Books For Dog Owners - 3 Top Dog Training Books to Help New Owners
Dunbar has done more for dogs and dog training than any other person, At the top of my list is his book: Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog.
Dunbar recommends that training should start early, as young as eight weeks old.
He teaches a very positive approach and highly recommends a lot of socialization.
Dunbar adds that by starting early many of the behavior problems experienced by dogs owners can be completely avoided.
The second book on this list would go to the great dog trainer Jean Donaldson.
Her book "Culture Clash" is such a great book because it focuses on training from your dog's point of view.
So much training information is focused on how to stop certain behaviors by inflicting force or punishment.
Once you understand why your dog does certain behaviors you'll be able to take a much more compassionate approach to training.
The third best dog training book is "Don't Shoot The Dog" by Karen Pryor.
The most interesting point to make about this book is that it really does not focus on specific training techniques for dogs.
Instead the book really focuses on operant conditioning.
Training a dog, cat, bird or killer whale are all done the same way.
Karen explains how using positive reinforcement and you can reinforce and improve the behavior of your dog, cat or spouse.
The three books in this article will greatly increase your understanding of dog behavior and training.