Recommend Resource List

Here is an ever growing list of the best books and other resources for improving your dog's training, behaviors, and routine!

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How Dogs Learn

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Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey

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Dog Trainer

"How Dogs Learn" explore the fascinating science of operant conditioning, where science and dog training meet. ... It's for anyone who wants to better understand the learning process in dogs. Every concept is laid out clearly and precisely, and its relevance to your dog and how you train is explained.

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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Stephen R. Covey

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Dog Business Owner

Covey defines effectiveness as the balance of obtaining desirable results with caring for that which produces those results. He illustrates this by referring to the fable of the goose that laid the golden eggs. He further claims that effectiveness can be expressed in terms of the P/PC ratio, where P refers to getting desired results and PC is caring for that which produces the results.

Behavior Adjustment Training

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Grisha Stewart

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Behavior Modification

BAT looks at the function of growling, lunging, or fleeing and helps dogs learn socially acceptable behaviors that serve that same function. In a nutshell, BAT builds confidence by giving dogs a chance to learn to control their environment through peaceful means.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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Dale Carnegie

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Dog Business Owner

Six Ways to Make People Like You. Become genuinely interested in other people. Smile. Remember that a person's name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language. Be a good listener. Talk in terms of the other person's interest. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

The Art of Training Your Dog

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The Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg

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Dog Trainers

In this book, the monks and Marc Goldberg, who pioneered the approach, offer a leap into the future using a game-changing tool: the remote electronic collar.

Info Every Dog Trainer Should Know

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William Garrido

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Dog Trainer

This book is a compilation of Will's most informative articles he wrote on his blog and physical, local publications. It's organized in categories, cleared of all ads, and therefore much easier to access. As a warning, I'd like to remind you this book is raw and unapologetic.

Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Dog Business Owner

The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog

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Emma Parson

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Behavior Modification

When Emma Parsons, canine behavior consultant, discovered that her own dog was aggressive, she developed innovative and effective strategies to calm, alter, and re-shape his reactive displays, and those of her clients' dogs.

Controlled Agression

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Jerry Bradshaw

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Working Dogs

K9 Training manual for professional police and protection trainers. This book covers K9 selection, drive development, human focused aggression, out on command redirects and call offs.

Coaching People to Train Their Dogs

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Terry Ryan

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Dog Business Owner

This 400 page trainer's manual includes just about anything today's modern professional dog trainer needs to know - training methods, learning theory, running a training business, and class organization.

Sell or Be Sold

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Grant Cardone

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Dog Business Owner

Whether it's selling your company's product in the boardroom or selling yourself on eating healthy, everything in life can and should be treated as a sale. And as sales expert Grant Cardone explains, knowing the principles of selling is a prerequisite for success of any kind.

Excel-erated Learning

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Pamela J. Reid

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Dog Trainer

Excel-erated Learning: Explaining in Clear English How Dogs Learn and How Best To Teach Them reveals the secret for increasing the speed and efficiency of dog training. With the freedom of understanding “how your dog learns” comes the ability of making the process easy, efficient and enjoyable for your dog.

Let Dogs Be Dogs

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The Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg

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Dog Owners

No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Dogs need food, water, exercise and play, rest, veterinary care -- the basics. But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance.

The Koehler Method of Dog Training

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William Koehler

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Dog Trainer

The Koehler Method of Dog Training produces a dog capable of performing the following exercises: Heel, Come, Sit, Down, Stand, and Stay, both on & off-leash in about 13 weeks; all exercises conform to American Kennel Club standards.

Working Dog Radio

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Ted Summers, Eric Stanbro, and Alesha Brandt

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Working Dogs

Working Dog Radio discussing all things K9, gear, tactics, training, selecting, and breeding from handlers, trainers, and breeders. K9 professionals from all over the world in law enforcement, military, search & rescue and special operations and SWAT.

Controlled Aggression (Podcast)

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Jerry Bradshaw

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Dog Trainer

Want to learn about K9 obedience, police dog training, learning theory and more? Jerry Bradshaw has been a sports competitor and police dog trainer for 25 years, and as the executive director of the Protection Sports Association he's been around the world competing and training K9s. Welcome to the Controlled Aggression podcast.

Ian Dunbars iWoof Podcast

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Ian Dunbar

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Dog Trainer

Dr. Dunbar's iWOOFs Radio covering a wide variety of topics, including: Pet Dog Training; The Birth of Puppy Training; Behavior Problems
or Normal Behavior?; Errorless Housetraining & Chewtoy Training, Home Alone!; Socialization for Dogs &Their Owners; Come Here!;
Hyperdog!; Pulling On-Leash; Dog Fears & Quarrels; Choosing & Adopting an Adult Dog; Fun & Games; and Animal Behavior in the Home
& Office.

Dog Training is My Passion

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William Garrido

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Dog Trainer

Dog Training with no BS, no agenda and no religious attachments to any method. I will discuss topics from operant conditioning, pet owner concerns, industry trends, and psychological nuances that relate to this industry.

Canine Paradigm

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Glenn Cooke and Pat Stuart

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Dog Trainer

Want to know what's happening in the canine industry? For all the latest news, views and expert opinions stay right here for the Canine Paradigm. You'll hear from industry leaders, experts, learned colleagues, movers and shakers, and the odd randy guest! Get the latest insights and expert advice from both here and abroad, from the people in the know.