Puppy Prep Books


Getting a new puppy and want to start educating yourself?  Below is a list put together by professional dog trainer Robin Sallie. Be sure to check out Robin’s blog it is loaded with training information: Raising K9


Puppy Right Start: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth and Debbie Martin –
You have to buy it directly from them at http://www.veterinarybehavior.com/store.html
I like if best for my pet dog students because the book shows how to get the behaviors by targeting, luring, and capturing. It covers puppy development, the proper way to use a clicker (or marker word), fading the a lure, adding a cue and even has a socialization check sheet.

Focused Puppy by Deb Jones and Judy Keller-
They provide a day by day plan on what foundation exercises and games to do for the pup’s first year.  The book does not go much into detail about how to use the clicker.

Train Your Dog Like a Pro by Jean Donaldson
This one comes with a DVD to show what the training process looks like and teaches you how to logical increase  criteria.

The Thinking Dog: Crossover to Clicker Training by  Gail Tamases Fisher

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Positive Dog Training, 2nd edition  by Pamela Dennison

Power of Positive Dog Training, 2nd edition by Pat Miller

Family Friendly Dog Training: A Six Week Program for You and Your Dog by Patricia McConnell & Aimee Moore

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