Would you like to understand your dog better? Love dogs and can’t get enough of stories about how dogs make life special? There are many great books written to help you understand and train dogs better. This list is just a taste of what is out there. This is a short list of the top 5 titles that made the list of favorite books to read for dog lovers in a recent informal poll taken in a couple of my most active Facebook dog groups (30,000+ members).
- The Other End Of The Leash by Patricia B McConnell, Ph.D. This book was at the top of the list as a favorite book. I am currently reading it now. This book written by an Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer is a great book to help understand how our human body language translates to dogs and affects how they behave in response to us. It is an interesting book to help connect with your dog in a way that they can easily understand.
- Plenty In Life Is Free by Kathy Sdao. This book was written by an Asssociate Certified Animal Behaviorist. It focuses on the humane treatment of animals and the effect of training in a more positive manner. The author has 26 years of full-time experience in animal training. She runs Bright Spot Dog Training in Tacoma, Washington.
- Top Dog: The Story Of Marine Hero Lucca by Maria Goodavage. This is the true story of a military working dog who served in two bloody wars. It is a heartwarming story of the bond between a dog and its handlers and the traumas that these dogs endure. The author is a New York Times Bestselling author.
- From Bird Brained to Brilliant by Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell. The author left law practice to become a full-time dog trainer. She owns Bona Fide Dog Academy LLC in Omaha NE. This book focuses on sporting dogs. This book delves into understanding the sporting dogs instincts and how to train them effectively.
- When Pigs Fly: Training Success With Impossible Dogs by Jane Killion. The author breeds and shows Bull Terriers. This book is highly recommended by many volunteers that work with rescue dogs and dogs that seem challenging.
I am always trying to learn better ways to communicate and understand my dogs and my client dogs. If you have any great books to add to this list, I would love to hear about them. The books pictured above are the books on my current reading list.
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