I very frequently get requests for help and information on training.  In answering these questions I have chosen several book (and a few other goodies) that I have found good.  The proceeds from the sales of these books goes into our Vet fund.
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Feeling Outnumbered?
How to manage and Enjoy Your Multi-dog Household
~Author:  Karen London PhD and Patricia McConnell PhD~

This is a great resource if you're looking for some dog training tips to create a little order out of the canine chaos in your home, or wondering how in the world you'll manage the entire pack for a walk around the neighborhood. Perhaps you're concerned that there is tension between two of the dogs in your pack or whether your dog's play might escalate into aggression. Written to help you maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household, it emphasizes the use of  positive training methods to teach your dogs to be polite and patient instead of demanding and pushy. Filled with practical ideas about keeping life fun in houses that have two dogs or many more than that.



Leader of the Pack
... and Have Your Dog Love You For It!
~Author:  Patricia McConnell PhD~

Dogs Need Guidance ... Just Like Kids do!
Being a benevolent leader is NOT the same as
"getting dominance" over your dog!

This dog training 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 dog -- like any good teacher or parent -- and teach your dog that being polite is fun, this booklet tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand.



For The Love Of A Dog
Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend.
Learn what Your Dog's Face is Telling You!
~Author:  Patricia McConnell PhD~

For those of us who deeply cherish our dogs but are sometimes baffled by their behavior, Patricia McConnell's For the Love of a Dog will come as a revelation-a treasure trove of useful facts, informed speculation, and intriguing accounts of emotions in people and dogs. Readers will discover how fear, anger, and happiness underlie the lives of both people and dogs and, most important, how understanding emotion in both species can improve the relationship between them. Like the Other End of the Leash, this book is a combination of science, stories and practical advice that can improve the relationship between dogs and people all over the world.



The Other End of the Leash
~Author:  Patricia McConnell PhD~

Ever wondered why your dog doesn't always do what you want? Sometimes the answer lies in the mirror! This nationally acclaimed book written by Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, muses about how dogs might interpret our behavior, and suggests how to interact with them in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.



Family Friendly Dog Training
A Six-Week Program for You and Your Dog
~Author:  Patricia McConnell PhD~

Do you want your dog to be polite and well-behaved in every situation?
Do you want your dog to sit and wait patiently at the door when company arrives - EVERY time?
Do you want your dog to do what you say without having to "get dominance" over him?

Even if you aren't a professional dog trainer, you can still have a well-trained, happy, polite dog. You need Family Friendly Dog Training because you want your dog to be a happy, obedient member of the family.



Help for Your Shy Dog:  Turning Your Terrified Dog into a Terrific Pet
~Author:  Deborah Wood~

Your shy dog isn't alone:  Shyness ranks behind aggression as the most common behavioral problem in dogs.  Understanding the causes of this pervasive problem, however, can help you provide the guidance that your dog needs to overcome their fear.



Little Dogs:  Training Your Pint-Sized Companion
~Author:  Deborah Wood~

Forget about running with the wolves... In many ways small dogs teach us more about the mystery and magic of canines than their larger cousins can.  There is no more intimate experience in dogdom than sharing your life with a small dog.



Puppy Primer
~Author:  Brenda Scidmore and Patricia McConnell PhD~

Help those 4-footed bundles of joy get off on the right paw with a puppy training book that is affordable and easy to read. Puppy Primer includes all the basics from house breaking to coming when called, and stresses positive-based methods that make training fun and effective for the whole family.



Way To Go
How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age
~Author:  Karen London PhD and Patricia McConnell PhD~

This clear, concise booklet written by Patricia McConnell and Karen London can help your puppy or adult dog learn a lifetime of good house training habits. Perfect for new dog owners, and the perfect addition to puppy packets or puppy socialization classes. This small, reader-friendly dog training booklet will help any dog and dog lover get off on the right paw.



I'll Be Home Soon
How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety
~Author:   Patricia McConnell PhD~

This booklet explains the difference between dogs who truly have separation anxiety and those that merely misbehave, and then describes a dog behavior modification program for the prevention and treatment of both problems.

Written by Patricia McConnell, this booklet describes a dog behavior modification program for the prevention and treatment of separation anxiety. A treasure chest of ideas for keeping your dog happy in your absence, this booklet can help prevent and treat both minor and severe dog problems related to being "home alone." Clear and understandable, this easy to read booklet is written for anyone who wants to leave the house knowing that their dog is happy and their house is safe.



What My Dog Does
A journal for dogs and the people they own.
~author:  Jim Dratfield

Keep track of your puppy's life and create a memory album
you will cherish forever.



A Dog's Life:  My Own Story
~Author:  Roni Schreader~

Cherish the memories you and your dog create.
Record special moments and capture special images.



Our Puppy's Baby Book
~author:  Howell Book House

Create a lasting memento of those precious puppy moments!  Whether adopted from the humane society or from a friend.  Record all of those sweet details an antics that you want to remember forever.



The Rainbow Bridge
~Author: Paul C. Daham~

"A vision of pets in Heaven."

Used, Excellent condition.


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