This is my recommended reading list for those of you out there that just can’t get enough of reading about dog training, behaviour, psychology and cognition.
Recommended reading list
Dog Training, Psychology, Behaviour, Etiology and Cognition Recommended Reading List
The following list of books are really the best you can currently find on these topics. Some of the most prestigious scientists and dog trainers in the world have conducted these studies and written these research papers. These books contain the most up to date research and information available at the moment on dog behaviour, cognition and etiology. If you’re looking to understand dogs better, and to improve communication and trust between you and your dog, these titles are really worth your while.
General Training & Relationship Building
Let Dogs Be Dogs
When I first read this book I was astounded at how similar their philosophies and methodologies were to mine. If you are looking for a good overall “how to” training book this book is well worth the read. It is very clear and explains how to help increase the trust and bond between you and your dog, as well as create a relationship of respect and understanding.
Separation Anxiety Recommended Reading List
Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs
For those of you struggling with separation anxiety, this book is for you. It goes through a step by step process on how to cure your dog of separation anxiety. While it is written for trainers, anyone will be able to understand the simple step by step process.
Available in print or digital on Amazon.ca.
Dog Behaviour, Cognition, Etiology & Evolution
The Social Dog : Behaviour and Cognition
This book is one of the most recent collaboration of studies from all over the world on dog psychology and etiology. These researchers have watched dogs interact with each-other in the absence of human intervention in the outskirts of Rome, Italy and India where street dogs roam. It is incredibly ground breaking and insightful research that is debunking some old wives tales about dogs and how they think, learn and interact both with each other and humans.For those of you struggling with separation anxiety, this book is for you. It goes through a step by step process on how to cure your dog of separation anxiety. While it is written for trainers, anyone will be able to understand the simple step by step process.
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training
Volumes 1, 2, & 3
Adaptation and learning.
Etiology and assessment of behaviour problems.
Procedures and protocols.