The 10 Best Dog Training Books

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in January of 2019. There is nothing worse than having an unruly family pet, but hiring the services of a professional trainer quickly gets expensive. Luckily, these books can teach you everything you need to know to get the perfectly-behaved four-legged companion. Most of our selections are written in an easy to understand format, focus on positive methods, and contain concise instructions. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Lucky Dog Lessons

2. Training the Best Dog Ever: A 5-Week Program

3. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

Editor's Notes

January 13, 2019:

Not everybody looking for a dog training books needs the same thing. Some people want instructions on teaching the basics, like sit, stay, and come, while others want to focus on more advanced tricks, such as heeling, fetching, and walking backwards. There are also those who need to curb unwanted behavior. We made sure to include books to suit every need and for working with every type of breed, from the littlest teacup Chihuahua to a burly St. Bernard.

4. The Power of Positive Dog Training

5. Cesar's Way

6. The Navy Seal Way

7. How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

8. Puppy Training for Kids

9. Step by Step Activities to Engage, Challenge, and Bond

10. Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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