Books we like

Here is a selection of books that provide a variety of perspectives on training your dog, understanding your dog’s behaviour, and having a happy and healthy companion.  Click on the icon to read more about the book at New Zealand bookseller FishPond.

The Other End of the Leash

The other end of the leash, by Patricia B. McConnell

The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship withdogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.

The Dog's Mind: Understanding Your Dog's Behaviour (Howell reference books)

The Dog’s Mind: Understanding Your Dog’s Behaviour, by Bruce Fogel

How do dogs perceive the world about them? How do they see, hear, learn, relate to their owners? How large are their brains, what is their emotional makeup? Why do they suffer from stress and how can it be coped with? Over the last few years a substantial body of knowledge has been built up about the psychology of dog behavior. Combining more than twenty years of practical experience as a veterinary clinician with a personal knowledge and understanding of the latest international research, Dr. Bruce Fogle has written the most inclusive and relevant book on how the canine mind works.

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