RECOMMENDED
READING LIST

These are some of the best books we've found and we know you're going to truly enjoy them! Jean Donaldson is an award winning behaviorist whose books will to help you understand how your rottweiler {and all canines for that matter} think and what makes them act the way they do. Once you gain this insight, you can plan your teaching and behavior-modification program to bring about the results you want. Most importantly, you'll learn about training without confrontation. You can now toss out those antiquated torture devices such as choke chains, prong collars and electronic training devices. So sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy. Before you know it you will have the best trained, happiest, well adjusted rottweiler who will surely be a most valuable and valued member of your family!

CHILD-PROOFING YOUR DOG
by Brian Kilcommons

A complete guide to preparing your dog for the children in your life - including training an older dog to accept an infant, avoid common toddler/dog problems, teaching kids dog care and safety rules, special help for dogphobic children, terrific tricks kids can teach their dog, and preventative training against jumping, snapping, barking and aggressive behavior in the family dog. Please read this before the baby arrives! This book features invaluable care and safety rules and has long been a favorite to ensure that you can have your baby and your dog too!!

CULTURE CLASH
by Jean Donaldson

Jean Donaldson brings you a revolutionary new way of understanding the relationship between humans and domestic dogs. This groundbreaking work takes a new look at dog behavior and how dogs relate to people. It is based on the simple concept that dog are DOGS not honorary humans with a sense of morality and an ability to seek revenge or plan Culture Clash has helped thousands of dog owners to better understand their animals. Understand the role of conditioning, and how to get the behavior you want by applying scientifically sound learning principles in training.

DOGS ARE FROM NEPTUNE
by Jean Donaldson

This tremendously valuable work provides candid answers to urgent questions about aggression and other aspects of dog behavior, from the author of best seller, Culture Clash. Includes case histories and guidelines for dealing with: aggression toward strangers; resource guarding; dog-dog aggression; behavior problems such as counter surfing, barking, mouthiness during play, mounting, stool eating; obedience problems such as off leash control, stay breaking, recall off distractions, pulling; and fear and anxiety problems. Positive reinforcement methods include clickers, food, and praise. There are planned programs with step-by-step solutions to help understand and solve even serious dog problems, problems you may have thought could not be solved.

MINE! A Practical Guide to
Resource Guarding in Dogs
by Jean Donaldson

A practical how-to guide on resource guarding/aggression - food bowl, object, bed, crate, owner, etc. - in dogs. Contents include: aggression basics, nature of resource guarding, kinds of resource guarding, prognosis, safety tools, treatment overview, management, desensitization, troubleshooting, body handling desensitization, operant conditioning. Published by Kinship Communications/ SF-SPCA, 2002, pbk, 100 pages.

CALMING SIGNALS
On Talking Terms with Dogs
by Turid Rugaas


A fascinating look at an intriguing subject. Dogs have a language for communication with each other, consisting of a large variety of signals using body, face, ears, tail, sounds, movement and expression. By developing an understanding of the dog's body language; especially, the signals used to maintain the peace and resolve conflict within the pack, we increase our ability to communicate with our dogs.

DON'T SHOOT THE DOG
by Karen Pryor

This is one of the most popular teaching and training books. Karen Pryor is famous as an early dolphin trainer. Outlines 8 methods for putting an end to all kinds of undesirable behavior without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips - or 'shooting the dog'; the 10 laws of shaping behavior through affection training; PLUS housetraining the dog. New revised edition has new chapter, "Clicker Training, A New Technique." This covers the use of clickers in dog training, why it works,and how it has caught on.

I'LL BE HOME SOON!
by Patricia McConnell

Learn how to prevent and treat 'Separation Anxiety'. If you worry about leaving your dog home alone, both because you love your dog and your house, this book is for you. Most dogs can be left home alone during the day and lead happy, fulfilled doggy lives without destroying your house. Of course, some of them get into trouble at home when you're gone because there's so much fun stuff to do without you to stop them. But a small number of dogs suffer from a serious problem called 'Separation Anxiety', in which they panic at your departure and stay panicked until you return. This book is designed to help those whose dog really suffers from 'Separation Anxiety', to help you prevent it from developing, and to help you raise a dog with good "house manners."

CAUTIOUS CANINE
by Patricia McConnell

Learn how to help dogs conquer their fears. Being overcautious and fearful not only makes for an unhappy pet but can lead to other problems. Cautious Canine takes the desensitizing, counter conditioning approach to your dog's fear of other dogs, children, men, certain noises, objects, etc. and shows you how to help your pet overcome his fears.

HOW TO BE THE LEADER OF THE PACK
by Patricia McConnell

Problem solving and prevention - learn how to love your dogs without spoiling them and provide boundaries without intimidation. This booklet clarifies how to be a benevolent leader and avoid aggression related to fear or dominance. If you want to be a natural leader to your pack, this book tells you how to do it in a peaceful, kind way. The ideas and exercises in this booklet are based on the way dogs communicate with each other, so they are highly effective and easy for your dog to understand. An essential part of any canine library!

TOOLBOX FOR REMODELING
YOUR PROBLEM DOG
by Terry Ryan

Learn how to use fun and positive methods to solve just about any behavior problem! Understanding your dog, building an appropriate environment, obedience training, and providing leadership will all help. Trainer/behaviorist Terry Ryan gives you the tools to solve specific problems, then provides the expertise to transfer the methods to other problems you may have with your canine companion!

THE OTHER END OF THE LEASH
by Patricia McConnell

Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs - When humans communicate with dogs, a lot can get lost in the translation. Focusing on human behavior, Dr. McConnell teaches readers how to retrain themselves to speak consistently in a language dogs understand and avoid sending conflicting and confusing messages.

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