02-18-2012, 11:08 AM
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Hampshire
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Its OK VT, I get where you are coming from and it sounds like that book is not a bad thing read overall. You are very knowledgeable so can evaluate that book in a bigger context, but not all new puppy owners will have that broad base and perspective.
Its just that there are some really good puppy books out there, that first time owners can trust the whole thing, and the author as well. Which is why I always recommend McConnell and Dunbar. You won't find either one of those authors ever recommending controversial methods in their teachings anywhere, or showing us things on TV that would be harmful to any dogs.
Its helpful to have information for folks, as well as reliable mentors too, if you get what I mean.