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Recommended Reading


Because of the information I found through reading books and journals, I think it would be helpful to list some of them here. Whole Dog Journal was the publication that got me on the right track so I highly recommend it. Several of the other books listed below are sitting on my book shelf and I refer to them often. Other books and the CD come recommended by reputable sources. 
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Whole Dog Journal 


Unlock the natural secrets that trigger better behavior and improved health in your dog. Whole Dog Journal guides you step-by-step through the latest natural dog health remedies and positive dog training tips and techniques that are proven safe, gentle, and effective.


Whole Dog Journal will help you…

  • Choose the best grooming products and most nutritious foods for your dog
  • Solve annoying behavior and obedience problems with gentle training methods
  • Give your dog a healthy coat, free of skin problems and less shedding
  • Instantly recognize symptoms when your dog is sick
  • Strengthen the loving bond that exists between you and your dog

Companion for Dogs & Cats

by Amy D. Shojai

Is there an animal doctor in the house? Most likely, the answer is no. And when an accident or other emergency threatens your pet, every minute counts. Don't be unprepared! Learn:

* Basic first-aid techniques, such as cleaning a wound, making a splint, and performing CPR-- step-by-step!
* Which over-the-counter human medications can help-- or harm-- your dog or cat
* What to keep in your pet's medicine chest (many essential items are probably in your house already!)
* How to quickly pinpoint what's wrong with your pet, using the First-Aid Symptom Finder

Plus, you'll discover a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to more than 150 common-- and not-so-common-- injuries and conditions.

Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog: A Holistic Guide for Healthier Dogs

by Deva Khalsa

Improving the daily nutrition and long-term care of our canine companions is more important today than ever before, with contaminated dog food finding its way onto our grocery store shelves and harmful chemicals being released into the water and air. There has never been a better time then now to provide your dog with the natural, holistic care he deserves. In her new book, Dr. Khalsa's Natural Dog, innovative veterinarian Deva Khalsa shares her effective and integrated approach, which combines traditional veterinary medicine with nutrition, vitamins and minerals, and alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and homeopathy, to effectively manage serious canine health problems. Within this comprehensive guide you will find information on: * The facts about commercial dog food * Proper nutrition and how to feed your dog for optimal health * Supplements with herbs, vitamins, and minerals * Holistic strategies for preventing, managing, and treating health issues, including allergies, cancer, and diabetes * Remedies for special-needs dogs * Bonus: 50 healthy and tasty recipes--including doggy birthday cakes and much more!
Books by Pat Miller

Pat Miller has been a dog trainer for over thirty years. She is the founder of Peaceable Paws Dog & Puppy Training Center and is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is a leading proponent of positive dog training techniques, and her columns on training are read by thousands in publications such as Whole Dog Journal.
Books by Patricia McConnell

Patricia McConnell, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert applied animal behaviorist. Her company, Dog's Best Friend, Ltd., specializes in family dog-training and treating aggression in dogs, and she is an immensely popular speaker around the country. She is the co-host of Calling All Pets, an animal behavior advice show syndicated to a hundred public radio stations, and works daily with four dogs (three border collies and a Great Pyrenees) on her sheep farm outside of Madison.

Love Has No Age Limit - Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home

by Patricia MConnell, Ph.D. and Karen London, Ph.D.

The latest from Patricia McConnell and Karen London, this book should be attached to the collar of every newly adopted dog, five months and older! So here you are, right next to a new dog who just entered the house, and whose life history you know little or nothing about. Now what? How do you welcome an adult or adolescent dog into your home and incorporate this new individual into your family? This booklet is designed to help you ease the transition from "new dog " to " family member" by guiding you through the first steps of this new relationship. Love Has No Age Limit includes information on what to do as you enter the house, how to handle the first few days, what to do and what not to do as you get to know each other, and tips on everything from the car ride home to the first vet visit. It includes advice on training and a section on solving common behavioral problems to helps prevent the most frequent dilemmas that people encounter when adopting a new dog.

It's Me or the Dog: How to Have the Perfect Pet

by Victoria Stilwell

Canine expert Victoria Stilwell shows readers how to train their dogs out of even the most difficult and persistent bad behaviors. 
 

Victoria Stilwell is one of the world's most recognized and respected dog trainers. As the host of Britain's hit television series It's Me or the Dog and the founder of training schools on both sides of the Atlantic, she is known as much for her spunky attitude as for her caring, effective methods. Now, in her first book, Victoria shows how to tame even the most problematic dog. Simple, intuitive instructions and color photographs help dog owners not merely train their pets, but understand them -- so when a new issue arises, they'll be able to adjust their approach and nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. Throughout, she reminds owners that training isn't about imposing their will on a dog; it's about giving him the tools he needs to live in the human world. 



Through a Dog's Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion, Volume 1

Joshua Leeds

Music can soothe the savage beast¿including your dog! Millions of dog guardians have grappled with behavior problems caused by their dog¿s anxiety¿ from fits of barking when their beagle is left home alone to the nervous whimpering of their dachshund during a thunderstorm. Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds joins concert pianist Lisa Spector and veterinary neurologist Dr. Susan Wagner to create Through a Dog,s Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion; the first CD in a new series of music clinically proven to calm canine listeners.

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

by Sophia Yin


Does your puppy nip or jump? Have potty accidents? Or struggle when handled? This book will help you set your puppy on the path to being a polite, well-socialized, happy companion in just one week. In a simple, fun way, Dr. Sophia Yin tells the story of working with her dad's puppy, Lucy, to illustrate how you can train your puppy, too.

Dr. Yin's positive-reinforcement program leads to a strong bond between you and your pup from day one.


The Canine Thyroid Epidemic: Answers You Need for Your Dog

by W. Jean Dodds

If your dog is lethargic, losing his hair, gaining weight or suddenly becomes aggressive, perhaps the last thing you (or your vet!) would think about is his thyroid. Unfortunately, however, thyroid disorders can cause literally dozens of health and behavioral problems in dogs and frequently go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed. And the real tragedy is that most thyroid problems are treatable with the right medical care and a well-informed owner can often minimize the chance of a thyroid disorder occurring in the first place. Noted veterinarian Jean Dodds and co-author Diana Laverdure have done the dog owning public and their vets a great service by writing The Canine Thyroid Epidemic. The book is written in such a way to inform both the average dog owner and animal health care professionals about the ways in which thyroid disorders occur, can be prevented and treated.

Just Labs Magazine


Just Labs is the canine magazine devoted to the family Labrador Retriever, whether black, yellow, or chocolate. Every issue includes stories about Labs and their owners, pictorials, and articles on health, training, dog accessories, and equipment.
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