Great Dog Books

Our Favorite Doggie Reads and Resources

We have read all of these books and many more!  Listed below you will find our favorite dog books about training and behavior, as well as the best books on canine nutrition, sorted into simple categories.

Best Dog Books, Canine Resources

Books on Dog Behavior

Canine Behavior, A Photo Illustrationed Handbook, by Barbara Handelman, M.Ed, CDBC

Dog Language, An Enclyclopedia of Canine Behavior, by Roger Abrantes

The ABCs of Dog Language, Learn How Dogs Communicate, by Anders Hallgren

Canine Research Books

The Dog’s Mind, Bruce Fogle DVM, MRCVs

The Wild Canids, Their Systematics, Behavioral Ecology and Evolution, by Micheal W. Fox, D.Sc., Ph,D,  BVetMed

Animals in Translation, by Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Behaviorist; and Catherine Johnson

Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals, by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Doggie Nutrition

Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats, by Kymythy Schultze, C.C.N., A.H.I

Give Your Dog a Bone, by Dr.Ian Billinghurst, B.V.Sc.(Hons), B.Sc.Agr., Dip. Ed.

Work Wonders, Feed Your Dog Raw, Meaty Bones, by Tom Longdale, Royal  Veterinary College, University of London in 1972

Peak Performance, Coaching the Canine Athlete, by M. Christine Zink, Ph.D.

Performance Dog, Nutrition, Optimize Performance with Nutrition, by Dr.Jocelynn Jacobs, DVM

The Wolf’s Natural Diet, A Feeding Guide for Your Dog?, Mogens Eliasen, DVM

Real Food, For Healthy Dogs and Cats, by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker, DVM, NMD

Puppy Training Books

Before and After Getting Your Puppy, by Dr. Ian Dunbar

Puppy Development, Another Piece of the Puzzle, Pat Hasting and Erin Ann Rouse

General Training Books

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, by Turid Rugaas

Don’t Shoot the Dog!, by Karen Prior

Be The Pack Leader, by Cesar Millan

Feeling Outnumbered, How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household, by Karen B. London, Ph.D. and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

Off-Leash Dog Play, A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun, by Robin Bennett, CPDT and Susan Briggs, CKO

The Culture Clash, A Revolutionary Way of Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs, by Jean Donaldson

Leader of the Pack, and The Other End of the Leash, by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

Clicker Training for Dogs, by Karen Prior, Multi-animal Trainer and Behaviorist

How Dogs Learn, by Mary R. Burch, Ph.D. and Jon S. Bailey, Ph.D.

Control Unleashed, Creating a Focused and Confident Dog, by Leslie McDevitt, MLA, CDBC, CPBC

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves, by Sophia Yin, D.V.M.