The Puppy Whisperer
A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care
by Paul Owens, Terrence Cranendonk and Norma Eckroate

Paperback 256 pages, $14.95
Publisher Adams Media October 2007
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1593375972
ISBN-13: 978-1593375973

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"I've known Paul personally for many years and have faithfully followed his training advice with wonderful results. I can't recommend him highly enough." -- Jeff Probst, host of Survivor

Following the success of his book The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens turns his attention to puppies. In The Puppy Whisperer, Owens and his protégé Terence Cranendonk offer a compassionate step-by-step guide to all things puppy, including how to:

Evaluate temperament
Choose the right pup personality for your family
Monitor diet, play, and exercise
Train and problem solve
Provide early socialization and positive training
Potty train, step-by-step
Ensure safety and health care, including the latest on vaccinations

Puppies can be a lot of work, but they can also be a furry bundle of joy. If you're thinking of bringing a puppy into your home, The Puppy Whisperer is your must-have guide.


Terence CranendonkTerence Cranendonk, MA, CPDT, CDBC earned his B.A. in Theater Studies at Yale University and his M.A. in Theatre Arts at the University of Akron. After fifteen years in the professional theatre, Terry made a career change, applying his knowledge of the relation between body, emotion and behavior to his work with dogs.

In 2000, Terence apprenticed as a dog trainer under Paul Owens, author of The Dog Whisperer, eventually becoming an instructor with Paul's organization Raise With Praise, Inc. in Burbank, California. Since that time he has studied with some of the world’s foremost trainers and behaviorists, including Pam Reid, Ian Dunbar, Raymond Coppinger, Karen Overall, Lore Haug, Jean Donaldson, Emily Weiss, Brenda Aloff, Turid Rugaas, and Sue Sternberg in numerous workshops and seminars. Terence is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) and a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) and a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Recently, Terence presented a paper, “The Application of Psychoanalytic Principles to Dog Behavior Consulting,” at the Second Annual Conference of the IAABC. Terence has his own consulting practice, DoGooDog Training, through which he conducts private in-home sessions in the Greater Akron area.

Norma Eckroate is also the co-author of The Dog Whisperer, The New Natural Cat, Switched-On LIving and other books. She has also produced the DVD’s, The Dog Whisperer: Beginning and Intermediate Dog Training and The Dog Whisperer Vol 2: Solving Common Behavior Problems. Norma lives in Los Angeles with two of the smartest, most beautiful cats in the world, Charise and Sweet William

  Paul Owens

PAUL OWENS is a nationally recognized as a leading proponent of nonviolent dog training. He began training dogs in 1972 and has earned awards in competitive obedience and participates in agility and waterworks. He is a certified evaluator for the Delta Society's Animal Assisted Therapy Program, is endorsed by The National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI), and was certified by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). He is the director of the nonprofit, educational organization, Raise with Praise, Inc., that offers after-school violence prevention programs linking shelter dogs with elementary school children. Paul has studied, practiced, and taught yoga and stress management in the United States and India for more than 30 years. For over three decades, he has been a consultant for thousands of families and individuals working to improve the dog-human relationship by nonviolent means. Paul lives in Los Angeles with his three dogs Molly, Grady and Buddy.

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