Introduction:Books abound about dogs, living with dogs, training dogs, feeding dogs--basically anything anyone has ever done with a dog has at least a book or two written about it. If your budget--and your shelf space--is limited, try these gems that are a valuable addition to any dog lover's library.
Patricia McConnell, PhD, is dog trainer, ethologist, and certified applied animal behaviorist. In this book, she discusses how to communicate with your dog in a way he'll understand, and how to establish your position as a benevolent leader.
Flaim's book provides insight and information on various modalities in the growing realm of alternative and complementary medicine. Topics include herbal medicine, essential oils, homeopathy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as nutrition, vaccination, and training.
In this information-packed book, Segal looks at the myths and realities of different canine dietary options and focuses on the concept that every dog is an individual, and should be fed as such. "K9 Kitchen" includes 60 diet plans and the NRC nutrient requirements for dogs so that you can develop your own dog's diet.
As in, if a dog's prayers were answered.... Subtitled "Deepening our Relationships With Dogs", Clothier's touching and heartwarming storytelling combined with sound advice shows you how to connect with your dog on a deeper level, and you are both the better for it.
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers' newsletter, "Chronicle of the Dog", features articles from the top experts in the fields of dog training and canine behavior. "The Dog Trainers Resource" volumes bring together more than 150 of these articles in a handy resource that isn't just for dog trainers, but for anyone who wants to better understand and communicate with their dog.
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