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These are my three favorite training books
and all are for sale at Amazon.com.

Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures
(Karen Pryor Clicker Books)

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dog Training

New Complete Dog Training Manual

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Manners Minder: positive reinforcement from a remote training device


Step by step guide on how to clicker train your dog








Picture guide on how to train your dog







Dr. Bruce Fogle's New Complete Dog Training Manual

Clicking With Your Dog: Step-By-Step in Pictures
(Karen Pryor Clicker Books)

Low on theory but long on step-by-step directions, this is an excellent first book for a dog owner wanting to learn clicker training.

Clicker training is the most popular form of positive reinforcement training for dogs. Good behavior is marked with a click and rewarded with a treat, a toy, or a pat.

Author Peggy Tillman uses the principles popularized by Karen Pryor to create a visual guide for the beginning dog owner/trainer. While Ms. Pryor's works are interesting to read, novice dog trainers may find them more theoretical than practical.

Ms. Tillman guides the novice through all the steps necessary to teach dogs almost 100 different behaviors, from basic obedience to housebreaking to tricks. Well illustrated and easy to follow.

This 200-page guide is available from amazon.com in both new and used copies at a range of prices. It was first published in 2001.

If you prefer a DVD, Karen Pryor did produce a good one Clicker Magic that shows how to get the timing right. Recommended.


Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dog Training

This book not only covers basic obedience, it throws in a few tricks in there. With wonderful photographs, this book is well put together and easy to follow.

They also have a little section in the top of each training page that goes over common problems with teaching a particular command. It really helps if your dog is being stubborn with a particular command.

Photographs show you how to train basic commands, socialize and housetrain your dog, and teach tricks and games.

Plus, you’ll learn how to manage problem behaviors, such as excessive barking, jumping up on people, destructive chewing, and more.

  • "Question & Answer" sidebars provide practical tips and tricks
  • Large color photos demonstrate how to correctly perform each task
  • Step-by-step instructions explain beginner to more advanced training techniques
  • Two-page lessons offer skills you can practice immediately
Highly recommended

New Complete Dog Training Manual

Perfect for new dog owners.

Veterinarian Bruce Fogle's book is written in a clear, concise manner with lots of pictures for reinforcement of instructions.

This 176-page book covers all the basics and is a great choice for adults or children with their first puppy.

The Manual shows you how to establish routines, implement commands, break bad habits, and train various breeds.

This is a beginner level book, however, and not the right choice if you are trying to rehabilitate a rescued dog or break him of a serious problem such as food guarding. Take a look at Cesar Millan or Don Sullivan for that.

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