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I am interested in pet books that you have found helpful in the care of your pets. I'd like book title and author and a brief review of why you like it or how it has helped you. I think it would be a great resource to have as a sticky at the top of this forum.

Please send your recommendations along to this forum and I will craft it into a sticky.
 

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Thanks Shannon. Can you go back and edit to add a little blurb under each book, telling what it's about. Just a sentence or so. And I can see that I will need to catagorize these. You gave all training or behavior type books. I'll have to catagorize them.

I am looking for anything about diet and nutrition, natural pet care, the relationship between human and dogs, training and development of pets.....those sorts of thing.
 

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The Idiot's Guide to Positive Dog Training by Pamela Dennison. Gives great ideas on how to be positive to your dog instead of yelling "bad dog" at him/her. Uses the clicker too much for my taste but that can be modified.
 

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Good Owners, Great Dogs by Brian Kilcommons
wonderful, common sense dog training. Lots of real life stories and humor.
Ditto. Just a great dog training book. I trained two rescues by his methods...they rehabbed very nicely.
 

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i can recomend some books for those interested in raw feeding or makiing their own petfood
and in canine/feline health.
Natural Nutrition for Dogs and Cats: The Ultimate Pet Diet by Kymythy Schultze... simple easy to follow guide to feeding your dog or cat a raw diet.
Raw Dog Food: Make It Easy for You and Your Dog by Carina Beth Macdonald... another good raw feeding book.
Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats... about pet health and how to prepair homemade natural petfood. dogs and cats.
Holistic Guide for a Healthy Dog by Wendy Volhard... my pet health go-to book. also has a good section on homemade dogfood.

and some dog training/behavior books:
How to Teach A New Dog Old Tricks by Dr. Ian Dunbar... the positive reinforcement book that every puppy owner should own. if i had to choose one training book, this would be it.
The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell... dog training from a behaviorist's point of view. very interesting book, it reads like a story rather than a textbook.
How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete... some people think that the training methods are old fashoned, but there is plenty to be gained from these books even if you dont follow all of their training rules.
Bones Would Rain From the Sky: Deepening Our Relationships with Dogs by Suzanne Clothier... about improving your relationship with your dog by learning their language.

good owners, great dogs is an excellent book as well.
 

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I can second two of kittyhead's recommendations -- the Scultze natural diet book and the Pitcairn one.

The one I would add that you'll never find in a bookstore is "Four Paws Five Directions" Total Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs by Cheryl Schwartz, DVM. Has to be special ordered. This has marvelous acupressure guides for treating all sorts of conditions and a VERY thoughtful, holistic way of looking at your animal's needs.
 

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I really enjoyed "The Dog Listerner." (i have to search for he author, will post back later.) It is a book teaching you how dogs think and how to better communicate to your dog. It centers around the idea that lots of behavior problems are based on the fact that the dog thinks he is the alpha in your house. It teahces you to take control in a non violent but effective way.
 

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COMPLETE HOLISTIC DOG BOOK....Jan Allegretti & Katy Sommers
Animal healers Jan Allegretti and Katy Sommers discuss natural preventive health care, including early socialization, environmental safety, nutrition, and the application of alternative therapies and allopathic medicine. A thorough grounding in homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine, and herbal remedies provides practical techniques for treating hundreds of common canine illnesses, injuries, and health problems. Also covering the special needs of older dogs, THE COMPLETE HOLISTIC DOG BOOK is a compassionate reference for animal guardians and caregivers, at home as well as in a clinical setting.

THE NEW NATURAL CAT- ANITRA FRAZIER
Holistic care, Grooming Tips, Solutions to common problems, Dangers in the home, Vets and vet care and an encyclopedia of over 40 common feline health problems

MUTTS... AMERICA'S DOGS - Brian Kilcommons & Michael Capuzzo
- A guide to Choosing , Loving & Living with our most popular canine Just a fun book about mutts, combinations of different breeds...good support of adopting rescues/mixed breed dogs

HOLISTIC GUIDE FOR A HEALTHY DOG- Wendy Volhard another great reference !
 

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Childproofing Your Dog : A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Dog for the Children in Your Life by Brian Kilcommons, Sarah Wilson

This was recommended by our trainer when we were having issues with our first dog, and it really helped us.
 

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The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete

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This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup.

The stages of puppy development
The decision to adopt a puppy
The right breed for you
Where to get a puppy
Finding a dog breeder
Preparing for your puppy's arrival
The first day at home
Learning to read your dog
A complete guide to basic training methods
Solutions to common puppy problems
Feeding, grooming and general care
http://www.dogsbestfriend.com/books/bk.html
 

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Originally Posted by PuppyFluffer View Post
I am interested in pet books that you have found helpful in the care of your pets. I'd like book title and author and a brief review of why you like it or how it has helped you. I think it would be a great resource to have as a sticky at the top of this forum.

Please send your recommendations along to this forum and I will craft it into a sticky.
Looks like this thread got started in 2005 and got stuck there. I think this would make a good sticky....

Oh, and I second "The Other End of the Leash" by Patricia McConnell. Best dog book ever!
 

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Looks like this thread got started in 2005 and got stuck there. I think this would make a good sticky....

Oh, and I second "The Other End of the Leash" by Patricia McConnell. Best dog book ever!
Yeah, a bunch of us have been begging for multiple stickies here for years....in particular I think we really need one on improper cat elimination, and animals and young children. It's really tough when the same question pops up over and over and over, and those of us here who are dedicated to helping others spend so much time over and over answering the same questions while it would be much more efficient to have those general Qs answered in a sticky.


I mean, why don't we have one on improper elimination, vaccinations, kids & pets, dog agression, etc.?
 

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I agree. Every now and then I get tempted to start a "MY CAT IS PEEING ON MY COUCH!" type sticky, but I don't know how to get things sticky-fied.

Anyone know the process of submitting a thread to be made into a sticky?

~Julia
 

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I agree. Every now and then I get tempted to start a "MY CAT IS PEEING ON MY COUCH!" type sticky, but I don't know how to get things sticky-fied.

Anyone know the process of submitting a thread to be made into a sticky?

~Julia
You know, I've started threads before that we talked about making into stickys, but it never happened. I wonder if a moderator would chime in. I would be happy to write up something with other people's input (in particular with cat elimination problems) again, but I'm not going to waste my time if it's going to get lost in cyberspace again...sigh.
 
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