***"Culture Clash" by Jean Donaldson***
Teaches how to view our dogs as dogs, not humans. But still appreciate their "doginality."
In-depth look at what are too commonly pegged as "lemon-dogs." Which, in reality, are totally normal dogs that need motivators to curb their natural dog behavior to be able to live a peaceful life in a human environment. Chewing, diging, sniffing, licking and even the occasional argument are among the many other things addressed within it's cover. A wonderful read to help separate myth from science and learn how to clearly communicate with our companions.
***"Good Dog 101" by Cristine Dahl***
Cristine is the founder and head instructor at Northwest School for Canine Studies, where Eric attended and acquired his CCS certification.
A Consumer's Guide to Force Free Techniques
A great read: chalk full of wonderful force free ideas and techniques to help your dog with common behavior problems, as well as simple explanations as to why the undesirable behavior exists in the first place.
***"Dog Behavior: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet" by Dr. Ian Dunbar***
This book revolutionized Eric's training approach. If you read nothing else on this list, read this book!
A must-read for anybody looking into evidence-based reasoning on how their dogs learn, how they think, and why they act the way they do.
Full of information about what makes our dogs tick, what different body language means, and general tools/ ideas on training and behavior modification.
***"The Other End of the Leash: Why we do what we do around dogs" by Patricia McConnell***
A book that emphasizes the main contributor to problem behavior: THE HUMAN!
This incredibly detailed and in-depth book utilizes humor to discuss some common sense things, which sadly are not so common. Her patience and light-heartedness truly comes out in this excellent read, to help you clearly communicate with your dog, and have a better understanding of how our actions impact our dog's behavior
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