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Books We Recommend

Books are a great way to get an overview and introduction to a topic. We have organized books that we like by topic. This is not a comprehensive list, but it’s a great place to get started!  For complicated or dangerous behaviors, be sure to consult with a local humane trainer for additional support. 

General training

How 2 Train A _______, Patricia Barlow-Irick 

Don't Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor

Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior, Roger Abrantes

Plenty in Life is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace, Kathy Sdao

Mind Games for Dogs, Sarah Whitehead

The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners, Grisha Stewart

The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training, Gail Fisher

When Pigs Fly: Training Success with Impossible Dogs, Jane Killion

Carrots and Sticks: Principles of Animal Training, Paul McGreevy and Robert Boakes 

 

Raising puppies

 

Perfect Puppy in Seven Days, Dr. Sophia Yin

 

Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog, Dr. Kenneth Martin and Debbie Martin

 

Control Unleashed: The Puppy Program, Leslie McDevitt

 

The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Guide to Early Training and Care, Paul Owens and Terence Cranendonk

 

Life Skills for Puppies: Laying the Foundation for a Loving, Lasting Relationship,  Helen Zulch

 

Training adolescent dogs


Juvenile Delinquent Dogs: The Complete Guide to Saving Your Sanity and Successfully Living with your Adolescent Dog, Sue Brown

 

Families with children and dogs

 

Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing your Mind, Colleen Pelar

 

Raising Puppies and Kids Together: A Guide for Parents, Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt

 

How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid, Dr. Sophia Yin


Please Don't Bite the Baby (and Please Don't Chase the Dogs): Keeping our Kids and our Dogs Safe and Happy Together, Lisa Edwards

 

Dogs with special needs

 

A Deaf Dog Joins the Family: Training, Education, and Communication for a Smooth Transition, Terrie Hayward

 

Through a Dark Silence: Loving and Living with Your Blind and Deaf Dog, Debbie Bauer

 

Behavior modification for common undesired behaviors

 

Feisty Fido:  Help for the Leash Reactive Dog, Patricia McConnell and Karen London

 

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training the Crazy Dog from Over the Top to Under Control, Laura VanArendonk Baugh

 

Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers, Ken Ramirez, editor

 

Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, Malena Demartini-Price

Chill Out Fido!, Nan Kené Arthur 

 

The Science of Animal Learning and Behavior

The Science of Consequences: How they Affect Genes, Change the Brain, and Impact our World, Susan Schneider

Coercion and its Fallout, Murray Sidman

 

Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog: The Classic Study, John Paul Scott and John J. Fuller

 

Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior: The Scientific Study  of Canis Familiaris,  Alexandra Horowitz, editor

 

The Social Dog: Behavior and Cognition, Juliane Kaminski and Sarah Marshall-Pescini, editors

 

The Power of Reinforcement, Stephen Ray Flora

 

How To Think Like a Behavior Analyst: Understanding the Science That Can Change Your Life, Jon Bailey and Mary Burch

 

Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement, Ken Ramirez

 

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