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Want to know more about dog training?
Then check out these Books/DVD's ...
(all can be found at Dogwise.com)

On Talking Terms With Dogs - Calming Signals
by Turid Rugaas
This is the book that should be handed out with every puppy or dog. Dogs communicate via body language, eyes and sounds. This book will teach you how to understand what dogs are trying to tell you and each other.

Don't Shoot The Dog
by Karen Pryor
This book explains what positive reinforcement is all about, and how to use it. Karen Pryor explains the principles of behavior modification using positive reinforcement and with examples, shows how to apply to any, everyday situation. If you're interested in how/why clickers work so well, you must read this book.

The Official Ahimsa Dog Training Manual: A Practical, Force-Free Guide to Problem Solving and Manners
by Grisha Stewart
This book is fantastic! Written for your average pet owner. Covers lots of prevention, and solutions to common, every day problems with dogs. Applies to puppies, and older dogs too. Very easy to read, and understand.

Control Unleashed - The Puppy Program
by Leslie McDevitt
Lots of really good stuff in this book. This book is directed towards people raising puppies for performance, but it is applicable to everyone. This book is great for older dogs as well. Easy to read, and understand.

Specific Behavior Problems

Chill Out Fido - How To Calm Your Dog
by Nan Arthur
Is your dog wild and crazy, unfocused, and possibly stressed out much of the time? Then this is the book for you. Dog's cannot learn when unfocused and stressed. This book will walk you through exercises and daily routines that will calm down even the wildest dog!

I'll Be Home Soon
"How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety"
by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
Highly recommended for anyone who thinks their dog may be suffering from separation anxiety. Dr. McConnell clearly explains how to determine if your dog is suffering from separation anxiety, and outlines a step by step procedure for treatment.

The Cautious Canine
"How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears
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by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
Another little 'booklet' that is a quick, easy read, packed with great information and advice. In all of these little booklet's by Dr. McConnell, she defines the problems, the probable causes, and then clearly outlines step by step procedures to follow for treatment. Again, highly recommended.


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