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Recommended Resources: Dog Training and Behavior

You’ve already started your dog training journey on the right foot by reading through your book of tips and looking up additional resources here on our website. We can all get frustrated during training with our dogs — even experienced dog trainers with years of practice!

Learning is a process that takes time. But you’re setting yourself up for success by researching ways to make training fun and enjoyable for both you and your pup. Keep up the good work!

There is a ton of dog training information available and it can be hard to know if it’s from a reputable source. Below are a few more resources based on the latest behavioral research that can help you better understand how dogs think, how best to communicate with them, and how to continue your training journey with your puppy knowing that you’re on the right track!

Books about Dog Obedience Training:

zak-georges-dog-training-RevolutionZak George’s Dog Training Revolution

by Zak George and Dina Roth Port 

how-to-behave-so-your-dog-behavesHow to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

by Dr. Sophia Yin

training-the-best-dog-everTraining the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program Using the Power of Positive Reinforcement

by Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz and Larry Kay

the-puppy-primerThe Puppy Primer

by Patricia McConnell

101 Essential Dog Behavior Training Tips101 Essential Tips — Dog Behavior & Training

by Dr. Jason Nicholas


Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right

by Dr. Sophia Yin

Books about Dog Behavior and How They Learn

the culture clashThe Culture Clash

by Jean Donaldson 

the other end of the leashThe Other End of the Leash

by Patricia McConnell

decoding your dogDecoding Your Dog

by Debra F. Horowitz

Dog Training YouTube Channels

All Dogs Go to Kevin

Atta Pup!

Dog Training by Kikopup

Kristin Crestejo, CDBC

Simpawtico Dog Training

Training Positive

Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

Additional Resources

Decoding Dog Body Language Resource List

Puppy Socialization and Desensitization Resource List

Puppy Potty Log Downloadable Template

Choosing the Right Puppy Training Class

An Introduction to Clicker Training

Keep Your Dog Safe — 6 Important Behavior Skills

Alert Barking: The Dog Equivalent to "Get Off My Lawn!"

How Many Treats Can You Give Your Dog During Training

How to Use Dog Training Treats the Right Way

Dog Training Aversives: What Are They and Why Should You Avoid Them

How to Stop Your Dog from Door Dashing

How to Teach Your Dog the Emergency Recall

How to Teach Your Dog Drop It

How to Teach Your Dog Leave It

How to Speak Your Dog's Language