Got a new furry family member? It’s important to train him as soon as possible — teaching him good behaviors and creating a strong bond between the two of you at the same time. Dogs, like children, need to be taught how to behave well inside and outside the house. They should learn some important skills to get away with their naughty behaviors that can result in a harmonious owner-dog relationship.
Training dogs is a challenging but rewarding task. Just like children getting honors in school, seeing your dogs follow instructions and learn new tricks can definitely make you feel proud. But how will you train your dog especially if you are a new fur parent? There are actually many dog training books that can help. These training books can teach you effective methods and techniques to control your dog’s behaviors.
TOP 5 BEST DOG TRAINING BOOKS
1) THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY
Getting a new puppy is always exciting but preparation should be done before you bring him home. This training book entitled The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition) is a classic bestseller that can help you prepare for the coming of your new fur baby. This book is written by the Monks of New Skete, America’s most trusted authorities on dog training — based on their real life experiences on training German shepherds and other dog breeds. Thus, it contains tips and tricks that are definitely effective in real life scenarios. This book is the dog training equivalent of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie — it’s that timeless.
2) THE PUPPY PRIMER
Puppies are cute little pets that can make a home livelier and happier. We gush over them because they are tiny, fluffy and cuddly. If you are planning to get a new one, you should first read the book entitled The Puppy Primer — a dog training book that is packed with positive reinforcement tips and tricks, special topics and more. Unlike other training books, this book is based on positive training methods which your dog will not just learn from, but also enjoy. The book is clear and concise with its information with an upbeat tone that will make you excited to try out its techniques.
3. ZAK GEORGE’S DOG TRAINING REVOLUTION
Training your dog is similar to teaching your kids to behave well. Teaching them good behaviour while they are still young can make your life easier in the long run. To help you train your new dog, this Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution book is a good read. This book contains useful tips and tricks that can build a better relationship with your dog. This book was written by Zak George, a well-known dog trainer and Animal Planet star. It teaches you about dog training from the ground up, from choosing the right pup for you to health care and other topics on caring for your dog.
4) THE POWER OF POSITIVE DOG TRAINING
Experiencing some puppy issues such as hyperactivity, chewing and nipping? These issues can be addressed by doing some house-training. This book entitled The Power of Positive Dog Training is a big help — a positive training tool that can help solve your dog dilemmas. This book was written by a renowned dog trainer who can help you understand your dog’s body language better and introduce advanced training concepts. It teaches the importance of observing and understanding your dog and training him accordingly. Every dog is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all method of training dogs. That’s what this book is all about.
5) HOW TO BE YOUR DOG’S BEST FRIEND
Having a furry companion at home has many psychological and physical benefits. They have a magical effect that can improve your life. If it is your time to become a dog parent, then, you must read this book entitled How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend. This classic training manual can help you understand a dog’s nature and distinct personality. Thus, it can make your house-training easier and more effective. Before you can ever train your dog properly, you must first become your dog’s best friend. It also talks about the importance of the role that the environment plays on the dog’s life.