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Best Dog Training Books to Read

Here is a list of the best Dog Training books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days (2018)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadThe celebrity dog trainer and Emmy-winning star of the CBS show Lucky Dog shares his training system to transform any dog—from spoiled purebred puppy to shelter-shocked rescue—into a model companion in just seven days.Each week on Lucky Dog, Brandon McMillan rescues an untrained, unwanted, “unadoptable” shelter dog. In the days that follow, these dogs undergo a miraculous transformation as they learn to trust McMillan, master his 7 Common Commands, and overcome their behavior problems—ultimately becoming well-mannered pets and even service dogs. With his labor of love complete, McMillan unites each dog with a…
Author(s): Brandon McMillan

2. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog (2007)

Best Dog Training Books to Readlike Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, like Tidy Up Your Toys into the Toybox and Get a Soda from the Fridge. Organized by theme, it's easy to find the next trick to work on with your dog. Just a few of the themes to choose from: Trick training will help you and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help and establish paths of communication between you. Many tricks build skills used in dog sports, dog dancing, and dog therapy work. 101 Dog Tricks will inspire you to ! Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's —and you…
Author(s): Kyra Sundance, Chalcy

3. Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement (2012)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadTraining the Best Dog Ever, originally published in hardcover as The Love That Dog Training Program, is a book based on love and kindness. It features a program of positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques that author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz used to train the White House dog, Bo Obama, and each of Senator Ted Kennedy’s dogs, among countless others.Training the Best Dog Ever relies on trust and treats, not choke collars; on bonding, not leash-yanking or reprimanding. The five-week training program takes only 10 to 20 minutes of practice a day and works both for puppies and for adult dogs that need to be trained out of…
Author(s): Larry Kay, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz

4. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love (2016)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadZak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor training to your dog’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pet.For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive guide that includes:• Choosing the right pup for you• Housetraining and basic training• Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other…
Author(s): Zak George, Dina Roth Port

5. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond (2010)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadFrom the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog. For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, “Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!” It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the…
Author(s): Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

6. Zak George’s Guide to a Well-Behaved Dog: Proven Solutions to the Most Common Training Problems for All Ages, Breeds, and Mixes (2019)

Best Dog Training Books to Read  Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs. In this problem-based guide, he makes it easy to look up and solve the exact behavioral issue that you’re struggling with—whether you’re dealing with a new puppy, an adult dog you’ve had for years, or a recently adopted rescue. He also helps you prevent many of these problems from becoming established in the first place. Packed with case studies and examples from Zak’s videos so you can see his tactics in action, this book contains…
Author(s): Zak George, Dina Roth Port

7. Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps: Everything You Need to Know to Raise the Perfect Dog (2019)

Best Dog Training Books to Read7-steps to well-trained puppies (and happy humans)If you’re anything like most new puppy parents, it won’t take long to realize that your fuzzy little bundle of joy can also bark, chew, jump, and mysteriously get into A LOT of trouble around the house. Don’t panic―slowly remove the shoe from your pup’s mouth and open this book, because it’s time to start successfully training.Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps is a practical, step-by-step guide to guarantee that your cute and curious friend stays cute. From puppy proofing your home to mastering need-to-know commands,…
Author(s): Zoom Room Dog Training, Van Wye, Mark

8. Dog Training For Dummies (2010)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadThis friendly guide shows you how to select the right training method for your dog, based on his unique personality, to reach your desired goals. Whether you want to teach Buddy to sit or master retrieving, you’ll get expert training tips and techniques for you and your dog — to ensure a mutually respectful relationship with your four-legged friend. Open the book and find: Learn to:…
Author(s): Jack Volhard

9. Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog (2017)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadUsing a , Dog Training 101 offers step-by-step instructions to train your pup to be a happy, attentive, and well-mannered canine. You will use positive training methods—including and —to , who will become a willing partner in the process.   Teach your dog , such as: Learn real-world tactics for managing , such as: Kyra will also help you teach your pup to , among them: This comprehensive guide also includes : preparing for a new dog’s arrival, tips for a smooth transition into the household, introducing him or her to your family, and acclimating your dog to his or her new world. offer…
Author(s): Kyra Sundance

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

Best Dog Training Books to Read“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 too many theories…
Author(s): American College Of Veterinary Behaviorists,, Debra F. Horowitz, et al.

11. The Puppy Training Handbook: How To Raise The Dog Of Your Dreams (2017)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadKaelin Munkelwitz is the dog trainer of the new age. Emmy award-winning actors, Forbes list business moguls, and local families all trust her for the same reason: Kaelin knows dogs. Kaelin’s individualized approach will help you tailor time-tested positive reinforcement training techniques to your dog’s unique character, behaviors, and makeup to achieve long-term results. Kaelin has compiled her thousands of hours of experience into this comprehensive guide to teach you everything you need to know about how to raise and train a happier, healthier, and more well-behaved…
Author(s): Kaelin Munkelwitz

12. Service Dog: Training Your Own Service Dog AND Psychiatric Service Dog BUNDLE! (2018)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadAre you suffering from PTSD? Do you find it hard to go outside your home and do the things you have missed and loved doing in the past? Have you been dealing with anxiety and panic attacks which leave you confined to your home? These are just a few of many possible reasons that might prevent you from being able to leave your home and live the life you wish to have. And which is why you may consider all the benefits of having a Psychiatric Service Dog to be your companion and helper. Training your dog yourself will save money and also guarantee a bond that will never…
Author(s): Max Matthews

13. Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems (2007)

Best Dog Training Books to ReadFrom his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense—his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar’s Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to…
Author(s): Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

Best Dog Training Books to Read

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 training 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.

The malinois : the history and development of the breed in Schutzhund, detection and police work

Author(s): Gerritsen, Resi; Haak, Ruud
Publisher: Dog Training Press, Year: 2018, Size: 9 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2256138

Bkln Manners: Positive Training Solutions for Your Unruly Urban Dog

Author(s): Kate Naito
Publisher: Perseus Books, Year: 2018, Size: 25 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2257327

The teaching dog : partnering with dogs for instruction, socialization and demonstration in your training practice

Author(s): Larocco-Skeehan, Nicole
Publisher: Dogwise Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2257368

Genealogy of Obedience: Reading North American Dog Training Literature, 1850s-2000s

Author(s): Justyna Wlodarczyk
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2018, Size: 31 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317907

K9 teams: beyond the basics of search and rescue and recovery

Author(s): Shaffer, Vi Hummel
Publisher: Dog Training Press, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2350948

K9 drug detection: a manual for training and operations

Author(s): Gerritsen, Resi; Haak, Ruud
Publisher: Dog Training Press, Year: 2017, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629178

Dog Training 101: Step-by-Step Instructions for raising a happy well-behaved dog

Author(s): Kyra Sundance
Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2017, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2177534

K9 explosive and mine detection : a manual for training and operations / Dr. Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak

Author(s): Resi Gerritsen, Ruud Haak
Publisher: Dog Training Press;Brush Education (eBOUND), Year: 2017, Size: 40 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2177775

K9 Aggression Control: Teaching the "Out"

Author(s): Mackenzie, Stephen Alexander
Publisher: Dog Training Press, Brush Education Inc, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2226295

K9 search and rescue troubleshooting : practical solutions to common search dog training problems

Author(s): Bulanda, Susan
Publisher: Brush Education (eBOUND) Dog Training Press, Year: 2017, Size: 10 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2256107

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted 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? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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