All new expected puppy owners should be reading up on what to expect, how to train and what not to do before bringing you bring your new puppy home.  Below are a few suggested books and one review. 

Just about finished with all three books.  They each have their own different strengths, and I enjoyed all 3.  I thought the Horowitz book was very good on the ‘understanding’ of dogs and more on the ‘interpretation’ side of things.  I particularly enjoyed The Culture Clash.  Very practical/pragmatic with clear recommendations and easy to read.   The “Other End of the Leash” was good in that it contained real life examples that McConnell used to illustrate understanding behaviors and training techniques.  I thought you could clearly tell this was written by someone with a scientific background.   So...these were all excellent reads which has heightened my interest reading more.  Thanks Bruce

Great books to understand how the puppy thinks and how they understand our world:

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia B McConnell, PH.D. - This book is very informative, easy to read, funny personal stories, a page turner. One of my favorites.

The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson - Very informative in the understanding of how dogs think. How positive training will benefit you and your dog.

The Dog Whisperer by Paul Owens - lots of Yoga exercises, he's from CA, just skip those parts.

Monks of New Skete - This has been recommended. I've read the Art of Raising a Puppy, but this information is geared more towards breeding/whelping. Their first book, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend may be the book recommended. Review the latter and let me know.

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