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One sparkling summer day, Jill Abramson brought home a nine-week-old golden retriever named Scout. Over the following year, as she and her husband raised their adorable new puppy, Abramson wrote a hugely popular column for The New York Times's website about the joys and challenges of training this rambunctious addition to their family. Dog-lovers from across the country inundated her with e-mails and letters, and the photos they sent in of their own dogs became the most visited photo album on the Times's site in 2009.

Now Abramson has gone far beyond the material in her column and written a detailed and deeply personal account of Scout's first year. Part memoir, part manual, part investigative report, The Puppy Diariescontinues Abramson's intrepid reporting on all things canine. Along the way, she weighs in on such issues as breeders or shelters, adoption or rescue, raw diet or vegan, pack-leader gurus like Cesar Millan or positive-reinforcement advocates like Karen Pryor.

What should you expect when a new puppy enters your life? With utterly winning stories and a wealth of practical information, The Puppy Diariesprovides an essential road map for navigating the first year of your dog's life.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Burbur | 10/28/2011

    " A little preachy. But interesting points on how to train your dog on bad behavior. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ellen | 10/18/2011

    " I'm sure this could be a lovely story, but the reporter style of writing is soooo boring. I give up. Sorry, I'm usually an easy to please reader. "

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