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.
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.
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.