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Dog book recommendations?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by JordanRose, Oct 27, 2012.


  1. JordanRose

    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    Hello! I've always been a cat owner and have had rabbits for the last 2 years but have never had a dog (Mum's scared of them...). However, I have decided that at some point, a dog would be a lovely addition to my furry family :)

    I'm not one to go into things on a whim and I like to do lots of research first, so was wondering if anyone could recommend any dog care books? By that I mean books relating to everything to do with dogs- breeds, training, general care, illnesses etc.

    Thanks in advance! :D
     
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    I only read few books the ones i liked where
    Perfect puppy by Gwen Bailey it has a lot of information with training and carring for your dog (its good not only for puppy owners)
    And dont shoot the dog -helped me also with my child lol ;-)
    I also own dog bible by Kristin Mehus-Roe i refer to it a lot -there are qute few info on breeds , health etc
    All of the including dog bible i got from amazon (second hand ;-))
     
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    In addition to the above-

    The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson,

    On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas,

    Inside of a Dog (can't remember who it's by)

    In Defence of Dogs by John Bradshaw,

    Life Skills for Puppies (can't remember who that's by either)

    Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior & Evolution by Ray & Lorna Coppinger

    The Domestic Dog: Its Evolution, Behavior & Interactions with People, ed: James Serpell

    Karen Pryor's clicker training books
     
  4. JordanRose

    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    Wow, there's quite a few then! I'll start working down the list- thank you! :)
     
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    Shitzulover PetForums Senior

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    Gwen bailey books are good for training and puppy care. I'm in same position as you and books, google and this forum have been lifelines!
     
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    These^^^^ plus I have a zillion more but they are a starter for ten!! Life Skills For Puppies I really like - it's by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills.
     
  7. simplysardonic

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    So have I:eek: it's just unearthing them from my army of books (I will miss being able to use the excuse 'oh, but it's for college work' for buying books on animals)
     
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    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    You can never have too many animal books- I have all of the Vicky Hall cat books, indoor cat books, cat quote books and a cat encyclopedia.

    I also have the 'Stories Rabbits Tell' book, which is well worth a read (it's about the cultural significance of rabbits :eek:), as well as rabbit care books and I'm getting myself the Rabbitlopedia as I clearly need to know more :p

    Now, I'll be stocking up on lots of dog books, too. I find it really pays to do your research, I wish more people would before getting pets :rolleyes:
     
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    I need to invest in more cat & rabbit books, almost all of mine are well out of date (as in, books bought for me as a child!). I love anthrozoology type books & books on animals in history, legend & folklore as well
     
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    JordanRose Master of the Whingey Cat.

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    If you like history and folklore, this rabbit book is very much recommended:
    Amazon.co.uk: stories rabbits tell

    It's so interesting, and looks at how they're depicted in literature, paintings, modern culture etc.

    Yes, I am a big geek! :D
     
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    If you've a library nearby might be worth seeing what they have in, ours has an ok dog section then you can save pennies for the books you can't read for free.
     
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    (BAT book)Behaviour adjustment training book by grisha Stewart

    Control unleashed by Leslie mcdevitt. There is also a puppy programme version.

    Before and after getting a puppy by Dr Ian Dunbar
     
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