Best Dog Training Books
Here you will get Best Dog Training Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love
Author: by Zak George
Published at: Ten Speed Press; 1st Edition (June 7, 2016)
A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist). Zak George is a new type of dog trainer.
A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy levelleading to quicker results and a much happier pup. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training guide that includes: Choosing the right pup for you Housetraining and basic training Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, andmost of allfun!
2. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond
Author: by Cesar Millan
Published at: Three Rivers Press (January 1, 2009)
From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their livesas well as those who have already brought a dog homeCesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, “Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!” It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years.
Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.
Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.
Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar’s friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.
The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)
Author: by Monks of New Skete
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; Revised edition (June 29, 2011)
The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America’s most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide-brilliantly distilled-the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs.
This new edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.
4. Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog
Author: by Zoom Room Dog Training
Published at: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
Children Will Take the Lead with Fun & Easy Dog Training TechniquesEvery child wants a dog, yet not every child-or even grown-up! Is equipped to take on the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. But with the help of Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, your child will have fun being in charge!
Dog Training for Kids breaks down lessons and tutorials in simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids will have everything they need to be caring and responsible dog owners: Basic Training Lessons including Stopping Unnecessary Barking, Potty & House Training, Obedience, Leash Training, Crate Training Essential Commands including Sit, Stay, Heel, Drop It Clever Tricks including Roll Over, Speak, High Five, and Leap Super Fun Games including Obstacle Course, Frisbee, Tunnel And More – Equipment List, How to Train Your Dog to Be Calm at the Vet, How to Dog Proof Your Home Whether young dog lovers will be raising puppies, adopting rescues, or getting their first dogs, this all-in-one book will give them the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their well-behaved furry friends.
6. Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days
Author: by Brandon McMillan
Published at: HarperOne; Reprint edition (October 2, 2018)
The celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dogfrom spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescueinto a model companion in just seven days. Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, “unadoptable” shelter dog.
In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problemsultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a forever family.
Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basicsbuilding trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques.
From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors.
7. Zak George's Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog: Proven Solutions to the Most Common Training Problems for All Ages, Breeds, and Mixes
Author: by Zak George
Published at: Ten Speed Press (July 9, 2019)
A compassionate, modern, science-based approach to help you (and your dog! With common training problems Zak George takes his dedication to humane and effective dog training from the screen to the written page. Dr. John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB, coeditor of Decoding Your Dog Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs.
In this problem-based guide, he makes it easy to look up and solve the exact behavioral issue that you’re struggling withwhether you’re dealing with a new puppy, an adult dog you’ve had for years, or a recently adopted rescue. He also helps you prevent many of these problems from becoming established in the first place.
Packed with case studies and examples from Zak’s videos so you can see his dog and puppy training tactics in action, this book contains step-by-step instructions for dealing with: Chewing Jumping up Barking Play biting Begging Not listening Thunderstorm phobia Separation anxiety Aggression And much more!
8. The Puppy Primer
Author: by Patricia B. McConnell
Published at: McConnell Publishing; 2nd edition (February 23, 2010)
Trainer favorite!Engaging, humorous and easy to follow, the updated Puppy Primer is packed with positive reinforcement tips and tricks, special topics and more. This updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer is used by thousands of trainers across the U.S.
New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. It’s tone is upbeat and encouraging, yet it is chock full of even more useful information that every puppy owner needs.What’s new?
Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, “sit” while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to “sit” when company comes to the door! While it s almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners especially important in today’s economy.
It’s the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo! Expanded sections/special topics include: – Socialization – Positive Reinforcement – House Training – Crate Training – Handling/Collar Touch – How to Stop Unwanted Behavior – Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears – How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control – How Not to Play!
9. Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement
Author: by Larry Kay
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Reprint edition (September 25, 2012)
Training the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.
Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of bad habits.
Illustrated with step-by-step photographs, the book covers hand-feeding; crate and potty training; and basic cuessit, stay, come hereas well as more complex goals, such as bite inhibition and water safety. It shows how to avoid or correct typical behavior problems, including jumping, barking, and leash-pulling.
Plus: how to make your dog comfortable in the worlda dog that knows how to behave in a vet’s office, is at ease around strangers, and more. In other words, the best dog ever.
10. Doggie Language: A Dog Lover's Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend
Author: by Lili Chin
Published at: Summersdale; Illustrated edition (October 6, 2020)
Dogs communicate with so much more than barks and tail wags, and misreading doggie body language makes life challenging for dogs and their humans. This small but mighty book is your perfect illustrated guide to seeing and understanding the subtle visual cues and interpreting the behaviours used by your beloved pup to express how they’re feeling.
The more we notice and listen to what our dogs are trying to tell us, the more we can improve our relationship with our best friends, helping them to feel safe and happy.
11. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right
Author: by Sophia Yin
Published at: Cattledog Publishing; 1st edition (August 1, 2011)
Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad’s puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too.
Dr. Yin’s positive-reinforcement program leads to a strong bond between you and your pup from day one. Buy your copy today and get started! This is like no other puppy book you’ve seen before. With over 400 photos it visually takes you through the steps needed to potty train, socialize, and provide your puppy with life skills.
And it ensures that your puppy will enjoy behaving well, because it teaches owners how to make good behavior fun. It’s not just about teaching your puppy manners, it’s a step-by-step recipe for bonding with your puppy, learning to communicate with him, and preparing you pup for life!
With Dr. Yin’s approach your puppy will learn more in a week than many dogs learn in a year! Dr. Marty Becker”America’s Veterinarian”Resident veterinarian on Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz ShowAuthor of 20 pet books including “Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual”Raising a puppy successfully takes patience and dedication but the process can be made a whole lot easier by reading Sophia Yin’s excellent book, Perfect Puppy in 7 Days.
12. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog (Dog Tricks and Training, 1)
Author: by Kyra Sundance
Published at: Quarry Books; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2007)
101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly.
Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems, while Build on it! Ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill. Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge.
Organized by theme, it’s easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from: Chores, such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your Leash Funny tricks, such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the Piano Dancing, such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line Kicks Love, such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family.
13. The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever: A Step-by-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts
Author: by Larry Kay
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
Show off your dog!And let your dog show off, too! Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should knowfetch, paw shake, roll overto stunts that will delight your friends and family, from dance routines to flying disc acrobatics.
You’ll even learn the tricks behind filmmaking with dogs to create your own movie magic and performance showstoppers. And there are benefits far beyond the wow factor. Teaching your dog tricks will not only reveal more of your dog’s real personality, including hidden talents, it will also improve your pet’s behavior, reinforce socialization, prevent boredom and restlessness, and instill your pet with greater confidence.
And dramatically enrich the relationship the two of you already share.
14. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
Author: by Patricia B. McConnell
Published at: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (January 1, 2003)
Learn to communicate with your dogusing their language Good reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners. The Washington Post An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogssharing insights on how man’s best friend might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them.
After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation.
This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover: How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog Why the advice to get dominance over your dog can cause problems Why rough and tumble primate play can lead to troubleand how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief How dogs and humans share personality typesand why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than alpha wanna-bes!
15. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)
Author: by Monks of New Skete
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; Revised edition (September 1, 2002)
For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date.
The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners-and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds.
Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that “understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion” with your dog. How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed?Male?Female?Puppy or older dog?
To fit your lifestyle Where to get-and where not to get-a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy-when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog’s physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live – in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her lifeIn its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners.