There are more than 6.5 million dogs in Spain, which means there are many dog owners who enjoy the company of these faithful and furry friends. What’s better than a dog owner who cares about giving his faithful canine friend the education he deserves? To help you understand your canine friend a little better, we have talked to our Dog Trainer in Malaga to recommend the best dog training books that you can find on Amazon.
Do we really know how to live with and treat our dogs? Do we know how they think and act? As dog owners we think we know, but in most cases we don’t. Dogs have learned to live with us, to understand and love us, but it’s time to turn the tables and do the same for them with some of these dog training books.
Since the well-being and happiness of dogs and their families is the most important thing to us we have listed all the best dog training books in this article, which you can buy on Amazon.
Like a baby, the arrival of a new puppy at home is an exciting and happy moment. Having a puppy is amazing, but they can als give us many headaches and a good education is key to the future relationship with your dog.
There are many books about dog training for puppies, but our favorite one without a doubt is “The Art of Raising a Puppy”, a must-have book for any owner of a new puppy, written by The Monks of New Skete. Yes, you read that right, this dog training manual has been written by a group of dog-loving monks.
The whole book is full of tips on training and care to be given to puppies in order for them to adapt to their new home and above all to give them the best care during their first year of life. In short, The art of raising a puppy is one of the best dog training books that you can find and to which you can resort at all times.
If your dog is affectionate, obedient and doesn’t play tricks, maybe it’s time for him to learn how to do some tricks to keep his mind active and improve your relationship with him even more. We have talked to you before about how to teach and train a dog, but if you want to go deeper into the subject one of the best dog training books we can recommend is “101 Dog Tricks” by Kyra Sundance.
This dog training manual is the best guide to teach your dog literally every trick in the book. From color-coded guides to a classification according to their level of difficulty, prerequisites and much more. With this dog training book teaching your dog will be much easier.
The tricks in this manual range from a simple “sit”, “fetch” and “stay” to tricks that will surprise you and that you never thought your dog would have been able to execute them. Besides being very useful, this dog training book will also teach you how to keep all types of dogs, from puppies to adults, active and entertained. Don’t hesitate any longer and get one of the best dog training books to date, we know your dog is looking forward to it.
If you really want to get inside your dog’s mind to understand him, there is no better dog training book to find than “The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter Than You Think” written by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods. A book in which you can find answers to questions such as: “How do dogs understand us?” or “Do they know what every movement and gesture we make means?”.
We are not going to deceive you, this is one of the most complex dog training books to start with, but with which you will discover all the science behind the social behavior of dogs and all their abilities to understand not only our body language, but also the words we use to understand the human world around them.
From the motivations of our dogs, to their reactions and the way they understand the world. Dogs have a conception of themselves like us as human being’s. Impressive, isn’t it? With this dog training book we will learn many aspects about the personality of each dog and how the breed plays a fundamental role.
The previous dog training books on this list have focused on how to understand a dog, how to train him while he is a puppy and how to teach him some tricks. If you want the best dog training book to get you started in this exciting world, Karen Pryor’s “Reaching the Animal Mind: Clicker Training and What It Teaches Us About All Animals” is just what you’re looking for.
This dog training manual teaches us the use of the clicker, which added to a reward (such as a treat) will allow us to train our dogs always using positive reinforcement achieving amazing results. The methodology of this dog training book is based on the use of the sound of the clicker at the exact moment the dog does something right, so that the dog learns exactly which behavior we want him to repeat.
It is not an easy book to read, it requires dedication, practice and patience to perfect both the skills and obedience of our dog, as well as our skills as a trainer.
The last one on our list of the best dog training books talks about the communication style of dogs, offers great tips for you to communicate better with your pet and guides you through different guidelines so you can put them into practice on a daily basis.
“The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs” by Patricia B. McConnell is an enjoyable book that is a must read for any dog lover, as it is narrated from the point of view and experience of a person with whom you will quickly identify.
As owners of one or even several dogs, it can sometimes be difficult to understand how these animals sometimes pay attention to us and sometimes not, how they can be very affectionate or get along better or worse with other dogs and humans. McConnell answers all these questions and more in her book, bringing us much closer to the mind of these charming animals.
If you would like to read even more dog training books, we can also recommend you the following two books: