Recommended Books | Training Aids | Misc. | Training Other Species
A nice review of books to retain and those to weed out of any library is found in this article from the Library Journal
|Every pet owner should read:|
Shoot The Dog, by Karen Pryor
This book explains how reward-based training works, and how to use it to solve all your behavior modification problems. It's not a dog-training book; the examples from teachers and students, coaches and athletes, children and parents, bosses and employees, as well as dolphins, horses and yes dogs, too, will help you apply positive reinforcement to any need! (Available at the SJ Library)
Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, by Turid Rugaas
Body Language, A Photographic Guide, by Brenda Aloff.
A thorough guide, well-illustrated with photos, to show you how to read body language in dogs.
Other End of the Leash, by Patricia McConnell
Fascinating insight into how to better use your body language to better communicate with your dog.(Available at the SJ Library)
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
This excellent book is the best for understanding dogs as they really are, and how what's normal in "dog culture" can sometimes clash with human culture's ideas of how someone should behave!
|Also highly recommended:|
Whole Dog Journal
This monthly magazine comes packed with positive training tips, product reviews, nutrition information, and alternative health care. Subscriptions, back issues and individual articles at www.whole-dog-journal.com
|Bow Wow Dog Training Videos and DVDs. Does your dog need to learn manners and impulse control? The very popular Bow Wow dog training video series by Virginia Broitman & Sherri Lippman now includes: Fido Refined, along with The How of Bow Wow, Take a Bow Wow and Bow Wow Take Two, and The Shape of Bow Wow: Shaping Behaviors and Adding Cues. These delightful videos use the training of fantastic tricks to demonstrate basic training methods.|
Power of Positive Dog Training, by Pat Miller
Basic training information and schedule, to plan your own training for a great, well-mannered dog. (Available at the SJ Library)
cards, by Karen Pryor
S hort "recipes" for training nine different tricks with the clicker and treats. Tricks include: Find the lost keys; come when called; sit and down on cue; greet you with a high five; fetch; play hide n' seek, more. Fun way to start learning clicker training!
for Joy! by Melissa Alexander
All your questions about Clicker Training, answered.
and After You Get Your Puppy by Ian Dunbar
Fantastic resource for preparing to have the best puppy you've ever had! (Available at the SJ Library)
|Raising Puppies and Kids, A Guide for Parents, by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt and Living with Kids and Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind, by Colleen Pelar|
Unleashed, by Leslie
Does your dog have a hard time focusing on you around distractions? Is he easily-aroused and hard to settle down? Does he seem to have "ADD"? This book is written specifically for people who want to compete in agility, but anyone with this sort of dog would benefit from the exercises so clearly described in this book.
Puppy Training Works, by Joel Walton
Positive dog-friendly training techniques for raising a puppy.
for Remodeling Your Problem Dog, by Terry Ryan
Basic training and some problem solving, with great illustrations and a sense of humor!
Retrievers for Dummies, by Joel Walton and Eve Anderson
Not just for Lab owners - all dog owners will benefit from these health and training tips.
|Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs, by Suzanne Clothier. Loving, sometimes reverent essays about how dogs behave and the barriers and doorways to our understanding of them|
With Your Dog, by Peggy Tillman
Easy instructions for basic clicker training.
Cautious Canine, by Dr. Patricia McConnell
Do you have a shy dog, or one who "doesn't like some people" (or places, or other dogs, or events)? This wonderful book explains the importance of good socialization and gives clear step-by-step instructions on how to overcome shyness or fearfulness in your dog.
Be Home Soon, by Dr. Patricia McConnell
Does your dog panic when you leave? If you come home to a scene of destruction, angry messages from your neighbors about howling or barking, and an upset dog, this book on treating separation anxiety will help you!
Feisty Fido - Help for the Leash-Aggressive Dog, by Dr. Patricia McConnell
"If you have a dog who is barking and lunging at other dogs while on leash, you are not alone. It's a very common behavior problem, even if the same dog gets along well with others OFF leash. It is also a problem with a high rate of successful treatment. What you can get from this booklet is the ability to leash-walk your dog around others, whether it's down the sidewalk or at the vet clinic, knowing that your dog will walk politely by another dog, rather than causing a scene. Methods are totally positive reinforcement."
A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, by Jean Donaldson
If your dog gets growly over items in his posession - whether it's a bone, your shoe, your bed, or yourself - this booklet is what you need.
A Practical Guide to the treatment Dog-Dog Aggression, by Jean
Donaldson and Fiesty
Fido: Help for the Leash-Aggressive Dog, by Patricia McConnell &
If your dog bullies other dogs, or becomes fearful, defensive or snappy when other dogs approach, read these booklets to help you understand and prepare for a behavior modification program.
