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Puppy Care

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Many of us have been stuck at home with time on our hands.  For some, this has been a good time to get a new pet.  If you have decided to get a dog, but need some help with puppy care and training, the library can help.  We have lots of materials you can access from home.


Puppy Training: Smart Owner’s Guide by Bardi McLennan

Tips and Tricks to Potty Training Your Dog: The Essential Guide by Daniel William

Brad Pattison’s Puppy Book: A Step-by-step Guide to the First Year of Training by Brad Pattison

How to Raise the Perfect Dog Through Puppyhood and Beyond by Cesar Millan

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days by Shirlee Kalstone


If videos are what you need, try this Hoopla Film, Dog Training: The John Fisher Way with Liam Dale


Want to teach your old dog new tricks?  Try these titles:

101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog by Kyra Sundance Chalcy

20 Smart Dog Tricks You Can Teach Your Dog by Shannon O’Bourne

The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever: A Step-by-step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts by Larry Kay

Other Pets

If you got a different kind of pet, no worries!  Look for more eBooks and digital audiobooks on both Hoopla and Overdrive available from the Youngstown Public Library through our website.


If you would like to learn more about pet care, you can take a free online class through Universal Class.  You can choose from:

Dog & Cat First Aid, Care, and Maintenance

How to Choose the Right Dog for You

How to Care for House Pets

Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101

Visit our website and look under the “Learn” tab for more information.