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Dog Obedience Training Books: 5 Resources for a New Owner

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 03:14 PM

There are plenty of books out there with information on dog obedience training. Here are five that might help you in building a relationship with and training your new dog.

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1. Cesar Millan is one of the world’s most popular dog experts. People all over the world have enjoyed his pet advice through TV’s "Dog Whisperer." In his book "Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog," readers can learn about creating a happier relationship with their dogs.

Topics include dog psychology and how it affects your training and understanding of your dog. The book also covers simple principals in guiding your dog as well as ways to manage common misbehaviors and help your dog go through transitions.

2. A detailed training guide is available through "Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog." This book by Dr. Ian Dunbar combines the dog expert’s popular puppy training manuals in one volume.

Techniques the book explains include education and preparation, socialization of the dog by assessing its prior experiences, housetraining and chewing, and dealing with other people and animals. The book focuses on rewards and a positive approach.

3. "The Perfect Companion: Understanding, Training and Bonding with Your Dog" by Karen Davison offers step-by-step instructions on doing just that. Also, new pet owners can learn about dealing with typical behavioral problems, such as jumping, barking, and digging. Davison, a professional dog trainer and behaviorist, writes about compassion and consistency when training your dog.

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4. "For the Love of a Dog" is a book that focuses on understanding your dog’s emotions. Patricia McConnell, a certified applied animal behaviorist, reveals the emotions humans sometimes share with their dogs.

She offers practical advice on reading your dog's emotional state and insights on why dogs behave the way they do. She tells stories about dogs and their owners and how new pet owners can reach a satisfactory place with their dogs through understanding.

5. If you need a book that focuses on the basics, try "The Only Dog Training Book You Will Ever Need: From Avoiding Accidents to Banishing Barking, the Basics for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog."

Authors Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz and Andrea Mattei write about positive reinforcement and trust as part of the dog obedience training approach, instead of fear.

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