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General Books
Training & Behavior
Problem Solving and Prevention

A Behavior Sampler - Gary Wilkes
A Positive Training Program - Carol Lea Benjamin
Aggression In Dogs: Management, Prevention & Behav. Modification - Brenda Aloff
Bones Would Rain From The Sky: Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs - Suzanne Clothier
Canine Aggression Workbook - James O'Heare
Cautious Canine - Patricia McConnell, PhD
Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals - Karen Overall
Dog Problems - Carol Lea Benjamin
Dog Psychology The Basis of Dog Training - L. F. Whitney, DVM
Dog Training By Bash - Dibra
Dog Training in 10 Minutes - Carol Lea Benjamin
Dog Wise - John Fisher
Dogs are from Neptune - Jean Donaldson
Dominance: Fact or Fiction? - Barry Eaton
Don't Shoot The Dog - Karen Pryor
Take The Lead (formerly Alphabetize Yourself) - Terry Ryan
Expert Obedience Training for Dogs (Third Revised Edition) - Winifred Strickland
Feeling Outnumbered? How To Manage and Enjoy Your Multi-Dog Household - Karen London, PhD & Patricia McConnell, PhD
Help My Dog Has An Attitude - Gwen Bohnenkamp
How to be the Leader of the Pack - Patricia McConnell, PhD
How To Be Your Dogs Best Friend - The Monks of New Skete
I'll Be Home Soon - Patricia McConnell, PhD
Jelly Bean verses Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - C.W. Meisterfeld
(Professional Canine psychoanalyst/therapist)
Management Magic - Leslie Nelson & Gail Pivar
MINE! A Practical Guide To Resource Guarding In Dogs - Jean Donaldson
No Bad Dogs The Woodhouse Way - Barbara Woodhouse
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals - Turid Rugaas
People, Pooches & Problems - Job Michael Evans
Power of Positive Dog Training - Pat Miller
The Bark Stops Here - Terry Ryan
The Body Language and Emotion of Dogs - Myrna M. Milani, DVM
The Canine Separation Anxiety Workbook - James O'Heare
The Hidden Life of Dogs (An interesting look at canine behavior) - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
The Mentally Sound Dog - Gail I. Clark, PhD & William Boyer, PhD
The Other End Of The Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - Patricia McConnell, PhD
Understanding & Handling Dog Aggression - Barbara Sykes
You and your dog (A Complete guide to the health, care and behavior of dogs) - David Taylor
The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments, and the Psychology of Dogs - Nicholas H. Dodman

A Behavior Sampler  Gary Wilkes
The Dog who Loved Too Much  Dr. Nicholas Dodman,DVM
Help! My Dog Has An Attitude  Gwen Bohnenkamp
Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence  Carol Lea Benjamin
A Positive Training Program  Carol Lea Benjamin
Dog Training In 10 Minutes  Carol Lea Benjamin
Mentally Sound Dog  Clark & Boyer
Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook
(Revised and Expanded)
Delbert G. Carlson, DVM and James M. Giffin, MD
Dog Problems  Carol Lea Benjamin
Dog Language : An Encyclopedia of Canine Behaviour  Roger Abrantes
Dog Who Loved Too Much  Dodman
Behavior Problems In Dogs  William E. Campbell
Alphabetize Yourself: Help Your Dog Regard You As Leader (Pamphlet) Terry Ryan
Final Hope : Gaining Control of Your Aggressive Dog Stephen Joubert, Christian A.
Delmar (Photographer)
The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog  Terry Ryan, Jackie McCowen (Illustrator), Bruce Fogle
Culture Clash  Jean Donaldson
Dogs are from Neptune  Jean Donaldson
The Dog’s Mind
(Understanding your dog’s behavior)
 Bruce Fogel, DVM, MRCVS
People, Pooches & Problems  Job Michael Evans
So Your Dog's Not Lassie: Tips for Training Difficult Dogs and Independent Breeds  Betty Fisher, Suzanne Delzio
How To Be Your Dogs Best Friend  The Monks of New Skete
The Art of Raising a Puppy  The Monks of New Skete
Jelly Bean verses Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Written for the safety of our children and the welfare of our dogs)  C.W. Meisterfeld
Your New Baby and Bowser  Stephen C. Rafe
Child-Proofing Your Dog  Brian Kilcommons, Sarah Wilson
Dog Psychology The Basis of Dog Training  L. F. Whitney, DVM
Dog Training By Bash  Dibra
Super Puppy or Super Puppy Goes To Class (How to choose, raise, and train the best possible dog for you)  Jill & D. Manus Pinkwater
Dog Wise  John Fisher
How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With (Second Edition)  Rutherford & Neil
How To Play With Your Dog (For parents & children ages 2-5 yr.)  Jill & D. Manus Pinkwater
No Bad Dogs The Woodhouse Way  Barbara Woodhouse
Expert Obedience Training for Dogs (Third Revised Edition)  Winifred Strickland
How To Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days  Kalstone
How to Speak Dog: Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication  Stanley Coren
You and your dog (A Complete guide to the health, care and behavior of dogs)  David Taylor
Think Dog : An Owner's Guide to Canine Psychology John Fisher
The Hidden Life of Dogs (An interesting look at canine behavior )  Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
What's The Diagnosis?  Foster & Smith



