Good Dog Books

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The New Knowledge of Dog Behavior by Pfaffenberger

Adam’s Task, by Vicki Hearne.

How to Speak Dog by Dr. Stanley Coren

The Dog’s Mind, by Dr. Bruce Fogel — helpful for understanding
some of the physiology/psychology of dogs

Your Dog and You by  Eberhard Trumler

Training..A Manual by Konrad Most

Understanding Your Dog by Dr Michael Fox

Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff

For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell

Building Blocks for Performance
The Vohard Method of Open and Utility Training
So Your Dog’s Not Lassie
The Art of Raising a Puppy
Training and Explaining
Towards the PhD for Dogs
Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog
The Other End of the Leash
Purely Positive Dog Training
Bones Would Rain from the Sky

– Anything by the Monks of New Skete, also the works of Leon F Whitney
Joel McMains. Brian Kilcommons, Job Michael Evans, and Carol Lea Benjamin

If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, Steven Lindsay’s three-volume tomb on dog behavior is an extremely thorough analysis of the scientific data available. Dry as all get out to read, but as with Adam’s Task, well worth it.
Anything by Job Michael Evans or by Carol Benjamin
Add to that Carol’s mentor..Captain Haggerty
They were speaking common sense and balance long before
we had National Geographic or Animal Planet

“The Latchkey Dog” by Jodi Andersen
“Beyond Basic Dog Training” by Diane Baumann
“Good Owners, Great Dogs’ by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
“My Smart Puppy” by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
“Surviving Your Dog’s Adolescence” by Carol Lea Benjamin
“Final Hope” by Stephen Joubert

“Teaching Dog Obedience Classes” a step by step manual; Jack
Volhard – Gail Fischer

How to be your dog’s bet friend; Monks

When good dogs do bad things; Matty Margolis

Good dogs- great owners; Kilcommons

The Koehler method of dog training; William Koehler 1966

Dog training by Bash; Bashkim Dibra

Training the hunting retriever; Bill Tarrant

The mentally sound dog; Gail Clark Ph.D

21 days to a trained dog; Dick Maller/Jeffrey Feinman

The Art of raising a puppy; Monks

Here is an oldie: Dog obedience training manual – Vol (1) Basic
training; Kathryn Braund

A workbook of dog obedience lesson plans Nov-Utility
Beginning Manual and Advanced Manual; JoAnne Carson/Lois R Coryell

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