Dog Books: Top 5 Resourceful Reads For Canine Parents

Training tips, behavior modification, breaking aggressive tendencies, treating resource guarding, and gaining a closer understanding of how dogs perceive the worldthere’s a book for it all! The following five dog books are both fascinating and resourceful for pet parents. 

1) Culture Clash

Written by author Jean Donaldson, this training book is described in actual reviews over and over as: “One of the best books I’ve read on dog training.” If you’re still in the dog training phase or just interested in useful tips, this is definitely worth a read!

2) Inside Of A Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

Written by Cognitive Scientist Alexandra Horowitz, this book explains the evolution of dogs, how they became man’s best friend, and how they perceive the world around them. I recently dove into this amazing read and learned a lot! It’s an eye opening book that definitely has the ability to change your relationship with your canine companion. 

3) Mine

Written by Jean Donaldson, this book is a how-to-guide on the subject of resource guarding. Whether your dog is into guarding his food, toys, or you, this book is a must read. You’ll get tips on how to correctly treat resource guarding. 

4) Fight: A Practical Guide to the Treatment of Dog Dog Aggression

Written by Jean Donaldson, this book is a guide for how to treat dog to dog aggression issues. You’ll learn behavior modification techniques to retrain the bullying pooch or the pooch who is scared of other dogs. 

5) The Other End Of The Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

This book is one I’ve wanted for quite some time and I think I am going to order it as soon as I finish this post. It’s written by Dr. Patricia McConnell, an applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than 20 years in the field. Dr. McConnell presents a new viewpoint on the human relationship with dogs, highlighting human behavior in comparison with the behavior of dogs. It demonstrates that when you learn to think about human behavior from the perspective of the dog, you will gain a new understanding which can enhance human/canine communication and relationships.