Recommended Reading List

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Animal Handling

Low Stress Handling, Restraint & Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats
Sophia Yin

Calming Signals: On Talking Terms with Dogs
Turrid Rugaas

Canine Body Language, a Photographic Guide
Brenda Aloff

Reaching the Animal Mind
Karen Pryor
Available direct from the author

Understanding Canine Behavior & Behavior Modification

How Dogs Learn
Mary Burch and Jon Bailey

How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves
Sophia Yin

Animals in Translation
Temple Grandin

Culture Clash
Jean Donaldson

Dogs are From Neptune
Jean Donaldson

Carrots and Sticks: Principles of animal behavior training
McGravy, P.D. & Boakes, R.A.
Cambridge University Press, 2008
ISBN 0521686911
*Out of print, but used copies are often available online.

Canine Behavior, Evolution & Cognition
Adam Miklosi
Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN 0199295859
Now available in paperback

Genetics and the Social Behavior of the Dog
John Paul Scott and John L. Fuller
University of Chicago Press, 1998
ISBN 0226743381

The Domestic Dog: its evolution, behaviour and interactions with people
Edited by James Serpell
Cambridge University Press, 1996
ISBN 0521425379
* Out of print, readily available used

Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training Vol. 1: Adaptation and Learning
Steven R. Lindsay
Iowa State University Press, 2000
ISBN 0813807549

Karen Pryor On Behavior: Essays and Research
Karen Pryor
Sunshine Books, 1994
ISBN 0962401714

The Toolbox for Remodeling Your Problem Dog
Terry Ryan
Howell Books, 1998
ISBN 0876050496
*Out of print. Used editions readily available online.

Understanding and modifying behavior: Feline, Equine and Exotics

Lads before the Wind
Karen Pryor
* This book is not specifically about the behavior of exotics, but it uses training experiences with marine mammal examples to illustrate fundamental concepts in learning and behavior.

Feline Behavior for Veterinarians
Dr. Bonnie Beaver
Saunders, 2003
ISBN 0721694985

Cat Training in 10 Minutes
Miriam Fields-Banineau
TFH Publications, 2003
ISBN 0793805309

Exotic Pet Behavior: Birds, reptiles and small mammals
Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM & Teresa Lightfoot, DVM
Saunders, 2006
ISBN 978-1-4160-0009-9

Clicker Training for Your Horse
Alexandra Kurland
Ringpress Books, 2001
ISBN 1860542921

Behaviour of the Domestic Cat
J. Bradshaw
CABI Publishing, 1992
ISBN 085198715X

The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour
Edited by Dennis Turner and Patrick Bateson
Cambridge University Press, 2000
ISBN 0521636485

Animal Training: Successful Animal Management Through Positive Reinforcement
Ken Ramirez
Shedd Aquarium Society, 1999

Pet Selection

Perfect Puppy: How to Choose Your Dog by Its Behavior
Benjamin Hart, DVM and Lynette A. Hart
W.H. Freeman and Company, 1988, 1997
ISBN 0716718294

The Right Dog For You: Choosing a Breed That Matches Your
Personality, Family and Life-style

Daniel F. Tortora, PhD
Fireside Books, 1983
ISBN 067147247X

Your Purebred Puppy: A Buyers Guide
Michele Lowell
Henry Holt & Co, 1991
ISBN 0805018921

Instructor Guides

The Kinderpuppy Course
Dr. Jennifer Messner

Teaching Clicker Classes: Instructor’s Guide to Using Positive Reinforcement in Dog Training
Debra Jones, PhD

Training and Learning: Canine

When Pigs Fly! Training Success with Impossible Dogs
Jane Killion

Excel-erated Learning
Pamela Reid

Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Karen Pryor

Clicker Training for Dogs
Karen Pryor

Clicker Fun: Dog Tricks & Games
Debra Jones, PhD

Clicker Training for Obedience
Morgan Spector

The Toolbox for Building a Great Family Dog
Terry Ryan

Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog
Kenneth Martin, DVM DACVB  and Debbie Martin, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

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Perfect Puppy: How to raise a well-behaved dog
Gwen Bailey
Reader’s Digest, 1998
ISBN 0895778394
* Out of print, readily available used

Videos and DVDs

Let the Games Begin
Terry Ryan

Clicker Magic DVD
Karen Pryor

Give Them a Scalpel and They Will Dissect a Kiss: Dog Training, Past, Present and Future
Ian Dunbar

Fighting Dominance in a Dog-Whispering World
Jean Donaldson & Ian Dunbar

Control Unleashed: A Foundation Seminar
Leslie McDevitt

The Click and Treat Training Kit
Gary Wilkes

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