Books and DVDs
BEFORE & AFTER GETTING YOUR PUPPY by Ian Dunbar
Outlines everything you need to know to select the right puppy, as well as all the crucial lessons a puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development. Dr. Dunbar presents a structured yet playful plan built around critical developmental deadlines including: housetraining and chewtoy-training; Socializing with new people; teaching reliable bite inhibition and preventing predictable adolescent problems.
HOW TO TEACH A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS by Ian Dunbar
No time like the present for training (or re-training) a dog to fit into the human world! Ian Dunbar's methods are fun and easy for all family members. These off-leash, lure-reward techniques work on puppies and adult dogs alike. Witty, humane, reliable and FUN! Revised.
SIRIUS PUPPY TRAINING BOOK AND DVD SET by Ian Dunbar
Easy to use techniques for the whole family to train the new dog...puppy or adult. Shows the new owner how to establish a bond with the dog, how to get off-leash control and teach simple commands.Important information on problem prevention and training. Breeders all over the U.S. advise their puppy-buyers to get the book and/or video! Buy the set and save.
PERFECT PAWS IN 5 DAYS DVD by Jean Donaldson
Jean teaches you how to train, so you learn skills that you can apply to other behaviors as well. You will learn how to "get the behavior," how to reward and reinforce a behavior, and then how to strengthen the behavior by building duration and adding distractions.
THE LANGUAGE OF DOGS by Sarah Kalnajs
What is your dog’s body language saying to you and to other dogs? Is he showing friendliness, fear, or stress? When does play turn to aggression? Watch a variety of breeds and mixes showing dozens of examples of canine behavior and body language. Learn how to read these signals so that you develop a better understanding of canine behavior.
VISITING THE DOG PARK - HAVING FUN, STAYING SAFE by Cheryl Smith
Dog parks can be a wonderful way to give your dog exercise as well as social and mental stimulation. They are also a great place to meet dog-friendly people and pets. Dog park design, rules of etiquette, and conflict resolution all play an important role in making your visit a positive and safe experience. Find out how to make the most of these opportunities.
HELP FOR YOUR FEARFUL DOG by Nicole Wilde
A comprehensive guide to the treatment of canine anxiety, fears, and phobias. Topics include causes and prevention, establishing a Firm Foundation program, body language, four essential skills to teach fearful dogs, desensitization and counterconditioning basics.
ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS: CALMING SIGNALS by Turid Rugaas
Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals” which are signals dogs give other dogs and humans that denote stress. These are dogs’ attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression.
CALMING SIGNALS: WHAT YOUR DOG TELLS YOU DVD by Turid Rugaas
Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals” which are signals dogs give other dogs and humans that denote stress. These are dogs’ attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog.
THE CULTURE CLASH by Jean Donaldson
The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are NOT humans. Dogs ARE clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order to live together successfully. You must read this book because your dog cannot!
CANINE BODY LANGUAGE, A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE by Brenda Aloff
Best Book Award Winner... Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text. Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life.
THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH by Patricia McConnell
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.
FOR THE LOVE OF A DOG by Patricia McConnell
Trish McConnell's latest book takes a look at canine emotions and body language. Like all her books, this one is written in a way that the average dog owner can follow but brings the latest scientific information that trainers and dog enthusiasts can use.
EXCEL-ERATED LEARNING by Pamela Reid
Explains in plain English how dogs learn and how best to teach them! Contents: Motivation, stages of learning, why study learning, science of behaviorism, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, single-event learning, factors that affect learning (timing, schedules of reinforcement), stimulus (signal) control, aversive control of behavior, negative punishment, the application of learning principles to changing behavior, social learning, and more.
BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY by Suzanne Clothier
Shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound, lifelong relationship with the dogs we love. Suzanne talks about her childhood with dogs and her relationship with them, and the differences between training and having a real relationship with your dog.
THE WHOLE DOG JOURNAL HANDBOOK OF DOG AND PUPPY CARE by Nancy Kerns
"The Whole Dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care and Training" features advice on behavior and positive training techniques, guidance about natural care and nutrition, and information about holistic care such as chiropractic, herbal remedies, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy.