Training


  • Don’t Shoot The Dog, by Karen Pryor

    Gives a clear and entertaining explanation of on positive reinforcement training and how it works
    - with people, and of course with animals.


  • Clicker Basic for Dogs and Puppies, by Carolyn Barney
    This handy reference is meant to back up what you learn in class and to guide you through the weeks between classes.


  • The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog, by Terry Ryan
    The focus of this book is the family dog including the interactions between kids and dogs, household management strategies, common behavioral problems and training games the whole family (and dog!) can enjoy.


  • Excel-Erated Learning-Explaining How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them, by Pamela Reid, PhD
    The book explains animal learning in a manner that is easily understood and entertaining. You’ll be in a position to excel-erate your dog’s learning.


  • Positive Perspectives - Love your Dog, Train Your Dog, by Pat Miller
    Positive Perspectives gives you information on day-to-day living with dogs in small easily understood “bites”. Find out how to prevent problems before they occur, train without force with fun and treats and much more to live happily with your dog.


  • The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson, James & Kenneth Publishers
    An incredible book by an outstanding dog trainer. Donaldson makes a powerful case for thinking in terms of behavior modification rather than the older and more anthropomorphic dominance models of dog training.


  • The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
    The book teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.


Dog Adoption


  • Love Has No Age Limit by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD & Karen B. London, PhD
    The book tells you everything you need to know about welcoming an adopted adolescent or adult dog into your family.


  • Do Over Dogs, Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life  by Pat Miller
    The book includes chapters on bringing the new dog home to give her the best introduction to her new life, as well chapters on modifying unwanted behaviors.


  • Successful Dog Adoption by Sue Sternberg
    Gentle, expert guidance on how to find and adopt an exceptional canine companion.


Human - Dog Relationship and Communication


  • Play Together Stay Together - Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs, by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
    The book describes how play is powerful stuff, and it has a profound influence on your relationship with 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.


  • Bones Would Rain From The Sky by Suzanne Clothier
    In the book Suzanne talks about her childhood with dogs and the differences between training and having a real relationship with your dog.


  • The Power of Positive Dog Training, by Pat Miller
    The book demonstrates how you can train your dog, have fun, and build a lasting relationship at the same time.


On Line Resources


  • Family Paws® Parent Education  Dogs & Storks
    Information for the expectant parent, set your family up for success before baby arrives.


  • Family Paws® Parent Education Dogs & Toddlers
    Information for parents with toddlers, ideal program for families with dogs and babies who are soon to be crawling or walking.


  • Dr. Ian Dunbar shares his knowledge www.Dog Star Daily
    Free website for dog lovers — a daily magazine with news, blogs, and articles about dog behavior, and a comprehensive digital dog training textbook.



  • Whole Dog Journal, www.WDJ
    A monthly guide to natural dog care and training.


Dog Training Books and DVDs



  • Dogwise Publishing, www.training books, ebooks, dvds
    The audience for our published titles include dog owners, trainers, breeders, dog sports competitors, veterinarians, shelters, and dog-related professionals.