I recommend you stay away from any book not listed here unless you ask me first. There are many dog training books out there with many conflicting notions about training. Some may even on the surface sound logical – until you really look at what the author is telling you to do.
For everything not in bold, you can get it from Dogwise.com
My own titles (the ones in bold) you can get directly from me on my online store.
Updated & Expanded: How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
You CAN Train Your Dog; Mastering the Art & Science of Modern Dog Training by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
Bringing Light to Shadow – A Dog Trainer’s Diary by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
Training the Whistle Recall – DVD by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
Training the Whistle Recall CURRICULUM (pdf) by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
The R.E.W.A.R.D. Zone for aggressive & reactive dogs – DVD by Pamela Dennison – Order NOW!
Are You Biting Off More Than You Can Chew? Are You Really Ready to Work With Aggression Cases? (pdf or ebook) – by Pamela Dennison – Order Now!
Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs by Suzanne Clothier
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, 2nd Edition by Turid Rugaas
Calming Signals – What Your Dog Tells You DVD by Turid Rugaas. For both the book and DVD by Turid, click here
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
Don’t Lick the Dog by Wendy Wahman. GREAT book for teaching kids about how to and not to approach dogs
Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Richard Pitcairn, DVM contains diet information for many “special” cases, allergies, kidney problems, etc. He does use grains though. Ian and Kymythy do not.
Give Your Dog a Bone by Ian Billinghurst, BVS (Austrailian equivalent of a DVM), explaining the concepts of feeding a raw diet.
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Purely Positive Training by Sheila Booth
For the Advanced Reader
Learning and Behavior by Paul Chance
Behavior Modification by Miltenberger
Dogs by Coppinger and Coppinger
The Wolf by David Mech
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky
Coercion and Its Fallout by Murray Sidman
Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them by Pamela J. Reid
How Dogs Learn by by Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey
On Aggression by Konrad Lorenz
These books are for those of you that have read the other ones first – do NOT start with these books!