We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of books and online sites for those who would like to further their understanding of our reward-based training approach, nutrition, well care and more.
PURELY POSITIVE TRAINING by Sheila Booth
Train your dog the positive way! Special instructions for companion dogs, competition obedience, agility and Schutzhund. Clearly explains both theory and technique.
THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO POSITIVE DOG TRAINING, 2ND EDITION by Pamela Dennison
Fascinating insights into how dogs learn and communicate, proven pointers for training without punishment and expert tips for incorporating training into your daily routine.
THE PUPPY PRIMER by Patricia B. McConnell and Brenda Scidmore
Want to be your puppy’s best friend and have a dog who is polite, happy and well-mannered? This easy–to–read book emphasizes humane and effective ways to start your pup out on the right paw.
BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY—DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH DOGS by Suzanne Clothier
Shows us how to find a deep connection with another being and to receive an incomparable gift: a profound lifelong relationship with the dogs we love.
DON’T SHOOT THE DOG by Karen Pryor
Use behavioral training on people, dogs and other animals to make changes! End undesirable behavior; learn “affection training.”
THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH by Patricia McConnell
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.
ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS: CALMING SIGNALS by Turid Rugaas
Yawning, lip licking, sneezing and even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals dogs use to communicate with one another. With “On Talking Terms With Dogs,” you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog.
ANIMALS IN TRANSLATION by Temple Grandin
One of the world’s most celebrated animal scientists merges a lifetime of study with her extraordinary perceptions as an autistic person in a groundbreaking book that revolutionizes the understanding of how animals think and feel.
THE NEW WORK OF DOGS: TENDING TO LIFE, LOVE AND FAMILY by John Katz
Profiles a dozen relationships from NJ towns between dog family members and human surrogates. The book presents a vivid portrait of a community—and, by extension, an entire nation—that is turning to our pets for emotional support and stability in an ever-changing and uncertain world.
Tawzer Dog www.tawzerdog.com—Instructional and informational training videos that can be rented or purchased.
Dogwise www.dogwise.com—Best in educational books, ebooks, DVDs, CDs and streaming videos
GETTING IN TTOUCH WITH YOUR DOG by Linda Tellington-Jones
Practical guide on how to use TTouch for your dog.
THROUGH A DOG’S EAR by Joshua Leeds and Susan Wagner
Using the latest science on how dogs hear and react to sound, psycho-acoustic expert Joshua Leeds and veterinary neurologist Susan Wagner bring you a treasury of practical tools for enhancing the lives of our best friends. It includes a CD of music demonstrated in clinical trials to calm 70% of dogs in kennels and 85% in households.
THE TELLINGTON TTOUCH by Linda Tellington-Jones with Sybil Taylor
A simple, circular touch can make a dramatic difference in the way an animal feels and acts, accomplishing everything from repairing a horse’s injured leg to quieting a compulsively barking dog. The Tellington TTouch combines many of the advantages of traditional veterinary medicine and therapeutic bodywork in a unique form of animal healing and training anyone can use on cats, dogs, birds, horses, even reptiles and other exotic animals.
LIVING WITH A DEAF DOG by Susan Cope Becker
Training advice, facts and resources about canine deafness caused by genetics, aging and illness.
THERAPY DOGS by Kathy Diamond Davis
Training your dog to reach others.
Behavior Adjustment Training
BAT 2.0 by Grisha Stewart
Book for dog aggression, frustration and fear.
For Serious Readers
CULTURE CLASH by Jean Donaldson
This book has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and how the relationship between dogs and humans has been revised. Dogs are NOT humans. Dogs are clever and complex creatures that humans need to take the time to understand in order to live together successfully. You must read this book because your dog sure can’t!
EXEL-ERATED LEARNING—EXPLAINING HOW DOGS LEARN AND HOW BEST TO TEACH THEM by Pamela Reid Ph.D.
