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Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Dog Behavior books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dog Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones (2015)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your Attention“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association   Unwanted behavior is the number-one reason dogs are relinquished to shelters and rescue groups. Dog owners face a plethora of trainers offering a bewildering variety of advice. From rewards to dominance training, from to shock collars to clickers, there are…
Author(s): American College Of Veterinary Behaviorists,, Debra F. Horowitz, et al.

2. Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog (2005)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionEver wish you could talk to your dog? With this bible of canine body language you can learn to read him! Well-organized, loaded with photos and detailed explanations, it helps you interpret your dog’s emotions and, indeed, thoughts. Winner of the DWAA Maxwell Award for 2006, Best General Reference Book #38,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #101 in Dog Training (Books) #5571 in Reference (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Brenda Aloff

3. Canine Behavior: A Photo Illustrated Handbook (2008)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionReading canine body language is an important part of living and working with dogs. These outstanding photos and detailed explanations will improve dog-reading skills for canine professionals as well as enthusiasts. Bonus! The ebook version is in full color. #176,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1390 in Fauna #1050 in Dog Care #1482 in Biology of Animals Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Barbara Handelman

4. Dog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions (2018)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionDog Behavior: Modern Science and Our Canine Companions provides readers with a better understanding of canine science, including evolutionary concepts, ethograms, brain structures and development, sensory perspectives, the science of emotions, social structure, and the natural history of the species. The book also analyzes relationships between humans and dogs and how the latter has evolved. Readers will find this to be an ideal resource for researchers and students in animal behavior, specifically focusing on dog behavior and human-canine relationships. In addition, veterinarians seeking further…
Author(s): James C. Ha, Tracy L. Campion

5. The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior (Howell Reference Books) (1992)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your Attention“Quite simply this is an excellent book. It is well-written, with snatches of dry humour. It should be mandatory reading for anybody who keeps a dog or has intentions of so doing.” -R. W. F. Poole, Daily TelegraphHow do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than…
Author(s): Fogle D.V.M. M.R.C.V.S., Bruce, Anne B. Wilson

6. Beware of the Dog: Positive Solutions for Aggressive Behavior in Dogs (2016)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionHere is your road map to evaluating, managing and modifying aggressive behavior in pet dogs. Beware of the Dog offers a wide-ranging look at all types of aggression and the way these troublesome behaviors develop. It explains the latest protocols for evaluating and dealing with the problems of aggressive dogs from classical conditioning to operant conditioning, and prescribes management strategies that really work. Written in an easy-to-understand style that meets the needs of trainers as well as the motivated dog owner.Pat’s new book should be on the desk, not the…
Author(s): Pat Miller

7. Low Stress Handling Restraint and Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats: Techniques for Developing Patients Who Love Their Visits (2009)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionDr. Sophia Yin, author of the Small Animal Veterinary Nerdbook, is a veterinarian, applied animal behaviorist, author, and speaker. Her passion for animals and their proper handling and restraint led her to spend hundreds of hours on this project – a new book and instructional DVD set focused on the most humane techniques that reduce stress for people and pets. The book and DVD feature:• More than 1,600 photos that show practicing veterinarians and students how to handle dogs and cats correctly• Explanations of what vets think they’re doing right but may actually be doing wrong• Three hours of video clips…
Author(s): Sophia Yin

8. Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition (2016)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionThis is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment.This second, fully updated edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog,…
Author(s): Adam Miklosi

9. From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog from Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias (2018)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionAlmost every dog owner has a pet who suffers from fear, anxiety, and stress (FAS). They are the underlying cause of many concerning behaviors such as excessive barking, aggression, destructive behaviors, and house-soiling. They are also the source for deterioration of the human-animal bond, and can make a trip to the veterinarian, pet groomer, or boarding facility miserable for pet and owner alike. Left untreated, these negative experiences can lead to devastating consequences and permanent damage. Unfortunately, many well-meaning owners misinterpret or overlook the often subtle signs of emotional injury…
Author(s): Becker DVM, Marty, Mikkel Becker, et al.

10. The Dog Behavior Problem Solver: Step-by-Step Positive Training Techniques to Correct More than 20 Problem Behaviors (2015)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionLife with a dog can bring companionship, fun, and joy. Life with a badly behaved dog can bring frustration and heartbreak. Behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners’ abandoning their dogs to shelters and surrendering them to rescues, but many of a dog’s problems can be resolved by a caring owner who’s willing to devote a little time to positive training. In The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, seasoned trainer Teoti Anderson shares her knowledge and experience with dog owners, offering insight into why dogs do what they do while showing owners how to implement reward-based…
Author(s): Teoti Anderson

11. Three Dimensional Dog: A Unified Theory of Canine Behavior (2015)

 Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your AttentionThree Dimensional Dog is a full-color, easy-to-understand exploration of the canine mind that answers the ultimate question, “Why did my dog just do that?”Through this journey we discover that everything a dog does, thinks, and feels is part of a larger, connected system of behavior; a system that unfolds logically over time, like a story with a beginning, middle, and end.What is revealed is a rational, child-like intelligence on a desperate search for connection within secure relationships.Dogs are no longer seen as simple, mechanical creatures, but rather as…
Author(s): Mr Aaron Drew McDonald

Best Dog Behavior Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some dog behavior books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Making Dogs Happy: A Guide To How They Think, What They Do (and Don’t) Want, and Getting to “Good Dog!” Behavior

Author(s): Melissa Starling, Paul McGreevy
Publisher: The Experiment, LLC, Year: 2019, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2533109

Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

Author(s): Kim Brophey, Jason Hewitt, Raymond Coppinger
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226299

The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People

Author(s): James Serpell (ed.)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2017, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2215686

Behavior Adjustment Training 2.0: New Practical Techniques for Fear, Frustration, and Aggression

Author(s): Grisha Stewart
Publisher: Dogwise Ebooks, Year: 2016, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2555590

Decoding Your Dog: The Ultimate Experts Explain Common Dog Behaviors and Reveal How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Author(s): American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Debra F. Horwitz DVM, John Ciribassi DVM, Steve Dale
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Year: 2014, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1146154

Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior: The Scientific Study of Canis familiaris

Author(s): Alexandra Horowitz (eds.)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1163726

The Social Dog. Behavior and Cognition

Author(s): Juliane Kaminski and Sarah Marshall-Pescini (Auth.)
Publisher: Elsevier Inc, Academic Press, Year: 2014, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1199349

The Secret Language of Animals: A Guide to Remarkable Behavior

Author(s): Janine M. Benyus, Juan Carlos Barberis, Alexandra Horowitz
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Year: 2014, Size: 46 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1298849

Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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