There is no place the saying “Knowledge is Power” is more poignant than in Dog Behavior & Training

In Dog Training...Knowledge is Power!

  • The following titles are strongly recommended for all of our Training clients

Regardless of the current situation regarding your dogs behavior…educating yourself to the finer workings and details of canine behavior and psychology, as well as the “cause & effect” your own behavior has on your dog, is crucial to ensuring your training efforts will reap positive and productive results.

These 4 books below are the very top of our Suggested Reading List for ALL dog owners!  

The Other End of the Leash - Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

A new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs.

The Other End of the Leash - Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

Applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer Dr. Patricia McConnell muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in them. Although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, and a lot gets lost in the translation--this is why much of what appears to be disobedience is simply miscommunication. Dr. McConnell teaches how to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask; why "getting dominance" over your dog is a bad idea; how dogs and humans share personality types--and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than "alphas."--Publisher description.
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The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson

A revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs

The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson

Written in Jean's inimitably informal yet precise lecture style, the book races along on par with a good thriller. The Culture Clash depicts dogs as they really are - stripped of their Hollywood fluff, with their loveable 'can I eat it, chew it, urinate on it, what's in it for me' philosophy. Jean's tremendous affection for dogs shines through at all times, as does her keen insight into the dog's mind. Relentlessly she champions the dog's point of view, always showing concern for their education and well being. Without a doubt, Jean's book is the hottest doggy item on the market.

Best Training Book Of The Year! (Maxwell Award)

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On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

Your dog is talking. Do you know what he is saying?

Don't Shoot the Dog - Karen Pryor

Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. With On Talking Terms With Dogs you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog.

Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas has made it her life work to study canine social interaction. She coined the phrase “calming signals” to describe the social skills, sometimes referred to as body language, that dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs — and also humans.
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Excel-Erated Learning - Pamela J. Reid, Ph.D.

With the freedom of understanding "how your dog learns" comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient, and enjoyable for your dog.

Excel-Erated Learning - Pamela J. Reid, Ph.D.

This book is the secret for increasing the speed and efficiency of dog training. With the freedom of understanding "how your dog learns" comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient, and enjoyable for your dog. You'll be in a position to excel-erate your dog's learning! At long last we have someone who can explain all-important learning theory and make it intriguing and interesting. Agility enthusiast, obedience competitor and psychologist Dr. Pamela Reid introduces you to cutting-edge scientific techniques in dog training including, autoshaping retrieval (i.e., teaching your dog to train herself), and "errorless discrimination learning" for teaching retrieval and directed jumping. You'll love this book?it's so useful and utterly fascinating.
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