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Truth About Dogs : An Inquiry into the Ancestry, Social Proclivities, Mental Habits, and Moral Fiber of Canis Familiaris
by Stephen Budiansky
With originality and keen insight, Stephen Budianksy offers an unprecedented look into the evolution and psyche of man’s best friend. In The Truth About Dogs new evidence from behavioral science, archeology, neuroscience–and the Dog Genome Project–probes the unique relationship between Homo sapiens and Canis familiari.
Culture Clash
by Jean Donaldson
Dogs are from Neptune
by Jean Donaldson
The Social Lives of Dogs : The Grace of Canine Company
By Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas provided fascinating answers to the question “What do dogs want?” It turns out that more than anything, they want the company of other dogs. Now, in this frank and moving sequel, she explores how, despite this desire, they have beautifully adapted to life with their human owners.
Choosing & Caring for a Shelter Dog : A Complete Guide to Help You Rescue & Rehome a Dog
by Bob Christiansen
from the author: USED BY OVER 350 SHELTERS AND RESCUE GROUPS !!!! This book is used for humane education purposes and recommended by every reviewer including Library Journal. If your looking for a canine companion – read this book.
Second Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours into a First-Rate Pet
by Carol Lea Benjamin
This book is a great general reference on understanding rescue dogs and you can’t beat the price (under $10)!
Save That Dog: Everything You Need to Know About Adopting a Purebred Rescue Dog
by Liz Palika
“The first book to deal specifically with purebred rescue, the dogs, and the people involved, Save That Dog! explains what purebred dog rescue is and how it differs from shelter adoptions.” (Amazon)
The Adoption Option: Choosing and Raising the Shelter Dog for You
by Eliza Rubenstein, Shari Kalina
This book explains every step of the process of adopting a shelter dog and how it helps both the owner and the dog.
The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments and the Psychology of Dogs
by Nicholas H. Dodman
“In this fascinating book, Dr. Dodman tackles the most common and baffling of canine psychological disorders–aggression, fearfulness, and obsessive/repetitive behavior–and explains through engaging, often humorous, case studies his therapies to help both dog and owner. ” (Amazon)
Karen Pryor’s Don’t Shoot the Dog is a wonderful book for any animal owner. Ms. Pryor, of clicker-training fame, is a behavior modification expert who was a dolphin trainer for years. Now she offers seminars all over the country about clicker-training — what it is and how to do it. This book is about behavior modification: positive, neutral and negative reinforcement. She illustrates concepts and gives examples in easy-to-understand language. The principals of this book are simple to apply, and form the foundation for an effective training program.
How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend
by the Monks of New Skete
If you have ever wanted to understand your dog, read this book! It comes highly recommended from everyone who has read it.
The Art of Raising a Puppy
by the Monks of New Skete
Who doesn’t need a little help when it comes to raising a puppy? The same authors who brought you How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend now bring you this book on “bringing up baby.”
How to Speak Dog; Mastering the Art of Dog-Human Communication
By Stanley Coren
Coren demonstrates that the average house dog can understand language at about the level of a two-year old human.  He shows us that a great deal of real communication is possible beyond the giving and obeying of commands. How to Speak Dog not only provides the sounds, words, actions and movements with which we can effectively communicate with our dogs, but also deciphers the signs that our dogs give to us.  This book gives dog lovers the skills they need to improve their relationships with their pets.