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I'm pretty new to this, these are the books I'm finding most helpful, especially CU.


Control unleashed the puppy program - easy to read, excellent starting point, good descriptions of "how to". I really wish I'd found this earlier, my pup has issues.
For the love of a dog - intense, hard to read, about dog emotion and body language
 

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I am also new.

I just read:
Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend by the Monks of New Skete
Fight by Jean Donaldson

I am about to read:
Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
Plenty in Life is Free by Kathy Sadao

Most of these books are focused on R+ (positive reinforcement) techniques. The Monks of New Skete use startle sometimes. I found them all great


Check out Dogwise.com since they specialize in Dog Books.

Let me know how things go!
 

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Would highly recommend all the above books.

I'm also a big fan of Shaping Success by Susan Garrett. It talks a lot about shaping behaviors and why it's awesome for dogs.
I would also recommend:
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Mine! by Jean Donaldson
Fiesty Fido by Patricia McConnell
Oh Behave by Jean Donaldson
 

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1. Cesar’s Way Dog Training, by Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan is an expert of dog behavioral issues and you can find him on television and in many books.
2. The Art of Raising a Puppy Dog Training, by Monks of New Skete
They have been raising few German Shepherds and training all breeds of dogs for many years.
3. Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog–the Navy SEAL Way, by Mike Ritland
This book teaches you the science behind the importance of getting your dog’s trust.
4. Training the Best Dog Ever, by Larry Kay
Positive reinforcement is a popular training method, This book is about A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement.
5. Dog Training For Dummies, by Jack Volhard
You will be happy to know that you do not actually have to be a dummy to benefit from the training advice from this book.

All titles that mentioned above are available on Amazon.
 

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Already mentioned in this topic, buuuuuut...

Control Unleashed: Puppy Program by Leslie McDevitt!

Hands down my most favorite book for dog training. It also has color pictures of puppies which are so cute! I actually never had a puppy while I owned this book, but it did well for my adult rescue because the concepts in the book are important for dogs of all ages and the exercises are clearly explained.
 

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I recommend staying away from anything by Caesar Milan.

Recommendations are:
The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
Mine! by Jean Donaldson
Don't Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor
Perfect Puppy in 7 Days by Sophia Yin (Really great beginner book, IMO)
 

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I agree with Dog Support. Any book by the Monks of New Skeet. I would look at what the actual experience the author is. Anyone can write a book. I liked the Monks' books and "Training The Hard To Train Dog" by Peggy Swager. Just ask yourself if the techniques make sense.

You can use any style you like and incorporate several methods. I have lots of dog training books. I've learned from them all, if only what Not to do. Good luck!
 
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