Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Dog Training. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Zak George's Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

A revolutionary way to raise and train your dog, with “a wealth of practical tips, tricks, and fun games that will enrich the lives of many dogs and their human companions” (Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian and animal behaviorist). Zak George is a new type of dog trainer. A dynamic YouTube star and Animal Planet personality with a fresh approach, Zak helps you tailor dog training to your pet’s unique traits and energy level—leading to quicker results and a much happier pup. For the first time, Zak has distilled the information from his hundreds of videos and experience with thousands of dogs into this comprehensive dog and puppy training guide that includes: • Choosing the right pup for you • Housetraining and basic training • Handling biting, leash pulling, jumping up, barking, aggression, chewing, and other behavioral issues • Health care essentials like finding a vet and selecting the right food • Cool tricks, traveling tips, and activities to enjoy with your dog • Topics with corresponding videos on Zak’s YouTube channel so you can see his advice in action   Packed with everything you need to know to raise and care for your dog, this book will help you communicate and bond with one another in a way that makes training easier, more rewarding, and—most of all—fun!

  • Author: Zak George
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed; 1st Edition (June 7, 2016)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1607748915
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.55 x 8.2 inches

                 

2. How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

From 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 future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs. Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together. Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. #1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including: • what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development • quick and easy housebreaking • the essentials of proper nutrition • the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating • creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership • how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs • how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem • unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed

  • Author: Cesar Millan
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (January 1, 2009)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-0307461308
  • Dimensions: 5.17 x 0.67 x 7.97 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

Raise a happy, well-behaved puppy in 7 simple steps Teach your pup the ropes with Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps . This step-by-step guide shows you how to combine positive reinforcement with your dog’s natural instincts during training. They’ll learn essential manners and boundaries―while both of you bond and have lots of fun! Discover dog training fundamentals, and start implementing straightforward techniques that build up your pup’s skills in stages. You’ll gain a solid understanding of your puppy’s perspective, behavior, and body language―so you know why they’re doing what they’re doing, not just how to change their behavior or train a command. In this beginner-friendly dog training manual, you’ll find: Complete dog training ―Get guidance for bringing your puppy home, crate and potty training, preventing food aggression, socializing, learning key commands, and leash walking. Prep and puppy-proofing ―Explore the best ways to prepare for getting a puppy, from checking off an essential list of supplies to doing a safety check around your home. Tips and troubleshooting ―Learn how to see each dog training step from your puppy’s viewpoint and get quick advice in case things don’t go according to plan. You and your pup will learn all the essentials with this handy guide that makes dog training easy.

  • Author: Zoom Room Dog Training
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1641523431
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.5 x 8.9 inches

                 

4. Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

The 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 forever family. Now, in his first book, McMillan shares the knowledge he has gained working with thousands of dogs of every breed and personality to help readers turn their own pets into well-trained Lucky Dog graduates. Lucky Dog Lessons begins with the basics—building trust, establishing focus and control, and mastering training techniques. From there, McMillan explains his playful, careful, and kind approach to training the 7 Common Commands he teaches every dog: SIT, STAY, DOWN, COME, OFF, HEEL, and NO. Next, McMillan provides solutions to common canine behavior problems, including house training issues, door dashing, chewing, barking, and common mealtime misbehaviors. Lucky Dog Lessons includes easy-to-follow steps, illustrative examples, tried-and-true tips and tricks, and photographs to demonstrate each technique. Throughout the book, McMillan shares inspiring stories about his favorite students and gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the show and some of his most unique and challenging canine encounters, including some never-before-seen outtakes. Brandon McMillian believes that no dog is beyond saving, and the loving, positive, successful methods he offers will work wonders with even the most challenging dog. Create the happy pet family you want with Lucky Dog Lessons .

  • Author: Brandon McMillan
  • Publisher: HarperOne; Reprint edition (October 2, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-0062479020
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.84 x 8 inches

                 

5. The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

The classic bestseller that established the Monks of New Skete as America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond, updated to include the latest developments in canine health. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy , the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of The Art of Raising a Puppy features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory.

  • Author: Monks of New Skete
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; Revised edition (June 29, 2011)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-0316083270
  • Dimensions: 6.33 x 1.25 x 9.75 inches

                 



6. Dog Training for Kids: Fun and Easy Ways to Care for Your Furry Friend


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

Children Will Take the Lead with Fun & Easy Dog Training Techniques Every child wants a dog, yet not every child--or even grown-up!--is equipped to take on the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. But with the help of Vanessa Estrada Marin, the director of a sought-after dog-training program for kids, your child will have fun being in charge! Dog Training for Kids breaks down lessons and tutorials in simple steps and easy-to-follow instructions. Kids will have everything they need to be caring and responsible dog owners:    •    Basic Training Lessons including Stopping Unnecessary Barking, Potty & House Training, Obedience, Leash Training, Crate Training    •    Essential Commands including Sit, Stay, Heel, Drop It    •    Clever Tricks including Roll Over, Speak, High Five, and Leap    •    Super Fun Games including Obstacle Course, Frisbee, Tunnel    •    And More -- Equipment List, How to Train Your Dog to Be Calm at the Vet, How to Dog Proof Your Home Whether young dog lovers will be raising puppies, adopting rescues, or getting their first dogs, this all-in-one book will give them the confidence and knowledge to properly train, take care of, and establish a lasting bond with their well-behaved furry friends.

