Pet Behavior Aid Reading List

Recommended Reading List

Ever wonder why your dog does what they do?

- The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
- The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
- Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
- Dogs by Ray and Lorna Coppinger

Want to learn to speak a second language?  Learn to speak “Dog”

- Stress in Dogs by Martina Scholz and Clarissa von Reinhardt
- Photo Illustrated Canine Behavior by Barbara Handelman
- Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff
- On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas
- Family Dog Cheat Sheet by Colleen Pelar (

Did you just adopt a shelter dog?

- Do Over Dogs by Pat Miller
- Love Has No Age Limit by Patricia McConnell and Karen London

Do you want to start off on the right foot with your new puppy?

- Puppy Primer by Brenda Scidmore and Patricia McConnell
- Before and After Getting your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar
- Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Dr. Sophia Yin
- The Focused Puppy by Deborah Jones and Judy Keller

Does your dog seem to have selective hearing when you call her name? 

- Bones Would Rain From the Sky by Suzanne Clothier
- How to be the Leader of the Pack by Patricia McConnell

Does your dog like to express himself vocally….frequently?

- Help! I’m Barking and Can’t be Quiet by Suzanne Hetts
- Barking – the Sound of a Language by Turid Rugaas

Does your dog jump on visitors, steal your lunch, or just need basic manners?

- Family Friendly Dog Training by Patricia McConnell and Aimee Moore
- The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
- The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

Are you pulling you hair out because your household has gone to the dogs? 

- Feeling Outnumbered by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
- Fight! by Jean Donaldson
- How Many Dogs? by Debby McMullen

Does your dog love to play with other dogs, but barks and lunges at other dogs when leashed?

- Feisty Fido by Patricia McConnell and Karen London
- Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt
- Behavior Adjustment Training by Grisha Stewart

Wonder what dogs are saying when they interact with one another?

- Visiting the Dog Park by Cheryl Smith
- Out and About with Your Dog by Sue Sternberg

Are you afraid to approach your dog when they are in possession of a bone or lying on their bed?

- Mine! by Jean Donaldson

Is your dog afraid of strangers? Tuck his tail when visiting somewhere new?

- Cautious Canine by Patricia McConnell
- Help for Your Fearful Dog by Nicole Wilde
- Guide to Living with and Training a Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs

Does your dog pace or whine when you start getting ready for work?

- I’ll Be Home Soon by Patricia McConnell
- Don’t Leave Me by Nicole Wilde

Still having housetraining issues?

- Way to Go! by Patricia McConnell and Karen London

Do you think your dog may have A.D.D.?

- Chill out! by Nan Arthur
- Control Unleashed by Leslie McDevitt

Want a new energy outlet for your dog?

- Play with your Dog by Pat Miller
- Serious Fun- Play Like a Dog by Sue Sternberg
- Play Together Stay Together by Patricia McConnell

Does living with kids and dogs feel like you’ve joined a 3-ring circus?

- Living with Kids and Dogs….without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar
- Raising Puppies and Kids Together by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt

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