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    Reccomended reading...

    I thought now would be a good time to post a selection of training books I enjoy and recommend. I'll try to list them by subject

    Basic training:

    COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO POSITIVE DOG TRAINING, 2ND EDITION
    by Pamela Dennison

    THE DOG WHISPERER, 2ND EDITION
    by Paul Owens

    GOOD OWNERS GREAT DOGS
    by Brian Kilcommons & Sarah Wilson

    DR. DUNBAR'S GOOD LITTLE DOG BOOK
    by Ian Dunbar

    DR. DUNBAR'S GOOD LITTLE DOG BOOK
    by Ian Dunbar

    RAISING PUPPIES AND KIDS TOGETHER - A GUIDE FOR PARENTS
    by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt

    APDT'S TOP TIPS FROM TOP TRAINERS - 1001 PRACTICAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR SUCCESSFUL DOG CARE AND TRAINING
    by Association of Pet Dog Trainers

    TAKE THE LEAD - LEADERSHIP EDUCATION FOR ANYONE WITH A DOG
    by Terry Ryan

    UNDERSTANDING & TEACHING SELF CONTROL
    by Suzanne Clothier

    GOOD DOG! - KIDS TEACH KIDS ABOUT DOG BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING
    by Evelyn Pang & Hilary Louie




    Comunication:

    ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS - CALMING SIGNALS, 2ND EDITION
    by Turid Rugaas

    TALES OF TWO SPECIES - ESSAYS ON LOVING AND LIVING WITH DOGS
    by Patricia McConnell

    DOG LANGUAGE - AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CANINE BEHAVIOR
    by Roger Abrantes

    DOG PLAY - UNDERSTANDING PLAY BETWEEN DOGS AND BETWEEN DOGS AND PEOPLE DVD
    by Patricia McConnell

    FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG - UNDERSTANDING EMOTION IN YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND
    by Patricia McConnell
    Item: DTB968



    Specific Problems

    CAUTIOUS CANINE - HOW TO HELP DOGS CONQUER THEIR FEARS, 2ND EDITION
    by Patricia McConnell

    HELP FOR YOUR FEARFUL DOG - A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELPING YOUR DOG CONQUER HIS FEARS
    by Nicole Wilde

    SCAREDY DOG! - UNDERSTANDING AND REHABILITATING YOUR REACTIVE DOG, REVISED EDITION
    by Ali Brown


    FOCUS NOT FEAR - TRAINING INSIGHTS FROM A REACTIVE DOG CLASS
    by Ali Brown

    BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS IN DOGS
    by William Campbell

    CLICK TO CALM - HEALING THE AGGRESSIVE DOG
    by Emma Parsons

    DOG BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS - THE COUNSELOR'S HANDBOOK
    by William Campbell

    HOW TO RIGHT A DOG GONE WRONG - A ROADMAP FOR REHABILITATING AGGRESSIVE DOGS
    by Pamela Dennison

    TAKE THE LEAD - LEADERSHIP EDUCATION FOR ANYONE WITH A DOG
    by Terry Ryan

    PREDATION IN FAMILY DOGS - PREDATION, PREDATORY DRIFT AND PREPAREDNESS SEMINAR DVD
    by Jean Donaldson

    HELP! I'M BARKING AND I CAN'T BE QUIET
    by Suzanne Hetts

    WHAT DO I DO WHEN MY DOG PULLS DVD
    by Turid Rugaas

    HELP FOR YOUR SHY DOG
    by Deborah Wood

    THE BARK STOPS HERE
    by Terry Ryan

    SURVIVING YOUR DOG'S ADOLESCENCE
    by Carol Lea Benjamin

    I'LL BE HOME SOON! - HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT SEPARATION ANXIETY
    by Patricia McConnell

    WAY TO GO! - HOW TO HOUSETRAIN A DOG OF ANY AGE
    by Patricia McConnell and Karen London


    Understanding canine behavior Theory:

    EVOLUTION OF CANINE SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, 2ND EDITION
    by Roger Abrantes

    DOMINANCE THEORY - ARE WE THROWING THE BABY OUT WITH THE BATHWATER? DVD
    by Pamela Reid, Phd

    CULTURE CLASH
    by Jean Donaldson



    Carla
    "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control" Proverbs 29:11

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    C, is it okay to add to the list?

