Dog Book Suggestions?

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  1. Dreeza

    Dreeza New Member

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    I tried searching, but i couldnt come up with anything really...


    Anyone have suggestions on some good dog books?

    Mainly ones for training, but also just understanding a dog in general.

    I am a big reader, and there are so many out there...so i just wanted to see if i could narrow it down in order to learn as much as possible!

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Fran27

    Fran27 New Member

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    That's a good idea. I admit I have no book because I've found just what I needed on Internet though.
     
  3. Allyse718

    Allyse718 I want 2 b a dog 4 a day

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    Well I have read a couple of books on training and just general dog behavior, and I have found that discussion boards and forums like this are a bigger help than any book was. There are so many more perspectives than a book can give, and alot of people have experienced what you have gone through. So really if you have any questions, I would just post a thread on here.
     
  4. gaddylovesdogs

    gaddylovesdogs no touchy

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    To tell you the truth, I don't really have any books on training!! I've found most info here on the web, LOL!! But I did get "The Border Collie: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet" by Mary Burch....it has some training advice.
     
  5. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    For understanding dogs I found that Dr Stanely Coren was the best, he is the one who did Good Dog on TV.

    Understanding how a dog thinks.
    How to speak dog
    Why we love the dogs we do


    These are only a few he has several, I have collected them up and am just now starting to read them. So far they are great and I'm hoping that I can get some insight in dealing with Yukon's behaviour.
     
  6. Richie12345

    Richie12345 New Member

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    I read:

    The Ultimate Encyclopedia of DOGS, DOG BREEDS, & DOG CARE

    It's about dogs in general. It tells you what kinds of foods you should feed you're dog. Teaches you how to train a little bit. It even tells you what to do when you're dog is giving birth. It also has a comprehensive visual guide to more than 180 breeds
     
  7. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete.

    That one gets a little to into how important crates are and focuses a lot on how to use a leash properly and leash training. I don't agree with the crate thing so it kind of bugged me... but it may not you.

    Either way there's some VERY valuable info in there. I wish I would've read it BEFORE I got Rocky. I read a bunch of other articles and different books about the breed but this one... wow.
     
  8. Mordy

    Mordy Quigleyfied

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    in no particular order of preference:

    * "The other End of the Leash" by Patricia McConnell
    * "Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson
    * "Dogs : A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution" by Ray and Lorna Coppinger
    * "Don't Shoot the Dog" by Karen Pryor
    * "The Power of Positive Dog Training" by Pat Miller and Jean Donaldson

    and my favorite training book:
    * "Clicker Training for Obedience: Shaping Top Performance--Positively" by Morgan Spector

    if you just want to buy one single book on training (mainly obedience), i recommend this one, it covers more than the others.
     
  9. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    My " bible"...How to Raise a Puppie you can live with...Reutherford and Neil .....I like the Mon books too, but find more information in my " Bible"
     
  10. ::Dogs4life::

    ::Dogs4life:: Wild Dog

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    They sell good ones in petmart??
    or You can buy the DOG DICTIONARY.it's around$24
    havent bought it myself yet
     
  11. ::Dogs4life::

    ::Dogs4life:: Wild Dog

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    noooo!! I meant DOG BIBLE instead of DOG DICTOINARY
     
  12. beagle_lovergirl

    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

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    Oh I have that book. It has profiles on 250 breeds and all the basic doggy info. It's HUGE though :D
     
  13. shredhead (DOG LOVER)

    shredhead (DOG LOVER) Dog Spoiler

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    lol when i want to know something about dogs, i just come to this forum. i've learned almost TOO much about dog nutrition and breeds, etc

    I read this book called 101 traing tips, its ok but on some things it says give your dog a quick smack on the head. i dont believe in any pain given to do dogs.
     

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