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Cat Behavior Books

  • Think Like a Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett

  • Starting from Scratch by Pam Johnson-Bennett

  • Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) by Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin

  • Cat Vs. Cat: Keeping Peace When You Have More Than One Cat by Pam Johnson-Bennett

  • The Fastidious Feline: How to Prevent and Treat Litter Box Problems by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. 

Books for All Dog Owners

  • The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson

  • The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller

  • Dog Friendly Dog Training by Andrea Arden

  • The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

  • Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor

  • Train Your Dog Like a Pro by Jean Donaldson (includes DVD)

  • How to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks by Dr. Ian Dunbar

  • How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves by Sophia Yin, DVM, MS


Books on Raising Puppies

  • OUR FAVORITE: Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog by Kenneth M. Martin, DVM and Debbie Martin, RVT, VTS, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

  • Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start Your Puppy Off Right by Sophia Yin, DVM, DACVB

  • The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Brenda Scidmore

  • Before & After Getting Your Puppy by Dr. Ian Dunbar - This book is available as a FREE pdf on


Adopting Adolescent & Adult Dogs

  • Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. and Karen B. London, Ph.D.

  • Successful Dog Adoption by Sue Sternberg

  • Do Over Dogs – Give Your Dog a Second Chance for a First Class Life by Pat Miller


Puppies/Dogs & Babies/Kids

  • Living with Kids and Dogs…Without Losing Your Mind by Colleen Pelar, CPDT

  • Raising Puppies and Kids Together: A Guide for Parents by Pia Silvani and Lynn Eckhardt (No longer in print, but available as an e-book)

  • Happy Kids, Happy Dogs by Barbara Shumannfang


Other Dog Books

  • Way to Go! How to Housetrain a Dog of Any Age by Karen B. London, Ph.D. and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

  • For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

  • The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training by Paul Owens

  • Positive Perspectives: Love Your Dog, Train Your Dog by Pat Miller

  • Positive Perspectives 2: Know Your Dog, Train Your Dog by Pat Miller

  • Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide by Barbara Aloff

  • On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

  • Play with Your Dog by Pat Miller

  • Play Together, Stay Together: Happy and Healthy Play Between People and Dogs by Karen B. London, Ph.D. and Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.

  • Off-Leash Dog Play: A Complete Guide to Safety and Fun by Robin K. Bennett & Susan Briggs

  • Chill Out Fido by Nan Arthur

  • Click to Calm: Helping the Aggressive Dog by Emma Parsons

  • Feeling Outnumbered? How to Manage and Enjoy Your Multiple Dog Household by Patricia McConnell & Karen B. London

  • Feisty Fido – Help for the Leash Reactive Dog by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.

  • Fight! A Practical Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression by Jean Donaldson

  • Help for Your Fearful Dog: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Your Dog Conquer His Fears by Nicole Wilde

  • Don’t Leave Me: Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety by Nicole Wilde

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