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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
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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
 

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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
 

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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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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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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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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


The Dog Whisperer? Really? Sandy

The Dog Whisperer? Really? Sandy


just re-read. Nevermind.
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 
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