Grow Your Pups With Bones - Billinghurst
Give Your Dog A Bone - Dr. Ian Billinghurst (Australia)
The BARF Diet - Dr. Ian Billinghurst (Australia)

K9 Kitchen: Your Dogs' Diet: The Truth Behind The Hype - Monica Segal
Raw Meaty Bones - Tom Lonsdale

The Collins Guide To Dog Nutrition - Donald R. Collins, DVM
The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog - Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown, DVM
Ultimate Diet: Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats - Kymythy R. Schultze

Switching to Raw - Susan K. Johnson -
Price per book - $13.95 Shipping & handling in U.S. - $5.00 for first book, $1.50 each additional book

Health/Medical Care

Are You Poisoning Your Pets? - Nina Anderson & Howard Peiper
Four Paws Five Directions : A Guide to Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs - Cheryl Schwartz 
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs & Cats - Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, Ph.D & Susan Hubble Pitcairn
Getting in TTouch with Your Dog - Linda Tellington-Jones
Small Animal Anesthesia & Analgesia - Diane McKelvey, K. Wayne Hollingshead 
Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care: A Manual for the Veterinary Technician - Andrea M. Battaglia  
The Merck Veterinary Manual
The Holistic Guide For A Healthy Dog - Wendy Volhard & Kerry Brown, DVM 

Advanced Animal Health & Veterinary Books

Applied Pharmacology for the Veterinary Technician - Boyce P. Wanamaker & Christy L. Pettes
Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians - Dennis M. McCurnin & Joanna M. Bassert
Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, & Rabbit - Steven E. Crow, Sally O. Walshaw, Cynthia Bronson Morton (Illustrator), Derek Fox (Illustrator), Stephen Crow
Manual of Small Animal Anesthesia - Robert R. Paddleford

Dog Show Books

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Breeding Books

Breeding Better Dogs (Fourth Edition)  Carmen L. Battaglia, Ph. D
Breeding A Litter (The Complete Book of Prenatal & Postnatal Care)  Beth J. Finder
Successful Dog Breeding (The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery)  Chris Walkowicz & Bonnie Wilcox, DVM
Canine Reproduction (A Breeder's Guide)  Phyllis A. Holst, MS, DVM
Book Of The Bitch (New Edition A Complete Guide To Understanding & Caring For Bitches)  J M & Kay White
Genetics Of The Dog  Willis
Allen's Fertility And Obstetrics In The Dog  England
Whelping And Rearing Of Puppies  Lee


Positive Response (A Natural Approach to Dog Training)  Alec Rowland
Breeding Better Dogs (Video tape seminar)  Carmen L. Battaglia, Ph. D
The Dominant Dog  John Rogerson
Telepathic Communication with Animals  Penelope Smith
Click & Treat (Training Kit - Version 1.1)  Gary Wilkes
Whelping Puppies & Their First 8 Weeks  Frawley


 The AKC Gazette (Official Publication of The AKC)  5580 Centerview Dr., Raleigh, NC 27690-0643 (919) 233-9780
 Dalmatian Quarterly  Hoflin Publishing


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Dogwise - Dog books! The Dog and Cat Book Catalog from Direct Book Service has training, obedience, showing, veterinary, natural health, breed, videos, agility, grooming, clicker training
List of Herb Books and References
JW Books
Jean Donaldson's LasarDogs Page
Minimum Price Homeopathic Books - Almost every English language book on homeopathy
The Holistic Animal Bookstore


(Other Breeders Recommendations)

Bobbie's Linden

Red Fire Hydrant

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How To Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days - Kalstone
How To Raise a Puppy You Can Live With (Second Edition) - Rutherford & Neil
Super Puppy or Super Puppy Goes To Class - Jill & D. Manus Pinkwater
Surviving Your Dog's Adolescence - Carol Lea Benjamin
The Art of Raising a Puppy -The Monks of New Skete

Dogs & Children

Child-Proofing Your Dog - Brian Kilcommons
How To Play With Your Dog (For parents & children ages 2-5 yr.) - Jill & D. Manus Pinkwater
Your New Baby & Bowser - Stephan C. Rafe

