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Rose Tropeano-Digilio's Recommended Dog Training Books

Rose Tropeano-Digilio
The list author says: "This list contains dog training books that I found helpful"
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
"This is probably one of the best books on canine behavior, body language and ethiology. Dr. McConnell's writing is both intellectually stimulating and humorous at the same time. By using examples of life with her own dogs and that of her clients, McConnell instructs the reader on how to teach and understand dogs in everyday situations."
Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs
"Suzanne provides a refreshing look at understanding how dogs think. She focuses more on building a relationship with your dog and less on giving out hard and fast methods for training basic behaviors."
The Loved Dog: The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior
The Loved Dog: The Playful, Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior
"Tamar provide easy, non-challenging ways to work with you dog. Her methods are gentle and thoughtful providing the reader with lots of new ideas and techniques that easy to follow for novice trainers."
Petfinder.com The Adopted Dog Bible: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog
Petfinder.com The Adopted Dog Bible: Your One-Stop Resource for Choosing, Training, and Caring for Your Sheltered or Rescued Dog
"Brought to you by Petfinder.com, Saunders provides and in-depth thoughtful look on how to find the perfect dog for your family. A must read for anyone looking for a new dog or puppy."
When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs
When Pigs Fly!: Training Success with Impossible Dogs
"Excellent book for those readers working with terriers and hounds. Killion provides easy-to-follow instructions for shaping behaviors using a clicker- from the basics, sit/stay, come, etc. to the more complex."
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
"Awesome book with great pictures that show you exactly how to train each and every trick - all 101 of them. A must have for anyone who enjoys "stupid pet tricks"."
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend
"Another great book by McConnell - stories are heartfelt and humorous and provide insight on how to understand your best friend."
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
"Learn clicker training and shaping behaviors from the master - Karen Pryor."
Play Together, Stay Together - Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs
Play Together, Stay Together - Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs
"Thoughtful book on understanding the importance of playing with your dog and how to do so safely and effectively."
Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog
Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog
"Great book for people considering doing agility or canine sports with a reactive or easily excitable dog. Leslie provides new and innovative ways of teaching dogs to work effectively with their owners in close proximity to other dogs or while in the agility ring."
Tales of Two Species: Essays on Loving and Living with Dogs
Tales of Two Species: Essays on Loving and Living with Dogs
"Sentimental look on Trisha's life with dogs - very enjoyable read."
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems
"I may not agree with all of Cesar's methods, but the book does have some interesting thoughts."
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats
"Excellent guide for the health and nutrition of dogs and cats"
The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook: A Step-by-Step Interactive Curriculum to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook: A Step-by-Step Interactive Curriculum to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
"Another great book from Sundance. Has DVD that shows in depth instructions for training 30 tricks. Includes flash cards that are great for putting on your refrigerator or wall."
Off To A Good Start: A Manual for Raising Your New Puppy
Off To A Good Start: A Manual for Raising Your New Puppy
"Excellent book if you're thinking about adding a puppy to your family. Thompson goes through many different methods and clearly explains the pro's and cons of each."
Really reliable recall: Easy to follow steps to train your dog to come to you when it really counts
Really reliable recall: Easy to follow steps to train your dog to come to you when it really counts
"Must have pamphlet and DVD that teaches you how to teach your dog an effective emergency and everyday recall. In my opinion the best method for developing a recall in every situation, including distractions."
Successful Dog Adoption
Successful Dog Adoption
"Great book for learning how to assess a dog (or puppy's) temperament prior adopting a dog."
Great Dog Adoptions: A Guide for Shelters
Great Dog Adoptions: A Guide for Shelters
"Excellent guide for shelter workers - provides in depth instructions on temperament testing."
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs
"In depth instructions on developing a counter - condition protocol for dogs with resource guarding issues. Due to complex instructions - I recommend this book for trainers or people who have additional knowledge of canine body language and behavior."
How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication
How To Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication
"Great book. Has one of the best definitions of the different "growls" in the back glossary that I've seen posted. Also has a good glossary of canine body language with well drawn pictures to match."
Legacy of the Dog: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide Revised and Updated, 2nd Edition
Legacy of the Dog: The Ultimate Illustrated Guide Revised and Updated, 2nd Edition
"Well illustrated book with beautiful pictures of over 200 breeds of dogs."
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
"Great pictures of dogs displaying different behaviors, etc."
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs
The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understanding the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs
"Haven't finished yet, but highly rated by other's who have studied dog behavior."
Shaping Success (The Education of an Unlikely Champion)
Shaping Success (The Education of an Unlikely Champion)
101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding
101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog: Make Your Dog a Superdog with Sports, Games, Exercises, Tricks, Mental Challenges, Crafts, and Bonding
"Kyra does it again - another great book. She discussed different things to keep you and your dog entertained. Some of the ideas she mentions are skijoring, therapy dog visits, agility and more. Great pictures and detailed descriptions make it fun and easy to train your dog."
Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them
Excel-Erated Learning: Explaining in Plain English How Dogs Learn and How Best to Teach Them
"Not light reading by any means but chock full of information on how dogs actually learn. If you're studying to be a dog trainer or earn your CPDT (certified professional dog training designation) - this is a must read."