What are the best books about dogs and dog training?

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    #1Train Your Dog Positively

    Train Your Dog Positively
    Train Your Dog Positively: Understand Your Dog and Solve Common Behavior Problems Including Separation Anxiety, Excessive Barking, Aggression, Housetraining, Leash Pulling, and More! by Victoria Stilwell was originally published in 2013.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I would definitely recommend this for those who have dogs or simply curious about dogs! This book has well-researched facts on dog psychology that could help one crack the code!"
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    #2Before and After Getting Your Puppy

    Before and After Getting Your Puppy
    Before and After Getting Your Puppy: The Positive Approach to Raising a Happy, Healthy, and Well-Behaved Dog by Ian Dunbar focuses on the effective ways of training and taking care of puppies. This non-fiction book was published in 2004.
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    Kristian Lawson
    Written on April 16, 2019
    "Great book!"
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    #3Through a Dog's Eyes

    Through a Dog's Eyes

    Through a Dog's Eyes: Understanding Our Dogs by Understanding How They See the World by Jennifer Arnold is a non-fiction book published in 2010. This book discusses the relationship of dogs with humans, and how to effectively train dogs.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am not gonna say that this one is a good treasure for a dog-owner. It has a mixed information on what's true and what's not. This might only confuse a dog lover. 3 out of 5 stars for this one"
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    #4The Power of Positive Dog Training

    The Power of Positive Dog Training

    The Power of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller is a non-fiction book published in 2001. It focuses on a step-by-step guide regarding training your dogs, and it also provides tips to create a good relationship with dogs.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I have always been looking for that one book that would be comprehensive enough for me! This is a good book on training tips and exercises for your dogs and also good if thinking of training a service dog :D"
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    #5For the Love of a Dog

    For the Love of a Dog

    For the Love of a Dog: Understanding Emotion in You and Your Best Friend by Patricia B. McConnell was originally published in 2006. This non-fiction book highlights the importance of having a good relationship with man's best friend.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "to my surprise, I enjoyed reading this one! its not the typical informational book on dogs, but also an entertaining read that contains real-life experiences of the author with her dogs."
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    #6My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.

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    Johnny Hanson
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "My Sister's Keeper is not a good book for dog training. This story is more of a heartfelt recollection of a sisters Anna and Kate and the unselfishness in donating bone marrow to her sister suffering from leukemia. This books not really for dog training."
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    #7Light a Single Candle

    Light a Single Candle
    Light a Single Candle by Beverly Butler is the story of Cathy, who lost her sight at 14. Facing a different way of life, she found a return to a sense of independence after her training course with Judy, her wonderful guide dog.
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    Andrés Carrillo
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Light a Single Candle can be a good read for those interesting in hearing about dogs, but you should know what it is and what it is not before buying it. It is really not a book about how to train your dog or about dog behavior, but rather is more like a memoir. The healing power of dogs is one theme of the story, but certainly not the only one. It's clearly meant to be inspirational and narrative instead of instructive, which is fine, but just be aware of this."
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    #8The Other End of the Leash

    The Other End of the Leash
    The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs by Patricia B. McConnell was published in 2003. With more than 20 years of experience with dog training, the author highlights the human behavior when interacting with dogs.
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    Julia Caballero
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Other End of the Leash is an amazing dog training book! It has helped me train 2 puppies and it was very easy to follow!"
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    #9Maggie's Kitchen Tails

    Maggie's Kitchen Tails

    Maggie's Kitchen Tails: Dog Treat Recipes and Puppy Tales to Love is a cookbook and a collection of short stories written by Rosemary Adkins, Douglas Adkins, and Martha Char Love. It was first published in  2015. 

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    Julia Brooks
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This book is very wholesome, with great stories and recipes for dog treats so you can enjoy this book with your dog. I think this book will make a great gift to any dog owners. I think it's awesome that you can make treats for your dog at home so you know what goes in it, and you can even enjoy it as a human."
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    #10Ruffly Speaking

    Ruffly Speaking

    Ruffly Speaking is the seventh book in A Dog Lover's Mystery series by Susan Conant. This book was originally published in 1994. This is a mystery fiction book about animals and the like.

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    Gustavo Rubio
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Ruffly, a mutt who hears for the hearing-impaired, tunes into sounds no humans can hear when he and his owner move into the home of a recently deceased dog-lover--and amateur sleuth Holly Winter suspects murder."
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    #11Until Tuesday

    Until Tuesday

    Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him by Luis Carlos Montalván and Bret Witter is a nonfiction dog story which was published in 2011.

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    Christine Alvarado
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is a great book about a man and his service dog. It's not, however, a training book. "
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    #12Dixie Wins the Race

    Dixie Wins the Race

    Dixie Wins the Race is a picture book in the I Can Read Level 1 series. It was authored by Grace Gilman and illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers. It was released in September 2012 by HarperCollins.

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    Nancy Gonzales
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Perfect for beginning readers. It such a cute lovable story. Kids will love to read this book."
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    #13See Me Run

    See Me Run

    See Me Run is a children's picture book authored and illustrated by Paul Meisel. It was released in July 2011 and became a 2012 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor book. It is designed for first-grade readers.

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Best What are the best books about dogs and dog training
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Train Your Dog PositivelyBooks 41 Paid
2Before and After Getting Your PuppyBooks 38 Paid
3Through a Dog's EyesBooks 35 Paid
4The Power of Positive Dog TrainingBooks 35 Paid
5For the Love of a DogBooks 32 Paid
6My Sister's KeeperBooks 30 Paid
7Light a Single CandleBooks 24 Paid
8The Other End of the LeashBooks 20 Paid
9Maggie's Kitchen TailsBooks 19 Paid
10Ruffly SpeakingBooks 13 Paid
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