Showing Dogs

Canine Orthopedics - Robert Rooks & Connie Jankowski
Dogsteps: A New Look - Rachel Page Elliot
Canine Terminology - Harold Spira, Australia
Click to Win! Clicker Training for the Show Ring - Karen Pryor
Dog Anatomy: A Pictorial Approach - Peter Goody (UK)
Dog Locomotion and Gait Analysis - Curtis Brown
K-9 Structure & Terminology - Edward M. Gilbert, Jr. & Thelma R. Brown
New Secrets of Successful Show Dog Handling - Peter Green & Mario Migliorini
Raising A Champion: A Beginner's Guide to Showing Dogs - Meredith John & Carole Richards
Show Me (A Dog Showing Primer) - D. Caroline Coile
Solving The Mysteries Of Breed Type - Richard Beauchamp
The Forsyth Guide To Successful Dog Showing (First Edition) - Robert & Jane Forsyth
The Preparation and Presentation of the Show Dog (Third Edition) - Jeff & Betty Brucker
The Winning Edge (Show Ring Secrets) - George G. Alston w/ Connie Vanacore
Tricks of the Trade - Pat Hastings
Winning With Purebred Dogs (Success By Design) - Dr. Alvin Grossman & Beverly Grossman


Book Of The Bitch (A Complete Guide To Understanding & Caring For Bitches) - J M & Kay White
Born To Win - Breed To Succeed - Patricia Craig Trotter
Breeding A Litter - (The Complete Book of Prenatal & Postnatal Care) - Beth J. Finder
Breeding Better Dogs (Fourth Edition) - Carmen L. Battaglia, Ph. D
Canine Reproduction (A Breeder's Guide) - Phyllis A. Holst, MS, DVM
Fertility and Obstetrics in the Dog (Library of Veterinary Practice) - W. Edward Allen
Successful Dog Breeding - Chris Walkowicz & Bonnie Wilcox, DVM

Dalmatian Books

A Complete Owners Manual - Tanya B. Ditto
Dalmatians - Beverly Pisano
Dalmatians Today - Patches Silverstone
The Dalmatian - Anna Katherine Nicholas
The Dalmatian - The Owner's Guide to the Happy Healthy Pet - Patti & Rod Strand
The Dalmatian (First & Second edition) Coach dog - Firehouse Dog - Alfred & Esmeralda Treen
The Official Book of The Dalmatian - The Dalmatian Club of America - T.H.F Books
The Pet Owner's Guide To The Dalmatian - Geraldine Gregory
The Proper Care of Dalmatians - Sylvia Howison


The Gazette (Official Publication of The AKC) - 5580 Centerview, Dr., Raleigh, NC 27690-0643


A Key to Movement Video - Karen Armistead
Dog Aggression: Fighting Video - Ian Dunbar
Dog Aggresssion: Biting Video - Ian Dunbar
Dogsteps Video - Rachel Page Elliot
The Dominant Dog - John Rogerson

Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) is dedicated to the enhancement human/dog relationship emphasizing positive reinforcement dog training, and providing educational conferences and resources to professional dog trainers, breeders, veterinarians, nutritionists, and serious dog enthusiasts.

The following list has been prepared by APDT as a list of references to help dog trainers prepare for their APDT Certification Examination.

An Introduction to Animal Behavior - Manning & Dawkins
Dog Friendly Dog Training - Andrea Arden
Dog Problems: The Gentle Modern Cure *This title is out of print - Weston & Ross
Don't Shoot the Dog - Karen Pryor
Excel-erated Learning - Pamela Reid
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Vol. 1: Adaptation and Learning - Steven Lindsay
Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Vol. 2: Etiology & Assessment of Behavior Problems - Steven Lindsay
How to Teach a New Dog Old Tricks - Dr. Ian Dunbar
How to Think Straight About Psychology - Allyn & Bacon
Pet Behavior Protocols - Suzanne Hetts
Professional Standards for Dog Trainers: Effective, Humane Principles - Delta Society
Psychology of Learning and Behaior - Schwartz & Robbins
Purely Positive Training - Sheila Booth
The Complete Guide to Dog Care - HSUS
The Culture Clash - Jean Donaldson
The Dog Who Would Be King - John C. Wright
The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behaviour, and Interactions with People - James Serpell
The Perfect Puppy - Gwen Bailey

Text Book Chapters

1) Introduction to Psychology, Dennis Coon - Chapters on Learning and Conditioning, Social Behavior and Interpersonal Communication (Applied Psychology) Not Available from Dogwise at this time


Clicker Magic (VHS) - Karen Pryor
Clicker Magic (PAL-European VCR Format) - Karen Pryor
Puppy Love (VHS) - Karen Pryor
Canine Behavior: Body Postures and Evaluating Behavioral Health - Hetts & Estep
Paw-sitive Dog Training (VHS) - Allan Bauman