MarketWatch profiles the debut of what experts quickly recognized as the definitive puppy training book. Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog, authored by Zoom Room Dog Training and its CEO, Mark Van Wye.
The book was released in conjunction with National Puppy Day in 2019, by Rockridge Press. Available in paperback or Kindle e-book, it has remained on Amazon’s Best-Seller list ever since. Furthermore, Audible has recorded an audio book version, with Van Wye as the narrator.
Writing the Definitive Book on Puppy Training
The book’s endorsements – AKC, American Humane Assn., Best Friends Animal Society – speak volumes. They establish Zoom Room as the thought leader when it comes not only to puppy training, but to the art of communication. After all, the Zoom Room’s stock in trade is reflected by their motto: “We don’t train dogs. We train the people who love them.“
To achieve their level of success – more five-star ratings than any other dog training business in America – the Zoom Room masters the ability to clearly communicate the tenets of dog (or puppy) training to its clients.
To be the definitive puppy training book, it must therefore be concise, practical, and full of clear step-by-step instructions. There aren’t any reveries, tangents, or unnecessary anecdotes. Instead, you’ll find a perfectly useful manual.
Dog Experts Weigh In
Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps gives wonderful advice for raising the perfect puppy. Whether it is your first or tenth puppy, every responsible dog owner should read this book.Robin R. Ganzert, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, American Humane Association
Based on questions and input from more than 100,000 clients, Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps cuts to the chase with everything you need to know to raise a puppy right. The information is practical, accurate, and easy-to-read. The author clearly understands and loves puppies; as soon as he asked new owners to consider if they are able to give a puppy the time and attention it deserves, this book soared to the top of my ‘recommended’ list.Mary Burch, Director, Canine Good Citizen, American Kennel Club, and Ph.D., Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps is a comprehensive, easy to read guide on how to set your puppy up for success in our human world while building loving relationships with your puppy at the same time. This guide covers everything from the first day you bring your puppy home and keeping them safe, how to understand and communicate appropriately with your puppy, to some essential go-to training guides that are easy to follow and again will enhance a mutual bond and trusting relationship between you and your puppy. The emphasis on healthy mental stimulation is such an important lesson for anyone who works with or cares for puppies and dogs.Carley Faughn, PhD, Senior Manager of Animal Care, Best Friends Animal Society
Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, this is the ultimate dog training bible that every pet parent should use. Mark’s training is both effective and compassionate. Now having used these techniques for three of my dogs at different stages in their life, I can say that they wouldn’t be the same without it. Even more important than training the dog is training the human, and the skills we’ve learned have had a significant impact on our lives.Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director, Michelson Found Animals
Additional Puppy Training Praise
Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting and often overwhelming experience. Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps offers owners an easy-to-follow path to success using positive, proven techniques. From the fundamentals like crate training to proper socialization to training the key commands for a lifetime of joyful companionship―it’s all here!Melanie Monteiro, pet safety consultant and author of The Safe Dog Handbook
Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps is an easy read that should be a mandatory reference for all new dog owners. Plus it is a great reminder for even longtime owners.Cheryl Shawver, President, Animal Actors of Hollywood
Full of valuable information for the new puppy owner, Mark’s enthusiasm balanced with a healthy dose of realism make this an easy read. As an ER vet who sees what goes wrong when training and management fail, this book is an important first step to ensuring a long and happy life for your new dog.Lisa Polazzi, DVM, Veterinarian at North Central Veterinary Emergency Center
What a wonderful resource! I wish I had had this book when I brought home my puppy. Mark is deeply engaged at both the professional and personal level with the puppy training process and that is clear with the easy to read writing style and down-to-earth approach which provides excellent practical applications covering all of the topics that any new or current pet parent should be aware of with the addition of a puppy into the family. It touches on many aspects that are usually overlooked at critical stages in your puppy’s development process. This book doesn’t just present information, instead, it guides you through all aspects of the puppy training process and sets you and your new puppy up for success together. I believe this will become an essential reference guide.Justin Anderson, General Manager, Wild Meadow Farms
What an incredible resource. I wish this book had been available when my dog was a puppy. Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps is very well written and easy to follow. I will be buying this book for friends with new puppies.Jose Valdes-Fauli, Former Bank CEO and former Director of the Bass Museum of Art and the Frost Museum of Art