Bark Stops Here, by Terry Ryan
Dogs bark for a number of reasons, and this book will explain them all and help you control barking of all types.
to be the Leader of the Pack, by Dr. Patricia McConnell, and Take
the Lead: ALPHAbetize Yourself, by Terry Ryan
Is it your dog who decides when he's walked, where he goes, and when he wants attention from you? Not sure who in your household is calling the shots? Have a control (or "dominance") problem? These two little booklets will put you in charge of the household decision making, without resorting to violence, relying on physical strength, or risking a bite!
|Feeling Outnumbered? How to manage and enjoy a multi-dog household, by Karen London and Dr. Patricia McConnell. Use positive reinforcement methods to teach your dogs to be polite with each other as well as with you. Includes information on introducing new dogs to the household.|
With Kids and Dogs... Without Losing Your Mind, by Colleen Pelar
Doesn't the title say it all? From preparing your dog for a new family member, to introducing a new puppy to your kids, this book covers all the main considerations for living with children and dogs together.
Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love and Marriage, by Amy
A fascinating story about how a journalist researching clicker training applied the methods to her relationships with her husband, mother and friends. While your first thought might be "manipulation!" you might be surprised!
Training for Obedience, by Morgan Spector
Training for Show Dogs - Building a Relationship for Success,
by Vicki Ronchette
"The first book to focus on how to work with your show dog as your partner to get outstanding results in the ring by using positive reinforcement methods including clicker training and lure/reward methods. Written by a dog show person for dog show people!"
Are From Neptune, by Jean Donaldson
Aggression, stealing things off the counter, barking, housebreaking problems, not coming when called, fearfulness - these are just some of the many topics addressed in Jean Donaldson's book and CD-ROM, where real dog owners' questions are answered in clear, easy-to-follow text.
Dogs Magazine edited Kay Laurence
This bi-monthly magazine is filled with articles from expert clicker trainers from all over the world. "The magazine is a fascinating blend of information and discussion regarding the technology of clicker training, positive dog and puppy management, the art of canine sports from obedience to freestyle to show dog, shelter work, rescue and military. This is a feast for anyone interested in better communication with and understanding of the dogs in their lives."
|Shaper, by Jessie Haas. This is a "young adult" fiction book about a 14-year-old boy who meets a new neighbor, a dog trainer who hires him to help him develop a way of teaching clicker training. Along the way young Chad learns to enjoy the dog his family bought him after his beloved Shep was killed by a car, and to appreciate his family as well. An enjoyable book that will also help you (or your family members) understand the way that training works.|
Exxcellent books, videos and more
available through Dogwise.com
Quick-draw treat bag - snaps open with one quick motion, and can shut even more easily. Keeps
For ordering this and other items on-line, visit SitStay GoOut Store!
|Carry treats in this convenient bag from Doggone Good. This bag can clip to your belt or leash. It even has a special pocket just for your clicker, so you can keep it handy for any training situation.|
|Canine Comfort Zone, the "plug-in" device that helps calm down anxious, worried, or hyper dogs. Comfort Zone can be used to reduce or stops stress-related behavior including barking, whimpering and whining, chewing, urination and defecation. Use it for dogs who are stressed when home alone, when guests visit, when your lifestyle changes (moving, adding a family member); or for dogs who vent their excess energy in destructiveness. It is odorless and non-toxic, not a drug or tranquilizer, and does not affect humans.|
Do you have a problem controlling your dog on leash? Does your dog pull, lunge, and drag you down the street? While teaching your dog to walk politely with positive reinforcement, use a Gentle Leader head halter to save your arms and improve your relationship! The Gentle Leader works like the halter on a horse and puts all the pulling power on the dog's nose, rather than their necks, which puts you in control. See the Gentle Leader website for more information.
|New! Wag'N'Train bumper stickers|
|For all of you who have discovered the joys of clicker training: "Ask My Dog About Clicker Training!" bumpersticker.|
|KongTime, the automatic Kong-dispenser to keep your dog happily occupied while you're away! Visit ProActive Pet Products and be sure to use the special Wag'N'Train discount code: 0295-OAXD|
|Designer dog crates from Dog Crates Online.|
|The Wiz Dog system creates an indoor potty area that prevents your dog from tracking urine through your house or shredding pee pads or paper|
Clicking with Your Rabbit eBook
TAGteach Dance CD-ROM Set - teaching humans to dance, using "TAG Teach"
You Don't Say!, the training game for humans
Teaching Empathy - a book and accompanying CD describing an innovative intervention approach to Animal-Assisted Therapy Programs for Children and Families Exposed to Violence, and how it transforms family dynamics.
Schaussi's Alpen Schatz, bringing unique handcrafted doggie accessories, such as Alpine Dog collars, sturdy European leashes, and much more to the Bay Area
SitStay GoOut Store, great items, fantastic customer service!
Dogwise - "all things dog" - mostly books and videos!
Humane Society Silicon Valley's Store
In The Company of Dogs - boutique items for upper class dogs!
Little River Pet Shop, best prices on clickers on the internet!
Vallee Pet Training's DogSupplies.Com.
NK Concepts, Dog Supply Training Specialist, in Quebec, Canada.
Take a Bow...Wow! video homepage. These great videos show you how to train fun and useful tricks. They're fun and charming, and highly recommended! A new compilation of the Bow...Wow! videos is available here - repackaged to bettter explain basics and some advanced concepts of clicker training.
Ruff Rider canine vehicle restraint multi-use harness and doggy seat belts.