Great Books for beginners and experienced dog owners alike!
These our some of our favorite books ever written on dog training, behavior and care...

Culture Clash Culture Clash - by Jean Donaldson
This is our favorite book ever written on understanding dogs! Get rid of your dogs-are-like-humans thinking and learn to appreciate the TRUE strengths and abilities of your canine companions. Find out what really makes a dog tick, what motivates him and how to get the behavior you are looking for. A MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY DOG OWNER!
Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar Before and After Getting Your Puppy - by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Outlines everything you need to know to select the right puppy, as well as all the crucial lessons a puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. In clear steps, with helpful photos and sidebars, Dr. Dunbar presents a structured yet playful plan built around six critical developmental deadlines. This book covers household etiquette and includes homework schedules.
After You Get Your PuppyAFTER You Get Your Puppy - by Dr. Ian Dunbar
Now that you have your puppy, the clock is ticking and you need to meet three more Developmental Deadlines before your puppy is five months old! Covers Household Etiquette; Home Alone; Socialization with People; Learning Bite Inhibition; The World at Large; Homework Schedules, and a shopping list of books and videos. If you have a puppy, this book is a MUST!
Dog-Friendly Dog Training Dog-Friendly Dog Training - by Andrea Arden
Humane, user-friendly and dog-friendly training methods. Contents: what is Dog-friendly dog training; tools to help you teach; housetraining; improve your dog's social life; basic manners; behavior problems; and an excellent resource section.
Raising Puppies and Kids Together Raising Puppies and Kids Together - by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt
Learn how to socialize your puppy and the best training methods for a polite and well-mannered dog. Includes important rules to teach your child and how to keep your child's behavior from being misinterpreted by the dog. This is an essential guide for anyone who wants a safe, sane, and happy household.
Don't Shoot The Dog Don't Shoot The Dog - by Karen Pryor
A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids, even yourself--without yelling, threats, force, punishment...or shooting the dog.
How To Behave So Your Dog BehavesHow To Behave So Your Dog Behaves - by Sophia Yin
If you want a well-behaved dog, you're going to have to modify your own behavior in order to modify his. Dr. Yin's positive approach to correcting and training your dog's behaviors will help you see the world from your dog's perspective and provide the necessary training tools to effect astounding behavioral changes.
How To Teach A New Dog Old TricksHow To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks - by Dr. Ian Dunbar
These off-leash, lure-reward techniques work on puppies and adult dogs alike. Witty, humane, reliable and FUN! No time like the present for training (or re-training) a puppy or adult dog to fit into the human world! Dunbar's methods are fun and easy to apply for all family members.
The Other End of The LeashThe Other End of the Leash - by Patricia McConnell
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages. Combines true stories, scientific perspective and professional dog training tips.
Outwitting DogsOutwitting Dogs - by Terry Ryan
From world-renowned dog trainer Terry Ryan, with Kirsten Mortensen. Focusing on problem solving and prevention with puppies as well as adult dogs, you'll find techniques to cure: the chronic chewer, the leash puller, the dog who jumps on people, the dog who hates to be left alone, the dog who won't come, the dog who barks too much, the biter, the aggressor, and more.
Clicker Training For DogsClicker Training for Dogs - by Karen Pryor
Turn your pet into a great dog with easy, all-positive clicker training. Clicker expert Karen Pryor shows you how to use clicks and treats to teach your dog good manners (including walking without pulling and sit to greet), housetraining, obedience, games and tricks! If your dog has been labeled untrainable, stubborn, independent, etc... this is the solution you've been searching for!
Click For Joy Click For Joy - by Melissa Alexander
Winner of the Dog Writer's Association of America's Award, Best Training & Behavior Book of 2003! Clear and accurate answers for over one hundred commonly asked questions about clicker training in one essential reference. Packed with information for experienced trainers and newcomers alike!
Clicking With Your DogClicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step In Pictures - by Peggy Tillman
The answer for all pet owners who want a dog to be a real partner and friend. Step-by-step illustrations explain the clicking process more clearly than ever before. Here's the pet-friendly way to teach your dog good manners and great tricks - without punishment or force.
Dogs Are From Neptune Dogs Are From Neptune - by Jean Donaldson
A sequel to Culture Clash, this book includes case histories for many typical problems people have with their dogs and presents multiple practical approaches to dealing with them. This book is cutting-edge, innovative and humane!
Mine! A Guide To Resource Guarding In DogsMINE! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs - by Jean Donaldson
A practical how-to guide on resource guarding/aggression - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, Behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization.
Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog AggressionFIGHT! Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson
A practical guide to the treatment of dog-dog aggression. This down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behavior modification to retrain a dog that bullies other dogs, or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. Includes descriptions of common types of aggression, assessing prognosis, remedial socialization, on-leash manners training, proximity sensitivity, play style and skills, resource guarding, and prevention.
Feisty Fido: Help For The Leash Aggressive DogFeisty Fido: Help For The Leash Aggressive Dog by Patricia McConnell & Karen London
This booklet is designed for anyone, novice or professional, who works with dogs who are aggressive to other dogs on leash. Chock full of practical solutions to a common problem, the ideas within will help you change an out-of-control barker, lunger and growler into a polite neighborhood citizen using positive reinforcement!

