Student Resources: Recommended Reading

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Animal Training / Animal Learning

  • The Culture Clash, 2nd Edition, Jean Donaldson
  • How To Teach a New Dog Old Tricks, Ian Dunbar
  • Raising a Behaviorally Healthy Puppy, Suzanne Hetts & Daniel Estep
  • The Power of Positive Dog Training, Pat Miller
  • Don't Shoot The Dog, Karen Pryor
  • Exel-erated Learning: Explaining How Dogs Learn & How Best to Teach Them, Pam Reid
  • Psychology of Learning and Behavior, 5th Edition, Barry Schwartz et al.

Dog Behavior

  • Dog Language: An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior, 2nd Edition, Roger Abrantes
  • Dogs: A New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution, Ray & Lorna Coppinger
  • The Behavioural Biology of Dogs, P. Jensen (editor)
  • The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior and Interactions with People, James Serpell

Dog Behavior Problems

  • The Dog Who Loved Too Much: Tales, Treatments and the Psychology of Dogs, Nicholas Dodman
  • MINE! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs, Jean Donaldson
  • FIGHT! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression, Jean Donaldson
  • Dogs Are From Neptune, 2nd Edition, Jean Donaldson
  • Help! I'm Barking and I Can't Be Quiet!, Suzanne Hetts & Daniel Estep
  • Handbook of Applied Dog Behavior and Training, Volumes I and II, Steve Lindsay
  • Canine Aggression Workbook, 3rd Edition, James O'Heare

Evolution, Genetics, Cognition

  • The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins
  • Climbing Mount Improbable, Richard Dawkins
  • Comparative Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary and Ecological Approach, Rochard Maier
  • Dog Behavior, Evolution and Cognition, Adam Miklosi
  • The Dog and Its Genome, Elaine Ostrander et al. editors
  • The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture, Matt Ridley
  • Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior, Sara Shettleworth
  • The Moral Animal. Why We Are the Way We Are, Robert Wright
  • Evolution, boxed PBD DVD set

Critical Thinking, Intro Scientific Method

  • Dogs Bite. But Balloons and Slippers Are More Dangerous, Janis Bradley
  • Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins
  • Critical Thinking: An Introduction, Alec Fisher
  • Measuring Behavior: An Introductory Guide, Paul Marting & Patrick Bateson
  • Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan

Great source for books on every dog topic: Dogwise