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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

If you want to understand and communicate better with your furry best friends, here are several must-reads:

•  Reverse Dog Training: A Fresh Perspective for Solving Common Problems by Christy Paxton
•   The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
•   Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore
•   Plenty in Life is Free: Reflections on Dogs, Training and Finding Grace by Kathy Sdao
•   12 Terrible Dog Training Mistakes Owners Make That Ruin Their Dog’s Behavior…And How To Avoid Them  by Suzanne Hetts

I might also suggest these titles to enhance your skills and deal with particular issues:

•   For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia McConnell
•   Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash-Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
•   On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
•   Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide by Brenda Aloff
•   Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons
•   Don’t Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training by Karen Pryor
•   Dog Training for Dummies (surprised at how good this was!)
•   The Dog Whisperer BY PAUL OWENS (the original, all-positive guy, not the guy on TV)
•   The Culture Clash and Dogs Are from Neptune by Jean Donaldson
•   Just about anything by Ian Dunbar (a founder of the modern dog training movement)
•   Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What it Teaches Us about All Animals by Karen Pryor

You can find some of these titles (including my book!) at the library, or for sale on Web sites like Dogwise, All Things Dog! and, or through the individual trainers’ Web sites (like mine!).

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Reverse Dog Training

"Reverse Dog Training: A Fresh Perspective for Solving Common Problems"

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