Reading List

General Books on “Positive” Training

Donaldson, Jean. Culture Clash.

Donaldson, Jean. DVD Perfect Paws in 5 Days.

Dunbar, Ian. Before and After getting Your Puppy.

Fisher, Susan. So your Dog’s not Lassie: Tips for Training Difficult Dogs and Independent Breeds.

Garrett, Susan. Crate Games for Self control. (also on DVD)

Kearns, Nancy. The Whole dog Journal Handbook of Dog and Puppy Care.
(also online version monthly issue of Whole dog Journal –

McConnell, Patricia. How to be the Leader of the Pack…and Have your Dog Love You for it!

McConnell, Patricia. Other end of the Leash.

McDevitt, Leslie. Control Unleashed the Puppy Program.

Miller, Pat. The Power of Positive Training.

Miller, Pat. Positive Perspectives 2.

Pryor, Karen. Clicker Training for Dogs.

Rugaas, Turid. On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals.
(Also has DVD – Calming Signals: What your Dog Tells you”)

Yin, Sophia. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days. (also can obtained as ebook)

Specialty Topics:

Aloff, Brenda. Canine Body Launguage.

Aloff, Brenda. Aggression in Dogs. Practical Management, Prevention and Behavior Modification.

Clothier, Suzanne. Finding a Balance: Issues of power in the human dog relationship. Flying Dog Press

Clothier, Suzanne. Understanding and Teaching Self Control. Flying Dog Press.

Clothier, Suzanne. The Seven C’s: A guide to training and relationships. Flying Dog Press.

Clothier, Suzanne. Body Posture and Emotions: Shifting Shapes and shifting minds. Flying Dog Press.

Donaldson, Jean. Mine.

Donaldson, Jean. Dog are from Neptune.

Eaton, Barry. Hear Hear: Guide to Training a Deaf Dog.

Jacobs, Debbie. A Guide for Living with and Training a Fearful Dog.

Livine, Caroline. Living with Blind Dogs.
(Also DVD. New Skills for Blind Dogs)

McConnell, Patricia. Cautious Canine.

McConnell, Patricia: Feeling Outnumbered: How to Manage and Enjoy a Multi Dog Household. (Also in DVD)

McConnell, Patricia: Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog.

McConnell, Patricia. I’ll be Home Soon.

McDevitt, Leslie. Control Unleashed.

Miller, Pat. Play with Your Dog.

Murray, Louise. Vet Confidential: An Insiders Guide to Protecting Your Pet’s Health.

Nordensson, Stewart & Kelley, Lydia. Teamwork – Training Manual for People with Disabilities.

O’Driscoll, Cathrine. Shock to the System: Facts About Animal Vaccination, Pet Food and How to Keep Your Pets Healthy.
(DVD: In Search of The Truth About Dogs: Introduction to Natural Canine Health)

Palika, Liz. Purbred Dog Rescue Adoption.

Palika, Liz. The Ultimate Pet food Guide: Everything you need to know about feeding your dog or cat. (Pet food information also listed in the Whole dog Journal online)

Parsons, Emma. Click to Calm. Healing the Aggressive Dog.

Pelar, Colleen. Living with Kids and Dogs Without Losing Your Mind.

Rugaas, Turid. My dog pulls what do I do?

Wild, Nichole. Help for your Fearful Dog: A Step by Step Guide to Help Your Dog Conquer his Fears.

Wood, Debora. Help for your Shy Dog: Turning Your Terrified Dog into a Terrific Pet.


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