The book that has shaped modern thinking about canine behavior and the relationship between dogs and humans. Dogs are NOT human. 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 cannot!
DON’T SHOOT THE DOG
Author is famous as an early dolphin trainer. Outlines 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undersirable behavior without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips – or shooting the dog; the 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training; how to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating or whatever; how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent; PLUS housetraining the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much, much more!
ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS: CALMING SIGNALS
Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals” which are signals dogs give to other dogs and humans to denote stress and to attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression.
THE POWER OF POSITIVE DOG TRAINING
Walk away from punishment-based training methods and learn how you can reward your dog to obtain and reinforce the behaviors you could only dream about achieving!
BEFORE AND AFTER YOU GET YOUR PUPPY
Dr. Ian Dunbar
Outlines everything you need to know to select the right puppy, as well as all the lessons a puppy must be taught during its impressionable early development.
THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH: WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AROUND DOGS
When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the 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.
BONES WOULD RAIN FROM THE SKY: DEEPENING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH DOGS
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.
HOW TO TEACH A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS
Dr. Ian Dunbar
These off-leash, lure-reward techniques work on puppies and adult dogs alike. Witty, humane, reliable and FUN!
WAY TO GO! HOW TO HOUSETRAIN A DOG OF ANY AGE
Karen London & Patricia McConnell
This clear, concise booklet can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good habits. In addition to a step-by-step plan to get your dog to eliminate outside and outside only, Way to Go! is loaded with practical information about how long you can expect housetraining to take, tips for knowing when your puppy needs to go outside, how to handle night time, how to clean up accidents, and how to teach your dog to eliminate on cue.
HOW TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PACK
Learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in the booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library!
And One Very Important Magazine…
THE WHOLE DOG JOURNAL
A Monthly Guide to Natural Dog Care and Training
Well-researched, in-depth articles about all aspects of dog care and training. Features natural care, diet and training advice, information about complementary therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, and homeopathy, and advice from experts in the field. They also test, review and evaluate products, a task they can take on without fear, for they are 100 percent subscriber-supported; they do not and will never carry advertising.