Jon Patch welcomes Caryl Wolff, author of Puppy Socialization:: An Insider's Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness. “Puppy Socialization – An Insider’s Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness” guides you and your puppy through the socialization process safely and effectively. Endorsed by trainers, owners, and veterinarians, this book gives tips to breeders, owners, and rescue groups on how to socialize puppies safely and effectively. This book dispels many untruths and myths about socialization, bases its recommendations on scientific evidence , offers hundreds of tips and suggestions for breeders, owners/guardians, rescue groups, and trainers on how to properly socialize puppies
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Caryl Wolff has been training dogs and their people for over 20 years. She is the only dog trainer/behavior consultant concurrently certified by five dog trainer organizations - The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, Association of Animal Behavior Professionals, and the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
She has a wicked sense of humor and lives in Los Angeles with two dogs and a 42-year-old macaw, which she humorously refers to as her longest relationship. She has had many animals over the years ranging from frogs to rabbits as well as numerous rescue dogs.
She wrote Puppy Socialization: An Insider's Guide to Dog Behavioral Fitness because socialization is such an important part in a puppy's life and there were many articles on socialization but no comprehensive book.
The Puppy Potty Training book was written because there are many misconceptions and conflicting advice about potty training. Potty training is a primary reason why people relinquish their dogs. She wants dogs to stay in forever homes.
The Teacup books were written because in spring 2011, she had several clients with teacup puppies and dogs. In her 20+years of training, she had worked with small and toy dogs (and even taught small dog classes) and thought that working with teacups would be similar to working with them. She discovered yes, there are similarities, but because of their size and different developmental stages, there are significant differences. She learned from both her clients and other dog professionals and also drew on years of experience to write these books.