17 Best Dog Training Books In 2017

March 30, 2017 robin


One of the key reasons for training a dog is to instill good manners and fixing bad habits. Can you imagine your dog begging from the table? The training also helps in improving the relationship between the pet and the owner. Dog training has been practiced for a long time, but the tactics have been changing from time to time. With advancement in science, modern dog training has been enhanced greatly where they can be trained to execute complicated tasks. To achieve this, you require the best training guide. These are some of the 10 best dog training books:


1. Team Dog: How to Train Your Dog–the Navy SEAL Way

Authored by former Navy SEAL Mike Ritland, he shares fifteen years’ worth of experience in professional dog training. The guide explains in simple and direct language the science behind the importance of having your dog trained professionally. He offers elaborate tricks and steps on how to achieve any level of obedience. Mike uses entertaining examples from his work with dogs on and off the battlefield to make the guide quite enjoyable to work with. Most of his training tips are borrowed from the Navy SEAL guide. With this book you will have your dog trained…..the Navy SEAL way.


2. How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days

The guide has been providing dog owners with training tips for almost twenty years. With changes in dog training methods and tactic over the years, Pets expert Shirlee Kalstone has revised this book to add value and life to it. The edition comes with fresh and incredible tips on how to housebreak your beloved pets in just 7 days. The guide is designed to work on any dog regardless their age – from puppies to those getting on in years. It offers an easy-to-follow plan on how to have your dog transformed into a dependable member of the family.



3. Dog Training For Dummies

Authored by Jack, Joachim, and Wendy Volhard, the book offers the pet owners with invaluable tips on how to select the best teaching tools for their dog. The guide helps the dog owner to identify unique personalities in their pets so as to select the right training method. The book strongly advocates for positive reinforcement as the most effective training tool. Whether you want to train the dog to sit or to master retrieve, this is the guide that will definitely work for you. Dog training has never been effective and fun as it is with the Dog Training for Dummies.

4. Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Daily Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

Authored by Cesar Milan and Melissa Jo Peltier, Cesar’s Way has been a great guide for dog training for a decade now. Published in 2006, the book has continued to gain popularity due to its unique and effective dog training tips and methods. Unlike other guides, Cesar’s Way tries to explain the basic psychological and behavior of the dog. It helps the reader get an understanding of what goes inside the dog’s mind and how to exploit it for effective training. The author shares some of his interesting cases with dogs and uses them to illustrate how they can be corrected. It’s an excellent dog training guide to go for.

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5. How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend: A Training Manual for Dog Owners

This is a few of the classic dog training books that have withstood the test of time having been originally published in 1978. But the new edition of “How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend” is rocking the market in a big way. With a fresh new design and photographs, it looks fantastic. New and modern information has been added, but it has also preserved some of the best features from the original classic. The book is authored by New Skete Monks who have earned impeccable internationally as breeders of German shepherds.


6. Decoding Your Dog: Explaining Common Dogs’ Behaviors and How to Prevent or Change Unwanted Ones

Choosing the most effective trainer or training guide for your dog can be a daunting task. Most of them might never produce the expected results. But with the Decoding your Dog book, you have one of the best science researched dog training guides. Borrowing heavily from the cutting-edge science research, this book provides some of the most efficient methods of training your dog. Authored by Debra Horwitz, John Ciribassi, and Steve Dale, the guide has based its arguments on the latest veterinary-approved training methods. It offers plenty of adaptable real life experience, and that makes it very easy for the dog owner to relate with.


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7. The Art of Raising a Puppy

This is another great book from by the Monks of New Skete. Raising a puppy is indeed one of the most challenging tasks for any dog owner. First published in 1991, the book has continued to rank among the bestselling puppy books in the market. Its new revised edition has put into consideration the new modern methods of raising a puppy while at the same time preserving the golden tips from the original classic. The updated version features chapters on adoption from the rescue center or shelter, canine health, raising the dog in an urban environment, best food and behavioral theory. It is a great guide for raising puppies especially for those it for the first time.


8. 101 Dog Tricks: Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog

This is one of the largest and best selling trick books in the world. The book comes in over 18 languages and sold more than half-million copies worldwide. The guide is beautifully designed with colorful photos for each trick and its steps. Though some may be complicated, the outcome is incredible. Kyra Sundance and Chalcy are the authors of this book.


9. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution: The Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Authored by Zak Georges, the book provides the readers with tips and tricks that help them to communicate and bond with their pet for easier training. The book helps in exploiting the unique traits of the dog and the energy level for quicker results and a happy pet. What has made Zak (a YouTube star and Animal Planet personality) popular is his new and unique approach to dog training. He makes the training easier, rewarding and fun with his tricks and tips.


10. Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

If you’re searching for a guide that will train your dogs out of bad habits, this is the book for you. Authored by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz and Larry Kay, the book provides a 5-week training program for both puppies and adult dogs. It will only take 10-20 minutes per day, and by the end of the fifth week, your dog’s bad habits will be fixed. The tricks are well illustrated in the form photographs thus making it easy for readers to understand.


Editor’s highly recommended dog training books:

11. Dog Training: The Smart Way: The #1 Complete

12. On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals

13. Dog Training: A Step-by-Step Guide to Leash Training

14.Fired Up, Frantic, and Freaked Out: Training Crazy Dogs from Over the Top to Under Control The Secret Language of Dogs: Unlocking the Canine

15. Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques

16. Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems

17. U.S. Military Working Dog Training Handbook


Source: AKC.Org



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