Books to Read As Soon As You Get a Dog

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Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training

Don't Shoot the Dog! The New Art of Teaching and Training

by Karen Pryor

Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:

This book introduces the idea of "clicker training," which is really an extremely focused, audible version of positive reinforcement. It's a simple method but makes a lot of sense to your dog: the right action, plus the click to reinforce the behavior, produces results.

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Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog

by Dr. Ian Dunbar

Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:

Dr. Dunbar pioneered his own style of dog training in the 1970s and has a dog-related TV show in England... while the book presents a lot of practical advice, there are also a lot of tips and tricks to master the basics (like sit and stay). Worth the read to help you develop a well-behaved puppy... who'll grow into a well-behaved dog.

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Family Friendly Dog Training:  A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog

Family Friendly Dog Training: A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog

by Patricia B McConnell; PhD and Aimee M Moore

Eric Mueller from Los Angeles, CA says:

This book lays out a six-week program, with one chapter per week. The instructions are simple and there's a great troubleshooting section, for when things don't go like you had hoped they would...

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