Updated January 16, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Dog Training Books

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. 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 support our work. Skip to the best dog training book on Amazon.

10. Complete Guide to Raising the Perfect Pet with Love

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

8. Puppy Training for Kids

7. How to Behave So Your Dog Behaves

6. The Navy Seal Way

5. Cesar's Way

4. The Power of Positive Dog Training

3. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

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

1. Lucky Dog Lessons

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.


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Last updated on January 16, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away 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 hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.


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