Motivation, stages of learning, operant conditioning, factors that affect learning, negative punishment … in plain English … at last! Select the methods that work best for you.
UNLOCK YOUR DOG’S POTENTIAL: HOW TO ACHIEVE A CALM AND HAPPY CANINE by Sarah Fisher
A guide to achieve a calm and happy canine using the TTouch method.
For Families With Feisty Fidos
HOW TO RIGHT A DOG GONE WRONG—A ROADMAP FOR REHABILITATING AGGRESSIVE DOGS by Pamela S. Dennison
A roadmap for rehabilitating any dog that has aggressive tendencies. Readers will gain an understanding of the causes of aggression and the various ways of dealing with it.
BRINGING LIGHT TO SHADOW—A DOG TRAINER’S DIARY by Pamela S. Dennison
Follow the journey of a second-hand Border Collie and his professional dog trainer/owner in this warts-and-all diary of their lives over 18 months. Every owner or trainer who has ever lived or worked with an aggressive dog will gain new insights from Shadow.
CAUTIOUS CANINE—HOW TO HELP DOGS CONQUER THEIR FEARS by Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D.
Learn how to help dogs conquer their fears with desensitization and classical counterconditioning. Discover exactly what triggers your dog, then apply this step-by-step method used by thousands of dogs and their owners to overcome problem behavior that is motivated by fear.
FOOD for Thought
GIVE YOUR DOG A BONE by Dr. Ian Billinhurst
Deals exclusively with feeding dogs. It is written for people who want easy-to-read, common-sense guidance on feeding their dogs for maximum health, least cost and least impact on our environment.
NATURAL NUTRITION FOR DOGS AND CATS—THE ULTIMATE DIET by Kymythy R. Schultze C.C.N.,A.H.I.
There are an estimated 60 million dogs and 70 million cats living as beloved companions in this country alone and feeding pets is a multibillion-dollar business. A significant proportion of pet owners are now turning to holistic health care to prevent disease and enhance their pets’ well-being. The foundation of holistic care is optimal nutrition. Our own doctors extol the virtues of eating fewer processed foods and adding more fresh foods to our diet if we wish to enjoy good health. Certainly, our dogs and cats deserve the same consideration.
PET FOOD POLITICS by Marion Nestle
Pet Food Politics reads like a detective story in which each new clue points to a greater crime than the one we started out investigating. Marion Nestle makes an overwhelming case for the inadequacy of our present system of monitoring food safety.
FOOD PETS DIE FOR by Ann N. Martin
This authority on the commercial pet food controversy has written the first book to expose the hazards of commercial pet food.
THE NATURE OF ANIMAL HEALING by Martin Goldstein D.V.M.
A guide to pet health by a holistic veterinarian whose clinic is renowned for its pioneering alternative therapies sheds new light on the various causes of disease.
NATURAL HEALTH FOR DOGS AND CATS by Richard H. Pitcairn, D.V. M. Ph.D. and Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Groundbreaking text on holistic dog and cat care.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NATURAL PET CARE by CJ Puotinen
In this revised edition of her groundbreaking work, CJ Puotinen gives animal lovers even more of the information they’ll need to care for their dogs and cats.
THE GOLDSTEINS’ WELLNESS & LONGEVITY PROGRAM by Robert S. Goldstein, V.M.D. and Susan J. Goldstein
The Goldsteins share the benefits of their easy-to-follow, integrative program for keeping canine and feline friends feeling vibrant.
THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING by Dr. Marty Goldstein
The author of “The Nature of Animal Healing” provides an integrative medicine guide to a higher state of well-being.
Just for Fun!
101 DOG TRICKS by Kyra Sundance
The largest trick book on the market and the only one presenting full-color photos of each trick and its training method.
CLICK YOUR WAY TO RALLY OBEDIENCE by Pamela S. Dennison
Using quick, easy, positive methods with a clicker and rewards, Pam Dennison explains how you can train your own dog to excel in Rally.