Dogs are interesting creatures to have around, which explains why they’re the only animal species to bear the title of “man’s best friend.” Raising a puppy that becomes your best friend is as exciting as it is challenging. For instance, to raise a happy, healthy puppy into a mature and responsible dog, you have to: ✓ Prepare yourself —especially mentally— your car, and home for the trip from the shelter or breeder, and for your puppy, ✓ Create an effective feeding, training, and workout schedule that helps ensure the health and wellbeing of your dog, ✓ Potty and house train your dog ✓ And so much more! As you can imagine, all this can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have any prior experience with having a dog as a pet. The purpose of this book is to help you navigate the challenges of being a new dog owner so that in the end, you raise a well-trained healthy, happy and well-behaved dog. Let’s get started.