About the Author

iz Palika has been writing professionally since 1985, when she was first published in Dog Fancy magazine. Since then she has written more than 50 books, more than 1,000 magazine articles and columns, and has been called as an expert resource many times, including for Good Morning, America. She has been published in Dog Fancy, Dog World, Cats, Cat Fancy, AKC Gazette, and other pet publications, as well as Newsweek, The Saturday Evening Post, and Women First.

Her books include KISS Guide to Raising a Puppy, which is becoming a favorite with new puppy owners. Breeders, including Joel Towart of Bellington German Shepherds in Fallbrook, California, are sending the book home with new puppy buyers. The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook received rave reviews in magazines and newspapers all over the country, including USA Today. All Dogs Need Some Training was listed by Pet Life Magazine as one of the ten best training books available to dog owners.

Liz's books have been awarded many honors. Australian Shepherd: Champion of Versatility won Best Breed Book from Dog Writers Association of America and Best Nonfiction Book from San Diego Book Writers. Save That Dog won best General Reference Book from Dog Writers and the first ASPCA Pet Overpopulation Answers Award from the ASPCA. Liz's work has also won awards from Cat Writers and Purina. Liz was honored with the San Diego Leadership Award, was a North County Woman of Merit, and in 2005 was awarded Dog Writers Distinguished Service Award. For a complete list of Liz's work, please go to www.lizpalika.com.

Liz has also been teaching dog obedience classes for more than twenty-five years. Although she has trained at all levels, from puppy through advanced obedience, her primary focus is pet dogs. Her goal is to help pet owners have a well-behaved family companion that will spend his life with his family. She also teaches agility, trick training, carting, and therapy dog classes. For more about Liz's training, go to www.kindredspiritsk9.com.

How To Train Your Puppy

How To Train Your Puppy

Getting a new puppy is a fun and interesting time. You probably went to a breeder or pet store or maybe just saw an ad on the Internet or the newspaper, for puppies, and decided just to check it out. Before you knew it those little eyes and fluffy puppy fur had your heart melting and you were headed home with him or her in your arms. If you are like most new pet owners you had visions of playing fetch with your dog, of watching him frolic at the lake, and of cuddling up on cold nights.

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