RECOMMENDED DOG BOOKS

 

 

 

 

Puppy Selection, Getting A New Dog
 

  • THE ADOPTION OPTION
    Eliza Rubenstein and Shari Kalina
    (Howell Books)
     
  • THE CANINE SOURCE BOOK
    Susan Bulanda
    (Doral Publishing Company)
     
  • CHOOSING A SHELTER DOG
    Bob Christiansen
    (Canine Learning Center)
     
  • CHOOSING THE PERFECT DOG FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
    Mordecai Siegal
    (Contemporary Books)
     
  • THE PERFECT MATCH -- A Dog Buyer's Guide
    Chris Walkowicz
    (Howell Books)
     
  • PROJECT BREED
    Shirley Weber
    (Network for Ani-males and Females)
     
  • THE PUPPY PRIMER
    Brenda Scidmore and Patricia McConnell, PhD.
     
  • THE PUPPY REPORT
    Larry Shook
    (Lyons & Burford)
     
  • THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU
    Daniel Tortora, PhD
    (Fireside/Simon & Schuster)
     
  • SAVE THAT DOG!
    Author: Liz Palika
    (Howell)


Raising A Puppy, Basic Dog Training

  • CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
    Jack and Wendy Volhard
    (Howell Books)
     
  • CATCH YOUR DOG DOING SOMETHING RIGHT
    Author: Krista Cantrell
    (Plume Books)
     
  • CHOOSE TO HEEL
    Dawn Jecs
    (Legacy by Mail)
     
  • DOG TRAINING -- THE GENTLE MODERN METHOD
    David Weston
    (Howell)
     
  • FROM GOOD PUPPY, TO GREAT DOG!
    Robin Kovary
    (Direct Book Service)
     
  • HOW TO TEACH A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS
    Author: Dr. Ian Dunbar, PhD, MRCVS
    (James & Kenneth Publishers)
     
  • MAKING FRIENDS -- TRAINING YOUR DOG POSITIVELY
    Linda Colflesh
    (Howell)
     
  • "PAW-SITIVE" DOG TRAINING
    Allan Bauman
    (Kind Words Desktop Publishing)
     
  • THE PERFECT PUPPY
    Author: Gwen Baily
    (Reader's Digest)
     
  • PLAYTRAINING YOUR DOGS
    Author: Patricia Gail Burnham
     
  • THE TOOLBOX -- FOR REMODELING PROBLEM DOGS
    Terry Ryan
    (Howell)
     
  • WHAT ALL GOOD DOGS SHOULD KNOW
    Jack Volhard and Melissa Bartlett
    (Howell)
     
  • YOUR DOG'S LIFE
    Deborah Loven Gray
    (Harper Collins)


Intermediate and Advanced Dog Training, Dog Behavior,
Learning Theory and Behavior Modification

  • A BEHAVIOR SAMPLER
    Gary Wilkes
    (Sunshine Books)
     
  • ADVANCED SCHUTZUND
    Ivan Blabanov & Karen Duet
    (Howell)
     
  • BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION -- IN APPLIED SETTINGS
    Alan Kazdin
    (Brooks/Cole)
     
  • CANINE AND FELINE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
    Benjamin and Lynette Hart
    (Lea & Febiger)
     
  • CLICKER TRAINING FOR OBEDIENCE
    Morgan Spector
    (Sunshine Books)
     
  • CULTURE CLASH
    Jean Donaldson
    (James & Kenneth)
     
  • DOG BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING
    Compiled by Lowell Ackerman, DVM
    (T.F.H)
     
  • DOG PROBLEMS -- THE GENTLE, MODERN CURE
    David Weston & Ruth Ross
    (Howell)
     
  • THE DOG THAT LOVED TOO MUCH
    Nicholas Dodman
    (Bantam Books)
     
  • THE DOG WHISPERER -- A COMPASSIONATE,
    NONVIOLENT APPROACH TO DOG TRAINING
    Paul Owens      
    (Adams Media)
     