Cautious CanineCautious Canine (2nd Edition) - by Patricia McConnell
Step by step instructions to help you dog get over his fear of unfamiliar people. ***If you want to use the program for something besides a dog who's afraid of strangers, just substitute the relevant species and problem and go from there. It can be used to get over fear of the vet, a ceiling fan, whatever - as long as the behavior problem is motivated by fear.
Help For Your Shy DogHelp For Your Shy Dog - by Deborah Wood
Contents include: Understanding: The First Step on the Road to Recovery; Socialization: Teaching Your Dog to Cope; Little Things Mean a Lot; Training: The Best Gift You Can Give Your Dog; Tips for Training a Shy Dog; More of the Real World; The Worst Behaviors: Uncontrolled Urination, Nervous Defecation and Fear-Biting; Adding a Second Dog; Fun, Games and Activities. Each chapter is illustrated with a case history of a formerly shy dog.
Canine Aggression Workbook - 3rd EditionThe Dog Aggression Workbook - by James O'Heare
The Dog Aggression Workbook is an interactive guide for guardians of dogs who behave aggressively. The workbook presents a systematic and highly efficient and effective, positive reinforcement-based approach to understanding, assessing and changing aggressive behaviors in dogs.
Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook - 5th EditionCanine Separation Anxiety Workbook (5th Edition) - by James O'Heare
A complete guide to understanding and treating canine separation anxiety. Designed to provide the reader with the tools needed to understand and treat CSA. Comprehensive, with a full discussion on stress and stress management. Workbook is flexible, exploring alternative approaches to treatment.

WAY TO GO! HOW TO HOUSETRAIN A DOG OF ANY AGEWay To Go! How To Housetrain A Dog Of Any Age by Karen London and Patricia McConnell
This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits. In addition to a step-by-step plan to get your dog to eliminate outside and outside only, Loaded with practical information about how long you can expect housetraining to take, tips for knowing when your puppy needs to go outside, how to handle night time and how to teach your dog to eliminate on cue.
Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine BehaviorDog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior - By Roger Abrantes
Why dogs do what they do and how we can express ourselves so our dogs can understand us better. Follows the traditions of school of ethology founded by Konrad Lorenz, based on research observations and study. Organized in alphabetical order and cross-referenced; illustrated with excellent black and white line drawings.
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming SignalsOn Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals - by Turid Rugaas
Practical understanding of the dog's body language, especially signals used to maintain the social hierarchy and to resolve conflict within the pack. If we can carry these skills over to our own interactions with dogs, we can greatly improve our relationships with dogs. A practical, down-to-earth, logical understanding and use of the body language of dogs.
Excel-erated LearningExcel-erated Learning - by Pamela Reid
Explains in plain English how dogs learn and how best to teach them! Contents: Motivation, stages of learning, why study learning, science of behaviorism, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, single-event learning, factors that affect learning (timing, schedules of reinforcement),stimulus (signal) control, aversive control of behavior, negative punishment, the application of learning principles to changing behavior, social learning, and more.
Dogs Bite: But Balloons and Slippers Are More DangerousDOGS BITE: But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous
by Janis Bradley

Dogs enhance the lives of million more people than even the most inflated estimates of dog-bite victims. It's not even close! Gain a new perspective on this issue and learn strategies to minimize the number of bites that do occur.
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health For Dogs & CatsDr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health For Dogs & Cats
by Richard and Susan Pitcairn

How to choose a healthy animal, dozens of recipes for delicious, economical, healthful pet food--with completely updated tables, charts and nutritional guidelines, how to give your pet a checkup, what's really in pet foods--and which ones to avoid to ensure your pet's best health, special diets for special pets, a guide to handling emergencies that includes techniques for external heart massage, artificial respiration and control of bleeding, plus a Quick Reference section that gives specific instructions for preventing, diagnosing and treating a wide range of animal diseases and disorders. Approach is drug-free and holistic with special attention to homeopathic and alternative remedies and treatments.

Also be sure to check out these journals and magazines:
bark magazine  whole dog journal training

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