grooming, feeding and nutrition, and exercise *Veterinary care, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and common puppy ailments *Solving behavioral problems (jumping, digging, shyness, aggression, etc.) *25 signs of sickness, 35 major health considerations, and 50 first aid emergencies *Natural dog care: holistic, homeopathic, herbal, and hands-on therapies *Fun with dogs: tricks, indoor and outdoor games, dog sports and competition *And more! Essential for first-time puppy owners and experienced dog owners alike, learn solutions to commonly encountered puppy issues, from separation anxiety and puppy cough to recurring house-training accidents and food guarding. Whether it's natural remedies for allergies, selecting a doggy daycare, traveling by rail, or mastering the down-stay cue, Tracy has the information readers want and need. You'll refer to her advice over and over again as your new puppy becomes your family's best friend.