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All Dog Owners-Understanding Your Dog:

Culture Clash Culture Clash
by Jean Donaldson

If you only read one book, it should be this one. This book has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans. All books by this author are recommended.
The Other End of the Leash The Other End of the Leash
by Patricia McConnell

Also a classic, a must to help you understand the dog's point of view. Any books by this author are recommended.
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
by Patricia McConnell

Vital information to help owners understand the motivations behind their dog’s most baffling behaviors and how to untangle the complex web of emotions involved in the human animal bond. I especially recommend this book to new dog owners and anyone with children.
For the Love of a Dog Seminar-DVD For the Love of a Dog Seminar DVD
by Patricia McConnell

Vital information to help owners understand the motivations behind their dog’s most baffling behaviors and how to untangle the complex web of emotions involved in the human animal bond. I especially recommend this book to new dog owners and anyone with children.
On Talking Terms with Dogs On Talking Terms with Dogs
By Turid Rugas

This tiny little book provides a dog-to-human dictionary of canine body language, helping dog owners to recognize the signals that dogs use to show stress and how they diffuse it, A use fool tool for dog owners to learn how to support their dog when they are feeling distressed.
The Language Of Dogs- Understanding Canine Body Language and Other Communication Signals DVD Set
by Sarah Kalnajs

Features a presentation and extensive footage of a variety of breeds showing hundreds of examples of canine behavior and body language. Perfect for dog owners or anyone who handles dogs or encounters them regularly while on the job. Two discs, 2 hrs. and 13 min.

Training Your Dog:

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

Everyone should read this book, whether they have a dog or not! Not exclusively a dog training book - learn how to use behavioral training on people, dogs and other animals to make changes and end undesirable behavior. The basic manual for Operant Conditioning and Clicker Training. All books by this author are recommended.
Don't Shoot the Dog-Audio CD Set Don't Shoot The Dog! Audio CD Set
by Karen Pryor

The "bible" for humane, gentle animal care and a beloved resource on using positive reinforcement effectively for pet owners everywhere. Complete and unabridged, read by the author, with additional comments! 6 CD set.
Before and After Getting Your Puppy Before and After Getting Your Puppy
by Ian Dunbar

Don't get a puppy without Dr Ian Dunbar! Widely considered the "puppy expert" Dr. Dunbar gives excellent advice for selecting the right puppy as well as everything you need to know to ensure that your puppy will grow into a happy, healthy and joyful canine companion.
How To Teach a New Dog Old Tricks How To Teach a New Dog Old Tricks
by Ian Dunbar

Another classic from internationally acclaimed vet, behaviorist and trainer Dr. Ian Dunbar. These off-leash, lure-reward techniques work on puppies and adult dogs alike. Witty, humane, reliable and FUN! Revised. Any books by this author are recommended.
Family Friendly Dog Training-A Six-Week Program for You and Your Dog Family Friendly Dog Training-A Six-Week Program for You and Your Dog
by Patricia McConnell and Aimee Moore

A six-week program to get people and dogs off on the right paw! Includes trouble-shooting tips for what to do when your dog doesn't respond as expected.
The Dog Whisperer-2nd Edition The Dog Whisperer-2nd Edition
By Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate

This one was a pleasant surprise, very informative, easy to follow with step-by-step training plan. Everything an owner needs for basic training for their dog. in one book.
The Dog Whisperer volume One-Beginning and Intermediate Dog Training The Dog Whisperer Vol.1-Beginning and Intermediate Dog Training DVD
By Paul Owens

Compassionate, nonviolent beginning and intermediate dog training from the author of the popular Dog Whisperer book. Solve problems: jumping, stealing, barking, pulling on the leash, digging, and chewing; get reliable behavior without jerking, hitting, shocking, or shaking; learn clicker training for faster results; learn how to quickly wean your dog off food treats. Includes fun tricks and games to play with your dog.
The Dog Whisperer Volume Two-Solving Common Behavior Problems- DVD The Dog Whisperer Vol.2-Solving Common Behavior Problems DVD
By Paul Owens

On this 2-disc set, Paul Owens returns to offer step-by-step solutions for puppy and dog behavior problems. This follow up DVD to the hit "The Dog Whisperer: Beginning and Intermediate Dog Training" teaches viewers about problem solving for both outdoor and indoor behavior problems.
Outwitting Dogs Outwitting Dogs
by Terry Ryan

Easy and enjoyable to read and follow. Uses more brain than brawn to motivate dog behavior with positive training techniques and helps readers understand the minds of their canine friends. Focusing on preventing and correcting problem behaviors.
Get Connected with Your Dog Get Connected With Your Dog: Emphasizing The Relationship While Training Your Dog (with DVD)
by Brenda Aloff

Teaches you how to build a relationship in which the needs of both the dog and the owner are met. New ways to train your dog and to improve your understanding of how your dog perceives the communications you give to him.
Chill Out Fido-How to Calm Your Dog
By Nan Arthur

Does your dog go bonkers when the doorbell rings or when you grab the leash to take him for a walk? Getting your dog to calm down and relax is one of the most common challenges pet parents face. This two-part book will help you first identify the factors that cause this kind of behavior in dogs, then it provides you with eleven key training exercises to teach your dog how to calm down, pay attention to you, relax, and respond to every day situations with confidence and composure.
When Pigs Fly-Training Success With Impossible Dogs
By Jane Killion

Some breeds of dogs and mixes have a reputation as "impossible" to train. Hounds, terriers, and other breeds are often called pig-headed and even untrainable. Learn these "Pigs Fly" methods and take advantage of the natural strengths of these independent and intelligent dogs. Help your dog become a wonderful companion or a formidable canine athlete. Clicker and reward-based training that is fun to use.
Control Unleashed Control Unleashed-Creating a Focused and Confident Dog
By Leslie McDevitt

I Love this book! It's also available as a 4 DVD set, to use as a visual reference along with the book, which I highly recommend. This brilliant program has been widely acclaimed and is designed to help "dogs with issues" learn how to relax, focus, and work off-leash reliably in either stimulating or stressful situations.
Control Unleashed DVD Control Unleashed DVD-A Foundation Seminar 4 DVD Set
By Leslie McDevitt

Beautifully packaged in individual cases, McDevitt's 4-disc DVD set is intended to be used as a companion to the training information and instructions contained in the book, Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog.
Crate Games Crate Games-For Self Control and Motivation (DVD)
by Susan Garrett

Featuring puppies as young as 9 weeks and dogs much older, "Crate Games" gives step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to teach their dogs to LOVE their crates and sooo much more. See why Susan Garrett’s amazingly successful dog training program is now being implemented in training schools all over the world!

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