This book offers expert advice on basic dog training methods, from the moment your puppy first comes home to the age when he shows his most challenging behaviour, and beyond. It includes all puppies' first lessons, such as house-training, handling and grooming, socialization and habituation, confidence building and learning to play tug-of-war. It offers practical solutions for household problems such as attention-seeking behaviour, chewing clothes, jumping up, barking and begging. Living with a dog is an important responsibility that should never be taken lightly, and this book begins with a guide to responsible dog ownership. In this book, new owners are guided through the process of welcoming a new puppy into their home and beginning his training and socialization. Step-by-step instructions explain basic techniques and go on to cover all the most important commands. The book also covers the most common behavioural problems that can occur, along with solutions for overcoming these. Focusing on making training easy and fun, this book will get puppies 'bomb-proof', as well as helping owners understand the basics of dog behaviour and why dogs do the things they do. It is a fun, accessible guide that responsible owners cannot afford to be without.