From Puppy to Perfect

From Puppy to Perfect

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A simple step-by-step guide to puppy training - covering topics from selecting your puppy and early preparations, through to training a growing dog.



From the publishers of the best-selling training book, Total Recall, comes From Puppy To Perfect.

This bookanswers all the questions about owning and training the family’s first puppy. Both comprehensive and practical, this is a superb step-by-step guide for owners of all types of puppy. It starts with a survival guide for the first few weeks as the owner of a not yet perfect puppy and gradually takes the reader from house-training to everything they need to know about training a growing dog – taking it from puppy to perfect.

With up-to-date information incorporating the needs of urban dog owners and the risks of buying puppies online, it also responds to frequently asked questions from readers of her previous title, Training the Working Spaniel.


Janet Menzies is a professional author and journalist who works and competes spaniels. She is a dog correspondent for The Field and writes a monthly column on dog training for the magazine. She has since made up four Field Trial Champions, notably with FTCh Gournaycourt Morag, placed twice at Cocker Championships. Her previous Quiller titles include the bestselling Training the Working Spaniel (978-1-84689-070-3) and Hero Dogs (978-1-84689-143-4).

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading A Proven, Practical Guide to Training and Caring for your New Puppy
ISBN 9781846892059
Author Janet Menzies
Binding Paperback
Extent 246 x 189mm, 224 pages
Illustrations Colour photographs
Ebook Yes, via your usual supplier

'Janet Menzies is a professional author and journalist who works and competes spaniels, so you can feel good knowing that she really knows what she is talking about. If you are thinking of getting a puppy or know someone who is getting a new little four padded wonder, I’d grab this book in a hurry. It’s fun to read with simple steps that anyone can understand and the results work!' WagTheDogUK 

'Janet Menzies is the dog correspondent of The Field. Her speciality in the magazine is gun dogs, terriers and other animals connected to country sports. But her experience covers many breeds in many situations and her methods translate easily from sporting field to back garden and park. And her latest book, From Puppy to Perfect is the ideal guide to help humans learn how to mould and develop that cute puppy into a well-trained dog that is a pleasure to own, rather than a potential embarrassment liable to run amok at any moment... There has been hundreds to dog training manuals written and there will probably be hundreds more. From Puppy to Perfect comes at a time when the need for straightforward  dog training aimed at a range of first time puppy owners, has seldom been more needed. The book is lavishly illustrated with adorable pups. The text explains how to keep them that way.' Western Morning News

'New puppy owners will find the opening chapter, which focuses on on the first six weeks absolutely indispensable, with help on everything from what to buy to how to hold your puppy. Essential reading for anyone considering bringing a pup into their lives.' Horse & Countryside

'Janet menzies is an experienced dog trainer who works and competes spaniels. She's also a journalist, so her writing is clear and to the point. In this book she covers the process of raising a dog from early puppyhood and training it to become a well-behaved asset to the family. Recommended.' BASC

'From pup to perfect gundog.'  Read the extract from The Field

'Answering all your questions about what it takes to own and train your first family puppy, this is a comprehensive and practical guide for new owners showing you step-by-step how to house train, groom and teach commands, as well as the importance of puppy downtime and puppy proofing your home.' LandLove Magazine

'One of the best books I have seen on the market in recent years. With great images and easy to follow principles/training tips, it’s a book the whole family will find hard to put down. The only sad thing is that the puppy can’t read it!!' Philippa Gilbert, The Kennel Club (you can read the full review here)

'For the June issue of the Kennel Gazette I had the pleasure of appraising ‘From Puppy to Perfect’ by Janet Menzies. I was so taken with this publication that I purchased a number of them for the new puppy owners of a recent litter I bred, and I asked them for their thoughts on it too. The feedback was unanimous, and the new owners were equally enamoured with both the easy to read content and the whole look of the book. Certainly a good one for the soon to be puppy owner!' Philippa Gilbert, The Kennel Club



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