Julie’s favorite books on dogs and training:
For new dog and puppy owners or those considering getting a dog:
The Perfect Puppy in Seven Days, by Dr. Sophia Yin
The Puppy Primer, by Dr. Patricia McConnell
Before and After Getting Your Puppy, by Dr. Ian Dunbar, veterinarian, animal behaviorist and founder of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers
Wag, The Science of Making Your Dog Happy, by Dr. Zazie Todd
Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind, A Parent’s Guide to Controlling the Chaos, by Colleen Pelar
Click for Joy! by Melissa C. Alexander
How To Teach A New Dog Old Tricks, by Dr. Ian Dunbar Family Friendly Dog Training: A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog, by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D Puppy Training for Kids, by Colleen Pelar, CPDT
Books on dogs, training, and our relationships with them:
The Culture Clash, by Jean Donaldson
The Other End of the Leash, Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs, by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D
Decoding Your Dog, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Editors: Debra F Horowitz, John Ciribassi, Steve Dale.
Podcasts: Be sure to check out Your Family Dog Podcast with Tina Spring and me talking dogs and helping families love living with dogs!
Some of My Favorite Links:
90 Days to the Perfect Puppy: This is Tina Springs fabulous online program that will help you solve all “your frustrating puppy problems in just minutes a day.”
Nobl Dog Food: “Nutrient-dense pet foods for a healthy diet, all in a convenient lightweight packaging that leaves little trace.” This is great food! My dogs love it and it has given Zuzu her youthful figure back. Save 15% when you use the code APC15 at checkout!
Ohio State University Veterinary Behavior Department: The veterinary animal behaviorists at OSU “offers services to owners of companion animals with behavioral issues” from separation anxiety to phobias, aggression to cognitive dysfunction.
The Whole Dog Journal: A wonderful resource for all kinds of useful information on training, health, products, food, gear, and so much more.
Dog Star Daily: Dr. Ian Dunbar’s website with plenty of articles and videos on dog behavior, training, and raising a well adjusted puppy.