Dog Behavior and Training Books

For those interested, the following is a list of books that I've have found helpful. As you read these always keep in mind that there is no one way - no "magic bullet" - to training dogs. Each of these books has useful information, but no one book has all the right answers for your dog. Read each one, taking from it the information that is useful to your dog/family relationship.

General Care Guides

  1. ASPCA Complete guide to dogs -- Sheldon L. Gerstenfeld, V.M.D.
  2. HSUS -- Complete Guide to Dog Care -- Marion Lane and HSUS Staff
  3. ChildProofing Your Dog -- Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
  4. The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats -- Prevention Magazine Editors
  5. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook -- Delbert G. Carlson, D.V.M. and James M. Giffin, M.D.
  6. First Aid for Dogs - An Owner's Veterinary Guide -- Andrew Gardiner

Puppy related

  1. BEFORE you get your puppy -- Dr. Ian Dunbar
  2. AFTER you get your puppy -- Dr. Ian Dunbar
  3. Positive Puppy Training Works -- Joel Walton, CPDT

Training Guides

  1. Labrador Retrievers for Dummies -- Joel Walton
  2. How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks -- Dr. Ian Dunbar
  3. Manners for the Modern Dog -- Gwen Bohnenkamp

Behavioral Guides

  1. HELP! My Dog has an Attitude -- Gwen Bohnenkamp
  2. Mine! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs -- Jean Donaldson
  3. Feisty Fido -- Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog -- Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D.
  4. The Cautious Canine -- How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears -- Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
  5. I'll be Home Soon! -- How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety -- Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
  6. How to be the Leader of the Pack... and have Your Dog Love You For It! -- Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
  7. Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household -- Karen B. London and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

Books on the Dog/Human relationship

  1. The Culture Clash -- A revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs -- Jean Donaldson
  2. Bones Would Rain from the Sky -- Deepening our relationship with Dogs -- Suzanne Clothier


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