I HAVE searched this already, promise.(17 Posts)
I would like to read further about dog behaviour, I have every puppy training and dog trick book going, but I would like to dig a bit deeper now.
I have tried searching Mnet, in The Doghouse for threads with lists of recommended books, but I am clearly doing something wrong, as, whatever I search, I don't get the lists I look for
I am sure Ian Bradbury was mentioned? Anyone else?
I could look on Amazon reviews too, but it can be a bit of a minefield.
If anyone would just give me a few recommendations, I would be grateful.
Start with "The Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson. I also like Victoria Schade, John Bradshaw, and Ray and Lorna Coppinger.
If you're really keen, I can thoroughly recommend Sarah Whitehead's Training courses - I did the foundation behaviour one and it really is fascinating: www.cleverdogcompany.com/education-courses.html - they are distance training and great for dog owners as well as instructors.
Thank you, that's really useful, I have downloaded The Culture Clash, Think Dog (Jon Fisher, Pamela McKinnon) and In Defence of Dogs, I just needed a point in the right direction. I find dogs fascinating!
Thanks also for the link too, which I haven't read yet, but will.
No problem. You might need to take some of the John Fisher book with a bit of salt as I think he wrote that one before he completely abandoned pack theory. Still an interesting read though.
Fabulous comprehensive list of reading material right here Recommended Reading
Thanks, I will take note of the caveat re the John Fisher book, which is useful, as I am sure it rings bells as a recommended read previously in The Doghouse and has good Amazon reviews too.
Wow, what a comprehensive list, it would take me some serious reading time to get through all those books. Nevertheless, really useful, thanks, I have put in a join request to the group.
The Culture Clash and In Defence of Dogs would have been my first suggestions as well. Control Unleashed is also a good read, more agility orientated but useful general stuff in there as well.
Don't Shoot The Dog ought to be in there too I'd say
General dog books
Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know: What Dogs Think and Know by Alexandra Horowitz
Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs bycSuzanne Clothier
How dogs learn by Burch and Bailey
Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them by Pamela J. Reid
Dog Language by Roger Abrantes
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide: Interpreting the Native
Language of the Domestic Dog by Brenda Aloff
Understanding the Silent Communication of Dogs by Rosie J. Lowry
Change my mind - abandon dominance
Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction? by Barry Eaton (small but vital book - easy and interesting)
In Defence of Dogs - Why Dogs Need Our Understanding by John Bradshaw
The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
Oh Behave by Jean Donaldson
Dominance Theory and Dogs by James O'Heare
Bonding With Your Dog by Victoria Schade
The Other End of the Leash: Why we do what we do around dogs by Patricia McConnell
Dogs are from Neptune by Jean Donaldson
100 Silliest Things People Say About Dogs by Alexandra Semyonova
Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey
Before & After Getting Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar
Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore
Life Skills for puppies by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills
The Complete Idiots Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela Dennison
Unlock Your Dogs Potential by Sarah Fisher
100 Ways to Train the Perfect Dog by Sarah Fisher and Marie Miller
Doctor Dunbar's Good Little Dog Book by Ian Dunbar
Clever Dog by Gwen Bailey
Getting in Ttouch with your Dog by Linda Tellington-Jones
How to Handle Living with Your Dog by Winkie Spiers
How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin
The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
Click to Calm by Emma Parsons
Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us about All
Animals by Karen Pryor
Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pyror
Clicking with Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures by Peggy Tillman
Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs by Karen Pryor
When Pigs Fly! Training Success with Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion
Mine!: A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson
Behavior Adjustment Training: BAT for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression in Dogs by Grisha Stewart
Stress in Dogs by Martins Scholz & Clarissa von Reinhardt
Separation Distress & Dogs by James O’ Heare
Aggressive Behaviour In Dogs by James O’Heare
Aggression in Dogs by Brenda Aloff
A Guide to Living with & Training a Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs
Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell
Help For your Fearful Dog by Nicole Wilde
100 Ways to Solve Your Dog's Problems by Sarah Fisher & Marie Miller
Barking, the Sound of a Language by Turid Rugaas
How to teach a new dog old tricks by Ian Dunbar
Fight!: A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson
Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia Mcconnell
Scaredy Dog - Understanding & Rehabilitating your Reactive Dog by Ali Brown
Feeling Outnumbered - How to manage and enjoy a multi dog household by
Patricia McConnell & Karen London
Stop - How to control predatory chasing in dogs by David Ryan
Focus not Fear - Training insights from a Reactive Dog Class by Ali Brown
The Canine Commandments by Kendal Shepherd (a must for anyone with children)
The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior by Roger Abrantes
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training: Volume I, II & III by Steve Lindsay
Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt (good in particular for those doing actually training & classes)
Dogs a New Understanding of Canine Origin Behaviour and Evolution by Ray & Lorna Coppinger
Dog Behaviour: Genetics And The Social Behavior Of The Dog by John Paul Scott
Canine Neuropsychology for Dog Behaviour Counselors and Trainers by James O'Heare
Canine Behavior: A Guide for Veterinarians by Bonnie Beaver
Changing People, Changing Dogs, Positive Solutions for Difficult Dogs by Dee Ganley
Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs a comprehensive technical manual for
professionals by James O’Heare
Low Stress Handling, restraint and Behaviour modification of Dogs & Cats Techniques for developing patients who love their visits by Sophia Yin
TAKE YOUR PICK!
Oh damn I copied that from the same group as someone else linked! Whoopsy.
Brilliant thread. Thanks for this
badger - I would have been seriously impressed and eternally grateful to you for 'typing' such a list, had we not had the earlier link
I might mail MNet, see if I can get the thread title changed, so that it will bring this up on the search facility, it's a fab reference thread for those who might wish to read further.
As you've all been so brilliant at answering needastrongone's question could you help me with mine please (which you all ignored -harrumph )
Can you recommend any of the training books which would be particularly suitable for my 11 year old dd?
'What Your Dog Wants' by Karen Wild is pretty easy to follow.
'Canine Commandments' by Kendal Shepherd
I have never read any of that. Nor has my dog.
How have we survived this long?
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