    If so, I would add:

    If Bones would Rain from the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
    Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz
    Reaching the Animal Mind by Karen Pryor
    Maggi and Cracker, Dog about Rosedale


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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I'd also add The Other End of The Leash by Patricia McConnell.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    The Power of Positive Dog Training ~ Pat Miller

    Purely Positive Dog Training -- Companion to Competition ~ Sheila Booth

    Playtraining Your Dog ~ Patricia Gail Burnham


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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Here's a fantastic article- http://www.askdryin.com/dominance.php

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I would say The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell and The Puppy Whisperer by Paul Owens. Excellent books.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Patrica McConnell Phd, the author of "The Other End of the Leash" has a blog that deiscusses her trials and tribulations with her dogs etc. Since we keep referring to her book, it seems we should also be reading this at: http://www.theotherendoftheleash.com/

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Can anyone recommend any reading mats for raising abandoned puppies? We rescued a little 4wk( she's 6wks now) puppy and I'm not sure if there is anything I need to be doing to ensure we dont' have any MAJOR behavior problems

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I was shocked that I didn't see "Don't Shoot the Dog" by Karen Pryor. Great Book.
    Also, "EXCEL-ERATED LEARNING - EXPLAINING HOW DOGS LEARN AND HOW BEST TO TEACH THEM" by Pamela Reid, PhD. A bit on the dry side, but a great read.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt
    Getting in TTouch with your Dog by Linda Tellington-Jones
    Not a book, but a video: Patient Like the Chipmunks

    Big agree on Bones Would Rain from the Sky and Reaching the Animal Mind


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    The Dog Whisperer? Really? Sandy


    just re-read. Nevermind.
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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Note: This sticky is not a place to post your blogs, your e-books or the rest of your spam. The last five posters here (prior to me, you understand) have been permanently banned.

    The first thing I check every morning when I get on line is to see who's been leaving trash in our stickies. (And as far as I'm concerned, that's every bit as ugly as it sounds.)

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I would like also to add the following books:

    1. A Teen Dog Expert Teaches You to Raise and Train the Perfect Pal by Kate Eldredge with Debra M. Eldredge

    2. Dog Training For Dummies by Jack and Wendy Volhard (it's seems to be weird bu this one helped my 12 years daughter to establish a new way of communication with her Labrador Retriever)

    3. The Key To Communication Between Humans and Canine by Cheryl S. Smith

    4. Training Your Dog Positively by Linda Colflesh

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I'm about a 1/3 into Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz and it has opened up a new world for me. Not necessarily in terms of training (not yet) but scientifically and appreciation for my pup and her world.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    At 7, it may be an up and coming health issue. Thyroid would be the first to come to mind, but I'd also look at a tick titre, eye check (particularly glaucoma) and a good thorough heart check.



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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    We own three and only three great dog books so far:
    There's a puppy in the house (Mike Wombacher)
    Mother knows best (Carol Lea Benjamin)
    The Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I've read a couple of these and hope to soon have all of them. Starting a dog training business very soon and there are some specific issues I don't much (or any) experience with. I also want to read the basic/signature books of several trainers.


    Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog by Ian Dunbar

    The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

    Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor

    The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training by Paul Owens

    The Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care by Paul Owens

    Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin

    Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book by Ian Dunbar

    The Dog Whisperer Presents - Good Habits for Great Dogs: A Positive Approach to Solving Problems for Puppies and Dogs by Paul Owens

    Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals by Karen Pryor

    For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia McConnell

    The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs by Jean Donaldson

    The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia McConnell

    Do Over Dogs: Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life (Dogwise Training Manual) by Pat Miller

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

    Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household. by Karen B. London Ph.D.

    Raising Puppies & Kids Together: A Guide for Parents by Pia Silvani

    The Cautious Canine-How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia McConnell

    Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs by Grisha Stewart

    Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention & Behaviour Modification by Brenda Aloff

    Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell

    Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson

    I'll be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety. by Patricia McConnell
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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    pawzk9 mentioned it, but Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt. "Look At That" is so amazingly awesome. I was training a young hyper easily distracted boxer at a park and within 15 mins of LAT he was laying down (without having been cued in any way to do so) calmly looking at the things that just 15 minutes before had him lunging, whining, pulling, obsessing, and spinning out of control. It was his first time doing LAT, sure to get better with more practice and generalization.
    Denali & Kaytu, 8 year old Siberian Huskies. Azuma, Silken Windhound puppy.
    RIP Amaze-Bobb, 13 year old toy poodle.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Nice lists. Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    I'd like to add: "Congratulations, It's a Dog" by C Caroline Coile, PH.D.

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    Re: Reccomended reading...

    Quote Originally Posted by laylaxcousen View Post
    The dog whisperer series is my favorite. I will surely recommend it to anyone.
    I assume you mean the Paul Owens books, not CM?
    Denali & Kaytu, 8 year old Siberian Huskies. Azuma, Silken Windhound puppy.
    RIP Amaze-Bobb, 13 year old toy poodle.

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