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Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by JudyN, May 9, 2021.

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    Fancy some reading material? Feel free to post suggestions for additions to this list :)


    Recommended authors

    Susanne Clothier
    Pippa Mattinson
    Patricia McConnell
    Turid Rugaas

    Body language

    Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff
    Lots of photos and explanations, expensive but worth it.

    Doggie Language
    by Lili Chin

    On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

    Barking, the Sound of a Language by Turid Rugaas

    Understanding your dog: Behaviour and the underlying science

    Dogs in Mind by Jackie Drakeford
    Gives an insight into what dogs are thinking, and why they do what they do.

    Dog Secrets by David Ryan
    What your dog wishes you knew

    Clever Dog by Sarah Whitehead
    Understand what your dog is telling you

    The House Lurcher by Jackie Drakeford
    How to cope with that mysterious sighthound temperament in a domestic environment...

    Learning and Behavior 7th Edition by Paul Chance
    The science underlying learning and behaviour. The writing style and depth is very good for an introductory text book.

    How to Think Straight about Psychology by Keith Stanovich
    Not actually a psychology book, but a book about what science is, what that means etc.

    How Dogs Learn by Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey
    Clear explanation of the priciples of learning, operant conditioning etc, with examples.

    Oh Behave! Dogs from Pavlov to Premack to Pinker by Jean Donaldson
    Readers will be challenged to think, to learn how to separate fact from myth, and evaluate the variety training methods currently being espoused in the popular media.

    In Defence of Dogs: Why Dogs Need Our Understanding by John Bradshaw
    Overturns some common myths about dogs' emotions and behaviour, explains how dogs evolved, and why they are not ‘wolves in dogs’ clothing’.

    The Secret Language of Dogs by Victoria Stillwell


    I’ll Be Home Soon
    by Patricia McConnell
    How to prevent and cure separation anxiety.

    Mine! by Jean Donaldson
    Guide to understanding and curing resource guarding.

    Total Recall by Pippa Mattinson
    Reward-based recall training.


    The Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell

    Easy Peasy Puppy Squeezy by Steve Mann

    Choosing the Perfect Puppy by Pippa Mattinson

    The Happy Puppy Handbook by Pippa Mattinson

    The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Puppy by Victorial Stillwell

    Health and diet

    Honey's Natural Feeding Handbook for Dogs by Jonathan Self
    A guide to raw dog diets, written by the experts at Honey’s Real Dog Food Co.

    Running Dog Maintenance by Penny Taylor
    The equivalent of a Haynes Manual for lurchers and sighthounds, though much will apply to other breeds/types.

    Internet resources

    Emma Judson’s Canine Consultants blog:

    Kikopup on YouTube:

    Victoria Stillwell: The Official Victoria Stilwell Website
    There are some great articles under 'Dog Training', 'Dog Behavior' and 'Dog Wellness'.
    Last edited: May 11, 2021
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