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Choosing a Dog Books and Videos

AKC COMPLETE DOG BOOK FOR KIDS
by American Kennel Club

The only AKC-approved reference for children is the ultimate book for those who love dogs! Includes breed characteristics, history, fun facts, competing in Agility and Junior Showmanship.
BREEDER'S GUIDE TO RAISING SUPERSTAR DOGS - PUPPY DEVELOPMENT, IMPRINTING AND TRAINING
by Jerry Hope

This book very succinctly lays out, in easy to read and understand terms, the sensitive periods of dog development. Better yet, the author explains why they are sensitive periods and exactly what the breeder should be doing during each one. The author also makes some painfully honest statements about what he feels the breeder's responsibility should be, and unfortunately, why people who breed dogs often do not take this responsibility seriously.
COME BACK, COMO - WINNING THE HEART OF A RELUCTANT DOG
by Steven Winn

Based on a beloved 10-part series in the San Francisco Chronicle, "Come Back, Como" is a tender and hilarious story of one man's uncommonly rich experience with a dog who wants nothing whatsoever to do with him.
CREATING SUPERSTAR DOGS SEMINAR DVD
by Jerry Hope

Raising Superstar Dogs Seminar DVD covers Jerry’s Superstar Program from birth through 12 weeks old; the earliest age Jerry recommends sending pups to their new homes. Professionally using lecture and video, Jerry weaves a clear and precise picture of how the program works. This is a must see video for all breeders, and, when used as a guide to selecting a caring breeder, will aid the future puppy-family in selecting the best breeder. This DVD is an excellent resource to go with Jerry’s new book, The Breeder's Guide to Raising Superstar Dogs.
DOGOLOGY - WHAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR DOG REVEALS ABOUT YOU
by Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson

Authors Vicki Croke and Sarah Wilson, experts on the complex bond between dogs and their owners, use quizzes, psychological insights, and humor to analyze why dog owners gravitate toward certain breeds as pets--and to explain what owner's choices reveal about their character and emotional makeup.
DOGS - THE ULTIMATE DICTIONARY OF OVER 1000 DOG BREEDS
by Desmond Morris

From household pets to wild dogs, hunting hounds to sheep-herders, cattle-herders, even fish-herders, this comprehensive survey provides the history, qualities, and characteristics of each breed.
DOGS ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES
by Consumer Dummies

"Dogs All-in-One For Dummies" (includes 12 books in one) offers all dog lovers the latest information you need to choose, raise, and care for your furry best friend from puppyhood to its twilight years. Features new information on dog showing, agility, going green, and traveling with your pooch.
HEALING COMPANIONS - ORDINARY DOGS AND THEIR EXTRAORDINARY POWER TO TRANSFORM LIVES
by Jane Miller

This is the first book to detail how dogs are increasingly benefiting those who suffer from a range of emotional ills, from eating disorders and anxiety to agoraphobia, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Covers such topics as the criteria to consider when choosing the right dog for you; how to navigate the procedural regulations that apply to a service dog; how to respond when taking your service dog out in public.
HOW MANY DOGS - USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TRAINING TO MANAGE A MULTIPLE DOG HOUSEHOLD
by Debby McMullen

Would you like to live in harmony in a house with multiple dogs?! It can most easily be obtained when positive reinforcement training techniques are used, along with proper living space management and good feeding habits. You'll learn how to do all those things in this book.
IMAGINE LIFE WITH A WELL BEHAVED DOG - A 3-STEP POSITIVE DOG TRAINING PROGRAM
by Julie Bjelland

In "Imagine Life with a Well-Behaved Dog" Julie Bjelland offers all the information you need to make your dog confident, secure and able to understand and follow rules.
LIVING WITH YOUR DOG DVD
by Jack & Wendy Volhard

The Volhard's "Motivational Method" is a holistic approach that stresses positive reinforcement as a means to enable owners to communicate effectively with their pets.

An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, door manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down. An excellent DVD for anyone welcoming a new puppy or adult dog into their home, it includes chapters on the basics, such as leash manners, jumping up, sit, stand, down, sit stay, recall, leave it and the long down.

The Volhard's also share their knowledge on equipment, crate training, puppy development, canine socialization, grooming and nutrition.
PLEASE OH PLEASE CAN WE GET A DOG? - PARENTS' GUIDE TO DOG OWNERSHIP
by Cheryl Peterson

Helps you give the right answer to one of the most dreaded questions children ask - even if the answer is "no." Get off to a good start so you and your kids can experience the joys of dog ownership for years to come!
PUREBRED RESCUE DOG ADOPTION - REWARDS AND REALITIES
by Liz Palika

An inspiring, realistic guide to adopting purebred rescues. Complete with a list of up-to-date Internet resources.
SPORTING SPANIEL HANDBOOK
by Loren Spiotta-DiMare

If you are considering adding a spaniel to your family, this is the book for you! History of the sporting spaniel breeds, the current breed standards, personalities, training, exercise, and grooming requirements, as well as breed-specific health concerns. $11.99
SUCCESSFUL DOG ADOPTION
by Sue Sternberg

Gentle, expert guidance on how to find and adopt an exceptional canine companion. From popular author, trainer and shelter owner Sue Sternberg.
THE CITY DOG - THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR CITY DWELLERS AND THEIR DOGS
by Sarah Whitehead

For the urbanite on the market for the perfect pet, the book provides a guide to the dogs who are most compatible with city life and small living spaces. Since city dwellings can cause specific stresses for dogs, a personalized socialization program is included to help acclimate your dog to the sights, sounds, and smells of urban living.
THE EVERYTHING NEW PUPPY BOOK - CHOOSING, RAISING, AND TRAINING YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND
by Carlo DeVito & Amy Ammen

This book teaches puppy owners all they need to know to successfully raise a puppy of any breed or background.
THE ORIGINAL DOG BIBLE - DEFINITIVE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS DOG, 2ND EDITION
by Kristin Mehus-Roe, Editor

NEW 2ND EDITION - BowTie Press' best-selling dog bible just got bigger and better, with new and updated content, fresh photos and sidebars, and an expanded breed section—listed alphabetically for easy reference. The most comprehensive reference tool available, The Original Dog Bible is the one-stop information source no dog house should be without!
TRAINING YOUR SUPERDOG - HOW TO UNLEASH YOUR DOGS POTENTIAL
by Gwen Bailey

This dynamic guide uses the latest research into canine intelligence to explain how dogs think, and provides detailed information on how to communicate effectively with man's best friend and build a rewarding relationship that will last a lifetime.
WORLD ATLAS OF DOG BREEDS, 6TH EDITION
by Dominique De Vito

The World Atlas of Dog Breeds is the largest and most comprehensive encyclopedia of dog breeds available in the world. Three years in the making, this invaluable reference includes more than 420 internationally recognized dog breeds and varieties and provides detailed history, personality, traits, and care and training requirements for every breed.


 
 
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