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Here is a recommended reading list:
- Behavior Modification Training Guide for Reactive and Aggressive Dogs (click on “Dog Training Aggression” in upper right corner); Hebert, Beverly (PDF format)
- Bringing Light to Shadow: A Dog Trainer’s Diary; Dennison, Pamela S.
- Click Your Way to Rally Obedience; Dennison, Pamela S.
- (The) Complete Idiot’s Guide to Positive Dog Training; Dennison, Pamela
- Control Unleashed; McDevitt, Leslie
- Dog Aggression Workbook; O’Heare, James.
- Housetraining: Your Happy Healthy Pet; Morn, September
- How Many Dogs?!; McMullen, Debby
- How to Right a Dog Gone Wrong; A Roadmap For Rehabilitating Aggressive Dogs; Dennison; Pamela S.
- Labrador Retrievers for Dummies; Walton, Joel
- Living With Kids and Dogs; Pelar, Colleen - Winner of the Humane Society of the United States Compassionate Care Award
- Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog; Miller, Pat
- Positive Puppy Training Works; Walton, Joel
- The Power of Positive Dog Training; Miller, Pat
- Separation Distress and Dogs; O’Heare, James.
- Training Your Labrador Retriever; Morn, September
the following booklets
- Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D.
- Feeling Outnumbered-How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D.
- The Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell
- How To Be Leader of the Pack by Patricia McConnell
- I’ll be Home Soon! How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia McConnell
- Fight by Jean Donaldson
- Mine by Jean Donaldson
- On Talking Terms With Dogs-Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas (booklet)
- Really Reliable Recall by Leslie Nelson
- Taking Care of Puppy Business by Gail Pivar and Leslie Nelson
- Management Magic by Gail Pivar and Leslie Nelson
Ruffly Speaking (Dog Lover’s Mysteries) by Susan Conant
When you need a break from the worries and stress of this world come escape into Holly’s where the man in her life is a vet, her best friend and upstairs neighbor is a psychotherapist, her dog training facility is only a short walk away and the rotten people who not only commit murder and mayhem, but are often mean to dogs as well, always get what they deserve.
Shaper by Jessie Haas
Fourteen-year-old Chad Holloway finds life intolerable when his beloved dog Shep is hit by a car, and his grandfather presumes to end the dog’s misery with a bullet. Then a good-natured outsider - an animal trainer who calls himself a “shaper” - wants the help of Chad and his annoying new dog, Queenie. But will Chad cooperate? Juvenile Fiction.
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Your Dog Tufts Univ School of Veterinary Medicine Phone: 800-829-5116
The Whole Dog Journal Note: June, 2004–Out of more than 1700 contenders, The Chicago Tribune named WDJ #11 on their list of the 50 best magazines. “WDJ endorses a distinct, positive and all-natural approach to dog care. There’s no advertising, so the monthly doesn’t mince words in its product reviews. You can count on no-fluff articles offering relevant tips, and the training and animal behavior pieces are succinct and practical.”
The How of Bow Wow - Excellent and very fun to watch DVD that covers all everything you need to know for basic obedience training and then some!
Camp R.E.W.A.R.D. for Aggressive Dogs, Pamela S. Dennison, available from Barkleigh Productions
Positive Solutions for Standard Behavioral Problems, Pamela S. Dennison, available from Barkleigh Productions
The Language of Dogs, Blue Dog Training and Behavior, LLC.
This site sells tapes with sounds for desensitizing your dog to the noises made by babies, firecrackers, thunderstorms, etc.