Choosing a new puppy can be a daunting task. This manual helps the average family to make wise selections for that valued new family member. It prepares the new puppy owner to bring home their new addition providing lists of supplies and equipment needed for most new puppies and goes on to describe those tips to ensure the safety of the puppy by puppy-proofing your yard and home to house training tips. In addition, the following tips are included: Bathing your new puppy The Do's and Don'ts of Housebreaking Crate Training Beginning Obedience Training Grooming Vaccination and Immunization Recommendations Housing, fencing and Yard Recommendations Socializing your Puppy How to Play with your Puppy Communicating with your Puppy Common Problems with Puppies and what to do about them. Preparation makes the integration of a new puppy into the schedule and family activities a joy and provides the training to teach the new puppy how to join your family. A must for all new puppy owners. About the Author: Christy Judah is the owner of Carolina Kennels and trains English Springer spaniels for search and rescue. She occasionally shows in AKC and UKC Conformation shows. She currently resides in Brunswick County, NC.