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Below is a list of thought provoking and educational books.
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Dog Sense
by John Bradshaw
(How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet)

 

 


 

Plenty in Life is Free
by Kathy Sdao

 

 

 

 

Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs
by Karen Pryor

 

 

 

 

Puppy Savvy
by Barbara Shumannfang
The Pocket Guide to Raising Your Dog Without Going Bonkers

 

 

 

 

Happy Kids, Happy Dogs
by Barbara Shumannfang

 

 

 

 

BEFORE & AFTER GETTING YOUR PUPPY
by Ian Dunbar
Publisher: New World Library
Edition: 2004 Hardback, 216 pages
Summary: 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.
Price: $19.95

 

CAUTIOUS CANINE, 2ND EDITION
by Patricia McConnell
Publisher: Dog's Best Friend, Ltd.
Edition: 2005 Paperback, 30 pages
Summary: How to help dogs conquer their fears with desensitization and counter conditioning. Step by step method can be used for any problem behavior that is motivated by fear - even for people!
Price: $6.95

 

 

THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH
by Patricia McConnell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Edition: 2002 Paperback, 240 pages
Summary: 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.
Price: $13.95

 

DON'T SHOOT THE DOG
by Karen Pryor
Publisher: Bantam Books
Edition: 1999 Paperback, 188 pages
Summary: Use behavioral training on people, dogs and other animals to make changes! End undesirable behavior; learn "affection training". One of our best selling books!
Price: $14.95

 

 

CULTURE CLASH
by Jean Donaldson
Publisher: James & Kenneth
Edition: 1996 Paperback, 202 pages
Summary: New Expanded Edition! The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are NOT humans. Dogs ARE clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order live together successfully. You must read this book because your dog cannot!
Price: $17.95

 

REINFORCEMENT TRAINING FOR DOGS
by John Fisher
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing
Edition: 1992 Paperback, 29 pages
Summary: The principles of reinforcement theory as they relate to dog training. Looks at the natural behavior of dogs and shows how it can be used to the trainer's advantage.
Price: $6.95

 

HOW TO BEHAVE SO YOUR DOG BEHAVES
by Sophia Yin
Publisher: TFH
Edition: 2004 Hardback, 240 pages
Summary: 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.
Price: $22.95

 

SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTION
by Sue Sternberg
Publisher: Howell Book House
Edition: 2003 Paperback, 256 pages
Summary: Gentle, expert guidance on how to find and adopt an exceptional canine companion. From popular author, trainer and shelter owner Sue Sternberg.
Price: $16.99

 

 

WAY TO GO! HOW TO HOUSETRAIN A DOG OF ANY AGE
by Karen London & Patricia McConnell
Publisher: Dog's Best Friend, Ltd.
Edition: 2003 Booklet, 22 pages
Summary: Our newest item from Trish McConnell! How to housetrain a dog of any age! This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits.
Price: $3.95

 

 

RAISING A BEHAVIORALLY HEALTHY PUPPY
by Suzanne Hetts & Daniel Estep
Publisher: Island Dog Press
Edition: 2005
Summary: Puppyhood only comes around once. What you do during your puppy's first four months of life will have a lasting, and sometimes unchangeable impact on your dog's adult behavior. This book give you the critical knowledge you need to make the most of these formative months.
Price: $15.95

 

MINE! A GUIDE TO RESOURCE GUARDING IN DOGS
by Jean Donaldson
Publisher: Kinship Communications/SF-SPCA
Edition: 2002 Paperback, 100 pages
Summary: A practical how-to guide on resource guarding/aggression - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. From the popular author of Culture Clash, Dogs Are From Neptune.
Price: $12.95

 

 

HOW DOGS LEARN
by Mary Burch & Jon Bailey
Publisher: Howell Book House
Edition: 1999 Hardback, 224 pages
Summary: Operant conditioning is where science and dog training meet. This new book explains every scientific concept clearly and precisely, with its relevance to your dog. Includes a history of animal training, basic principles, behavioral diagnostics, more.
Price: $19.95

 

AGILITY TRICKS FOR IMPROVED ATTENTION, FLEXIBILITY & CONFIDENCE
by Donna Duford
Publisher: Clean Run Productions
Edition: 1999 Booklet, 64 pages
Summary: Nine tricks designed to make agility training more fun for you and your dog, and to improve attention, flexibility and confidence. Illustrated instructions for each trick.
Price: $11.95

 

 

DOG HEALTH AND NUTRITION FOR DUMMIES
by Chris Zink
Publisher: Hungry Minds
Edition: 2001 Paperback, 384 pages
Summary: Provides tips on canine nutrition, diet, and special food-related health problems (obesity, diabetes, etc.). Advice on exercise, recognizing and treating common maladies, and caring for the older dog.
Price: $21.99

 

REACHING THE ANIMAL MIND - CLICKER TRAINING AND WHAT IT TEACHES US ABOUT ALL ANIMALS
by Karen Pryor
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Edition: 2010 Paperback, 288 pages
Summary: Karen Pryor is recognized by modern dog trainers as the guru of the clicker/marker training movement which is now widely accepted to be the best way to train dogs, not to mention other animals. In this wonderful new book, Karen recounts her lifetime of experiences working with animals ranging from dolphins to dogs, what she has learned about training, and what animals have taught her. A great new addition to the literature on animal training by the author of the best selling book Don't Shoot the Dog.
Price: $16.00

 

 
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