Teacup Puppies and Dogs Books

In the spring of 2011, all of a sudden, I had several clients with teacup puppies and dogs.  I had worked with small and toy dogs (and even taught small dog classes), but teacups were different.

I spoke to other dog professionals (trainers, groomers, vets, breeders, rescues) and went to the Internet to get additional information, but there was a lot of conflicting advice.  Some advice was downright stupid – including one site which said that it’s going to be difficult to find an electronic collar small enough for a teacup dog!

So, if I could not find the information I needed, then it was likely no one else could either.  I learned from my clients and drew on my years of experience to write these books.

Each book has a different focus –
Choosing a Breeder and Choosing a Dog
Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep and the First Week Home
Feeding, Care, Safety, Health and Grooming
Obedience Training, Games and Play
Potty Training and Behavior Issues

Each book is available in Kindle through Amazon, and they will soon be available in paperback.  You may purchase one or all of them.

Teacup Puppies and Dogs –
Choosing a Breeder and Choosing a Dog

Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mrtmrfe

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Choosing a Breeder and Choosing a Dog

 

Chapter 1 – Is a Teacup Puppy Right for Me?
What is a Teacup Puppy or Dog?
What are the Pros and Cons of Getting a Teacup Dog or Puppy?
How Does My Lifestyle Affect My Dog?

Chapter 2 – Choosing a Teacup Puppy Breeder
General Discussion about Breeders
How to Acquire a Teacup Puppy or Dog
How to Protect Yourself When Buying Online
What is a Breeder?
What are the Different Types of Breeders?
Questions to Ask the Breeder
Questions about the Puppies

Chapter 3 – Choosing Your Teacup Puppy or Dog
What to Look for in the Parents
How to Choose a Healthy Dog
Signs of Normal and Abnormal Health
Personality and Behavior
Signs of Normal and Abnormal Behavior
Common Puppy Owner Complaints
Stressors
What are Puppy Developmental Phases?

Recommended Reading

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs
Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep and First Week Home

Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mjaa7h7

Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep & First Week Home book cover
Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep & First Week Home

 

Chapter 1 – Pre-Puppy Prep
What are the Supplies to Get?
Who are the People to Contact?
What to Do Regarding Puppy Proofing
Here’s a Guide for Dangers  Throughout the House
Here’s a Room-By-Room Guide  of Hazards and Dangers
Here Are Outside Dangers

Chapter 2 – Bringing Your Puppy Home
The Car Ride Home
When You Get Home

Chapter 3 – Your Teacup’s First Week Home
Bedtime
Bell
Children
Cleanliness of Your Puppy
Cleanliness for the Xpen or Playpen
Crates or Carriers
Dangers
Everyday Life
Exploring Your House
Food
Grooming
Health Issues
Other Pets
Other People
Petting
Play and Exercise
Potty Training
Puppy Area
Safety
Socialization
Supplements
Treats
Toys
Training Your New Dog
Vet Visit
Water
When You Leave Him Alone
Yard

Chapter 4 – Socialization
What Is Puppy Socialization?
Why Do I Need to Do This Now?
If He’s Never Going to Leave My Side, Do I Still Have to Do This?
But My Veterinarian Says Not to Take Him Out Until After He’s Had All His Shots
How Should I Socialize Him?
What to Do If Your Puppy Bites You
Socialization Check List

Recommended Reading

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs
Feeding, Care, Safety, Health and Grooming

Kindle http://tinyurl.com/m4ne42n

Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Feeding, Care, Safety, Health & Grooming book cover
Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Feeding, Care, Safety, Health & Grooming

Chapter 1 – Food and Feeding
What Food to Feed
What are the Types of Food?
What are the Grades of Food?
What the Food Should Contain
High Quality Foods Do Not Contain
Who Regulates the Food?
When to Feed
How Often to Feed
How Much to Feed
How to Prevent a Fussy Eater
How to Change Food

Chapter 2 – Around The House
Cars
Fears
Play
Other Animals
Outside Your Home
On Walks
Weather
When You Leave Him Alone

Chapter 3 – Teacup Puppy Dog Health Issues
Administering Meds
Broken Bones
Hypoglycemia
Diarrhea
Core Vaccines
When to See the Vet
Vital Signs
Spaying and Neutering
Ailments and Issues
How Your Dog Can Be Exposed to Diseases
Worms, Parasites and Diseases

Chapter 4 – Training Your Teacup to Be Groomed and Bathed
Daily Grooming
Grooming and Bathing Supplies
Frequency of Bathing
How Often Should You Bathe Your Dog
How to Brush or Comb
Nail Trimming
Training Your Teacup To Be Groomed and Bathed
The Shampoo Process
Drying the Coat

Recommended Reading

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs
Obedience Training, Games and Play

Kindle http://tinyurl.com/m7vokkx

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Obedience Training, Games & Play

Chapter 1 – Essentials for Training
Why Training Matters – Even in a Tiny Dog
During the Training Sessions
Vocabulary and Giving Commands

Chapter 2 – Nutshell Training

Chapter 3 – Teaching Him His Name

Chapter 4 – Training Him to Be Alone

Chapter 5 – Training Him to Focus On You

Chapter 6 – Training Him to Be in a Crate or Carrier

Chapter 7 – Come

Chapter 8 – Down

Chapter 9 – Games and Play

Chapter 10 – Greeting Behavior

Chapter 11 – Leash Training and Equipment

Chapter 12 – Loose Leash Walking or Heeling

Chapter 13 – Lift Up

Chapter 14 – Move or Get Back

Chapter 15 – Place

Chapter 17 – Stay

Chapter 18 – Take It and Leave It

Chapter 19 – Watch

Chapter 20 – Target Training aka Targeting

Chapter 21 – Desensitizing

Recommended Reading

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Teacup Puppies and Dogs
Potty Training & Behavior Issues

Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mcrmynh

Teacup Puppies and Dogs - Potty Training & Behavior Issues book cover
Teacup Puppies and Dogs – Potty Training & Behavior Issues

 

Chapter 1 – Teacup Dog and Puppy Training & Behavior Issues

Chapter 2 – Puppy Crazies

Chapter 3 – Nutshell Training

Chapter 4 – Potty Training for Your Teacup Puppy or Dog

Chapter 5 – Aggression – (Yes, It *Does* Happen with These Little Guys!)

Chapter 6 – Barking

Chapter 7 – Lift Up

Chapter 8 – Hand Shyness

Chapter 9 – Separation Anxiety

Chapter 10 – Training aka Targeting

Chapter 11 – Desensitizing

Recommended Reading

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These links will take you directly to Amazon to purchase.

Choosing a Breeder and Choosing a Dog
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mrtmrfe

Supplies, Pre-Puppy Prep and First Week Home
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mjaa7h7

Feeding, Care, Safety, Health and Grooming
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/m4ne42n

Obedience Training, Games and Play
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/m7vokkx

Potty Training and Behavior Issues
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/mcrmynh

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