  • Author: Vanessa Estrada Marin
  • Publisher: Z Kids (November 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • ISBN: 978-0593196571
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 0.51 x 10.07 inches

                 

7. The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

Learn to communicate with your dog—using their language   “Good reading for dog lovers and an immensely useful manual for dog owners.”— The Washington Post   An Applied Animal Behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years’ experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell reveals a revolutionary new perspective on our relationship with dogs—sharing insights on how “man’s best friend” might interpret our behavior, as well as essential advice on how to interact with our four-legged friends in ways that bring out the best in them.   After all, humans and dogs are two entirely different species, each shaped by its individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (as are wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. This marvelous guide demonstrates how even the slightest changes in our voices and in the ways we stand can help dogs understand what we want. Inside you will discover:   • How you can get your dog to come when called by acting less like a primate and more like a dog • Why the advice to “get dominance” over your dog can cause problems • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble—and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of mischief • How dogs and humans share personality types—and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alpha wanna-bes!”   Fascinating, insightful, and compelling, The Other End of the Leash is a book that strives to help you connect with your dog in a completely new way—so as to enrich that most rewarding of relationships.

  • Author: Patricia B. McConnell
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (January 1, 2003)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1863253208
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches

                 

8. The Puppy Primer


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

Trainer favorite! Engaging, humorous and easy to follow, the updated Puppy Primer is packed with positive reinforcement tips and tricks, special topics and more. This updated and expanded version of our best-selling Puppy Primer is used by thousands of trainers across the U.S. New dog owners love it because it provides clear and concise information that makes training effective and fun. It's tone is upbeat and encouraging, yet it is chock full of even more useful information that every puppy owner needs. What's new? Dr. McConnell added new information about the benefits of positive reinforcement AND the importance of realistic expectations. For instance, "sit" while waiting for the food bowl is NOT equivalent to "sit" when company comes to the door! While it s almost twice the size of the original, the book is still easy to read, user-friendly and priced right for trainers and dog owners especially important in today's economy. It's the perfect guide for positive-based training classes or for new dog owners flying solo! Expanded sections/special topics include: - Socialization - Positive Reinforcement - House Training - Crate Training - Handling/Collar Touch - How to Stop Unwanted Behavior - Helping Puppies Conquer Their Fears - How Play Teaches Obedience and Emotional Control - How Not to Play! - Lots of New Tricks and Games - Adolescence   Exercises include: - Sit - Down -   Stand - Come - No Jumping Up -   Walking Side by Side - Games like Fetch, Find the Toy, etc. - Take It/Drop It - Puppy Pause (Precursor to Stay)   NOTE TO DOG TRAINERS: The Puppy Primer is designed as a guide for puppy classes based on positive training methods. Join hundreds of professional dog trainers across the country who rely on this book to help set the standard for excellence in puppy training

  • Author: Patricia B. McConnell
  • Publisher: McConnell Publishing; 2nd edition (February 23, 2010)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1891767135
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.31 x 10.6 inches

                 

9. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog (Dog Tricks and Training, 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

101 Dog Tricks is an international bestseller in 18 languages with over a half-million copies sold worldwide! This beautifully designed book features step-by-step instructions with easy-to-follow color photos of each step. Each trick is rated with a difficulty rating and prerequisites to get you started quickly . Tips and troubleshooting boxes cover common problems , while Build on it! ideas suggest more complicated tricks that build on each new skill . Tricks range from simple ones like Sit, Shake Hands, Fetch, and Roll Over, to extraordinary ones 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: Chores , such as Newspaper Delivery and Get Your Leash Funny tricks , such as Doggy Push-ups and Play the Piano Dancing , such as Moonwalk and Chorus Line Kicks Love , such as Kisses and Wave Goodbye Trick training will help you bond with your dog and integrate him or her into your family. Tricks also help keep your dog mentally and physically healthy 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 do more with your dog ! Millions of people have found success with Kyra Sundance's step-by-step techniques —and you can, too.

  • Author: Kyra Sundance
  • Publisher: Quarry Books; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1592533251
  • Dimensions: 7.15 x 0.63 x 9 inches

                 

10. The Big Book of Tricks for the Best Dog Ever: A Step-by-Step Guide to 118 Amazing Tricks and Stunts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dog Training - August 2021

Show off your dog! And let your dog show off, too! Using the secrets of professional dog trainers, this fully illustrated guide with hundreds of step-by-step photos show how to teach your pet 118 tricks and stunts. Organized from beginner level to pro, these tricks run the gamut from the kinds of things any well-behaved dog should know—fetch, paw shake, roll over—to stunts that will delight your friends and family, from dance routines to flying disc acrobatics. You’ll even learn the tricks behind filmmaking with dogs to create your own movie magic and performance showstoppers. And there are benefits far beyond the wow factor. Teaching your dog tricks will not only reveal more of your dog’s real personality, including hidden talents, it will also improve your pet’s behavior, reinforce socialization, prevent boredom and restlessness, and instill your pet with greater confidence. And dramatically enrich the relationship the two of you already share.

  • Author: Larry Kay
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Illustrated edition (March 19, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Pets & Animal Care
  • ISBN: 978-1523501618
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches