Recommended Reading

I highly recommend the following books. Everyone should read at least a few of them. They will really help strenghten the relationship and communication between you and your dog.

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Dogs Are From Neptune by Jean Donaldson

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell

The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell

Feisty Fido - Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog by Patricia McConnell & Karen London

Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor

Bringing Light to Shadow by Pam Dennison

Positive Dog Training by Pam Dennison

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Ruggas

The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

Click To Calm by Emma Parsons

Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dogby Pat Miller

Before and After Getting Your New Puppy by Ian Dunbar

Positive Puppy Training Works by Joel Walton

Dogs Behaving Badly by Nicholas Dodman

Bones Would Rain From The Sky by Suzanne Clothier

Here are some great websites to check out. There is lots of good information and/or articles on them.

EXCELLENT article on Dog Psychology 101

Dog Aware - Great information on feeding and health problems!

Dragonfly Training Levels - Wonderful info on training levels to complete and articles on dominance etc.

Shirley Chong

The Flying Dog Press - Worth reading - He Just Wants to say "Hi""

Clicker Solution Traing Articles

I am not a fan of Cesar Milan of the TV show "The Dog Whisperer". Here are a couple of articles that mirror my thoughts.

Talk Softly and Carry a Carrot or a Big Stick? SPCA article - click on "Whispering About it" under the archive list on the right.

The Anti-Cesar Millan - Ian Dunbar's been succeeding for 25 years

Pack of Lies a NY Times article

If you can't get the above article at the link above, I have copied and pasted it here

I have posted the books as links to Dog Wise or Barnes & Nobles just so you can look at them in further detail. They are just where I usually buy my books. I do not make any money off of the selling of these books. They are just listed here as books I liked and feel are worth reading.

I do not always agree with all of each authors recommendations in all situations but in general I like their approaches to working with dogs. For example, Suzanne Clothier does not like head halters and I use one on my dog and absolutely love it and I've seen them work wonderfully on many other dogs. Any piece of equipment must be used in the correct manner and on the right dog.

I am a strong believer in positive training, as you could probably tell by the book titles.

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