  • DOGS ARE FROM NEPTUNE
    Jean Donaldson
    (James & Kenneth)
     
  • DOGS BEHAVING BADLY
    Nicholas Dodman, PhD
     
  • DOGS ON THE COUCH
    Dr. Larry Lachman, PhD

     
  • THE DOMESTIC DOG
    Edited by James Serpell
    (Cambridge University Press)
     
  • DON'T SHOOT THE DOG
    Karen Pryor
    (Bantam)
     
  • EXCEL-ERATED LEARNING
    Pamela J. Reid, Ph.D.
     
  • HELP! THIS ANIMAL IS DRIVING ME CRAZY
    Daniel Tortora, Ph.D.
    (Wideview)
     
  • HOW DOGS LEARN
    Mary Burch, PhD & Jon Baily
     
  • MANUAL OF CANINE BEHAVIOR
    Valerie O'Farrell
    (British Small Animal Veterinary Assoc.)
     
  • OWNER'S GUIDE TO BETTER BEHAVIOR IN DOGS (2nd edition)
    William E. Campbell
    (Alpine)
     
  • PET BEHAVIOR BOOKS
    Association Of Pet Behavior Counsellors
     
  • PURELY POSITIVE TRAINING -- COMPANION TO COMPETITION
    Sheila Booth
    (Podium Publications)
     
  • READINGS IN COMPANION ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
    Victoria L. Voith, DVM, Ph.D. and Peter L. Borchelt, Ph.D., Editors
    (Veterinary Learning Systems)
     
  • SCHUTZHUND OBEDIENCE: TRAINING IN DRIVE
    Sheila Booth with Gottfried Dildei
    (Podium)
     
  • SMART TRAINIERS, BRILLIANT DOGS
    Author: Janet R. Lewis
     
  • SO YOUR DOG'S NOT LASSIE
    Betty Fisher and Suzanne Delzio
    (Harper Perennial)
     
  • TEACHING CLICKER CLASSES: AN INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE
    Dr. Deborah Jones, PhD
     
  • UNDERSTANDING AND TRAINING YOUR DOG OR PUPPY
    H. Ellen Whiteley, DVM
    (Crown Trade Paperbacks)


Tricks

  • COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO FUN AND TRICKS WITH YOUR DOG
    Author: Sarah Hodgson
    (Alpha Books)
     
  • DOG TRICKS
    Authors: Mary Ann Rombold Zeigenfuse and Jan Walker
    (Howell/MacMillan)
     
  • DOG TRICKS
    Authors: Arthur J. Haggerty & Carol Lea Benjamin
     
  • HOW TO TEACH YOUR OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
    Author: Ted Baer
    (Barron's)


Working Dogs, Dog Sports and Activities

  • DECOYS AND AGGRESSION -- A Police K9 Training Manual
    Stephen A. Mackenzie
    (Detselig Enterprises Ltd.)
     
  • SCHUTZHUND OBEDIENCE:  Training in Drive
    Sheila Booth with Gottfried Dildei
    (Podium)
     
  • TRAINING YOUR DOG -- For Sport & Other Activities
    Charlotte Schwartz
    (TSH)


Health and Medical Reference Books

  • UCDAVIS SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE -- BOOK OF DOGS
    Mordecai Siegal
    (Harper Collins)
     
  • WHAT'S THE DIAGNOSIS?
    Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
    (Howell)


Canine-Human Bond

  • ANIMALS AS TEACHERS AND HEALERS
    Susan Chernak McElroy
    (New Sage Press)
     
  • ROSIE, A VISITING DOG'S STORY
    Stephanie Calmenson
    (Clarion)
     
  • WOMAN'S BEST FRIEND
    Barbara Cohen and Louise Taylor
    (Little, Brown)


