All new expected puppy owners should be reading up on what to expect, how to train, and what not to do before bringing your new puppy home. Below are a few suggested books.
by Molly Speckhardt
In Grooming Your Portuguese Water Dog, Molly Speckhardt explains in detail how to correctly trim this breed. Use Molly's extensive years and experience as a Professional Handler and All Breed Certified Master Groomer to equip you with the tools and know how to groom and maintain your Portuguese Water Dog like a professional.
by Verne K. Foster
In The Portuguese Water Dog: A Guide for the New Owner, Verne K. Foster shows you how you can help your PWD puppy put his best paw forward by getting him off to a good start. This book specifically addresses the unique behavior issues of the Portuguese Water Dog, a must for every PWD owner.
by Ebba Patrick
In Showtime for Ruffles The Portuguese Water Dog, Ebba Patrick writes about a Portuguese Water Dog's adventure in the show ring. Fun, colorful, and a wonderful book to share with children and grandchildren.
by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D.
The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends.
by Jean Donaldson
The Culture Clash has shaped modern dog training and ownership with its unique and scientifically sound recognition of the "cultural" differences between dogs and humans. Dogs can't read so you need to in order to really understand your dog.
by Paul Owens
In The Dog Whisperer, Paul Owens and Norma Eckroate offer more in-depth training with additional notes, tips, and problem-solving to make training even easier! It also includes updated material on power of non-force training, most effective gear for training, and new tricks.