Resources

There are many useful dog training books, DVDs and videos available and we have listed them under this section for your information:

Books

The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson

A revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs. The author's work with her own dogs and those of her clients, and her studies with other behaviorists has led her to the realization that dogs probably learn exclusively through conditioning of various types. Understand the role of conditioning on a dog's intelligence & morality; predatory & social behavior; socialization, conflict resolution, fear & aggression; behavior problems & solutions.

Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide - Brenda Aloff

Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.

Aggression in Dogs: Practical Management, Prevention and Behavior Modification - Brenda Aloff

For anyone who wants to know more about aggression or dog behavior. Does not just discuss aggression. It describes in great detail protocols to use for behavior modification. Starting with prevention, the reader learns about common mistakes owners make to promote aggression in their dog, and how to avoid these mistakes. In the behavior modification section, you will learn about how to build trust with the dog, using positive reinforcement. Shows how to achieve this level of trust with hundreds of exercises to promote appropriate behavior and modify inappropriate behavior. In the practical management section, the reader is prepared for a lifelong regimen of keeping his dog safe.

Click for Joy - Melissa Alexander

Clear and accurate answers for over one hundred commonly asked questions about clicker training in one essential reference. Click for Joy! is packed with information experienced trainers and newcomers alike can put to use immediately, including: * Positive solutions to common problems * Practical instructions to train any behavior to any level of reliability required * Encouragement, advice, and success stories from clicker trainers around the world * Short-term and long-term consequences of controversial training techniques * Clear, easy-to-understand explanations of the science underlying clicker training * Glossary of clicker training terms and concepts * Easy-to-use cross-referencing and index. Whether you are sorting out the principles and methods of clicking for yourself or need answers for your students, Click for Joy! is the source for facts and advice that you will turn to again and again.

Don't Shoot The Dog - Karen Pryor

One of our best selling teaching and training books. Not exclusively a dog training book - author is famous as an early dolphin trainer. Outlines 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips - or shooting the dog; the 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training; how to combat your own addictions to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, overeating or whatever; how to deal with such difficult problems as a moody spouse, an impossible teen, or an aged parent; PLUS housetraining the dog, improving your tennis game, keeping the cat off the table, and much, much more! New revised edition has new chapter, "Clicker Training, A New Technique." This covers the use of clickers in dog training, why it works, and how it has caught on. This is the theory! 

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals - Turid Rugaas

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by international dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas is a truly "user-friendly" guide to understanding and communicating with your dog. Introducing its readers to many conceptual tactics and subtle tendencies which might imply the dog's desires, On Talking Terms With Dogs is an invaluable reference for dog owners who truly wish to help their friend to an ultimate happiness. On Talking Terms With Dogs is very strongly recommended to all dog owners, especially those highly devoted and owners of multiple canine companions.

Bones Would Rain From The Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs - Suzanne Clothier

If you started life as a child who loved dogs more than anything else in the world and grew to an adult with the same love, then this new book by Suzanne Clothier belongs at the top of your list! Suzanne talks about her childhood with dogs and her relationship with them, and the differences between training and having a real relationship with your dog. She talks about specific dogs and situations, what she learned from them, and how they have changed her attitude towards dogs and towards training. The dogs you'll meet and the lessons they teach may make you want to start over with your dogs and develop a better relationship. At the very least you will come away from this special book with a different attitude towards your canine companions and a new understanding of training and relationships.

Changing People Changine Dogs: Positive Solutions For Difficult Dogs - Dee Ganley

Provides an easy-to-read compilation of information and exercises to address canine fear and aggression issues, based on the science of learning theory combined with the author's insight as a trainer. The simple and effective exercises will have you and your dog, or your clients and their dogs, well on the way to a happy relationship. Strictly positive methods!

Click To Calm: Healing The Aggessive Dog - Emma Parsons

More than 40 exercises in an easy-to-follow training recipe format, including how to desensitize your dog to approaching stranger dogs; have your dog perform canine calming signals, instead of aggressive displays, on cue; use your own body language when under stress as a cue for your dog to remain calm; and many more creative and effective uses of managing behavior through clicker training.

Dogs Are From Neptune - Jean Donaldson

Candid answers to urgent questions about aggression and other aspects of dog behaviour, from the author of best seller, Culture Clash. Includes case histories and guidelines for dealing with: aggression toward strangers; resource guarding; dog-dog aggression; behavior problems such as counter surfing, barking, mouthiness during play, mounting, stool eating; obedience problems such as off leash control, stay breaking, recall off distractions, pulling; and fear and anxiety problems. Uses positive reinforcement methods: clickers, food treats, praise, and recommends Gentle Leader in certain cases.

Fight: A Practical Guide To The Treatment Of Dog-Dog Aggression - Jean Donaldson

From the award-winning author of Culture Clash and MINE! A practical guide to the treatment of dog-dog aggression. This down-to-earth manual will teach you how to use behavior modification to retrain a dog that bullies other dogs, or becomes fearful when approached by other dogs. Includes descriptions of common types of aggression, assessing prognosis, remedial socialization, on-leash manners training, proximity sensitivity, play style and skills, resource guarding, and prevention.

Mine! A Guide To Resource Guarding In Dogs - Jean Donaldson

A practical how-to guide on resource guarding/aggression - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, Behaviorist vs. medical models, recognizing guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization and counterconditioning, resource sample hierarchies, generalization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning.

The Other End Of The Leash - Patricia McConnell

When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages. The new insights into human and dog interaction will forever alter and improve our relationship with our best friends. Combines true stories, scientific perspective and professional dog training tips.

How To Speak Dog - Stanley Coren

Mastering the art of dog-human communication. Draws on research in animal behavior, evolutionary biology, and years of personal experience, Coren demonstrates that the average dog can differentiate between 60 and 140 words, though some research suggests that dogs can hear many more and also pick words out of sentences and respond to them. Examines people's beliefs about the ability of their dogs to communicate and contrasts those with the scientific reality. Explores the limits of dogs' language abilities and charts the possibilities. Tip on how humans can mimic the language dogs use to talk with each other, also shows that a great deal of communication between dogs and humans is possible, beyond simply giving and obeying commands.

How Dogs Think - Stanley Coren

A look at how dogs really think and feel, offers great advice for how their owners can comprehend them better. From the author of "Intelligence of Dogs" and "How to Speak Dog."





 

DVD's

Calming Signals: What Your Dog Tells You - Turid Rugaas

Norwegian trainer Turid Rugaas teaches you to understand and make use of canine body posture. Shows footage of many calming signals, and how dogs use them, as well as how you can use these same signals in your own interactions with dogs.

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