The Other End of the Leash. Patricia McConnell. A great starting place for those wanting to learn more about positive training methods. Website. Note that Patricia also has several books devoted to dealing with specific issues such as separation anxiety, fearfulness, and tips for people with more than one dog.
Family Friendly Dog Training. Patricia McConnell. A must for anyone who is unable to enroll in a training program with their new pup.
The Puppy Primer. Patricia McConnell. Another great resource for new puppy owners.
The Culture Clash. Jean Donaldson. An entertaining and informative depiction of the relationship between humans and domesticated dogs. Website.
The Power of Positive Dog Training. Pat Miller. Learn how to train your dog using positive methods.
The Dog Listener. Jan Fennell. Learn how to communicate with your dog and gain her cooperation. Website.
How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With. Clarice Rutherford. Offers gentle solutions to some of the most common issues that people experience when bringing a new puppy into the family.
How to Behave so you Dog Behaves. Sophia Yin. A scientific, yet practical approach to training a well-behaved dog. Debunks the Alpha myth using science. Website.
Reaching the Animal Mind. Clicker Training and What it Teaches Us About All Animals.. Karen Pryor. Clicker training can be very effective (and fun). Great for kids. Here at Leapfrog, we love our clickers. Website.
If a Dog's Prayers Were Answered...Bones Would Rain from the Sky - Relationship-centered training. Suzanne goes beyond "positive training" and explores how we can deepen our relationship with dogs during the training process. Website.
Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind. Colleen Pelar. - Practical, realistic, and easy to read.Website.
Raising Puppies and Kids Together. A Guide for Parents. Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt