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"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

- Groucho Marx

Recommended Reading


The Power of Positive Dog Training (2nd edition) by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

The Dog Trainer’s Complete Guide to a Happy Well-Behaved Pet by Jolanta Benal,

Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Positive Perspectives 2: Know Your Dog, Train Your Dog by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Play With Your Dog by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

The Culture Clash: A Revolutionary New Way to Understand the Relationship Between Humans and Domestic Dogs by Jean Donaldson, PhD

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

Bones Would Rain from the Sky: Deepening our Relationships with Dogs by Suzanne Clothier

The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs are Smarter Than You Think by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods


Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household by Karen B. London, Ph.D. & Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

A Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog by Debbie Jacobs CPDT-KA, CAP2

The Cautious Canine: How to Help Dogs Conquer Their Fears by Patricia B. McConnell, PhD.

Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-by-Step Guide To Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears by Nicole Wilde

I’ll Be Home Soon: How to Prevent and Treat Separation Anxiety by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

Feisty Fido: Help for the Leash Aggressive Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. & Karen B. London, Ph.D.

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons

Fight! A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog-Dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson

Mine! A Practical Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs by Jean Donaldson

Living with Kids and Dogs...Without Losing Your Mind! by Colleen Pelar, CPDT

Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out, by Laura VanArendonk Baugh, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

Do-Over Dogs: Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

How to Foster Dogs: From Homeless to Homeward Bound by Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA

Dog Care & Training Resources

The Whole Dog Journal http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/ : a monthly publication discussing the most current in canine health, nutrition, training and activities.

Merck Veterinary Manual http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.html : an electronic reference for animal care/medical information.

Dog Food Advisor http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ : dog food reviews and dog food ratings, published as a public service to help dog owners make more informed decisions when shopping for dog food

Dogwise http://dogwise.com/ : Books, DVDs, toys, & products...all things dog.

Pet Professional Guild http://www.petprofessionalguild.com/ : a membership organization representing pet industry professionals who are committed to results based, science based force-free training and pet care. PPG provides educational webinars and certifications for trainers and behavior consultants. Educational articles, training videos, and trainer referrals available on the web site.

Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers http://www.ccpdt.org/ : the international testing and certification resource for animal training and behavior professionals. CCPDT certified trainer referrals available on the website.

Peaceable Paws http://www.peaceablepaws.com/ : Interested in becoming a trainer? Trainer, behavior consultant and author Pat Miller CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA offers multiple trainer academies, beginner to advanced, at her Hagerstown, MD facility, Peaceable Paws. Group classes, specialty classes, private consultations, and camps also offered. Trainer referrals available on the web site.

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