Having a properly socialized and well-trained dog will make both you and your dog much happier and your household much calmer. Below are some excellent books on surviving the puppy stage, and dog training using positive reinforcement. These books are great for new
puppy owners as well as owners of adult dogs. We highly recommend you get one of them. They are
invaluable in raising a well-socialized dog.
Before You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar
Covers your puppy's first three developmental deadlines:
1) your doggy education,
2) the search and selection for
a suitable puppy and how to assess it's developmental status,
3) teaching household manners during your puppy's first
week at home.
After You Get Your Puppyby Ian Dunbar
This book discusses your puppy's next three developmental
deadlines. Learn how to socialize your puppy and teach it
household manners. Get your puppy to have a soft mouth with
no nipping or biting, and introduce your dog to the world
Get introduced to the power of positive training. This readabale, entertaining book introduces you to the why's and how's of clicker training, from choosing a treat and timing the click to training a trick.
Cesar's way is really a training program for dog owners. He says dogs rely on three key elements in their lives: exercise, discipline, and affection. "Problem dogs" can be attributed to "problem owners," owners who don't understand and misinterpret their dog's behavior.
This book from the famed "Dummies" series shows you how to select the right training method for your puppy or adult dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Topics include Understanding your dog’s mind, Recognizing why positive reinforcement training is key, Mastering basic training, Surviving the puppy period, Dealing with doggie don’ts, Seeking expert outside help, and more.
This is a step-by-step training manual and a philosophical discussion of the spiritual benefits of owning a dog. The book covers naming the puppy, training with eye contact and jingling keys, establishing the best sleeping arrangements, even dealing with pet loneliness.
Sprite: A Dog Lover's Story of Joy and Anguish
An honest and heart-wrenching story about a family's bond
with their beloved dog, Sprite, and the journey they went
through when Sprite fell ill and they had to say good bye.
This book will touch your heart, dog lover or not.
If you want instant access to start training your dog right
this minute, there are some terrific dog
training e-books and audio courses that you can
download. Below is a list of the best dog e-books
we have found to teach you how to stop bad dog behavior
Downloadable Dog Training and Obedience E-Books and Audio
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