Fiction & Mysteries

  • THIS DOG FOR HIRE
    ... and numerous other titles
    Carol Lea Benjamin
     
  • A NEW LEASH ON DEATH
    ... and numerous other titles
    Susan Conant


Pet Loss & Bereavement

  • ABSENT FRIEND
    Lee
     
  • A FINAL ACT OF CARING
    Montgomery
     
  • COPING WITH SORROW ON THE LOSS OF YOUR PET
    Moira Anderson, M.Ed.
    (Alpine Publications) ant
     
  • EUTHANASIA OF THE COMPANION ANIMAL
    Susan Cohen and Others
     
  • GOOD-BYE MY FRIEND -- GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A PET
    Montgomery
     
  • HEALING THE PAIN OF PET LOSS -- LETTERS IN MEMORIAM
    Editor: Kymberly Smith
    Publisher: Charles Press
     
  • HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOSS OF A LOVE
    Cosgrove
     
  • LOSING YOUR DOG -- COPING WITH GRIEF WHEN A PET DIES
    Mickie Gustafson
    (Bergh Publishing)
     
  • THE LOSS OF A PET
    Wallace Sife, PhD
    (Howell)
     
  • PET LOSS -- A THOUGHTFUL GUIDE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
    Herbert A. Nieburg and Arlene Fischer
    (Harper & Row)
     
  • PET BEREAVEMENT: HELP FOR GRIEVING PET OWNERS
    Editor: Ruth R. King
    (Kings Medical Information Service)
    E-mail
    (610) 948-9261
     
  • WHAT TO DO WHEN A LOVED ONE DIES
    Eva Shaw
    (Dickens Press)


Books About Dogs Online

  • DOGS ON THE WEB
    Audrey Pavia and Betsy Sikora Siino
    (Mispress/Henry Holt & Co.)


Booklets & Pamphlets

  • A DOG AND A DOLPHIN -- AN INTRO TO CLICK & TREAT TRAINING
    Karen Pryor
    (Sunshine Books)
     
  • BABY TRAINING YOUR OTHER BABY
    Liz Teal
    (ASPCA)
     
  • CALMING SIGNALS IN DOGS
    Turid Rugaas
    (Legacy)
     
  • CLICKER WORKBOOK:  BEGINNER'S GUIDE
    Dr. Deborah Jones, PhD
     
  • DOCTOR DUNBAR'S GOOD LITTLE DOG BOOK
    Dr. Ian Dunbar, PhD, MRCVS
     
  • THE FEARFUL DOG: Easing Its Fright
    Victoria Voith, DVM, PhD & Peter L. Borchelt, PhD
    (Gaines / Veterinary Learning Systems)
     
  • HOW TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PACK
    Patricia B. McConnell, PhD
    (608)767-2435
     
  • JUST PLAIN CLICKER SENSE
    M. Shirley Chong
     
  • LADS BEFORE THE WIND
    Karen Pryor
    (Sunshine Books)
     
  • MANAGEMENT MAGIC
    Leslie Nelson, Gail Pivar & The Staff Of Tails-U-Win!
    (860)646-5033
     
  • MISBEHAVIOR OF AN ORGANISM
    Bob Baily, PhD & Marion Baily, PhD
     
  • PET BEHAVIOUR BOOKLETS
    Association Of Pet Behavior Counsellors
     
  • REINFORCEMENT TRAINING FOR DOGS
    John Fisher
     
  • SHIRELY'S CLICKER TRAINING LESSONS - THE SIX LESSONS
    M. Shirley Chong
     
  • THE PUPPY PRIMER
    Terry Ryan


Resource Books for NYC Dog Owners

  • THE GREAT NEW YORK DOG BOOK
    Deborah Loven
    Harper/Collins
     
  • THE NEW YORK DOG OWNERS GUIDE
    Martha Kaplan
    City & Company
     
  • THE DOGS GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY
    Jane Rohman
    Richmond Press


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Robin Kovary is the American Dog Trainers Network helpline director
 and canine behavioral consultant.