Books to Read As Soon As You Get a Dog

shelved under Dogs and Other Pets


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.


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.


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...