Our Favourite Dog Training BOOKS and VIDEOS

There is a lot out there to choose from and we know it can be overwhelming.  Here are some of our favourite dog training books.  We are proud to be part of the affiliate program on Amazon.  That means we earn a small commission from the products listed here from Amazon should you decide to buy any of them at no expense to you.  This helps us keep our site up and maintained so we can continue to help people help their dogs.  We never recommend anything that we don’t believe will be of value to you.


The Power of Positive Dog Training

We love Pat Miller and we can’t say enough good things about her book.  Filled with lots of practical solutions and how-tos using positive based methods.  This book is on many top ten lists and Pat Miller is well respected in the dog training community.

Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training

Recommended by veterinary behaviorists and trainers alike. This is not a how-to book, but a why-to book.  Not just for dogs, this excellent book discusses postive techniques and gives a number of different approaches to problem solving.  Inspiring book and excellent for those starting out.  It is also a great book for those in the family who may not be convinced that positive reinforcement training is the best method to use.

The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs
This is a wonderful read that has as much empathy for the human as the dog. It allows us to examine ourselves and our mistakes not only without being made to feel like we need to defend ourselves, but in a way that we can feel encouraged to handle our dogs more effectively.


The How of Bow Wow: Foundation Skills for All Dogs

These videos are great for people just starting to learn click training.  It shows you how to do clicker training and what you can expect from your dog.

Language of Dogs

These videos are a must for anyone working with aggressive dogs.  These videos demonstrate a great number of behaviors and educates you on what it might mean.

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