Some of my favorite books on – what else? – dog behavior and training:

Dog Behavior & Cognition

The Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson. Award-winning book from the founder of the Academy for Dog Trainers: “a revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs.

The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell. All about how our human behavior affects our dogs’ behavior.

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs Smell, See & Know, Alexandra Horowitz. One of the best books on canine cognition I’ve ever read.

Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide, Brenda Aloff. Clear explanations and photos of dog body language.

Positive Training

Don’t Shoot The Dog! The New Art of Teaching & Training, Karen Pryor. From one of the pioneers of clicker training on how to use positive reinforcement training methods to change pets’ and human behavior.

Before You Get Your Puppy and After You Get Your Puppy, Dr. Ian Dunbar. Must-reads for potential puppy adopters and new adopters. Learn about housetraining, early socialization, bite inhibition and much more from this expert veterinary behaviorist.

How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks, Dr. Ian Dunbar. Step-by-step witty instructions for teaching dog basic manners and obedience using kind, lure-reward training.

Good Dog 101: Easy Lessons to Train Your Dog the Happy, Healthy Way, Christine Dahl.

Guide to Living With & Training a Fearful Dog, Debbie Jacobs. An essential read for anyone who has a fearful dog from an expert fearful dog trainer & advocate. Read my review here.

Help For Your Fearful Dog, Nicole Wilde. Detailed positive training plans to modify a wide range of fearful behaviors; lots of information about complementary calming remedies.

Click to Calm: Healing the Aggressive Dog, Emma Parsons. Easy-to-follow clicker training recipes to calm and reshape agressive behavior.